Danced under the direction of Kelley & Danielle Larkin. Nicole attended Arizona State University where she earned her B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies. She spent four years on the nationally ranked Sun Devil Dance Team, two of which she was captain. She has danced in the Superbowl XLII Halftime Show, was featured as Sport’s Illustrated Cheerleader of the Week, is a Knicks City Dancer Alumni, and recently dancer for the TV show: Lip Sync Battle.
Jessica Fernandez was born in Pembroke Pines, Florida. She started dancing at the age of 3 and turned professional with the Miami City Ballet at the age of 14. She has performed Principle, Soloist, & Corp de Ballet roles in the Nutcracker, The Firebird, La Fille Mal Gardee, Coppelia, Paquita, Don Quixote, and Esmeralda to name a few. She received the Gold Medal Award at “The American Ballet Competition/2004” and was a Finalist at “The New York International Ballet Competition/2005”. At 18, she became a soloist with Ballet Gamanet & Miami Contemporary Dance Company. Jessica then went on to be a part of the Top 20 on ” So You Think You Can Dance.” After touring with SYTYCD, Jessica toured with Shakira. She has performed with many artists since then including Pitbull & NERD.
Born in Plymouth, Michigan; Jamie started dancing at the age of 5. She has been trained by many well-known choreographers along with traveling and assisting them around the area. She has performed in pre-shows and halftime shows for the Detroit Pistons basketball team as well as appeared on the show Extreme Forensics on Investigation Discovery. Jamie teaches our recreational program, as well as our competitive team.
Emily Raiche comes to us from Minnesota, where she was trained at the Larkin Dance Studio. Emily is in charge of the Tap Program at Studio L for our competitive team. Along with teaching, Emily is the head of the music department and is in charge of editing, mixing and mastering all of the music for the studio. Aside from dance, Emily was recently licensed as a registered nurse for the State of NJ.
Chelsea Marie was born in Exton, Pennsylvania and has been dancing since the age of 3. She is a graduate from Montclair State University with a BFA in Dance and is certified as a Dance Educator by the NJ Department of Education. Chelsea has trained in programs with The Joffrey Ballet School, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, and Dana Foglia Dance. She has performed in concert works by Bill T. Jones, Sean Curran, and Larry Keigwin and has danced commercially for Todrick Hall, RK Davis, Janelle Cambridge, and Nicole Guidetti Serapiglia.
Tyler Glovin has been dancing under the direction of Kelley and Danielle Larkin for 13 years. In his dance career has has been on TV shows such as Jack’s Big Music Show, The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and America’s Got Talent. Tyler has performed at halftime shows for the New York Mets, New York Knicks, and the Brooklyn Nets. Since graduating in 2013, Tyler has been managing our Boys Program and is very excited to start his dance career as a full time Studio L Staff member.
Rocky Smith was born in New York City and started dancing at age 3. He trained for five years at the School of American Ballet and then became an award wining dancer instructed by Kelley and Danielle Larkin. He has made appearances in movies such as Finding Forester and The Perfect Holiday and has performed with various artists including the Jonas Brothers and Melissa Gorga. Rocky is signed to Clear Talent and has also toured the world with the “Bad Boys of Dance.”
Nicole Guidetti Serapiglia is currently a top professional dancer and budding industry choreographer with a long career of notable performances including: P. Diddy, Beyonce, Ashanti, Black Eyed Peas, Gwen Stefani, Mario Vazquez, Ricky Martin, Lil’ Eddie, Thalia, Sean Paul, Smashmouth, Musiq, and the New York City Knicks Dancers. She has guest starred on “Law & Order: SVU” and performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon as well as assistant choreographed for multiple seasons of the hit show, “Lip Sync Battle”.
Nicole Guidetti Serapiglia
Rachelle Rak’s Broadway Credits include Catch Me If You Can, Fosse, The Look of Love, Thou Shalt Not, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Oklahoma!, and Cats. She has choreographed for Norwegian Cruise Lines, Lifetime TV’s Dance Moms, the annual Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Benefit Broadway Bares, and much more. She staged Cheyenne Jackson’s Carnegie Hall concert, and choreographed for the web series on Broadway.com, I Love Rak and Roll. Rachelle is featured in the documentary Every Little Step (The Making of A Chorus Line). She was a guest on Dance Moms and is the newest judge on Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition on Lifetime.