Staff

 kelleyKelley Larkin (owner)

comes from the nationally proclaimed Larkin Dance Studio lead by her mother Shirley Larkin in Minnesota. Kelley began as a professional danKelley Larkin (owner) cer and moved on to be a leading teacher/choreographer in the dance world. She began her illustrious career at RHPAC in 1986 where she created what is now known as the award winning “Larkin Dancers”. Kelley’s students have prospered in many areas of the entertainment industry which includes Broadway, Disney, TV, Film, commercials and nationally ranked college dance teams. She continues to provide our Studio L Dancers with many great opportunities in the entertainment industry.

Danielle Larkin (owner)

joins Kelley from Larkin Dance Studio in Minnesota. Danielle has lead our dancers and the company for the past 10 years. She has danced with Stevie Wonder, Gloria Estefan, Savion Glover, has been in TV Commercials and has been granted numerous awards for her choreography.

JamieJamie Gallo

Born in Plymouth, Michigan. Jamie started dancing at age 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.

nicole gNicole Guidetti

Currently a top professional dancer 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 NYC Knicks Dancers. She has guest starred on “Law & Order: SVU” and performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

genoGeno Forliti 

has been teaching dance for over 25 years. He has worked with Star Power, Dance Educators of America, Dance Olympus, Dance Masters, NAADA, Dance Magic and many more. He also has taught countless workshops & seminars in the U.S, Canada and London. His students & choreography have won some of the highest acclaimed awards and many of his students have also been featured on prestigious stages including Broadway, Star Search, SYTYCD and many other television movies/shows. Geno himself, has been seen on commercials for Dairy Queen, Wendys, Mcdonalds, MTV, Body Glove, British Knight Tennis shoes to name a few…and was also a Grand Champion on Star Search. Geno has performed with such names as Ben Vereen, M.C. Hammer, Vannessa Williams, Prince and other Stars in his repertoire.

Nicole LaGuardia

Danced under the instruction of Kelley and 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 Sports Illustrated’s Cheerleader of the week and is a former Knicks City Dancer!

JessJessica Fernandez

Born in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Jessica started dancing at 3 years old. She turned professional with the Miami City Ballet at the age of 14. At 18, she became a soloist with ballet Gamanet and 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 such as Pitbull and NERD.

TylerTyler Glovin

has been dancing under the direction of Kelley and Danielle Larkin for twelve years. In his dance career he 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 the newest member of the Studio L Staff.

emilyEmily Raiche

  comes to us from Minnesota, where she was trained at Larkin Dance Studio. Emily is in charge of the tap program at Studio L for our competitive team. Along with teaching, Emily is 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.

jillJill Casella 

grew up dancing under the instruction of Kelley and Danielle Larkin. Jill is a recent graduate of Muhlenberg College where she earned a B.A. in Media and Communications and Dance. She has had extensive experience teaching young children over the past four years and was a dedicated member and captain of Muhlenberg’s Hip Hop Dance Team. Jill is a teacher of our recreational program as well as our competitive team. She is glad to be back and a part of the Studio L staff.

marciMarci Kyme

Graduated from the University of Miami with a BA in Management and a Minor in Marketing. She was the Vice President of the New York Health and Racquet club for 15 years. After working in Manhattan, she went on to open her own design store for 10 years. Marcy now works as our office manager.

mikeMichael Burke

has been a gymnastics instructor for over 25 years. Michael has been a clinician for State & Regional seminars in addition to his safety certification training in the Midwest area. He has worked with students on the Junior Olympic team and has judged gymnastics at the National & Junior Olympic levels for over 13 years. Mike has judged for Dance Competitions in the upper Midwest area during the past 4 years. He has also taught at numerous dance workshops in Minnesota, Wisconsin and the East Coast. Michael has instructed for many award winning dance schools, helping specialty tricks, creative combos and acro skills in dancers routines. He specialized in tumbling during his gymnastics career & was sought after by Cirque du Soleil. He has performed on stage in numerous musicals and competitions.

sharonSharyn Riffel

comes to us with over ten years dance instruction and administrative experience. She studied dance at SUNY Brockport and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Arts with a Dance Concentration from Ramapo College, as well as growing up dancing and being trained under Christy Kugler, Oscar Ruge, Irine Fokine, and Garth Fagan to name a few.  Aside from teaching she has also choreographed several musicals for Suffern High School from 2007 through 2012. While, dance has always been Ms. Riffel’s first passion, her latest is aerial dance and aerial yoga.  Ms. Riffel continues to expand her knowledge, training and experience throughout New York and New Jersey, to enhance herself and her students.  She has been an aerial dance and aerial yoga instructor for two years now.

 

johnJohn Salvatorelli

A songwriter who has been writing from a young age. He has an extensive knowledge of the recording studio along with creating, writing and producing music groups who have performed for Radio Disney. He also has a professional background in video production. John teaches our Glee classes and is our director of performing arts for our live shows and music videos.

(Not Pictured) Lorraine Sherba:has been a competitive dancer and gymnast since the age of five. She was a member of The New Generation Dance Company and Imperial Gymnastics team and has received many successful awards throughout her career. Lorraine is in charge of our Acro program and has been a great addition to our Studio.

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