Staff

Jamie 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.
Jessica 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.

Emily Raiche
Emily comes to us from Minnesota, where she was trained at Larkin Dance Studio. Emily is in charge of the tap program at Studio L four 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.

Nicole 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.

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 Knicks City Dancer alumni!

Lynda Madison
A classically trained singer, actor and songwriter, with a B.A. in music and theatre arts from Scripps College, as well as additional training at HB studio and the Pasadena Playhouse. As an award-winning vocalist, Lynda has performed all styles of music and has been in numerous lead roles both in regional and national venues. She has been teaching and sharing her love for music and acting with children of all ages. Many of her students have gone on to roles on Broadway, national tours, TV and film, even an “American Idol” winner.

Marci 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.
Lorraine Sherba: Lorraine 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.

Rocky Smith
Rocky 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 winning 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 now dancing for the “Bad Boys of Dance.”
competitions. Recently, she choreographed ballroom pieces for a new Broadway musical – “Time, Romance, and Dance”.

Jill Casella 
Jill 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.
Tyler 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.

Geno Forliti
Geno 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.
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Michael Burke
Michael 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.

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