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Certified Acro-Dance Adjudicator: Founding Member ADTA
Acrobatic Arts Certified- Module 1
Broadway Dance Center Pro Sem. Alumni Summer 2021
Certified Kids Yoga Instructor (ages 2-12)
DEA Member: Performing Arts
USA Gymnastics Member
Miss Theresa Shine has been passionate about dancing and acrobatics since a young age. She graduated from Southern CT State University, obtaining Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and French. She is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Psychology: Expressive Arts Therapy at California Coast University. In addition, she holds the dance titles of, “Senior Miss Power of Dance of Springfield, MA 2013” and "Young Adult Miss Spirit of Dance of Sturbridge, MA 2020" both in Contemporary-Acro as well as a certificate of dance training from American Dance Experience in Hamden, CT. Miss Shine has studied the styles of Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Acrobatics. In 2010, Miss Shine received the honor of performing in a Las Vegas show and title pageant earning 10th place in the nation for “Teen Miss Dance of Las Vegas”.
Miss Shine is an active member of the New York City and Connecticut dance communities taking part in cabaret performances, music video projects and numerous auditions, including a brief appearance on the popular TV show, So You Think You Can Dance in season 11. She is the current theater choreographer for East Shoreline Catholic Academy in Branford, CT and has also choreographed various dance routines for elementary students at Ross Woodward Magnet School in New Haven, CT (2018). Miss Shine has also competed for New Era Gymnastics, Hamden High Gymnastics Team (co captain), and most recently, Yale University Club Gymnastics Team qualifying for NAIGC Nationals Floor Exercise finals in 2019.
Performance Credits: NYC's The West End Lounge 2017-2019, Connecticut's We The Heroes Ball 2018, NYC's Broadway Dance Center Student Showcase 2019, PRIDE New Haven 2019, LipGloss Crisis Productions ft. The State House Cabaret 2019-2020, Troupe 429 Norwalk, 2018-Present, Deucebug Productions, 2021
Choreography Credits: East Shoreline Catholic Academy 2022-Present
DEA Member: Performing Arts
Miss Kate has been both dancing and teaching dance for over 25 years. She started out at Myra's School of Dance in Hamden, CT. Upon graduating dance school, she went on to perform with The Judith Nilsson Ballet Company in Hamden, CT. Miss Kate had the honor of receiving an outstanding tap dance award, as well as placing in various competitions for Dance Educators of America and Dance Masters of America.
Throughout her teaching experience, Miss Kate has always emphasized Ballet technique. She has a strong background in Ballet, Tap, and Jazz dancing. Her past classes have focused on pre-teen and teen dancers both competitive and non-competitive. She also was the head of the arts department at First Congregational Church in West Haven, CT teaching Liturgical Dance.
Miss Kate holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Financial Accounting from The University of New Haven, in West Haven, CT. She also holds nine years experience in International Marketing
Our Jazz teacher for Cosmic Super Starz and Thursday Substitute for Ballet and Tap dancing.
Miss Jamie has been dancing for over 15 years and is a graduate of American Dance Experience. She is currently in her senior year at Central CT State University, studying Elementary Education. Jamie also is a former member of the CCSU Dance Team. Her favorite styles of dance are Tap and Jazz.
Our Saturday Substitute for Jazz and Acrobatics.
Miss Marisa has 24 years of dance experience and has been teaching for 4 years. she grew up dancing at Wendy's School of Dance and attended Lafayette College. At Lafayette, Marisa was the dance team captain for 2 years, as well as a member of the Lafayette College Dance Company. Here she choreographed various routines in Tap, Jazz, and Irish Step for their Dance Company Showcases. Besides dancing, Marisa is a 3rd grade teacher who loves to hike and watch Disney movies!
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Our Saturday substitute for Jazz and Acrobatics, plus Adult Fitness Instructor
For 15 years Miss Robyn has brought the latest in fitness, dance and entertainment to the shoreline. She holds over 28 years of experience in the fields of fitness, dance and entertainment. With special certification in women's fitness, hormonal issues and personal nutrition. Committed to creating safe, quality, effective workouts in an ever-evolving industry. Miss Robyn's dance career began at Gloria Jean's Studio of dance at the age of 4. She has choreographed for both original and school productions, served as talent director for local elementary schools and has choreographed dozens of weddings.
CPR & First Aid Certified
Meet Miss Nikki, our costuming and customization assistant! She has been crafting for years designing banners, shirts, and custom gifts alike. She will be helping rhinestone all of our starz's costumes. Miss Nikki also has experience in the nursing industry. She currently works as a PCA in the Yale New Haven Healthcare system & is studying to become a Registered Nurse.