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Even as a small child I have always loved dance, I remember running around my house in a pink tutu and leotard while we were in the middle of a hurricane on Long Island.  My mom eventually signed me up for dance classes when I was 9 years old.  When I was not in class I was always choreographing new dances in my basement with my childhood best friend.  As the years went on I never stopped dancing.  I found out we were moving to Florida in 1994, my one request was that my parents make sure we move where they had a dance studio.  I continued dancing through out high school.  I was a member of the Oviedo Mane Attraction Dance Team and started my dance teaching career at 20 years old when I took over a middle school feeder team for Mane Attraction.  It was time to see exactly how well I am able to teach and choreograph.  My first competition routine placed 2nd at States in Florida.  It was confirmation for me that I was meant to have some type of career in dance.  In 1998 I started All-Star Dance Company, it lasted for 3 years starting with 28 dancers and ending with over 125 in two different cities in Central Florida.  Unfortunately life events happened and I had to stop teaching.  Dance has always been a part of me and someone told me that I would never be truly happy unless I followed my heart and danced again.  So in 2011 I decided it was time to start from scratch and run my company again.  It is not often someone gets a second chance at their dream so I am extremely thankful I have the opportunity to pass on my love for dance to others. All-Star Dance Company is getting ready to start our 8th season and planning our 7th recital!!

Courtney Englert

Dance Director/Owner- courtney@allstardancecompany.com

Vanessa is originally from northeastern Pennsylvania where she began dancing at the age of 2. Throughout her studio years training, she  won countless regional and national titles and special awards at multiple well known dance competitions; as well as student taught and eventually taught and choreographed for classes of her own.  Vanessa was a member of the “Lil Torches” and “Knicks City Kids” where she danced in Madison Square Garden for the WNBA NY Liberty and NBA NY Knicks professional basketball teams. Throughout her time dancing with these teams, she also had the opportunity to perform on Good Morning America and in the center of Times Square. After high school, Vanessa furthered her education in Dance at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in fine and performing arts. From there, she moved to Orlando, FL and worked in entertainment for the Walt Disney World Company. Vanessa’s true passion is teaching dance in all genres to our younger generations. She wholeheartedly believes in each and every one of her students and hopes to surround them with the same love and happiness that dance has brought her all these years. She has been teaching and choreographing for over 13 years and is very excited to now be a part of the All-Star Dance Company’s faculty. 

Vanessa Hershock

Dance Instructor

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Fallon has been dancing for over 15 years with experience in competitive and ballet training. She first started dancing at the age of 2, and began competing at the age of 7 in jazz, contemporary, ballet, tap and lyrical. While competing, she has won various awards and scholarships through competitions such as Starpower and NYCDA including a triple threat award and a full scholarship to NYCDA's summer intensive where she expanded her horizons in different styles of dance. She then began her ballet career at the academy of dance arts in Red Bank New Jersey where she was trained in RAD technique and then  performed with the Company of Dance Arts in ballets such as The Nutcracker, Cinderella and  The Wizard of Oz. She then moved on to train with the world renown Joffrey ballet school in New York City where she studied pointe, pas de duex and modern in Martha Gram technique, contemporary and continued classical ballet training. Fallon then moved into the ballroom scene as a growing professional in both American Rhythm and Smooth categories. She has competed in all three styles and won various awards in American rhythm working alongside professional coaches such as Tony Dovalani. She then became a certified ballroom instructor for Fred Astaire and continued to perform in their company. Fallon has taught at various award winning studios in New Jersey for 8 years; educating both recreational and competitive dancers. Now, she continues to train students in ballet, pointe, contemporary, jazz, modern, hip-hop, acrobatics and tap and share her love of dance with her students! 

Fallon Beato

Dance Instructor

Devin was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA and has been dancing since a young age. She grew up dancing in studios, took classes and joined the dance team at her high school, becoming versatile in many styles and finding her love of jazz dance. In 2015, she graduated from CSU Dominguez Hill with honors with a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts: Dance, where she also had many opportunities to find her love for teaching and choreography. She has taught many styles at multiple studios in the LA and surrounding areas. Devin has worked for the Walt Disney Company at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California doing many shows, parades, media, special events and holiday enhancements, as well as multiple performance contracts with Disney Cruise Line. She is super excited to trade in her sea legs for land legs & return to teaching, this time with All Star Dance Company!

Devin Hyde

Dance Instructor

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Monica was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas and began dancing at the age of 4. She grew up competing with her studio, as well as performing in several ballets as a guest dancer with a local ballet school. She later joined the drill team at her high school, taking part in one of the biggest traditions in Texas and performing at the Cotton Bowl. In 2019, Monica graduated with honors from Stephen F. Austin with a Bachelors of Science degree in Dance Performance and Choreography. Over the years, she has trained in many styles such as ballet, tap, jazz, various modern techniques, pom and high kick. Now, Monica works for the Walt Disney Company and as a seasonal performer at Universal Orlando Resort. She is thrilled to be with All-Star Dance Company and share her love of dance with her students!

Monica McNew

Dance Instructor

Jenna Espinoza was born and raised in Kansas City, Kansas where she danced recreationally and competitively for 16 years. During middle school and high school, Jenna completed the Teacher Training Program at Sarah’s Studio of Dance, and began teaching her own classes at 17. After high school, she continued her training at the University of Kansas under the direction of Jerel Hilding, James Moreno, Michelle Heffner-Hayes, and Patrick Suzeau. During her time at the University of Kansas, she performed with the University Dance Company and was awarded the opportunity to perform in Chicago. After her graduation in 2020, Jenna moved to the Orlando area where she plans to continue teaching and performing

Jenna Espinoza

Dance Instructor

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Taylor Lariz was born and raised in Key West, Florida and began dancing at the age of two. She grew up taking dance classes at Kari's Dance Factory. She took ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical, and hip hop. Her favorite styles of dance are lyrical and hip hop. Taylor began teaching classes at Kari's in 2015. She joined her high school dance team in 2017 and became the Captain her senior year. She is currently enrolled at The University of Central Florida working towards her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. Taylor has taught many styles of dance to kids of all ages. During her free time she enjoys going on the boat, reading books, and spending time with her friends and family. She is excited to share her passion of dance with her future students!

Taylor Lariz

Dance Instructor

Hannah has been dancing for over 15 years. Early in her dance career, she was a part of ASDC Starlight Competition Team . Later she competed with Windermere High School Dance Team where they were, at the National level, ranked Top 10 in Pom, Jazz, and Hip Hop. She is furthering her dance training by partaking in the Valencia College Dance Program this Fall and hopes to dance for UCF in the following years. Dance has been the biggest part of her life; from the friendships she made to the love of the sport - she can't wait to teach some amazing students and watching them grow in her favorite sport.

Hannah Oestreich

Dance Instructor

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