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!!
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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.
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!
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!
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!
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
Holly Maddock is choreographer from Long Island, New York. She trained at the American Ballet Studio, where she was a member of the American Dance Theatre of Long Island. There she performed annually in Clara’s Dream: The Nutcracker, Long Island Dance Consortium, and various other events. Holly was a featured guest artist at Dance Fever, the Long Island Fringe Festival, and the Long Island Ballet Competition Gala. A graduate of Long Island University, she holds a BFA in Dance Studies and received the Dolores Maickel Bardof Award for Excellence in Choreography. After LIU, Holly started the Praevado Dance Collective in 2014, choreographing and performing in numerous cities along the east coast. Holly has set work for the Praevado Dance Collective and various other dance companies including VLDC - Long2, DanceWorks New York City, and the Post Concert Dance Company. She has shown work at Symphony Space, Ailey CitiGroup Theatre, The Kaye Playhouse and has participated in several RAW: Natural Born Artist events. Her choreography for “Array” was the winner of the Arts Lab Series Video Dance Challenge. With a big Musical Theatre background - Holly has worked for various Community Theaters and high schools on Long Island. Directing and choreographing multiple projects including Legally Blonde The Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Beauty and the Beast, etc.. - she was the original choreographer for the workshop of “Daniel: An Ordinary Tragedy”.
After 10 years of teaching in New York, Holly is moving to Florida and is excited to be a part of the dance community in Orlando. She looks forward to sharing her knowledge and passion for dance with the students of All-Star Dance company.