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STAFF

DIRECTORS

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Angela Thompson

Miss Angie has been dancing since she was five years old. Over the years, she has had many wonderful opportunities studying dance under her mothers dance studio Terry Fyke Studio of Dance. She is proud to call that same studio her own since 2018, with Stilla Dance. She has had the opportunity to perform on many stages in her lifetime, most notably several stages at Disney World! In January 2021, she had the lifelong goal to take her performance team to perform on the Disney World stage under her direction! 

While Miss Angle has studied all styles of dance, tap quickly became her passion! As teacher and director she has won several choreography awards over the years, as well as many other awards at local competitions. She continues to study tap with local master teachers, as well as continuing her dance education online.

During the day, Miss Angie works as a freelance Graphic Designer, and owns/operates a t-shirt printing company. She lives with her husband "Mr. Tim" and her daughter Emily.

"I believe that you are never too old to start something new, or to continue to pursue your passions in life!"

Jena Morey

INSTRUCTORS

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Maggie Dzina

Maggie is so excited to be joining the Stilla Dance Staff! Maggie is originally from Dallas, Texas where she began dancing at age two. She attended Booker T. Washington HSPVA, one of the top arts magnet high schools in the country where she studied primarily ballet and modern dance. She currently attends Nazareth College where she is a musical theater major! Maggie's passion is musical theater dance and hopes to dance on Broadway in the future.

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Kennedy Light

Miss Kennedy has been teaching dance for 5 years now, and has a background in gymnastics, cheerleading, and musical theatre. She has choreographed a number of children's musicals, as well as the Five Point Performance Company, through Terry Fyke's Main Street Players. As a member of the Rush-Henrietta varsity cheer team from 2014 to 2017, she earned a number of team awards including Division I Sectional Champion (2016) & Class AA Monroe County Champion (2016, 2017), as well as personal awards including First Team All County (2017) & Eddie Meath All-Star Team (2016). Miss Kennedy also cheered for two years at SUNY Brockport, where she graduated in 2021 with a B.S. in biology. Miss Kennedy is currently pursuing a Masters of Public Health at the University of Rochester.

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Ashlyn Tucker

Ashlyn has been dancing since she was two years old. Throughout her training she has gained experience in ballet, jazz, musical theatre, hip-hop, pointe, tap, ballroom, and more. She also loves theatre and has been in many musicals. Ashlyn recently graduated from Grove City College with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a Concentration in Special Education and the Arts. During her time at college she participated in their dance troupe, Orchesis and choreographed many musicals. Outside of Stilla, Ashlyn will be teaching 2nd grade as well as teaching at Terry Fyke Main Street Players. She is very excited to be part of the Stilla team!

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Alexis Waite

Alexis has been teaching dance to young children for over 5 years and dancing herself since the age of 12. She holds a bachelor’s degree in childhood education from SUNY Geneseo. Alexis specializes in teaching toddler through elementary aged classes, where she pairs her passion for working with little ones, her knowledge of child development, and her love of music and movement into creative choreography in a fun and welcoming atmosphere that inspires the youngest of dancers.

Cara Weinman

Cara Weinman is originally from Dayton, Ohio where she began dancing at age 3 with South Dayton Dance Theatre focusing over the years in ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary, and tap.  At age 16, she attended the School of American Ballet at Lincoln Center in New York City on scholarship and fell in love with NYC. Cara stayed in NYC to pursue a degree receiving a BFA in dance from SUNY purchase college where she studied ballet, modern, and other styles intensively under world renowned teachers/choreographers. After college, Cara danced with professional modern and ballet companies throughout NYC, and taught dance full time at Ballet Academy East, and Brooklyn Dance Project to name a couple.  Cara has been teaching dance for over 15 years and loves teaching all ages and styles! She has recently moved to the Rochester area from New York City where she lives with her husband and three young daughters. 

SUBSTITUTE INSTRUCTORS

Allison Gunderson
Maleda Herrera
Abby Hogan
Maddie Hogue
Colleen Stefano

Mission Statement

Stilla Dance is a studio based in Scottsville, NY. At Stilla Dance, our goal is to inspire and nurture creativity in each student we have the privilege to teach. We offer a wide range of dance styles for ages 2 to adult including: Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Adult Fitness classes.