Our Staff

Stasia Bahring
Ballet, Pointe

Stasia is a recent graduate with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. With two undergraduate degrees consisting of a BA in dance with a performance concentration and a BS in biology, she also holds world-recognized certifications to teach the Cecchetti method of ballet levels I-VI. Her dance education continues through attending professional workshops yearly through the Cecchetti Council of America, as well as the American Dance Festival, Paul Taylor's summer intensive and Amy Marshall's summer intensive. She has performed in the Phili Fringe festival, Cool New York Dance Festival, at the Kennedy Center and for many years on the Stockton stage in spring concerts, choreoprojects and gala's. Also, her modern choreography has represented Stockton College at two ACDGFA conferences.

Kristi Deren

Kristi has been teaching tap for 14 years. She began her extensive dance training in tap, ballet and jazz at Jennifer's Dancin Studio with Jennifer Harris when she was 6 years old and remained there for 10 years. She has also studied dance at Steps NYC, Encore Dance Studio and ballet with Phyllis Papa. Later, while working on her Elementary Education degree at Stockton College, she began teaching tap and competition classes at The Rehearsal Hall, Inc. and continued her training under Verna Pharo Yezo, a former Radio City Music Hall Rockette. Kristi has won many competitions for her award winning choreography. Kristi is a former NJ Starlet and has appeared in the televised show "Al Albert's Showcase" and two March of Dimes specials. She has also performed with the Atlantic Contemporary Ballet in the "Nutcracker" and in "Pipin" at the Surflight Theater. She danced with the Delbert Anderson Dancers at the Sands and Merv Griffin Resort's Casino. Kristi is the Artistic Director of the Summer Dance Enrichment Workshop sponsored by the Stafford Township Education Foundation. Kristi is presently a fourth grade teacher at the McKinley Avenue School in Stafford Township.

Kerri Phalon
Hip Hop, Combo II

Kerri started dancing at The Rehearsal Hall, in Manahawkin when she was 6 years old and continues to study all forms of dance. She also trained at Encore productions in Absecon and participates in workshops and independent classes at Broadway Dance Center in New York City. Kerri was a member of the Shore Ballet Company in Red Bank for many years dancing in The Nutcracker and has performed with the New Jersey Starlets. She was a cast member in the annual Christmas Show at the Tropicana for 3 years. In addition to various competitions throughout the years, Kerri continues to perform in various events throughout the Atlantic City and Philadelphia area. She has had the opportunity to work with choreographers such as Amy Marshall, Christian Vonhoward, Karla Wolfangle and Leda Meredith. Kerri has graduated from the Richard Stockton College of NJ with a degree in Biology and Dance, and is currently attending Neumann University where she is pursuing a doctorate in Physical Therapy.


Spotlight Academy Of Dance, Inc

Telephone: (609) 294-9500

463 Route 9 South

Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey