Our Staff

 
 
 
 
Lisa Dragonetti
Combo I, Tap

Lisa has been dancing since the age of 4. She began at The Rehearsal Hall, Inc. She then pursued gymnastics until the age of 9. Lisa started dancing again at Spotlight Academy of Dance when the doors first opened. Lisa first began classes, taking jazz and tap, then grew into taking ballet, pointe, lyrical, hip hop and Acro. At the age of 11, she was asked to join the competition team, and ever since then has competed in numerous group numbers, duet/trios and solo numbers. Lisa has won numerous awards such as, top soloist, special awards and scholarships. She has performed in various recitals, performances and fundraisers. Lisa attended Ocean County College for 2 years and has pursued furthering her dance education at Broadway Dance Center in NYC. She continues to participate in numerous dance workshops and conventions. Lisa has had the pleasure of choreographing numerous competition numbers for the past 2 years and has won various high scores and special awards for her choreography. She is now a part-time teacher and is very thrilled to working alongside Miss Rocki. Lisa takes pride and dedication in teaching her students. She is very passionate and excited about her involvement at Spotlight Academy of Dance.

 
 
Jillian Reed
Lyrical, Ballet, Technique

Jillian is an honors graduate of the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, where she received a Bachelors of Arts degree in Dance with performance concentration. Her extensive training crosses all techniques of dance including ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop and modern. At RSC, Jillian had the privilege to work with distinguished choreographers Karla Wolfangle, Ruth Andrien, Amy Marshall and Nick Seligon-Ross. She continues to study with such artists as Tracie Standfield, Slam, Jason Parsons and Amy Marshall in NYC. She also studies with Melissa Rector of the Koresh Dance Company of Philadelphia. Jillian's choreography has been shown at RSC's Choreoprojects and Spring Concerts. Her piece "Catalyst" was selected for adjudication at the American College Dance Festival. Her choreography for Spotlight Academy's competition team has won various choreography, high score and special awards at competitions. Jillian has performed as a guest artist in "Female Persuasions" with the Monarch Dance company in Philadelphia, and is currently performing in events with Moxie Entertainment in Atlantic City and Philadelphia. Just this year, Jillian has performed in an ABBA tribute show in Canada, and in a Christmas show tour in Ontario and across the Mid-West. Most recently she performed in Boardwalk Follies at the Hilton Casino in Atlantic City.

 
 
 
 

Spotlight Academy Of Dance, Inc

Telephone: (609) 294-9500

463 Route 9 South

Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey