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Debbie Contillo-Wohar
Director

Owner and founder of Just Dance! Princeton NJ, where she and her sister Laurie opened in 1999. Just Dance! NJ has been in business for 15 years.
Debbie left NJ last year to begin a new journey of her life in Phoenix AZ. Realizing her true passion was to continue to teach dance to young dancers, she decided to open Just Dance! AZ. Her many years of experience, amazing talent, patience and love will now be welcomed here in Chandler.
Debbie began her training in NYC where she studied at various studios including Steps, Phil Black, Broadway Dance Centre, Alvin Ailey and Princeton Ballet School. She studied dance education choreography, modern dance, and ballet at Queensboro College. She has appeared in numerous TV Commercials, Industrials, Movies, Shows, and MTV videos. She has choreographed for National Fitness competitions on ESPN and ESPN2 and is a member of SAG. She also holds certifications in Yoga, Pilates, AFAA, Balletone, Aquafit and more. She continues her studies by attending dance workshops and dance teacher intensives, studying with top dancers and choreographers from the east and west coasts. Debbie is delighted to bring Just Dance! AZ to our community here in Chandler.

Alexis Jennings

Alexis began dancing when she was 3 years old in Mesa, Arizona where she was born. She studied one of her most favorite styles…tap, under the influence of Bridget McCarter until she was 7 years old. Alexis then auditioned into the competitive team oat Turning Pointe Academy of Dance. She continued her growth as a dancer by adding the ballet, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, and musical theater to her list of dance styles studied while continuing her knowledge in tap. When Alexis attended Dobson High School, she became involved in Varsity Pom and the Dobson Dance Company each year she attended Dobson. After demonstrating great efforts of dedication and leadership, Alexis was named pom captain and president of the dance company her senior year. This made her realize not only her love for dancing, but also for choreographing and teaching. The last couple of years Alexis began assisting classes under the staff of Club Dance Studio, where she had also been dancing in their Senior Company. While there, she has taught numerous styles of dance to kids as young as two years old to teens. Her favorite part about teaching is sharing her passion of dance with her students while watching them not only grow as a dancer, but as a person. Alexis is currently a student at Arizona State University pursing her degree to become a teacher.

Raymond Batten

Ray Batten has been dancing his whole life! In high school he was apart of the Agi-Lity dance team which was the best in the Inland Empire In California. After high school he went to Arizona State University to study Exercise and Wellness. While attending he was apart of the ASU Hip Hop Coalition for three years Vice President for two. Now he is apart of a crew called Leggo Monsters which focuses on performing and battling. So far he has performed for the Phoenix Suns, Arizona Cardinals, Carnival in L.A., Celebration of Dance, and numerous events around the Arizona and California area. He has been teaching professionally for 5 years now.. His passion is dance and he takes great pride in his teachings. His ideals of dance and teaching is having fun, getting better, and working hard!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA    Alix Clark

Alix started taking dance seriously when she was 13 years old. Her passion in dance began when she was a part of the Hendrix Dance Company, and later joined the Dobson Dance Company in high school. Over those four years, she won four “Best Choreographer” awards and received two scholarships. During the summer of 2008, she was asked to join EPIK Dance Company. Through EPIK, she has been able to open up for artists such as Usher, Jordin Sparks, and

Dierks Bentley. Now a junior at Arizona State University, she is studying to get her Bachelor’s degree in US History. She is currently dancing with EPIK, the Be Kind Crew from the Be Kind People Project, teaching dance for DEA, and teaching at various studios throughout the Valley

 

   Cris Manansala

Cris was born in Manila Phillipines and is being raised in Mesa Arizona. He   has performed in many shows  including Summit Academy, Dobson fashion show, Dancing on the High Seas, and Grand Canyon University Theatre. He has studied Video, Movie, and TV Production. He has had years of training and education. He is currently a member of the BEATKILLAZ Dance crew since November 2012 placing 11th in preliminary competitions with 32 dance crews in the 50 states. Cris loves to teach Hip Hop and Breakdance to young dancers and he has amazing skills, patiences and talent.

http://azhollywood.com/cris/CRIS_M.html

 

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