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 over 18 years.
Debbie left NJ 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 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.
Ryleigh is from a small town in Southern Illinois. She started dancing and tumbling when she was 3 years old at her parents’ dance and gymnastics facility in their hometown until she moved to Colorado at the age of 12. At that time, she started serious training in Vaganova ballet with German and Valentina Zamuel, original Russian Character with Marina Oreshkevich and contemporary with Jamie Drew. That’s when she found her true love for ballet. She has performed many different ballets with Zamuel Ballet & the International Ballet School. She has performed original choreography from German Zamuel and Ms. Kim Robards. At the age of 16, she moved back to her hometown and trained in Balanchine, Cecchetti & ABT Ballet, Horton and Contemporary at COCA in St. Louis, Missouri with former Alvin Ailey dancers Antonio and Kirven Douthit-Boyd until age 18. There she performed original choreography from Kirven Douthit-Boyd, Gemma Bond, Jennifer Welch Cudnik, Nicholas Rose and many others. When she’s not dancing, Ryleigh enjoys playing the Ukulele, training her Siberian Husky and sewing.
Ciara Selk is a NJ native who moved to FL when she was in high school and attended the Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of Arts. She has been dancing as far back as she can remember. From the early age of four she knew performing was the life for her. As a student Ciara competed in jazz, tap, lyrical, hip hop, and contemporary locally and nationally throughout the Miami area. She recently graduated from Arizona State University with a BS in Business Communications from the W.P.Cary Business School. She was able to pursue her passion of dance by being part of the Sun Devil Spirit Squad. Her senior year she led the team to a third place title at the Universal Dance Association College Nationals. She continues to take dance classes in Los Angeles whenever she can to stay current in the ever changing world of dance to bring her students the latest steps, music and safety skills. Ciara loves to share her passion of dance with her students, and help educate them to become the best artists and dancers that they can be.
Nicole Knox Bio coming soon…..