About

Our Staff

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  over 18 years.
Debbie left NJ 7 years ago 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.

Ray Batten 

Hip Hop Company, Intermediate Hip Hop, Hip Hop Acro

Ray has been teaching Hip Hop in multiple states since 2010. He was a valued member of the Arizona State University’s Hip Hop Coalition and is the president of the Arizona based dance crew Leggo Monsters. Just to name a few he has performed at the suns halftime show, Monsters of Hip Hop, Carnival, Celebration of Dance, and Boogiedabeat. Freestyling and choreography are his strongpoints and he is adept at all styles of hip hop and wishes to pass the culture on to the next generation!

Ciara Selk
 
Ciara 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.

Alicia Ridgley

Born in Nevada, she moved to Arizona when she was three. To help her make friends she was enrolled in ballet classes at a local dance studio. She quickly picked up the moves and expanded into tumbling, jazz, and beauty pageants. At the age of 5 she joined a competitive dance team that produced groups which frequented StarSearch and other top level performance competitions. By the age of 7 she and her dance team were frequently taking home 1st place trophies at the competitions they attended all over Arizona, California and Nevada. By the age of 12, she started training in other areas like tap, lyrical,  hip hop, and  pointe. Her love of ballet grew so much that she left her beloved dance studio and trained under top professionals at East Side Ballett Academy.
At Hamilton High School, she tried out and joined the schools’ dance company as well as being a part of a ballet company. At Hamilton, she got a chance to choreograph a few dances and loved it.  Alicia attended Chandler Gilbert Community College where she studied dance for 4 years. She got to take dance workshops taught by fantastic choreographers from all over the US and learned a lot from them. Alicia went back to the studio her Mom managed and started teaching what she had learned. She taught classes for Contemporary Jazz, Lyrical, and Hip-Hop.. Alicia is excited to come back to teaching with a daughter of her own now in dance she can’t wait to get back into inspiring others

Tina Scarpaci  (Bio coming soon)