Jordan Joel Jackson, a native of Somerset, New Jersey, began his formal dance training at Inspira Performing & Cultural Center & continued at Manhattan Youth Ballet. Mr. Jackson is a graduate of Somerset County Vocational & Technical High Schools Gifted & Talented Honors Dance Program. He is a 2x bronze medalist from the NAACP ACT-SO competition. He is also a recipient of the Paul Robeson Youth Achievement Art Award & a Certificate of Appreciation from the New Brunswick Area Branch of the NAACP. Jackson has performed in works by Frederick Earl Mosley, Clifton Brown, Antonio Brown, Artis Smith, Jessica DiMauro-Marks, & Maureen Glennon-Clayton. He is currently attending Montclair State University, majoring in Dance & Education.
Senior Executive Assistant
Nicola Marotto is a Bridgewater native & honors graduate from Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School. In addition to graduating as a licensed cosmetologist, she is also a 5x Varsity Award-Winning Cheerleader who is dedicated to remaining a creative individual. She currently is studying Graphic Design and is extremely grateful to be joining the JDC Team as one of our Administrative Assistants.
Chief Administrative Officer & Instructor
Madison Meza, a native of North Plainfield, NJ started her dance training at The Moderne Academie Of Fine Arts. She later continued her training at The Ailey School & NJDTE. She is a graduate of Somerset County’s Vocational & Technical High School’s Gifted & Talented Honors Dance Program & is currently pursuing a BFA in Dance at Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts. Ms. Meza is happy to be apart of the team & embark on her dance teaching experience.
Instructor & Teaching Assistant
Ashleigh Jordyn Irene Been, a native of Turks & Caicos, raised in Maryland, began her dance journey at the early age of 3 years old. She's trained at The Ailey School, Ngoma Center for Dance, & Anderson Dance Studio. Upon high school graduation, she committed & is attending Montclair State University, pursuing a BFA in Dance Performance.
Teleesha Johnson, a native of New Jersey received her Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from PFU. She has experience establishing & managing several businesses & is excited about being apart of the JDC Family.
Venrick James, a native of Allentown, Pennsylvania started his formal dance training at the late age of 15 but his passion for the art started long before that. He began his training though William Allen High School then continued at local studios such as Xcape Dance Studios and Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley. He has experience with a variety of styles including Hip Hop, Modern, Contemporary, Ballet, Jazz, Bollywood, and West African. Venrick is currently pursuing a BFA in Dance at Montclair State University and is extremely excited to be part of the JDC team!