Lea Antolini-Lid (Program Coordinator / Modern Dance) is the Conservatory of Dance Program Coordinator and Associate Professor of Dance/Theatre for Centenary University. She received her BMA in classical voice and musical theatre from the University of the Arts, an MFA from Brandeis University, and is a certified Yoga Instructor. Some of her more recent professional performance credits include The Last Five Years, The Fantasticks! (Women's Theater of NJ), Mary Poppins, Peter Pan, Oliver!, A Christmas Carol, and the Wizard of Oz (CSC). Lea is a company member of Blessed Unrest Theater Company in NYC, a movement based theater company dedicated to generating and developing new works and Director of XY Dance Project a not-for-profit NJ dance company.
Jeff Foote (Tap I and II) has been tap dancing for 11 years. He is a member of the NJ Tap Ensemble under the direction of Deborah Mitchell. Jeff has studied with tap greats such as Omar Edwards, Ted Levy, Dewitt Flemming Jr., Karen Calloway Williams, and Savion Glover. Jeff's dynamic personality and talent enables him to motivate and encourage his students.
Jillian Petrie (Advanced Dance for Theatre and Contemporary Dance) Jillian's work in concert dance has been produced at The Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater, Queens Museum of Art, NJ Applause Awards, and more. Jillian has been nominated for multiple Broadway World Awards in various categories including Best Professional Choreography and two of her regional productions as choreographer/director received The Star Ledger's NJ Tony Awards. A wearer of many hats, Jillian is currently Skyline Theatre Company's Social Media Director, The Growing Stage Theatre's Resident Choreographer, a Freelance Broadcast Journalist (Cowboys, USA Hockey, Falcons), and Founder of the media company Athletes & Artists and the Dance Company Explorem Dance Project.
Te Perez Ceccon ( Jazz Dance ) has been an active dance artist, educator and choreographer for over 25 years. She is currently on faculty at Gina Gibney Dance Center where she teaches Simonson Modern Jazz Technique. In addition, she teaches and choreographs for various New Jersey based dance companies and schools. Each year she travels to Europe and Canada to teach Simonson pedagogy and dance technique workshops. She also works closely with Lynn Simonson conducting the teacher training in New York City. n addition, she teaches and choreographs for various New Jersey based dance companies and schools. Each year she travels to Europe and Canada to teach Simonson pedagogy and dance technique workshops. She also works closely with Lynn Simonson conducting the teacher training in New York City.
Jibril Shabazz –Scott ( Contemporary Hip Hop ) is a Senior Theater Arts: Dance Concentration Major at Centenary University. He has served as assistant to the Choreographer in Grace For President, Head of Heels at Centenary . This summer he was a dance instructor in our YPW program where he taught, hip hop and modern.