Kali McSweeney, Jump
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Kali McSweeney

Owner / Director

Kali McSweeney started her dance education in New Jersey where she was raised. At a very young age she expanded her studies in New York City at Alvin Ailey, Joffrey Ballet and Joffrey Jazz Contemporary. She furthered her education under the instruction of Finis Jhung, John Magnus, Francesca Corkle, Kat Wildish and many more. After graduating high school, Kali was accepted into a modern dance company called MAD about Dance where she was a soloist and assistant to the director. She has filmed a pilot for MTV called Dance or Drop and has performed multiple times on Bronx Live Television. Ms McSweeney has danced for many companies around New York City including Urban Dance Collective, Balasole Dance, and Undertoe Dance Fusion. Aside from performing and teaching she is also a seasoned judge for Starbound National Dance Competition and Throw Down Dance Challenge. Kali has taught at the College of Mount Saint Vincent and Bronx Community College under the guidance of Professor Michiyo Tanaka. Miss Kali currently teaches and choreographs aspiring dancers all around New Jersey where she has won multiple awards for her creative and innovative choreography!

Taylor Vigario

Head Teacher
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Taylor, from Monroe Township NJ, has been dancing since the age of two and was given a spot on a competitive team at the age of seven. She has training in numerous styles including, but not limited to tap, hip hop, contemporary, jazz and ballet.

 

Taylor has had the opportunity to grow as a dancer through her experiences with teachers and choreographers such as Stacy Paydo, Wanda Weir, Toya Ambrose, Katie Lane, and Karl Mundt. She looks forward to continuing to learn from well known professionals in the dance industry. 

 

Taylor is a full time student at The College of New Jersey where she is an Education major. She has always had a passion for teaching young children, which only grew when she was given the opportunity to become a teaching assistant at a young age. At TCNJ Taylor is a member of the competitive Dance Team, where she is coached by Jennifer Whitford, UDA instructor and choreographer. She has had the privilege of dancing in the team’s competition routines at regional and national competitions, including UDA's College Dance Team Championships. In addition she performs jazz, pom and hip hop routines at TCNJ sporting events. 

 

Miss Taylor was part of the original Diamond K Dance Company in 2018.  She graduated as Diamond K's first Dancer of the Year and now is so excited to be teaching and choreographing! Miss Taylor teaches beginner tap and advanced hip hop!

Tori DePinto

Tumbling Teacher
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Miss Tori’s love for cheerleading and gymnastics started at a young age. This love drove her to be a competitive gymnast for 12 years. Once in high school she was a 4 year varsity cheerleader and brought her love of cheer to college. She attended Montclair State University where she cheered for 4 years and competed at College Nationals in Daytona Florida. During college Miss Tori became a part of the National Cheerleaders Association. By being an NCA instructor she got to share her love for cheer, dedication, and leadership with many schools throughout the state. Miss Tori is now a High School teacher where she not only teaches but also coaches a high school cheer team as well. Miss Tori cannot wait to share her knowledge of cheerleading and gymnastics with her students and watch them grow!

Lily Albrecht

Studio Assistant
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