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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

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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!

Maureen Dicker

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Maureen Dicker is a graduate of Rutgers University, with a BA in dance. She was the owner and director of Maureen's Danceworks, with locations in Old Bridge andSayreville NJ for  20 years. During this period, Maureen created the Par Excellence Dance Competition Team, who performed at the Orange and Citrus Bowls, Magic Music Days in Disneyworld, and won numerous competitions titles in solo and group
categorizes in tap, jazz, lyrical, ballet, and contemporary styles. Her students also performed at Swing 46 tap club in NYC. In addition to Rutgers, Maureen has studied at the University of Florida, dance enrichment program, at Woodpeckers in NYC with Brenda Bufalino, Gregory Hines and Barbara Duffy, Participated in the Royal Academy of Dance teachers training program in Ballet, studied with Savion Glover at the NJPAC
summer intensive, and with Jacques D'Ambrois in the National Dance Institute Teacher Training program. Maureen holds Level 1 and 2 Tap Teacher Certifications in rhythm tap from the American Tap Dance Foundation in NYC. Maureen is currently a choreographer for competitive dancers in New Jersey, and has won numerous technique, entertainment, and artistry awards for her work.

Miss Maureen has been teaching at Diamond K Dance since 2020. She teaches the Elite Tap Company!