Faculty & Staff

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ARTISTIC DIRECTOR & FOUNDER, NANCY C. KING

Robert L. Kerstner

Office Manager – Marketing Director – It Rep.

Robert L. Kerstner is the Office Manager at the King Centre for Performing Arts and the New Jersey Foundation for Dance & Theatre Arts (a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization). Working closely with Nancy C. King (Founder & Artistic Director for the King Centre & NJF)….

JEssica Longo

KCK Director

Dance – Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Kinder, Acro

AYDC – Choreographer

An energetic and enthusiastic Dance teacher with extensive experience in teaching ballet, jazz, lyrical, acrobatics, contemporary, musical theater, and tap, all age groups and all levels. Understands the needs of students and has the ability to quickly engage with them….


King Centre – Faculty

CAITLIN ABRAHAM

Dance – Ballet

Broadway: An American in Paris (Dir/Chor Christopher Wheeldon), La Cage aux Folles (Dir. Terry Johnson). National Tour: Chicago the Musical (Chor…

JARED ALEXANDER

Dance – Tap

Jared Alexander was born and raised in and began dancing at the age of three starting with Tap. He then went on to Graduate from Pace University NYC with a degree in Commercial Dance BFA in 2019…

MEGAN (MEGZ) ALFONSO

Dance – Hip Hop, Jazz, Contemporary

Modern dance is an explosion of movement that gives dancers a mean Megan “Megz” Alfonso was raised in the Bronx and then moved to Long Island…

SARA BRUNO

Dance – Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Kinder

AYDC – Choregrapher

Sara Bruno, a proud alumni of the American Youth Dance Company grew up training at The King Centre for the Performing Arts. She recently graduated from Montclair State…

MARLY GOLDRING

DANCE – ACRO, HIP HOP, WE SHINE DANCE PROGRAM

AYDC – ALUMNI

Marly Goldring has been dancing at The King Centre since she was 5 years old and is so happy to be back as a teacher…

LILI GRIFFITHS

DANCE – BALLET

Lili began studying in Caracas, Venezuela and received her greatest guidance under Nina Novak in the Vaganova Method. At age 11, she was accepted into the Royal Ballet School in London, England….

JACQUELINE HOLLOWAY

THEATRE – STAGE COMBAT

Jacqueline is an internationally recognized Fight Instructor, certified with the Society of American Fight Directors and Fight Directors Canada.  She teaches Stage Combat at Columbia University…

RACHEL HURST

DANCE – ACRO, CONTORTION

NASM Certified Personal Trainer
AYDC CHOREOGRAPHER

Rachel Hurst danced at the King Centre from the ages of 3 to 18 and was part of our American Youth Dance Company for 11 years. She started teaching acro for us at the age of 16. This will be Rachel’s…

EIREANN INGERSOLL

THEATRE – ACTING, TRIPLE THREAT

AYDC – Choreographer

Eireann Ingersoll is delighted to be a part of the teaching staff at the King Centre for the Performing Arts.  She has been part of numerous productions on, off, and around the stage

Livia Janjigian
Dance – Hip Hop, Jazz, Acro
AYDC – Choreographer

Livia Janjigian has been dancing since she was 11 years old. She became a member of the American Youth Dance Company at the age of 12….

Adam Kastl
Dance – Tap, Musical Theatre
Homeschool Program – Theatre

Adam Kastl began his professional dancing career at 17 when he was cast as a featured dancer in an Allen Alberts…

DON S KILCOYNE
THEATRE – IMPROV
Homeschool Program – Theatre

Don Kilcoyne is a Seasonal Director, Scriptwriter, Trainer who has produced more than fifty individual stage shows and trained more than eight hundred…

MEGHAN KOCHAN

DANCE – WE SHINE DANCE PROGAM

Meghan Kochan is a King Centre Alumni. She is currently a student at William Paterson University…

Sarah KOrath

Theatre – Vocal/Singing

Sarah Korath is very excited to be a part of the King Centre for the Performing Arts team. Sarah completed her undergraduate degree with a double major in Vocal Performance…

Haley Lindstrom

Dance – ACro

AYDC – Alumni

Haley danced at the King Centre since she was five years old. She was a part of the American Youth Dance Company for 11 years. She performed in many…

JULIA LONGO
DANCE – BALLET, TAP, JAZZ
AYDC – ALUMNI

Julia has been dancing since the age of 2, and trained in all styles of dance. She trained at the King Centre her senior year of high school…

Alicia Mazepa
Dance – Jazz, Contemporary, HIP HOP
Homeschool Program – Dance

Alicia Marie Mazepa started dancing at the age of 5. Her training
includes ballet, lyrical, contemporary, hip-hop, jazz and acro…

TERRA MEIERDIERCK
AERIAL ARTS – SILKS, LYRA

Terra is an E-RYT-200 yoga and aerialist instructor, also certified in Lyra Instruction, Restorative Aerial and a Continuing Education Provider for the National Yoga Alliance….

HALEY NEISSER
DANCE – BALLET

Haley Neisser began dancing at the age of 3 at Los Angeles Ballet Academy under the instruction of Andrea Paris. She has attended…

CATERINA RAGO
DANCE – MODERN

Caterina Rago obtained her B.F.A. from l’Accademia Nazionale di Danza in Rome. In New York, Rago has performed work from Robert…

JOSIE UGLIONO
DANCE – BALLET, TAP, JAZZ, KINDER

AYDC – Alumni

Josie Ugliono has been dancing at the King Centre since she was 3 years old and has always loved to perform. She became a member of the American Youth Dance Company…


AMerican Youth Dance COmpany – CHoreographers

Scott FOwler

Chris Kinesy

Lauryn Garcia

Natalie King-Smith

Kailene Laga

Karla Garcia

Teri THomas

THOMAS SUTTER

KAryn D. Collins