Owner & Artistic Director Kailey Schlott began dancing at the age of 5 and continued pursuing her passion for dance for 15 years after. She studied each genre of dance at the Marya Kennett Ballet Theatre which included ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, hip hop & modern. Kailey entered into the Dance Company at age 13. She has attended the American Academy of Ballet, as well as studied under master teachers at NYC’s Broadway Dance Center. She has danced with Brian Loftus, Olga Dvorovenko, Nailah Bellinger, Jean Wenzel, Kelly Peters, Chio, Bev Brown & Bill Hastings. She continued her studies at Dean College School of Dance where she became the Captain of the elite Dean College Hip Hop Dance Team. Kailey has had extensive experience in teaching as well as choreographing, and is honored and privileged to be able to do what she loves. She cannot believe how much the studio has grown since the Grand Opening in 2012 as she had always dreamed of owning her own studio.
Nadia began studying Ballet at the age of 7 in her native country of Bulgaria. By the age of 18 she was asked to join the Bulgarian National Opera. Soon after joining, she became a Primary Soloist. Ms. Dragieva is trained in Vaganova style and had been part of many ballet and musical performances. Nadia is respected for her strong belief that ballet technique is the foundation for all dance styles. She has a very passionate and loving way of passing this belief on to all that work with her. Ms Dragieva and her family immigrated to the United States in 2003. Since then she has been teaching classical Ballet and choreographing many dances for all ages.
Kaycee Iorio started studying dance at the age of three in Orange County, New York and has continued to do so for the past 18 years. A natural performer and competitor, Kaycee has performed and competed in many events throughout the years. Some including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Pearl Harbor Hawaii, Disney World and many more! Kaycee has also obtained IMDb credit from web series Spirit Hunters-The Series and Level5Cheer. After high school, she continued sharing her love of dance with students down south and has choreographed the Mrs. North Carolina International Pageant, and Sister Act The Musical for early college students. She has graduated from Craven Community College with an Associates in Arts, and is continuing to strive towards her National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer certification.
Instructor & Choreographer Rana Fisher is an active mother of boy/girl twins. She has over 20 years of gymnastics and dance experience. She was a competitive cheerleader in high school and continued to pursue her passion for cheer and dance while taking advanced ballet and jazz classes at Sinclair College in Dayton, Ohio. Following college Rana used her experience to branch into the world of competitive fitness and figure competitions where she choreographed all of her own fitness routines. She finished first overall at the Natural Northern USA Fitness and Figure competition. Rana has been featured in many fitness magazines including Muscle Fitness. Rana is currently a Personal Trainer, Group Fitness and Gymnastics Instructor at Orange County Sports Club. She takes great pride in helping her clients and students achieve the results they desire.
Kimberly Maskal has had a life-long passion for ballet and began dancing at the age of four. She studied at Garden State Ballet, entered the Youth Company at age seven, and began performing annually in the company’s Nutcracker. She danced both corps de ballet and lead roles, including Snow Lead, Dew Drop, and Sugar Plum. With the GSB Youth Company, Kim also performed at the Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, NJPAC alongside American Repertory Ballet, and at various schools and public venues throughout NJ. She later branched out to study other styles of dance including modern, jazz, tap, theatre, and basic ballroom styles. She studied theatre at Bergen County Academies (AVPA) and danced in their productions of Guys & Dolls, Les Miserables, Pippin, and Urinetown. Kim went on to graduate from Indiana University with a B.S. in Arts Management and a Minor in Dance and Psychology. She has taught at various summer programs including Newark Symphony Hall’s Summer Performing Arts Academy and IU’s Pre-College Ballet Program, has taught at Infinite Motion Performing Arts Academy and their GSS programs, and subbed at various studios throughout NJ. She also interned with ABT, choreographed for their Make A Ballet Program, and was a counselor for both their NY and California Summer Intensives. Kim currently manages at Capezio (Center Stage Wyckoff location), and is very excited to be joining the team at Northeast Dance Movement!
Stephanie Kyles is a ballet and jazz teacher from Monroe, NY. Stephanie’s passion for dance started at the age of two, and continued to grow as she studied dance at Marya Kennett’s Dance School. She taught ballet for many years after graduating high school. “I love dancing and believe it is the best form of expressing yourself. I love teaching technique and working on flexibility to strengthen dancers to become their best.”
Jaclyn Silvestri began studying hip hop and ballet at the age of 7. Since then, Jaclyn has studied multiple other dances, such as Tap, Modern, Jazz and Musical Theatre. Jaclyn graduated from DeSales University in 2016 with a Bachelors in Communication and a Minor in Sport Management, but had continued to study dance throughout that time. She has volunteered her time choreographing several dance routines for local cheerleading teams and has been awarded the Outstanding Contributor Award. Jaclyn is looking forward to creating a fun and challenging environment for our dancers.
Jacqueline Combs is a former collegiate gymnast and All American recipient. She coaches levels 1-10 USA Gymnastics. She has her Bachelors degree in Psychology and her Masters degree in Elementary Education. This will be her 13th year coaching competitive and recreational gymnastics at Orange County Sports Club and is excited to be working with the NDM family.
Lisa Annicaro began her dance education at the age of 5. She studied hip hop, acro, ballet, and tap while also participating in competitive gymnastics and cheerleading for many years. She continued onto collegiate level competitions. Post college, Lisa began instructing hip hop and Zumba at Fly Dance Fitness and LA Fitness while she resided in Sarasota, Florida. Lisa moved back to the area continuing her studies at Steps on Broadway and Broadway Dance Center. Lisa is super excited to bring her dance style and expertise to the NDM dancers!