Tiffany Rollins began dancing at the age of four at Spisak's Dance Academy and was a gymnast for 8 years. She went on to take classes with Lenna DeMarco at GCC before going to ASU. In 1998, she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance & Choreography. Her senior year she was awarded a Choreography Scholarship and was chosen to be part of the committee that chose the next year's faculty for the ASU dance department. In 1999, Tiffany also graduated from SWIHA (Southwest Institute of the Healing Arts) in Massage Therapy. She has danced with Center Dance Ensemble, Showstoppers, Dance FX, and AzDance Group. In her dance career, she has been lucky enough to do summer training with Chuck Davis (African Dance), Mark Morris, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Alvin Ailey Dance Co and The Pulse. She was awarded A Pulse Teacher Scholarship to dance in New York with the SYTYCD choreographers in 2010. She was tested and certified in both ballet and jazz in 2006 to become a member of Dance Masters of America, a national dance teacher association. She has also judged several dance competitions held here in the Valley. Tiffany has been the owner and director of Dynamic Motion Dance Academy in Anthem, Arizona since 2000. Her passion is teaching Ballet and Modern Dance.
Chelsea Neiss was awarded the Associate of Arts, Fine Arts - Dance from SCC in 2012. She is Dance Masters of America certified to teach Jazz and Tap. Over the years, Chelsea has had the opportunity to participate in summer dance intensives with: Jillana, The Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall, Alonzo King Lines Ballet, The Boston Conservatory, North Carolina School for the Arts, and Complexions Contemporary Ballet. She has performed with AZDance Group, a professional Contemporary and Ballet Company in Phoenix, AZ directed by Kenda Newbury, Convergence Ballet Experience directed by Jennifer Cafarella, Tap 24.7 directed by Suzy Guarino and Jenefer Miller, Scottsdale Arizona Jazz Ensemble directed by Jennifer McKusick, and is currently a member of No Limitz Dance Crew directed by Jose Soto and Instinct DanceCorps directed by Angela Rosenkranz. Chelsea’s passion in life is dance, and sharing that passion with those around her.
Danielle Cicogna is originally from Queens, New York and has been dancing for 21 years. She began her training at different dance studios in New York and Arizona. Danielle has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Education from Arizona State University and is certified to teach grades K-12. She is Dance Masters of America Certified in both Jazz and Tap. Her class studies include jazz, ballet, modern, hip hop, lyrical, tap, pom, cheer and pointe. Danielle currently heads the dance program at Cactus High School and is an aspiring choreographer for Dynamic Motion Dance Academy’s competition team. Her routines the past three years have won ultimate gold and gold medals as well as special awards and overall high score awards. Danielle taught and choreographed for On the Towne Community Theatre and most recently has choreographed for Starlight Community Theatre. As a dance instructor Danielle hopes to teach, enthuse, and motivate each student to the best of their ability. She creates an open communication between students and herself and really enjoys working with children and bringing them the art of dance.
Elyse Reynolds recently graduated from Texas Christian University receiving a BFA in Dance, with a minor in Arts Administration. Before college, Elyse taught ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, modern, lyrical and creative movement to kids ages 3 to 18. While attending TCU, she taught dance and yoga classes within the department and furthered her teaching education. Elyse is looking forward to sharing her love of dance with our children at Dynamic Motion Dance Academy.
Jose Soto began dancing at Maryvale High School where he was President of the Dance Company Club. He was a member of The Academy Drum & Bugle Corp. Guard line in 2005 that toured CA & won 1st place in every competition that season. Jose trained in ballet under Ms. Elizabeth Roper, who he credits for creating the dancer & teacher he is today. After graduating from high school, Jose was asked to be part of Center Dance Ensemble. He performed in Center Dance Ensemble’s productions of “Snow Queen” & “The ABC’s of Dance”. In 2006, Jose performed with local artist “Lashy” under the choreography of Luis Egurrola. Beginning in 2007, Jose was part of the Mercury Hip Hop Squad for 2 seasons. The Squad provided him with many opportunities, such as a My45 commercial. Jose was also part of Sol Patrol. Throughout the years, Jose has danced with Nebellen Dance Company, and is an original member of Epik Dance Co. Jose was part of an ABDC Performance Battle, Xclusive Dance Team & Scandalesque. He has choreographed for the NFL Sidewinders Dance Team, Flashpoint Dance Studio, Body Language, Phx Dance Academy, Showbiz Dance Kids, Maryvale H.S., North H.S., Apollo H.S., Washington H.S. & Independence H.S. Jose was a Protégé for the Pulse Convention for choreographers Mia Michaels, Brian Friedman, Wade Robson & Chris Judd. While Jose has performed many times as a soloist, he has also been in group productions of Celebration of Dance & the Nutcracker w/Dance Artistry. Jose is currently dancing with Scorpius Dance Theatre. Jose has experience with jazz, hip-hop, jazz-funk, contemporary, modern, lyrical, ballet, acro, aerialist (Silks) & many more styles. Jose’s dream of being a Choreographer/Dancer inspired him to create NoLimitz Dance. He wants to bring his pieces & ideas to life with his beautiful & versatile dancers.
Julie Hatton teaches jazz, lyrical and hip hop. She loves teaching and enjoys watching children grow through dance. Julie began her dance training at the age of 10 and has had a passion for dance and choreography ever since. Julie has trained with The Pulse in Las Vegas and Arizona. She recently earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance Education.
Katy Conley is a dance educator with over 18 years teaching experience. She earned her BA from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and became a Certified Educator through Dance Masters of America in 1999. She served on the Board of Directors for Dance Masters of Southern California and is currently a member of the Arizona chapter. Katy also holds membership with National Dance Educators Organization as well as the Arizona Dance Educators Organization. She worked as the Ballet Director of Terpsichore Gallery Dance Studio in Los Angeles, California from the years 1996-2007. Her student Drew Burgess won the prestigious title of Mr. Dance of America in 2007 and other awards include Miss Arizona’s Outstanding Teen 2010, American Dance Awards, New York City Dance Alliance, Dance Masters of America and Step Up 2 Dance. Katy is currently a Dance Teacher at Desert Heights Preparatory Academy in Glendale, AZ and is looking forward to joining the team at Dynamic Motion Dance Academy!
Born in South Africa, raised in Canada, Oliver Hilcove is now a U.S. citizen living in Scottsdale, AZ. He has been teaching dance in the Valley of the Sun for over 10 years. He has enjoyed competing professionally in many parts of the United States, including New Orleans, LA, Columbus, OH, Palm Springs, CA, Costa Mesa, CA and Phoenix, AZ and has produced scholarship trophy winners and Top Student Award winners in Pro/Am competition. Oliver helped create the Teacher’s Manual for a worldwide dance studio franchise. His patience and dedicated approach to teaching will help you amaze yourself.
Suzy Guarino: Instructor