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Lillian Dean Dance
M A R G I E   D E A N   M I L L E R
Owner/Artistic Director – began dancing at 2 years old. She studied tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, Irish step dancing, acrobatics, ballroom, Hawaiian, and lyrical. She was a member of her Aunt’s competition group the “Deanettes” and appeared on the Tony Grant Stars of Tomorrow on the Steel Pier in Atlantic City, N.J. and on The Ted Mack Amateur Hour TV Show. Not only did she study with Lillian, she also studied in N.Y. with Charles Kelly, Luigi, Lynda Gache, Frank Hatchett, Peter Gennaro, Maurice Heinz, Gus Giordano, Madame Swoboda and more. She began student teaching at the studio at 13 and at 16 passed her teaching test and was certified with Dance Educators of America and Dance Masters of America. At 17 years old Margie auditioned for the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes and although accepted, she chose to stay home and choreograph shows. Margie has many choreography credits since 1973 at Ocean County College, Monmouth University, Monsignor Donovan High School, Toms River High Schools East, North and South, Point Pleasant and has done numerous community theater productions.  She was on staff at Monmouth University in the dance department and she is a member of the Professional Dance Teacher Association, New Jersey Dance Teachers Guild, Dance Educators of America, and Dance Masters of America Chapter #26. She teaches Tiny Tots, tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, modern, and pointe.

M E L A N I E   M I L L E R
Teacher/Office Manager – began dancing at the age of 3.  She graduated Ocean County College with 2 degrees, General Education and Administrative Office Management.   She has competed locally and statewide with the studio, where she has also been teaching for the past 10 years.  Her training includes New York’s Broadway Dance Center under Frank Hatchett, Savion Glover, Lynda Gache and Art Stone.  She has also taken classes with Zakk Manzella who is a member of Iconic Dance Crew that competed on MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew.  Melanie’s past performances include: The Magic Kingdom and Epcot Center in Walt Disney World, Universal Studios in Orlando, The Costa Atlantica Cruise Ship, Royal Caribbean’s Navigator of the Seas and she has also appeared in many local theater company productions.  She teaches Tiny Tots, hip hop, acrobatics, stretching & conditioning, and troupe.

Lillian Dean DanceM E G H A N   M I L L E R   V A N D E R P Y L
Teacher – has been dancing since she’s 2 years old.  She is a graduate of Georgian Court University with a BA in Psychology and a certification in elementary education and an AA in Liberal Arts from Ocean County College.  She has performed in The Magic Kingdom and Epcot Center in Walt Disney World and on The Costa Atlantica Cruise Ship.  Choreography credits include Ocean County College, The Strand Theater, Marlboro High School, Toms River Intermediate East, Walnut Street Elementary, and many others.  She teaches tap, jazz, hip hop, and troupe. 

M A N D I   M I L L E R
Teacher – has studied various forms of dance in New York under Frank Hatchett, Savion Glover, Lynda Gache, Art Stone and in Los Angeles, California under Wade Robson.  She has been dancing and competing since the age of 3 and has won various talent titles.  She has also appeared in many local theater productions and has performed in The Magic Kingdom and Epcot Center in Walt Disney World.  Mandi has performed in theatre and choreographed county-wide.  She teaches jazz, lyrical, and hip hop. 

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