Meet Our Teachers

Wanda

 

Wanda, our Dance Director, is a dedicated and inspiring instructor with a varied and extensive background as a professional dancer and dance teacher. A talented and gifted choreographer, Wanda was recently appointed Choreographer of the Mrs. New Jersey America Pageant and is frequently asked to judge other pageants. Immersing herself in the disciplines of dance and gymnastics since childhood, she proceeded to win numerous scholarships and awards recognizing her accomplishments – honors from Dance Masters of America and Dance Olympics included. Wanda’s intensive training in all dance disciplines led to her dancing roles in two movies: Eddie and the Cruisers and Video Wars. Resorts International, USO, and several television shows are also included in her professional experience. Wanda is a choreographer for the DancElectric Dance Company and students of the Corrine Gangi Dance Center have benefited from her motivating instruction for over 20 years.

Eisa

Eisa has studied many forms of dance for more than 20 years and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance from Temple University. Currently, she is a member of the Philadelphia Civic Ballet Company and Underground Danceworks. She has performed at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival and recently at the Garden State Dance Festival. Eisa has many impressive accomplishments: she was selected as a summer apprentice to Chicago’s River North Dance Company; she received a bronze medal in dance at the National Finals of the NAACP Afro-American Cultural Technological and Scientific Olympics; she was crowned Gloucester County Junior Miss and First Runner-Up in the New Jersey Junior Miss program; and she graduated from Washington Township High School as valedictorian of her class. Eisa has studied dance with well-known teachers such as Debra DiNote, Carla Craig Krochak and Patti Harris. She is a DancElectric choreographer and has been a valuable asset to the Corrine Gangi Dance Center for twelve years. Eisa is now a member of the Washington Township High School faculty teaching dance.

Darla

Darla has studied dance at the Corrine Gangi Dance Center for the past 25 years, training in the disciplines of tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, hip-hop, modern and Irish-step. She followed her love of dance to Rowan University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in Theatre (Child Drama Specialization, Dance Minor). Darla has been a member of the Corrine Gangi Dance Center faculty for 14 years and choreographs for the non-profit, studio-based company DancElectric, with whom she continues to perform as a senior member. Over the years Darla has volunteered her time and talents to various charitable and educational organizations, performing for audiences and educating students of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.

Teresa

Teresa began her dance training 21 years ago, and has studied advanced jazz and ballet with us for the last thirteen. She continually learns new dance techniques and regularly attends workshops to hone her skills. Her gifted dance abilities led to her involvement in local musical productions of Anything Goes, in which Teresa had the lead dance role, and The Wizard of Oz which she choreographed. A multi-talented young lady, she has been a cheerleader, written for a Rutgers University publication, acted as music editor for the Gleaner, and has had her poetry published. She is a member and guest choreographer of DancElectric and is beginning her thirteenth year teaching tap, jazz, ballet, Irish step and hip-hop with the Corrine Gangi Dance Center.

Meg

 

Meg has been dancing at the Corrine Gangi Dance Center for more than 10 years and has been a part of the DancElectric company for 6 years. She has studied tap, jazz, hip-hop, modern, and lyrical. Meg graduated salutatorian of her class at Our Lady of Mercy Academy and is currently working towards her bachelor’s degree in mathematics at Rowan University. Ultimately, she hopes to get her master’s degree in education and become a math teacher. After assistant teaching at the dance studio, Meg is excited to be teaching Tap &  Jazz and Hip-hop classes for us this year!