Alli Gallant  began Irish Step dancing at the age of four years old. She continued training in Irish dance throughout her childhood while adding other genres to her repertoire, including jazz, ballet, tap, hip hop, contemporary, and musical theater. She trained with the Duffin-Murphy School of Irish Dance and North Shore Dance Academy in Massachusetts, where she competed on a regional and national level and has also taught various styles of dance. In addition, Alli has been teaching at American Dance Training Camp in Vermont for the past five summers. While attending Stony Brook University in Long Island, Alli was Captain of her hip hop team Deja Vu Dance. Alli is currently studying at Broadway Dance Center where she is a part of their prestigious Professional Semester Program.

Quran Starling has been dancing since he was 3-years old. He is classically trained in ballet, tap, acro-gymnastics, jazz, lyrical, musical theatre, modern and hip-hop. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Media/Communications from Seton Hall University. Quran plans to attend grad school to earn his MBA.

Since graduating from high school, he has gone off to pursue dance professionally. He performed with MPAC (Manhattan Performing Arts Collective), Tap City, Walt Disney World and Disney Cruise Line.  On Disney Cruise Line, he inaugurated the Disney Dream where he was a part of the opening cast. There--he choreographed the bayou tap solo in the main stage show “Believe.” His choreography is still used in the show today.

In between gigs, he returned home to teach at local dance studios and judge domestic dance competitions.

Today, Quran has the pleasure of working with students from ages 5-21 as an educator of dance. He also works is film and television production where he carries credits from companies such as CNN, NBCUniversal, Discovery, Cablevision, Hulu and has an IMDb. His dream is to one day produce and work his way up the corporate ladder to running a major network or studio. 

Alli Gallant


​Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical & Acro

NJ Dance Academy Staff

offering the finest Dance Instruction in NJ

​​Alexandria Cordero was born and raised in Colonia New Jersey where she started dancing at 3 years old. She immediately fell in love and devoted her life to her craft. Signed to her fist modeling and acting agent at 9 years old she started her career as an entertainer in New York City. Alexandria became an award winning actress and model while competing in top competitions. While training in dance professionally in New York city, Alex continued to compete with her studio for 12 years where she took home 1st place awards and eventually contributed to her studio as a teacher/choreographer. At 16 Alexandria decided to take her craft to the next level and begin her career as a professional dancer. That summer she signed with one of the top agencies on the west coast, Go 2 Talent Agency. Since then Alexandria is still signed and booked her first jobs with their assistance. In just two years Alexandria has been booked as a model, she’s featured in Music Videos for upcoming artists, and performed Live in Los Angeles for top choreographers. She continues to train under top-notch choreographers every day, all while auditioning for the best jobs the industry has to offer. Alexandria had the opportunity to model and act in an infomercial that aired nationwide. Most recently Alexandria was accepted into Dana Foglias Mentor Training program where she’ll train with one of Beyonce’s creative directors/ choreographers. Alexandria has continued teaching around the country, and sets choreography for studios nationwide. Her latest project is as co-founder of her own intensive called the A&B Experience. 

Dawn Kranz  has her Bachelor's in Fine Arts from Montclair State University where she has set multiple pieces of Modern Choreography. She has studied under numerous Dance Masters with various professional Modern and Ballet Companies. She has been teaching for more than 20 years and has won uncountable accolades for choreography for her unique style of Modern dance as well as her Classical Ballet pieces. She also has experience in Judging for dance competitions. Her passion for dance is seen through the success of her many students to go on to professional dance careers. Her most recent success is her partnership/Artist Director of New Jersey Dance Academy.

Quran Starling​

Instructor /Choreographer

Tap & Musical Theartre

Dawn Kranz

Artistic Director/Choreographer

Ballet, Pointe & Modern

Alexandria Cordero

Guest Instructor/Choreographer