Craig Donnelly is a New York based actor/singer/dancer, whose performed all over the continent with the international tours of A Chorus Line and CATS. Regional theater credits include North Shore Music Theatre, Theatre By The Sea, Westchester Broadway Theater, Gateway Playhouse, Tuacahn Center for the Performing Arts, American Music Theater and The Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities. His passion for performance has translated to a decorated career in teaching and choreographing for ballet academies and competitive dance programs around the tri-state area.
Brittany Shannon was born and raised in Bergen County, NJ. She graduated from Teaneck High School in 2006 and received a BA in Finance from Hofstra University in 2010. Her dance training started at the age of five in Teaneck, NJ at Five Star Dance Center and continued to mature in Englewood, NJ at Dance Plus.. A Whole Lot More studying the genres of Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Hip Hop. There she was also accepted into their award winning competitive dance team which focused on the genre of Hip Hop. While attending Teaneck High School, Brittany studied dance as an elective course for four years and was a part of the Teaneck Terpsichoreans, where she was not only a dancer but a student choreographer as well. In 2006 she was chosen to be a part of THREAD, a performing arts group that traveled to Ghana for a cultural exchange. At Hofstra University she was a dancer and the Vice president of Imani Dance Ensemble for three years. As an educator, she taught at Showtime Dance in Wayne NJ, continues to choreograph for the Teaneck Terpsichoreans, and is currently teaching for Dance Art Creative Center in Teaneck, NJ. Brittany has drawn on all of her experiences to become the dancer and educator she is today. Her goal is to guide and encourage her students by teaching the values of discipline, self confidence, and perseverance that are key to not only dance but all aspects of life.
This is Janiya’s 3rd Season teaching at EPA. She started dancing at 3 years old and technically trained in Ballet, Tap & Jazz for 15 years. Janiya is an Award Winning Competitive Dancer with many accolades at both the Regional and National Competition Level. Janiya enjoyed the opportunity to travel and dance Internationally in London and perform at Disneyland Paris. Janiya is very excited to continue to share her knowledge and love for Dance at EPA.