Meet the Team
Sha'Anna 'Shay" Williams
Competitive Dance Coordinator
Sha'Anna "Shay" Williams is our studio owner/director. She began dancing at the age of 4 and once she started...she never stopped!
Born and raised in Boston, MA she began her dance training with Urban Connections Dance Company. At the age of 14 she joined Lady Quo (the female counterpart to America's Best Dance Crew season 1 finalist Status QUO) where she honed in on her passion for dance and love of choreography.
In 2010 Shay moved to New Jersey to attend Montclair State University where she studied Dance and Sociology.
As a teacher Shay believes one must remain current. She prides herself in growing as an instructor by constantly auditioning, taking class, training, and performing. Her training consists of hip hop, ballet, jazz, contemporary, modern, reggae/soca, jazz funk, and commercial dance/heels. The dance world is constantly evolving, and the more she grows and expands as a teacher and artist; the more she can pass down to her students.
Creator of LettosExpress: In her earlier dance years Rhianna was apart of an all female Hip Hop dance crew. Soon after that she began expanding her training in the Tri-State area with burlesque and heels. Rhianna's professional career started as a back up dancer for an East Coast based Doo-Wop group. Past work credentials include: Live Performance Art, Choreographer, Motivator, and Costume model.
Eboni Cave was raised in Teaneck, NJ. She started dancing at the age of 3 and hasn't stopped ever since. She joined Five Star Dance Center at the age of 5 where she learned Tap, Jazz, Modern, Ballet, African Dance and Hip Hop. She danced throughout high school with Teaneck Dance Ensemble and the Teaneck Terpsichoreans. While at Florida A&M University Eboni received her Bachelor's Degree in Health Science and joined FAMU Elite Dance Squad. She eventually served on the Executive Board as Co-Captain, Captain, Artistic Director, and eventually President. After graduating college Eboni continued her passion for dance by taking a variety of classes and joining The Synergy Project. She currently works as an Occupational Therapist Assistant in a nursing home in West Orange and is a Certified Vixen Workout Instructor.
Miss Janet has been dancing since the age 4. She has always had a passion for dancing. At age 12 she started dancing competitively and also started assisting with different teachers. This is when her love for teaching started. By the time she graduated high school she had taught tots classes and was an assistant to the ballet teacher for 4 years. After high school Janet went to college in NYC and continued teaching dance classes in her home studio. Though she didn't attend school for dance she kept up on her training by taking classes weekly at various studios in NYC.
After graduating college she knew that she wanted to keep teaching and pursue a dance career. She started working with the show band Joey Arminio and the Family as a back up dancer and joined Amira Mor Performing Arts Company as a belly dancer. She still works with both of these companies to this day. Miss Janet has been teaching kids and adults for more than half her life. Currently she teaches Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Belly Dance & Yoga. She works in various private schools, studios, and daycares throughout North Jersey.
Ballet/Jazz/Contemporary/Jumps, Leaps, and Turns
Jenna McNeill grew up in Goffstown, NH and started dancing and
competing at N-Step Dance Center at the age of 3. She trained in Jazz,
Tap, Ballet, Contemporary, Lyrical, and Hip Hop. At 14 she joined
Boston Community Dance Project where she fell in love with
contemporary dance and performing. During this time she had the
opportunity to perform at events such as Carnival NYC, Boston
GreenFest, and Ring the Alarm.
In 2021, Jenna graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a
Bachelor of Arts in Dance and International Studies. At Marymount,
Jenna studied Jazz, Ballet, Modern, and Composition and performed
works by Catherine Cabeen, Andrea Markus, and Alberto Del Saz.
Jenna began teaching at the age of 15, and it immediately became one
of her passions. She believes in a holistic approach to teaching and
has taught classes for dancers ages 2-18. Jenna continues to train and
grow her passion for dance so that she can pass as much knowledge down
to her students as she can.
Jeffry is an actor, singer and tap dancer, and has been performing for over 20 years. Jeffry has trained in the art of tap with Deborah Mitchell, Karen Calloway Williams, Omar Edwards, and many others. Some of his past credits include "Riffin & Tappin", "Dance Bojangles Dance", "42nd Street", "Shades Of Harlem", and recently New York City Center Encores “Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope" directed and choreographed by Savion Glover. He also occasionally performs as Sammy Davis Jr in The Rat Pack Together Again which performs all over the east coast. Jeffry also teaches tap in New Jersey and the tri-state area and is a member and a principal dancer of the New Jersey Tap Dance Ensemble under the direction of Deborah Mitchell. www.jeffryfoote.com
Hip Hop/Ballet/Contemporary/Jump, Leaps, and Turns
Amber Pennyfeather-Williams began her dance training at the age of 3, through recreational & private training classes. She then was recruited by her instructor, Michael Gary, to join his pre-professional dance academy/company, Acrodanse Theatre, at the age of 4. Amber trained in Classical Ballet, Modern (traditional and contemporary), Lyrical, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Gymnastics/Acrobatics, Afro-Fusion & Liturgical dance while participating within Acrodanse Theatre. She also served as the co/captain and co-choreographer of her high school dance team for two years. After graduating high school, she continued her training in dance at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. She has shared her talent, teaching statewide at all levels, youth to adult, in every style, working with students in many different areas. She also has experience as a choreographer and background dancer throughout the years, working with local and nationally known up and coming artists. Amber is the founder & director of her own dance instructional program, Souls Of Art Dance, which includes instruction of all styles of dance and movement to all ages and levels. Throughout her years of dance instruction, Amber has also incorporated her knowledge and love of dance into her position as a Preschool teacher and Teacher’s Assistant, including movement and creation into her students’ curriculum. She loves working with children, teaching them everything she has learned about the beauty and art of dance, while encouraging them to find their own special voice within the movement.