Shoreline Dance Academy offers instruction in all disciplines of dance for the recreational dancer and the pre-professional dancer. With a teaching faculty of over 12 professionals, we are able to meet the various needs of each dancer as an individual. We foster respect for one another, respect for the art of dance while nurturing each dancer through positive feedback and encouragement enabling each child to shine.
Cathy studied at the Joffrey Ballet in NYC and the Princeton Ballet School in NJ, earned a certificate of dance from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center’s Certificate Program. She danced as a student with the Ailey Company in a piece entitled "Memoria" and was a member of the Staten Island Ballet.
Erin began her dance journey with Shoreline Dance Academy in 2008 and graduated in 2018. She specializes in Musical Theater, Tap & Rockette style dance. She received her associate degree in education from Brookdale Community College and is currently attending Rutgers University as an education major.
Caitlin has been part of the Shoreline family since we opened in 2004. Caitlin now works in our office and there is nothing she doesn’t do here. We thank her for the tireless hours she spends building our slideshows and movies as she has managed to capture each dancer for our holiday shows and year end recitals. We are very fortunate to have Caitlin on staff with us as she keeps us organized and on task.
Mary is a Shoreline alumni, who studied various disciplines of dance. Spending many years focusing on Tap, Hip Hop and other Street styles, and Contemporary she also completed her studies in the R.A.D. Syllabus. She continues her studies at various studios in New York, mostly virtually, and is thrilled to be a part of the Shoreline team!
Shannon Summers trained at the Robin McGill School of Dance. She graduated from the Red Bank Regional Dance Department, and studied at the Catholic University of America for early childhood education. She returned to her childhood studio as a staff member. She has been teaching dance for 12 years.
Named after her grandmother Jean who was an accomplished dancer, Jeanna Tanner began dancing at the age of 3 in Claremore, Oklahoma. She studied Modern Dance at the Oklahoma Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain from 1987-1989 and continued to return to Quartz Mountain for multiple summers as a Modern Dance liaison. It was here that she worked hand in hand with Clay Taliaferro, former José Limón member and Jacquelyn Buglisi, former Martha Graham dancer. Jeanna went on to study Modern Dance Performance at University of Oklahoma and then received a Bachelor of Science at University of Central Oklahoma on a full dance scholarship. Jeanna has been sharing her passion teaching modern, tap, ballet, jazz and creative movement at Shoreline Dance Academy since 2005.
Darika a former student of classical ballet at the National Academy of Ballet: Kyrgyzstan and The Moscow Academy of Ballet. Darika performed as a principal dancer with the National Academy of Ballet.
Rachel is thrilled to be back at home with her Shoreline family. Rachel taught jazz and musical theater from 2008 to 2019 before she took a hiatus to travel and invest in a variety of creative pursuits. She now runs her own photography business and is so excited to be back in the classroom working with dancers again!