Meet The Staff
Miss Kelsay is the owner and director here at Trademark. She opened the studio with the help of her amazing staff in 2016 and has never looked back!
She has trained with some of the most amazing teachers and choreographers in the US, but one of her favorite experiences was dancing with Beth Level for Disney at the age of 11.
She has a Bachelor's degree in public health with a minor in dance from Stockton University.
One of her biggest accomplishment is Trademark becoming nationally ranked! "We are young but we are innovative and create the most beautiful dancers" She has trained multiple title winners, won multiple choreography awards and placed overall at a multitude of regional and national competitions.
Her teaching philosophy is to always put forth the best energy she possibly can to influence in a positive way. Always focus on the positive and how to improve. "I want dancers to love dance and never lose that passion so guiding them to that place is something I am passionate about"
FUN FACT! Her favorite ice cream flavor is vanilla and her favorite sport is snowboarding
Miss Emma is the assistant director at Trademark Dance Academy.
Emma started dancing when she was 2 years old and started competitive dance when she was 7. She spent her last few years of training at Trademark Dance Academy when it began in 2016, through 2019.
Winning multiple regional titles and a National Title, Emma had grown up in the competitive dance world and trained in many styles including; jazz, lyrical, musical theatre, tap, acro, hiphop, ballet and more. Assisting alongside Miss Kelsay and being a part of the company, Emma realized she has a passion for teaching. Picking up a few things on the way, Emma is now the social media manager, creative assistant, and designs and creates costumes at TDA.
Now, Emma has been teaching since she was 16 and has just won her first choreography award this past season along with costume awards.
Emma wants to inspire her students to always have fun and leave the studio everyday feeling accomplished.
FUN FACT! Emma's favorite memory at Trademark was when she won 1st place overall in hip hop with her team in 2019.
Miss Britt has experience in teaching, choreographing & inspiring for over 10 years.
Miss Britt has earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Delaware majoring in Fashion Merchandising. While fashion is another passion of hers, she enjoys designing, embellishing, and altering costumes each year.
She has won several costume awards, choreography awards, special awards, and highest scoring awards. She enjoys working with the students, parents, & her friends/ co-workers in such a rewarding environment!
"I believe in trying to create a safe learning place while developing a fair relationship with each dancer! Respect for each other is very important for success :) "
FUN FACT! Her favorite color is green!
Miss Courtney has studied many genres of dance including tap, jazz, ballet, modern, contemporary, and improv. Currently, Courtney is also a candidate studying to receive her BA in Dance with a minor in Business Administration from Georigan Court University and is expected to graduate in 2022!
Throughout her many years of both competitive and noncompetitive dance, Courtney has been trained by many different artists and teachers. During her competitive years, Courtney was awarded the “Most Photogenic” award at the national level from On Point Dance Competition. She was also invited to attend their nationals, take master classes, and perform in the Ultimate Victory Performance!
Overall, Courtney’s love for dance started at a very young age and continues to grow tremendously each day. She believes one of the most rewarding jobs is being a dance teacher and hopes to share that love with all of her students.
Courtney continues to aspire and work towards her goals not only as a dancer and performer herself, but as a teacher as well. She is so excited to be a part of the TDA team.
FUN FACT! Miss Courtneys favorite food is sushi!
Miss Sara is 24 years old and a teacher/choreographer.
Sara is a professional ballroom dancer, specializing in latin dance such as Salsa, Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, and Jive. She competes regularly and trains with top coaches at Rogers Dancesport Center, as well as names such as Tony Dovolani from Dancing with the Stars.
Sara is passionate about sharing her love of dance, and looks forward to each opportunity to teach students and bring out the best in them. Her philosophy is to train hard, but to still have fun and remember the joy that dancing brings.
Sara’s love for performing and dancing started as soon as she could walk, and she is grateful to work and spend her time immersed in what she loves.
Fun Fact: Sara’s favorite food is sweet potato fries!
Miss Dawn is a native of New Jersey and began her dance training at the age of 6 in her hometown of Edison. She has been professionally trained in Ballet, Tap and Jazz from various studios in NJ and NY. She continues her training through teacher workshops and seminars.
Her performance experience includes lead dancer at Six Flags Great Adventure, Chandris (Celebrity) Fantasy Cruise Line, and summer community theatre. A graduate of Rutgers University, Dawn founded and was artistic director for the Absolute Dance Co. in 1997 and has taught for several studios across NJ. She brings 38 years of dance teaching experience to every class. Many of her students have become professional dancers or teachers themselves. Her love of dance shines through as she encourages students to be the best they can be.
Miss Madi is 17 years old and has been training with trademark since it began in 2016.
Madi started dancing when she was 4 and competitively when she was 10, training in many styles such as: tap, jazz, hiphop, lyrical, ballet, and more.
For several past seasons, Madi has assisted besides Miss Britt and other Trademark staff. Assisting and dancing apart of the company she developed a new love for teaching.
Madi’s goal is to inspire all students and watch them grow each class. She is grateful to work, learn, and spend each day doing what she loves.