Marisol Custodio is currently teaching yoga and kickboxing at Star Studios. She completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training and is registered through Yoga Alliance. Through the American Council on Exercise, she earned the certification of Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, and Mind-body specialist. Marisol also has 17 years of experience in over 10 styles of martial arts and recently obtained her cardio kickboxing certification. She specializes in health and wellness for mental health and loves to help people heal and make peace with their body through exploration and the creation of safe spaces.
Nadia O' Hara is currently studying with Pennsylvania School of Performing Arts, specializing in ballet, contemporary, modern, jazz, and hip hop. She has been studying dance since she was two years old and hopes to continue through college. She has traveled to New York City and trained with Joffrey Ballet for a summer intensive and taken a variety of classes at Broadway Dance Center. Nadia also has experience in teaching beginner classes for ages 3-7, and enjoys helping the youth develop a love for dance. After completing school, Nadia wishes to stay in the arts following a career in photography and cinematography. She hopes to be able to incorporate dance and movement in her professional career.
Kathleena is a contemporary Bucks County, PA based performer. She specializes in Tribal Fusion (ITS) Belly Dance with proficient ability in other forms. These forms include American Style, Cabaret, Turkish Influence, Traditional Styles, and Basket Dancing.
Throughout her career as a dancer she made it a point to broaden her technical influence. She has had the opportunity to study Modern, Flamenco, Hip-Hop, and Pantomime.
Her journey through dance as a professional began by having the honor to study with and learn from some of today's greatest dancers, teachers, and musicians from all over the world. Some of these include; Rachel Brice, Mardi Love, Zoe Jakes, Violet Scrap, Moria Chappell, Suhalia Salimpour, percussionist Hossam Ramzy, and many others.
Attitude separates her from a lot of other dancers. She is a true performer at heart and it shows during each and every performance. Kathleena is excited to be a part of the Stars Studios team and enjoys sharing her love and passion of dance with others.
For all of us at Stars Studios, dance is a number one passion. There is nothing more rewarding than being able to see individuals flourish and grow through dancing.
Justine Torres is an experienced dancer, vocalist, instrumentalist, and actress. Her dancing days began at the age of two. Justine began her studies of ballet, tap, and jazz at Candy’s Gotta Dance Studio in Chalfont, PA. She progressed to dance at Knecht Dance Academy in Levittown, PA. Her dance career continued as part of the dance team at Notre Dame High School in Lawrenceville, NJ. In college and beyond she studied Ballroom, Latin, and Swing dancing. She made her dream of teaching on her own a reality in 2014 at Budzynski’s Dance Studio. Justine has been teaching Ballroom, Latin, and Swing dancing at Stars Studios. Stars Studios currently operates in Plumstead, PA. Since a young age Justine has been a singer, pianist, and actress performing in shows such as Grease, West Side Story, and many more productions. Justine has taken the crown and ranked for pageants such as Hawaiian Tropic, Premiere Productions, Miss Sunburst, Miss New Jersey just to name a few. She exudes excitement for the performing arts through teaching and is excited to be a part of the Stars Studios team.
We are pleased to serve Pennsylvania in Plumstead, PA located in beautiful Bucks County. Our main areas of dance include Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Bellydancing, and more. We do offer specialty lessons in other areas of dance as well. These areas include but are not limited to Samba, Viennese Waltz, West Coast Swing, Mambo, Shag, and more. We are here to cater to you and help you learn how to dance. We can help you prepare for your wedding dance, learn dance moves for a special event, make a dance routine, help you feel confidence on any dance floor, dance for fitness, relaxation, personal time, or time with someone special. We are here to fulfill your dancing needs. With friendly instructors and a great atmosphere we assure you a wonderful time of dancing.
We look forward to meeting you!!!
Helen Mitchell began her dance exploration at age two at Dance Unlimited in Philadelphia. As a teenager she furthered her dance career at Pennsport Scool of Dance and Tracy Hall Dance Company. Helen then ventured into her South Philadelphia roots to join a Philadelphia Mummer’s Fancy Brigade leading into positions such as head dancer, co-captain and assistant choreographer. Presently, Helen is a member of the 2nd Street Shooters New Years’s Brigade and will be seen on television in this year’s parade. Furthermore, Helen has studied all sorts of dance styles but specializes in hip hop, reggae dancehall, old school and dance fitness. As an adult, Helen currently takes classes to improve her skills at places such as DAT dance studio, Koresh, Powerhouse, Philly Dance fitness and is certified as a house party fitness instructor. Helen’s primary purpose is not to teach steps but to help people find themselves by feeling the beat and dancing with moves that solely come from the heart. She feels there's always freedom and joy in being yourself!
Alyssa has danced since the age of three. She has experience in Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, ballet, Acro, and contemporary. Her dedication to the craft led her to explore other ways to utilize her dance training, be it through cheerleading, choreographing dance numbers for her high school drama dept., or playing ice hockey.
After a hiatus from dance she returns to help cultivate a love of dance and expression at Stars Studios. She strives to cultivate a culture of acceptance and love in her teaching methods, believing we all have value, no matter what size or shape we are.
Nicole Bello began her dancing career at the age of 5 at the YMCA. She spent most of her childhood dancing at Candy's Gotta Dance. Throughout college she danced for Diane Sharp Dancers, managed and taught at Tre Sorelle Dance Academy, and taught classes at Fitcare. After receiving her degree in Elementary and Special Education, she continued to teach classes at the Academy of Dance Artistry and Spotlight Dance Centre. Nicole has experience teaching tap, jazz, ballet, acrobatics, hip hop, and lyrical. She enjoys teaching children of all ages and watching her students grow into creative artists.
Paula Phillips had some exposure to dance classes as a child, but somewhat limited since she lived in a rural setting.
As a young adult in college, she became interested in modern dance and studied at the University of South Florida. She trained sufficiently well to take Master classes from leaders in the modern dance community such as Paul Taylor Dance Company, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, and Alvin Ailey Dance Company.
Paula changed interest in college and developed a career in science, but she maintained her interest in dance as a hobby. It was difficult to find modern dance classes, so she switched to ballet and studied at Brandywine Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet Arts, and Budzynski Studios.
Paula taught Zumba for several years starting in 2009 at Northampton Community College, The Bucks Club, and at several large corporate venues. She also studied Improvisational Tribal Style for several years, performing with Daughters of the Hip, Tribal Spirit, and Hipnosis.
Zoe D'Angelo is a student at Central Bucks High School West. She has been dancing since she was 3 years old! She has experience in Ballet, Jazz and Lyrical. She has used her experience with dance to support her as a CB West cheerleader. She loves choreographing dances and teaching them to others. She is very passionate about the art of dance, helping and leading others to success.
She is so excited to start this journey with Stars Studios and cannot wait to meet you!
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Grace Rudloff is currently studying with the Pennsylvania School of Performing Arts. She specializes in Ballet & Musical Theater but also has and continues in Contemporary, Modern, Lyrical, Tap, Jazz, and Voice & Acting. She has been trained under some of the most talented Broadway professionals. This past summer, Grace was awarded a scholarship for the Institute for American Musical Theater in New York City where she trained under many current Broadway stars. She stays busy training as she has also travelled to Jackson, Mississippi over the recent summers to train at America’s Premier Christian Ballet Company, Ballet Magnificant. Grace has a passion for teaching beginner classes and loves seeing the progression from day 1 to the end of the year. After graduation, Grace plans to continue her professional career as an on the stage.
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Carly D'Angelo has been dancing since the age of 3 and has experience in Jazz, Ballet, and Hip Hop. She first started dancing at Ginny Lee Dance Studio in Bensalem. She spent most of her childhood dancing at Dance Arts Collaborative in Plumstead. Most recently she has choreographed for Tohickon Middle Schoole where she led the team to win district championships. She loves to choreograph and has choreographed many cheerleading and dance routines.
Carly has led an impressive academic and philanthropic career at West Chester University. She is currently a senior working towards a degree in Communication and Media. In 2019, she was given the honor of winning the Leadership, Academic, and Highest Interview awards by the Miss West Chester University Scholarship Organization in which contestants must qualify in the areas of leadership, scholarship, and community service. These areas are the core of her work as a student and sister of the philanthropic sorority Phi Sigma Sigma.
Carly’s academic concentrations have facilitated the growth of her knowledge and success professionally as the on-campus weather anchor for WCU Weekly TV. This opportunity led her to landing her dream internship at FOX 29 News in Philadelphia, where she had hands on experience working in one of the largest news markets in the country. In her free time, Carly enjoys spending time with her cat, Mocha, shopping, and taking naps.