TEACHERS

Miss Alyssa Noll, Levels Dance Studio Director


Alyssa grew up dancing at Jeannie Cardinal's School of Dance since the age of 2. She took classes such as Ballet, Tap, Pointe, Jazz, Tumbling, Lyrical, and Modern. She became an assistant teacher/choreographer at age 10. She went to Nazareth Area High School where she became the Dance Team's co-captain, founded the First Annual Dance Team Showcase, and led the team to their first award-winning UDA competition. During high school, she also attended Miss Tanya's Expression of Dance where she was a member of the prestigious Dynamite Jazz/Lyrical Team and Gymnastics Production Team. During her senior year, she received 1st place for her Lyrical Solo at Nexstar Regional Dance Competition and received a Special Judge's Award, "Dare Devil", at Lehigh Valley Dance Challenge. Alyssa has studied under well-known professionals such as Brian Friedman, Mia Michaels, Wade Robson, Laurie Ann Gibson, Tyce Diorio, Derek Mitchell, Blake McGrath, Dana Alexa, Cassie Russo and more.  In college, she was an Intern for Lehigh Valley Dance Alliance where she helped organize the Lehigh Valley Dance Challenge. In 2013, Alyssa earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a Minor in Dance from East Stroudsburg University where she was an active member of the University Dance Company which included teaching, choreographing, and performing at ESU each semester. She taught Hip Hop for 2 years at Miss Tanya's Expression of Dance, and after graduation continued teaching at studios in the Poconos/Scranton area, and also was a professional dancer on the Precious Metals Dance Team. Once she began teaching at Dance 'til Dawn (before it was Levels), her second year of leading the Junior Hip Hop Competition Team, they won the Shooting Star Award at Beyond the Stars Competition, and a bid to Nationals! She then took ownership of the studio and renamed it Levels where she started her award winning Competition Team, Levels Elite. Miss Alyssa was overjoyed when in their first season she received the "Ultimate Crowd Pleaser" Choreography Award for her Elite Hip Hop at Beyond The Stars Competition, and a Diamond High Score at Omega Dance Challenge. During her second competition season, she started two additional levels of competition teams. Alyssa was ecstatic when her Beginner Elite Hip Hop Team snagged Platinum 1st Place Overall, Pre Elite Lyrical got 1st in Category, and Pre Elite Acro got Platinum 4th Place Overall at Breakout Competition! BTS left her speechless when they awarded her with the "Ultimate Crowd Pleaser" Choreography Award for the second year in a row! Alyssa is proud to continue this legendary dance studio that began many years ago with Melody. She is happy to fulfill her childhood dream of being a dance studio owner. In her spare time, (yeah right - like she has any!) if she is not working at FNB as Head Teller or choreographing for KISS Theatre, a non-profit organization, Alyssa is probably enjoying the outdoors, or spending time with her friends, family, fiance Aziz, and their 3 beloved cats; Kiara, Skinny, and Little Girl.

Miss LuAnn Noll, Assistant Director

 

LuAnn grew up in Norwich, NY where she participated in Track and Field, the high school band, Baton, school plays, Cheerleading and Dance. After High School, she became certified to teach group fitness classes.  She later moved to Nazareth, PA where she studied Elementary Education at ESU, got married, and had her daughter, Alyssa. Miss LuAnn coached Cheerleading and continued her dance training at Jeannie Cardinal’s School of Dance.  For twelve years she taught classes at Jeannie Cardinal's in Ballet, Lyrical, Jazz, Tap and Tumbling with her daughter, Alyssa, as a student and then as her assistant. She was able to train dancers beginning at age 2 all the way up to their Teens. Throughout her dance years, she has traveled to NYC and Las Vegas to study and attend many professional dance workshops such as The Pulse, Tam Jams and Dance Olympus. After her daughter began participating in Dance Competitions, Miss LuAnn also enjoyed competing as a member of the Impact Adult Jazz Team at Miss Tanya's Expression of Dance. Now that she's a proud staff member at Levels, she continues her love of teaching children and adults in classes such as Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Modern, Musical Theatre, and Levels Elite Teams. After her first year with Levels, she was so proud that her Tap Elite Team won a Platinum at their first competition as well as 2 additional High Golds at Beyond the Stars Competition and at Nationals. In her 2nd year at Levels, her Tap Team earned a Judges Award, 2 Platinum High Scores, and a High Gold at True Dance Challenge, BTS, and Breakout! They also got the highest score for Levels at TDC and BTS! She is overjoyed to embark on another year of teaching and directing with her daughter Alyssa at Levels.

Miss Kelsey Clarke, Instructor/Choreographer

Kelsey has always had a passion for performing. From a very young age, she has participated in numerous plays, concerts, band performances, and gymnastics. In 2014, she began taking dance classes at this location in its former name, Dance til Dawn. This is where Kelsey discovered that dance was her true passion. For the last 5 years, she has taken multiple classes including but not limited to Hip Hop, Jazz, Musical Theater,  Lyrical, Contemporary, Jazz Funk, and Ballet. During her first year at Levels, she was a member of the Elite Hip Hop Team who earned a Diamond at their first competition. She was also a member on the Musical Theater Team who earned First Overall in Category at BTS Nationals! She also received High Gold for her solo at Omega Dance Challenge, and High Gold and Special Judge's Award at Beyond The Stars Competition. In her second year at Levels, she was on 4 Pro Elite Teams who got numerous awards and high scores throughout their competition season. She also received 3 High Golds, 2 Judges Awards, and a First Overall for her solo this passed Competition Season! She assisted in teaching Hip Hop, and even taught her own Acro class, which she truly enjoys because she gets to put her gymnastics background to use!  Kelsey looks forward to continue teaching and sharing her skills with younger dancers so that they can also experience the joy of finding their true passion in dance!

Miss Megan Ruggiero, Instructor/Choreographer

Miss Megan has performance experience on stage and television, and has appeared in music videos. She was a member of the performing duo No Option, where she was involved in song writing, performing, producing, choreographing and live performances along the east coast. She has planned, directed and produced performing arts camps, showcases, and special events. Her professional training includes: Broadway Dance Center’s Frank Hattchet, Mia Micheals, Glen and Brian Freidman, Michelle Asaf, Chet Walker, Chet Holdling, Abron Glover, Bev Brown, Finis Jung, Shelly Oliver, Chio, etc.; Steps on Broadway; and Dance Plus, Inc. Megan grew up dancing, singing, choreographing, and eventually managing Dance Plus, Inc. from 1987-2015 until it closed. She now runs a small studio out of her home and teaches full time at various dance studios in the Lehigh Valley area. We are so excited to add Megan to our team!

Student Assistants

We are very proud to have some of our Levels Elite students to help out at the studio throughout the year.

Nicolette Corrao, Front Desk Manager, Jazz Assistant & Private Lessons Teacher

Katie Kelsey, Front Desk, Hip Hop & Ballet/Tap Assistant

Lilly Stein, Acro Assistant

1421 ROUTE 209 SUITE #109

BRODHEADSVILLE, PA 18322

PHONE: (484) 426-4888

levelsdancestudio@yahoo.com