Jill D'Aguanno started her professional career in Chicago, IL, where she studied extensively with Gus Giordano. Her career then took her to Dallas, TX where she fell in love with teaching.
Jill is an energetic, enthusiastic teacher who focuses on developing the entire dancer. Her passion is in the classroom and she strives to share her knowledge and experience with all of her students. Her emphasis on strong technique and boundless energy has made her a significant force in the dance industry.
Jill's classes are warm and welcoming. She continues to teach all levels, and she takes the same creative approach to all of her classes, LITTLE STEPS through professional. Her team choreography is exciting, innovative and entertaining. Her choreography has been recognized both regionally and nationally. Her teams have received countess awards and accolades. Her high energy, entertaining, showstoppers are always the talk of the town.
Jill has been sharing her passion for dance with all of her students at NEDA since 1998 and she continues to inspire her students at every level, year after year. She strives to share her vision and vast experience as a master teacher, choreographer and mentor, in hopes of guiding her talented students of today into the stars of tomorrow.
Hope Specht has an impeccable reputation in the New England dance world. Known for her explosive and innovative choreography, she is in constant demand as a teacher and adjudicator. Having owned and operated her own dance studio for over 15 years, her students were World Champions, and 2-Time Silver Medallists in Germany. Hope also had the prestigious honor of being nominated to choreograph and perform for then President, George Bush, Sr.
Hope has shared her talents with dancers across the country, teaching workshops and master classes. She has been a senior staff member at NEDA since 2006. Hope's unique and creative style is contagious. Her classes focus on style and proper technique. Known for pushing her students to their ultimate potential her creative insight and original vision is a inspiration to all of her students.
Hope's classroom is an environment where Artistic risks and deliberate stylistic choices are encouraged. The master of Improvisation, her techniques will help students master the mind as well as the body.
is the reigning 2017
Junior Miss World Dancer of the Year!