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Guest Teacher Bios


Danielle Sten-Guillermo

Lance Guillermo

Hip Hop

Company Choreographer





Company Choreographer

Billy Griffin

Musical Theater

Company Choreographer


Manny Castro

Latin Jazz

Company Choreographer

Risa Snapp

UD Dance Team Prep Summer Guest Instructor




Allyson Kelly

Former Radio City Rockette

Summer Guest Instructor

Summer Guest Instructor



Paige St John

BFA Dance Ohio State, Former Ohio State Dance Team Member

Summer Guest Instructor




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Guest Teacher Bios:

Lance Guillermo 

Hip Hop Master Class & Dance Company Choreographer                                              

From the streets of Baltimore to the bright lights in Hollywood, Lance has performed and choreographed his way to being a well-respected and sought-after hip-hop dancer and choreographer, striving to be a true original in his field. His multi-faceted career in dance spans music, film, and television. Lance’s television credits include being Assistant Choreographer to Emmy-Nominated Christopher Scott for Disney Channel’s, “Shake It Up”, ABC’s “Good Morning America”, and “The View”. He performed with music icon Gloria Estefan on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, “The Rosie Show”, “Nuestra Navidad”, and “The View”. Lance performed in the 2008 Teen Choice Awards as a member of the ACDC (Adam {Sevani} {Jon} Chu Dance Crew) with Chris Brown, Adam Sevani (Moose), and the world-famous “Jabbawockeez”. His music video credits include Gloria Estefan’s “Wepa” music video, and Ciara’s “Get Up” music video. Lance was a featured dancer in Touchstone Pictures film “Step Up” and assistant choreographer to Christopher Scott, and featured dancer in Disney Channel’s Original Movie “Lemonade Mouth”. He also had the pleasure of dancing for Lady Gaga at the Wonderland AIDS benefit in LA.

Lance is currently on faculty for the WILD: Dance Convention and the Baltimore-based workshop, CRAZE: A New Dance Experience. In 2008, Lance and his wife Danielle Sten-Guillermo co-founded “On the DL”. With Danielle's boundary-pushing contemporary work and Lance's preservation of the original street styles of hip hop, On the DL creates movement and beauty collaborative of two different dance disciplines. When their multi-faceted styles are combined they create a raw dance experience. Lance is also the founder of the Kombined Stylez Crew which active members include, Christopher Scott, Jamile McGee (MTA), and Poly-Rok.

Despite his list of credits, what makes Lance most happy is being able to educate and inspire through teaching and choreographing. He works to preserve the original styles of hip-hop dance including b-boying (breakdance), poppin’, and lockin’ in his choreography, and teach the historical background of the hip-hop movement. He encourages everyone he teaches to use these tools to become a better hip-hop dancer but to also use what they learn in hip-hop to strengthen and sharpen their dance abilities in whatever style of dance they do. Lance seeks to mentor his students and inspire them to appreciate all forms of dance, keeping the streets of Baltimore in mind when they hit the dance floor.


Danielle Sten-Guillermo

Danielle Sten-Guillermo 
 Contemporary Master Class & Dance Company Choreographer

Danielle Sten-Guillermo develops inspiring contemporary compositions that are sought after by other innovators, contemporary companies, and educational institutions. She strives to be an innovator of new ideas, styles, and techniques - pushing the boundaries of movement and beauty - rather than a follower of the present-day trends. Her work has been performed on the stage at the Joyce Theater in New York City and in the scenes of Disney Channel movies, representing her versatility in the industry.

Danielle has been blessed to work alongside 2-time Emmy-nominated choreographer, Christopher Scott in film, music, and television. She was his Assistant Choreographer and Dancer in the Disney Channel Original Movie, "Teen Beach Movie" and its sequel, "Teen Beach 2", as well as in "Lemonade Mouth". Her television credits as Assistant Choreographer include SYTYCD Season 7 Finale Show, ABC's "Good Morning America" and "The View", and as a dancer for music icon, Gloria Estefan, on "The Rosie Show", "Nuestra Navidad", and "The View". Danielle was also a dancer in Gloria Estefan's "Wepa" music video. Danielle is a resident faculty member for Turn it Up Dance Convention, A Day of Dance, Powerpak, and the Baltimore-based workshop CRAZE: A New Dance Experience.

In 2008, Danielle and her husband, Lance Guillermo, created "On the DL". They are a fusion of unique contemporary movement with the fundamentals of hip hop technique - a duet that challenges the misconceptions of a true blend of contemporary movement with authentic hip hop dance. Together, Danielle and Lance were invited to perform at the 2015 TEDxBaltimore Conference. Furthermore, Danielle and Lance wrote, directed, and choreographed two original works entitled "Working America” in 2013 and “366” in 2016. Together they travel nationally and internationally to teach workshops and master classes, and choreograph unique compositions. Danielle is represented by Movement Talent Agency for Choreography and Education.

Billy Griffin 

Musical Theater Dance Company Choreographer

Billy Griffin is a New York City-based choreographer and dance educator with a BFA from NYU/Tisch. Select choreography credits include the National Tour of "Friends! The Musical Parody", as well as work for the Hudson Valley Dance Festival featuring "So You Think You Can Dance" winner Ricky Ubeda, The Red Bucket Follies for BC/EFA, The Drama League Gala At The Plaza (honoring Steve Martin), Hershey Park, Issac Mizrahi for QVC, The Miss America Organization, The National YoungArts Foundation, New York Musical Festival (nomination for choreography), The Joffrey Ballet School, The Steps Conservatory, Fordham/Ailey, New York University and Pace University. As a performer, Billy was in the Broadway/National Tour Productions of "Mary Poppins", "White Christmas", and "Young Frankenstein".  Associate/ Assistant credits include work with Sonya Tayeh, Josh Bergasse, Andy Blankenbuhler, and Al Blackstone. Billy teaches weekly at both Steps on Broadway and Broadway Dance Center. Billy is also a proud Legacy Ambassador for lululemon. 


Manny Castro 

 Latin Jazz Master Class & Dance Company Choreographer

Manny Castro is the Studio Director of DanceZone in Miami, Florida. His many television credits include; "America's Got Talent", "Dance Moms", "World of Dance", "Live to Dance", and many Spanish productions. Manny was toured with many popular recording artists such as; Paula Abdul, The Black Eyed Peas, Ricky Martin, and Shakira. He judges for many national dance competitions and teaches jazz, contemporary, and hip hop dance, but is mostly known for Latin ballroom and Latin fusion dance styles.


Risa Snapp

UD Dance Team Head Coach & Summer Guest Instructor

Risa is an alumnus of both the University of Delaware and its Dance Team. As a four-year member, she was a part of the first National Championship team in 2005. Upon graduation, Risa continued her passion for dance by teaching classes for local studios and performing with the ICONic Dance Crew. In addition, she has accrued years of experience coaching and consulting for dance teams in the northeast. Risa received her B.S. in nutrition and currently works incorporate fitness as a program manager at Campbell Soup WHQ.

Elyse Scalia 

Summer Guest Instructor 

Elyse Nicole Scalia is a talented American dancer who has been passionate about dance since age three. Born and raised in Landenberg, Pennsylvania, Elyse has trained in multiple states, including Delaware, New Jersey, and New York. She has honed her skills in various dance styles such as jazz, ballet, lyrical, hip-hop, ballroom, tap, and contemporary.
Currently, Elyse is studying at the prestigious University of North Carolina School of the Arts, pursuing her BFA in contemporary dance. She has the opportunity to train every day in modern and ballet under the guidance of an amazing faculty which includes Brenda Daniels, Ashley Lindsey, Ming-Lung Yang, Abigail Yager, Dayna Fox, Kira Blazek Ziaii, and Angelina Sansone.
Throughout high school, Elyse was a part of the Kinections dance company based in New York, where Marissa Jean trained her, Yukui Fukui, Kristen Carcone, Tamisha Guy, and Andrea Ward. Elyse spent most of her time training at American Dance Academy where she was taught by Jerzy Golek and Jessica Westnedge Olinik. Her talent and hard work have been recognized, and in 2019, she was featured in Showstoppers magazine representing Delaware. Elyse is also certified in pilitaes. 
Despite her successes, Elyse remains humble and works tirelessly to improve her craft. She is always ready for any opportunity that comes her way, and her dedication to dance is truly inspiring. With her talent, hard work, and passion, Elyse will surely achieve great things in dance. 

Paige St John

Summer Guest Instructor and ADA substitute teacher

Paige St. John holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance from The Ohio State University (2019) and is currently pursuing her M.A. in Dance Education from the University of Northern Colorado. From 2021 – 2022, she performed and trained professionally with the contemporary-fusion Cleveland Dance Project Company (OH), filling her last year in her home state with inspiration and gratitude. Now, Paige is based in Wilmington, DE, working and traveling as a choreographer and dance educator, moving with young and adult athletes and creators domestically and internationally. Her work as an educator has taken her across the globe, leading her to have either choreographed, taught, judged, or presented dance education and coaching seminars on five out of the seven continents. Some of her most notable and inspiring experiences include performing at the Rebild Bakker 4th of July Festival in Denmark (2017); teaching private coaching sessions with various teams in Slovenia (2019); judging the Ukrainian Dance Championship Cup in Kharkiv (2021); and spending four incredible months teaching, choreographing, writing curriculum, and training other dance educators in Guangzhou, China (2018). In the States, Paige is the Volunteer Assistant Coach of the University of Delaware Dance Team, while also choreographing for a variety of studios and all-star teams, as well as multiple nationally-ranked high school and collegiate dance teams, including The University of Delaware and Temple University. Following her collegiate graduation in 2019, Paige founded the Magnificat Dance Training Company at Magnificat High School (OH), for which she wrote a curriculum and worked as Program Coordinator to develop a now-thriving program which is dedicated to the training and growing of high school students as artists, technicians, performers, and people. She frequently travels as a Master Instructor, specializing in technique and choreography in the styles of Contemporary, Jazz, and Pom, and hosting lectures and seminars for other dance educators and coaches on training techniques, student-coach rapport, and curriculum consistency.




Allyson Kelly

Summer Guest Instructor

Allyson Kelly started dancing at the age of 5, competing all over the US winning numerous titles and high scores. She then received her ballet training on scholarship at the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, DC and then Debbie Allen Dance Academy in Los Angeles, CA. While working with Debbie Allen, Allyson starred in many of Ms. Allen's productions at the Kennedy Center including Dancing in the Wings and Dreams. Allyson then moved to New York City and toured the world with Complexions Contemporary Ballet under the direction of Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson. She was a Radio City Rockette in NYC at Radio City Music Hall for 12 years. Allyson was also in the original spring productions at Radio City choreographed by Mia Michaels and Warren Carlyle. Throughout her career, Allyson has performed on the Tony Awards, Today Show, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Christmas in Rockefeller Center, AGT, VMAs, and the Wendy Williams show to name a few. She has starred in Radio City, Smirnoff, NFL, a National campaign for Neiman Marcus, and Capitol One commercials. Allyson has also danced with Pitbull, Christina Aguilera, and was a featured dancer in an episode of Royal Pains. In addition to dancing, she has modeled for many print campaigns. Allyson also teaches master classes all over the United States and Europe and is a certified CorePower yoga instructor.


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Calen Kurka

Anthony LoCurcio

Olivia Bowman Jackson

Will Laury

Devin Pullins

Jenn Rose

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Lauren Adams

Kailee Combs

Bria Walton

Mark Figuera

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Christopher Jackson

Purdie Baumann

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Brooke Wendle

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Phil Colgan

Ryan McMullen

Debbie Stout

Ashley Carter

Vanessa Martínez de Baños

Beth Mondzelwski

Jeff Manosca

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