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CDE's faculty is comprised of professionally trained, highly educated & experienced dancers & teachers. Our instruction provides correct, safe, highly technical teachings with a caring & compassionate touch.
CDE training provides the preparation for students to pursue a professional career in dance & performance, to attend college as a dance major/minor/dance team member, or to have in your life as recreation or a treasured hobby.

CDE Faculty


Evy Zavolas - MA Dance Education, New York University. Co owner & artistic director of CDE. Registered & Certified Yoga Teacher. Faculty member at Union County College Fine Arts Dept of Dance. Former Club MTV dancer, NJ NETS dancer & performed with numerous companies, regional theater & as a back up dancer. Classical Ballet/Pointe, Lyrical, Jazz, Modern, Creative Movement, Musical Theater, Acting, Yoga, Pilates, Stretch/Floor Barre. 

Christina Zavolas - Manousos  - BFA Dance, Montclair State University. Co owner & artistic director of CDE. Taught dance to non majors at Montclair State Univ. Performed with Club MTV & was a backup dancer/choreographer for various recording artists & tours, including Black Box & Projecto Uno.  Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Ballet, Creative Movement, Musical Theater, Hip Hop.

Jennifer Innis - BFA Dance, Syracuse University. Performed with numerous ballet companies & toured with regional musical theater. Her Russian teaching ballet style is a culmination of 20 years teaching experience. Classical Ballet/Pointe, Lyrical, Jazz, Creative Movement, Musical Theater, Stretch/Floor Barre.   

Lisa Peluso - BFA Dance, Montclair State University. Professional Modern dancer with the ELISA MONTE Modern Dance Company in NYC. Was member of Freespace Dance Company & an apprentice with Jennifer Muller Dance Company in NYC. Professor at numerous community colleges, Montclair State Univ & College of St Elizabeth. Advanced Jazz, Modern, Lyrical, Ballet, Hip Hop, Creative Movement, Musical Theater, Stretch/Floor Barre.               

Corinne Tighe  - Current NYC Radio City Rockette/Professional Dancer. Performed in regional Musical Theater as well. Jazz, Modern, Lyrical, Tap, Ballet, Creative Movement, Musical Theater. 

Krystle Truncale  - AA Dance, Middlesex County College. Professional Hip Hop Dancer/Teacher/Choreographer. Svaroopa Yoga Teacher. Won award for "Best Dancer" at MSU. Pursuing studies at Broadway Dance Center in NYC. Hip Hop, Modern, Lyrical, Jazz, Musical Theater, Creative Movement. 

Aubrey Neal  - CDE's Tap specialist. She performs all forms of dance & studies extensively at Steps & Broadway Dance Center. Trained in her mother's dance studio in Buffalo, NY. Works for New York City Dance Alliance. Tap, Lyrical, Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theater, Creative Movement, Hip Hop, Stretch/Floor Barre.

Kimberly Billich  - Kim is our Intro to Dance & Kinderdance & Introductory Ballet, Tap & Jazz instructor. She is amazing & nurturing with young children. Kim is studying Dance at Kean and performs with her church Dance Ministry. Beginner Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Creative Movement. 

Katelyn Gaffney - CDE's prodigy has joined our faculty. Has studied all form of dance extensively the last 3 years at Sommerset County Vo Tech. in addition to her CDE and NYC studies. Performed as "Clara" in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular at age 11, as well as numerous other performances, commercials, and modeling jobs. 

Guest Teachers & Choreographers 

Darrin Henson  - MTV Award Winning Choreographer, professional actor on the Showtime series "Soul Food" & movie director. Appeared as a major role in "The Express". Creator of "Darrin's Dance Grooves" instructional video series & his own hip hop clothing line DarrinsDanceGrooves.com.   


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