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JOSUE JASMIN was born and raised in Brooklyn NY, where he developed his love for dance and theater at a very early age. This love grew as he connected with the Alvin Ailey School, Young Professional Program and Broadway Dance Center in New York City. Josue later trained at Ballet School of Stamford in CT, and New Hampshire City Ballet in Manchester, NH. His passion for dance extended to teaching and choreography. He has taught at Brass City Ballet and  choreographed for recording artist Rain’s US promo tour, the Vibe Magazine fashion show, New Faces Development Inc and IMTA NY & LA.  Josue worked with six time Grammy winner Justin Timberlake for his US promo fragrance “Play” by Givenchy.  R&B Artist Amerie, popstar Kesha, and three time Grammy winner gospel artist Mary Mary. Josue (known as Mr. Joe) is very excited to be apart of the Connecticut Dance Center family.

CHRISTINA JOHNSON (aka Ms. CJ!) grew up with brothers, jumping fences and flipping off trampolines.  She finally found her feminine side in dance, and has been combining her love of pushups and plies ever since. CJ has been directing her own company Jerboa Dance, singing in Guys and Dolls, performing for P-diddy & Beyonce, choreographing for America's Got Talent, opening for Diana Ross, dancing the Nutcracker in Japan, teaching for American Dance Training Camps, AND loving it all!

photo credit (Johnson) DANIEL TALONIA



STEVI VAN MEETER was a Radio City Rockette for 15 years having just retired in 2010!   Her extensive career spans over 30 years in the entertainment business throughout the United States and Europe.  Some of her favorite credits include Broadway:  “Timon of Athens” with the late Tony Randall’s National Actors’ Theater and “Sinatra”  (His Voice, His Words, His Way) at Radio City Music Hall.   Regional:  “Damn Yankees” starring Tony Randall,  “Bubbling Brown Sugar”  with Diahann Carroll, “42nd Street”  in the role of “Annie Time Annie”,  “My One And Only”, “Mame” and “Will Rogers Follies” to name a few…all of which she served as Dance Captain.   Stevi appeared in over 10 National commercials,  including “Diet Coke” with Elton John and Paula Abdul as well as L’Oreal, Jockey, Cadillac, the “Broadway Stamp” for the U.S. Post Office and “Coke” with C&C Music Factory.  She has also worked with Liza Minnelli, Bette Midler and Bill Cosby. Stevi and her Dance Group,  “Anonymous”, won 5 shows on “Star Search” and went to the semi-finals hosted by the late Ed McMahon.   Stevi has appeared in over 20 MTV videos as well as Independent films and was the Assistant Choreographer for “Showtime’s”  “The Red Shoe Diaries”.  Stevi choreographed “The Fantasticks” for Gateway Playhouse in Long Island and was the Assistant Choreographer for “Damn Yankees” at The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina.   She also Choreographed the 2009 Season for the “Queen Elizabeth 2”!

OLIVIA VILLALBA graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Dance Education from Hofstra University along with a New York state Dance Education Teacher certification . During her undergrad career, she has participated and performed in The American College Dance Festival (ACDF) in Brockport, NY (2014), The Hofstra Faculty Dance Concert (2012-2015), the Florence Dance HUB (2014) and the Florence Dance Festival (2014).  In spring 2015, she directed Dancers in The School, a program she coordinated and implemented choreography and dance workshops in alignment with New York State Standards and Common Core within public schools. She was also the head teacher for a program called, AHRC (Association for the Help of Retarded People) during fall 2014. In this program she implemented weekly therapeutic movement workshops for mentally disabled adults in combination with art therapy practices and produced a end of semester viewing and showcase. 

TYLER DUBOYS, a Connecticut native, received his B.F.A. in dance from NYU Tisch School of the Arts where he also pursued an independent study of Pedagogy and Musical Collaboration with the Graduate Dance Department. Tyler is also on faculty at the Performing Arts Center of Connecticut where he was a member of In Motion Dance Company until he became a co-choreographer for the company, as well as assisting the artistic director with several projects. In 2011, Tyler became a certified AntiGravity Yoga® instructor which is what initially brought his dance and movement practices up off the ground and into the air. Since then, he has been teaching a variety of aerial classes in the tri-state area and continues to explore and teach a wide range of movement techniques. 

Throughout the years, he has had the opportunity to perform works by Larry Keigwin, Deborah Jowitt, Takehiro Ueyama (Take Dance), and Andrea Miller (Gallim Dance), just to name a few. In his final year at NYU he had the opportunity to collaborate with and perform works by Netta Yerushalmy, Vita Osojnik, Gregory Dolbashian, and the Jose Limon Dance Company. He was also a participant of Springboard Dance Montreal, where he performed excerpts from Johannes Wieland's, "You Will Be Removed."