Production Credits DIRECTOR/TEACHER/ CHOREOGRAPHER JOSEFINA ALMONTE GARCIA CO-DIRECTOR/TEACHER/ CHOREOGRAPHER ELIZABETH ALMONTE MARTINEZ TEACHERS SASHA HERRERA TIMOTHY GORDON BIANCA JUNCOSA JOANN PENA KELLY PINEDA STEPHANIE RAMIREZ ALANA CANELA DANNA CROOKE OFFICE MANAGER MICHELLE GONZALEZ
ASSISTANT TEACHERS LUNA CRUZ ALEXA JUNCOSA YURI YOO JELESTY MENDEZ ANA MINAYA JUSTINE MUNOZ
MUSIC EDITING / PRODUCTION ALONZO WILLIAMS TIMOTHY GORDON ELIZABETH ALMONTE-MARTINEZ VERTIGO VIDEO JOSE ALMONTE ALEC GARCIA
GUEST TEACHERS/ CHOREOGRAPHERS ALONZO WILLIAMS CARMELO CRUZ
STAGE SETS / DESIGN JOSEFINA ALMONTE GARCIA THERESA MEDINA
SOUND RICK GARCIA
CUSTOM MADE COSTUMES DIANA CROOKE PHOTOGRAPHY / PROGRAM DESIGN & PRINT GUILLERMO ALBORNOZ PHOTOGRAPHY ALBORNOZ STUDIO STAGE MANAGER ALEXANDER DIAZ LIGHTING MATT KAPREILIAN CONCESSION CARMEN ALMONTE LEONARDO ALMONTE RYAN GARCIA ELIANTA ARIAS
RECITAL ACT I
A young English girl named Alice, dreams of traveling through a “wonderland” filled with magical creatures and nonsensical events. Feeling trapped in a world of proper etiquette for one such as herself, Alice is taken to a garden party. She soon grows distracted seeing a rabbit with a waistcoat nearby, and rushes after the strange creature. Following it, she finds her way to the trunk of an old tree some ways off, and falls down a hole. The hole leads her to a strange room, of which she finds a key as well as a drink that makes her smaller. After getting the key and shrinking down to use a small door, she soon finds herself in an enormous garden area called Wonderland.
In Order of Apppearance Alice
The White rabbit Matthew Martinez
MADISON AGUIAR, TIFFANY ALBORNOZ, CHLOE ARMAS, SOFIA AYALA, AALIYAH BOBADILLA, TATIANA CAJINA, NICOLE CANO, GABRIELLA CASTILLO, KATIE CAZALES, MARIANNE DIAZ, MADISON EGUES, ISABEL ESPINOZA, ALIXANNAH GONZALEZ, GABRIELA GUADALUPE, ANGELINA HERRAN, NATALIE IRIZARRY, DAFNE LUGO, ANGELYNEZ MAYA, MELODY MUELLER, ADELEEN MUR, ADDISON NAZARIO, KELSEY NUNEZ, MAYA NUNEZ, ARIANA PACHECO, GIANNA PARKINSON, GABRIELLA PEREZ, LAYLA RAMOS, SAMANTHA RICCARDI, DANIELA SALAZAR, ISABELLA VERA, STEPHANIE VILLARRUEL, RASHEL RIVERA
DAKOTA AGUIAR, SCARLETT BORJAS, ELENA BRADY, HEATHER DEL VALLE, STEFANIE ESPINOZA, VANESSA FAZIO, OLIVIA GALLO, HAYLEE GOMEZ, ISABELLE GONZALEZ, SABRINA IRIZARRY, ANA SOFIA GUERRERO, ELIZABETH LATORRE, ISABELLA LATORRE, VALENTINA LONDONO, EMMA LUGO, ANGELINA MENDEZ, SOPHIA MESA, MARISSA RAMOS, ELINA SAHA, EVANGELINA SMART, ANGELINA VILLATE, JADA RIASCOS, HAILEY PANCHAME
NATALIE ABARCA, AMY ALVARADO, MELANIE ARIAS, JAYLENE CARDONA, SAGE CLARKE, TIARA FALES, MEIRILYN FILPO, SOFIA GALLO, ALEXA GARCIA, SAMANTHA GARCIA, GABRIELLE GARCIGA, CAROLINA MORROW ZIARRA NAVARRO, REESE NAZARIO, MELISSA ORTEGA, CHRISTINA RIOS, ARIANNA RODRIGUEZ, ANDREANNA SUJOVOLSKY, MIA TINOCO, YARIEM VASQUEZ
Follow Me Tick Tock
(What Are You Wating For) SARAH BOTERO, LUNA CRUZ, GENESIS HIDALGO, ALEXA JUNCOSA, JOSELIN MARTINEZ, CAMILE RAMOS, SANED RAMOS, KIARRA VEGA, YURI YOO
JAMES GARCIA, MARCOS GARCIGA, JUSTIN LUGO, MICHAEL MARTINEZ, OSCAR RODRIGUEZ, LUCAS SINNING, GABRIEL TINOCO, DARIO MAYA
Down the Rabbit Hole
VALERIE ANGAMARCA, ALYXANDRIA BATTY, CAMILA BOTERO, MICHELLE DIAZ, HAVANA LUIS, CHELSEA MAGAN, IDALIS MALDONALDO, NEKYTA MEDINA, JELESTY MENDEZ, ANA MINAYA, EMILY ORTEGA
Soon after, she comes across the White Rabbit and the Tweedles. The White Rabbit explains that he is sure he has found the right Alice whom they have been searching for to defeat the Red Queen. They take her to Absolom the Caterpillar, who consults a scroll, which contains details regarding the history of Wonderland, from its birth onward. The scroll claims that on the Frabjous Day, Alice will defeat the Red Queen. Alice sees this, and insists that she is not the person in the scroll when a commotion breaks out. Redcarded soldiers appear. Everyone scattered away, petrified. When confronted, Alice stands her ground, convinced that it is just a dream. Meanwhile, Alice encounters the Cheshire cat, who leads her to the Mad Hatter’s place. The Mad Hatter is pleased to see Alice, and is in rapture over the coming Frabjous Day in which she will defeat the Red Queen. Alice again insists she is not ‘that Alice’. The Hatter stuffs Alice into a teapot to hide her away from the Red soldiers. After they have left, the Hatter explains to Alice about how the Red Queen has taken over Wonderland, banishing the White Queen to her own domain, and taking her majestic Vorpal sword. As they are strolling along, they encounter the Red soldiers who take the Mad Hatter leaving little Alice behind without notice.
ISABEL DEBARI, CRYSTAL MAGAN, MEIRILYN FILPO, SOFIA GALLO, CHRISTINA RIOS, MIA TINOCO, ISABELLA VERA, ROLANDO MOREJON, NATALIA GARITA, ARIANA SANTOS
A Dream Like This
CHLOE ARMAS, SOFIA AYALA, AALIYAH BOBADILLA, TATIANA CAJINA, GABRIELLA CASTILLO, KATIE CAZALES, MADISON EGUES, GABRIELA GUADALUPE, ANGELINA HERRAN, NATALIE IRIZARRY, DAFNE LUGO, ANGELYNEZ MAYA, ADDISON NAZARIO, KELSEY NUNEZ, GABRIELLA PEREZ, ADELEEN MUR
Welcome to Wonderlad
(TAP) NATALIE ABARCA, MEIRILYN FILPO, SOFIA GALLO, GABRIELLE GARCIGA, ZIARRA NAVARRO, MELISSA ORTEGA, MIA TINOCO, YARIEM VASQUEZ (ACRO) BROOKLYN AMAY, SARAH BOTERO, GIANNA CASTILLO, IDALIZ CRISTIAN, ELYSSA CUETO, JAELA GARCIA , KARELYN GOMEZ, MIA JARDINES, CHELSEA MAGAN, CRYSTAL MAGAN, IDALIS MALDONALDO, ROLANDO MOREJON, MILLICENT NOVAK
Caterpillar Justin Muñoz (2012 Graduate) Justine Munoz was born on January 26, 1994. She has been studying dance for the past fifteen years taking Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Pointe, and Salsa. Throughout her years at J & L Dance Center, Justine has participated in several competitions, winning numerous awards for her group dances. Currently, Justine will be graduating in the top 15 percentile of her senior class at Union City High School. In school, she was a part of numerous clubs, such as her school’s Latin dance team, in which she has also participated in various competitions placing in first and second with their performances. Because she did so well throughout her years in high school, Justine has been selected to be a part of the NJ Stars Program, where she will be attending Hudson County Community College and further continuing her studies at any New Jersey state university of her choice, tuition free. Justine hopes to work in the Medical field and to travel around the world, keeping dance in her heart for years to come.
DAKOTA AGUIAR, MADISON AGUIAR, TIFFANY ALBORNOZ, AMY ALVARADO, CHLOE ARMAS, TATIANA CAJINA, GABRIELLA CASTILLO, KATIE CAZALES, VANESSA FAZIO, ISABELLE GONZALEZ, GABRIELA GUADALUPE, VALENTINA LONDONO, EMMA LUGO, DAFNE LUGO, ANGELINA MENDEZ, KELSEY NUNEZ, GIANNA PARKINSON, SAMANTHA RICCARDI, RASHEL RIVERA, YARIEM VASQUEZ
Tweedle Dee And Tweedle Dum CAMILE RAMOS AND SANED RAMOS
We Are Young
NATALIE ABARCA, AMY ALVARADO, JAYLENE CARDONA, SAGE CLARKE, TIARA FLAES, MEIRILYN FILPO, SOFIA GALLO, ALEXA GARCIA, SAMANTHA GARCIA, GABRIELLE GARCIGA, CAROLINA MORROW, ZIARRA NAVARRO, REESE NAZARIO, MELISSA ORTEGA, CHRISTINA RIOS, ARIANNA RODRIGUEZ, ANDREANNA SUJOVOLSKY, MIA TINOCO, YARIEM VASQUEZ
Cheshier Cat Jelesty Mendez (2012 Graduate) Jelesty Mendez was born on June 4th. She has been dancing for fourteen years taking Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop and Flamenco. Jelesty has participated in numerous civic events, parades, and different competitions such as Dance Educators of America, Star Power, Access Broadway, and Starbound. Throughout her time in J & L Dance Center, Jelesty has won numerous awards, such as Platinum and Gold awards with both group and solo dances. As a child she was crowned Reina Infantil de Republica Dominicana. Jelesty has also been a part of an organization called Fit to Flow that does Community Service and helps inspire the youth to follow their dreams. Apart from J & L Dance Center, she has performed at school events, and has taken dance classes at Montclair State University with her dance team. After high school she hopes to attend New Jersey City University and study Childhood Education while continuing to dance!
Swing With Me Baby GIANNA CASTILLO, ISABEL DEBARI, DANIELA GARCIA, NATALIA GARITA, MARLLERY HERRERA, MIA JARDINES, CRYSTAL MAGAN, MATTHEW MARTINEZ, MAYELIN MARTINEZ, ROLANDO MOREJON, ALLISON RAMIREZ, ARIANA SANTOS
Go Kitty Cat Go
SCARLETT BORJAS, HEATHER DEL VALLE, STEFANIE ESPINOZA, OLIVIA GALLO, HAYLEE GOMEZ, ELIZABETH LATORRE, ISABELLA LATORRE, VALENTINA LONDONO, SOPHIA MESA, MARISSA RAMOS, ANGELINA VILLATE, JADA RIASCOS, HAILEY PANCHAME
The Mad Hatter Luna Cruz (2012 Graduate) Luna Cruz began dancing at the age of five. Dance has shown her more than just how to dance. It has shown her how to appreciate art in every way. Over the years she has accomplished very much participating in competitions, civic events, school performances and fundraisers. Luna began to compete at the age of nine, winning gold and platinum medals and other special awards in group dances, productions and more. Just this year, Luna competed in the NJCU Teen Arts festival and won second place in her solo dance category. Aside from dance, Luna is a part of her high schoolâ€™s Varsity Cheer Leading team and attended acting classes in New York City juggling her academic requirements and dance at a time. Looking ahead into the future, Luna hopes to become a professional make-up artist and major in fashion editing or merchandising. Luna hopes to keep dancing and always have it a part of her life.
Hot & Cold JASMINE ASTO, KATHERINE ASTO, MICHELLE DIAZ, NEKYTA MEDINA, JELESTY MENDEZ, ANA MINAYA, ALY XANDRIA BATTY, JUSTINE MUNOZ
Welcome To The Tea Party VALERIE ANGAMARCA, CAMILA BOTERO, ELYSSA CUETO, IDALIZ CRISTIAN, JAELA GARCIA, CHELSEA MAGAN, IDALIS MALDONADO MILLICENT NOVAK, EMILY ORTEGA
Shake Up The Party
10 Minute Intermission
GIANNA CASTILLO, ISABEL DEBARI, DANIELA GARCIA, NATALIA GARITA, KARELYN GOMEZ, MIA JARDINES, CRYSTAL MAGAN MAYELIN MARTINEZ, ALLISON RAMIREZ, ARIANNA SANTOS
KATHERINE ASTO, SARAH BOTERO, LUNA CRUZ, GENESIS HIDALGO, ALEXA JUNCOSA, JOSELIN MARTINEZ, NEKYTA MEDINA, JELESTY MENDEZ, JUSTINE MUNOZ, MILLICENT NOVAK, CAMILE RAMOS, SANED RAMOS
Alice finds her way to the Red Queen’s castle with the Mad Hatter’s hat to rescue him. Once she finds her way there, Alice encounters the White Rabbit again assisting with a game of croquet with the Red Queen. Alice requests to be made larger, as she is still the size of a gerbil, and he gives her something to drink. She disrupts the croquet game and says she is “Um” from Umbridge, and claims that she has come to help the Queen. The Queen is impressed by Alice’s appearance and declares her to made part of the royal court.
The Queen’s Servants (The Froggies) TIFFANY ALBORNOZ, CHLOE ARMAS, NICOLE CANO, GABRIELLA CASTILLO, KATIE CAZALES,TATIANA CAJINA, MADISON EGUES, ISABEL ESPINOZA, ALIXANNAH GONZALEZ, GABRIELA GUADALUPE, MELODY MUELLER, ADELEEN MUR, GIANNA PARKINSON, SAMANTHA RICCARDI, RASHEL RIVERA, ISABELLA VERA
AlegrĂas ALYXANDRIA BATTY, CAMILA BOTERO, IDALIZ CRISTIAN, ELYSSA CUETO, JAELA GARCIA, CHELSEA MAGAN, MILLICENT NOVAK, EMILY ORTEGA
Arabesque GIANNA CASTILLO, ISABEL DEBARI, NATALIA GARITA, KARELYN GOMEZ, MIA JARDINES, CRYSTAL MAGAN, MAYELIN MARTINEZ, ALLISON RAMIREZ, ARIANNA SANTOS
The Lady In Waiting Ana Minaya (2012 Graduate) Ana A. Minaya was enrolled at J & L Dance Center at the age of 4. Her love and dedication of the art of dance has been evident from the moment that she entered the doors of the dance school. During her career at J & L Ana has participated in all recitals as well as in competitions. Participating in Access Broadway, Star Systems, Dance Educators of America and Starbound Competitions, she has won silver, gold, and platinum awards. Aside from dance at J & L, Ana is a student at Memorial High School where she is a senior. In her high school, she participated in the performing arts program and has participated in yearly talent shows, multicultural shows, and concerts. In addition, Ana has performed at various private and public functions. In the fall, Ana intends to attend Bergen Community College. She will be enrolling in the Performing Arts Program to continue her dancing.
Zapateado The Red Queen Yuri Yoo (2012 Graduate) Yuri Yoo started dancing at the age of 5. She studied Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Flamenco. Yuri knew that she wanted to become a dancer and pursued working towards her life as a dancer. She started competing at a young age and has won numerous awards. She has also been awarded many scholarships from Alvin Ailey, Joffrey Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, and Broadway Dance Centerâ€™s Children & Teen Program. This summer Yuri has been invited to work with Mia Michaels in Los Angeles. And to continue her education, Yuri will be majoring in Dance at Marymount Manhattan College. Yuri will certainly miss J & L Dance Center and all the memories she has made, especially the friends and teachers who are family to her.
MEIRILYN FILPO, SOFIA GALLO, GABRIELLE GARCIGA, CAROLINA MORROW, ZIARRA NAVARRO, REESE NAZARIO, MELISSA ORTEGA, ARIANNA RODRIGUEZ, MIA TINOCO
JASMINE ASTO, KATHERINE ASTO, SARAH BOTERO, LUNA CRUZ, MICHELLE DIAZ, GENESIS HIDALGO, ALEXA JUNCOSA, JOSELIN MARTINEZ, NEKYTA MEDINA, JELESTY MENDEZ, CAMILE RAMOS, SANED RAMOS, KIARRA VEGA, YURI YOO
The White Queen Alexa Juncosa (2012 Graduate)
Crazy In Love CAMILA BOTERO, IDALIZ CRISTIAN, ELYSSA CUETO, JAELA GARCIA, KARELYN GOMEZ, CHELSEA MAGAN, IDALIS MALDONALDO, MILLICENT NOVAK, EMILY ORTEGA
Both the white queen and the red queen meet on a checkerboard field on Frabjous day. The white queen asks the red queen not to do battle, but the red queen refuses. The white queen brings forth Alice as her “champion”. Alice faces off the red queen, and the armies go to war. Alice manages to find the strength to defeat the red queen. All rejoice as the white queen banishes the red queen to the outlands!
Babylon SARAH BOTERO, LUNA CRUZ, GENESIS HIDALGO, ALEXA JUNCOSA, JOSELIN MARTINEZ, NEKYTA MEDINA, JELESTY MENDEZ, ANA MINAYA, CAMILE RAMOS, SANED RAMOS, KIARRA VEGA, YURI YOO
Alexa Marie Juncosa was born on August 18, 1995. She has been dancing at J&L since she was 3-years old, taking Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Flamenco and Hip-Hop classes. Alexa has participated in many social and civic events and attended the NJN Images/Imagenes Hispanic Youth Showcase several times. Alexa has also attended numerous dance competitions like Dance Educators of America, Access Broadway, Starbound and Star Systems winning many Platinum and High Gold awards for her group and solo numbers. In 2007, she won Platinum and the Ambassador of Dance Award for her first flamenco solo. At another time, she was awarded a full scholarship for her scores and was able to attend the DEA Diamond Competition in Las Vegas. Alexa will be starting her senior year at Cliffside Park High School in September 2012. During her years there, she has participated in numerous shows for the school. In April 2013, she will be traveling to London with her English class. After graduation, Alexa plans to study Fashion Design and Business Administration and continue taking dance classes. Alexa complete respect for dance, great poise and a wealth of beautiful memories. Her teachers and classmates have become her second family and she will treasure them always.
Finale The Battle
DAKOTA AGUIAR, SCARLETT BORJAS, ELENA BRADY, OLIVIA GALLO, ANA SOFIA GUERRERO, ELIZABETH LATORRE, ISABELLA LATORRE, EMMA LUGO, ANGELINA MENDEZ, SOPHIA MESA, ELINA SAHA, JADA RIASCOS
MADISON AGUIAR, KATIE CAZALES, ANGELINA HERRAN, ALIXANNAH GONZALEZ, ANGELINA HERRAN, ADDISON NAZARIO,
GABRIELLA PEREZ, TIFFANY ALBORNOZ, CHLOE ARMAS, TATIANA CAJINA, GABRIELLA CASTIILO, MARIANNE DIAZ,
MADISON EGUES, ANGELYNEZ MAYA, GABRIELA GUADALUPE, GIANNA PARKINSON, SAMANTHA RICCARDI, LAYLA RAMOS,
RASHEL RIVERA, DANIELA SALAZAR, ISABELLA VERA, ARIANA PACHECO, STEPHANIE VILLARRUEL
Madison & Dakota aguiar
Ana Sofia Guerrero
Heather Del Valle
Madison love egues
Graduates 2012 Michelle diaz