Our staff

By doing what you LOVE, you INSPIRE and awaken the hearts of others.
Erica Lemma

Erica Lemma

Erica is the Studio and Creative Director at Brooklyn's EDC. Beginning her dance education at the age of 9, she is trained in Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Lyrical. She began teaching dance at the age of 13.

“There is nothing more rewarding than the feeling of seeing the accomplishments of your students in the classroom. My students, on all levels, the arts as well as academia, have taught me more than I could ever teach them. ”

Justin Velez

Justin Velez

Justin has over 10 years of Breakdance and Hip Hop experience. He is a member of the breaking crew ``The Foot Clan``, and is one of the top Breaking and Hip Hop instructors of NYC.

He also runs Brooklyn's Breaking Academy, a well-established Breaking Team of the school. Justin and team train endlessly to battle people all over the Tri-State area and display how to dance with experience, professionalism, dedication, and heart.

Valona Saka

Valona Saka

Janelle Jonna

Janelle Jonna

Janelle has been dancing and performing since the age of 4. She has worked for Broadway Dance Center as a Summer Intensive Counselor, teacher assistant for the Children and Teen’s Program, and as crewmember for the Pulse.

Performance credits include Sex and the City 2, International Dance Festival NYC, Detroit Pistons preshow, Peridance APAP, and Ripley’s Believe it or Not New Year’s Eve Party.

Janelle aims not only to teach dance but also instill self-confidence, discipline, and creativity in her students.

Lilly

Lilly

Lilly moved to NY at the age of 14 years old when she was invited to be a Jazz and Contemporary trainee with Joffrey Ballet School. She has performed in New York City's Fashion Week as a dancer for Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs in collaboration with Parsons School of Design.

She's also appeared in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade as well as MTV's show, ``Say It in Song.`` Lily has performed in several off-Broadway musicals.

Jodi Schwartz-Brod

Jodi Schwartz-Brod

Is an award-winning choreographer and has been teaching dance for over 20 years specializing in ballet technique, pointe, lyrical and contemporary dance. Training includes - Fiorello Laguardia graduate 1990, SMU Dance program, Peridance, Broadway Dance Center, and Steps. Jeffrey Zeiner (acting).

Professional credits include Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey circus showgirl, El Barrio USA(off broadway), High Energy Productions, National Dance Institute with Jacques D’Amboise, multiple dance and theatrical showcases in NYC and LA.