STUDIO OWNERS & DIRECTORS DOREEN GODFREY (D) & LINDA CICERO (L)
Born and raised in Maspeth, New York, Doreen was a member of the National award winning Moves & Motions dance company from the age of 6 and performed with the company for 11 years. She is trained in ballet, contemporary, tap, jazz and hip-hop. Her dance career has allowed her to perform for MTV’s “A Night of Fashion”, “The Grind Workout Series” and “TRL”. She was a singer and dancer in the ABC show “CityKids”, the WB series “Popstars” and was a soloist on the “H&M Valentines Day Show” airing on CBS and NBC. She was Head Coach and choreographer for the Fordham University Cheerleading Team and has choreographed for various New York theatre companies including the Black Friars Theatre Group, Alvernian Theatre and Andrean Players.
Doreen resides in Darien with her husband and three beautiful daughters. It is a dream come true for her to share her love of dance with her students and adults alike. You will always hear her say, "no matter how you feel just dance it out, because dancing makes everything better."
Born and raised in Trumbull, CT, Linda grew up loving to dance, but it wasn't until her mid 20's that she took her first official dance class (although MTV provided free lessons for years ;)). And after one spin on the dance floor, Linda knew that she found her soulmate in dance. Linda's training includes Ballroom and Hip Hop, learning from Danish World-Champion dancer, Martin Goethche, Paul & Brian Herman, Galen Hooks and more.
Linda is also an AFAA Group Fitness Instructor. She has been teaching for over 5 years and finds no greater joy than looking out into class and seeing a room filled with positive energy and smiles. She believes there is no greater joy in the world than pushing play and dancing (or sweating) your troubles away. Prior to building her career in dance and fitness, Linda enjoyed an almost 10 year career in Marketing, working with some of the top CPG companies including Unilever, Energizer & Johnson & Johnson.
Tayler Frelot Shoji
Tayler Frelot Shoji- Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, has trained at some of LA’s top dance studios including Millennium Dance Complex, Debbie Reynolds Legacy Studio and The Rage Dance Complex. Trained by dance legends Wade Robson, Debbie Allen and Shane Sparks; Tayler was trained to always dance, teach and perform with passion and purpose. Working professionally in the entertainment industry for over 20 years she has had the honor to work with some of the world’s greatest performers.
Born in New London and raised in Norwich CT, Jordyn started dancing at the age of 6. She has trained in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, contemporary, modern, and hip-hop styles for 15 years and counting. Jordyn began working in early childhood education after graduating from Norwich Free Academy at the same time pursuing a professional dance career, traveling and performing in major cities such as LA, New York, and Atlanta. She has currently been teaching dance for 6 years and is now furthering her knowledge in studio and company management here on the east coast.
Wilfredo "Freddy" Munoz, a native born dancer out of Bridgeport, CT, originally started his training in the hallways of Central High School. Overtime he has been mentored by dance industry icons including, Rhapsody James (Motivating Excellence S4), Luam Keflezgy (Rock The Industry), United OutKast and Galen Hooks (The Galen Hooks Method). He is now represented bi-coastly by Clear Talent Group in both Los Angeles and New York. While maintaining time in the Commercial industry he also stays true to his Hip hop Underground scene upbringing as Bboy Frenzy.
Caitlin Elby is a Connecticut native that transplanted to New York City to persue her career in dance. Caitlin graduated with a BA in dance. Since then she has performed in serveral music videos and shows with different artists such as Kat Capone, Nathaniel, and Michael Barimo. She has also toured with America's Got Talent's "Iluminate."
Caitlin has over ten years of dance teaching experience. She specializes in the styles of Jazz, Contemporary, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Modern, and Musical Theater.
She also has extensive experience in coaching Cheerleaders along with coaching and choreographing for multiple dance teams. Caitlin has recently moved back to Connecticut and received her MAT in Elementary Education. "I want to be able to inspire others the way I was when I was younger.
Bridgeport Connecticut based dancer, Joshua Davis also known as Woojyie (Wuu-G), has been dancing for 7 years. Originally a freestyle dancer, Joshua has been trained professionally for the past 3 years absorbing many different styles including Hip-Hop, Breaking, Tutting, Waving, and more. Josh also enjoys traveling to different states and countries to learn, grow and experience the energy of different cultures.
With his experience, Josh has also started his own YouTube series called “The Woojyie Project” focused on creating dance concepts with dancers throughout Connecticut. Joshua wishes to express his style in dance on stages or studios around Connecticut, and maybe even the world.
Jennifer Segovia was born and raised in Stamford, CT, and holds a BFA in Dance from Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ. While attending Montclair State, she was the recipient of several departmental awards including the Choreographic Excellence Award.
Professionally, Jennifer has performed in venues such as Jacob’s Pillow, Joyce Soho, St. Mark’s Church in NYC, All That Dance NJPAC, DUMBO, OSPAC, San Diego State University, Flea Theater, SUNY Purchase, APAP Showcase, The Ailey Citigroup Theater/Joan Weill Center for Dance, Wells College, Jersey City Arts Extravaganza, Rutgers University, and Pine Lake Cooperative, all while dancing for Freespace Dance, under the direction of Donna Scro Samori. She has also performed with Classics Dance Theatre Company under the the direction of Catherine Barribal, and Peter Pucci Plus Dancers at Bryant Park in NYC, as well as for the half time show for the WNBA in Madison Square Garden.
In addition to DL Studio, Jennifer currently teaches at Locust Performing Arts Center in Stamford, CT under the direction of Jimmy Locust, and is on staff at King School in Stamford, CT as The Performing Arts Dance Instructor/Choreographer.
Carly Olson from Birmingham Alabama is completing her BFA in dance and BA in Arts Management at SUNY Purchase. She has been teaching children ages 2-18 in styles such as, ballet, contemporary, modern, hip hop, jazz and lyrical since the age of 15. She has worked with choreographers such as Sean Bankhead where she starred on the reality TV show “Dance Kids ATL” on Lifetime, and Kiki Ely and breakdancer Beejay Harris on UPtv’s reality dance series “Dancin’ the Dream”. She has also appeared on CBS the Couch, Huffington Post live, and a Chick-fil-A corp. commercial. She has trained in hip hop at the renowned studio Dance 411 and can’t wait to bring some ATL grooves up to Dance on the DL.
Eric Shoji has been a Dance Instructor for the past 10 years. He has traveled the world performing as an international Instructor and DJ/Emcee including the most iconic venue in the world, Madison Square Garden. Eric also co-stars in the new TV Show Dance It Out airing on the Lifetime Network.
Eric is also business partners with Billy Blanks Jr. and currently runs and operates their two dance studios on the West and East coast, Blanks Studios. Together they own the dance fitness program Dance It Out, their production company Jumpcast Productions, and their MoveTube channel on YouTube which is approaching 200K subscribers around the world. He has also worked with Paula Abdul, Jordan Sparks, Natasha Bedingfield and more.