Our Staff

Jessica Bussanich

Assistant Director/Teacher

     Jessica began dancing at the age of 9 in her home state of New Jersey and continued her training at Royal Danceworks after moving to Arizona. Jessica competed for 10 years, winning numerous awards and scholarships from many conventions including LA Dance Magic, JUMP and Co Dance. Over the years, she has worked with well-known choreographers like Brian Friedman, Mia Michaels & Jason Parsons. At the age of 11, she was chosen to perform in Orlando with Paula Abdul. As a freshman at Mountain Ridge High School, Jessica was voted “Best Dancer” by her peers and was named captain of the dance team her sophomore year. Jessica was also named Performer of the Year Runner-Up her senior year at Royal Danceworks.  She has been recognized for her creative choreography at numerous competitions over the course of her teaching career. Before coming to Dancers Domain, Jessica spent two years as the Assistant Company Director at Conservatory of Dance.  Jessica enjoys teaching jazz, contemporary & hip-hop, and hopes to spread her love for dance with the students at Dancers Domain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sasha Edelman

Ballet Instructor

     Sasha began her training at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet under Marcia Dale-Weary.  She also trained with The Kirov Academy, The Harid Conservatory, The Art of Classical Ballet with Magaly Suarez, and attended the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Graduate Program.  In 2003, Sasha received the bronze medal at the USA National Youth Ballet Competition and was a finalist at Youth America Grand Prix in 2003 and 2004.  Sasha has been dancing with Ballet Arizona since 2007.

 

 

 

 

 

Jenni Hall

Studio Owner/Director

     Jenni Hall began dancing at the age of 3 at Annette and Company school of dance in Farmington Hills, MI. Jenni has extensive training in jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, modern, and lyrical. Her dancing has taken her across the country from New York to LA, where she has studied under Nichelle Bane, Joshua Bergasse, Doug Caldwell, AC Ciulla, Dante, Havic, Joe Lanteri, Mia Michaels, Rhapsody, Wade Robson, Susie Taylor, and Jayson Wright. Jenni received top awards at prestigious conventions and competitions across the country including LA Dance Magic, West Coast Dance Explosion, Tremaine, New York City Dance Alliance, and Dupree. Jenni began teaching and choreographing at the young age of 15. Many of her pieces have taken overall prizes and best in show at renowned competitions across the US. Some of her industrial work includes the Detroit Pistons Pre-Game Show, Phoenix Suns Pre-Game Show, Puma Sportswear, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Pediatric AIDS, and Juvenile Diabetes. In 2007 Jenni decided to make the move cross country to Scottsdale AZ, where she began teaching at Conservatory of Dance. In 2009 Jenni was promoted to Company Director and ran the competition program for 4 years. Under her direction at Conservatory of Dance her students won mulitple scholarships, high awards, and had tremendous growth in their dancing. Jenni Is excited to see her dream become a reality with Dancers Domain, and looks forward to sharing her love of the art. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 13610 N.Scottsdale Rd. Ste.20

Scottsdale AZ 85254

602-971-3323

​dancersdomainaz@gmail.com

Haley Bjork

Tumbling Instructor

     Haley Bjork began her training at American Elite All Star Training center. She has over eight years of tumbling, dance, and cheer experience.  While competing in high school, Haley received top awards and was nominated MVP twice.  She works with all age groups and all levels of tumbling. Her goal is to help athletes grow their skills and accomplish anything they put their minds to. Haley is currently a student working on a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education, which helps her to connect with her students on a deeper level. Haley is  excited to be a part of this new studio and cannot wait to see the amazing talent of the dancers. 

 

 

 

 

 

Samantha Gramer

Contemporary, Hip Hop, & Technique Instructor

     Samantha Gramer, age 19, has been dancing for 9 years.  She competitively danced at Centrestage Performing Dance Studio for 8 years and is now a part of Arizona's Automatic Response and The Haus of Fame. Samantha has studied under top choreographers from all over the country, and has received top awards and scholarships at many conventions. Currently attending Arizona State University, Sam plans to spread her love of hip hop, jazz, and technique to all dancers.

 

 

 

 

 

Missy Moffitt

Tap, Jazz, Contemporary & Technique

     Missy​ Moffitt was born and raised in Whilte Lake, Michigan and graduated from Oakland University holding a B.A. in dance, and a minor in business. Missy's highly experienced background consists of 22 years of dance experience in Jazz, Jazz Funk, Tap, Ballet, Modern, Hip Hop & Contemporary. In 2012 Missy opened up her own studio called, "Insanity Dance Force" in Shelby Township, MI. Insanity's first year was a huge success winning numerous top regional and national choreography awards, top national and regional overall dance awards, and the national title of Grand National Champions.

Missy is committed to educating herself, so that she is better able to educate her students. She continues to learn new styles of dance and techniques in teaching while she creates dances with her own personal style and flare. She continues to attend workshops, conventions, and intensives in order to stay in tune with the current trends and changes within the dance world.


 

 

 

 

 

Gabriela Banuet

Stretch & Conditioning 

          Gabriela is originally from Mexico City she began her dance training at National school of Classical & Contemporary Dance, continued her studies in Consevatorio de Danza de Guillermo Maldonado and Taller Coreografico & Contemporaneo de UNAM, she holds a Bachelors degree in dance and choreography also danced with several companies in Mexico City.

 Gabriela is enthusiastic about teaching and she opened her own dance studio in Mexico (DANCE FUSION). Her dancers had the opportunity to compete with her school in Mexico and the U.S. with dance companies like: L.A Underground, Urban Jamm, L.A Dance Force, Starlight Production, and many more with numerous awards. Passionate about the power of dance and movement, Gabriela was introduced to the Pilates method when she was an aspiring contemporary dancer. After years of teaching dance and fitness, she earned her Pilates teaching certification from Polestar. Not limiting her skills to the dance world she has managed to translate this enthusiasm for dance and pilates into the world of fitness and training. Her fitness programs are innovative and creative with a considerable following, who feed off her fun energy!

Madison MacDonald

Combo, Ballet, Jazz & Contemporary  

     Madison MacDonald has been dancing since the age of 6. She began her training at Dance Theater West under the direction of Susan Silverman. Growing up she danced at Ballet Arizona and Phoenix Dance Academy. She has taught at Phoenix Dance Academy, Dance Factory, Dance Gallerie. as well as Arizona Conservatory for Arts and Academics. She is currently a member of Center Dance Ensemble, the resident modern dance company of The Herberger Theater, and will be celebrating her 11th season with the company this year. 

Tiana Hill

Yoga  

     Tiana started practicing yoga 10 years ago.  Though, five years ago her practice became a way of life as she was looking to deepen her understanding and grow on a personal level.  Yoga keeps her balanced and emotionally at peace, most times! It is a practice!

     In 2012, Tiana left her corporate sales job to pursue her passion and teach full time.  She teaches at Floo-id Yoga in Scottsdale as well as runs a boutique style personal yoga and self-care practice. Tiana is a native Phoenician!

Naomi Castronova

Combo & Contemporary  

     

    Naomi started dancing when she was three years old, studying at different schools in the valley, as well as taking summer classes at Broadway Dance Center in New York, and has now been training for sixteen years. Naomi competed for six years winning high placing and overall awards at conventions and competitions such as West Coast Dance Explosion, LA Dance Magic, Nuvo and many more while training under Jenni Hall! She began assistant teaching at the age of 14, and after graduating from Chaparral High School in 2012 and continuing her education at Barrett the Honors College at ASU, she interned and taught at Conservatory of Dance, working with various levels of dancers ages 3 to 18 as well as assisting with their company.

     She is now a company assistant and teacher at Bricks Dance Studio in Arcadia. Naomi is currently pursuing a dance minor at ASU, where she is a member of Free the Dance Company, as well as being one of their teachers. She was selected by dance majors to be part of their pieces in the Undergraduate Fall Performance, as well as appearing in Perfectly Imperfect Dance Company’s show “Seeking Solid Ground,” representing Free the Dance. She has traveled to Seattle as an assistant with the convention Manhattan Dance Project, has performed at Phoenix Sun’s Halftime shows, as well as the Walk to Cure Diabetes, the Autism Walk, and ASU’s Dance Marathon. She is very excited to continue her dreams of choreographing and teaching, and to share her passion for dance at Dancers Domain.

David Authement

Ballet & Technique


     David has performed as a member of Convergence Ballet Company in both its 2010 and 2011 summer seasons. He has also worked as a guest artist with Ballet Etudes, Dance Theater West, Marlow Ballet Theater, Master Ballet Academy, and Scottsdale School of Ballet. David attended the 2007 Milwaukee Ballet Summer Intensive on full tuition and room/board scholarship and was offered a position in

Milwaukee Ballet II.

​     David is a movement specialist/educator residing and working in the North Phoenix/Scottsdale area. His clients range from post-op rehabilitation to performance related training for pre-professional and professional dancers, and athletes ranging from children to professional level. He has worked with people as young as 3 and as advanced as 96. David trains everyone he works with from a neurobiomechanical model of education looking at not only biomechanics, but our neurobiology and motor control. He holds certifications/licenses in NeuroKinetic Therapy (Level 1), Z-Health (R and I Phases), Restorative Exercise Specialist,

GYROTONIC® (Level 1, Jumping/Stretching Board, Applications for Dancers, Applications for Golf, Applications for the Shoulder Girdle), Pilates, and TRX Suspension Training.

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