The Hailey Jane Dance Center is determined to provide their students with instructors who are knowledgeable and experienced in the arts
Hailey Massimino, Owner, Director & Instructor
Hailey is a Woodstown local and has been dancing since she was eight years old. She graduated from Stockton University in 2018 with a Bachelors Degree in Dance Performance. During her time at Stockton, Hailey worked with professional dance companies such as Lehrer Dance, Robert Moses' Kin and Rain Ross Dance. Hailey has attended and performed in the American College Dance Association Festival which supports dance in higher education through regional conferences, the adjudication process and national festivals. Hailey has also debuted her own choreography while at Stockton. Hailey believes that with a strong foundation, anything is possible. Her mission at the HJDC is to promote a fun, educational environment where her dancers can efficiently learn and grow. She aims to instill hard work, perseverance, and positive attitudes in order for her students to achieve their dance goals.
Christine Gilbert, Ballet Instructor
Christine Ann Gilbert was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. Her love of dance led her to Philadelphia and University of the Arts, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance with honors in 2015. During her undergrad she was privileged to partake in curriculum that extended training beyond classical dance forms, crafting her into a multifaceted technical artist. Christine has since worked as a freelance dancer and teacher in New York City, a group fitness trainer, and has found her way back to the Philadelphia region through musical theater. She is so excited to join The Hailey Jane Dance Center! In her structured classes, she nurtures an environment where students are welcomed to ask questions, to try and fail, then try again, to build discipline while having fun, and remembering that the driving force of dance is the love of the craft.
Erica Isakower, Tap Instructor
Erica Isakower earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from Hofstra University and is currently a Master of Fine Arts in Dance candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is a multifaceted artist, serving as the artistic director, choreographer, and dancer for Chutzpah Dance. Erica's captivating work has been showcased in prominent cities such as New York City, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, Chicago, and various locations throughout New Jersey. Erica has also performed with Hanna Q Dance Company, Equilibrium Dance Company, and Allegory Dance Theatre, contributing her skills and passion to their projects. Erica was recently awarded the South Jersey Artist & History Professional COVID Relief Grant award, recognizing her commitment as a choreographer, dancer, and dance educator within the community.
Alyce Smith, Assistant
Alyce has lived and danced in the Woodstown area since she was a little girl. She graduated from Rowan University in 2021 with a degree in Accounting, and currently holds the title of Staff Account at Belfint, Lyons & Shuman, CPA. Alyce has previously assisted with our combo classes and worked the front desk, but she's now the HJDC's traveling assistant! Alyce makes her way to the HJDC anytime she can to help when needed. Alyce has many years of dance experience and knows exactly what it takes to be an educator in the dance field. Alyce is an important asset to The Hailey Jane Dance Center because of her work ethic and ability to put a smile on everyone's face. Alyce is delighted to share her love of dance with others.