Aimee Minarich, Owner/Artistic Director
(Photo by Memory Keeper Photography)
Pizzazz Dance Center is owned and operated by Aimee Rogers-Minarich. Aimee has been dancing for 30+ years and has been teaching dance for over 20 years. Aimee is an alumni of Rowan University where she earned a Bachelor's of Science in Business with a specialization in marketing. While there, she also studied dance in the university's performing arts department.
Aimee has danced with and was an instructor with Ballet South of NJ. While there she played the role of the wicked step sister in Cinderella. Aimee has been a member of the International Teacher's of Dance. She has attended workshops and conventions with Dance Educator's of America, the Dance Teacher Summit, Rhee Gold Dancelife Teacher Summit, Dance Teacher Web Convention, Associated Dance Teacher's of NJ, etc. She has also taken classes with such greats as; Al Glilbert, Raymond Lukens, Dolly Kelepez, Sean Doyle and many more.
Aimee has held the titles of Mrs. New Jersey US Continental, America's Exemplar Queen through the America's Miss Pageant system, and has been awarded the Legacy title through the America's Miss Pageant system. Aimee continues to take dance workshops to stay current on each dance discipline. Aimee instructs ballet, pointe, lyrical, hiphop, jazz, tap, and musical theater.
Aimee has had a passion for dance since her childhood. In addition to loving the art, dance has taught her self-discipline, poise, and self-confidence.
Miss Nicolette, Instructor
Miss Nicolette is an alumni of Pizzazz Dance Center where she began dancing at a very young age and was a member of the Pizzazz family until she graduated from high school. She graduated from Rowan University with a Bachelor of Arts in Health and Exercise Science and a minor in Dance. While at Rowan, she participated in the Rowan Dance Team and Rowan's Contemporary Company. She has also taught 'Movement and Exercise for the Actor' for Schalick High School's Theater Academy and has choreographed numerous musicals for Schalick HS and the Landis Theater. She is an ACSM certified Exercise Physiologist and currently works as an Exercise Specialist and Personal Trainer at Inspira Health Network's Fitness Connection.
Miss Giuliana, Instructor
Miss Giuliana (Jewel) is a graduate of Delsea High School . She has been dancing since the very young age of six and has taken eight different styles of dance at Pizzazz Dance Center. She is currently attending Rowan College of Gloucester County and is working towards her degree in Elementary Education.
Miss Jade, Instructor
Jade Rogers has been a part of Pizzazz Dance Center since 2001 as a student and as an instructor. She has been trained in all disciplines of dance. Jade graduated from Schalick High School and while there she participated in the county wide dance program. As a member of their dance program she choreographed dance pieces in both her Junior and Senior years. She continues to take workshops both locally and in NYC to provide her with the latest training. Dance is an integral part of her life. She is currently attending Rowan College of Gloucester County and is working towards her Elementary Education degree. Jade attributes her love of dance to her Aunt Aimee and to all of the other wonderful instructors she has had throughout the years at Pizzazz Dance Center.