Our Faculty

Kelly McEvoy

-Founder/Artistic Director

Being a studio owner for 25 years, Kelly McEvoy is the former owner and founder of The Dance Centre in Skippack PA. She sold her Pennsylvania business after moving to begin her family in Manasquan, NJ. She then founded Grace Kelly Studio in 2009 with the mission of introducing children to the magical world of dance in a caring environment.

 

Kelly is known as a distinguished educator featured in Dance Teacher Magazine. Her students have gone on to receive college scholarships for dance, scholarships to The American Academy of Ballet, The Governor’s School of the Arts, performed on cruise ships, Walt Disney World and professional companies in NYC.

Kelly McEvoy graduated dean’s list from DeSales University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance. Miss Kelly is certified to teach the Vaganova Ballet Syllabus and Ballet Barre exercise technique, attended The American Dance Festival at Duke University, The American Academy of Ballet Teacher Seminar in Purchase, NY and the Rhee Gold teacher Seminar in Arizona. 

 

Since deciding to bring her mission to educate young dancers to New Jersey in 2009, she has loved the joy of teaching children dance and helping them grow as individuals. Miss Kelly takes great pride in sharing her enthusiasm and love for dance with her students. She encourages them every “step” of the way!

Jackie Jackson

-Assistant Director/Instructor

Jackie has trained in many dance genres throughout her life such as ballet, modern, tap, jazz, and theatre.

In 2016, Jackie graduated with a BA in Dance and Business Administration from DeSales University. During her collegiate career, she trained under Tim Cowart, Trinette Singleton, Lynn Weiner, Tara Madsen-Robbins, Rebecca Moyer and Julia Mayo. She performed and choreographed for many performances and has performed works by Antony Tudor, Trinette Singleton, J Chen Project, BodyVox, and more.

She has choreographed and performed in multiple public showcases and festivals in Philadelphia, NYC and San Francisco: Koresh Dance Festival, Philly Fringe Festival, Translate Voices of Dance, DUMBO Dance Festival to name a few. She was an intern for The Joffrey Ballet School, trained under the Alonzo King LINES Training Program, and J Chen Project Mentor Program. Among others, Jackie has performed for multiple dance companies including Mook Dance Company, J Chen Project, Emme Dance Collective, Bugge Ballet, and Joyce King Dance Company.

Jackie began teaching at Grace Kelly Studio in 2016 and has loved being a part of the GKS family. She loves sharing her knowledge and passion of dance with her students. She strives to educate, inspire, and create new opportunities for all young dancers.

Morgan Pascali

-Shore Feet Dance Company Director/Instructor

Morgan Kelly is a 2012 graduate from Montclair State University where she received her BFA in Dance. At MSU, Morgan was featured in pieces choreographed by Paul Taylor, Donald McKayle, Jose Limon, and Earl Mosley.

Along with taking class with the Amy Marshall Dance Company of NYC and the Koresh Dance Company of Pennsylvania, Morgan is trained in Horton, Limon, and Taylor techniques and firmly believes that the fundamentals of these techniques can be applied to all forms of dance. She was honored to be featured as a solo performer at the 92nd St Y's celebration of Americana Choreographers and she also performed in the original piece "Breath" choreographed by Earl Mosley at the 2012 American College Dance Festival. Morgan graduated from Howell High School's prestigious performing arts program (FPAC) with a focus in dance. She started her dance training at the age of three under the direction of Nicole Tiedemann, Colleen Guy, and Dan Barris at the Monmouth Performing Arts Center in Howell, NJ.

As well as teaching dance, she also was the program coordinator for Monmouth County Recreation's department of Theater and Dance. Recently Morgan has been certified in the ballet based workout technique Pure Barre and teaches in Spring Lake, NJ.

Alyssa Einhorn

-Instructor

Alyssa has been dancing since she was eight years old. She has extensive training in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, modern, and hip hop.

Her freshman year of high-school, she toured the Tri-state area as a back up dancer to artists at live events and shows. Alyssa began her collegiate career at Rowan university while performing on their renowned dance team. At  young age of 18, she began teaching and professionally performing for the previous AFL team The Atlantic City BlackJacks.

 

She is currently completing her collegiate dance education at Georgian Court University and touring with the well known dance competition Groove.

 

Alyssa adores all of her students and enjoys sharing her love and knowledge of dance with them!