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Ms. Nikki

Dance Director

Dance Instructor/Coach 


Nicole is a Pennsylvania State University graduate with a BFA Degree in stage management.  Currently, a member of the Broadway Dance Center in New York City., Nicole has been performing and competing for over 18 years all over the country.  She is experienced and trained in various genres of dance,  including but not limited to jazz, tap, lyrical, ballet, pointe, hip-hop, salsa and modern.  Nicole has her own production company "NEDFOX Productions" in which she produces videos and edits music for others, as well as herself. Nicole has worked behind the scenes for the World of Dance Competition in Boston, participated in the BuildABeast convention under WilldaBeast Adams in California and is a 2017 protege for the Liberate Arts Tour.  Currently, she is a member of the Urban Dance League in NYC under AntBoogie. 


Ms, Nicole is the Dance Drector of Dance at Blossom Sisters Dance. 


Ms. Nicole is the Head Coach for all of The Company Dance Classes.






Shama Elliot Co-founder of Blossom Sisters Dance Organization. Born and raised in Harlem, New York , Shama has been dancing since the age of five. She was part of her high school cheer leading and dance team from 1988-90 and has performed at several events. She has managed and choreographed several ballet pieces for our annual recitals and showcases.  She and her sister Shatanya own the studio and have started a charitable organization, Blossom Sisters Dance & Performing Arts Inc. a non-profit organization that provides dance art programs to at-risk youth in the community of Hackensack, Paterson and surrounding areas at low or no cost to families.  She has a B.A. in Business Management and Masters of Public Administration/Management & Operations from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.  Shama teaches our Kinder-Ballet, Jazz and Ballet classes and specializes in working with toddlers and pre-teens and introducing them to the world of dance. She is looking forward to another exciting dance year with Blossom! 

Ms. Shama

Ballet& Jazz Instructor




 Mrs. Notice Joined Blossom Sisters Dance Organization in 2015, and is currently A School Teacher for 2nd Graders in Newark Charter School. Dance, Since then, while attending FDU she utilized her dance training and became the president of IGE dance team. Currently, she trains at Sharon Millers Dance Academy in Montclair NJ. Throughout her dance career, she has had the pleasure to teach at Broadway Bound, tap,and. Aaysha Notice sought out dance at a very young age, training at Marie Widely School of Dance in East Orange New Jersey. As her love and growing interest in dance increased she began to train at Broadway Dance Center in NYC where she studied jazz.

Ms. Aaysha is Assistant Director at The Blossom Sisters and also one of the  Board of Directors. 

Ms. Aaysha

Lyrical/JazzDance Instuctor


Ms. Z




Zonaly Sandoval (Miss Z)  has been training in ballet, tap, modern, hip hop and jazz since 2005. She attended Passaic County Technical as a Dance Major where she had the opportunity to work with Jay T Jenkins and Alex Biegelson from 10 Hairy Legs.

Miss Z is also trained in other forms such as; bachata, salsa, merengue, and West African Dance. She has experience in choreography. When she was in high school she was awarded Dancer of the Month for her dedication and perseverance. While in high school, she also choreographed her entire school’s production of “In The Heights”. She is also a licensed makeup artist and hairstylist. 


Miss Z is now the Executive Assistant of the Blossom Sisters Organization. She has been a part of the Blossom Family since September 2017 and many more years to come. 




Jade Moreno (she/her) is an assistant instructor, hip-hop instructor, and receptionist at Blossom Sisters Dance. She is a Blossom Sisters Dance Alumni and has been a part of the Blossom Family since 2018. She has been trained in hip-hop, jazz, lyrical, and musical theatre, and also has experience in choreography. In addition, she was a part of the dance program and team at Bergen Arts and Science Charter School and graduated in 2021. She has acted in her schools’ productions of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” as Chipette (Chip) Tolentino, “The Odd Couple” as Mickey, “Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella” as Leanne (Sebastian), and “The Night of the Living Netflix”. 


Currently, she is continuing her hip-hop, jazz, and lyrical training as well as teaching beginner hip-hop. She is also in school for music production and plans to pursue her passion in the performing arts.




Kesia Cedeno- Ballard (Durham, NC ).  Graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance and Choreography. She is a dancer, choreographer, educator, and activist. Kesia is an educator for the NJDOE teaching dance to pk-8th grade. She currently dances for Brickhouse NYC in the contemporary fusion company Mixrz. Defining herself as a multidisciplinary artist, and exploratory mover, she fuses her life experiences and knowledge into her movement. Kesia is passionate about advocating for people of color and engaging within her community developing safe spaces to express art. Favorite styles include; Contemporary/Modern, Ballet, House, and  Hip-Hop.


Founder/Executive Director





Shatanya Shaw was Born and raised in Harlem, New York, Shatanya is the and Executive Director of Blossom Dance Studio since its opened its doors in 2006. She is the Founder of Blossom Sisters Dance & Performing Arts that help underserved NJ communities participate in Dance Arts Program. She has been dancing since age 5 years old. She began her training in Elementary through High School. Through her school years she was on several Dance Teams and Performed in many talents shows. She than began training at Alvin Alley dance school and Sharon Miller dance in NJ.  Blossom Sisters had expanded and now provides outreach “Dancing After School” programs onsite at Hackensack and Teaneck Public Schools to allow children access to the arts. Shatanya is a Board Member of Hackensack Cultural Arts Board and Member of Bergen Community College Coalition Multicultural Affairs Committee. With dance always in her heart, she and her sister started their own Dance studio providing children in the inner city a place to go and express themselves.


She is the Producer and creative mind of Choreography and Artistic concepts with all dance productions. She as well as her sister will continue to encourage our youth to keep dance in their hearts!

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