Stephanie Vasta

Stephanie Vasta began teaching at Jenkintown Dance Arts in 2015.  She has developed and grown JDA’s Acro Dance Program.  She is also the Director and Choreographer of JDA’s Youth Company.  Additionally, Stephanie’s co-director of C&S Productions.  


Stephanie is a graduate of Penn State Abington where she earned a B.A. In Psychological and Social Sciences. During her four years at Penn State she participated in the University’s dance company as a dancer and student choreographer, and after graduating she moved on to become one of the company’s associate directors. Stephanie has been teaching since 1998 at local dance studios, fitness centers and community centers, and has had the pleasure of working with dancers ranging from toddlers to senior citizens. 


Stephanie began doing gymnastics at 9 months old, and was introduced to dance at the age of five. She has studied ballet, jazz, tap, modern, lyrical, contemporary, and hip hop. Her professional career began in 2004 with Contempra Dance Theatre, a modern-jazz company.  She has also toured the country with New Vision Cirque and Dance Company, has performed throughout Philadelphia with Vada Dance Collective, Dangerous and Movin’ Dance Company, and Underground Dance Works, and enjoys local, site-specific performances with Jenkintown Dance Company.  

Eric Wood aka Mr. B-Easy

This is Mr. Eric’s 3rd season teaching at Jenkintown Dance Arts.  His classes are energetic and challenging.  In addition to being the primary hip hop teacher, Mr. B-Easy is the choreographer for JDA’s Hip Hop Company.  


Eric Wood was born in Philadelphia. He attended Sayre High School where he first was introduced to dance. Eric saw a group of kids hip hop dance battling and he decided that he wanted to learn more. As the years went by, Eric picked up various styles of dance such as popping, locking, breaking, and miming. Then trained in capoeira for two years because of his interest in advancing his craft.  In 2000, Eric joined a Philadelphia based hip hop dance company Illstyle and Peace Production. With Illstyle, Eric traveled doing theatre shows, educational programs, and instructing hip hop workshops. While dancing with Illstyle, he performed at Bam Theatre, Jacob Pillows, Alvin Ailey, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, etc. In 2014, Eric joined Contempra Dance Theatre, a contemporary dance company based out in Wayne, PA. While with Contempra, Eric was trained by the company in different style of dance such as ballet, jazz, and contemporary. He was also given the opportunity to teach Hip Hop classes and workshops.  During that time Eric, was also introduced to mitzvahs and work with Hip Philly and Pat and Glenn Productions as a party motivator/dancer. Both Contempra and Hip Philly opened opportunity for Eric to start modeling. He went on to model for Numinous Magazine, VH1 Mob wives, Uomo Moderno Clothes and Philly fashion week.  This will be Mr. B Easy’s 3rd season with Jenkintown Dance Arts.  Eric’s biggest dedication to dance is inspiring the world through his art and creating that unforgettable moment in your life.

Josh Schwartz

A New York native, Josh studied at CAP21 Musical Theatre Conservatory and has toured the U.S. performing in national and regional productions.Among his travels, Josh teaches, choreographs and directs  Musical Theatre and Original Broadway Dance Repertoire Workshops. You might even recognize Josh from the PBS Documentary “Broadway or Bust” where he was apart of the National 2012 Jimmy Awards. Josh has worked locally  at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival ,BCCPA in Doylestown, and RTC in West Chester.Some of his Credits include:

42nd Street

(U.S Tour), Chasing Rainbows:The Road To Oz (Paper Mill), Crazy For You (Pennsylvania Shakes),Saturday Night Fever (Beef &Boards) Footloose (Eldorado Theatre) and many more.

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