Dixon's Dance Academy Staff
Owner/Choreographer of Dixon's Dance Academy. Founded in 2005, Nancy has been teaching ballet, tap, hip hop, jazz, pointe, praise, and Zumba for over 18 years. She is also a first grade teacher for Bridgeton Public Schools and was recently awarded Teacher of the Year 2022 at her school at Cherry Street. Nancy graduated in 2004 from the University of St. Elizabeth with a double degree in Elementary Education and Communication (Performing Arts). She has also worked for Little Lamb Preschool as a Family Outreach Community Worker, Head Start Coordinator, and Summer Camp Teacher for Preschool. She has 11 years experience as a Kindergarten Teacher for Vineland Public Schools. Nancy was 2000 Cumberland County's Junior Miss Pageant Scholarship Winner and was second runner up to Miss Vineland in 2005. She has won local talent competitions for Miss Cumberland County and Community Service Award Winners from 2003-2007. Her Dance Teams Dandelion Dance Company has won numerous trophies, and first place awards for local, and state competitions. She is a member of Chestnut Assembly of God and volunteers her time with the
Praise Dance Ministry and yearly Performing Arts Dramas and Productions. She is a 2000 graduate of Vineland High School, Cheer captain 1997-1998, Cap & Dagger Vice President & Choreographer 1996-2000 and Vice-President of her graduating class.
Miss Bryanna Cuff has been dancing for 17 years at Dixon's Dance Academy. She has been teaching classes for 7 years as a Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop and Lyrical Dance Instructor. She is a 2017 Graduate of Cumberland Regional High School and former Valedictorian for Fairfield Township. She is a 2019 graduate of Cumberland County College with her associates degree in Criminal Justice and Forensics. She has competed in state competitions and has won numerous awards for her hip hop choreography with her Jr. Company Dance Team . She has 5 years experience with trained professional choreographers during yearly conventions and workshops. She was co captain of her cheer leading squad and a member of her dance team. Miss Bryanna is a part time customer associate for Wawa Inc. and always greets her customers with a smile. She is currently home on Maternity leave as she recently welcomed the birth of her daughter.
Miss Bryanna Cuff
Miss Viki Gonzalez
Miss Viki has been dancing at DDA for 16 years. She has been teaching Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, Jazz, and Musical Theater for 7 years at our studio. She also teaches our boys hip hop class. Viki is a 2014 graduate from Vineland High and former Varsity Cheerleader and Musical Theater member. She has trained with celebrity choreographers for the Pulse Dance Convention and a former Dance Company Member of the Elite winning Hip Hop Team. She also has a talent for baking.
She has her own brand of cakes, cupcakes, and more. Not only talented in the kitchen and dance room, you can find Miss Viki as an assistant teacher for Little Lamb Preschool-Keener Kids Inc. and Summer Camp Lead Teacher for the past 4 years. Miss Viki was recently accepted to the Disney College Program for Performing Arts and will be attending and interning for Disney in October of 2022. She recently received her associates degree from Rowan College of South Jersey in Performing Arts.
Kristen Tirrell is excited to be back at Dixon's Dance Academy for her third year as a Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern and Hip Hop Teacher! She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance Performance and Studio Operations from Stockton University. In addition to teaching at her home studio in Bloomfield, NJ throughout her High School years, she performed with modern dance company "Kinetic Architecture" on stages all over NJ, PA, and NY from 2002 - 2008. She is excited to share her knowledge and love of the arts with the students at Dixon's Dance. Her favorite styles of dance are ballet and lyrical. She is also a dance mom to three Dixon's Dance Academy students that share her passion for the Arts. During the weekdays, Mrs. Kristen is happy to be part of the Inspira team assisting the doctors and practices in our community.
Mrs. Kristen Tirrell
Miss Debbrianna Russell
Miss Debbrianna has been dancing at Dixon's Dance Academy for 12 years. She is a member of the Dandelion Senior Dance Company and has competed in many local & state competitions in NJ. She is currently a senior at Cumberland County Technical Education center (CCTECH). She is enrolled in the Health Science and Medicine Program and has received honors such as academic varsity with a 4.4 GPA. Outside of academics, she is a Varsity Cheerleader for Vineland High School for her third year. In her free time, she volunteers in her community and clubs at CCTECH, specifically Youth to Youth, HOSA, and Interact. More then anything, she loves to dance and is excited to teach Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, and Praise Dancing Class