Jeanne Glogowski – Studio Owner
Jeanne Glogowski is presently the owner/operator of Asbury Arts (North FL Dance Center, Inc.) in Green Cove springs Florida. Originally from upstate NY, Jeanne received her BS degree in Dance from the State University of New York at Brockport (1994) with an emphasis on education and kinesiology. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Dance from Florida State University (1997.) Her post-graduate training and performing experience includes Garth Fagan Dance Co., DANSCORE (SUNY), SANKOFA African Dance Ensemble, and Minzeko Dance Co. After moving to Florida, she continued her performing and/or training with FSU’s Dance Repertory Theatre, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar (Urban Bush Women), Danny Buraczeski (JAZZDANCE), Myra Woodruff (Martha Graham Co.,) Jack Mitchell (Dance Photography), Rennie Harris Pure Movement (Hip Hop Co.) and tap dancers Savion Glover, Omar Edwards, and Katherine Kramer. Jeanne has both taught and choreographed for Florida State Univ., Daytona Beach Community College, Southern Academy of Ballet Arts (Tallahassee), and Rochester City Ballet, Florida School of the Arts, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, Santa Fe College in Gainesville, FL and many studios on the East Coast.
Tori Glod – Dance and Tumble Instructor
As a native of Green Cove Springs, FL, Tori started dancing at the age of 3. Tori accompanied her dance training with competitive cheerleading, track, and girls’ weightlifting throughout school. She received her BFA in Dance from the University of Florida where she graduated with highest honors. Tori is a skilled dancer and choreographer with over two decades of experience in various techniques such as Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, Ballet, Tumbling, Hip-Hop, and West African. Her choreography has received numerous recognitions at both regional and national levels, including several “first place overall” awards. She has trained and performed at prestigious institutions such as Fresh Festival, Swamp Dance Festival, FDA on Tour, ACDA Gala, and National Water Dance Project. She has been selected to work with choreographers such as Jennifer Archibald, STREB, Joffrey Ballet, Cornelius Carter, Iyun Harrison, Gerri Houlihan, Pat Graney, Doug Gillespie, and Kathleen Hermesdorf. Tori has lived and performed all over including New York City, San Francisco, Honolulu, and, most recently, Nashville, TN. As a RYT-200, Tori is currently a yoga instructor and sharing her love of dance at several studios in the Northeast Florida area.
Lorna Edwards– Dance Instructor / Front Desk
Lorna Edwards is originally from Savannah, GA. She has been dancing since the age of 4, and began studying to become a dance teacher at the age of 12. She has trained in multiple disciplines including, but not limited to, ballet, pointe, tap, hip hop, jazz, contemporary, and modern. Lorna has been in several productions with Columbia City Ballet, was part of an advertisement flash mob for Lindt Chocolate, and she is currently a member of the tap dance company Noise Complaint. She recently graduated with an Associates in the Arts, and is currently working on her bachelor’s degree. Lorna loves working with kids and sharing her passion for dance!
Channing Mae Malz – Dance and Tumbling Instructor
Originally from Jacksonville, Florida Channing Mae Malz started dancing at the age of 3 and competing at the age of 5. Channing continued studying dance at Lavilla Middle School of the Arts and Douglas Anderson School High School of the Arts. Channing was honored with winning the Outstanding National Student Choreographer Award for her piece “Asphyxiate” at the National High School Dance Festival. She received her BFA in Dance from the University of Florida, graduating with Cum Laude Honors. Channing is a skilled dancer and choreographer with over fifteen years of experience in various techniques such as Ballet, Point, Modern, Jazz, Hip-hop, West African, and Tumbling. Channing has trained at prestigious institutions such as American Ballet Theatre, The Rock School, University of the Arts, FDA on Tour, ARCHCORE, and Swamp Dance Festival. She has also been selected to work with choreographers such as Robert Battle, Jennifer Archibald, Brian Friedman, Larry Keigwin, Cleo Parker Robinson, Edgar Zendejas, and many more. Her ability to express life experiences through dance has always been her purest avenue of communication. Her passion for dance and the power of human movement is an innate trait she was born with. Channing is currently a member of the prestigious Tampa Bay Bucs Cheerleading Squad!
Kayla Neeper – Dance and Tumbling Instructor
Kayla Neeper is a college graduate of Florida School of the Arts. Kayla started training in ballet at the age of two in Tampa Florida. From 2003 to 2007 she trained in gymnastics after moving to Fleming Island Florida and became a level 7 gymnast. Kayla then discovered her love of both modern dance and acrobatics and finally decided that dance, both performing and choreographing, was her one true passion and choice. While attending the Florida School of the Arts, she studied ballet, modern, tap, jazz and partnering under the instruction of Mary Love Ward, Jessica Mayhew and Jenne Vermes. Kayla has choreographed multiple works for FloArts, Pedro Menendez High School, and other local studios. Over the years her choreography has won awards including Golden Tickets, special choreographer awards, first place overall and scholarships. Kayla has is also Acrobatic Arts Certified.
Alexis Najarro – Dance and Music/Vocal Instructor
Alexis Najarro p.k.a LXS is a recording artist for Melting Pop Records, a record label based in Los Angeles, CA. She received her AA degree in Musical Theatre from Florida School of the Arts and is currently pursuing her BFA in Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking at the University of North Florida. As a singer, her background includes various performances such as being featured with the Charlotte County Symphony, being a featured performer at the Filipino Pride Day Showcase in Jacksonville, as well as a finalist at the International Modeling and Talent Assoc. Showcase in Los Angeles. She has also been in many online projects, which included being a part of Cube Entertainment and Soompi’s Rising Legends: Season 2, which was a talent contest based in South Korea. Currently, she is a verified artist on her very active YouTube channel. She was also featured on the track “You & Me” by Spiked Grin, which was released by the Swedish record label, Elixir Records. Her dance background includes training in Tap, Hip Hop, Jazz, and Ballet, and has shared her teaching with various institutions. To name a few are Asbury Arts Center, Abella’s School of Dance, Florida Theatre Conference, and Pensacola Summer Dance Workshop. She was also a dance captain and had choreography featured in the professional cosplay tap ensemble, Noise Complaint where she performed on a national level. She has also choreographed and performed in many musicals, which include Anything Goes, Suessical, The Wiz, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Godspell and many more, for various theatre companies and schools.
Martin Farmer – Music Instructor
Originally from Richmond, VA, Martin used to listen to his father play the family baby grand piano every night. Learning the building blocks of musical creation, he later played in bands in junior high and high school. At Virginia Commonwealth University, he majored in musical composition. He is proficient on bass guitar, guitar, piano, drums, and computer audio/midi programming. Marty has played with jazz pianist Marian McPartland, Huey Lewis, Dion, Clarence Clemons, Brazilian Voices, Planet Earth Project, jazz performer George Tandy, jazz flutist and Latin Grammy Award Winner, Nestor Torres and VH1 Dia, Tomey Sellars. His programming includes music for “Little Shop of Horrors,” “The Sound of Music,” and “Lil’ Abner.” He and his family moved to Lake Asbury (with the baby grand) after over 25 years in the Miami music scene. He is most enthusiastic about the beginning student. “The most important thing for first time students is to be excited about the musical experience. I’ve met so many adults that took lessons in grade school only learning to hate it, and quit. What a waste. Appreciation for reading music comes much easier if it is combined with some music theory. It shouldn’t be a chore, but rather a creative experience.”