Owner and Director Rosemary DeMott has a Bachelor of Science degree in dance from Jacksonville University. She has performed as a singer, dancer and actress for various theaters around the United States. She has been in such shows as “My Fair Lady”, “On the Town” and “42nd Street” to name a few.She has choreographed and directed many musicals some right here in Clermont at Moonlight Players Theater. Shows like “Chicago”, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” and ” Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”. Rosemary was also on the production team at Eastridge High School in the Theatre Department where they produced shows such as “Tarzan”, “Hello Dolly”, “Aida” and “The Drowsy Chaperon”. She served as the co-chair for the dance organization Unity and is currently the Past President of Florida Dance Masters Inc.
Amanda started her training in high school with hip hop. Dance instantly became her passion, and she quickly added jazz and ballet to her training. She started dancing at Not Just Dance in 2006, training in ballet and contemporary. In college, she continued to take classes in ballet, contemporary, hip hop, ballroom and salsa. She continues to take class and dance whenever she can. Amanda is a member of Florida Dance Masters, Inc.
As a choreographer, Amanda has created routines for community events, church services, and other productions including baccalaureates, Christmas and Easter productions, and fundraisers. Amanda also directs David’s Heart, a dance ministry at the Church at South Lake in which dancers train and perform contemporary style dance.
Jason DeMott has studied dance and theater since age 13. He has studied all styles of dance and has had leading roles in productions of “Grease”, “High School Musical”, “Bye Bye Birdie” and “Hairspray” just to name a few. He started assistant teaching at age 15 and now is enjoying teaching our Broadway Babies and ABC’s of Musical Theater program along with our Summer Fun Camps. Mr Jason is currently pursuing his college degree in business while working at The DanceWear Corner in Orlando, Florida.
Jessica is so excited to be joining the NJD family! Her love for dance and theatre has been running through her veins ever since she was a little girl. After graduating from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC, she performed in shows all around the country, her personal favorite being, “A Chorus Line” (where she fell in love with her now husband, David!) Jessica had the opportunity to dance aboard an international cruise liner and perform in places such as Dubai, Italy, Israel, Brazil, and even Antarctica! Her most recent venture brought her to Tokyo Disney Sea, where as an aerialist, she soared above audiences in the original cast of “King Triton’s Concert”. Jessica continues to share her love for the arts and can be seen dancing among the waves at SeaWorld Orlando and singing her heart out in Diagon Alley at Universal Studios. She is also a Zumba instructor and thrives on helping others discover the happiest and healthiest version of themselves.
Sophia Tracy started her gymnastics career at the age of 9. As an Elite gymnast, she competed nationally and internationally. During this time, she also studied ballet and jazz. Her gymnastics took her to the University of Georgia as a full scholarship athlete. At the University of Georgia, she was a member of the 1989 NCAA National Championship Team and the 1991 SEC Championship Team. Sophia has been teaching gymnastics for over 20 years. She has coached many state champions. When she is not teaching, she works in the IT department at Adventist Health Systems at Florida Hospital in Orlando and enjoys relaxing in her hot tub. Sophia also works on weekends as a gymnastics judge throughout the State of Florida. Sophia is excited to join the Not Just Dance team bringing her knowledge of gymnastics to teach Acro.