We are Not Just Dance! Developing well rounded people thru dance performance. Whether your child just wants to dance for fun, or turn their passion into a career, our instructors are dedicated to helping each student on their own journey.
Rosemary obtained her dance degree from Jacksonville University. After graduating she performed at several regional theaters around the United States in such shows as My Fair Lady, A Chorus Line and 42nd Street. Upon returning to Florida she taught at the college, high school and studio level. She has choreographed for theaters in the central Florida area featuring shows such as Chicago, A Chorus Line, Singing in the Rain and 42nd Street. Rosemary is currently an owner in Dancewear Corner, a successful dance retail store and loves being the owner/director of Not Just Dance.
Amanda started her training in high school with hip hop. Dance instantly became her passion and she soon added jazz and ballet to her training. While attending the University of Central Florida for her degree in Marketing, she joined a dance group and continued to take class in ballet, hip hop, contemporary, salsa, and ballroom. Even after graduating she made sure dance was always a part of her life, whether she was teaching or taking classes herself. Amanda has been a part of the NJD family since 2007, and started teaching here in 2010. Amanda is a member of Florida Dance Masters and is also a certified PiYo Instructor.
As a choreographer, Amanda has created pieces for Baccalaureates, Christmas, Easter, and Sunday church services in the Clermont area. She started a dance ministry called David’s Heart at the Church at South Lake in 2005 in which dancers train and perform contemporary style dance.
Jessica feels so honored to be a part of 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 singing and dancing her heart out in Diagon Alley at Universal Studios. She is also a fitness instructor, with a focus on prenatal and postpartum women, and thrives on helping others discover the happiest and healthiest version of themselves. Her two beautiful boys fill her days with endless adventures, whilst keeping her on her toes!
Ms. Stevens began her training at the Chico Community Ballet in Chico, CA. She attended summer programs at the North Carolina School of the Arts, the Joffrey Workshop in San Antonio, TX, CalArts, and on a partial scholarship at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York. In addition to performing in Entertainment at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL, Ms. Stevens was awarded two contracts to perform at Tokyo Disneyland in Japan. She danced professionally with The Georgia Ballet in Marietta, GA under the artistic direction of Iris Hensley, and received additional training from Janusz Mazon and Gina Hyatt-Mazon. Ms. Stevens received both an Associate in Arts degree in Dance Performance and an Associate in Science degree in Business Administration from Valencia College, and received a Bachelor’s degree in Humanities from Rollins College. While in Georgia, Ms. Stevens began teaching dance to preschool children and has continued to teach dance to a wide-range of ages and abilities. She taught dance (both ballet and jazz) to figure skaters at the RDV Sportsplex Ice Den and privately coached skaters on choreography and performing. Ms. Stevens has been a guest teacher for the Not Just Dance Ballet Intensive for the last five years. In addition to being the Dance Performance Production Coordinator at Valencia College, Ms. Stevens is an adjunct faculty member in the Dance Department at both Valencia College and Rollins College.
Sophia 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.