Meet The Staff

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Brittany Lynch

Brittany is a graduate of Illinois State University where she earned degrees in Dance Education and Earth and Space Science Education. Brittany teaches modern, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, improvisation, and ballet from beginner to advanced to a wide age range of students. Miss Brittany has been teaching at JDA since the studio opened in 2013.  Her choreography has been performed at multiple American College Dance Festivals, BET’s show 106 & Park, and multiple venues throughout the Philadelphia area. She has performed professionally with ContempraDance Theatre, Beyond Dance Company, and Jenkintown Dance Company.

 

 

 

 

Stephanie Vasta

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. Sh
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 that she still performs with today. 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

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Denise Venuto-Wurst

After the birth of her 2nd baby in 2010, Denise began teaching Prenatal Yoga where she was inspired to help other women on the journey on and toward parenthood. Her different birthing experiences also inspired Denise to enroll in a Doula training program in order to assist other women and partners to believe in Birth! Denise wants to inspire other women to embrace their own Goddess energy. She currently guides women through the journey of Pregnancy into parenthood with Prenatal Yoga, Childbirth Education as well as Doula Services.

Denise has taught Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative, Family, Childrens’, Infant & Private Yoga as well as Couples Yoga & Chakra Energy workshops. Denise took her first yoga class in 1998 on the beach in Key West, FL, where she began a walking a path of self inquiry and tapping into her own energy. She has practiced yoga ever since that first class with the dream of becoming an instructor. After many high stress jobs and two lay offs, Denise finally took the leap toward this dream. The path of Yoga & Meditation led Denise to her to create Mamma Yoga Family Wellness, inspiring women to live to their fullest.
She aspires to give a soft touch, individual attention and affirming mindfulness to each and every one she comes into contact.

Denise has her Bachelor’s in the Arts from Temple University. She is also registered with Yoga Alliance E-YRT and Educated in Doula work through Birth Arts International. Denise lives and grows in Jenkintown, PA with her husband & three children.