Instructors/Staff

  • KIM (MULFORD) FARMER Owner and Artistic Instructor

     

    Owner and Artistic Director of Mulford Dance Studio and Co-Founder of Tiny Tutus Dance Center

    Her students have gone on to dance with: Koresh Youth Dance Ensemble, Philadelphia Sixers Pre-Pro Dance Team, Sixers Mini Dance Team, Sixers, Junior Dance Team, Russian Ballet Theater of Delaware, Sesame Place, Atlantic City Casinos, Walnut Street Theater, Citrus Bowl in Florida, Nutcracker in Voorhees, Cruise Ships, Music Videos, Mummer’s, March of Dimes Telethon, local cable shows, Al Albert’s TV Show, performances at 6 Flags Great Adventure, The televised Millennium Celebration at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, danced in local pageants including Mrs. NJ and Mrs. Pa Pageants, Danced at the NJ Governor’s Mansion, Eagle’s Cheerleaders. KIXX Dance Team, Phila Soul Dance Team, 76ers Dance Team, and many university/college dance teams. Several have trained and gone on to open their own studios or teach at our studio.

    • Owner and Artistic Director of the Mulford Dance Studio
    • Danced with Ballet South of NJ
    • Choreographer and dancer with Al Albert’s Television Show
    • Choreographer for The Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade
    • Attended University of the Arts
    • Numerous Choreography Awards at the local and national level
    • Choreographed a lyrical piece which won Grand National Lyrical Champions for “One True Friend” 1995
    • One of the original board members for ITDI, International Dance Teachers, Incorporated.
    • Many awards dancing as a soloist at the local and national level
    • Her company was the only company on the East Coast to perform with Walt Disney Productions in the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Parades.
    • Her company has performed in Florida, The Bahamas, cruise ships, and all over the Delaware Valley.
    • Choreographed for the Mrs. NJ and the Mrs. Pennsylvania Pageants.
    • Judging the 2008 Mummer’s String Band division in the Philadelphia New Year’sParade!
    • JUNE 2008- Kim celebrated her 40th dance recital!
    • The latest addition to her resume is being one of the choreographers for the Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington, DC April 4th, 2009, 2011, and 2012.
    • Kim is choreographing the Opening Float Production in the Philadelphia 4th of July Parade 2009!
    • Jazz Dance World Congress 2004, 2006, 2008
    • Broadway Dance Center teacher workshops
    • Rhee Gold Project Motivate teacher workshops
    • Tremaine Dance Conventions
    • NYCDA Dance Conventions
    • Attends classes in NYC at Broadway Dance Center
    • The Pulse teacher workshop July 2010 and July 2011, July 2012.
    • Kim choreographed the Hegeman String Band in the 2014 Philadelphia Mummer’s parade. The band came in 2nd place and their captain, John Baron, received 1st place.
    • She attended the Dance Teacher Summit in New York City July 2014.
    • Kim attended The Twinkle Star Dance Convention in Philadelphia August 2014 becoming an official member. This exciting new curriculum will be implemented in the studio beginning this season.
  • HEATHER TROUT HEALEY Instructor

     

    Co-director of our dance company

    Heather trained at Nancy Mulford Studio of Dance since age seven studying ballet, pointe, tap, jazz and gymnastics. She became a member of our dance company performing in shows and competitions all over the tri-state area. When Heather graduated high school, she went on to nursing school where she received her degree as an RN. Heather is a full-time nurse with a passion for dance. Lucky for us!

    Heather’s focus became hip-hop and tap. She studied in Philadelphia and New York to gain a strong dance vocabulary in these popular forms of dance.

    • Tremaine Dance Convention
    • NYCDA Dance Conventions
    • The Pulse teacher workshop July 2010, July 2011, July 2012.
    • Her Hip-Hop piece “Crazy Funky Style” won Top Overall at Starpower 2011!!
    • Heather attended the Dance Teacher Summit in New York City July 2014.
  • SUSAN MACDONALD Gymnastics Instructor

    Gymnastics Director

    Trained at Will-Mor Gymnastics. Susan has also studied dance including tap and ballet under Miss Porter and has been teaching for over 30 years. Many of Miss Sue’s students have won various titles in gymnastics and acrobatics. Her students have received many awards for their acrobatic abilities

  • KATIE SAVAIIANAEA ELISAIA Hawaiian Instructor


    Katie is of Samoan descent and has been in the Polynesian Dance & Luau entertainment business for 25 years. She has performed extensively throughout the East Coast as well as abroad in New Zealand. She is also the Owner of the South Pacific Island Dancers Studio as well as Director of Show Operations for South Pacific Island Dancers Professional Entertainment. She teaches all styles of Polynesian Dance including both Ancient and Modern Hula & Tahitian.

  • LISA EVANICH Instructor

     

    Petite Company and Apprentice Line Co-Director

    Lisa grew up dancing and performing around her hometown of Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania. Lisa moved to Phladelphia a few years ago to attend Temple University’s Department of Dance in which August 2002 she received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance. We look forward to having Lisa on our staff again this year. While keeping it fun, she plans to keep her students educated in the art of dance.

    • Licensed to teach Zumbatomic®
    • Licensed to teach Zumba®
    • Broadway Dance Center teacher workshops
    • Rhee Gold Project Motivate teacher workshop
    • Tremaine dance convention
    • NYCDA dance conventions
    • Attends classes in NYC at Broadway Dance Center
    • The Pulse teacher workshop July 2010 and July 2011, July 2012.
    • Lisa is a certified Zumba/Zumbatomic instructor.
    • Lisa is a certified Red Hot Dance Fitness & Red Hot Barre Fitness Instructor.
  • DANA RASMUSSEN Instructor


    Dana has had a passion for dance since she was a young girl. She has trained at Nancy Mulford Studio since a young age. She trained in ballet, tap, jazz and gymnastics. Dana attended Rider University. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences in Journalism and Public Relations. We are proud to have her teaching young children’s classes and Teen Tap, as well as Hip Hop classes. Dana has also had the pleasure of being a part of the choreographing of the Junior/Senior Dance company.

    • Rider University Dance Team.
    • She regularly attends NYCDA, Tremaine conventions, and The Pulse.
    • Her performing experiences include:
      • Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade
      • The Rockette Experience (NYC)
      • Bahama Cruise Lines
      • Walt Disney World Dance Competitions
  • KATIE EMMERLING Instructor


    Katie began dancing at the age of three at Mulford Dance Studio and continues to dance there today. She was a member of our dance company for nine years. During this time she competed and performed. She performed in local parades and shows, Walt Disney World, the Philadelphia Channel 6 Thanksgiving Day Parade including the opening and closing numbers in addition to Disney productions, Philadelphia Fourth of July Parade, the Washington D.C. Cherry Blossom Parade and the Miss America Parade in Atlantic City.

    She has attended dance conventions including NYCDA and Tremaine where she has taken classes with choreographers including Travis Wall, Joey Dowling, Suzi Taylor and Joe Lanteri. She currently attends Rowan University where she is majoring in Education and Math. She attended the Twinkle Star Dance Convention in Philadelphia August 2014.

  • DEVON FICARRA Instructor


    Devon has been with the Mulford Dance Studio for ten years. She graduated as a dance major from the University of the Arts in May 2004. She studied dance in her home state of Massachusetts. Devon competed with her dance company in groups as well as solos. She toured with Starpowers National Talent Competitions Power Pak where she studied with many top-notch choreographers.Devon’s choreography for our junior and senior dancers has been amazing and we are proud to have her on our faculty.

  • KERI HARRIS Instructor


    Keri has trained with us since a very young age. She was a member of our Dance Company. After graduating high school, Keri went to college becoming a school teacher. Currently, she teaches in the Gibbsboro School district.

  • COLLEEN RYAN Instructor


    Miss Colleen has trained in dance from a very young age at Mulford Dance Studio and continued her dance education at the Southern NJ Academy of the Performing Arts, majoring in ballet, modern, and jazz. In addition to being a member of Pure Energy Entertainment, and Moxie Entertainment, she was also a member and captain of the Philadelphia Kixx Dance Team. She currently is an active staff member at Mulford Dance Studio, Kids Dance Mobile and Tiny Tutus Dance Center, teaching ages 2-13 in Ballet, Tap, Jazz,Hip-Hop, Summer Intensive – Hip-Hop, Cheer Dance and Contemporary. Students love Miss Colleen’s dynamic classes! She also attended Dance Teacher Summit in New York City July 2014 & Twinkle Star Dance Convention in Philadelphia August 2014. Colleen was the Gloucester Catholic High School Dance Team Captain 2014-2015.

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  • Sabrina Mazzotta INSTRUCTOR


    Sabrina began dancing at the age of four at Mulford Dance Studio. She has studied numerous styles of dance over the years including: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hiphop, Contemporary, Modern, Musical Theater, Pointe, and Hawaiian. She was part of the Mulford Dance Company for 10 years. With them she has performed in the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington, Dc, the Miss America Parade in Atlantic City, the Mummers Parade, and the West Chester Christmas Parade. As a company member she has also performed for the Philadelphia 76ers and in Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Sabrina has attended the NYCDA and Pulse Dance Conventions, along with performing at many Dance Competitions, bringing home many special awards and High Honors. Sabrina has also trained at the Edge Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles, California, Broadway Dance Center in NYC, and the Millennium Dance Complex in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has also performed in many charity shows including Dance for Life. Sabrina is a very dedicated dancer and teacher. She has been on our Teaching Training Program for the past five years. Her dream is to become a Radio City Rockette. Sabrina continues her education at Mulford Dance Studio and is currently a student at Rowan University majoring in dance. She is looking forward to sharing her growing knowledge and love of dance to many students.

  • Kat Cruz Instructor


    Kat Cruz started dancing salsa at the age of 9 with Barbara Capaldi at the Atrium Dance Studio. At the age of 11, she started training in all style of Hip-Hop with Marcus Tucker, the co-founder of “Face Da Phlave Ent.”, also at the Atrium Dance Studio. She also was also a Philadelphia Spinner’s Fly Girls directed by Adrienne Santoleri and Tori Simpson; as well as “Evolution Dance Co. salsa company, owned by Barbara Capaldi, and was a part of In Da Clutch ran by Kenny Thomas for many years. As of right now- Kat is core member of Rennie Harris Pure Movement, and Rennie Harris RHAW. She enjoys traveling nationwide performing and teaching the history of hip hop.

    Kat is very passionate about dancing and performing. She undergoes extensive training, is always practicing and attending workshops, as well as constantly making up her own choreography. Being able to wake up and share your passion every single day is truly a blessing.

    We are thrilled to welcome Kat to our teaching staff!