Gabriella (affectionately known as G) was two and a half when she started dancing at Not Just Another Dance Studio. She was hesitant to join class, and struggled with performing for groups (we still joke about how she refused to go on stage at her first recital and was in tears…now try and drag her off the stage!) She has blossomed into a beautiful dancer, and competes on our Jazz, Lyrical and Contemporary teams, as well as a solo. She has won many special awards for her expressive personality on stage, including an “Emotional Execution” award which she received at StarBeat Dance Champions Burlington in 2018 for her Lyrical Solo “What a Wonderful World”. When you watch her perform you can tell she truly loves dance. Gabriella considers many of the NJADS dancers her “Sisters by Choice” and has made lasting friendships. Throughout the years, she has trained in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical and Contemporary. She joined our NJADS Teacher Training Program in 2017.