Kalief Robinson

Owner, Salsa + Hip-Hop

Kalief Messiah Robinson has loved dance since listening to the oldie’s dancing on the soles of his mother’s feet. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Kalief has been introduced to the street styles of dance. House music as well as breaking has been a constant favorite.

 

Once moving to Bethlehem, Pa., Kalief joined the Hispanic American League of Artists. Mastering the Latin styles of Salsa on 2, Merengue, and Bachata while studying the styles of Samba, Tango, and Rhumba. After leaving H.A.L.A in 2008 Kalief Started the dance team at Penn State Lehigh Valley. Choreographing for festivals on campus and performing as well. Kalief joined Born into the Arts Dance Company under the instruction of Dominick Boyd in 2008. While being a member of the company Kalief has opened up for many of today’s artists including Ciara, LL Cool J, Neyo, and Doug E Fresh. He has tried out for So You Think You Can Dance Seasons 9, 11, and 12 and has performed all over the Tri-State area in festivals, heritage parades and congresses as well as had his choreography featured in music videos. Kalief is excited beyond words to be apart of this studio and share his craft.

Connie Aliaga

Owner, Jazz + Contemporary

Connie Aliaga fell in love with dance at the age of 9 when she joined East Coast Dance Connection, and through the years has gone on to win several titles in multiple competitions. At East Coast, Connie was the leader of her company and taught a variety of classes, before leaving the studio in 2007 to lead the Lehigh Valley Outlaws dance team.

 

In 2010, Connie Joined Born into the Arts dance company and their Khemistry company. With Khemistry, Connie performed and featured in a music video. Connie has opened for Chubby Checker, Neil Diamond, and The Monkeys. She has also danced on stage at Carnegie hall, Busch Gardens, Disney World, and Cruise Ships. Connie is excited to be apart of this studio and share the love of dance with everyone.

Rachael Feidler

Tap + Preschool 

Rachael has been dancing many different styles since the age of 7. She spent many years performing and competing at Marianne’s School of Dance. She expanded her skills and started to compete and perform with East Coast Dance Connection.

 

After graduating from high school, Rachel attended West Chester University, where she was heavily involved with their dance programs and began focusing on a minor in dance. She taught for years at both East Coast and Marianne’s School of Dance, including taking both teams and solo numbers to various competitions. During her dance career, she has performed at Disney, on Carnival, house shows, at Maingate, in Las Vegas, and more. She has been close friends with both Kalief and Connie for almost 20 years and she is excited to share her love of dance with the studio and all of the kids!

Robert Trexler

Musical Theater 

Robert Trexler has been involved in theater throughout the Lehigh Valley for over 15 years.  His love for being on stage, diving into his character, and connecting with his audience are just some of his most favorite parts about being a part of any production and he is so excited to share this passion with others through ways of teaching.

He has had the pleasure of performing in over 26 productions at Civic Theater of Allentown, The Playhouse, Cedar Crest College, and Northampton Community College.  Some of his favorite roles include The Monster in Young Frankenstein, Sam Bick in Assassins, Amos Hart in Chicago, Jackie Elliot in Billy ElliotDennis Dupree in Rock of Ages, and Michael Novak in God of Carnage.  

He has also had the pleasure of being 5 local movies including Full Stop Fallacy, and Creed 2.  

"Acting gives you the chance to be someone you never thought you could be, not just pretend to be them, actually be them.  There is something very special about being able to become someone else and bring that character to life.  Some of my fondest memories are of me being a part of an amazing cast and entertaining crowds of people night after night"

Robert cannot wait to share this passion with others!