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.
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.
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 over 10 years and she is excited to begin this new chapter of life!