Teachers and Coaches
We are proud of our diverse staff. All of our instructors and team coaches are former students and share the Central Jersey philosophy .Many are educators in our New Jersey school systems.
Owners and Administration
All directors have been with Central Jersey since its inception in 1971. We are accessable and avaiable to answer your questions whenever assistance is needed.
Dance Co. Choreographer, Jersey Girls Head Coach & Choreographer.
Kristianne won 2 NDA National Collegiate Dance Team Championships as part of the Towson University Dance Team. She is the nationally ranked Jersey Girls AllStar Dance Team founder and a graduate of Kean University with a BA in Early Childhood Education.
Owner, Dance Company Director & Instructor
Rena began teaching dance and gymnastics in 1970, and became co-owner of CJDG with her husband, Jay, in 1984. She is an award winning teacher and choreographer for the CJ Dance Company. Rena has a BA in Education from Rutgers University.
Dance Co. Choreographer, Instructor
Karen is a former dancer and member of the CJ Dance Company and of the New Jersey Dance Theatre Ballet Company. She has been teaching and choreographing with CJ since 1978. Karen also teaches dance, gymnastics, theater and physical ed at the Orchard Academy in Warren.
Springers Head Coach
Bridget received her BS in Nutrition and Wellness at the College of Saint Elizabeth. As a former Springer, Bridget competed USAIGC at the Gold and Platinum level. She also danced with the CJ Dance Co. and Jersey Girls All Stars We are fortunate to have her leading our Springers Girls Gymnastics Team as head coach and mentor.
Owner, Springers Gymnastics Coach & Instructor
Jay has a BS in Physical Education and Kinesiology from West Virginia Weslyan College and has been teaching since 1973. He has been coaching at CJ since 1976. He specializes in tumbling for cheerleaders and is availble for private coaching in small groups.
Office Manager, Instructor
Kim has been a Pre-Kindergarten teacher at local Preschools for 15 years. She studied Early Childhood Education at Lockhaven University and Jersey City State College. She is the daughter of CJ’s founder, Gail Brescher and she has been teaching at CJ since 1990.
Sharon is a former gymnast.Sharon has extensive experience with childcare. She trained and student taught with CJ Staff, and applied her experience with young children to specialize in preschool through primary grade levels. Sharon has been teaching at CJ since 1999.
Jeannine has been a part of the Central Jersey Family for almost 20 years. A parent of former Dance Company members, Springers Gymnasts, and Jersey Girls she is availble to answer all questions.
Yoga Instructor, Dance Company Choreographer, Instructor
Annie is a former preschool teacher and a certified yoga instructor (American Aerobic Association International, International Sports Medicine Association). Annie has a BA in Psychology from Rutgers University.
CJD&G founder, currently semi-retired, but still involved and invested in keeping CJ on its path of quality movement education.
Springers Coach, Instructor
Kaitlin has a strong background in gymnastics, dance and cheerleading. She is a former Springer, and is the USAIGC New Jersey 2008 Gold Level Vault Champion. She competed in gymnastics at Middlesex High School and was also a competitive cheerleader at MHS. Kaitlin was also a Jersey Girl and member of the CJ Dance Company. She is assistant Springers gymnastic coach and coach of our Special Needs Gymnastics team.
Jersey Girls Coach, Instructor
Joann was a three-time (2004,2005, 2006) NDA Collegiate National Champion as a dancer with the Towson University Dance Team. She is a graduate from Towson University with a B.A. in Elementary Education and a M.A. in Education Joann is an elementary school teacher in Piscataway.
Jersey Girls Coach, Springers Coach, Instructor
Ashley is a former captain of the Rutgers University Dance Team. She has a Masters of Education at Rutgers University and is currently a teacher in North Brunswick public school system. Ashley coaches Jersey Girls and is a choreographer for CJ Dance Co. She is dance coach and choreographer for Springers
Instructor, Superstars Coach
Stephanie is a dancer/gymnast /cheerleader and cheer coach and has been a teacher on our staff since 2004 . She is former member of the Jersey Girls, and member of the CJ Dance Company. Stephanie is our Superstars Pre-Team coach.
Dance Company Choreographer, Springers Coach
Kristie was a dancer with the CJ Dance Company and a member of our Star Sapphire Scholarship group, as well as a competitive gymnast as a Springer. She is a graduate of Farleigh Dickenson University. Kristie is a CJ Dance Co. choreographer and Springers dance coach
Shannon trained at CJ and was a member of our CJ Dance Company and dancer with the Jersey Girls All Star Dance Team. and Somerset Patriots Dance Team Shannon is our Senior Instructor for our Toddler and Preschool Saturday classes. She is a fan- favorite of our dance and gym students!
Instructor, Superstars coach
Alyssa is a former member of our Central Jersey Dance Company, Jersey Girls All Stars and former Springer Gymnastics Team member. She is currently a dancer on the Rutgers University Dance Team. and a RU dancer with WORLD CHAMPION USA TEAM POM 2018 .
Christina is a former scholarship member of our CJ Dance Co. and captain of Jersey Girls All Stars. She also competed as a Springer. Christina was a member of the the national championship George Mason University Dance Team, and she graduated from GMU in 2015 and returns to CJ Staff. She is pursuing her M. Ed. in Foundations in Behavioral Analysis.
Jeanette trains at CJ and is a member of our CJ Dance Company ,captain of the Jersey Girls All Star Dance Team. and a former Springer. Jeanette attends Bridgewater Raritan High School where she lettered on the Varsity Gymnastics Team. She will be a Senior at BRHS this year.