Mary Jo Moninghoff (Alumni 2003) Assistant Director

Mary Jo received her training at Nardi Dance Studios. She studied ballet, tap, jazz, modern, lyrical, pointe, theatre, and hip hop for 14 years. Mary Jo received her BA in Dance Education and Performance from Cedar Crest College in January of 2008, focusing in the genres of ballet, jazz, tap, and modern. During her time at Cedar Crest College, Mary Jo choreographed several pieces for the Performing Arts Department, as well as performed in numerous dance pieces. She was Dance Company Manager her senior year, and was also Secretary of Alpha Psi Omega, the theatre sorority. In May of 2007, Mary Jo received her Zumba certification, and now teaches Zumba at various venues. Mary Jo was also a member of the Precious Metal Dance Team (Lehigh Valley Steelhawks) for five years and danced professionally at the PPL Center for the Steelhawks' home games. In addition to teaching, Mary Jo has choreographed for Warren Hills Regional High School 2009-2014. Shows include: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Moby Dick! The Musical, Legally Blonde The Musical, Godspell, and Once Upon a Mattress. Mary Jo still continues to study dance at Broadway Dance Center in New York City as well as various venues in the Lehigh Valley. Last summer she attended the Dance Teacher Summit in New York City. This past year at Nardi’s, Mary Jo helped organize our 3rd Annual Choreography Showcase, had fun with three different Nardi birthday parties, and went to New York City to see the Rockettes with some of her students. She also attended four competitions with our new Performance Company and had the pleasure of working with our moms and dads on Mommy, Daddy and Me. Mary Jo is currently Assistant Director at Nardi Dance Studio.