*ADT-NJ Member Dues must be current in order to receive the Priority Registration Link via email
+ Subject to Availability.  We reserve the right to close the class as it becomes full or cancel class with insufficient enrollment.  Absolutely no changes or refunds will be allowed after the workshop registration closes two weeks prior to the workshop.

FACULTY BIOS - January 28, 2024  


  • $5 for 1 raffle ticket
  • $10 for 3 raffle tickets
  • $20 for 10 raffle tickets

Winner will be announced at our Winter Workshop.
Money raised from our raffle will go to our ADT-NJ Scholarship Fund.


Tara-Jean Popowich is most known for winning "So you think you can dance Canada" Season 2. Since the show she has been based out of NYC and now Los Angeles. During her time in NYC she was "Carly Rae Jepsen's" Choreographer and dancer seen on "Jimmy Fallon" and "Live with Kelly". Most Recently Tara-Jean is a dancer for Nike, Pharrells music video "Happy", Turn it up American convention tour, choreographer for "So you think you can dance" Ukraine and special guest performer, choreographed and performed for Ballet Africa, IDS instructor in Madrid Spain, yearly performer with "SYTYCD" US All-stars in China, and has been shooting a movie in Scotland, details and premiere announced shortly. Tj has taught throughout Canada and the US, India, Paris, Ukraine, Africa, Italy, Spain, Bahamas, Germany, London, and China.

Contemporary dancer Tara-Jean Popowich wowed So You Think You Can Dance Canada fans throughout the season with her remarkable routines and was named Canada's Favourite Dancer.​

All participants must sign the ADT-NJ Workshop Release Form. One waiver form per studio must be handed in at the ADT-NJ Registration Table upon check-in.


Christopher Noffke (Choreographer) is an award winning Choreographer/Director/Educator, Creative Consultant for NY Theatre Barn’s The Choreography Lab, and on subs at STEPS on Broadway! Recent directing and choreography credits include “Death Of A Shoe Salesman” (Hudson Guild Theatre/NYTF), “And Then There Were None” and “Assassins” (Associate Dir/The Secret Theatre), and a NYC Reading of Dan Furman’s “The Proust Virus”.  He was named Best Director for “It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” and Best Choreographer for “ Gypsy” and “ The Wedding Singer” by DCMetroTheatreArts in 2014 and 2015.  He has directed for Riverside Center for the Performing Arts (The Wedding Singer, Chicago, Footloose, Best Little Whorehouse In Texas, Hello Dolly starring Sally Struthers, Full Monty, Dreamgirls and Whtie Christmas and more), Secret Theatre, Kentucky Rep (Little Women, Yes, Virginia, Oliver, Santaland Diaries), The Navigator’s, Naples Dinner Theatre, (Chicago, Dames At Sea, Cabaret, Pirates Of Penzance, Victor Victoria, Funny Girl, Tommy, Bye Bye Birdie) Priscilla Beach Theatre (Dames At Sea) and Northern Lights Playhouse (My Fair Lady, My Way, Chicago, Honkey Tonk Angels), Pines Dinner Theatre (Altar Boyz)! 

Anneliese Burns Wilson has been working professionally in the dance field for 40 years. Her concentration for the past 30 years has been on education. Anneliese’s career has allowed her to travel and work on 6 continents and in 40 of the 50 states; she’s still working on getting to the ones she’s missing.  Her performance career included regional ballet companies, music videos, film, tv and regional theatre as well as being an internationally ranked competitive ballroom dancer. Her early training was at the School of the Garden State Ballet, The Ailey School, and with top teachers in Ballet, Modern and Jazz, both in the US and abroad who continue to influence how she teaches today.  Outside of the studio she spent several years designing dance and wellness programs for senior living facilities, was a teaching artist for Dancing Classrooms North Texas and has been teaching academic school teachers how to integrate dance into their classrooms since 1998.

She is certified to teach through the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance in London and the Pan American Teachers of Dance.  She has been a long time member of the National Dance Council of America and the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science and was the ViceChairman of National Dance Foundation 9 years, where she remains an Honorary Board Member.  Her company, ABC for Dance, has been writing curriculum and teaching material and training teachers in dance related subjects since 1999. Her materials are now in use in over 1800 schools and studios worldwide. Dance Teacher Magazine, Dance Magazine and many teaching organizations use her as an expert in the field of dance education and injury prevention.  In addition to her teaching credentials she is a fully certified pilates instructor (with 15 years experience as an Instructor Trainer) and has been trained in Muscle Activation Technique, Breast Cancer Exercise, Pre/Postnatal Exercise, Diastasis Recti Recovery, Post Menopause Exercise, Fascial Fitness, Movement for Neurological Conditions, Myofascial release, Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement, and Hypopressive Technique.  She loves anatomy and has been lucky enough to work with Deborah Vogel, Irene Dowd and the amazing doctors at Icahn School of Medicine’s anatomy and orthopedic departments.

Anneliese knows that a very small percentage of students in her dance classes will pursue it as a career, but she believes that every student deserves the best training possible, so the choice is theirs to make and so that they can experience all the non dance benefits that good training provides.

NEAL DOSHI - Bollywood Funk

Neal has been dancing since the age of 3. Although he has trained in all different technical dance styles, his heart belongs to Hip-Hop and Bollywood. Neal has been teaching dance for 14 years and he has been the primary hip-hop and Bollywood instructor at Rhythmic Arts in Somerset, NJ. Neal inspires all his students with his passion for dance and his dedication to his craft. He is patient with his students, inspired by them and constantly trying to learn new things. He enjoys integrating his unique style and movement with all different types of dance forms. 


  • ADT-NJ Member Priority Registration begins December 17, 2023*
  • Open Registration for Non-Members begins January 7, 2024+
  • Registration ends January 20, 2024  (or whenever a room fills to capacity)

This Workshop will have four (4) dance rooms:

  • Dance Teachers Studio Owners, & Adults with dance experience, age 19 and up
  • Senior Students & Assistants, age 13 and up
  • Tween Students, age 10-13
  • Junior Students, age 7-10


  • Christopher Noffke (musical theatre)
  • Alfonse Napolitano (lyrical)
  • Annelise Burns Wilson (floor barre)
  • Neil Doshi (bollywood funk)


  • Member Teachers: FREE
  • Member Students: $60
  • Non-Member Teachers: $75
  • Non-Member Adults: $75
  • Non-Member Students: $70

​​​​​​​Upcoming ADT-NJ Workshop

Sunday, January 28, 2024

​at Life Hall Studios at Montclair State University - Montclair, NJ

Check-In: 9:00-9:30 am  |  Workshop 9:30 am - 2:30 pm