|Ambition Dance Academy|
|Mary Ann DeCarlo|
Mary Ann DeCarlo has over twenty years of training in various styles of dance. Starting dance class at age three she knew immediately she wanted to grow up to be just like her dance teacher. Mary Ann soon became captain of her dance troupe and competed in solo and group dances in tap, jazz and lyrical dance in regional and national competitions. She performed as a feature dancer throughout New Jersey, appeared on Channel 9 Children Programs and danced at PaperMill Playhouse with the New Jersey Ballet Company. After High School, she focused on ballroom and latin dance, learning lifts, styling and technique from world class champion trainers. She performed and competed throughout the U.S. with multiple entertainment companies for five years. Mary Ann successfully completed her teacher training through Dance Educators of America and has been teaching performing arts and ballroom dance ever since. She continues her training with the commitment to stay current with the newest dance moves and trends. Using her knowledge of the dance world and her eclectic background she founded Ambition Dance Academy in the summer of 2006. Mary Ann is extremely thankful to her family and friends for their love and constant support!
Lily Muniz began her formal dance education when she was two years old. She graduated from Oneidas Dance Studio in Guttenberg New Jersey where she participated and completed the Dance Educators of America Medal Testing Program. She graduated with superior honors and received various achievement awards. Lily has not only received formal training in ballet but also in other forms of dance including, salsa, hip hop, lyrical, tap, jazz, tango and many more.
Throughout her years dancing she participated in local, regional, and national dance competitions placing in the top 5 and winning numerous gold and platinum awards. Upon graduating from her dance studio, Lily became a dance teacher at Ambition, her senior year of high school. While attending Fairfield University, Lily was the Captain of the Fairfield University Dance Team, as well as a choreographer and member of the Fairfield University Dance Ensemble. While on the Fairfield Dance Team, she attended UDA Nationals with the team, where they performed dances in jazz and hip hop, that were nationally ranked.
Lily’s strong passion for dance led her to Ambition Dance Academy, where she has been since the studio opened and will continue for years to come!