Judy Comiskey – Studio Owner/Director
Judy has had a life-long love of dance.   She started her study of dance in her native Indiana when she was just 4 years old.  By the time she was in high school, she was teaching neighborhood children to dance in her basement.  While in high school she helped to establish a school dance team which toured Europe during her senior year and still exists to this day.   

After graduation, she attended Purdue University where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts with an emphasis on speech and drama.  Judy’s dance training includes studying under some of the most reputable teachers and choreographers across the United States and Europe.  After Judy relocated to Florida; she worked steadily as a dance teacher in the Brandon/Valrico area.  In 1991, Judy finally fulfilled her dream of opening her own dance studio and Judy’s Dance Academy opened its doors.  Many of Judy’s students are currently continuing their dance educations at some of the most prestigious universities in the country.  Others are pursuing their careers as members of Ballet Companies, sports team dancers and as theme park entertainers.  Her goal for the past 23 years has been to pass on the love of dance to her students while providing quality dance education.

Linda Cheney – Assistant Director
Linda received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a Dance Major from Butler University and has danced and taught in studios in the Tampa/St. Petersburg area since her graduation.  In 1982, she was Artist in Residence for the City of Clearwater with the Pleiades Modern Dance Company that she founded. 

Linda joined the staff of Judy’s Dance Academy shortly after its opening in 1991.  She has taught ballet, lyrical and modern at the studio and currently helps with administrative work.

Maureen Cadle – Clogging

 

 

  
Sined Comiskey – Combination, Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop
Sined has over 27 years of experience in the dance world.  She started dancing at the age of 3 and began her teaching career at the age of 16. She has been involved in numerous dance competitions and has choreographed many award winning dances.  She also has been the choreographer for many musical theater projects.   Sined holds a B.A. in psychology from the University of South Florida.  She has been with Judy’s Dance Academy for 10 years and is the wife of Judy’s oldest son.
  
Lynn Engerski – Ballet, Jazz

 

 

 
  

Alex Wellman – Clogging
Alex's love for dance started 19 years ago when she took her first class and continues to the present day.  Not only has she won numerous awards but in 2009 the was voted to be in the All American Clogging Hall of Fame.  Four years ago we were fortunate enough to have her join our JDA staff.  Alex is currently studying to be an Administrative Office Specialist at Erwin.

 

 

Marum Rosedale – Ballet, Pointe, Combinations
Marum got her early training at the University of Cincinnati, College of Conservatory of Music.  She danced in the Cincinnati Ballet Company and the Cincinnati Opera Ballet for 5 years before moving to Chicago at age 16.  There she danced professionally for 4 years with the Ruth Page Chicago Ballet Company and the Chicago Lyric Opera.  Her love of Ballet then took her to New York City where she danced with the prestigious American Ballet Theater for 7 years.  She studied under such respected teachers as David McLain, Ruth Page, Alicia Markova and Rudolf Nureyev.  Marum has been sharing her talent and passion for Ballet at Judy’s Dance Academy since 2000.
Kassandra Siegler – Combination, Jazz
Kassy has been dancing at Judy’s Dance Academy for 20 years and two years ago started teaching her own classes.   Since her senior year in high school, she has been the choreographer for Durant High School’s Show Choirs.  She was a Lady Raider with the Lakeland Raiders Indoor Football League and has just recently started working with the Brandon Youth Theatre.   She is also the choreographer for the Shooting Starz Performance Team.

Meghan Trivunovich – Jazz, Contemporary
Meghan came to Judy’s Dance Academy as a student in 1992.  She was the youngest member of Judy’s Competition Team.  She was a dedicated student and showed an early aptitude for teaching and began teaching classes at Judy’s while still in high school.

Meghan attended the University of Florida and received an MA in Education.  While at UF, she joined the University Extreme Dance Team and during her junior year became president of the group.  Today, she teaches first grade at Walden Lake Elementary School.

Kristine Wilson – Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary