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Dance Studio Owner/Director

Emily Tessar

Emily developed a love of dance starting when she put on her first ballet slippers at age 4. She studied all forms of dance and has performed classical, lyrical, jazz, tap, ballet, hip-hop, and other dance genres as a solo artist, in small groups and as part of large production ensembles. As a Journalism and Fashion Merchandising student at the University of Delaware, Emily was on the Dance Team and participated in the student-run dance company Delaware Dance Fever. Upon graduation Emily focused her love of dance on teaching and coaching. She enjoys sharing dance with young students and has experience in age groups three to eighteen. Emily is excited about bringing a fresh and energetic approach to the instruction of dance and establishing the Radiance Dance Studio as the premier center for dance instruction in the area.

Our facilities are fresh, new and absolutely second to none. With one of the biggest studios in the area, we are able to develop detailed and energetic choreography and there is plenty of room to perfect it all. But we also have a small and intimate studio that younger students find inviting and inspirational. Stretching and warm up spaces, cubbies for personal things, a refreshment lounge, a homework/study area, and even an accessories boutique round out the facility.

Dance Radiantly!

Dance Teacher

Miss Amanda Torres

Amanda found her love and passion for dance at the age of 4 when she began her first dance classes. Amanda has many years of experience training at dance studios and attending Cab Calloway School of the Arts. She was trained in many styles such as Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop and other genres. After High School she began coaching and choreographing for the Wilmington University dance team along with her biggest accomplishment dancing professionally for the Philadelphia Soulmates and the Philadelphia Eagles. Her love and passion for dance continues to grow through the years and she hopes to continue sharing it through the kids and classes at Radiance.

"We love Radiance Dance Studio! Miss Emily and her staff are amazing. Miss Emily is incredibly enthusiastic and her passion for dance and her students is remarkable. The facility is stunning. I’m so happy I made the decision for my daughter to participate at RDS. Come join our dance family!"
"Radiance Dance Studio is a beautiful, welcoming, fun place to dance! The teachers, staff, and owners are fabulous and truly care about each and every dancer. If you are looking for a great dance experience, this is the place for you!! "

- AW

- KH

Grainy Surface

At our heart, we prioritize fostering confidence and self-esteem through personal achievements while nurturing a deep sense of empathy and social consciousness. Our welcoming environment encourages making new friends and experiencing the joy of dance, making it an enriching journey for all. Reach out to us today; we'd love to connect and help you embark on this exciting dance adventure!

Come Dance With Us

Dance Teacher

Miss Hannah Schell

Hannah graduated from the University of Delaware with a major in biology. She is currently studying at University of Florida’s online program to receive a Master’s in Physiology and Pharmacology. She has been through 15 years of dance training and more specifically is classically trained in ballet, pointe and jazz. She also has experience in lyrical, contemporary, tap and hip hop. She studied at the Kirov Academy of Ballet, Joffrey Ballet School, American Academy of Ballet and Koltun Ballet of Boston. She also was an assistant for Deviate Dance Convention owned by two performers from The Radio City as well as other dance conventions held in New York City. Hannah enjoys teaching children and is extremely excited to share her technique and passion to the next generation of beautiful young dancers!

Assistant Dance Teacher

Miss Layne Reilly

Layne has been assisting and enjoying classes at RDS for the past five years. She began taking dance when she was 3 and is ecstatic to be a part of the Radiance family. Layne has studied jazz, ballet, lyrical, contemporary, musical theater and tap. Her love of the dance world has afforded her the opportunities to enjoy both competitive and recreational dance. Miss Layne loves learning, growing and sharing her love of dance in such a positive environment at Radiance!

Dance Teacher

Miss Lauren Nunez

Lauren has been training in all styles of dance for 16 years starting off as a competitive dancer at Fierce Dance Company in Staten Island, New York and has branched off into training in Manhattan and Los Angeles with many prestigious choreographers. Over the years, Lauren has trained at Broadway Dance Center, Brickhouse NYC, Millennium Dance Complex, Playground LA and more. She is currently a student at the University of Delaware as a nursing major where she also continues her love for dance on UD’s Delaware Dance Fever.

Dance Teacher

Miss Ashlynn Widger

Ashlynn grew up in Pennsville, New Jersey dancing at Dance Expressions under the guide of Heather Zane. She spent 13 years at her hometown studio, learning dances of all genres from lyrical to hip hop to acro and fell more in love with dance every step of the way. She also trained at the Wilmington Ballet for extra technical training over the years. Ashlynn just completed her 4 years at University of Delaware, where she was a member of the back to back national winning university dance team, having the privilege to take the role of captain for her senior year. She is currently teaching at RDS and working in home health care for a family over in South Jersey.

Dance Teacher

Miss Vicki Ho

Vicki grew up training at Icon Dance Complex in New Jersey and attended the Fine and Performing Arts Magnet Program at Howell High School. She was a member of 34th and Phunk Dance Crew and the National USA Hip Hop Team, as well as had the opportunity to perform for ESPN, Madison Square Garden, World of Dance Live, and the Hollywood Christmas Day Parade to name a few. Vicki is currently going into her senior year at the University of Delaware as the captain of the national award winning University of Delaware Dance Team. In addition to teaching the amazing students at Radiance, she also works as a choreographer for Beat Addikts United!

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