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Miss Jen

Miss Jen has been dancing since the age of three in the styles of Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Ballet, Lyrical, Tap, Modern, and Poms. Miss Jen was president of her Poms Team in High School and Captain of the Elmhurst College Dance Team for three years. She has worked for several studios within the area and produces Competition dances for dancers of all ages. Miss Jen will be bringing the Infinity Jazz Team to Competition this season with her choreography. 

Miss Jackie

Jackie Palmer has been dancing for over 12 years and competitively for the last 2. She has won first place for her solo she choreographed at the National level and competes in Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical and Contemporary. 

She was also a competitive figure skater for 10 years and is experienced with Pilates, yoga, and plyometric full body training as well as weight training. Through figure skating, she was trained in both Russian and French ballet. She has trained with Kimberly for 8 years in various styles of dance including ballet, pointe, jazz, contemporary, lyrical and tap. Dance has always played a huge role in her life. Jackie has been teaching at Stardom for over a year and loves sharing her knowledge and love for dance with her students. 

Miss Taryn

Taryn Lomnicki was born and raised in Wood Dale. She has had a passion for dance ever since she took her first class at 3 years old. She attended Lincoln College where she got her Fine Arts Degree, and then to Columbia College for her masters in dance. She was the captain of the dance company, performed at games, and choreographed multiple productions for the theater program. Taryn was then offered to work as a performer and captain at Six Flags Great America for 6 years. During her time at Great America, she then had the opportunity to work as a performer at Walt Disney World, in their annual Christmas parade at Magic Kingdom. She has choreographed multiple musicals for Tellin’ Tales Theater, a theater that brings the disabled and non-disabled world together through theater. Taryn opened Di Bella Dance Center in Wood Dale in August of 2014 till June of 2018. Their competition team "Di Bella Dance Company" has won many awards such as 1st place awards, costumes awards, and much more. She then merged her studio with the Wood Dale Park District in 2018, where she was the Dance Coordinator of the program until June 2022. During her time there has choreographed flash mobs, parades, wedding dances, Christmas, and end of the year performances on top of her everyday classes. Taryn is very excited for this opportunity with Stardom Dance Academy where she can still pursue her passion for dance, but also focus on her family. Taryn is always eager to bring her knowledge and passion for the art everywhere she goes. 

Miss Annabelle

Annabelle King has been dancing since she was three and she has danced at many different studios in the Chicagoland area. When she was 12 she decided that dance and performing was her passion and from then on she started dancing competitively. She achieved many different awards and recognitions and she was able to dance with many of her favorite choreographers that she looked up to. She has been invited to dance in LA and Miami.

She loves taking dance classes in Chicago and conventions in and out of state whenever she can to further her dance education. Annabelle loves dance because it’s a platform that allows constant growth and freedom of expression, “There’s always space for improvement and when you dance it allows you to show your true self without judgement.” 

Annabelle’s biggest inspiration comes from different hip hop and contemporary dancers in the LA area. Her next big goal is to move to California to continue her dance career in hopes of achieving her dream of becoming a back up dancer.

Annabelle loves working with kids and being able to share her passion of dance through teaching at Stardom Dance Academy. She hopes to inspire and help motivate every student that walks into our studio, “I hope everyone walks away loving dance as much as I do.”

Miss Alex

Alexandra Topalova trained with numerous renowned teachers early on such as Julia Wilkinson Manley, Alan Obuzor, Tamar Rachelle Tolentino, and Kwang Suk Choi. Alexandra spent her summers training at the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington DC, Chautaqua, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Boston Ballet. In 2017, Alexandra was invited to join Boston Ballet as a trainee. During her time there she performed many roles, including the principal role in Trazom, an original work by Yury Yanowsky. In 2018, Alexandra joined Sarasota Ballet as a trainee. Upon retirement from the stage, Alexandra found a passion for teaching. Most recently she served as the Ballet Mistress for Dance Ink in Pittsburgh, PA. Alexandra is excited to join Stardom Dance Academy!