Jean started at the Y in 2000 but has been teaching group fitness since 1983. Jean holds several national fitness certifications and teaches an array of wellness classes including Pilates, Strength and Delay the Disease, an exercise class for those who have Parkinson’s. She is a certified trainer and Y-USA Faculty in Group Exercise and
Mrs. Tsartolia was born in Athens, Greece where she received her BFA in dance from the State School of Dance. A recipient of scholarships from the Alexander Onassis and Merce Cunningham Foundations, Mrs. Tsartolia graduated from the Merce Cunningham Studio, NYC in 1997. She performed in the US and Europe with Mandafounis Modern Dance Company,
4th Degree Black Belt with the American Tae Kwon Do Association Competition Achievements New Jersey State Champ (Forms) 2006 and 2007, (Forms and Sparring) 2008 and 2009, (Form and Weapons) – 2010 Top 10 Competitor in United States in (Forms) 2006, 2007, 2008 (Forms, Sparring and Weapons) 2009 Silver Medal in World Championships in Forms
Chief Instructor Gedman’s Black Belt Academy, located at the Westfield Area Y 5th Degree Black Belt with the American Tae Kwon Do Association Member of the ATA since 2001, earned 1st Degree Black Belt in 2003 Competition Achievements New Jersey State Champ (Weapons, Sparring and Forms) – 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Training in Tae Kwon Do since 1990 Competition Achievements New Jersey State Champ (Sparring and Forms) -2007 New Jersey State Champ (Weapons, Sparring and Forms) – 2008 New Jersey State Champ ( Form) – 2009 Top 10 Competitor in United States in Forms 2007, 2008 Top 10 Competitor in United States in Sparring 2007 Bronze
-2nd Degree Black Belt with the American Tae Kwon Do Association Earned 1st Degree Black Belt- with World Tae Kwon Do Association in 2000 Certifications Level 2- Specialty Trainer Level 1 Regional Judge
Michelle received her B.S in Psychology from Virginia State University, and she is currently enrolled in Pratt Institute’s Creative Arts Therapy program for her Masters in Dance/Movement Therapy. Michelle has been dancing since the age of four in many styles from ballet, tap, African dance, hip hop, modern, and jazz.
Isabelle Filiciello has been trained in hip-hop, ballet, jazz, lyrical, modern and musical theater. Isabelle has been performing, participating in, and teaching dance classes over the past twenty years and still feels her passion growing every day! She has taught students from pre-school to college levels and was a dance technician for the Pequannock Township