The Dancer’s Edge is a 3500 sq. ft., state-of-the-art dance facility conveniently located in the Allendale Plaza, Allendale, NJ.


The studio is owned and under the direction of Pat Garzilli and Jennifer Lorper. We offer innovative dance instruction in Ballet/Jazz/Tap/Hip Hop/Lyrical/Pointe/Modern and Contemporary for ages 3 – Adult.


Here at The Dancers Edge, we offer our students the opportunity to have a lot of fun while never losing sight of an environment that encourages self-discipline, focus, persistence when challenged, confidence, fitness, and self-esteem.


Our classes nourish the creative spirit of young dancers allowing them to discover the wonders of dance. Everyday we share our passion for dancing with our students. The solid technical training we provide enables our students to become dance artists capable of performing on stage with emotion and technical prowess.


We look forward to highlighting our year with the opportunity to perform at local town fairs, facilities and charity events as well as attending professional dance conventions.


Whether students are taking classes for pure enjoyment or planning a future career in dance, our students will gain the skills and knowledge to reach their goals!


Meet our instructors

Jenn has been dancing since the age of 2 1/2. She majored in dance while attending Cardozo High School, was awarded a full scholarship to Adelphi University under the direction of Norman Walker and has studied with such talented choreographers as Geoffrey Doig-Marx, Tap Dogs Anthony LoCascio and Gil Stroming, Brice Vick and Shea Sullivan. Jenn also had the honor of dancing with Gregory Hines in Atlantic City.


She performed half-time shows at Giant Stadium, has competed in both regional and national competitions and was one of the few dancers selected to participate in the International Tap Competition in Stuttgart, Germany. Over the years, her choreography has won top awards. She continues her dance education by attending conventions and classes at Broadway Dance Center.


Her greatest fulfillment though, comes from the relationship she develops with all of her kids. Jenn's goal at The Dancers Edge is to provide students not only with the technical dance skills to pursue a professional dance career, should they be interested, but more importantly arm them with essential life skills that lead to a success in whatever they pursue.

Pat Garzilli: Owner/Director

Pat's background is in business managment, accounting and sales. For many years she was the co-owner of an international transportation company where she had the opportunity to travel and indulge her love of the fine arts and of course, dance.

Brad Trump

Brad Trump received his education from the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School, PA Governor School, Point Park University and the Joffrey Ballet School. As a teacher, Brad has taught at various studios throughout the country as well as DancersINC Dance Conventions, Millennium Dance Complex (Pittsburgh), and Peridance (NYC). He has also directed children’s productions of CinderellaKIDS, AnnieKIDS and The Little Mermaid JR. As a performer, his credits include: the national tour production of CATS (Tumblebrutus) in addition to regional productions of CATS, Mary Poppins (Neleus), Spamalot, A Christmas Carol, Joseph…Dreamcoat (Benjamin), Oklahoma!, and Jesus Christ Superstar: In Concert. Film: Lovestruck! A New Musical (ABC Family). In NYC Brad has performed with the Hutchinson Collaborative under Shelly Hutchinson at Carnival, Pushing Progress and the Young Choreographer’s Festival. Brad has also taught and presented his own work through “Leg Up On Life” fundraiser which donates to different cause such as Dancers Against Cancer, The Trevor Project and more. He is a proud member of the Actors Equity Association.

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Dan Mitra

Dan Mitra is a New York based Tap dancer.  Since starting Tap dancing at a young age, he has received multiple awards such as The American Tap Dance Foundation's Tap Future Award, young ARTS silver finalist, and was selected to perform at The Kennedy Center as a Presidential Scholar in the Arts in 2009.

Dan has been in Joseph Webbʼs Dancing Buddhas, the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival with Michela Lerman, Omar Edwardʼs Passion of Tap, and in works by Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards in On Tap at Summerstage. He has also performed at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Gala, choreography by Jared Grimes; and lastly as a member of the Emmy Award Winning Jason Samuel Smithʼs A.C.G.I.

Natasha DelˈElmo

A native of Venezuela, and of Russian descent, Mrs. Delˈelmo completed her professional dance and teaching training at the Academia Taomina Guevera as well as the Escuela de Ballet Keyla Ermecheo, Ballet Metropolitano de Caracas and Ballet Nina Nikanorova under the guidance of Taormina Guevara, Keyla Ermecheo, Eric Volodin, Henry Danton, Tatiana Lancovits, Mikhail Kuharev, Hector Zaraspe and Nina Nikanorova. Her repertoire roles include Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Paquita, Nutcracker, Cinderalla, Graduation Ball, to name a few, as well as Character and Folk original works. For the past 27 years, Natasha has lived in New York, New Jersey, and Calgary, Canada where she continued to train and perform in a variety of dance styles and techniques.


In Calgary, she was choreographer and artistic director of Bacata as well as Grupo Pasos, two Latin American folklore dance companies. Natasha is the Artistic Director and choreographer of the Renaissance Dance Ensemble, whose main goal is to bring dance to those that are not able to attend regular performances such as seniors and ill children.

Kate Reynaldo

Kate started her dance career at age 4. She graduated May 2014 from Montclair State University with a BFA in dance. She has studied under Earl Mosley, Tyler Gilstrap, Karen Gayle, Nancy Lushington, Lonne Morelton, and our very own Miss Jenn. Katie has performed pieces by Bill T. Jones, Freddie DeJesus, and the late May O'Donnell and Charles Weidman. She was also chosen to dance at Carnegie Hall and the 92nd Street Y. She also enjoys attending Dance conventions such as Pulse and Jump. Katie continues to take classes at Montclair State University, Steps on Broadway, and Broadway Dance Center. Katie is excited to share her love and passion for dance with her students at The Dancers Edge.

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