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Teaching team

The Mill Ballet School is home to many practicing professional dance teachers working in all style and levels. Each teacher is hired based on a number of factors, core to the values of the Mill Ballet School and its community of students.

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Mrs. Roxey began her studies with the syllabi of The Royal Academy of Dancing at 5 years of age. Mrs. Roxey danced with the American Repertory Ballet as a soloist, then as a principal with the Dayton Ballet Company. Melissa has worked with choreographers including Septime Webre, Marjorie Mussman, Dermot Burke, Bill Craty, Suki Schoer, Christine Holder, Patricia Mcbride, Mark Diamond, among many more. She has served on the faculty of many ballet schools around the country and is the Founder and Executive Director of the Mill Ballet School in Lambertville, NJ.

Melissa Roxey

Founder & Director

Admissions, Kinderdance, Pre-Ballet, Ballet, Pointe, Trainee, Progressing Ballet Technique, and Wheels & Bodies In Motion

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Mr. Roxey began his formal training at Joffrey Ballet in New York City, where he was awarded a full scholarship and later graduated at the top of his class. He went on to dance professionally with Joffrey Ballet Concert Company and The Joffrey Ballet under the direction of the late Robert Joffrey. He then joined American Repertory Ballet and Dayton Ballet as a principal dancer under the direction of Dermote Burke and Marjorie Mussman. Mr. Roxey has performed in works by George Balanchine, Gerald Arpino, Robert Joffrey, Paul Taylor, Jose Limon, Alvin Ailey, Twyla Tharp, William Forsythe, John Cranko, John Butler, Maurice Petipa, Augusta Bourniville, and many others.

Mark Roxey

Founder & Director

Administration, Ballet, Contemporary Dance,

Hip Hop, Trainee,

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Pinja Sinisalo was born in Vantaa, Finland. At the age of 16 she had the privilege to be accepted for the Hungarian Dance Academy, under the direction of Szakály György. Pinja graduated in 2017, completing the Bachelor Degree in Arts specialized in Classical Ballet. From there she started her professional career with Ballet of Sorbisches National Ensemble, under the direction of Mia Facchinelli in Bautzen, Germany. She had the amazing opportunity to tour all over Germany with the company, performing very versatile repertoire in different styles - ballet, folk dance, contemporary and dance theatre. In 2019 Pinja joined Roxey Ballet Company and has performed in multiple principal and soloist roles including "Sugar Plum Fary" and "Cinderella". Pinja has also thought masterclasses in Finland. She is honored to be part of the Mill Ballet School faculty.

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Clementine Greely grew up in California where she first developed her passions for dance. She trained in ballet, tap, jazz, and contemporary and attended summer training programs, including Bolshoi Ballet, Ellison Ballet, and the Royal Ballet School. In her final year of high school, she attended the American Ballet Theatre William J. Gillespie School. She became a member of the International Thespian Society and performed at The Jerry Herman Awards with her high school’s cast of Peter Pan. Clementine graduated with a BFA in Ballet from the University of Cincinnati in 2021. In 2018, Clementine was a quarterfinalist at the Shanghai International Ballet Competition in China and spent her sophomore year studying abroad at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in the BA in Modern Ballet program. Clementine began her professional dance career with Columbia Classical Ballet under the direction of Brooklyn Mack for their 2021/22 season and was a guest artist with Charleston Ballet for their productions of Dracula and The Nutcracker. In 2022, Clementine joined Roxey Ballet Company and the teaching faculty of Mill Ballet School.

Pinja Sinisalo

Ballet, Pointe, Pre-Pointe, Variations, Contemporary, Trainee Program

Musical Theater, Theater Jazz, Ballet

Clementine Greely

Pinja Sinisalo was born in Vantaa, Finland. At the age of 16 she had the privilege to be accepted for the Hungarian Dance Academy, under the direction of Szakály György. She received the 3rd prize in the choreography competition with her piece "Szürkület" in 2014 and a jury diploma with her piece "Forgotten" in 2015. She also won the 3rd prize in the non- solo category, with the duet "Neapolitan Dance from Swan Lake", in 2016. Pinja graduated in 2017, completing the Bachelor Degree in Arts specialized in Classical Ballet. From there she started her professional career with Ballet of Sorbisches National Ensemble, under the direction of Mia Facchinelli in Bautzen, Germany. She had the amazing opportunity to tour all over Germany with the company, performing very versatile repertoire in different styles - ballet, folk dance, contemporary and dance theatre. In 2019 Pinja joined Roxey Ballet Company and has performed in multiple principal and soloist roles. Pinja has also thought masterclasses in Finland. 

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Gia DiLisio was born and raised in Swampscott, Massachusetts. She received her ballet training at Northeast School of Ballet in their Trainee and Conservatory programs for thirteen years under the direction of Denise Cecere. From there she moved on to train with the Oregon Ballet

Theatre School in their second company OBT2 for three years. Throughout her training, she was able to learn and perform the repertoire of world renowned choreographers including Ben

Stevenson, Mark Godden, Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, and George Balanchine. Gia also was able to receive additional training at summer intensives including Charlotte Ballet, Alonzo King Lines Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Chautauqua Dance Program. Gia joined Roxey Ballet Company and the Mill Ballet School faculty in 2023. 

Gia DiLisio

Ballet, Pointe, Kinderdance

Pinja Sinisalo was born in Vantaa, Finland. At the age of 16 she had the privilege to be accepted for the Hungarian Dance Academy, under the direction of Szakály György. She received the 3rd prize in the choreography competition with her piece "Szürkület" in 2014 and a jury diploma with her piece "Forgotten" in 2015. She also won the 3rd prize in the non- solo category, with the duet "Neapolitan Dance from Swan Lake", in 2016. Pinja graduated in 2017, completing the Bachelor Degree in Arts specialized in Classical Ballet. From there she started her professional career with Ballet of Sorbisches National Ensemble, under the direction of Mia Facchinelli in Bautzen, Germany. She had the amazing opportunity to tour all over Germany with the company, performing very versatile repertoire in different styles - ballet, folk dance, contemporary and dance theatre. In 2019 Pinja joined Roxey Ballet Company and has performed in multiple principal and soloist roles. Pinja has also thought masterclasses in Finland. 

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Reggie. O is a Dancer, Choreographer, and Teacher from Pennsylvania Who has experienced many different areas of entertaining and performing! From the stage to the Television set and even Catalogs and Magazines. Some of Reggie’s credits include dancing for Toni Braxton, Macklemore, Keke Palmer, Pitbull, Ozuna, and The Weeknd at his most recent performance at the Super Bowl Halftime Show! Reggie has also danced on and been featured in a host of Award shows and music videos on Networks such as Nickelodeon, BET, VH1, and MTV just to name a few. In addition Reggie.O has also been featured in and has choreographed commercials and Promotional ads for products and companies such as Boost Mobile, Samsung, Costume Gallery Dance Catalog and Dance Apparel as well as Pastry Sneakers! It is Reggie’s Hope to one day be a Positive and Influential Staple In The Pennsylvania Dance Community and history! Reggie believes that hard work will gain you access to anything you want in this world and with his all of his experiences and many more to come there is no doubt that Reggie.O will become the influencer that he aspires to be!

Reggie Oliver

Hip Hop

Pinja Sinisalo was born in Vantaa, Finland. At the age of 16 she had the privilege to be accepted for the Hungarian Dance Academy, under the direction of Szakály György. She received the 3rd prize in the choreography competition with her piece "Szürkület" in 2014 and a jury diploma with her piece "Forgotten" in 2015. She also won the 3rd prize in the non- solo category, with the duet "Neapolitan Dance from Swan Lake", in 2016. Pinja graduated in 2017, completing the Bachelor Degree in Arts specialized in Classical Ballet. From there she started her professional career with Ballet of Sorbisches National Ensemble, under the direction of Mia Facchinelli in Bautzen, Germany. She had the amazing opportunity to tour all over Germany with the company, performing very versatile repertoire in different styles - ballet, folk dance, contemporary and dance theatre. In 2019 Pinja joined Roxey Ballet Company and has performed in multiple principal and soloist roles. Pinja has also thought masterclasses in Finland. 

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 Kaito Kurokawa was born in Shonan, Japan. He trained at Pas de Trois Shonan Ballet School in Japan, Kharkov Choreographic School in Ukraine, Tallinn Ballet School in Estonia and Brussels International Ballet School in Belgium. He was a finalist at the Tallinn International Ballet Competition and he also attended the International Ballet Summer of Dresden (scholarship by Royal Swedish Ballet School). Kaito started his professional carreer at the Columbia Classical Ballet in 2019 and danced there for two seasons. After that Kaito danced with Arts Ballet Theater of Florida. Since joining Roxey Ballet in 2022 Kaito has already danced principal and soloist roles with the company including "Cavalier" from The Nutcracker" and "Jonathon" from Dracula. He also got the chance to choreograph two pieces "Beat It" inspired by Michael Jackson and "Footloose" for The Journey Back To The 80's production. Kaito is also part of Mill Ballet School's teaching faculty.

Kaito Kurokawa

Ballet, Trainee, Boys Dance

Pinja Sinisalo was born in Vantaa, Finland. At the age of 16 she had the privilege to be accepted for the Hungarian Dance Academy, under the direction of Szakály György. She received the 3rd prize in the choreography competition with her piece "Szürkület" in 2014 and a jury diploma with her piece "Forgotten" in 2015. She also won the 3rd prize in the non- solo category, with the duet "Neapolitan Dance from Swan Lake", in 2016. Pinja graduated in 2017, completing the Bachelor Degree in Arts specialized in Classical Ballet. From there she started her professional career with Ballet of Sorbisches National Ensemble, under the direction of Mia Facchinelli in Bautzen, Germany. She had the amazing opportunity to tour all over Germany with the company, performing very versatile repertoire in different styles - ballet, folk dance, contemporary and dance theatre. In 2019 Pinja joined Roxey Ballet Company and has performed in multiple principal and soloist roles. Pinja has also thought masterclasses in Finland. 

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Ella Hyatt began her dance training at the Mill Ballet School, home of the Roxey Ballet Company, at the age of 3. Since that time, she has proudly performed in about 30 main stage productions  with The Roxey Ballet Company such as The Nutcracker, Cinderella, The Pied Piper of Hamelin,  Mowgli, and more. At the age of 12, she joined the Pre-professional Trainee program, where she danced in company performances of the opening section of Carmen and Dracula.  Her favorite roles when she was a Trainee were a Flower from The Nutcracker and the Rat from the  Pied Piper of Hamelin. Ella graduated high school in 2021 and is currently attending Raritan Valley Community College studying Business and Psychology, while also focusing on expanding her horizons in teaching dance. Ella is very excited to join Roxey Ballet Company as an apprentice this season and to teach at the Mill Ballet School.

Ella Hyatt

Tap, Ballet

Pinja Sinisalo was born in Vantaa, Finland. At the age of 16 she had the privilege to be accepted for the Hungarian Dance Academy, under the direction of Szakály György. She received the 3rd prize in the choreography competition with her piece "Szürkület" in 2014 and a jury diploma with her piece "Forgotten" in 2015. She also won the 3rd prize in the non- solo category, with the duet "Neapolitan Dance from Swan Lake", in 2016. Pinja graduated in 2017, completing the Bachelor Degree in Arts specialized in Classical Ballet. From there she started her professional career with Ballet of Sorbisches National Ensemble, under the direction of Mia Facchinelli in Bautzen, Germany. She had the amazing opportunity to tour all over Germany with the company, performing very versatile repertoire in different styles - ballet, folk dance, contemporary and dance theatre. In 2019 Pinja joined Roxey Ballet Company and has performed in multiple principal and soloist roles. Pinja has also thought masterclasses in Finland. 

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 Caitlyn Kresky was born and raised in New Jersey where she began her training in classical ballet, contemporary, jazz, and tap. At the age of 16, she continued her pre-professional training at The Rock School for Dance Education. Upon graduation, she joined Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s Graduate Program. Caitlyn began her professional career with Columbia Classical Ballet under the direction of Brooklyn Mack. She also had the opportunity to perform as a guest artist with The Charleston Ballet in Dracula. Caitlyn joined Roxey Ballet as a Company Artist for the 2022/23 season. When she is not in the dance studio, she continues to share her love for movement as a Pilates instructor. Both Pilates and dance require an attention to detail and emphasize quality, control, and proper alignment. Caitlyn is super excited to join the staff of The Mill Ballet School.

Ballet, Trainee, Boys Dance

Caitlyn Kresky

Dance Conditioning, Contemporary Dance

Pinja Sinisalo was born in Vantaa, Finland. At the age of 16 she had the privilege to be accepted for the Hungarian Dance Academy, under the direction of Szakály György. She received the 3rd prize in the choreography competition with her piece "Szürkület" in 2014 and a jury diploma with her piece "Forgotten" in 2015. She also won the 3rd prize in the non- solo category, with the duet "Neapolitan Dance from Swan Lake", in 2016. Pinja graduated in 2017, completing the Bachelor Degree in Arts specialized in Classical Ballet. From there she started her professional career with Ballet of Sorbisches National Ensemble, under the direction of Mia Facchinelli in Bautzen, Germany. She had the amazing opportunity to tour all over Germany with the company, performing very versatile repertoire in different styles - ballet, folk dance, contemporary and dance theatre. In 2019 Pinja joined Roxey Ballet Company and has performed in multiple principal and soloist roles. Pinja has also thought masterclasses in Finland. 

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Christina D'Astoli began her dance training under the direction of former Broadway actress Alison Gertner-Mann at the Center for Music, Theatre, and Dance in Jackson, New Jersey. Christina graduated with honors from Montclair State University (MSU) with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance in 2017. At MSU, she studied ballet, pointe, and various modern techniques such as O’Donnell, Limón, Horton, and contemporary. She has performed in choreographic works by Larry Keigwin, Christian von Howard, Fredrick Earl Mosley, Antony Tudor, Nancy Lushington, and others. Christina has previously trained at the Princeton Ballet School Summer Intensive and attended the Tuscan Summer Dance Intensive in Livorno, Italy. Christina danced with the Roxey Ballet Company between 2017-2022 and she is honored to be a part of the faculty of the Mill Ballet School.

Christina D'Astoli

Ballet, Contemporary Dance, PBT, Trainee, 

current and past faculty include

Azusa Okamoto, Hank Heung, Jace Coronado, Elijah Carter, Tevin Johnson, Lisa Botelico, Lynn Needle, Marc Flaco, Kate Messina, Ronnie Carney, Nai Ni Chen,  Kate Engelhart, Nerea Barrondo, Matt Baker, Tara Seymour, Kaito Yamamoto, Jace Coronado, Julie Cobble, Xiao Xiao Cao, Heidi Yu, Mariana Rodrigues Closs​, Jillian Mitchell, Janessa Cornell, Marc St Pierre, Joanna Defelice, Alicia Curtis, Rebecca Rudolf, Hillary Marie, Dorothy Lister, Stephen Casey, Vanessa Laws, Denise Cecere, Patricia Brown, Carrie Nelson, Jill Harrison, Leland Schwates, Etsio Pavone, Denise Alexander, Richard Jarboe, Andrei Utsionov, Eleyna Martinson, Leoannis Pupo-Guillen, Jose Johnson, Sharon Rudda, Greg Daniels, Marjorie Mussman, Anne Connors, Wendy Star, Cherie Noble, Tim Martin, Ronnie Carney, Nina Janik, David Pittenger, Riiko Kitayama, Sigrid Glatz, Stuart Longeway, Brannon Osburn, Karen Martin, Heather McCoy, Alison Rubenstein, Trinette Singleton, Andrew Papa, Kitty Lunn, teachers from Roxey Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, American Repertory Ballet, Dayton Ballet, New York City Ballet, Alvin Aliey and other professional companies around the US.

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