STEEL FITNESS PRECIOUS METAL DANCE TEAM
Arenda DiPasquale - Dance Coordinator
Dance Experience: I started dancing at the age of 3 at Nardis Dance Studio. I continued my education as a dance and business management major. I’ve also been a part of the Lehigh Valley Outlawz, LV Storm as well as groups like Acta non Verba and NCC dance ensemble just to name a few. This will also be my 4th season as a Precious Metal dancer and 3rd as dance coordinator.
Hobbies: Breakin’ it down and SHOPPINGGGG!!
Pets: A cat name Hollywood
Favorite Song: “Have Faith in Me” by A Day to Remember
Favorite Quote: “Dance like nobody’s watching, Love like you’ve never been hurt and Live like it’s your last day. “
Favorite Movie: Grandma’s Boy and anything dance related.
Favorite Place to Shop: American Eagle, Forever 21 and Abercrombie.
Most Prized Possession: My Iphone. I literally keep track of everything in it.
If you could be anyone in the world who would you be: Mia Michaels, she’s absolutely amazing and inspiring.
Most exciting part about being a Precious Metal dancer: Dancing in front of all of our fans of course!! Also getting to know all of these amazing girls and guide them to be the #1 dance team in the PIFL.
Amanda DiPasquale - Captain
Dance Experience: Danced at Nardis dance studio at the age of 3. I continued my dance education at N.C.C. for 2 years. I am currently teaching dance at Armetta’s Grand Jete Studio of dance. I’ve also danced for the LV Outlawz, LV Storm and the Precious Metal dance team last season.
Hobbies: Slingin suds behind the bar and dance battling with Shaina
Pets: A kitten named Hollywood
Favorite Color: Green and Yellow
Favorite Song: “One eighty by summer” by Taking Back Sunday
Favorite Movie: Thumbsucker and any dance movie
Favorite Place to Shop: Forever 21 and H&M
Favorite Candy: Chocolate Anything
Most Prized Possession: My grandfather’s Guitar
If you could be anyone in the world who would you be: You know that guy that can eat 100 hot dogs in 15 minutes? I want to be that guy.
Most exciting part about being a Precious Metal dancer: Meeting new girls this season and dancing of course.
Kaitie Burger - Captain
Hometown: Montoursville, PA
Dance Experience: I started dancing at the age of 5 at LKW Dance Center and continued my education at Muhlenberg College, where I graduated with a minor in dance in 2012. In school, I was the captain of the
College’s dance team. I still love any chance I get to take classes!
Hobbies: Watching football (go Giants!), reading & writing blogs, fueling my music addiction, and attempting to become a good runner.
Pets: None that live with me in Allentown! A small zoo of two cats and three dogs live at my parents’ home.
Favorite Color: Pink!
Favorite Song: Ocean by John Butler Trio
Favorite Quote: “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts” –
Favorite Movie: Dirty Dancing
Favorite Place to Shop: LOFT & J Crew
Favorite Candy: Sour Patch Kid Watermelons
Most Prized Possession: Addicted to my iPhone
If you could be anyone in the world who would you be: Kate Middleton
Most exciting part about being a Precious Metal dancer: Getting to meet and interact with our awesome
fans- and of course getting to dance with a fantastic group of girls!
Kat Flavin - 3 Year Veteran
Hometown: Bridgewater, NJ
Dance Experience: 3rd season vet of the Precious Metals, 17 years of ballet, tap and jazz, a couple years of modern
Hobbies: Watching sports, dancing, shopping, eating, sleeping
Pets: A Parakeet named Zephyr and A Maltese/Poodle mix named Cappi
Favorite Song: the Rangers Goal Horn song
Favorite Quote: A smile is a curve that sets everything straight
Favorite Movie: Happy Gilmore
Favorite Place to Shop: Any place with NY Rangers apparel
Favorite Candy: Sour Punch Straws
Most Prized Possession: My autographed hockey puck signed by Ryan Callahan and a picture of Ryan Callahan and I
If you could be anyone in the world who would you be: Henrik Lundqvist's wife
Most exciting part about being a Precious Metal dancer: Getting to dance with such an awesome group if girls in front of all of our awesome fans!
Angelica Rosado - 3 Year Veteran
Hometown: Bethlehem, Pa
Dance Experience: Dance academy at Allen high school for 2 yrs, Allegro dance team for 3 years, Kutztown university dance team for 1 year
Hobbies: love to dance, work out, have fun everywhere I go, go out dancing with friends and family, and modeling.
Favorite song: don't have one
Favorite place to shop: Joyce Leslie
Favorite candy: gummy bears
Most prized possession: black and white diamond necklace and bracelet from my boyfriend.
If I can be anyone in the world who would I be: Jennifer Lopez and my mother.
Most exciting part about being a precious metal dancer: the girls are amazing dancers and pushes me to do better, we all get along. Also very pretty. We get to be involved with the community and help others. Most importantly get to DANCE.
MJ - 3 Year Veteran
Hometown: Oxford, NJ
Dance Experience: Mary Jo grew up dancing at Nardi Dance Studio, and performed there for 14 years. She studied ballet, tap, jazz, modern, lyrical, pointe, theatre, and hip hop. Mary Jo received her BA in Dance Education and Performance from Cedar Crest College in January 2008. Mary Jo is employed by Nardi Dance Studio, and has worked as a dance instructor since 2010.
Hobbies: Swimming, Shopping, Going out dancing with my girls, Singing, Acting, and taking as many dance classes as I can.
Pets: Cat- “Snuggie”, 3 Dogs- “Brady”, “Lucky”, and “Finny”
Favorite Song: “WannaBe” by The Spice Girls
Favorite Movie: All of the Pirates of the Caribbean Movies
Favorite Place to Shop: H&M
Favorite Candy: Ghiaredehlli Dark Chocolate
Most Prized Possession: My collection of feather headbands
If you could be anyone in the world who would it be: Ginger Rodgers or Jennifer Grey
Most exciting part about being a Precious Metal Dancer: Being able to dance with a great group of girls who are just as excited as I am about dancing and performing
Carli Stoudt - 2 Year Veteran
Hometown: Vernon, NJ
Dance Experience: I began dancing at 2 years old. The majority of my years were spent at Nardi’s Dance Studio studying ballet, jazz, lyrical, theatre, and modern.
Hobbies: dancing, watching football, acro tricks with my sister, insect killing, and candy crushing.
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Song: Me & Bobby McGee – Janis Joplin
Favorite Quote: “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you already have.” – Thomas M. Brynes
Favorite Movie: Pearl Harbor
Favorite Place to Shop: American Eagle
Favorite Candy: Reese’s Cup
Most Prized Possession: My blue topaz necklace
If you could be anyone in the world who would you be: Beyonce Knowles
Most exciting part about being a Precious Metal dancer: Our awesome and devoted fans and getting to dance with a group of girls who share the same love of dance that I do!
Kayla Shlutz - 2 Year Veteran
Hometown: Easton, Pennsylvania
Dance Experience: I student taught at Nardis dancer studio for 3 years, I've been dancing in total for 14 years, and this is my second year as a Precious Metal dancer.
Hobbies: When I'm not working I love to dance and spend time with family.
Pets: I have a party poodle named Snoopy.
Favorite Song: "A Thousand Years" by Christina Perri.
Favorite Quote: " Live your life to the fullest".
Favorite Movie: The Wizard of Oz.
Favorite place to Shop: Forever 21 and VS.
Favorite Candy: Sour watermelon candies.
Most priced possession: A blanket my grandmother knitted.
If I could be anyone who would it be?: The only person I look up to is my mom, she is a strong woman and works hard every single day, and that's the only woman that I would want to be.
Best thing about being a Precious Metal dancer?: The best thing about being a Precious Metal dancer is being able to grow with these ladies from each year, to form new bonds and friendships with intelligent and beautiful women that after a short amount of time become a part of your life.
Lauren Fragnito - 2 Year Veteran
Dance Experience: Jazz, Ballet, Hip hop, Lyrical, Contemporary and Modern.
Hobbies: Divulging in a good book, dancing, target shooting and collecting bracelets from various places I’ve visited.
Pets: Four cats (Snickers, Elizabeth, Abigail and Benny).
Favorite Song: American Woman by Lenny Kravitz
Favorite Movie: Center Stage
Favorite Place to Shop: Express
Favorite Candy: Milky Way
Most Prized Possession: My Penn State college class ring.
If you could be anyone in the world who would you be: Tyra Banks
Most exciting part about being a Precious Metal dancer: I am honored to be a part of a professional dance team that values the support of community events as well as sharing a common love for dance
Aysza Armetta - Rookie
Hometown: Macungie, PA
Dance Experience: Aysza has graduated from Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Performing Arts in 2013 as a dance major. She has gained much of her dance education, artistry, and passion from Armetta’s Grand Jeté Studio of Dance and by attending the following dance conventions: New York Dance Teachers Summit, Jump Dance Convention, The Pulse, and A Day of Fame. She has performed in and created pieces for LVPA’s student choreographed shows and has danced in annual Quilt faculty concerts. Aysza has also danced at Iron Pigs and Scranton Wilkes-Barre Yankees games, the Harlem Globetrotters, as well as the American Diabetes Walk. Aysza Armetta is currently teaching at Armetta’s Grand Jeté Studio of Dance, and plans to continue teaching there while training at Steps on Broadway and Broadway Dance Center.
Hobbies: Besides I'm only good at cleaning, so dancing and cleaning
Pets: I have two dogs, Dolce and Del Piero. Two cats, Dior and Juventina. I also have turtle, Mz. Box and a fish, Shpots.
Favorite Song: It depends....
Favorite Quote: Real eyes, Realize, Real lies.
Favorite Movie: Anything with Channing Tatum in it!
Favorite Place to Shop: Juicy Couture
Favorite Candy: Chocolate or Gummy Bears
Most Prized Possession: I'd have to say my family, things can come and go but family is always there when you need them!
If you could be anyone in the world who would you be: uh Nick Lazzarini's girlfriend....
Most exciting part about being a Precious Metal dancer: The most exciting part about being a Precious Metal dancer is being able to be a part of a team that gives back to the community & also spending time with the girls on the team is always fun!!
Megan Whipple - Alternate
Hometown: Nazareth, PA
Dance Experience: Started dancing just after I turned 2. Danced until my senior year taking ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, and a few years of pointe. After college I joined the Precious Metals dance team for the 2013 season. I now teach at Nardis Dance Studio in Easton, PA and am the current assistant coach of the Nazareth Area High School Dance team.
Hobbies: Obviously I love to dance, I enjoy drawing, and working with clay, shopping, watching movies, mini golf, bowling, and just relaxing with my boyfriend, friends, and family.
Pets: I have one dog, my small Jack Russel mix, Gigi, better known as Princess Gi
Favorite Color: brown
Favorite Song: I listen to all types of music so this is impossible to answer
Favorite Quote: “When writing the story of your life, don’t let anyone else hold the pen”
Favorite Movie: The Wedding Singer, but again, next to impossible to answer
Favorite Place to Shop: Charlotte Russe
Favorite Candy: Raisinets
Most Prized Possession: My Pup
If you could be anyone in the world who would you be: Beyonce, but just for a day
Most exciting part about being a Precious Metal dancer: I love learning new dances every week and laughing with the girls
Stacy Azzaro - Alternate
Hometown: Manheim, PA
Dance Experience: Zumba Instructor, Cheerleading Choreographer
Hobbies: Reading, Hiking, Playing Football, Working on cars
Pets: 3 Cats… Dizzy, Skribblz, and Piztachio
Favorite Song: Jingle Bells By Barbara Streisand
Favorite Quote: People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in; their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. –Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
Favorite Movie: The Fast and the Furious Movies
Favorite Place to Shop: Victoria Secret or Pink
Favorite Candy: Anything with sugar!
Most Prized Possession: My wedding ring
If you could be anyone in the world who would you be: Carrie Underwood
Most exciting part about being a Precious Metal dancer: Performing