Teachers

We are very proud of the teachers who teach at Creative Groove Studio.   We have chosen teachers not only for the caliber of their teaching experience but also for their instinctive gift of interacting with children.   That instinct and rapport with young children is something that cannot be taught and we’re excited to have found such a wonderful team of teachers.

Alejandra Sapirstein

Alejandra teaches our Bailemos-Let’s Dance and Pintemos-Let’s Paint classes.  She is an incredibly popular teacher and much-loved by the children she teaches.

Born in Chile, Alejandra is a dance teacher, choreographer and professional dancer.  Her resume includes countless works, studies and festivals in a variety of countries, including Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, France, the United States, as well as her native Chile.

She has produced and directed musicals and choreographies for numerous organizations.

Alejandra teaches dance to elementary and middle school children at Hoboken Charter School.

Erin Henry

Erin has toured as a featured vocalist with the Trans Siberian Orchestra, singing for sold out audiences in arenas around North America.  She has performed with musicians such as Billy Joel, Jon Bon Jovi, James Taylor and Jimmy Buffett.  Erin has also performed for the weddings of numerous celebrities like Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Chelsea Clinton, as well as other celebrity-studded events like Jerry Jones Super Bowl Party and the NASCAR Annual Champions Celebration.

Erin was featured on an episode of The Sopranos, sang on the Today Show, as well as recorded jingles for radio.  Erin is a regularly requested artist to sing the National Anthem for various sports teams like The New Jersey Nets, NY Red Bulls and the Baltimore Orioles.

Erin loves to share her passion for music and love of creativity.

Erin teaches Baby Groove (0-12 months), Toddler Groove (6 months-2 years) and Drumming ‘n’ Strumming (18 months-4 years)

You can hear Erin at: http://soundcloud.com/erins-music

Kristin Stokes

Kristin has been performing since age 8 and teaching since age 15.   From college bound teens to giggling tots; she’s taught an array of classes to budding creative minds.  Some of her teaching credits include acting for beginners (8-12), college audition prep, high school theater department choreographer, musical theater acting coach, puppeteer and story teller for toddlers, and director of Star Struck Theatre’s summer musical theater camp (7-13).

She is very happy to be able to extend her love of children and teaching to the children at Creative Groove.   Kristin believes children are very special, and enjoys seeing them grow each day with their creativity and curiosity.

Kristin is also an Equity actress who continues to perform coast to coast and is a graduate of the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts.

We discovered Kristin when she entertained and taught a group of 20 seven year olds at an “Annie” birthday party we hosted and we were blown away by her energy and her rapport with the children.

Michiko (“Michi”) Egger

Michi began playing drums at the age of 5, and soon added piano, guitar, clarinet and voice to her repertoire.  She formed her first band at age 11 and began working professionally as a guitarist.  Michi attended the Guitar Sessions program at Berklee College of Music, where she was selected to audition for a scholarship.  She has also studied with jazz guitarist, Sheryl Bailey, at The Collective in NYC.  Michi was invited by Dick Boak of Martin Guitars to become a member of their Artist Relations Program.  Her third CD, “Where Your Heart Is”, which was produced by Bret Alexander of The Badlees, is receiving air play in radio stations across her native PA. 

A guitar instructor since age 14, Michi has also worked at Garden Street School of the Performing Arts, where she has helped with four music camps this Summer.  She also enjoys performing for kids at birthday parties.  Michi has played venues in NYC, including The Bitter End, Canal Room, Rockwood Music Hall, and the Metropolitan Pavilion.

Michi teaches our Baby Groove, Toddler Groove and Drumming ‘n’ Strumming classes.

You can listen to Michi’s music at www.MusicByMichi.com