Music Director: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Amanda Guzman is so excited to be joining Not Just Dance! A student at George Mason University, she hopes to get her Bachelor’s degree in Theatre with a concentration in Performance. A long time lover of the arts, Amanda began acting at the International School of Bangkok before moving back to the US and graduating from Rock Ridge High School. There, she did dramaturgy, tech, and acted in many of their productions, even being invited to do a talk back for NPR. Amanda loves doing theatre, and she hopes that she can share that love with every student she meets, just as her teachers did for her.
Nicole Fillmann was born and raised in Northern Virginia and began dancing competitively at the age of three. She began her teaching career at the age of 18 at the studio she grew up training in. She has been the director of recreational programs around the area and the co-director of competitive teams. Nicole is an award winning choreographer and has been recognized at competitions all around the world. Her students have gone on to perform for artists such as Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj and Justin Bieber as well as appeared on So You Think You Can Dance and Dance Moms. Nicole is excited to bring her training and knowledge to the Not Just Dance family!
Adriana DiVecchia grew up in Northern Virginia where she started dancing at 3 years old. She trained and competed in all styles of dance, but tap was always her favorite. She moved across the country to attend Chapman University in Orange, California, where she majored in Dance and Education. While at Chapman, Adriana performed and choreographed in numerous dance performances. She went on to earn a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction. She now teaches elementary school in Ashburn, VA.
Adriana’s performance credits include DC Tap Festival, Young Choreographer’s Festival, Fred and Adele Astaire Awards, and Chapman Celebrates. She is excited to work with the students at Not Just Dance!
Miss Bethany is a Northern Virginia native with a passion for dance. She began dancing at the age of five and grew to love many forms of dance, while developing a special talent in instructing others. Miss Outen studied extensively at a local classical ballet studio in Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Tap, Jazz, and Pilates and performed with the both the junior and senior company of the Ballet Arts Ensemble of Fairfax for many years. Along with her training, Miss Bethany was given the opportunity to study with many Master Teachers/ Choreographers such as, Maniya Barredo of Metropolitan Ballet Theatre of Atlanta, Lucy Bowen-McCauley of Bowen McCauley Dance Company, Gyula Pandi of North Carolina School of the Arts, Kathryn Posin of New York Univerity, Richard Rholdon of Delta Festival of New Orleans, Susan Shields of George Mason University, and Karen Studd of George Mason University and Laban Institute of Movement Studies. She started her teaching career early by being a teacher’s assistant by the age of 10 and a co-teacher/teacher by 16. In high school, Miss Bethany expanded her teaching skills to special needs students at her high school, teaching different dances and styles, as well as choreographing their yearly prom dance. While in college she had the opportunity to teach Pilates to students, faculty, and staff through the recreational program at her university. Throughout her years of teaching dance, Miss Bethany has been able to illustrate her love of dance to many students of different ages with or without varying physical, mental, and emotional needs and believes that everyone has the ability to dance if they have the right tools! In 2014, Miss Outen graduated with a BS in Psychology with minors in Biology and History from Shenandoah University. She continues to teach dance in her free time! Miss Bethany will be a substitute teacher at Not Just Dance and looks forward to meeting all of the amazing NJD dance students.
Jack Little is honored and so excited to join the Not Just Dance team and work with these incredible performers. He is a recent graduate of Christopher Newport University, completing his BA in Musical Theater and Minor in Dance. Jack began his vocal training at the age of 9 and his acting training at Patriot High School, where he featured as Tony in West Side Story and Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast. His roles at CNU include Toby in Sweeney Todd, Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing, Jonathan in The Whole World is Watching, and John Lawrence in The Living. He has also enjoyed work as Director’s Assistant in Cedar Point Elementary School’s productions of Annie Jr., Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr., and The Little Mermaid Jr..
Molly Marsh is so excited to be working for a third time with Not Just Dance this summer! Molly is a former student of Not Just Dance and has been a part of the family since 2016. She is a rising Junior at Virginia Commonwealth University and is working to get her Bachelor’s degree in Theatre with a concentration in directing and scenic design. She was most recently seen on stage as Hamlet in the Shafer Alliance Laboratory Theatre’s production of Hamlet. Molly can’t wait to be reunited with the Not Just Dance kiddos and hopefully meet some new faces as well!
Adam is currently studying for his Masters degree in Dramatic Writing at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Savannah, GA. He is a 2021 Musical Theater graduate from Christopher Newport University, where he minored in Writing and Film Studies. He began his acting career at the age of 6 and has appeared in over 28 local performances. He received Cappie Nominations 2016 and 2017 for Lead Actor in a Play and Suporting Actor in a Play, respectively. Adam appeared in Ford’s Theatre’s Production of A Christmas Carol back in 2009. He was a finalist for SPARC’s New Voices of Theater in 2015 and 2017 for his scripts, “A Teen’s Life” and “Playception: By Evan Packer” respectively. He has appeared on radio, on TV (America’s Most Wanted and Fatal Attractions), in commercials and even as an extra in a couple featured films. Some favorite theatre roles include Sweeney Todd in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (CNU), Robert in The Drowsey Chaperone (CNU), Curly in Oklahoma! (CNU), Gaston in Beauty and the Beast (Westfield Summer Stage), Black Stache in Peter and the Starcatchers (Chantilly High School), Sheridan Whiteside in The Man Who Came to Dinner (Chantilly High School), Eddie in Lost in Yonkers (Chantilly High School), and as Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Chantilly High School). In addition, Adam has directed the Not Just Dance productions – Singin’ in the Rain, Screen to Stage and Bugsy Malone JR. He also directed numerous Not Just Dance “Aliens in the Castle” productions. He has also appeared in various Not Just Dance shows over the years, recently appearing as Santa Claus in ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Adam is also the author of all of the Not Just Dance Twisted Tales and Aliens in the Castle productions.
Amanda Mason is a 2018 magna cum laude graduate of James Madison University. She received her Bachelors of Music in Music Theatre Performance. While at JMU, she performed in many stage productions including Guys and Dolls, Candide, The Merry Widow, The Barber of Seville, and Cosi fan Tutti. She was a member of the Madison Singers, JMU’s advanced choral chamber ensemble, for 2 years. She also was a member of the award-winning all-female acapella group Note-oriety for all 4 years of her college career. Prior to attending JMU, Amanda performed in community theatre at a very young age and continued throughout her high school years in productions with Chantilly Drama. Some of her favorite roles include Penny Lou Pingleton in Hairspray, Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods, and Eva Peron in Evita. Although she is currently developing her professional performance career, Amanda also has a passion for teaching and supporting young actors in hopes of inspiring a new generation of performers. Ms. Amanda recently was the Music Director for Screen to Stage and Magic Treehouse Dinosaurs Before Dark.
Amanda is currently the music director for 101 Dalmatians Kids.