MEET OUR STAFF
Jolene and Glen Mollerick are the proud owners of Stars Studio. Affectionately known as Mama Jojo and Papa Glen, the couple has three daughters who are instructors and choreographers at the dance studio. It was their daughters’ passion for dance and teaching that led them to open Stars Studio in 2008.
As Studio Director, Jolene Mollerick makes it her top priority to offer an exceptional learning environment with a family feel. She wants each of her dancers to consider Stars Studio as a second home. Of the utmost importance to her is fostering a studio culture that promotes diversity, unity and positivity.
The studio’s dance offerings have expanded over the years to include ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, hip-hop, poms, lyrical, contemporary, musical theater, ballet technique, leaps and turns, toning, stretch classes, and MORE! Whether a dancer’s goal is to dance recreationally and perform in Stars’ annual recital, or to dance pre-professionally or competitively, we are eager to help each dancer reach their potential!
Meet our team
A former Miss Maryland’s Outstanding Teen, Hannah earned her BFA in dance performance and a K-12 teaching certification from Towson University. Hannah is currently a Sr. Principal Supply Chain & Planning Specialist at Northrop Grumman Corp. as well as serving as Director for the esteemed Stars Studio Competition Team. She enjoys teaching both recreational and competitive dance, and is a world-ranked dance champion, as well. She has choreographed dances for Walt Disney World, Hammond High School and is currently the director of our award-winning Stars Studio Competition Team! Hannah has competed on the Miss Maryland stage, winning the coveted preliminary talent award (for dance), as well as the Miracle Maker award, benefitting Children’s Miracle Network. Hannah’s newest accolade involves bringing her son, Brayden, into the world in August 2021.
“Miss Dawn” has been dancing since the age of 5. She has been teaching dance for over 43 years. Miss Dawn has extensive theatrical and gymnastics training. She was founder, director and choreographer for the La Maison De La Danse competition team for 24 years. Miss Dawn is a nationally and internationally award-winning choreographer, and has taught as a Master Teacher at national dance conventions. Many of her students have gone on to careers in the dance field, earned college scholarships for dance and internships with such companies as the Alvin Ailey Dance Company. Dawn recently retired from the Anne Arundel Public School System.
“Miss Sarah” has enjoyed teaching at Stars Studio, and she loves watching the dancers learn! Sarah is currently employed full time at Actalent as a Recruiter Practice Lead. She is looking forward to teaching again in the fall.
A graduate of Hammond High School, where she was Captain of Dance Company, and now a licensed cosmetologist, Miss Alanah is employed full time at Aston Carter as a Quality Auditor. In addition to teaching classes at Stars Studio, Miss Alanah is also an award-winning choreographer and assistant director for our esteemed Stars Studio Competition Team!
Working full-time in property management, Mr. Elrody enjoys teaching hip-hop classes at Stars Studio. He is also an award-winning choreographer for our competitive team. Mr. Elrody wants to wish all of the dancers “nothing but pointed toes and a bouquet of success. Go Stars!”
“Miss Kaila” is currently teaching at an elementary school with the Baltimore County Public School System. Kaila is a two-time national dance champion in 2003 & 2007! She was a team member for TEAM USA with Stars Studio! Kaila also enjoys choreographing dances for the Stars Studio Competition Team.
Ebone is a 2020 alumni of Stars Studio, as well as a previous member of our competition team. Ebone is a rising Senior at Towson University. Ebone has comeback to Stars to choreograph for our competitive team and as a “rookie” has won numerous choreography awards!
A graduate of Meade High School, Miss Loy began dancing formally in a studio at the age of 16! She is proof that it’s never too late to start! Loy was named Miss On Point 2022 this past year at our national dance competition. Loy has enjoyed being a member of our Stars Studio Competition Team in previous years, and this was her first year teaching! She looks forward to teaching more in the Fall.
An honors graduate at Good Counsel High School, Denese served as Captain of the poms dance team! She has been dancing at Stars Studio since the age of 4 and is a member of our award-winning Stars Studio Competition Team. Denese has enjoyed teaching poms and hip hop at Stars Studio this year and is looking forward to her future at University of Michigan where she will major in Biology and minor in art & design.
An honors graduate of Hammond High School, Cassidy was Captain of the Dance Company. She has been dancing at Stars Studio since the age of 6 and is a member of our award-winning competition team. Cassidy has enjoyed teaching her core class this year. We wish Miss Cassidy the best as she will be off to UMBC to major in Dance, with a concentration on Physical Therapy.
A 2022 graduate of the University of Kansas, Miss Gabby has enjoyed working with our dancers in ballet technique, stretch, toning and leaps & turns! She enjoys watching the dancers progress!