Welcome to Theatre Next Door & Dancelife Academy. Theatre Next Door & Dancelife Academy strives to encourage the performing arts and to foster a spirit of creativity in the life of each student, one that nurtures the ideals of commitment, fun, and expression. As a performing arts and dance education studio, we offer a selection of dance and theatre classes. We take pride in the encouragement of the "triple-threat" (acting/dancing/singing) so that students can be introduced to and trained in each aspect of the performing arts.
Cassandra Barckett (Dance Instructor) is currently enrolled at William Paterson University majoring in Communications with an Emphasis on Theatre and Comedy. She is a theatre performer and a dancer and she is part of a theatre group that she has been with for 5 years called the Rosetta Lenoire Musical Theatre Academy also known as Amas Musical Theatre in New York City performing Off-Broadway. Credits with them include Jesus Christ Superstar (Simon Zealotes), Hair(Jeanie), Urinetown (Little Becky Two Shoes), Gypsy (Danty June), Fame (Iris Kelly), Guys and Dolls (Miss Adelaide), 9 to5 (Candy Striper), and The Music Man (Maud) also got an award called the Ozzie Davis Leadership Award for showing leadership and a student who is willing to learn.