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Faculty and Staff

Liz Fitchett Jovovich - Managing Director

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Liz has studied dance since childhood and has worked with some of New York’s finest for years.  Her dance training stems from Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Ballet School of Dance, to Langhorne, with Fosse’s own Gary Flannery.  She has studied with New York’s famous Tim Everett, Frank Hatchett, Mia Michaels, Joe Lantieri and Scott Jovovich. Liz has been teaching, coaching and choreographing for the past 32 years.


She has danced in many theatre shows such as, Promises, Promises, Oklahoma, Cabaret and A Chorus Line. She has performed in many ballet reps such as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and danced the role of “Eve” in a ballet of “Adam and Eve” set and choreographed for Liz by Eva Stanova. She was the dance captain for “Pure Platinum”, a tri-state touring Dance Company. Liz has walked the New York runways for such designer’s as Elizabeth’s, Lancôme, Estee Lauder, Mauana and more. She has staged, directed and choreographed many events for TV such as,The Variety Club Telethon”, The Al Alberts Showcase and with Channel 6’s Dave Roberts, “A Night on the Town” for the annual fundraiser for The Brandywine Ballet Company in West Chester, PA. She choreographs, coaches and directs national winners for some of the most elite dance competitions, such as New York City Dance Alliance (NYCDA), Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP), OnStage New York and many, many more. Her students have won many scholarships to the American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, The Joffrey Ballet, Houston Ballet, NYCDA and more.


She currently works closely with Scott Jovovich as managing director of “JovoDance Productions”, and executive director of Mid Atlantic Dance Theater, a non profit dance company bringing arts and educational performances to the Langhorne area of Bucks County. She also  continues to follow her passion to teach and coach students to find their own highest level of potential in dance.

Priscilla Alexandria Garner - Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop - Co-Artistic Director
Priscilla Garner

Priscilla Alexandria Garner has been dancing since the age of 2. Priscilla has danced and trained alongside her parents Liz and Scott Jovovich. Her passion to always be dancing has led her to some very exciting experiences as a Dancer. At the age of 12 she was seen by talent scouts in New York and invited to audition for the Broadway Show “Oklahoma”.


She was a member of the Philadelphia 76ers  Junior Dance Team for 3 years and the Fox Television’s Good Day Philadelphia Dance team for 2 years. At the age of 14, Priscilla became a member of the Brandywine Ballet Theatre, where she performed in The Nutcracker, Dracula, George Balanchine’s Serenade, Georgie’s Blues and Frank’s Place, where she was partnered with SYTYCD’s first season winner, Nick Lazzarini. At the same time, she was a Regional Outstanding Dancer for NYCDA in Philadelphia. She has attended the Joffrey Ballet Summer Intensive in New York. She attended The University of the Arts in Philadelphia.


Priscilla has had the opportunity to work with some of today’s most exciting Teachers and Choreographers, including Suzi Taylor, Travis Wall, Zane Booker, Roni Koresh, Andrew Pap, Dana Wilson and Joe Lanteri. She has danced in the opening number “On The Town” for NYCDAF’s Bright Lights, Shining Stars, 1st annual performance. In May of 2017, Priscilla Graduated from Holy Family University and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.


She continues to train with her Dad who is her greatest supporter, inspiration and mentor in dance. This is her 11th season with JovoDance.

Laura Mancuso Veitz – Ballet & Tap

Laura Mancuso Veitz began her dance training under the direction of Eve Persicketti and Liz Fitchett Tillotson at the age of 2. From such an early age, Laura always knew she loved to dance and continued her dance training at New Horizon Dance Studio in Northeast Philadelphia for sixteen years. While at New Horizon, Laura had the opportunity to train in ballet, tap, jazz, modem and hip hop. It was there that she became a member of the Holiday Ballet Theatre under Scott Jovovich and Liz Fitchett Tillotson, as well as a member of the Senior Portfolio, an award winning competition team.


Laura has danced the roles of “Clara” and “Arabian Princess” in The Holiday Ballet Theatre’s performance of The Nutcracker, and her favorite piece, Rhapsody in Blue, choreographed by Scott Jovovich. Laura is thankful to have trained with many other amazing teachers while at New Horizon, some of which include Nina Fedorova, Carla Craig-Krochak, Maureen Leporace, Jeff Lyons, and Cherie Noble to name a few. In college, Laura continued dancing at the Metropolitan Ballet Academy with Lisa Collins-Vidnovic and began teaching jazz classes there with Eve Persicketti. She has also taught ballet at the Professional Dance Academy and is now so excited to be working again with two of the artists who inspired a love of dance in her, Liz and Scott.


In addition, Laura has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in the field of Education and currently teaches English at Pennsbury High School. She has enjoyed teaching high school students for the past ten years and is glad she can now share her passion for dance with the students at JovoDance. Laura resides in Northeast Philadelphia with her husband, Chris, and three-year-old daughter, Juliana, who also dances at Jovo.

Andreas Jovovich – Ballet, Contemporary and Musical Theater - Co-Artistic Director
Andre 2016

Andreas Jovovich, at the age of 15 ½, decided to follow in his parents footsteps and began to take dance lessons. He took his first ballet class then and never looked back. He is a recent 2018 graduate of Pace University Commercial Dance Program in NYC. He works closely with NYCDA as an assistant to his ballet/musical theater dad, Scott Jovovich. He also has had numerous opportunities to work with some of NYC’s best like, choreographer’s Josh Bergasse, Misty Copeland, and Tony Yazbeck.


Andreas performed in Season 2 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and he is currently working on some new upcoming projects for 2019. In his spare time he teaches at his parents studio, JovoDance, in Langhorne, PA.

Becca Man - Acro
Becca Mann - Headhsot (2020)

Becca Mann, originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania began her dance training at the age 15 at JovoDance under the direction of Scott Jovovich and Liz Fitchett Jovovich. She continued to her dance education and earned her BA in dance from DeSales University, having the opportunity to train under Trinette Singleton, Tim Cowart, and Julia Mayo. While at DeSales, Becca had the opportunity to perform pieces choreographed by artists such as Jeff Shade, Jessica Chen, Michio Ito (staging by Kumiko and Imura). As well, she was chosen to perform solo features in work choreographed by Doris Humphrey (staging by Dr. Jessica Van Ort) and Paul Ocampo.


Becca is a current collective member of eSKay Arts Collective based in NYC where she dances as well as choreographs for the collective. In her spare time, Becca teaches at JovoDance in Langhorne PA, and Power and Grace Gymnastics and Dance in Quakertown PA.

Lynzee Lynn Laychock - Contemporary

Lynzee Lynn Laychock fell in love with dance in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she was born and raised. It wasn’t until age 13 when she decided to become more serious about dance. Knowing that she had a lot of work to do, she went and trained under the direction of Scott Jovovich and Liz Fitchett Jovovich at JovoDance and stretched her education even further. Currently, she is pursuing her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance, with a minor in Education at Point Park University. Lynzee will be graduating in December 2019.


Lynzee has been blessed with the opportunity to train and perform works by Mark Burrell, Kiesha Lalama, Kiki Lucas, and guest artist Amy Hall Garner at Point Park University. Lynzee’s professional career has developed with three consistent summers working for RWS Entertainment Group. Through RWS, she has had the privilege of working with Chip Abbott in his production of Dance Dance Dance: Heartbeat at Hersheypark, and Melanie Lewis-Yribar and Jason Yribar in their production of Sunset Party Mix at Dorney Park.


Lynzee Lynn Laychock aspires to set high standards of courage, work ethic, and positivity. She strives to demonstrate the meaning of authenticity and creativity in her movement, while bringing nothing but joy to herself and those around her.

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Allie Devonshire - Musical Theater and Vocals

Allie Devonshire is a native to Bucks County. She started dancing at age three and was in her first musical at age five. She went from being a competition dancer to go on and graduate with a BFA in Musical Theatre from Rider University.


Along with teaching dance and private voice lessons, she has choreographed productions throughout the Neshaminy School District.


Professionally, Allie has most recently been seen in Bucks County Playhouse’s production of 42nd Street & Casa Manana’s production of The Producers. Still a working actor, Allie’s goal is to teach current industry knowledge to your aspiring Musical Theatre performing kids!

Jahzaire “Surge” Sutton

Jahzaire “Surge” Sutton – started off with praise dancing in the church since the age of 12 but always had passion for dance since he was little. When he turned 15, he started to train professionally and became heavily gravitated to hip hop.


This love for dancing led him down a path of learning all of the subcategories of hip-hop such as Popping, House, Locking, Krump and so much more! This led him to using foundational styles that he currently implements in his choreography & freestyle. From there, he began taking everything that he was introduced to and became a personified representation of hard work. By the time he turned 20, he began teaching open hip hop classes in Philly & was on an Inspire intensive lineup with names such as Deshawn Da Prince, Rob Bynes, Dario Boatner, Josh Price and more.


He’s now currently signed to Bloc Talent Agency & has recently performed with Keke Palmer! His style is core in foundational movement with a splash of sauce to give it that raw feeling while still respecting the history of hip hop. His style of teaching is rooted in connectivity not only with his students but with the music and allowing that connection to influence a feeling thus leading to the movement. With him knowing the importance of remaining a student while becoming a teacher, you can trust that it will be an informative time in his class.


You can expect an experience from him and a fulfilling vibe every time he teaches. Currently he’s still pursuing his career as a dancer in the industry while building his name as a teacher as well. Be sure to catch him at TDG for a wonderful time!

Priscilla Garner

Priscilla Garner grew up in Langhorne, Pennsylvania and started dancing alongside her parents, Liz and Scott Jovovich at the age of two. Her passion to always be dancing has led her to some of the most exciting experiences as a dancer.


In her early teens Priscilla was a member of the Philadelphia 76ers Junior Dance Team for 3 years, and the Fox Televisions Good Day Philadelphia Dance Team for 2 years. She continued her training all through high school as a member of the Brandywine Ballet Theatre. While training with BBT she performed in The Nutcracker, Dracula, George Balanchine’s Serenade, Georgie’s Blues and Frank’s Place. After high school she went on to receive her cosmetology license from Empire Beauty School and in 2017 Graduated from Holy Family University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.


Priscilla is going into her 13th dance season as a dance instructor, and her second year as Co-artistic director at The Dance Ground in Newtown, Pa. Priscilla continues to expand her knowledge within the industry to expose her students to the best of the best. Priscilla loves to share her love for dance with everyone of her students, especially her two daughters.