Our Teachers

Pam Rainey Rogers

A professional dancer and singer (National tour of "Cats", European Tour of "42nd St", Lead singer, Silver Cloud Cruise Ship).  In between professional gigs, Pam always taught tap, jazz, ballet, ballroom, hip hop and musical theater at various dance studios in the tri-state area including Broadway Dance Center (NYC), Hoboken Children's Theater (NJ), Dance Arts Academy (NJ) and Miss Patty's School of Dance (NJ).  Pam owned her own studio, "Pamdance" in South Orange, NJ, for six years before moving to Middletown, NJ, where she lives with her husband and two children.  Currently, Pam teaches hip hop (age 5 to adult) with the Monmouth County Parks System at Fort Monmouth in Tinton Falls, NJ.  Pam also teaches at Dance With Melody in her home town of Middletown.  Pam is currently the president of the board of education in Middletown, NJ, and the lead singer of her pop/rock cover band, "The Skinny Dippers" skinnydippersband.com 

Samantha Ventola

A junior at Monmouth University majoring in Music and Theatre with a concentration in Music Industry. Sam loves teaching kids and helping them develop a passion for the arts! She herself, has been performing since she was 9 years old. Some of her favorite theatre credits include: Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray, Janet Van de Graaff in The Drowsy Chaperone, Extraordinary Girl in American Idiot, and Marcy Park in 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. She is overjoyed to be joining forces with Kelly Gem at Studio 295!

Melody Blasenheim (Music Director)


Melody is thrilled to be joining the performing arts staff of Studio 295. She is an experienced voice and piano teacher, conductor, and musical theater director. Melody has a Bachelor of Music Degree from Mason Gross School of the Arts and a Master of Music Degree from Westminster Choir College. She was the owner of a music education business for 25 years and is a NJ State certified music educator. She lives in Manalapan with her husband Michael and her daughter Sarah.