Alli Jo Hinkes, a former Icon student more than a decade ago, is happy to be back as a teacher! Born and raised in NJ, Alli Jo has had various dance training from many studios in NJ. It wasn’t until she stepped foot into Icon Dance Complex in 2007 for an open hip-hop class with Geo that she realized this is the place that would transform her not only as a dancer, but a young adult as well. Under the supervision of Geo and Beth Hubela, she has performed in several competitions, events, and charities. Alli Jo was part of the Icon Company where she was trained in ballet, pointe, hip-hop, jazz, tap, cheer funk, and contemporary. With a passion for acting, singing, and dancing she has participated in community theater shows and has done commercials, voiceovers, and modeling for Nick Jr., Nickelodeon, WebMD, BMW, Toys R Us, A Wish Come True dance catalogue, Dance Couture, as well as fitness promotional videos.
Alli Jo was selected into the Fine and Performing Arts Center at Howell High School where she was trained in ballet, jazz, modern, choreography, and musical theater. She has obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Georgian Court University.
Alli Jo not only has more than 4 years-experience as a dance teacher, but she has been in the fitness industry for over 5 years. Her fitness career began teaching Pure Barre classes and doing in home personal training. She is now an Orange Theory Fitness coach in Marlboro, NJ where she has taught over 1,000 classes, a personal trainer at Powerhouse Gym of Old Bridge, NJ, and she is a certified 305Fitness instructor which she cannot wait to start teaching at Icon Dance Complex. In her free time Alli Jo loves to call herself a “fitness class critic” where she critiques fitness classes on her blog A Cup of Jo (www.acupofj.co).
Beyond excited and honored to be a part of Icon’s staff, Alli Jo is thrilled to teach the new generation of dancers.