Team Sass

Our Instructors

  • Emma Rosa

    Sexy Stilettos, Bedography,

    Sass Foundations

    "Make your heart the most beautiful thing about you.”

    Emma Rosa, Cuban New Jersey native, is a professional dancer, choreographer, and teacher in various styles ranging from heels and hip hop to tap. Emma is currently on pop singer Tayla Parx’s international We Need to Talk tour under the creative direction of Shirlene Quigley. She has also performed with American music artists including Trey Songz, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Todrick Hall, Emarosa, and Love & Hip Hop’s Mariah Lynn as well as Latin artists El Alfa, Sech, and Alex Rose. Right now, Emma is also a featured tap dancer in the Public Hotel’s sold out Carmen: To Havana and Back!

  • Sophia Marrapodi

    Fierce Feminine Hip Hop, Sexy Stilettos,

    Flirty Floorwork

    "When you are dancing you should feel like you are in a music video or a movie, telling a story. Living in each movement, no matter how slow or fast. Always feel!"

    Hailing from Miami, Florida, Sophia has worked with Flo Rida, Red Rat, Guop Boys, and Pitbull and was featured in Kat Deluna's video for Drop It Low.

    Sophia is a backup dancer for Kiesza and for Soave, 80s freestyle singer who has performed many times at Radio City Music Hall. Sophia teaches in New York City as well as internationally in Italy. She absolutely loves to dance - anytime she gets the chance to do it, she lights up! Her love for dance and performance is as strong as her love for people.

    She considers herself a perpetual student and trains in all style of dance. She is so excited to be on the Instructor team at SassClass!

  • Tony Guerrero

    Neo-Burlesque & Chairography

    "I believe in nurturing a safe space for sensual expression and celebrating all aspects of ourselves in a healthy and festive manner. In my classes, you are not only allowed to wave your freak flag high- you are encouraged and rewarded!"

    Tony blends the sexy, exciting styles of today’s commercial and nightlife world with the sense of purpose, setting, and motivation of theatre. Tony has co-choreographed for Taylor Swift, the NY Knicks City Dancers, Brooklynettes, and Team USA in Shanghai, China. 

    Tony toured nationally as the Latin feature in the Broadway production of Saturday Night Fever and completed three world tours of West Side Story. Recording artist performances include Pitbull, Lonely Island & Lenny Kravitz. Tony has worked under such theatre staples as Arlene Phillips, Rob Ashford and Joey McKneely, and has been directed by Baz Luhrmann, Ryan Murphy, Jodi Foster and Martin Scorcese.

  • Shirlene Quigley

    Guest Instructor: Sexy Stilettos

    "Strength and dignity are her clothing,

    and she smiles at the future"  Proverbs 31:25

    Shirlene Quigley's dance career began at 18 years old, when she danced as one of the original "uhh ohh girls" in Beyonce's Crazy In Love music video. The next day she kicked off a world tour with Beyonce for her first album! Shirlene has starred in music videos with Beyonce, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Destiny's Child, Missy Elliot and more, and she has performed at The Grammy's, The VMA's, The BET Awards, America's Got Talent, Saturday Night Live, and more. Most recently, Shirlene toured with Lizzo as one of her back-up dancers throughout 2018-2020.

    Shirlene is based in Los Angeles and we're honored to host her as a guest teacher at SassClass whenever she is in town!

Our Business Team

Julia Sokol

Founder & CEO

Julia, aka our SassMama, curates and maintains the overall vision of SassClass, collaborating across all of our teams to ensure the happiness and satisfaction of everyone who joins us at SassClass!

She is Executive Producer of our video shoots, and you can also catch her occasionally teaching / subbing in all dance styles.

   Julia created SassClass in 2016 as an oasis for the modern woman, a distinctly Feminine experience, using dance and performance to foster self-love, connection, confidence, and self-expression.

 Julia graduated cum laude from Brandeis University with a degree in economics and business. Prior to creating SassClass,  Julia had a career in Marketing and Data Analytics, most recently as an Associate Director at a top ad agency in NYC.

   Julia's hobby and passion throughout her life is dance. She was the main hip hop choreographer for Adagio Dance Company and OnStage Dance Company and for performing artist Pastele. She has danced with Reaction Dance Company, RiSE, and Mint Dance Company. 

   Through SassClass, she gets to blend her passions for business, dance, and women's empowerment.


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