Our Teachers

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Courtney Clancy

Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, Adult Hip Hop, Jazz, Street Jazz, Ballet/Tap Combo; Director

Courtney teaches an amazing array of classes across many styles. And as our Competition Director she is responsible for all aspects of preparing and executing our participation in dance competitions. Her energy and drive know no bounds.

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Rachel Calabrese

Dance-theatre, Contemporary, Choreography

Rachel has trained with Shannon Gillen at VimVigor dance company’s winter intensive this past year, as well as with NW Dance Project in their Advanced Platform summer intensive. She continues to develop her artistry.

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Alexis Cordella

Ballet, Tap, Lyrical, Modern, Jazz

Alexis received her formative dance training from Dance Centre of the Hamptons and Manorville under the mentorship of Leigh Kestin. Alexis supplemented her training with summer study at the American Ballet Studio and by performing as a soloist in Nutcracker productions during her apprenticeship with the Dancecore Ballet Program.

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Cheyenne Spillett​


Cheyenne is our latest student to make the transition to a full teacher. She started at Dance Centre at age 6, and danced competitively for 10 years. Cheyenne is passionate about tap and hip hop, and was part of her varsity kickline team in high school for three years. 

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Louis Lasser IV

Tap, Partnering, Ballet

Louis has been influenced and taught by the preeminent names in the art form. His classes focus on rhythm and sound, but are accented by the enjoyment of the movement. Technique, musicality, improvisation, and timing will be at the heart of his dance instruction. The heart stays on its beat, and we should stay on ours.

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Megan Jane McGuinness

Musical Theatre, Acting, Singing, Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Lyrical, Tap

Megan is a Musical Theatre Actor, Singer, Dancer from Eastport, NY. Her experience in the arts ranges from competition dance, ballet and pointe, music and theatre. She has a BA in Musical Theatre and Dance from James Madison University and has been seen performing in professional musicals and theme parks across the country

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Jennifer Navarrete

Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Movement

Jennifer has been a passionate dancer for 20 plus years, allowing her to compete and travel across the country. She has studied in tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, modern, contemporary, and ballet.

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Sawyer Newsome

Contemporary, Hip Hop, Ballet, Improv

What I love most about teaching is the direct transfer of energy from myself to the student. I love it when the dancers in my class leave feeling like they were more than just a student, but a welcomed artist as well. It's my job to create the best environment for the students to achieve what they need from my class. No matter age or level, I always want my class to be a welcoming experience to my love for this beautiful art form.

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Marissa Rignola

Tap, Ballet, Lyrical

Marissa started dancing at 2 years old, and by age 11 she had her own dance company she ran out of her childhood home. By the age of 16 she was teaching professionally, performing in entertainment companies, choreographing for theater and more.

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Greg Kollarus

Ballet, Jazz

Gregory has been teaching dance for over 10 years. He teaches dance in Brooklyn, and Long Island. He has been part of dance companies such as Logos Dance Collective, and Alden Dance Moves. Greg has done shows such as Westside Story, Damn Yankees, and Seven Brides For Seven Brothers.

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Elizabeth Button

Liz has danced with us from a very early age, and has grown to be a standout performer in our public presentations and competitions. A natural leader, Liz has been an assistant teacher for some time and frequently substitutes for full classes.

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Daria DeMasi

Daria is a passionate and dedicated dancer/Choreographer who continues to train in efforts to perfect her craft. She started dancing when she was 2 and has danced competitively for 17 years receiving numerous awards throughout the region. Daria started taking dance very seriously at age 14. She trained at one of the top studios on Long Island called World Class Performance Center with dance director Cindy Angarola. Daria is constantly training at either local studios or taking classes in NYC.

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Siri Howard

Musical Theater, Acting, Singing, Movement

Siri is a Broadway actress, recording artist, and concert performer who began her professional career at age 10, and has continued to perform on some of the world’s most prestigious stages. Originally hailing from Westhampton, Siri began her career on Long Island, and continues working within the Hamptons community.

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Max Quinlan

Musical Theater, Acting, Singing, Movement

Max is a Broadway Resident Director, Broadway Performer, Jeff Award-Winning Chicago Actor, Casting Associate, Audition Coach, and Director based in New York City. Most recently, Max served as the Associate Director for the World Premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s review, Unmasked.

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Ashley Czarnecki


Ashley has been dancing since she was 2 years old. Growing up she loved the art and continued to push toward her goals. Once she turned 12 she immediately began student teaching and loved how natural it felt. At just 15 years old she had her first class that she was teaching on her own and successfully choreographed a routine for the first time. Ashley has been teaching ever since and loves pushing her students to their best. Watching them succeed constantly reminds her why this is so much more than just a job.

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