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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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