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Christiana Bitonti

Director & Owner

"Never forget why you started"

COMING SOON

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Warren Curtis

Teaching Artist

"Be authentic"

Warren’s career as a performer has included the Broadway 1st National Tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, numerous companies of West Side Story, 42nd Street, and A Chorus Line.  Regional credits include North Shore Music Theatre, The Berkshire Theatre Festival, The Maltz-Jupiter Theatre, Maine State Music Theatre, Opera North, The Fulton Theatre, Westchester Broadway Theatre, and The Cape Playhouse.  Off-Broadway, he originated roles in Hazel Flagg at Theatre Row, The Reluctant Royal at the National Opera Company, and The Poisons for the International Fringe Festival.  He has also performed in numerous concerts and industrials for ABC Daytime and Mac.​He received his dance training as a scholarship student at Steps in New York City, studying under Peff Modelski, Michael Vernon, Tony Stevens, Charles Goddertz, and Derick Grant, among others. His teaching philosophy is to impart a solid technical foundation in order to give students the capability of full artistic expression.  Emphasis is placed on correct alignment, proper use of turn-out, principle of forward motion, movement efficiency, musicality, and oppositional energy.  Warren is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association.

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Angela Selvaggio

Teaching Artist

Ms. Selvaggio has been part of the gymnastics scene for over 35 years. She has won numerous competitions over the years and her strengths include floor, vault and trampoline.  Directly after high school, she began coaching at Debbie's Gym, Nastics, and Gold Medal Gymnastics. Ms. Selvaggio started devising a curriculum for dance studios that infused Acro with dance.  In addition to her Acro training, Ms. Selvaggio is a special education teacher at Bridgehampton Elementary School.  

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Takako Walsh

Teaching Artist

Takako Walsh hails from Kobe, Japan and later moved to Canada where she won many gold metal ballet competitions while in high school. Takako was a semi finalist for the YAGP 2001 and 2002 competitions. Takako performed at the closing ceremonies of the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2006.  She later moved to New York City where she received her BFA from Long Island University in 2014. Takako has performed works by artist such as Ronald K. Brown, Twyla Tharp, Jenifer Muller, Doug Varone and Earl Mosley. She also performed a solo by Anya Clarke that was taken to the American College Dance Association. Currently, Takako teaches Ballet techniques, modern and contemporary throughout the trip-state area. 

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Rochelle Martin

Teaching Artist

"Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body." 

 Ms. Martin trained at the Joffrey Ballet School and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. She also privately trained with Trutti Gasparinetti for many years. Ms. Martin has worked and trained with artists such as Micheal Leon Thomas, Carl Pariess, Cara Gargano,Cheryl Beatty, Svetlana Caton, Venti Petrov and many more. She had the pleasure to perform at The West Point Military Academy for one of their Military balls. She also performed in the debut of Dear Nadezhda by Venti Petrov in New York City.  She had the pleasure to be the assistant to Catherine Turocy of the New York Baroque Dance Company on the "Four Rivers" project. She also had the honor to perform Cara Gargano’s “Mahler’s Pas de deux” at Symphony Space in New York City.  Ms. Martin has been with Peconic Ballet since 2011 where she has danced numerous leading roles. Ms. Martin also performed and choreographed numerous musicals at Broadhollow.  Ms. Martin has her BFA in dance studies from LIU Post ( CW Post Long Island University). She has been invited back to choreograph and substitute ballet classes. She has taught the Ballet Class for the Tilles Dance Conference since 2016.  She also teaches ballet and choreographs for the Students Honor Institute at LIU Post also. Ms. Martin is a member of The National Dance Education Organization. She is currently pursuing her masters in exercise physiology.

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Lorna Zawacki

Teaching Artist

Lorna Zawacki received her training at the School of American Ballet and the American Ballet Theater School. She has performed with many companies including NYC Opera, Philadelphia Lyric Opera, New Haven Ballet, Bridge Port Ballet, Wolf Trap Theater, Radio City Music Hall Ballet, The Liberace Show, and with her own company Zawacki Ballet. Lorna recently participated in The Bolshoi Project directed by Jeff Calhoun at the Tisch School of the Arts. Lorna currently teaches at Ballet academy East in Manhattan and coaches ballet dancers. 

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Johnnier Fenner

Teaching Artist 

 

"Dance is a story… So what’s yours?"

 Ms. Fenner started teaching dance in 2012 at her First Baptist Church of Deer Park  and became the Director of Dance Fellowship and Ministry. She travelled to numerous churches choreographing plays and performances for Youth Revivals and other mainstream church events. She received an award from the NAACP for characterization through dance for all of her hard work. In 2017 Ms. Fenner also taught various classes at Dance Express of Long Island for competitive and recreational students. Her competition team won many awards and recognition for her choreography style & technique. She attended Long Island High School of the Arts where she studied dance education, jazz, tap, hiphop, modern, contemporary, african, musical theatre and ballet. In 2016 she graduated LIHSA (syosset) and continued her career at Nassau community college BA dance program and the Long Island University for the BFA Dance program where she further studied dance and performed for multiple showcases for the Post Concert Dance Company. Her specialties are Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, and African. Ms. Fenner is currently in school finish her degree in education. Dance is a story… So What’s yours?