Brittni D'Urso: Owner and Director
Brittni grew up in Northford, at age 2 she began her dance education at Judyth Parks Academy of Dance Arts in Wallingford. From there she continued her dance education at Naugatuck Valley Community College, graduating with a degree in Visual Performing Arts; Dance. While at Naugatuck Valley Community College, she studied extensively in Jazz, Ballet, Modern, and Dance Pedagogy. She was also a member of the dance ensemble, Directed my Elena Rusnak at NVCC, which worked closely with Matthew Westerby Company, Sokolow Dance Foundation, Master classes with Martha Graham Dance Company, and many others.
After college, Brittni performed with Onstage Dance Company in Boston, MA for two seasons. She also, was on Good Morning America for Madonna's Addicted to Sweat Work-out, to perform for the launch of it. She has over twenty years of dance experience, has been teaching and choreographing for over 14 years, and has award winning choreography.
Brittni is also a Acro Dance Adjudicator: Certified Founding Member, Progressing Ballet Technique Certified, and a member of the Connecticut Dance Alliance.
Brittni also has a background in group fitness as well. She has certifications in INSANITY, PIYO, CIZE, Sh1ft & L1ft, and Fierce Funk. She also has taught dance cardio classes as well. She has been teaching group fitness classes for the past few years and loves it!
Miss Felicia: Instructor
Felicia has been dancing for over 15 years, trained in Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, and Pointe. She Assistant taught for over 3 years as well. Felicia trained for 4 summers at Dance Olympus Dance Convention in Boston. She was also a member and a captain of the North Branford High School Dance Team in High School. In the Summer of 2012, she danced on Good Morning America for Madonna's Addicted to Sweat Workout. She has a Bachelors Degree in History from Central Connecticut State University and is Certified in Progressing Ballet Technique. Miss Felicia continues to further her dance training by taking classes at Broadway Dance Center in New York and taking Master Classes.
Miss Ashley: Dance Instructor
Miss Ashley has been dancing since the age of 3 years old and was a competitive dancer for 10 years. She was trained in dance at Gloria Jean’s Studio of Dance in North Haven and New Haven Ballet in New Haven. She has studied all forms of dance including Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Lyrical and Pointe. In addition, Ashley was an assistant dance teacher for 10 years during her training. During her competitive career, she competed around the country in a variety of dance competitions that awarded her with multiple group awards and solo titles along with life-long friendships. She was given the opportunity to dance on stage on Broadway in NYC for a charity event when she was 17 years old.
Ashley attended high school at North Branford High School. Following graduation in 2015, she went on to study at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, PA where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Studies with Minors in Biology and Neuroscience. She continued her education there and went on to obtain her Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies. She is currently a board-certified Physician Assistant and is practicing in East Haven, CT.
Miss Ashley P: Instructor
Miss Ashley started doing gymnastics when she was 5 and then began her dance training at age 9. She continued her dance education and received her degree in Visual & Performing Arts: Dance from Naugatuck Valley Community College. She has been teaching and choreographing for over 14 years. Miss Ashley specializes in Ballet, Lyrical, Contemporary, Jazz, Pointe, and Tap. She also is a certified Veterinary Technician who has been working in the veterinary field for over 8 years. Miss Ashley continues her dance education by attending classes. She also has a daughter who loves dancing just like her!
Miss Madison: Instructor
Madison Correia began her dance training at age 2 studying at the Connecticut Dance Conservatory under the direction of Laura Kendrick. Throughout her training, she has studied with Dina Castelluccio, Michael Shannon, Deanna Ford, Eric Campros, Lauren Barrett, Mollee Grey, Jess Warfield and Tokyo. Madison has had the privilege of performing and competing on some of the most well known stages within the tri-state area for such events as Dancer’s Responding to Aids at SUNY, and Choreographer’s showcase at the Joyce Theater in NYC. She has also achieved titles and significant achievements throughout conventions, competitions and showcases locally and nationally.
After graduating high school, she continued dancing and performing as a Southern Connecticut State University Dance Team member, while completing her B.S. in Special Education (K-12) and Elementary Education (1-6) and B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies of Psychology, Mathematics and Science. After graduating from her undergraduate experience, she became the head coach of the SCSU Dance Team and went on to complete her Masters of Science: Learning Disabilities program at SCSU.
Currently, Madison serves as a special education teacher in New Haven and is continuing her education at the University of Bridgeport, pursuing her Doctorate of Education in International Educational Leadership. In the field of dance, she is also an ambassador for the Embody Dance Conference, while studying under Kennan Cooks, Cade Clark, Canyon Carballosa, Breanna Myers, Nicole Bateman, and Gage Wayne and advocating for the accessibility of dance education to all abilities.
Miss Bryjae: Instructor
Miss Bryjae has been dancing for almost 19 years. She began assisting at the age of 11 and hasn't stopped teaching since. Bryjae is trained in ballet, tap, jazz, hiphop, lyrical, contemporary, and musical theater at Stage Left dance in Middletown up until graduating in 2019. She was also a competitive dancer during that time. While in high school she was apart of the award winning Middletown HS dance team and captained the team to regionals! After graduating high school, she danced at Marymount Manhattan College for 2 years before coming home and now teaching ever since and coaching Daniel Hands Varsity Dance Team in Madison!
Miss Julia: Acro & Tumbling Instructor
Miss julia has been involved with gymnastics sense the age of 2, along with being a competitive gymnast for 9 years with campbells gymnastics. In her senior year of high school in 2019 she had also joined the guilford high school gymnastics team. Julia started coaching at the nutmeg twisters in 2017 and has a wide variety of experience from coaching pre schoolers all the way to coaching the competitive level gymnasts. Along with coaching, julia also partook in hosting parties at tnt and running camps. Julia is now studying at southern Connecticut state university majoring in psychology. She hopes to always keep gymnastics/ acro in her life along with her psychology career.
Miss Juliana: Instructor
Juliana has been dancing for over 20 years and was a competitive dancer for 5 years. She has trained in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, and Pointe. She was also, an Assistant Dance Teacher for 5 years. She continues to take classes at Broadway Dance Center in New York. Juliana started tumbling at age 5 and continued threw High school. She was a Cheerleader for 13 years and Competed for 3 years. She also teaches Adaptive Classes; Recreational and Tumbling Classes.
Juliana attended high school at North Branford High School. Following graduation in 2014, she went on to study psychology. Juliana graduated in May 2017 with a Psychology Degree as a Disability Specialist. She continues her education in Medical Aesthetic Studies. She is currently working as a Plastic Surgery Medical Assistant in New Haven, CT.
Miss Alyssa: Instructor
Miss Alyssa's love for dance began at a very young age and has been dancing for over 17 years. She is trained in Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Ballet, Lyrical, and Tap. She was a competitive dancer for many years and won many awards. At a young age she became a class demonstrator and then became a Assistant instructor. Miss Alyssa is attending Middlesex Community College and continues her dance education by taking classes!
Miss Maddy: Acro & Tumbling Instructor
Miss Maddy grew up in Guilford, CT where she started her gymnastics career at The Nutmeg Twisters. She trained and competed for 10 years on their Junior Olympic team where she ended as a Level 8. Miss Maddy was also the captain of Guilford High School’s gymnastics team and was named to the All Southern Connecticut Conference team in 2015. She began coaching, as well as running birthday parties, and summer camp programs over 5 years ago. She has experience working with a wide variety of ages and skill levels. Miss Maddy recently graduated from the University of Delaware in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Medical Diagnostics and is currently working as a Medical Scribe.
Miss Cassie: Dance Instructor
Cassie has been dancing for over 18 years and is trained in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Contemporary. Starting at a young age, she began assisting dance classes and creating choreography. After graduating from high school in 2015, she attended Roger Williams University. During her four years at RWU, she remained heavily involved, including her participation in RWU Dance Club. She choreographed many pieces for their showcases and was President of the club in her senior year. Cassie graduated from Roger Williams in May 2019 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a Minor in Mathematics. She now works as a middle school teacher in Manchester, CT!
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