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 seven years, and has award winning choreography. She is also a member of the Connecticut Dance Alliance.
Brittni also has a background in group fitness as well. She has certifications in INSANITY, PIYO, CIZE 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 11 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. Miss Felicia continues to further her dance training by taking classes at Broadway Dance Center in New York.
Miss Juliana: Instructor
Juliana has been dancing for over 18 years and was a competitive dancer for 5 years. She has trained in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, and Pointe. She was also, a Assistant Dance Teacher for 5 years. She also 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 is currently in college to become a Disability Specialist and Graduates May 2017!
Miss Katie: Acro Instructor
Katie was formerly a Level 5 competitive cheerleader for 12 years, competing across the country and multiple times at the World Championships in Walt Disney World. She has multiple years of experience in coaching tumbling and gymnastics for students of all ages: from youth football cheerleading to private tumbling sessions. Katie has completed a minor in Education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and will be completing her Master’s Degree in Secondary Education in 2018. Katie is so excited to work with students in the exciting field of Acrobatics to combine the beauty of dance and the skills of tumbling.
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