Manhattan Dance Project 2019 On May 4th & 5th, students traveled to Horseheads, NY to participate in Manhattan Dance Project. Students danced their hearts out all weekend, taking classes in Lyrical, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, Contemporary, and Tap. Great Job Dancers!
Dance-ision Day 2019 In what has become an annual tradition on May 1st, our seniors have announced their college choices for next year. We are so proud of you! Pictured are: Erin Gibson, Sienna Petrino, Leah Schinsing, and Michaela Curry
Intermediate/ Advanced Workshop with Jon Lehrer On April 25 our friend in dance Jon Lehrer shared his knowledge of dance with our students. Jon is currently launching his new company Jon Lehrer Dance in New York City. We are always thrilled when he is able to visit our studio and work with our students. Thank you Jon!
Intermediate/Advanced Musical Theatre & Tap Workshop with Derek Roland
On Sunday January 27th, professional Dancer and Playwright Derek Roland shared his knowledge of dance and theatre with our intermediate and advanced students. Originally from Rochester NY, Derek has been on faculty at Steps on Broadway, CAP21 Conservatory, Mark Morris Dance Group, and Marymount Manhattan College. He has also taught at Broadway Dance Center, New Dance Group and Peridance as well as master classes at universities and professional studios across the US, Canada, Germany and Scotland. Some of Derek's performance credits have included National Tours of Kiss Me Kate (Bill Calhoun) Showboat, Cinderella and Funny Girl, as well as the Italian Tour of West Side Story. New York credits include performances at Town Hall, City Center, Lincoln Center Institute, Derick Grant's I Love Tap, Melinda Sullivan's Gone, Tap City (at the Duke Theater), Tap Extravaganza, the ATDF's Winter Tap Intensive, the New Victory Theater, NY Fringe Festival, American Theater of Actors, The York Theater, Merkin Concert Hall, and the NYMF. It was a pleasure hosting him for the afternoon!
Intermediate & Advanced Students With Derek Roland
SSSD Faculty with Derek Roland
Congratulations to Sara Alexander on your new book 'Four Hundred & Forty Steps to the Sea'! Sara Alexander and her husband Cory English are very special to our studio. Currently based out of London, England, Cory is an alum of the Sandy Stramonine School of Dance. Both Sara and Cory are actors with various film, stage, and Broadway credits. Sara and Cory have graciously brought their many talents to our studio, conducting musical theatre and acting workshops with our dancers when they are visiting state-side. Sara is also the author of the book 'Under a Sardinian Sky'. We are beyond blessed that these two remarkably kind and unbelievably talented people are part of our studio family.
Anna Lee with Garth Fagan
Congratulations to Anna Lee! Anna, a 2018 graduate of the studio has just been hired by Garth Fagan Dance as a new company member. We are beyond proud!