Meet our team.

Our staff consists of professionally trained, educated and credentialed performers with many years of dance experience. They have trained with some of the best in the industry and have professional credits to their name. In addition, many of our staff members are certified through Dance Educators of America, a prestigious organization dedicated to training teachers of all genres of dance. Many classes include both an instructor and an assistant to give each student the training needed to learn and grow. All of our Teacher Assistants/College Interns undergo a screening process and are being trained closely by the PDC team. We trust that you will be thoroughly impressed with our attention to detail while providing the correct training for your young dancer.


Joe Avallone, Director

“Passing on my love for music and dance as well as inspiring others to be the best they can be without ever giving up is my life’s work.”

Melissa Smith, Director

“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.”

Dara Jenel, Ballet

“I dance because everything in my being moves to a rhythm I cannot tune out. I love all movement & would like nothing more than to share my love of dance.”

Angela Koza, Hip Hop

“Dance for yourself, it is the hidden language of the soul.”

Alison Owusu, Hip Hop & Jazz

“Dance enables you to find yourself and lose yourself at the same time”

Celia Coronel-Dizzine, Ballet/Pointe

“I believe dance gave me discipline and structure that translated into all aspects of my life.”

Tami Small, Tap/Ballet Combo

Christine Kavanagh, Tap/Ballet Combo

“Dancing… is like dreaming with your feet”

Kaitlyn Kozinski, Tap/Ballet Combo

“I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself”

Meagan Collins, Hip Hop & Jazz/Contemporary

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty or their dreams.”

Because of our love for children and our passion for the art of dance, each and every dancer will feel a special connection with Powerhouse Dance Center and its staff. Hopefully, students will form relationships with their peers that will spark a sense of community while sharing a common bond: dance.