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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.


Melissa Smith, Director

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

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.”

Celia Coronel-Dizzine, Ballet/Pointe

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

Angela Koza, Hip Hop

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

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.”

Jolene Busanich, Acro

 “There are shortcuts to happiness, and dance is one of them.”

Kaitlyn Kozinski, Tap/Ballet Combo

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

Alison Owusu, Hip Hop & Jazz

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

Christine Kavanagh, Tap/Ballet Combo

“Dancing… is like dreaming with your feet”

Meagan Collins, Hip Hop & Jazz/Contemporary

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

Hannah Druss, Hip Hop

“If you stumble, make it part of the dance”