staff

Meet Our Team

Melanie Zrihen
Co-Founder & Business Director

Hanne Larsen
Co-Founder & Artistic Director

Al Blackstone
Teacher - Jazz & Theater

Alanna Fox
Teacher - Hip Hop

Alexa Bender
Teacher - Theater, Lyrical, Tap & Ballet

Alexis Tillman
Teacher - Hip Hop

Alyssa Myers
Teacher - Ballet & Lyrical

Ariel Seidman-Wright
Teacher - Tap, Jazz & Theater Dance

Ashley Rich
Guest Teacher/Choreographer

Aurora Vaughan
Teacher - Ballet, Lyrical & Jazz

Betty Weinberger
Teacher - Theater Dance, Lyrical & Jazz

Billy Griffin
Teacher - Jazz

Brooke Naylor
Teacher - Ballet

Cassy Surianello
Teacher - Lyrical, Jazz & Theater Dance

Chloe Lafleur
Teacher - Jazz, Theater Dance & Lyrical

Christina Kotsopoulos
Teacher - Jazz, Theater Dance & Lyrical

Courtney Crain
Guest Teacher/Choreographer

Gabe Katz
Teacher - Contemporary

Gemma Beasley
Teacher - Ballet

Georgii Povydysh
Teacher - Breaking

Hannah Jew
Teacher - Ballet

Jake Tribus
Teacher - Contemporary & Lyrical

James Washington
Guest Teacher/Choreographer

Jessica Flynn
Head of Ballet

Kaitlynn Edgar
Guest Choreographer/Teacher

Katie Drablos
Teacher - Theater Dance, Lyrical & Jazz

Kenzi Maniff
Teacher - Theater Dance, Jazz & Tap

Kiki Symone
Teacher - Hip Hop

Kristi Smith
Teacher - Ballet, Lyrical & Theater Dance

Leah Faircloth
Teacher - Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical & Tap

Lizzy Tierney
Teacher - Jazz, Lyrical & Theater Dance

Luke Romanzi
Teacher - Lyrical & Contemporary

Maddie Murphy
Teacher - Tap

Maria Collins
Teacher - Ballet & Jazz

Meghann Potter
Teacher - Jazz & Lyrical

Rachel Kampuries
Teacher - Jazz, Lyrical, Kindi & TutuTots

Rae-Ann Thomas
Teacher - Lyrical/Contemporary

DDF staff

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