staff

Meet Our Team

Melanie Zrihen
Co-Founder

Hanne Larsen
Co-Founder

Al Blackstone
Teacher - Theater Dance

Alexa Bender
Teacher - Tap & Ballet

Amanda Lupacchino
Teacher - Tap, Jazz & Ballet

Ariel Seidman-Wright
Teacher - Tap

Ashley Lynne Stafford
Teacher - Jazz & Lyrical

Ashley Rich
Guest Teacher/Choreographer

Ashley Valerio
Teacher - Contemporary & Jazz

Banji Aborisade
Teacher - Lyrical & Hip Hop

Brooke Naylor
Teacher - Ballet & Lyrical

Bryan Longchamp
Teacher - Street Hip Hop

Caroline Carlton
Teacher - Jazz

Cassidy Spaedt
Teacher - Ballet & Lyrical

Elizabeth Cowperthwaite
Teacher - Ballet

Hannah Jew
Teacher - Ballet

J Lyn Thomas
Teacher - Street Hip Hop

James Washington
Guest Teacher/Choreographer

Jessica Flynn
Head of Ballet

Jessica Hondel
Teacher - Jazz, Tap & Ballet

JJ Butler
Teacher - Tap & Hip Hop

Justine Ayala
Teacher - Ballet & Jazz/KindiHop

Kaitlynn Edgar
Teacher - Lyrical & Jazz

Katherine Stanas
Teacher - Ballet, Lyrical & Jazz

Katie Drablos
Teacher - Theater Dance

Katie Laduca
Teacher - Theater Dance & Jazz

Kirsten Smits
Teacher - Street Hip Hop

Lauren Morgan
Teacher - KindiHop & TutuTots

Lee Katherine Fink
Teacher - Ballet & Lyrical

Lizzy Tierney
Teacher - Jazz & Theater Dance

Maddie Rodrigue
Teacher - Tap, Ballet & Lyrical

Major King
Teacher - Boys Program

Meghann Potter
Teacher - Jazz & Ballet

Rachel Kampuries
Teacher - Lyrical, KindiHop & KindiCombo

Vicki Reynolds
Head of Early Childhood Programming

Virgil Gadson
Teacher - Street Hip Hop

DDF staff

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