W65 Faculty

Alan Robert

Alan Robert Children & Teens Bio

Breaking

Alan Robert was born in Reunion Island (French Territory) he started breaking at a young age and decided to move to new York to pursue a career in dance.

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Alycia Perrin

Alycia Perrin Children & Teens Bio

Latin Jazz

Born in New York of Cuban and Jamaican descent, Alycia Perin possesses a strong ballet foundation which began with with Egelvsky Ballet on Long Island.

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Amanda Peterson

Amanda Peterson Children & Teens Bio

Musical Theater

Amanda Peterson is a New York City based dancer and teacher originally from Pittsburgh, PA.

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Angela Patmon Children & Teens Bio

Multiple Disciplines

Angela Patmon is a dance professional who has been performing across the nation for ten years and teaching for fifteen.

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Ashley Stafford

Ashley Stafford Children & Teens Bio

Jazz, Ballet/Tap, Jumps & Turns, Creative Movement

Ashley Stafford's love for the arts began at a very young age with the Indiana University pre-college ballet and music programs.

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Aspen Waddell Children & Teens Bio

Jazz, Jumps & Turns

As an award-winning, multi-genre choreographer and highly versatile performer, Aspen Waddell has challenged and transformed young dancers into true artists across the country for t

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Brianna Piatt

Brianna Piatt Children & Teens Bio

Brianna Piatt is a board certified music therapist and licensed creative art therapist.

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Chris Palacio

Chris Palacio Children & Teens Bio

Hip-Hop

Christopher Palacio started his dance training in 2002 at Nassau Community College.

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Doug Shankman

Doug Shankman Children & Teens Bio

As a Tap Artist, Doug Shankman has performed with Gregory Hines, Maurice Hines, and Mercedes Ellington in various concert venues and Tap Compan

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Erica Ratkovicz

Erica Ratkovicz Children & Teens Bio

Erica Ratkovicz is an alumna company member of The Rochester City Ballet. She began her principal training at an early age with The Timothy Draper Center for Dance Education.

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Gaby Blaney Children & Teens Bio

Originally from Northern California, Gaby Blaney grew up a Nevada County native.

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Geny Rivera

Geny Rivera Children & Teens Bio

Geny Rivera has been teaching various styles of dance to children and teens at the recreational and competitive level for almost 10 years.

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Grace Potter

Gwen Potter Children & Teens Bio

Gwen Potter moved to New York City from Indiana with big dreams and an unwavering determination to pursue her dance career.

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Heather Liposky

Heather Liposky Children & Teens Bio

Jazz, Lyrical, Hip-Hop

Heather Liposky, Michigan native, moved to New York City in 2013 to pursue her career as a versatile performer.

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Heidi Yu

Heidi Yu Children & Teens Bio

Ballet

Heidi (Hyung Ji) Yu began her training in the Vagonova Method in South Korea.

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J Lyn Thomas

J Lyn Thomas Children & Teens Bio

African, Hip-Hop, World Dance

J Lyn Thomas is a multifaceted artist with talents in dance, choreography, and teaching.

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James Cricket Colter Children & Teens Bio

Breaking

James “Cricket” Colter is a world renown professional street dancer. He is also a well versed visual artist (sequential art, children’s book illustrations, etc) and director. Mr.

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Janine Micheletti

Janine Micheletti Children & Teens Bio

Janine Micheletti (also known as J9) is a native New Yorker and street fusion choreographer.

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Jenna Ho

Jenna Ho Children & Teens Bio

Jenna Ho, originally from New Jersey, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Marymount Manhattan College with a BFA in Dance and Minor in Communications.

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Jessica Epting

Jessica Epting Children & Teens Bio

Jessica Epting received her classical ballet training on full scholarship at the Omaha Academy of Ballet under the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), and the Imperial Society of Teacher

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Julian Laro

Julian Laro Children & Teens Bio

Julian Laro, born and raised in New York, began dancing at the age of 18 in Queens based dance crew, World Class Dancers.

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Karina Teran Children & Teens Bio

Karina Teran-Alvear was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador. She started dancing at a very young age, performing in flamenco and folk dance productions.

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Kate Bennett

Kate Bennett Children & Teens Bio

Kate Bennett has been a ballet dancer and now teacher nearly her entire life.

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Katie Wilson Stewart

Katie Stewart Children & Teens Bio

Musical Theater

Katie Wilson Stewart is a New York City based dancer, singer, actor, and choreographer.

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Kristine Evans Children & Teens Bio

Tumbling

Kristine Evans is a native Californian currently dancing and teaching in New York.

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Lauren DeAngelo

Lauren Blue Children & Teens Bio

Multiple Disciplines

Lauren Blue is a teacher, choreographer, company owner, performer, and an artist based in New York City.

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Lynette Johnson

Lynette Johnson Children & Teens Bio

Lynette Johnson has been teaching dance, yoga and Pilates and for over 30 years.

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Megan Lininger

Megan Lininger Children & Teens Bio

Megan Lininger, born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, received her BFA in Dance from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri.

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Melodye Redding

Melodye Redding Children & Teens Bio

Hip-Hop, Ballet/Tap, Tumbling

Melodye Redding was born in Heidelberg Germany, and grew up all over the world. One of the things that remained constant in her life was her love for the arts, especially dance!

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Michaela McGowan

Michaela McGowan Children & Teens Bio

Contemporary & Lyrical

Michaela Catherine McGowan performs regularly for choreographers Rachel M.

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Michele Moreno

Michele Moreno Children & Teens Bio

Michele Moreno, born in Caracas, Venezuela, studied at Ballet Keyla Ermecheo were she graduated as Professional ballet dancer from Vladimir Lopoukhov class, right after she started

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Michelle DuVall

Michelle DuVall Children & Teens Bio

Michelle DuVall has been teaching students from ages 4-18 years in all styles in and around New York City since graduating with  honors from the University of the Arts.

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Nathalie Delgado

Nathalie Delgado Children & Teens Bio

Nathalie Delgado is a top 30 finalist on “So You Think You Can Dance” season 14 who has performed with Grammy Award winning artists at venues like Madison Square Garden and acted o

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Salise Marin

Salise Marin Children & Teens Bio

Hip-Hop

Salise Marin, a native New Yorker, began her artistic career as a competitive figure skater at the age of 12.

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Selena Hepburn

Selena Hepburn Children & Teens Bio

Selena Hepburn started dancing at the age of seven in Chesterfield, VA where she enjoyed training in a wide variety of styles, competing, and performing at local events.

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Sheila Pomroy

Sheila Pomroy Children & Teens Bio

Sheila Pomroy holds an Associate with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing.

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Stacie Webster

Stacie Webster Children & Teens Bio

Stacie Webster has been moving dance students toward higher levels of personal and group achievement for the past 15 years and has been on the dance faculty at Broadway Dance Cente

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Stephanie Card Children & Teens Bio

Stephanie Card is beyond thrilled for this full-circle moment as a new faculty member for the Young Children and Teen Program at BDC.

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Tareake Ramos

Tareake Ramos Children & Teens Bio

Tareake Dorill Ramos was born and raised in New York City. He graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 2017 with a BFA in Dance and Choreography.

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Vanessa Salgado

Vanessa Salgado Children & Teens Bio

Vanessa Salgado is a New York City based Dance Artist, Educator, Illustrator.

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Yuka Kawazu Children & Teens Bio

Yuka Kawazu was born in Kanagawa, Japan.

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Yvonne-Marie Sain

Yvonne-Marie Sain Children & Teens Bio

Yvonne-Marie Sain grew up in New York City and began training at a young age at Dance Theater of Harlem and the School at Steps.

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Program Staff

Alie Beach

Allie Beach

Director of Youth Programming
Katie Wilson Stewart

Katie Stewart

W65 Studio Director
Erica Wallen

Erica Wallen

W65 Associate Studio Director
Amanda Peterson

Amanda Peterson

W65 Registration Director

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