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The faculty at the DanceLife Teacher Conference are experienced business professionals, master teachers, inspirational speakers and people who share your passion for the art of dance. DLTC21 will gather amazing educators with expertise for the business and classroom.

Bettonvil

Bettonvil, Ann

Ann Bettonvil is the Artistic Director/Co-Owner of The Studio in Brampton, Ontario and is a graduate of the Music Theatre Program at Sheridan College where she graduated at the top of her class. Ann is a triple threat who is trained in singing, acting and dance; and is the recipient of the Jo Haviland award…

Bolduc

Bolduc, Tammy

Tammy Bolduc began her career as a dance educator at North Shore Dance Academy in 1987. In 1994, she became the owner and director of N.S.D.A. and has enjoyed every minute, sharing her joy of dance with young ladies and gentlemen throughout the North Shore of Massachusetts. A few years ago, Tammy stepped back from…

Breen

Breen, Kristi

Kristi Breen is a graduate of the Sheridan College Performing Arts Program, a longtime teacher, choreographer, performer and co-owner of The Studio. She began dance at the age of 6 at Nancie’s School of Dance (now The Studio). Her training includes ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical and acrobatics and teaches a variety of styles. each a…

Brettingham-Filice

Brettingham-Filice, Rebecca

Rebecca Brettingham-Filice is the owner and artistic director of Dance Extreme Inc. located in London, Ontario, Canada. Teaching and managing the studio since inception in 1997, Rebecca has taught many students. With over 600 students attending the school annually, she is kept busy with her faculty of 30. She brings with her over 20 years…

Burgess

Burgess, Drew

Ohio native, Drew Burgess made his industry debut on Live with Regis during Amazing Kids Week. Upon relocating to California, he trained at L.A.’s best studios including EDGE, Millennium, Fusion, and the PAC Annex. Drew is highly sought after as a performer, choreographer, guest teacher, dance supervisor, & dance captain. Drew can be seen on…

Canterna Hardy

Canterna-Hardy, Ashley

Ashley Canterna Hardy received her ballet training at the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, DC on full scholarship. At 14, she was the winner of the junior division at the Youth America Grand Prix Ballet Competition. That same year, she represented the United States at the 2000 International Ballet Competition in Varna, Bulgaria winning…

Chaney

Chaney, LaShonda

LaShonda Chaney has studied all genres of dance and holds a B.A. in Business Marketing from Rutgers, The State University. She started her performing career as a dancer for the NBA, New Jersey Nets, as well as a dancer for the NJ Rockin’ Rollers Hockey Team. Winning several awards through “Dance Educators of America”, “Dance…

Davis

Davis, Kimberley

Kim Davis graduated from Sam Houston State University with a bachelor’s degree in Art. She has been dancing since the age of 3, where she trained at Broadway and Theater Under the Stars with choreographer Paula Sloan for 11 years specializing in tap. She has taught dance and history at the high school level and…

Demers-Gendreau

Demers-Gendreau , Claudette

Claudette Demers-Gendreau is a lecturer on many psychological issues, notably grief and loss, relationships, communications, self-esteem and self care. A national recognized public speaker, she is known as a person who can present serious psychological issues in a humorous, understandable and non-threatening manner. Dr. Demers-Gendreau has maintained for the past 30 years a counseling/consulting private…

Dever

Dever, Sean

Sean Dever is a CPA and financial planner based on Massachusetts. He provides tax planning & preparation, accounting, payroll, consulting, business valuation and financial services to Dance, Swim, Gymnastics and other child sport centers throughout the United States.  His specific areas of expertise include taxes, payroll, bookkeeping, financial planning, tax planning and business valuations for…

Duncan

Duncan, Sandi

Sandi Duncan has been a dance educator in the New England area for over 35 years working with students of all ages. She owned and directed Dance Productions in Woburn, Ma for 9 years before becoming a senior faculty member at the Melissa Hoffman Dance Center in Hudson, NH. Sandi has taught, choreographed and adjudicated…

Giacomelli-Huntkowski, Laura

Giacomelli-Huntkowski, Laura

Laura Giacomelli-Huntowski is a native of Philadelphia and holds a Bachelors of Fine Art in Modern Dance with a concentration in Ballet , Modern, and Choreography from Temple University. Over the years, Laura has taught at numerous dance studios, ran high school dance teams/studio competition teams, and choreographed for high school musicals in Pennsylvania and…

Gold

Gold, Rhee

Rhee Gold is a dance field pioneer who has led a movement that continues to change and improve the face of dance education. Teachers and studio owners from the United States, Australia, Canada, Grand Cayman, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Philippines, Singapore, United Kingdom and more flock to his retreats, seminars, keynote speeches, and conferences to gain…

Gomez

Gomez, Tricia

Tricia Gomez, Global Director of Rhythm Works Integrative Dance and creator of the popular Hip Hop In a Box, is considered a pioneer in early childhood hip hop education. She’s blazing a new path of opportunity for students who have learning differences and special needs by educating dance teachers on all aspects of becoming an…

Gong

Gong, Jaime

B.A., Dance / K-12 Education, Marymount Manhattan College Member, International Dance Entrepreneurs Association Member, International Association for Dance Medicine & Science Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Jaime Gong holds a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Marymount Manhattan College, with a concentration in K-12 Dance Education. Early in her career, extensive work as an…

Griffin

Griffin, Billy

Billy Griffin is a New York City based choreographer and educator. Select choreography credits include the National Tour of Friends! The Musical Parody, as well as work for the Hudson Valley Dance Festival featuring So You Think You Can Dance winner Ricky Ubeda, The Red Bucket Follies for BC/EFA, The Drama League Gala (honoring Steve Martin), Hershey Park,…

Gudat

Gudat, Diane

Diane Gudat is a freelance writer, teacher and choreographer from Indianapolis, Indiana.  She now teaches at the studio she owned, The Dance Company for more than 28 years and has been a dance educator for more than 45 years. She is the author of seven dance books specifically designed for the dance teacher: The Time…

Herring

Herring, Amanda

Amanda Herring LOVES her job!  She is passionate about sharing the love of dance while inspiring and encouraging everyone who walks through her door.  She loves BIG and has a heart for new dancers joining a class for the first time.  She takes pride in offering stellar service to dance families and specializes in efficiency,…

Hogan

Hogan, Erika

Erika Hogan is the owner director of 2 very successful schools, New Attitude Performing Arts Center, with locations in Rock Hill, SC​ and Stanfield, NC. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance Performance, a Bachelor of Science degree in Fitness/Wellness, and a Master of Science degree in Health and Physical Education from Winthrop University. She…

Hubela

Hubela, Geo

With over 20 years experience in the Entertainment Industry, GEO Hubela is a Choreographer, Artistic Director, Dancer & Teacher. He also is Co-owner and Director of one of New Jerseys leading Dance Education facilities, ICON DANCE COMPLEX, home of the ICONic Dance Company. GEO has choreographed internationally for stage and screen in France, Germany, the…

Lawrence

Lawrence, June

June Lawrence is a graduate of York University holding an Honours Degree in Fine Arts (Dance Major) and is a Full Member of the Canadian Dance Teachers’ Association, Ballet and Stage Divisions. June has served on the Ballet, Stage and Executive Committees of the CDTA, in addition to her role as Ballet and Stage Examiner.…

Luks

Luks, Jason

Jason Luks is a performer, choreographer and teacher. He was recently a member of the Director James Lapine’s Falsettos (Broadway) and Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing choreography teams, including preparing the Falsetto’s cast for their Tony Awards performance. He worked with Josh Prince and Pulitzer Prize winner, Director James Lapine on the choreography for “Mrs.…

Mangiarartti

Mangiaratti, Teri

Teri Mangiaratti is the owner and artistic director of In Sync Center of the Arts in Quincy, Massachusetts. In Sync teaches over 1,500 students weekly in various dance, toddler, music, theater, and art programs. In Sync opened in 1996 in Weymouth, MA, and is celebrating its 24th year in business. She added another location in Milton,…

McColl

McColl, Susie

Susie McColl obtained her Hon. BFA from York University specialized in dance. Her passion for dance began at the age of 3 when she started dancing at Nancie’s School of Dance. At 15 she was diagnosed with scoliosis and underwent major surgery. This possible obstacle to her dream of pursuing a career in dance only…

Milan

Milan, Ricci

Ricci Milan attended Larkin Dance Studio for 12 years. He then did the “New York Thing” for a year. In that time he performed tap and hip-hop dance for the NBA, PBS, Compaq Computers, choreographer showcases, botmisfas, the NCAA final four, on subway platforms, and he worked with award winning recording artist “Mya”. Ricci also…

Morgan

Morgan, Stacey

Stacey Morgan is a passionate entrepreneur and small business consultant from Australia. She is the Principal of Port Macquarie Performing Arts, a dance school on the mid north coast of NSW. She is also the Director of Morgan Media, a global podcast production company that focuses on Podcasts related to Small Business, the Arts and…

Mosqeda

Mosqueda, Erin

Erin Mosqueda specializes in bookkeeping services for dance studios. She has been involved in dance in one form or another for the majority of her life and attributes some of her happiest moments to her dance experience. After earning a bachelor’s degree in accounting, Erin began her career at a CPA firm in New Mexico.…

Neal, Patty

Neal, Patty

Patty Neal is the passionate founder and CEO of the Dance Spectrum studio in Buffalo, New York. Currently entering it’s 43rd season, the Dance Spectrum is the home to 350 boys and girls, studying a complete dance curriculum for all ages and skill levels. Patty has always been a natural leader, a role model, and…

Perna

Perna, Hedy

Hedy Perna and her husband Patrick are celebrating over 30 years as owners of the Perna Dance Center, a family owned and operated, non-competitive dance studio in Hazlet, New Jersey. Hedy is active in dance organizations that promote the education of teachers and students.  She is President Emeritus of Associated Dance Teachers of NJ and…

Perry

Perry, Brett

Brett Perry is a multi-dimensional artist who believes deeply in the transcendent power of the arts. Born and raised in Indianapolis, Brett discovered dance at the age of 4 via The Dance Co. under the direction of Diane Gudat. A graduate of The Juilliard School, Brett has performed works by acclaimed choreographers such as Aszure…

Robeaux

Robeaux, Shantel

Shantel Robeaux is the owner and director of Shantel’s Dance Academy in Belle Chasse, Louisiana, founded in 1999. Her love for dance became apparent from a very early age, and is still the driving force behind her efforts to share her knowledge with her students and teachers across the country. Her parents encouraged and supported…

Simpson

Simpson, Pam

Pam Simpson is the founder, president, and driving force behind Forte Arts Center, which was established in Morris, Illinois in 1993. In addition to building her business from a small, one room studio to a large, multi-location organization that offers dance, tumbling and cheer programs as well as private music lessons, Pam is a leading…

Soutier

Soutier, Michelle

Michelle is a native of North Carolina and a graduate of UNC Charlotte and has an extensive background in performing arts and education. Michelle is the Past President of Carolina Dance Masters and is a member of Dance Educators of America and Dance Masters of America. Michelle also serves on the advisory board for The…

Stallcup

Stallcup, Julie Kay

Julie Kay Stallcup is a nationally recognized leader in dance education.  Her seminars and engaging keynote addresses are sold out at dance teacher conferences and conventions across the country. Her success is a result of integrating high-quality, rigorous dance training, and a commitment to mentor each and every dancer with integrity and compassion. In 2006 Julie…

Trench

Trench, Andrea

Andrea Trench is dedicated to helping dance teachers create and deliver content that is research-based and developmentally appropriate for children under the age of 6. Her primary focus is classroom management, conceptual teaching, and foundational movement skill development in early childhood dance education. In addition, Andrea uses her 12 years of experience as a partner…

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Wanner, Heather

Heather Wanner is an educator at heart.  Having spent many years teaching in the Elementary and Middle School classrooms, working with children and nurturing their spirits and well-being has always been a passion of Heather’s.  As a former Actor’s Equity Member spending many years auditioning and performing in New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia, her…

Yip

Yip, Mandy

As the founder and CEO of Acrobatic Arts Inc, Mandy Yip manages the staff and delivery of all training programs, and the Acrobatic Arts syllabus in over 6000 dance studios in USA, Canada, UK, Australia, South Africa and over 30 other countries.  She heads the Acrobatic Arts examination program, and trains and certifies adjudicators to…