CHILDREN & TEEN DANCE TEACHERS

Christine Cutler

Christine is a former Division I Collegiate Athlete, who also trained in Ballet, Jazz and Hip Hop. She has a Master’s Degree from Hofstra University in Science Education, which led to her interest in pursuing a career in exercise science, kinesiology, personal training and dance education for adults and kids. Christine is a talented dancer and choreographer.

Theresa Diaz-Dilallo

Theresa teaches Jazz, Tap, Ballet and Modern Dance. She has a B.A. degree in dance, and an M.A., degree in education. Theresa does Arts in Education Programs in public schools, and dances professionally with Circle of Dance Repertory Company and the Dany Holdstein Dance Comp.

Jenny Jones

Jenny majored in dance, and minored in elementary education at Hofstra University, where she earned her B.A. degree. DHTW is pleased to include the Jumping With Jenny Jones Dance Program in our 2007 – 2008 schedule.

Nicole Koerner

Nicole is a graduate of C.W. Post College and earned a degree in Elementary Education. She is a gold medal winning dancer who is an experienced and talented teacher. Nicole helped found the DHTW Competition Dance Team Program.

Jennifer Kwaak

Jenn teaches Creative Dance, Tap and Ballet Combo and Jazz. She won first Place Platinum in Dance USA, and was nominated for the European Dance Olympics. Jenn helped found the DHTW Competition Dance Team Program.

Kourtney Lamantia

Kourtney is a multi-talented teacher and performer. She’s taught for and performed with David Sanders. Kourtney is an award winning competitive dancer and member of the Hall of Fame Dancer.

Carol Peretz

Carol was trained in the Cecchetti Technique, Balanchine style, Vaganova Method, and RAD. She is a Bolshoi Certified Teacher. When she was only 16 years old, Carol was awarded a Casey Grant to choreograph a full length ballet which was performed by members of the Joffrey Ballet. After studying at the Parson School of Design, Carol took time off from dancing to concentrate on a successful career in fashion design. Currently, she is considered one of the top dress designers in the U.S. Returning to teach classical ballet as an adult, gives Carol a unique mature prospective no matter what age her students are.

Lancelot Theobold

Lancelot, a former professional football player, studied dance at Steps on Broadway, the Broadway Dance Center and Alvin Ailey. He has performed on Broadway and at the Metropolitan Opera, as well as in movies and television. Besides choreographing for the Knick’s City Dancers, Lancelot is also executive producer and actor.

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