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Welcome to our new Faculty & Staff

We are very excited to welcome five new dance professionals to our faculty & staff team!

 

 

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BROOKE-ASHLEY BELLAFIORE
Office StaffBrooke-Ashley joined the Dance Connection family in 1999. Her dance training consists of Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Pointe, Hip Hop, Lyrical and Contemporary. She was a part of Dance Connection’s Competition Team for 8 years and had the privilege to perform in many amazing places such as in Walt Disney World, aboard a Carnival Cruise Lines ship, at the Suffolk County Make- A-Wish Gala, at the Islip Town Street Fair, at LI Ducks Stadium, and even got to train with the Radio City Rockettes! Brooke-Ashley currently attends Farmingdale State College as a Criminal Justice major with a minor in Biology. Her career goal is to work in a Forensics Crime Lab as a DNA analyst. Brooke-Ashley is very excited for this opportunity to join the Dance Connection staff alongside her mother, Miss Donna, and is looking forward to this new experience. Being a part of the DC family has meant so much to her over the years, so she is grateful to be able to give back to them now.
 

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EMILY CIVITELLA
Assistant TeacherEmily has been a student at Dance Connection for thirteen years and has been a part of the Teacher Training Program for six years. She continues to study Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Pointe, Jumps and Turns, Technique, Contemporary, Lyrical and Hip-Hop. Emily has been a part of the Competition Team for eight years and has been one of their soloists for five years. She has won many regional and national titles. She has danced in Canada, Hershey PA, Cape Cod MA, Los Angeles CA, at Walt Disney World, on Carnival Cruise Lines, for Make-A-Wish, and for the Dizzy Feet Foundation. Emily is very excited to be an Assistant Teacher this year.
 

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NIKKI MASTROSIMONE
Dance Teacher / Office StaffNicole has been a student at Dance Connection for 15 years and was been apart of the Teacher Training Program for 6 years. She has studied Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Pointe, Lyrical, Jumps & Turns and Technique. She has participated in the Recital Company and has been on the Competition Team for 7 years. Nicole has performed locally and internationally with the Competition Team in many places including Canada, Cape May, NJ, Ohio, Hershey, PA, Cape Cod, MA and the Bahamas. She has also performed on stage in Walt Disney World, at the Long Island Ducks Stadium and most recently auditioned and was selected to attend the prestigious Radio City Rockettes Summer Intensive. Nicole is excited to be a Dance Teacher at Dance Connection. She loves working with children, sharing her love of dance with them, and is proud to be part of the Teaching Staff at Dance Connection.
 

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TIFFANY SEDA
Dance TeacherTiffany Seda is a professional dancer and singer with over 15 years experience in the dance and entertainment industry, and as a Radio City Rockette.Tiffany is a proud member of Actor’s Equity, AGVA and AFTRA. She has performed around the globe with several well-known artists including dancing legend, Gregory Hines; choreographer, Linda Haberman; and fashion designers Tara Subkoff and Tim Gunn.She has worked on stage, commercials, print, TV and film; including work with The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Saturday Night Live, Paula Dean, The The US Open, Mike & Juliet Show, and the Kentucky Derby, among others.She has also done commercial and print work for Vanity Fair, La Prairie, Fitness Magazine, Grey Goose, Heineken, Papa John’s Pizza, Dunkin Donuts, Verizon, Osteo Bi- Flex, ConAir, to name a few.Along with being an accomplished dancer and performer, Tiffany is also a gymnast, certified pilates instructor, and a leg and parts model. These days Tiffany is a proud mother of two, living on Long Island, after many years of living and working in New York City.

 

 

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AUBREY VOLLMUTH
Dance TeacherAubrey has been apart of our Dance Connection family since she was just two years old. She was a highly involved student spending 8 of her 15 years here on the award winning competition team, the recital company and as a teacher on our training program. During her training at Dance Connection, Aubrey was selected to attend the Rockette Summer Intensive twice and was chosen to me apart of the Rockette Series television show on MSG Varsity. After high school Aubrey drifted away from dancing to only rediscover her passion in 2013, when she transferred to Hofstra University to study Dance Performance. At Hofstra, Aubrey got to work with award winning choreographers such as Earl Mosley and Karla Wolfangle. She was also highly involved in the Imani Dance Ensemble, HU Danceworks, Movom and Teaching Dance as Art where she expanded her skillset in making choreography, performing and teaching. She also was hand-selected to go to the 2015 National Dance Education Organization conference in Chicago, IL. Since graduating, Aubrey is excited to be back at Dance Connection and to share all she has learned with her students.