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Welcome to our new Faculty & Staff

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

Ava Bryant

Dance Teacher

Ava has been dancing at Dance Connection for over 20 years, training in ballet, pointe, technique, jumps & turns, tap, and jazz. She has participated in a number of exciting opportunities, including dancing in Disney World, aboard a Carnival cruise ship, at various Make-a-Wish events, at the L.I. Ducks Stadium, and in a workshop with the Rockettes. Ava is excited to share her love of dance as a Dance Connection teacher this year, and looks forward to many more years of involvement with the Dance Connection family.

Erin Gratzer

Associate Teacher

Erin started dancing at Dance Connection in September 2000. Over the past 19 years, she has studied Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Technique, Jump and Turns and Pointe. Erin has danced in many Recital Company openings and is a member of the award winning Dance Connection Performance Company.  Erin is excited to be able to share her love of dance with young dancers and hopes to inspire them the way she has been inspired by the teachers at Dance Connection.

Debbie Livreri

Office Staff

A Dance Connection alumna herself, Debbie grew up in East Islip and now lives in Bay Shore.  Her daughter, Samantha, is starting her 5th year with Dance Connection and is a member of the Performance Company.  She is looking forward to working with the entire Dance Connection team.