Dance School Faculty
Offering small class sizes (12:1 student/teacher ratio) and one on one dance to lessons in varying styles of Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Salsa, our highly trained dance faculty includes members of the Phyllis Rose Dance Company and the Praevado Dance Collective and have performed at Radio City Music Hall, Symphony Space, New York City Ballet, the US Open, and the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College.
Joan Bradford is a Bronx-based choreographer, dancer, teaching artist, and arts administrator. Holding her BFA in Dance and minor in Theatre from LIU, Joan’s choreographic highlights include a residency with Lost Dog Dance Theatre in Lewes, England, and a recent residency through the Dance Your Future: Artist & Mentor Collaborative Residency through Pepatián & BAAD! under the mentorship of Alexandra Beller & Sydnie L. Mosely. Currently, Joan works as a teaching artist with The Bronx House, a dance company director with Coalition for Hispanic Family Services’ Arts & Literacy, a dancer and rehearsal director with Sydnie L. Mosley Dances, and a producer with WAXworks.
Kim Johnson BA Theater, Northwestern University; extensive dance training including a merit scholarship with Alvin Ailey School. Kim has worked in regional, stock theaters, and on Off-Broadway dancing, singing and acting, directing and choreographing. For nine years she was the Artistic Director of ARTISTS IN SEARCH OF …, a NYC performing arts company. Teaching work includes, Horace Mann, The Center for Arts Education, CommunityWorks and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. She is currently a teaching artist for Alvin Ailey American Dance and Henry Street Settlement/Abrons Arts Center.
Sasha Meyer-Porco has been dancing since the age of six, and at the age of eight began assisting in classes at the Rolynn Dance Studio under the auspices of her mom, faculty member Marci Meyer. She has previously taught and choreographed at the Academy of Dance Arts and Miss Andrea’s Dance Studio.
Thanh Woods writes, “My passion has always been in dancing. Dance has helped me to build positive habits and created many great opportunities for me. I am a student of my craft and life, so my goal is to continue to learn and give back to my students. As a dance instructor, my goal is to create a positive and fun learning environment for all families. My students will be educated on different types of dance, getting familiar with different types of movements, and expressing themselves through creativity; enjoying our time learning from each other; and learning about self-expression and communication. I hope to bring joy and happiness to all families while we lift our mind, body and spirit altogether.”