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 Brad ford (Dance) Recently graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BFA in Dance from Long Island University, where she received the Dance Faculty Award for Excellence in Choreography. Professionally, Joan has performed at Symphony Space and Citi Group Theatre and shown her own choreography at The American College Dance Association Festival and the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College. She is a co-founder of the dance company Praevado Dance Collective.
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.
Sarah Landolfi has taught Hip Hop, Ballet, Jazz, Ballroom for community organizations and in private studios throughout the tristate area including NY Kids Club, Young Champions of America, the YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, Hudson Dance, Fine Steps Dance, Dance Energy and Dance Time Productions. She has choreographed over 200 routines and has won 11 hip hop battles. She speaks conversational Spanish, French, German, Italian, Mandarin and Signed English.
Bethany Menjivar is skilled in multiple genres of movement: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Modern, Hip Hop, Jazz Fusion, Yoga, Musical Theatre, Pilates, Yoga, Acrobatics and Floor Work and has performed as a featured dancer in Riverside Theatre’s production of Hello Dolly and appeared as “Consuelo” in Wick Theatre’s production of West Side Story. She is a member of the Denise Caston Tap Company and performs regularly with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. She also keeps busy as a vocalist and as an extra in TV and Film.
Marci Meyer studied at the School of American Ballet and performed with the New York City Ballet and the Westchester Dance Theater. She studied jazz with Lynn Simonson and Peter Gennaro among others. She has been a teacher of dance for over twenty years with many studios including Rolynn Dance Studio, Let’s Dance and Andrea’s Dance Studio
Sasha Meyer-Porco (Dance) 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.
Georgios Pillas hails from Cyprus by way of Amsterdam, Holland where he received a diploma from the Fontys Dance Academy. He is a full time member of the Phyllis Rose Dance Company, and has performed as an actor and dancer in productions at the Greek Cultural Center in NYC. For five years he was a full time member of the Latin and Ballroom Entertainment Dance Company in Cyprus. Georgios is an Arthur Murray Certified Teacher where he recently placed 2nd at his first competition in both the rhythm and smooth categories. Georgios has also taught for Children of Promise, the Ideal School and PS#6 in NYC.
Lourdes Santiago (Dance)Lourdes Santiago, Salsa on 2, Bachata, Cha Cha Cha, and Hip Hop specialist, holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance (minor in sociology) from Lehman College and has also trained at Peridance, Broadway Dance Center, D’Cor Dance, and Cache Dance Studios. She has performed at diverse venues around the NYC area: Radio City Music Hall, the US Open, the Copacabana Ballroom, and the Puerto Rican Day Parade with Latin singing superstar Marc Anthony. She is also a skilled choreographer, presenting her Hip Hop choreography at the American Academy od Dramatic Arts and the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance(BAAD). Besides being an accomplished dancer/choreographer, Lourdes is an seasoned educator, developing curriculum and teaching numerous dance classes for ASPIRA of New York Inc. Lourdes will bring the art of Latin Dance to the Dance Studio at Bronx House, providing the Bronx House Community with a wider selection of dance offerings.