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Fred Siretta

Fred Siretta

Fred has studied and performed professionally for over 30 years. He has appeared on Broadway, TV, and in films. He studied ballet at the Metropolitan Opera School, Ballet Theatre School, and School of American Ballet. He trained in Modern Dance with the Martha Graham School, and studied with Luigi, Jack Cole and Matt Mattox. He has choreographed many ballets, jazz pieces and musicals. He has directed and choreographed many industrial shows such as PEPSI COLA, J.C. PENNEY, NATIONAL CASH REGISTER, etc. He has also choreographed over 250 national commercials and videos. He is the recipient of the National Dance Awards. “Best Choreographer of the year for 1987”, for his work of LEGGS PANTYHOSE spots – each with one couple dancing the tango, tap and the jitterbug. He has also choreographed LEGGS PANTYHOSE with the ROCKETTES. Other commercials were BURGER KING, TEDDY GRAHAMS, FRUIT SLUSH, OREOS, J.C. PENNEY, KOOL AID, etc. He has choreographed TV. Specials for cables and TV. pilots. His acting training was with Lee Strasberg, Stella Adler, Bill Hickey, H.B. Studio, The Neigborhood Playhouse and many others. He was a regular on the Jonathan Winters Show and also the Ed Sullivan Show. He has appeared in guest spots on TV., and has acted in films. He has taught Dance and Drama for many years in New York and LA., and has taught ballroom all over the world. He was a guest teacher at the University of Alabama, at Birmingham, where he taught jazz and tap, and choreographed ballets for the company. He has also taught teachers at Dance Conventions. He has choreographed ballets and nightclub acts all over the world.




Jo-Ann Siretta

Jo-Ann Siretta

Jo-Ann has been a professional dancer, singer, and actress for over 25 years. She has appeared on Broadway, TV, and in films and Ballets Companies. She trained at the Washington School of Ballets with Edward Caton, Anatote Vilsak, Ludmilla Schollar, Igor Schwezoff, and Madame Stragonova. She danced with the Washington Ballet Company and other regional Ballet Companies. She appeared in many Broadway Shows including “WHOOPEE” which she was the Assistant Choreographer for the National touring company with Imogene Coca. She has danced on such TV. shows as MERVE GRIFFIN, JERRY LEWIS TELETHON and THE TODAY SHOW and appeared in many films. She studied jazz with Luigi, and many other N.Y. Jazz teacher, and is also trained in tap. She attended Butler University where she majored in dance. She studied acting with Stella Adler, Bill Hickey, and H.B. Studio, and has appeared in many TV. Commercials. She has taught children and adults for many years in Manhattan and Queens and has performed in nightclubs with her husband, in their own Nightclub Act in hotels, conventions, and theatres, all over the world. She and her husband also toured on many major cruise ships, where they performed their act and taught Ballroom Dancing.








Cara Nicole

Cara Nicole

Cara has studied ballet at the school of American Ballet and with other major dance schools for 14 years. She has performed in the “NUTCRACKER” at Lincoln Center with the New York Ballet and in “NAPOLI” at the Metropolitan Opera with the Lincoln Festival Ballet and London Festival Ballet. She attended Marymount Manhattan College majoring in Dance and Drama. She appeared on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE and has performed professionally in Equity Theatres and MTV videos. Cara has been in musicals and in the film “KING OF THE GYPSIES”.


















Dan Siretta

Dan Siretta

Dan directed, choreographed and conceived David Merrick’s production of “OH KAY!” on Broadway and received a Tony Award nomination. He also staged the much-heralded revival of ‘THE MOST HAPPY FELLA” for the New York City Opera. His other Broadway credit include “WHOOPEE”, for which he received a Tony Award Nomination,“VERY GOOD EDDIE”, “TAKE ME ALONG”, “LITTLE JOHNNY JONES”, “THE FIVE O’CLOCK”, Alan J. Lermar’s “LOUTA MY LOVE”, “GOING UP” and “TIP TOES” both of which earned him Drama Desk Award nomination. With the Goodspeed Opera House, Mr. Siretta served as Associate Artistic Director and directed, choreographed and revived some 30 musticals including the original production of “ANNIE”. Mr. Siretta choreographed for Mikhail Baryshnikov in “CELEBRATING GERSHWIN”, the award winning production for PBS’S GREAT PERFORMANCES SERIES. In film Mr. Siretta’s work can be seen in the Academy Award Winning “CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD” and “THOSE LIPS, THOSE EYES”. He is a graduate of the Julliard School – also NBC EMMY AWARD for “THE CHRISTMAS CAROL”.









Evan Fragias

Evan Fragias

Manager of Glendale with 15 years of management experience in corporate businesses and dance administration.


























Lauren

Lauren

Lauren has a leading role in two films that will be coming out this year, also T.V. shows, “Louie” & others & commercials. On YouTube, she has 1/2 billion hits  worldwide and landed the leading character in a new comic book. She is currently working on a tv pilot with the author of Sideways which he has written for her.. Lauren has produced projects that have made it into Cannes  as well as shows that were bought by networks.

Brice Vick

Brice Vick

Throughout his stint as a Dancer and Choreographer, Vick has brought his unique dance approach to an array of artists including R. Kelly, Christina Aguilera, Rah Diggah, Lenny Kravitz, Destiny's Child, Mobb Deep's Prodigy, Sticky Fingaz, Lauryn Hill, The Roots, Lords of the Underground, Jah Rule and Bobby Brown.

His work has traveled to some of the most recognizable stages in the nation including stops at The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Late Show with David Letterman. Vick has put his stage direction prowess to work creating production numbers for some of the most celebrated live stage performances that have aired on the most prestigious networks in the nation. These credits include:

- NBC's “Stars On Ice” featuring Figure Skater and Olympic Champion Sarah Hughes;
- NBC’s Drama Series, “Las Vegas”
- MTV's 2005 “Celebrity Basketball Tournament"
- ABC's “American Music Awards”
- BET’s “106th and Park”
- Nickelodeon’s “All That”

Heather Giesa-Heller

Heather Giesa-Heller

Graduate of LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts. Studied at American Dance & Drama and Alvin Ailey, Has danced professionally in many dance companies. Heather has taught for over 10 years at American Dance and Drama.

Kim Stein

Kim Stein

Teaching and performing professionally, and with American Dance and Drama for over 10 years.

Dana Feldman

Dana Feldman

Hofstra dance graduate, professional performer and dance teacher specialist.

Sara Feldman

Sara Feldman

Graduate of Queens College. Specializing in dance.

Tori Pierce

Tori Pierce

Tori Pierce is an accomplished dancer based in New York City. She is a soloist with Coco and the Vanity Vixens, a new burlesque show featuring the reality-TV star Coco Austin. Dancing for a wide variety of artists including Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Kanye West, O.C.A.D, and Natascha Bessez, she has also been featured in music videos with Ferreck Dawn & Redondo, Jared Grimes, and Mila Jam.

Michael Rashkover

Michael Rashkover

Michael found his love of music and performance art at the American Dance and Drama Studio when he was just 10 years old where he started as a student. He attended the Repertory Company for Theater Arts High School in NY and has a graduate degree from the music production program at Queensborough Community College where he specialized in sound recording, live sound reinforcement and music theory. He has performed as a keyboardist in the off- Broadway production of "Les Miserables" starring Ben Platt and has composed and recorded music scores for short films and trailers for films that have been distributed internationally. Michael has also been the front of house mixer for three- time Grammy award winner and jazz musician Arturo O'Farrill. He has also been a music director, stage manager, lighting designer and front of house mixer for an extensive variety of musicals and productions including working with The Open End Repertory Theatre Group for "A Night of One Act Plays" as a part of the SOHO Film Festival at the June Havoc Theater in NY and the original play "Still Waters".

Angela Rostick

Angela Rostick

Angela Rostick, actress, dancer, director, teaching artist and licensed zumba instructor is an active member and representative of Open End Repertory Theatre, (OERT) a New York based Theatre Company, established in 2001. As a member of (OERT), Angela has performed leading roles in “Anna Christie”, “Before Breakfast” “The Stronger”, “Poof” and a host of other plays. Her most treasured roles are from Eugene O’Neil’s “Anna Christie”, and from an original piece written by Tom Mitchelson entitled “B.” Angela astounded audiences as Sarah Jane Lewis in Sabura Rashid’s “Queens of Heart”, where she was nominated for an outstanding performance in a leading female role at the Audelco Awards. She won the Tiffany Award for best actress in “Church Fight” and made her first off Broadway debut as Rashida Conway in “Ain’t Yo Mama Crying on the Pancake Boxcar.” As the lead in “The Making of a Team”, “Under the Same Moon written by Cilque Brown she captured the audience with her sassiness which led her to guest star in the role of Bess in Ms. Brown’s “A Little Grits and Butter”. In collaboration with the SOHO International Film Festival of May 2015, Angela had the privilege of performing in an evening of one acts at (OERT) Red Carpet Event held at the famous June Havoc Theatre in NYC. The company received great reviews. Soon after, she performed with OERT, for the People of Distinction Humanitarian Awards held at The City University of New York Graduate Center in NYC.

When not on stage, Angela directs children in musical theatre at American Dance and Drama Studio (ADDS). Her credits are, “Peter Pan”, “Wizard of Oz”, “Annie”, “Into the Woods“, “The Little Mermaid” “Legally Blonde” and more. She is also a teaching artist through Flushing Council and Culture on the Arts and has assisted in productions of “Once on this Island”, “High School Musical Jr.” and “Much Ado about Nothing.” Angela credits her theatrical training to her mentor, Fred Siretta and her professors at SUNY New Paltz. She continues her training in the adult acting class at (ADDS). Her passion for acting is infinite and although she has performed extensively in theater, she is no stranger to film. She is building her film credit through, independent film projects. She has worked with Skylark Media Pictures and is working on a film through (OERT). Angela thanks God for the many treasures she has encountered in her career and the ones she has yet to discover.

Nicole Ohr

Nicole Ohr

Nicole Ohr is a professional tap dancer based in NYC. She was the Tap Dance Captain of Undertoe Dance Project and Mazel Toes Dance Company and has also performed with Boston Tap Company. She's had the opportunity of working with choreographers such as Felipe Galganni, Jared Grimes and Max Pollak, along with performing in shows such as Broadway Underground at B.B. King’s, the Main Event, Tap and Song and Rhythm in Motion at Symphony Space, Jacob’s Pillow, and The PULSE on Tour. You can find Nicole tapping in the Step Up 3D Broadway Dance Center’s promotional video, Jason Janas' upcoming instructional DVD, Aaron Tolson's Solepower promo video and in a So Danca article which featured an interview with Nicole. As a choreographer, Nicole has had her work presented at the Undertoe Dance New York Season, The Astoria Dance Festival, Jared Grimes' Run The Night and Justin Boccitto's Choreographer's Canvas, Dance Astoria, Choreographers' Collective and Queensboro Dance Festival. She is also the co-producer of Dance Astoria, a dance festival held annually at Bohemian Hall. As a teacher, she has had the opportunity to assist Barbara Duffy at Tap City (NY City Tap Festival) and is currently working as a dance Instructor and choreographer (various styles) in Connecticut and throughout the NYC area along with being a teaching artist for the Joffrey Ballet Miami Summer Intensive, for Undertoe Dance Company's Tappy Hour® and a sub at Peridance, Steps on Broadway and Broadway Dance Center in Manhattan.

Ivy Rashkover

Ivy Rashkover

Ivy has been in the makeup industry for over 3 decades in film and television. She has worked at many television networks all over NYC including NBC, CBS and CW11 for news programs and talk shows. She was the key makeup artist for NBCs’ “The Dr. Keith Ablow Show” as well as the Sunday morning CBS news. She has been a guest artist at “The Today Show”, “Saturday Night Live”, “Dateline NBC”, “Access Hollywood”, “All My Children” and others. She maintains a large clientele including Matt Lauer, Judge Judy, Wendy Williams, Valerie Harper, Sharon Lawrence, Ellen Burstyn, Wilson Philips Band and Oscar winner Melissa Leo. Ivy and her work have also been featured in various articles in magazines and newspapers. She was written up in Allure Magazines’ article titled “Best Face Painters” and has done freelance makeup for print work in Time Magazine and the New York Post. She loves to teach her art and has been working throughout the city for many years doing makeup workshops and seminars.

Lori Scunka

Lori Scunka

Performed in many companies and a graduate of Hofstra University.

Mr. E

Mr. E

Teaches all forms of hip hop and choreographer of major events.

Daniela

Daniela

Belly Dancing.



Ted Levy

Ted Levy

Has taught tap for many years. He assisted the choreographer of “BRING IN DA’NOISE, BRING IN DA’FUNK” and has worked on the Broadway musical “BLACK & BLUE”. Recipient of the Emmy Award.

Dorothy Lister

Dorothy Lister

Taught ballet for many years at the Joffrey School in New York. A member of Ballet Russe and has performed on Broadway and with other dance companies.

Stephan Grabel

Stephan Grabel

Stevan studied in Russiaand was a soloist for many years. He was a guest artist with the Bolshoi Ballet with Ludmilla Tcherina in “GISELLE”. Principal dancer with the Belgade National Opera Ballet, Deutsche Opera Am Rhine, Ballet Marquis de Cuevas, Roland Petite Ballet Company, and the Bolshoi Ballet. Performed in the ballet film "The Lovers of Teruel" with Ludmila Tcherina and presented the movie at the Cannes Film Festival.  Grebel  is highly respected as a partner, also; and  received the title of "dancer etoile" in Paris.  Worked with choreographers such as George Skibine, Leonid Massine, David Lichen, Edward Caton, andJ ohn Taras.  Stevan is the Director of the Dance Department at Alabama University, Birmingham. Known as one of the best teachers in ballet.. Also Ballet Master of many companies.

Past and present affiliations include:  SAG, AGMA, NEA, Alabama Dance Council, UNESCO - CID
- International Council on Dance, and more.

Dan Siretta

Dan Siretta

Dan directed, choreographed and conceived David Merrick’s production of “OH KAY!” on Broadway and received a Tony Award nomination. He also staged the much-heralded revival of ‘THE MOST HAPPY FELLA” for the New York City Opera. His other Broadway credit include “WHOOPEE”, for which he received a Tony Award Nomination,“VERY GOOD EDDIE”, “TAKE ME ALONG”, “LITTLE JOHNNY JONES”, “THE FIVE O’CLOCK”, Alan J. Lermar’s “LOUTA MY LOVE”, “GOING UP” and “TIP TOES” both of which earned him Drama Desk Award nomination. With the Goodspeed Opera House, Mr. Siretta served as Associate Artistic Director and directed, choreographed and revived some 30 musticals including the original production of “ANNIE”. Mr. Siretta choreographed for Mikhail Baryshnikov in “CELEBRATING GERSHWIN”, the award winning production for PBS’S GREAT PERFORMANCES SERIES. In film Mr. Siretta’s work can be seen in the Academy Award Winning “CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD” and “THOSE LIPS, THOSE EYES”. He is a graduate of the Julliard School – also NBC EMMY AWARD for “THE CHRISTMAS CAROL”.


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Winners and Nominee of Many Awards:



Fred Siretta

National Dance Award – Choreographer of the year 1987 – CLEO


Dominick Rossetti

CLEO. TELIE AWARD

Ted Levy

EMMY AWARD

Dan Siretta

4 times TONY NOMINATIONS & DRAMA DESK AWARDS, EMMY AWARD



Some of the Qualifications of Our Teachers:

Fred Siretta

Guest teacher – Alabama University


Dan Siretta

Guest teacher – Yale /Nazareth Universities


Dominic Rossetti

Guest teacher - Visual Arts – NYU


Jo-Ann Siretta

Guest teacher – Assistant choreographer, and dance captain of many Broadway & National Touring Companies


Cara Nicole

Dance with New York City Ballet, London Festival Ballet. Appeared in Saturday Night Life and many T.V. and films.



Most of our teachers are Union members – Actors Equity, SAG, AGMA, AFTRA, also S.S.D.& C. & Director’s Guild. In order to be in these union you must and have performed and been involved with professional theatre. Most of our teachers have worked in Broadway, Dance Companies, Film, and T.V.