FACULTY

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ALESSANDRA D’ONOFRIO
Instructor - Lyrical, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Jazz Funk, Hip Hop, Jumps & Turns, Pre-Ballet

Alessandra has been dancing since the age of two, training with Dimensions in Dance and Horizon’s Dance Center. She competed both regionally and nationally, received special awards and performed at the Hammerstein Ballroom and Symphony Space. Most notably, Alessandra received a nomination for Senior Choreographer of the Year at the USTD National Competition in 2014. Alessandra received an MBA in management with a minor in dance from Wagner College.

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JONATHAN WONG
Instructor - Technique, Jumps & Turns, Jazz

Jonathan has been dancing since the age of five, and has performed with The United States Dance Team, including Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden and Disney World. He has won several national titles such as “Mr. Dance of The United States 2004” as well as Regional Choreography Awards in 2010 and 2015. Jonathan’s professional experience includes working as a dancer/aerialist for Royal Caribbean Productions, and with Spirit Productions at the Fallsview Resort and Casino in Niagara Falls, Ontario and RWS and Associates at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, PA. A native Brooklynite, Jonathan currently resides in Las Vegas.

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MR. KID
Instructor - Hip Hop to TTPAC Petite, Junior & Senior Levels

Mr. Kid is a dancer/actor that has appeared on Nickelodeon, MTV, VH1, BET, Metro Channel, Good Day New York and Good Morning America and can be seen in magazine and newspaper publications such as Vogue, Trace, Breaking Grounds and The New York Post. Mr. Kid was head choreographer and actor in the Lincoln Center play “The Gift Unleashing the Mystery,” has performed at the 2008 Disco Ball alongside Bonnie Pointer and the Sugar Hill Gang and has taught master classes in the tri state area, including workshops with the Abby Lee Miller Dance Company.

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PEDRO RANGEL
Instructor - Acro, all levels

Pedro has been dancing professionally for 10 years, focusing on the contemporary dance style as well as aerial acrobatics. Pedro was the aerial captain in the Original Broadway cast “the Orion Experience” and has performed on tours such as “9 to 5,” “Fame,” “Singin in the Rain,” “Center Cirque,” and “Hot Circus.” Pedro has also worked with singers such as Hilary Duff, Keisza, and Nicole Schzerzinger of The Pussycat Dolls. Pedro determines the level for each student interested in participating in Acro classes.

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JENNIFER SALESI
Instructor - Lyrical, Jumps & Turns

Jennifer trained at Horizon Dance Center for 21 years, and was a backup dancer for Rochell, Kim Sozzi, and Bonnie Pointer. She has performed at venues such as KTU Beatstock, KTU Freestyle Free For All, Disco Ball at the Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, FL, and Atlantic City, NJ and was a member of The United States Dance Team, performing at Disney World and Universal Studios, Florida. She was awarded the title of “International Queen of the United States” at Divisions in Dance and “Junior Miss Dance” at Dance Masters of America. During the day, Jennifer works as a radiologist.

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RAQUEL BONFIGLO
Instructor - Tap, Hip Hop

Raquel has trained at Horizons Dance Studio, performed at the Symphony Space and has won Regional Titles at USTD. Raquel is currently a student at John Jay College studying for a Bachelors in Criminal Justice and is a certified swim instructor and a lifeguard. She has been with TTPAC from day one, teaching recreational dance as well as training and instruction for competitions.

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DENISE ZERON
Instructor - Pre-Ballet, Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap

Denise is a former TTPAC dancer for the Senior Company. She is an assistant teacher for TTPAC’s Pee Wee and Mini Company and also partakes in recreational dance classes for ages 1 and a half years to 12 years old. She believes that it is important to incorporate physical fitness to daily routine; it helps improve both your physical health and state of mind. She studied Community Management at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, acquiring several certificates along with an Associate Degree in the arts.

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DANIELA GAUDIO
Instructor - Lyrical, Jazz, Tap

Daniela is a former TTPAC Company Dancer, and has trained with Dana Senisi for over 10 years. She enjoys teaching dancers and movers of all ages. She is currently attending Wagner College, concentrating in Nursing.

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ERICA PELLEONE
Instructor - Lyrical, Jazz, Tap

Erica is a former TTPAC dancer, an assistant teacher for the TTPAC Mini Company and co-teacher with Miss Daniela for recreational classes from ages 9 to 12. She is also an assistant teacher in Stepping Stones Nursery School and enjoys writing and singing during her spare time. In 2015, Erica, among hundreds of dancers, won the Michael Flanagan Award at USTD National; this award is presented to a dancer that shows great potential, sportsmanship and has a positive attitude. Erica attended Edward R. Murrow High School graduating with honors, and is now studying to become a guidance counselor.

EIMILIE DAVIS
Instructor - Ballet

Eimile studied dance close to Richmond, VA, with additional training from American Ballet Theatre, Richmond Ballet, Joffrey Ballet School and Atlanta Ballet. She holds a BFA in dance performance from East Carolina University, and has performed works by Doug Varone, Jennifer Archibald, David Dorfman Dance and River North Dance Chicago. She has choreographed with Inaside Dance Chicago's CSE, Collide Dance Collaborative as co-director, Sans Limites’ spring season, and of bones | Hollye Bynum. Eimile has worked with Cat Cogliandro, Susie Gorman, Diego Funes, and Doubletake Dance & Dirty Soles Dance, and currently with Monica Hogan Danceworks, Michael Susten and Company, and NOW Dance Project/Jackie Nowicki.


GUEST ARTISTS

Guest Artists come from concert, musical theatre or commercial backgrounds and teach advanced workshops to TTPAC company dancers. TTPAC hopes to expose, challenge and connect our company dancers to working professionals in the NYC dance scene.

TTPAC has had the pleasure of working with some of the dance industries' leading professionals, including: 

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JACOB GUZMAN
Fiddler on The Roof, Newsies

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TOMMY BRACCO
 Newsies

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MALEEK WASHINGTON
Sleep No More

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MARC CARDARELLI
Sleep No More

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KC CASTELLANO
Born to Dance, Lady Gaga, Award Winning Choreographer

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GASPARE DIBLASI
National Tour of A Chorus Line, Tony and Tina’s Wedding, Lost in Yonkers

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DAVID NORSWORTHY 
Toes for Dance

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TALIA FOWLER
Winner of So You Think You Can Dance Australia