Located in the family neighborhood of Bensonhurst in Brooklyn, NY, Triple Threat Performing Arts Company was established in 2012 by Dana Senisi, alongside her sisters, Lynda and Kim Senisi.
From when they were young and to this day, Dana and her sisters have been influenced by dance and its ability to inspire both young and old. Triple Threat Performing Arts Company (TTPAC) hopes to continue sharing the gift of dance by bringing together neighboring communities with classes for all ages, and annual performances such as the beloved winter classic ballet, The Nutcracker, as well as through TTPAC’s annual recital.
TTPAC believes that dance is:
- Universal: it is an art form that is cherished by people of all ages and cultures.
- Inspiring: it is a lifestyle for us, an outlet for creativity, and a vehicle for expression.
- Community: it brings neighboring families together in order to form an even stronger Brooklyn locale.
Former TTPAC students have been accepted to the Professional Performing Arts School, LaGuardia High School, The Joffrey Ballet and Mark Twain Junior High School, are dancers for the United States Dance Team and the Brooklyn Nets All Star Team, and have won awards at both regional and national dance competitions including the Passion for Dance Award, the Junior Overall Achievement Award and the Michael Flanagan Memorial Cup.
Director & Owner
Dana’s early training as a dancer included Vicky Simegiatos Performing Arts Center on scholarship and Horizons Dance Center. She has performed in productions such as Sand Castle Productions’ The New Kid, musicals at the Shawnee Playhouse Theatre, ballets such as Coppelia, The Nutcracker and Cinderella, and with the New York Knicks and New York Liberty at Madison Square Garden. She has won many special judges’ awards, including the "Heart and Sole Award" at regional and national competitions, including United States Tournament of Dance, American Dance Awards, Legacy, and Star Power, among others.
While a student at Bay Ridge Prep High School, she founded the Bay Ridge Prep Dance Company in 2003. She developed a company which included 6 dance levels, produced an annual performances, attended regional and national competitions and won high gold medals and special judges’ awards. With early management experience and a desire to pursue her dream of opening a dance studio, Dana formed Triple Threat Performing Arts Company in 2012. As the director of TTPAC, Dana has produced dance programs that share enthusiasm among students and their families, creating a community that is welcoming and encouraging, in and around the studio.
Dana has choreographed solos, duets, trios, small and large group numbers for various studios and at venues such as Peridance Capezio Center, MCU Park, Hershey Park and the Fort Hamilton Army Base. Most recently, Dana attended the Dance Teacher Conference and Expo and was nominated in 2015 for Junior Choreographer of the Year at the United States Tournament of Dance. Dana has a BA in Early Childhood Education from Touro College and is also a first grade assistant teacher at Bay Ridge Preparatory School in Brooklyn.
A wise dance teacher once told her,“Keep your eyes up, move your body, give it your all, and just do it!” Dana lovingly repeats those same words to her students today.
Lynda trained at Vicky Simegiatos Performing Arts, Horizons Dance Center, LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts and with the Young Artist Program at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance on scholarship. She graduated Cum Laude from Marymount Manhattan College with a BFA in Dance with the Gold Key for Excellence, with additional training through specialized programs with Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Doug Varone and Dancers, Gallim Dance, Hofesh Shechter (UK), Johannes Wieland (Germany), Movement Invention Project, Punchdrunk (UK) and Springboard Danse Montreal (Canada). Lynda has trained extensively in Cunningham, Graham, Horton, Limon, May O’Donnell, Taylor, floorwork, Gaga, contact improvisation and Release technique.
Lynda has performed works by Compagnie Flax, RUBBERBANDance Group, MADBoots and Danaka Danse at Springboard Danse Montreal and with the United States Dance Team at venues such as Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, Walt Disney World, Universal Studios. She has worked with choreographers and companies including Bennyroyce Dance Productions, the DASH Ensemble, Danielle Russo Performance Project, Hollis Bartlett, Julia Ehrstrand, Kensaku Shinohara, the Kuperman Brothers, Marlena Wolfe/Wolfe Project, the Median Movement, Nathan Trice Rituals, Nicholas Andre Dance, TAKE Dance, and Tyler Gilstrap. She has assisted Bennyroyce Royon at the Joffrey School, Marymount Manhattan College and Princeton University. She has restaged work for Nicholas Andre at Delaware Dance Company and Bucknell University.
Lynda has received choreography awards at both Regional and National dance competitions and was nominated at The United States Tournament of Dance for the Junior Choreographer of the Year Award. She was a guest artist with Doug Varone and Dancers for their first annual Choreographic Intensive (CHIN) and is currently working with Elizabeth Dishman and Quentin Burley Dance Group.
Kim Senisi began her dance training at Vicky Simegiatos Performing Arts Center and at Horizons Dance Center; musical theater training includes The Neighborhood Playhouse (NY) and Shawnee Playhouse (PA). She holds a BFA in Dance and a Minor in Marketing from Adelphi University.
Kim has studied with Orion Duckstein, Leda Meredith and Sheila Barker and has performed at Madison Square Garden, Symphony Space and in The Nutcracker with The Moscow Ballet at Brooklyn College. She was a member of Sandcastle Kids Productions, performed at The York Theatre in the Off-Broadway Production of The People Garden, and most recently, was in the national tour of Chuggington Live! The Great American Rescue. She has appeared on television and in films such as Law and Order, Third Watch, The Sopranos, Riding in Cars with Boys, The Unfaithful, Serendipity and Denise Austin's Kid Fitness video.
Kim is extremely excited to share her expertise with Triple Threat Performing Arts Company. This past year, Kim was nominated for Junior Choreographer of the Year 2015 during Nationals at the United States Tournament of Dance.
Manager, Zumba Instructor
Luann is not a stranger to the dance world. As a mother of four, her daughters - Dana, Lynda, and Kim - have been dancing since they were able to walk; her son Joseph has used his coordination skills to play college baseball. Luann holds a Masters in Special Education from Brooklyn College with a certificate in Orton-Gillingham reading instruction; in addition, she also has a Masters in School Counseling from Queens College. Luann is currently a sixth grade teacher at Bay Ridge Preparatory School and has been teaching over 30 years. You can find Luann at TTPAC’s front desk, handling business duties and acting as studio manager. She also teaches Zumba classes at TTPAC.
A mother of two and a teacher for more than 20 years, Julie received a BS in Elementary Education from the University of Maine and a Masters in Education with a concentration in Reading from the College of Staten Island. She has taught preschool, ESL, 2nd grade, and kindergarten; she has also substituted for preschool through the 6th grade, including Library classes at various schools in the tristate area. She enjoys working with children and has been a part-time receptionist at TTPAC since they first opened.
Production Assistant, Marketing
Maya received a Masters in Business Sports Management from Columbia University and a Bachelors in Sports Management from Alfred University. Maya is currently the Assistant Director of Administration at Shiloh Consulting, an outpatient mental health clinic in New York City. Maya has worked at the City University of New York Athletic Conference as the Special Events and Intramurals Manager, and as the Assistant Championships Director, assisting in the production and coordination of the conference’s twenty-four championship tournaments as well as overseeing student staff. Maya's last name should be Senisi, but she is in fact, too “tall” to be a Senisi; she enjoys working with her extended family and is beyond proud of her best friend, Dana.