To our Assistant Teachers and Student Assistants
Thank your for sharing your passion with our younger students. We couldn't do it without you!
Message from the Director.... Throughout the past 36 years, we have touched the lives of thousands of students and we are truly blessed to have had the opportunity to make a difference in many of their lives,
Students come and go, but the memories are never forgotten. We cherish each and every minute with our SPAA family and hope that one day, when they are no longer with us, they will remember not only the steps taught by their teachers or dancing next to their best friend, but that rush of adrenaline you get when you perform in front of an audience that pushes you to your limits to excel, in whatever it is you are doing.
Dance is something that will be in your heart forever! Always remember the fun we had together and cherish the memories. Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us!
Our Teachers and Guest Instructors in the classroom and more SPAA kids!
We are so proud of our Alumni! See what they've been up to!
"Gone...but Never forgotten"! (some fun photos of the past and present).
Year of Graduation. Information below is with permission. If you would like to be added to this list and were a member of our dance family for 10 years or graduated as a senior, please message us on face book.
2016-Lindoria Pittman....attending Sacred Heart University
2016-Danielle Evan...attending Sacred Heart University
2016-Stephanie Gabriel...attending University of New England
2016-Olivia Mastroluca...attending Fairfield University
2015- Lisa Marie Johnson....attending Boston University
2014 - Caroline Morrissey....attending Columbia University
2014 - Sophia Vetrosky...attending University of Connecticut
2014 - Emily Mackay...attending UMass at Amherst
2012 - Dion Pratt....attending California Institute for the Arts/Dance Major. Studying Abroad.
2012 - Kelsey Senteio....2016 graduate of Pace University/Theatre Major, and SPAA guest instructor.
2012 - Aubrey Sierer....2016 graduate of Fairfield University Theatre/English major, and SPAA vocal assistant instructor. Currently with Seagate Rep Summer Stock, New Hampshire
2011 - Anisa Nieves ....graduated from Adelphi University/Dance Major. Currently working towards Masters in Social Work.
2011 - Catie Simon.....2016 graduate of Southern CT State University/Special Education
2010 - Elise Pittman...graduated from Sacred Heart University/Psychology. Working on Masters in Psychology. Current member of SPAA faculty.
2010 - Shannon McHale....graduated from Southern CT State University/Early Childhood Education, working on Masters. Current member of SPAA faculty.
2010 - Julianna Cruz...graduated from Hartt College/Music Production major. Currently working as sales representative for NBC Connecticut and guest Vocal instructor for SPAA.
2010 - Amanda Krapp....graduate from Manhattanville College Dance Therapy Major.
2008 - Marie Carlona....graduate of Southern Connecticut State University/Communications major and works in promotional products industry. She is also a member of the SPAA faculty.
2008 - Joshua Torres....studied Psychology and Martial Arts at the University of Bridgeport. Currently a member of SPAA faculty
2008 - Gisele "Lola" Johnson...Graduate of California Institute of the Arts...currently working as a professional dancer in California.
2007 - Mackenzie Tyler...Graduate of Rutgers University/Dance Major...Professional Dancer
2007 - Nancy Louigene....Graduate of Hofstra University/Dance Major
2007 - Dana McKinney,,,Graduate of Princeton University and Harvard School of Design.
2007 - Rosalinda Mair Mathurin...Graduated from Dean Collet/Dance Major, currently working for Disney Cruise Lines and Princess Mulan. Also a SPAA guest faculty member.
2005 - Christina Maniero...Graduated from Loyola New Orleans College of Law
2003 - MacKenzie Ziegler...graduate of Aveda Institute NYC currently living and working in New Orleans,LA as a hair stylist and make up artist, and New Orleans Organ Grinders Performance Group.
2001 - Wendi Zdru....Graduate of Southern CT State University. Currently IT Specialist and SPAA Faculty member.
2000 - Brittany Medeiros...attended Brio Hair Academy. Currently owner of Bee's Butterfly Pastries, and Day Care Teacher. Former SPAA Hip Hop instructor for 15 years.
1996 - Peter J. Maida...graduate of ITT Technical Institute. Network Operations manager for RCB Bearings Corporation. Married to Amber Maida, former faculty member.
1996 - Stacey Halpern...graduate of Coastal Carolina University, currently a Kindergarten teacher in the Myrtle Beach area, South Carolina.
1995 - Amy Hovan Taylor...graduate of Bunnell H.S. Amy is a SPAA mom. Her daughter, Ashlynn is currently a member of the SPAA Company and is a 7th year member of SPAA.
1993 - Julie Braziel...graduated from Hartford Conseratory/Dance Pedagogy, continued Dance Major at Louisburg College. Currently Co-Director of SPAA and former home school teacher to her two children.
Some members of our SPAA Family in class and at performances!