JADIS ARMBRUSTER has ballroom danced for 12 years, training in International Style competition dances with Arthur Murray dance studios in the full suite of both Standard and Latin dances. She has taught adult beginner and intermediate classes in all popular styles, and her teaching experience ranges from private lessons with individuals or couples to group classes with upwards of 90 students. Her experience telling stories through dance led her to develop an interest in choreography, leading her to choreograph and perform in ballroom dance showcases and as part of a spotlight couple. She is always eager to share her passion for ballroom dance, and her favorite dances are the Swing, Tango, Viennese Waltz and Cha-Cha.
EVELYN BALASSANIAN started dancing at age 8. By age 12 she was training in Russia and at 14 she was performing as a soloist with major European dancers, teachers and choreographers: George Balanchine in Serenade; John Butler in Scheherazade; Morris Bejar; Robert DuWarren; Robert; and Inga Urazgildier. In the U.S. she joined the Dance Theatre of Long Island with artistic director and international choreographer, Ali Pourfarrokh. For 15 years she taught and choreographed ballet at the Long Island School of Dance and Berest School of Dance. She continues to teach and dance with the American Theatre Dance and Eglevsky Ballet.
MEGAN CLANCY who began dancing and performing at age 3, comes from a professional performing family. She attended the Professional Performing Arts High School, Manhattan and studied Dance, Theatre Arts at City College of New York; Musical Theatre, Dance and Vocal at the Professional Performing Arts School; Vocal and Dance at the Harlem School of the Arts; Hip Hop, Jazz, Ballet and Musical Theatre at the Broadway Dance Center. Megan has worked with The Harlem Repertory Theatre and has taught Ballet, Jazz and Modern Dance at the 92nd street Y; Harkness Dance Center; and the Israel Center for Conservative Judaism. She is the Co-Choreographer for The City College of New York productions. In addition to bringing joy and confidence to her dance students at GNAC’s School for the Arts, she is also a teaching artist working with its Out Reach/Art Reach program, teaching Musical Theatre. Since 2018 she is heading a very successful COMPETITION DANCE DIVISION.
AMANDA MONTONI has danced since the age of 2 years old, marking last year her 21st year in the dancing world. She has been trained in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Pointe, Modern and Lyrical. Dancing has always been one of her passions and since the age of 12, that passion has branched out to musical theatre. She not only has been performing in the theatre world, but has been given the great opportunity to choreograph musicals in high schools and community theatre for the past 5 years. She currently runs a theatre group in Jamaica Estates, Queens and proudly stands as one of its co-founders. Also in the past 5 years, she has been teaching children between the ages of 3 and 13 the art of Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Acrobatics. She has found she loves teaching dance and will continue to do so for a long time.
JENNIFER STATHES has been dancing since the age of 3 and hasn’t stopped since. She holds a bachelors degree from Queens College in dance with a minor in business and holds a masters degree in elementary education. She is a full time teacher for the NYC DOE. She was a member of her high school and college dance teams. She was captain of a rhythmics team in high school as well. She has taught jazz, tap, ballet and hip hop to children ages 2-adult. In addition to dancing Jennifer also teaches Zumba fitness to children and adults.
CINDI REITMAN began singing and dancing at an early. At age nine she received a scholarship to study with Dance Theater of Harlem. Later was accepted and graduated NYC HS of Performing Arts with a degree in a Dance. A lover of all styles of dance she continued extensive training in jazz , ballet , modern, theater dance & Latin ballroom. Trained at Alvin Ailey, Martha Graham , Phil Black Studio, Broadway Dance Center, Dancesport and various studios though out NYC. Taught & choreographed for John Harms Performing Arts School, AMDA (Summer Dance Intensive) programs, The Studio Dance Theater, Pied Piper Children’s Theatre of NYC, Judge StarPower International Dance Competitions. Professional dancer/singer performed US & Europe in national tours, TV Specials, concerts & film. Currently performance coach for aspiring dancers and singers. Visual & Performing Arts degree in Dance & Photography. Active member of AEA, SAG, AFTRA.