Kristin Leggio Sedita - Director
Kristin began dancing at age 3. At 7, she entered an intensive ballet training program with the Ballet Theater of Westchester, under the direction of Claire Kelley, where she became a principal dancer for the Company, and eventually an instructor.
Kristin continued her training at The Joffrey School, Broadway Dance Center The Ailey School. Kristin has been a dance instructor and choreographer for over 25 years. Many of her students have gone on to become professional dancers and dance educators.
Brianna Gitnik - Instructor
Brianna Gitnik graduated with a BA in Dance Education and English from Muhlenberg College. Brianna’s initial training took place at a variety of locations in New York and Connecticut in the genres of Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Contemporary, Tap and Hip-Hop. She also pursued supplementary training at The Ailey School, Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway. Brianna began teaching in 2009 and teaches Creative Movement, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical, and Pointe.
Allison Van Cura - Instructor
Allison has worked with both current and former members of the NYC Ballet, ABT, Jacob's Pillow, Alvin Ailey, the Eglevsky Ballet, NYU Tisch program, Paul Taylor Dance Company, the Rockettes, & has danced with the Dutchess County Ballet, Moscow Ballet Company and more! She studied the technique of teaching under the tutelage of former Alvin Ailey soloist, Valerie Feit, & trained privately with Maria Calegari and Bart Cook of the NYC Ballet. We are excited to welcome Allison to DFR!
Taylor Bradley - Instructor
Taylor Jane Bradley has been dancing since the age of five and went on to teach Hip-hop in California after graduating from Ridgefield High School in 2010. She has worked with multiple high school dance teams in California as a hired choreographer, teacher, and audition judge. Taylor is the coach of the RHS dance team, and the Director of our Competition Hip Hop Crews!
Lindsay Woytowich - Instructor
Lindsey Woytowich graduated from Muhlenberg College with a BA in Dance Education and Business Administration. Lindsey began her training at Today’s Dance Center in Medford, NJ where she studied ballet, jazz, modern, tap and pointe. She supplemented her dance training at Virginia School of the Arts, American Academy of Ballet and the Rock School of Philadelphia. Lindsey began teaching in 2012 and continued throughout her time at Muhlenberg College.
Lauren Barrett - Instructor
Lauren grew up dancing at Robin Horneff’s Performing Arts Center, training with teachers such as Gil Stroming (Break The Floor Productions), Larissa Saveliev (Youth America Grand Prix), Ray Leeper & Michelle Barber, to name a few. She has been a teacher choreographer for 19 years, & has trained & nurtured many towards professional dance careers. Credits include “The View”, CBS morning show, ESPN, an AmEx Commercial,& with several musical artists. Synthesis Dance Project & Pushing Progress (NYC)