Kristin Leggio Sedita - Director
Kristin began dancing at age 3. At age 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 Ctr & The Ailey School, and has been a dance instructor and choreographer for 28+ years. Many of her students have gone on to become professional dancers and dance educators.
Ginger Cox - Instructor
Ginger Cox is on faculty at Pace University, and has been on faculty at BDC for over 15 years. featured in Dancetrain Magazine for her dynamic teaching style and contributions to dance education. Ginger holds a Masters in Kinesiology, a BFA in Dance, and the creator of the Dancing Anatomy Workshop. Ginger is on the Faculty Advisory Board at BDC, the board for the Young Choreographers Dance Festival. We are so excited to welcome Ginger to the DFR family!
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.
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 20+ 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)
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.
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!
Amelia Burkhardt - Guest Artist
Amelia travels the United States judging studio dance competitions for Starpower, Imagine, and Revolution Talent Competitions. Over her professional career, Amelia has taught at several dance studios, high schools, and universities on the East and West Coast, She is a traveling faculty member for Liberate Artists teaching and choreographing alongside Phil Wright, Comfort Fedoke, Lauren Froderman and other industry icons.
Kenny Hernandez - Guest Artist
Kenny Hernandez is a self taught dancer and choreographer from The Bronx, NY. Growing up, he started to build his street style by training with different teams and groups based in NYC. Kenny later continued his training at Broadway Dance Center, EXPG, BrickHouseDance, and MonstersDance. Kenny has taught workshops and classes all over the country and in Australia. He loves inspiring and wants to share his knowledge and passion for dance with all of his students.
Benjamin Briones - Guest Artist
Director, Founder & Resident
Choreographer of Benjamin Briones Ballet. Benjamin graduated from The National School of Classical Ballet, The National School of Contemporary Dance and The Royal Academy of Dancing. Former Soloist at Ballet El Paso, Ballet Austin, Connecticut Ballet, Ohio Ballet & Ballet Theater of Annapolis. Dedicated to teaching dance as the highest art form, he does so throughout NYC at Alvin Ailey, Steps on Broadway, Peridance, Joffrey, Mark Morris & Ballet Arts Center for Dance