Ny DANCE FAKTORY  
    
                                                                         
 

STAFF

                                                              
 
         -OWNER/DIRECTOR/dance teacher/team and starz coach and fitness instructor

 TRAINING:
 LORRAINE VICTORIA'S SCHOOL OF THE PERFORMING ARTS        
BARNSTABLE ACADEMY OF THE ARTS
KING CENTER OF THE PERFORMING ARTS                                            
                  
STEPS NYC
BROADWAY DANCE CENTER NY
NJ BALLET SCHOOL             
dance designs entertainment


         experience and 
exposure:
member throughout the years of several dance associations
dance educators of america
danced half time  '92-'94                             
danced in great adventure and great escape theme parks         
danced in epcot stage shows and mgm street shows

 performed at south street seaport and nyc intrepid
danced with ddm entertainment as a paid performer
various theatrical roles with rtg productions such as west side story, 42nd st and i love a piano
competing since age 5 starting with little gypsy dance company and now choreographing for competing dancers for the last 15 years
bahamas dance showcase resort

 choreographer for dancers for commercial spots
  fitness commercials
dance wear ads center stage
hosted and starred in a how to hip hop video for kids in 2009 entitled "funk faktory"sold throughout the u.s.

 choreographer for summer theatre camps
worked at numerous gyms and fitness facilities in the tri state teaching cardio, toning, and zumba® and new Piloxing certification.
teaching experience:   
  

  over 2 decades teaching choreographing and directing in the tri state area children and adults - dance and fitness.



     dance teacher/co team choreographer  and faktory fierce teacher
Danielle started her dance training at WTDA at the age of 3. Danielle has studied ballet and jazz for over 15 years with Broadway veteran Kathi- Jo Hubner and 10 years under former Rockette Mary Ann Strilka. She has also trained under Josef Woodson (Joffrey Ballet, Alvin Ailey) and had the privilege to work with Broadway aerial trainer Bobby Tailor. Danielle’s list of talent has expanded over the year to genres such as Tap, Modern, Lyrical, Street Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Aerial Arts and Pointe. Danielle has competed in various dance competitions in the tri-state area, performed in an off- Broadway production of the Nutcracker, participated in the Radio City Rockette experience and recently performed in the “In the Rush” music video.  She is very excited for another great year at NYDF!

ALYSSA MADDEN
      CONTEMPORARY
MISS ALYSSA HAS BEEN DANCING TRAINING AND PERFORMING SINCE A VERY YOUNG AGE WINNING NUMEROUS AWARDS FOR HER TALENTS. ALYSSA WAS PART OF THE NYDF STAFF WHEN WE OPENED IN 2013 AND WE ARE EXCITED TO HAVE HER BACK AS SHE EMBRACES THE NEXT CHAPTER OF HER DANCE LIFE AS NOT JUST A TEACHER BUT AWARD WINNING CHOREOGRAPHER.


   competition choreographer

Emily Copeland is a dance artist from New Paltz, NY. She began dancing at the age of 7, studying various styles including ballet, pointe, modern, contemporary, lyrical, tumbling, jazz, hip hop, and musical theater. She was able to start gaining significant performing experience from a very young age, performing at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World for the first time at just 11 years old. She has continued to perform with various modern and contemporary ballet companies all over the US ever since. Most recently, she danced on an episode of legendary choreographer Laurieann Gibson's upcoming Lifetime television show "Star Maker”.

Emily graduated from college in 2016, with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance, Magna Cum Laude, from The College at Brockport, State University of New York. There she was fortunate enough to have the guidance of an incredible, world-renowned faculty including William “Bill” Evans, Mariah Maloney, James Hansen, Karl Rogers, Stevie Oakes, Vanessa Van Wormer, and Maura Keefe. She also had the privilege of working with guest artists such as David Dorfman, Monica Bill Barnes, Alexandra Beller, Laura Peterson, and Netta Yerushalmy. At SUNY Brockport she studied a very diverse series of coursework in dance academics, both in the classroom and dance studio. During her time in college she was chosen to perform in various student and faculty works, some of which toured nationally, as well as show her own choreography in the university shows. Additionally, Emily studied abroad at the No. 1 ranked school for dance research in the UK, The University of Roehampton, in London, England. While living in London, she performed with multiple British choreographers and set her own work on university students. 


  sr crew teacher/dance captain and co team hip hop choreographer

Hannah began dancing at "Dance Fit" under the instruction of Cindy Hadjidion. Through this experience, Hannah found her love and passion for dance!  Hannah was the captain of sr hip hop crew, and has recently joined the award winning dance team. At only 16 years old, Hannah has choreographed award winning numbers in hip hop for the competing teams. Hannah's speciality is hip hop, but she also trains in other genres such as lyrical and contemporary.  Hannah has said that her goal as a teacher  is, "to make everyone feel more confident, like dance has done for me. Whether it is gaining the confidence to perform alone in front of the entire dance studio, or even just getting on the stage in front of a crowd, I want everyone one of my students to know that they are all capable of being shining stars! When I see them accomplishing these things because of dance, then I know I have done my job."

 
introducing augy ryser
kids hip hop  teen and adult hip hop

             

  competition choreographer
  NYDF CHOREOGRAPHER WITH A VAST TECHNICAL BACKGROUND. SKILLED IN CLASSICAL BALLET, CONTEMPORARY/MODERN, STREET JAZZ HIP HOP ACRO AND SO MORE RAJON HAS BROUGHT NYDF SOME AMAZING AWARD WINNING COMPETITION SOLOS DUETS TRIOS AND GROUP ROUTINES.


summer hip hop and GUEST workshop instructor
summer hip hop /street jazz fusion also a competition choreographer- bio coming