Teachers

Lisa Greco

Studio Director / Lisa has been performing since she was a child. At age 16 she choreographed her first piece. She went on to graduate with a BA in dance and music from Hunter College. While in college she managed the dance company, taught dance club once a week, performed her own choreography throughout NYC, and went on to graduate with honors in dance.After college she continued to perform and choreograph her own work on the modern dance scene. Lisa has benn honored to have studied with both Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham and many other pioneers in the modern dance world. .She also is an accomplished drummer. She has played the drums in many venues throughout NYC. Her choreography can also be seen in her music videos. Lisa is a liscenced massage therapist and has an extensive background in anatomy and kiniesiology. Lisa has taught dance in both the NYC and Westchester school systems and looks forward to running her own dance center JUMP!

Caren Valente

has been teaching, choreographing and performing in and around Westchester since graduating from Marymount Manhattan College with her BA in Dance. She is on faculty at Purchase College where she teaches Dance Fitness and is the coach of the Dance Team. Caren is also on faculty at the Steffi Nossen School of Dance where she teaches modern and jazz techniques. She has choreographed musicals for Scarsdale High School, White Plains Middle School, Purchase Youth Theater and the Playgroup Theater. As a performer Caren has danced with Kinetic Dance Theater, appeared as a dancer on the AMC Series "Into Character: Dirty Dancing", and danced in the Off- Broadway Musical "Still on the Corner."

Marissa Kretzmer

A Bronx , NY native, began her training with Barbra Walczak of the New York City Ballet. She is a graduate of the H.S. of Performing Arts. Marissa continued her studies on scholarship at: STEPS on Broadway, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center and the University of Akron . Ms. Kretzmer has been dancing professionally since 1989 and has danced with: the Wylliams/Henry Danse Theatre, Albany Berkshire Ballet, Once Upon A Time, Inc., and the Ballet Theatre of Westchester. Currently, she enjoys teaching and child advocacy in NY

Sara Rodriguez

Sara Rodriguez is a professional dance artist in New York City. Beginning her classical ballet training while growing up in Southern New Jersey, she went on to spend summers studying at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York, the Rock School for Dance Education in Philadelphia, and the Ballet West Academy/University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Sara received her BFA magna cum laude from the University of Utah where she was a member of Utah Ballet and danced featured roles such as Russian Demi Soloist in George Balanchine's Serenade, Small Swans in Swan Lake, and several other roles in contemporary works. As a professional, Sara now performs as a freelance contemporary dancer; performance credits include dancing for Janice Rosario and Company, workshopping with LeeSaar The Company, and currently dancing for Bryce Dance Company. Additionally, Sara has been teaching and choreographing for students of all ages ever since she graduated and she cherishes her role as an active guide in her student’s dance lives. She thoroughly enjoys working with her students to pursue their explorations and awaken a love for this art form—whether for purposes of recreation or encouragement towards a career in dance.

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