Kate Martelle


Kate has a Bachelors degree from SUNY Fredonia's Dept of Theatre and Dance and over 20 years experience performing and teaching. She has also trained with the world renowned Paul Taylor Dance Company. Kate has been a dance teacher and choreographer for over 20 years in NY and NC. She continues to develop her education and training by taking master classes with the industries top dancers, choreographers and business leaders. Kate also has extensive training for and has worked with special needs individuals for over 17 years. In 2017 Kate founded the ground breaking non profit Beats Dance Inc. for dancers with special needs. 

Miss Kate is also a member of the National Dance Education Organization. In 2019 MDA became the first to host an East Coast teacher training program for SugarFoot Therapy. Miss Kate is now certified through SugarFoot Therapy and utilizes their techniques for proper stretching to keep our dancers safe and able to have longer careers! Miss Kate is also certified in the follow;

  • Rhythm Works Integrative Dance Certified Teacher

  • Acrobatic Arts Module 1 Certified Teacher

  • Acrobatic Arts Preschool Certified Teacher

  • CLI Studios - Certified teacher and Certified Studio

Paul Mockovak

Guest Teacher

Musical Theatre Professor at SUNY Fredonia's Dept of Theatre and Dance

Dancer at Neglia Ballet, Ballet Randolph, Dance Miami, Momentum Dance Company, Greater Miami Opera, Chautauqua Opera, 

Trained with The Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, Dance Space, Harvard Dance Center, Contemporary Dance Institute, Ballet Oklahoma, Oklahoma City University

Danisha Bailey

Guest Teacher

Bachelors Degree from SUNY Fredonia

Masters in Dance from SUNY Brockport

Nick Lazzarini

Adjunct Faculty/Choreographer

through CLI Studios


Adjunct Faculty/Choreographer

through CLI Studios

TV/Movie/Shows: Season 1 Winner of "So You Think You Can Dance"; "Step Up Revolution"; The Academy Awards, The Emmy Awards, The American Music Awards, Shaping Sound Dance Company

Tours: Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Florence and the Machine

Teddy Forance

Adjunct Faculty/Choreographer

through CLI Studios

Shows/Tours: "Cirque du Soleil's Delirium"; Celine Deon, Lady Gaga, Usher, Florence and the Machine, Shaping Sound Dance Company

TV Credits: "So You Think You Can Dance"; "Dancing With The Stars" 

TV Credits: MTV's "The Wade Robson Project"; "So You Think You Can Dance"; "The Ellen Show" 

Movie Credits: "Hairspray"; "Step Up 3D"; "Stomp The Yard 2: Homecoming"

Chantel Aguierre

Adjunct Faculty/Choreographer

through CLI Studios

TV Credits: "Dancing with the Stars"; "So You Think You Can Dance"; "Glee"; The Academy Awards; MTV Video Music Awards

Dance Companies: San Francisco Ballet, Cedar Lake, Lunge Dance Collective, Soul Escape, Tayeh Dance, Shaping Sound Dance Company

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