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Kate Martelle


Kate has a Bachelors degree from SUNY Fredonia's Dept of Theatre and Dance along with a certificate from  NYU/Tisch School for the Arts, as well as 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!

In April of 2021 Miss Kate was 1 of 50 people in the world chosen for Broadway Dance Center's Inaugural 

Choreography Program. She trained with some of the best and most in demand choreographers of Broadway, tv/movies and music videos. She is a BDC Alumni and holds a certificate in Choreography.

In January 2022 Kate became certified to teach the Luigi Jazz Technique. There are currently only 25 certified teachers in this technique. She is certified to teach through level 2 while working toward advanced levels 3 and 4.

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

Guest Teacher

Danisha Bailey

Guest Teacher

Bachelors Degree from SUNY Fredonia

Masters in Dance from SUNY Brockport

Guest Teacher
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