Meet Our Staff!
Joanne Buck, Teacher and Owner
Joanne began teaching here when she was just eighteen years old. Originally from the Bronx, she moved to Long Island after getting married to her husband (and business partner!) Roger. She absolutely loves the studio so she travels all the way from Long Island to teach her ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, and competition classes. In fact, she loves the A Dance Studio family so much that she recently took ownership of the studio! But not to worry...A Dance Studio will continue to be the friendly place to dance!
Grace Ann Savanello, Administrative Secretary
Grace is the first person that you see when you walk into A Dance Studio since she holds down the fort at the front desk. If you have papers to hand in, a check to drop off, or shoes that need to be ordered...Grace is the person to see! In addition to her administrative skills, Grace also takes class and performs in our annual recital.
Adele Rose Baserap, Secretary
Adele is new to our staff, but she is no stranger to A Dance Studio! For the past several years, Adele has been the Head Proctor behind the scenes at our annual performances. She has recently joined the ranks as Secretary. We are happy to have her with us behind the desk!
Jessica Kogan, Teacher
We welcome Jessica as a teacher this year for our fall lineup. She graduated from A Dance Studio, attended Skidmore College and has a degree in Education! We are so happy to have Jessica back at A Dance Studio and we can't wait to see what she will do this year.
Marina Kotlar, Teacher
At the age of three, Marina came to A Dance Studio as an eager student. After graduating from The Ursuline School, Marina began teaching at A Dance Studio. As a teacher of both tap and jazz, her choreography is innovative, creative, and fun! When she is not flapping and spinning at the studio, Marina is a special education teacher at the Hallen School in New Rochelle.
Danielle Nista, Teacher
Danielle never really left our A Dance Studio family! After graduating high school, Danielle came back to help "behind the scenes" at our show and even performed with us whenever she could. Now, we are welcoming her to our staff as she will be teaching on Saturday mornings. You may even see her twirling around with us during the week as well!
Christina Palma, Teacher
Christina started at A Dance Studio as a three year old student! Now, years later (we won't say how many years!) she is a creative and amazingly talented teacher and performer. She teaches tap and jazz and has a style to her choreography that is so unique. In addition to her dancing skills, Christina is an Italian teacher at the Louis M. Klein Middle School in Harrison.
Jaime Paldino, Teacher
Jaime began dancing when she was a mere babe...She came to A Dance Studio at the age of two! When she turned eighteen, she became a teacher here at the studio. She teaches tap, jazz, modern, and hip hop, and lyrical. As an amazing dancer, a beautiful singer, and a fine actress, Jaime is surely our studio's "triple threat"!
Ilene Rome, Teacher
Ilene has been at A Dance Studio for several years. She is an outstanding jazz dancer who performs in our annual recital. She shares her talents with some of the youngest students at the studio. Her pre-school students just lover her! Dancing obviously runs in the family as Ilene's daughters also attended the studio for many years until they graduated from college. Ilene is also a pre-school teacher at Larchmont Temple.
Mildred Gladwin, Teacher
Mildred is our wonderful yoga teacher. Her calm demeanor and gentle teaching style make her a yoga favorite. Her students leave her class relaxed, strengthened, and completely at peace. Namaste!