Our staff consists of professionally trained, educated and credentialed performers with many years of dance experience. They have trained with some of the best in the industry and have professional credits to their name. In addition, many of our staff members are certified through Dance Educators of America, a prestigious organization dedicated to training teachers of all genres of dance. Many classes include both an instructor and an assistant to give each student the training needed to learn and grow. All of our Teacher Assistants/College Interns undergo a screening process and are being trained closely by the PDC team. We trust that you will be thoroughly impressed with our attention to detail while providing the correct training for your young dancer.

Because of our love for children and our passion for the art of dance, each and every dancer will feel a special connection with Powerhouse Dance Center and its staff. Hopefully, students will form relationships with their peers that will spark a sense of community while sharing a common bond: dance.

MEET THE DIRECTORS

MELISSA ROSE

Director

“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.”

JOE AVALLONE

Director

“Passing on my love for music and dance as well as inspiring others to be the best they can be without ever giving up is my life’s work.”

MEET OUR TEAM

Certified by Dance Educators of America

FRANK POSA

Hip Hop

“Bow to the past, dance in the present and leap high into the future.”

CELIA CORONEL-DIZZINE

Ballet/Pointe Teacher

“I believe dance gave me discipline and structure that translated into all aspects of my life.”

 

JENNA BURKE

Hip Hop

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”

GRANT TAYLOR

HIP HOP

ANGELA KOZA

Hip Hop

“Dance for yourself, it is the hidden language of the soul.”

DARA JENEL

BALLET

“I dance because everything in my being moves to a rhythm I cannot tune out. I love all movement & would like nothing more than to share my love of dance.”

Guest Choreographer

Cassandra Palummo

JOLENE BUSANICH

Hip Hop

 “There are shortcuts to happiness, and dance is one of them.”

KAITLYN KOZINSKI

Tap/Ballet Combo

 “I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself”