Our FAculty

Rita Hamilton

Rita Hamilton

Owner and artistic director

Her dance career began in Philadelphia at her father’s dance studio “Jimmy Hamiltons Dance Corner”. The Dance Corner, known for its strong dance foundation, sent many students to Broadway and operated for over 50 years. After studying with her father Ms. Hamilton received a degree in theater from DeSalles University where she began honing her choreographic skills in the musical theater. In the early 80’s Ms. Hamilton choreographed everywhere from off Broadway, regional theater to the Philadelphia Mummers Day Parade and continued to teach dance class in Philadelphia and at studios all over NY.

In 1987 two years after the Dance Corner closed, Ms. Hamilton opened Hamilton Dance in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Ms. Hamilton is proud of her strong and dedicated faculty and is a current member of Dance Educators Of America. In 2005 her studio was the first to be presented with the Bobby Short Scholarship Award from the American Tap Dance Foundation which allowed all Hamilton Dance students to attend the NYC Tap Festival, “Tap City”. Ms. Hamilton is honored to be part of the dance community and joyful to pass on the knowledge received from her father and all her teachers in NY.

Elisabetta Spuria

Elisabetta Spuria

Jazz / HipHop

 

Jesse Lane

Kallie Leski

Gymnastics

 

Bill Waldinger

Bill Waldinger

Ballet
Ballet for Hip Hop
Luigi Style Jazz

 

Denise LaPointe

Denise LaPointe

Ballet

 

Devon Gibbons

Laura Bowers

Tumbling, Contemporary, Jazz

 

Vera Huff

David Guggino

Young Hip Hop

 

Laura Bowers

Jen Urban

Musical Theater

Jen Urban is a professional Musician and Producer with 10 plus years of teaching experience. She has directed many shows in New York with young actors including; Peter Pan, Little Shop of Horrors, The Wiz, and Mary Poppins. The students will showcase their work in our annual year-end performance.

 

Jeanine DiPrisco

Jeanine DiPrisco

Manager