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861 Brighton Road, Tonawanda, NY 14150
modernmovementds@gmail.com
(716) 836-8139

Celebrating 12 years of dance excellence

Our Instructors


All of our classes are taught by experienced, professional, caring, adult instructors.

 

  

Miss Danielle ("Dance with Me," tiny tots, tap, jazz, hip hop)

and Miss Mary Ann ("Dance with Me," tiny tots, tap, jazz, lyrical) 

“In 1981 and 1984 when each of us began dancing, a passion and love for dance was sparked immeidatley.  One dance class led to two, then three, and then more… each of us could not get enough of dance class!

What started out with little “Copacabana” and “Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” costumes, has since transformed into a dream of teaching dance, costuming your children, preparing them for their recital and running our own business. 

We thank you for the opportunity to share our love and knowledge of dance your child.”

Miss Aimee - adult classes, boot camp, PiYo

  Miss Aimee has been teaching dance and fitness in the Buffalo area since 2001.  She started her dance training at the age of 9 with Betty Rogers and later at other local WNY studios including Debonaire (Sam Fiorella), David DeMarie, and finally at Darlene Ceglia’s Dance Project.  During her years of dance, she competed in many regional and national competitions, as well as participating in local performances.  After her time as a competitive dance, she began sharing her love of dance with other adults around Buffalo as a dance instructor and has since taught various levels of tap jazz, and hip hop to dozens of students of all ages.  Miss Aimee’s passion for dance eventually crossed over to a passion for fitness as well.  She currently holds certifications in personal training, various group fitness classes (including kickboxing, barbell, boot camp and core training), as well as yoga, PiYo, and Body Pump.  We are proud to have her at Modern Movement.

 

Miss Amanda - ballet, modern, musical theater

Miss Amanda began dancing in 1989 at the Mildred Scilla School of Dance in Queens, New York, taking classes in ballet, modern, jazz, tap and hip hop.  While in high school, she also frequented The Broadway Dance Center Program where she was able to expand her dance repertoire to include contemporary, lyrical, and African dance.  Miss Amanda continued her dance education at Scilla until graduating from college in 2006.  After college she began teaching Pilates and in 2012, resumed her dance career at Modern Movement.  She is excited to teach ballet and modern at our studio and we are thrilled to have her!

 

 

Miss Katie B. - tiny tots, tap and jazz

Miss Katie has loved dance from the moment she put on her first pair of tap shoes. She has extensive training in tap, jazz, ballet, modern, hip hop, and gymnastics. She has trained for over 20 years at Darlene Ceglia's Dance Project where she's had the opportunity to teach and perform at both community events and national competitions which has fostered her love of performing. She earned her BA in Dance from SUNY Buffalo where she had the opportunity to work with members of the Doug Varrone, Jose Limon, Bill T Jones and Arnie Zane Dance Companies as well as former dancers from The Giordano Dance company to name a few. While at UB, she choreographed pieces for student run productions. Miss Katie also holds a Masters degree in Early Childhood Education, and has been a classroom teacher for the past 7 years. She has been teaching dance to students of all ages for the last 15 years and has won many awards for her choreography, including Best Choreography and Best Precision, both regionally and nationally. Miss Katie can't wait to share her passion for dance and choreography with the students of Modern Movement!

 

Miss Katie H. - acrobatics

  Miss Katie is originally from Rochester, NY and has extensive training in ballet, jazz, modern, acro, tap, and contemporary. She lived in Los Angeles, CA as a scholarship student at the Edge Performing Arts Center before graduating summa cum laude from SUNY Buffalo with a BFA in dance performance. She has spent many years dancing professionally with Zodiaque Dance Company, Configuration Dance Theatre and Met Dance Company of Houston, TX, where she performed at many events and venues including Jacob’s Pillow, APAP and Texas Contemporary Dance. She has been teaching kids of all ages for over 15 years in studios in Rochester, Buffalo, Houston, Baltimore, and Washington DC. Miss Katie has received numerous awards for both her dancing and choreography including Outstanding Dancer, Technical Excellence and Best Choreography.  We are excited to have her at MMDS!

  

Miss Natalie - tiny tots, ballet, tap and jazz

  Miss Natalie has been a part of Modern Movement since the very, VERY beginning when she danced alongside Miss Mary Ann and Miss Danielle at Step-In-Time Studio of Dance.  She studied tap, jazz and ballet for 15 years and earned her spot as a teacher assistant for 5 years.  Miss Natalie then went on to attend Buffalo State College, earning her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Early Secondary Education, and later her Master’s in Literacy.  She restarted her dance career in 2005, training and taking classes for several years before becoming a teacher at MMDS in 2009.  We are proud to have Miss Natalie at our studio!