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861 Brighton Road, Tonawanda, NY 14150
(716) 836-8139

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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 tap

  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 Natalie - tiny tots, tap, jazz, ballet, acro

  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!


Miss Chelsea - jazz

    Miss Chelsea has studied dance at Modern Movement since she was 5 years old.  After working her way up to class assistant, we just knew she would make an amazing dance teacher and she's proven us RIGHT. Our dancers are so fortunate to have Miss Chelsea as their teacher.


Miss Julie - tap, jazz and hip hop

Photo coming soon!



Miss Arlee - acrobatics

"Hello everyone! My name is Miss Arlee!
A few things about me is I was an All Star cheerleader for 10 years, I have been dancing for 17 years, and currently I am a D1 cheerleader for the University at Buffalo! Acro has been one of my passions since I was 5 years old! I cannot wait to meet all of my students for this upcoming dance season. I am determined to teach your kids proper acro technique and help them advance to new skills!"

We are honored to welcome back Miss Arlee to our Modern Movement staff!  


Miss Cameran - tiny tots

Miss Cam has been dancing at MMDS since the age of 3 and is excited to begin her teaching career with us as well. As an assistant and substitute teacher for the past 5 years, she's ready to bring her love and knowledge of dance to the classroom as she also earns her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education at the University at Buffalo.