David Interlicchia - Director - David is an instructor, performer, and has been training for many years. He continues to direct Dance Biz, teach dance at public and private schools, teach for corporate and private organizations in western New York. He is a certified Dance teacher and continues to study and be innovative with many dance styles to bring his students the best and latest styles in dance. David has become a dance instructor and performer because of his natural love for dance and teaching.
KATHY WHITFIELD, Irish Dance Instructor - Kathy has been step dancing for over 20 years, the first ten of those in competition, where she competed in numerous feiseanna (Irish dance competition) and reached the Championship Level. Having watched many interested students leave Irish dancing because they wanted a less intense experience than that provided by competitive schools, as well as many adults frustrated by the tradition of excluding adults from step dance instruction, she started Rince Na Saor in 1997 as a means for students of all ages to study Irish dance in a more relaxed, recreational environment.
Dance photos by "Thinking of You Photography"
CHERYL CASTRONOVO, Instructor - Cheryl has been dancing for over 25 years. She studied in Buffalo where as a dance student she won numerous awards and competitions. She traveled to New York City to study dance and also became involved in many community and school productions both in performing and choreography. She also works full-time in the Rush-Henrietta CSD in Human Resources. She believes in treating each student with patience, positivity and enthusiasm.
Jennie Bliss Miller has been dancing and honing her dance performance skills her whole life. Jennie earned a Bachelors Degree in Economics and a minor in Dance from SUNY Geneseo. Professionally, she has taught at studios across the Rochester and Buffalo area. Jennie serves as an adjudicator for the Summit Fine Arts Dance Competition. She enjoys choreographing for local events, such as the Brockport Arts Festival and MS and HS musicals.
1742 Long Pond Rd.
Rochester, NY 14606
For more information, please call the studio at 585-254-0300.
Josh Ambrose is from Hilton, NY where he started dancing in high school. Studying modern, contemporary, ballet, jazz and musical Theatre styles of dance. Josh attended SUNY Fredonia where he graduated with his BFA in dance. Since moving back to Rochester, Josh works as a fitness coach while also teaching yoga and dance at the JCC. Performing as a member of Frazee Feet Dance and a freelance dance artist, model, teacher and choreographer in the area. Josh is trained in modern/contemporary, ballet, jazz and afro-carribean styles of dance.
David Interlicchia - Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Ballroom, Country, Wedding Prep
Kathy Whitfield - Irish Step
Cheryl Castronovo - Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Musical Theater
Marie Stein - Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Modern, Ballroom
Jennie Bliss Miller - Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Pointe, Modern
Josh Ambrose - Modern/Contemporary, Ballet, Jazz, Afro-Carribean
Regular weekly classes and private lessons
Annual Production (Recital) will be in June
Appreciation Ceremony at annual production
Gates-Chili Community Education Classes
Dance Biz was established in 1985. The studio offers many styles of dance for your learning experience. Lessons are available for beginner through advanced dancers. Children's classes begin at 3 years old and the studio offers one of the largest adult programs in the Rochester area. We have adult classes in all of our style of dance and at different levels. Our classes are non-competitive in an enjoyable learning atmosphere. Our facility has three studios with suspended hardwood floors (35' x 26', 36' x 17', 32' x 21') and A/C for summer programs.
Marie Stein started dancing at the age of 2 and eventually went into dancing competitively with a local dance studio. After graduating high school she moved on to be a professional cheerleader for the Rochester Knighthawks and Rochester Lancers. She recently spent the last 5 years teaching ballroom dancing and is excited to join the Dance Biz family and get back to her passion for teaching ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical and hip hop classes for children and adults.