Alumni Directory

Connect with our growing list of DEL Foundations Alumni (1994-2014).  Please contact us if you are a DEL Alumni and would like to be added to the directory.

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Abigail Agrestra-Stratton 2003 DEL Foundations Graduate

Occupation: Dance Educator at Thomas Dale HS in Chester, VA
Additional DEL Courses: DEL LOD Fundamentals, DEL Facilitator Workshops


Lauren Alzos 2010 DEL Foundations Graduate

Occupation: Dance Teacher at Sunset Park High School


Clara Bello 2011 DEL Foundations Graduate

Occupation: Bilingual Dance Teacher at PS / IS 311 - The Amistad Dual Language School
Additional DEL Courses: West African Dance and Drum, Mr. Balanchine and the Blueprint, LOD Fundamentals, Dance and Natural Environment, Dance Education and Technology


Shirlene Blake 2013 DEL Foundations Graduate

Occupation: Dance Educator at Harvest Collegiate High School (02M534)
Additional DEL Courses: Dancing a Ballet Master: Mr. Balanchine & the Blueprint, Hip Hop and the Blueprint, DEL Facilitators Workshops


Barry Blumenfeld

Occupation: Dance Faculty, Friends Seminary; Adjunct Professor, NYU
Additional DEL Courses: DEL Foundations, LOD Level 1


Kathy Carr 2009 DEL Foundations Graduate

Occupation: Hostess at Raoul's in Soho, Sales at Anthropologie, Part-time Nanny
Additional DEL Courses: A Creative Approach to Technique, African Dance from Continent to Classroom, Movement and Sound Across the Disciplines, Dance Curriculum Design from Inspiration to Transformation, Classroom Management: A Dance Teacher's Essential Bag of Tricks, Living and Looking at Dance History, Conflict Resolution and Violence Prevention through Dance, LOD Fundamentals, Growing a Dancer, Curriculum Mapping for Dance, Methods in Dance Movement Therapy, Dance for Students with Special Needs


David Chung 2016 DEL Foundations Graduate

Occupation: Dance Teacher at P.S. 20


Sumi Clements 2011 DEL Foundations Graduate

Occupation: Artistic Director of Summation Dance


Amanda Cox 2015 DEL Foundations Graduate

Occupation: Dance Teacher at American Musical and Dramatic Academy
Additional DEL Courses: African Dance: From the Continent to the Classroom, Dancing History: Living Legacies - Pina Bausch


Velda Crawford-Woods

Occupation: Movement Teacher at the East Village Community School


Diana Crum 2007 DEL Foundations Graduate

Occupation: Independent Artist; Dance Makers in the Schools Manager at Movement Research


Tina Curran

Occupation: DEL Faculty; Director UTeach Dance, The University of Texas at Austin; Director Langauge of Dance Center USA


Michael Dalton 2004 DEL Foundations Graduate

Occupation: Dance Teacher


Suzy Damaszek 2015 DEL Foundations Graduate

Occupation: Teaching Artist at Dancing Classrooms, and Community Habilitation Specialist


Michelle Denino-Gordon 2007 DEL Foundations Graduate

Occupation: Dance Educator- Bay Shore High School
Additional DEL Courses: Talking Tap with Kids, Delving Into the Blueprint, Choreography: Growing the Product through the Process, Making Dance with High Schoolers


Leah Fox 2008 DEL Foundations Graduate

Occupation: Dance Teachers at Avenues: The World School


Peggy Gallager 1997 DEL Foundations Graduate

Occupation: The International Preschools Creative Movement Teacher, Certified Pilates Instructor
Additional DEL Courses: Numerous


Nancy Herard-Marshall 2007 DEL Foundations Graduate

Occupation: Independent Artist
Additional DEL Courses: Planet Dance: Multicultural Dance Education, Developing Dance Literacy through LOD and Dance Repertory, Dance in Pre-Kindergarten, Growing A Dancer


Alissa Horowitz 2011 DEL Foundations Graduate

Occupation: Dance Teacher at PS 107, Choreographer at AVtv Creations, Dancer and Substitute Teacher for Barbara Mahler


Andrew Jannetti DEL Foundations 2015 DEL Foundations Graduate

Occupation: Dance Teacher at P.S. 79 Queens


Katya Joseph 2015 DEL Foundations Graduate

Occupation: Daycare Assistant and Dance Program Director at CP Kids


Joan Kavadlo-Cohen 2003 DEL Foundations Graduate

Occupation: Teacher at YABC at Washington Irving High School


Holly Kerr 2006 DEL Foundations Graduate

Occupation: Ballet Educator
Additional DEL Courses: Parallels in Literacy/Writing & Dance Summer 2010


Hetty King

Occupation: Dance Teacher K-3. PS 267, Dance Teacher PreK-3 PS 705
Additional DEL Courses: Folk dance in the classroom, Curriculum Mapping, Dance & Technology


Ashlie Kittleson Kirby 2007 DEL Foundations Graduate

Occupation: Dance Educator at The Luna Dance Institute


Chelsea Koenig 2010 DEL Foundations Graduate

Occupation: Dance Teacher at The Town School


Jessie Levey 2013 DEL Foundations Graduate

Occupation: Founder, Director, Dance Teacher at Barefoot Dance Center, LLC


Sarah Johansson Locke 2011 DEL Foundations Graduate

Occupation: Dance Education Master's degree candidate, NYU
Additional DEL Courses: Professional Development Facilitator Training -- 2011-present


Mariangela Lopez 2009 DEL Foundations Graduate

Occupation: Dance Teacher at The Blue School
Additional DEL Courses: LOD, and other Summer Courses


Catherine MacMaster 2014 DEL Foundations Graduate

Occupation: Freelance Dance Artist and Teaching Artist


Jeannine Mercurio

Occupation: MS.Ed, NY & NJ K-12 Certified Dance Teacher


Maxine Montilus 2008 DEL Foundations Graduate

Occupation: Dancer/Choreographer/Educator/Consultant
Additional DEL Courses: Multicultural Education (with Ann Biddle) Spring 2008


Kristina Todd Nelson 2010 DEL Foundations Graduate

Occupation: Dance Teacher at Brooklyn Ballet and Executive Assistant at Harkness Center for Dance Injuries


Alexandra Pinel 2013 DEL Foundations Graduate

Occupation: Choreographer, Assistant to Luciana Achugar, Medical Associate at the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries


Linda Ravin Richards 2010 DEL Foundations Graduate

Occupation: Substitute Dance Teacher at various sites


Sandra Rivera 2012 DEL Foundations Graduate

Occupation: Ballet Hispanico Faculty
Additional DEL Courses: Planet Dance, LOD


Erica Paulson Rosenberg 1998 DEL Foundations Graduate

Occupation: Dance Teacher at Trinity School, The Abraham Joshua Heschel School
Additional DEL Courses: Planet Dance, DEL Facilitators Workshops


Robin L. Rosiello 2004 DEL Foundations Graduate

Occupation: Administrative Coordinator at Moving On Center/Center for Kinesthetic Education, NYCDOE K-12 Certified Dance Teacher, Children's Yoga Teacher


Carina Rubaja 1997 DEL Foundations Graduate

Occupation: Dance Teaching Artist , Educational Outreach 92nd St Y
Additional DEL Courses: A creative Approach to Technique, Music for dance teachers, Motif writing for dance teaching, DP dance partnerships mentoring program, Art in motion, Integrating dance into the language arts curriculum, Integrating dance into the social studies curriculum "Planet Dance," Lesson planning and curriculum design with the standards k-12, Conflict resolution and community building through movement, Mentoring magic, Dancing in early childhood preK-1st grade: Stories in motion, Folk dance in schools:the added dimension, Choreography: growing the product through process, Dance as therapy, DEL Facilitators Training, Wonderdance


Anna Mayta Ruhe 2000 DEL Foundations Graduate

Occupation: Creative movement teacher around the hudson valley upstate NY
Additional DEL Courses: Conflict Resolution Using Dance, Integrating Dance Into the Language Arts Curriculum, Integrating Dance Into the Social Studies Curriculum: "Planet Dance"


Vanessa Salgado 2009 DEL Foundations Graduate

Occupation: Education Associate at New York City Center, CONTINUUM Contemporary/Ballet Company Dancer, Creator of Crafterina.com


Elena Lopez Sans 2003 DEL Foundations Graduate

Occupation: Dance, Yoga, and Alexander Technique Teacher


Felice Santorelli 2009 DEL Foundations Graduate

Occupation: Graduate Student, Rutgers University, Ed.M. Dance Candidate, 2013


Keith Saunders 2007 DEL Foundations Graduate

Occupation: Ballet Master, Dance Theatre of Harlem


John-Mario Sevilla 2008 DEL Foundations Graduate

Occupation: Director, 92Y Harkness Dance Center; Instructor, NYU Steinhardt


Lori Sherman 2014 DEL Foundations Graduate

Occupation: Ballet Master, Dance Theatre of Harlem


Mara Sherwood

Occupation: Grad student at Steinardt Dance ED program


Stephanie Spindell

Occupation: Dance Educator/Administrator
Additional DEL Courses: DEL Foundations of Dance 2010/2011


Kristen Stevens 2013 DEL Foundations Graduate

Occupation: Teaching Artist for New York City Ballet; Teaching Artist for Ballet Hispanico; Freelance Dancer, Executive Assistant at the American Academy of Arts and Letters
Additional DEL Courses: Balanchine and The Blueprint


Francesca Todesco 2016 DEL Foundations Graduate

Occupation: Dance Teacher Private Studio


Taryn VanderHoop 2011 DEL Foundations Graduate

Occupation: Executive Director of Summation Dance
Additional DEL Courses: Anatomy for Dance


Edisa Weeks

Occupation: Choreographer, Director, Educator


Jessie Wesoky 2006 DEL Foundations Graduate

Occupation: Developmental Dance for Babies, San Francisco, CA


Jenna Zabala 1999 DEL Foundations Graduate

Occupation: Yoga Instructor, Communications and Office Manager
Additional DEL Courses: Planet Dance, Standards