Felice Santorelli

Felice Santorelli (Ed.M Dance Education, B.F.A. Dance and Choreography) is a full time dance educator at the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School (PVPA) in Western Massachusetts. Felice’s teaching experience ranges from K-12 to higher education and in various styles of dance. Felice brings experience designing dance curriculum that blends skill-building in technique, creative dance making, improvisation, and dance history, and draws connections between dance and the world and other art forms. Felice is the Artistic Director of PVPA’s Catalyst Dance Company, a student choreography group that focuses on the development of young dance artists and dance makers. Work from this student group has earned recognition and awards at the Regional and National level. At PVPA, she leads the DEL PVPA dance mentoring program, established by DEL Founding Faculty Ann Biddle with generous support from the Arnhold Foundation. Her work and the work of her students is featured in the film PS Dance! The Next GENeration (Nel Shelby) which premiered in 2022 on PBS. Felice is a DEL facilitator with DEL 92Y and DEL at Jacob’s Pillow, leading professional development for dancers and dance educators. Additional work includes Pilot Teaching for the National Core Arts Standards for Dance (NCCAS), numerous presentations at the National Dance Education Organization Conference (NDEO), mentorship for the DEL Institute, as well as contributions to curriculum writing projects for the NYC DOE.