Studio A Lobby
Studio B Lobby
Brand new studio space equipt with a cozy "Dancer's Den," free wifi
and a live video feed of all classes!
A family like no other.
Through dance, our students learn and celebrate teamwork, friendship, and a positive self worth. Our dance family works collaboratively to master technique, artistic expression, and to instill a commitment to lifelong health and well-being.
MEET OUR STAFF
Owner/Director & Instructor
Kayleigh Crocetto has trained extensively in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, hip-hop, and pointe throughout New England and is an alumni of the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. She has attended various master classes and intensives throughout her dance career, such as at the Abby Lee Dance Company, where she had the opportunity to work with renowned choreographers such as Molly Long, James Washington, Gianna Martello, and Abby Lee Miller.
She is currently a company member of CONNetic Dance, a professional, contemporary ballet based dance company mainly centered in Hartford, CT, and has played the role of "Clarice" in their Nutcracker Suite & Spicy for nearly a decade now as well as various roles in shows such as Coney Island and Dracula. Kayleigh has also worked with Ballet Theatre Company and the Connecticut Ballet, performing in shows such as The Nutcracker and Coppelia, and has had the pleasure of performing with comedian Hannibal Buress as a ballerina in his "Gibberish" skit.
She has choreographed for musicals such as Coginchaug Regional High School's rendition of "Guys and Dolls" and has worked as a dance instructor at outreach programs throughout Connecticut. Most recently, Kayleigh taught and choreographed a routine for Brewster Elementary School's dance festival, in which all grade levels (K-3) danced together at once!
Kayleigh is currently a member of the Dance Studio Owners Association Inner Circle, where she is collaborating with incredible dance studio owners from all over the world and learning from top experts in the field. In addition to her dance career, Kayleigh is currently a part-time Honors College student at CCSU pursuing a degree in Marketing.
Meghan Crocetto has trained in ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, hip hop, and acro. She has danced in several productions with the Connecticut Ballet, Ballet Theatre Company, and CONNetic Dance. In 2018, Meghan was the first place national champion at World Class Talent Experience, and she has received many dance scholarships and platinum pluses throughout her competitive dance journey. Meghan participated many times in the American Academy of Ballet Performance Awards, where she received gold medals. Meghan has attended master classes with Abby Lee Miller of Lifetime's "Dance Moms." Meghan loves to dance and hopes to inspire her students to love dancing just as much as she does.
Born and raised in CT, Brandon grew a very strong passion for Hip Hop. Over the last 11 years, he has taught thousands of students in numerous schools, studios and productions. He graduated from Central Connecticut State University where he majored in journalism and minored in theatre. In addition to dance and choreography, he co-owns a production company - Mirage Productions. He is sought out by recording artists and creatives to help bring their visions to life.
Matt is a graduate of Muhlenberg College where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Dance and Theatre with concentrations in education, choreography, performance studies, and stage management. Matt has studied dance for over eighteen years in various locations throughout Connecticut and Pennsylvania as well as at the Broadway Dance Center in New York City. He has received the award for Best Student Choreography at the 2015 KO Wyvern A Cappella Festival and most recently won a Broadwayworld.com award for best choreography (non-equity) for The Wizard of Oz. Matt also teaches at the Goodman Performing Arts Center in Orange, CT, The Dance Studio in Wilbraham, MA, and Pantochino Productions in Milford, CT. Throughout Connecticut, Matt has performed with various theatre companies as well as choreographed a multitude of shows for ages 6-25 with the Performing Arts Programs, East Hartford Summer Youth Festival, Wethersfield Teen Theatre, Tootin’ Hills Elementary School, Connecticut Family Theatre, East Hartford Middle School, and Panotchino Productions. Matt has taught in various locations throughout Allentown, PA as well and has also performed professionally with the Muhlenberg Summer Theatre in My Fair Lady (Dance Ensemble) and Anything Goes (Dance Captain). During the spring of 2018 Matt studied dance in Arezzo, Italy at the Accademia Dell’Arte.
Victoria Manning is a company dancer with New England Ballet Theatre of Connecticut. She grew up in Plymouth, MA and trained with Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre in Cambridge, MA from the ages of 3-18. She attended summer intensive programs across the country and trained with Pennsylvania Ballet, Boston Ballet, Orlando Ballet and Washington Ballet, to name a few. After high school Victoria attended Indiana University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Ballet Performance and an Outside Field in Marketing while teaching in the pre-college and adult dance programs. There she had the privilege of working with Kyra Nichols, Carla Korbes, Michael Vernon, Shawn Stevens, Sarah Wroth, and Sasha Janes. After college, she danced professionally and taught for Virginia National Ballet and School. She has performed in Balanchine's Walpurgisnacht Ballet and Valse Fantaisie, Jerome Robbins' The Concert, Fanfare, and Antique Epigraphs, Sandpaper Ballet by Mark Morris, Giselle by Petipa, Cinderella by Rafik Hegab, and The Nutcracker. Victoria is thrilled to be joining the Dance Central community to continue to pass down the legacy of our art.