Vision Statement

Commitment Inspiration Dedication

We at The Dance Arts Studio participate in local community and civic activities, partner with related businesses, support nonprofit events, and work for the greater good when needs arise through fundraisers,appearances, donations of services or admissions to classes, workshops or events.

It is my intent that the Dance Arts Studio & Center of Movement Studies reflects my existence as an artist, teacher, philosopher, and Choreographer. My goal is that the student, through process Implementation, will grasp the spirit of life, manifestation of feelings, consistency of learning and the ability to create from their own personal level. Through the language of movement (dance), I hope the student will be able to recognize energy, texture, line, and emotion. It is of the utmost importance that each student understands they can perceive and create without judgment. It is my intent that Our Dance Programs will enable my students to perceive the world from a more aesthetic point of view, enriching their lives and offering them an entry point from which they may appreciate all movement…. In every walk of life.

Linda Facciponte

Artistic Director / Founder

A graduate of New York University
Ms. Facciponte holds a Master of Arts Degree in Dance Education through the Arts and a Masters Degree in Elementary Education . In addition she also holds Bachelor or of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Arts for Children with a Dance Emphasis. Linda holds 2 permanent New York Certifications: Elementary Education (Nursery - 6th) and Dance Education (k - 12). At SUNY Brockport Linda studied with Garth Fagan, director of the "Bucket" dance company & choreographer of the Broadway Musical "Lion King". She has studied extensively in the following techniques: Cunningham, Horton, Graham, & Jose Limon'. She has developed and taught dance programs in New Orleans LA, Jacksonville Fla, Rochester & Syracuse NY & New York NY. In addition to being the Artistic Director of the Studio, Linda is also Adjunct Professor - LeMoyne College, was a dance teaching artist with the Institute for Aesthetic Education, dance directed at "Summer Fame" and was guest choreographer for the Gifford Family Theater. Mrs. Facciponte's high standards and nurturing spirit are the driving forces that places personal growth and spiritual wellness above all else at the studio, as well as, in all of her endeavors. She has promoted many dance students into the dance world and personally assists students with academic placement into colleges, universities, and conservatories.

Abeldo Gonzalez-Fonseca

Ballet Master, Abeldo is a Cuban trained professional dancer, choreographer and teacher who has worked with a wide repertoire of dance forms. Experience performing and teaching in Cuba, and more recently as a choreographer in Jamaica. Formally trained in Cuban Modern and Contemporary Technique, Afro Cuban Folk, Ballet, Popular and Traditional Latin Dance. Performed as Lead Dancer in the Caribe Dance Theater Company in Cuba and the National Dance Theater Company of Jamaica. More recently served as Ballet Master and Choreographer for StellaMaris Dance Ensemble.

Kayla Chiaramonte

Began dancing when I was five years old. I have taken classes in all genres including ballet, jazz, tap, hiphop and African. I began teaching with Diane's Dancers in my Junior year of high school, I also began instructing the Jordan-Elbridge Colorguard last year and will be their movement tech this coming winter. I am currently studying at Le Moyne College for a major in Psychology with a concentration in Early Childhood Education. I am also obtaining a minor in dance at Le Moyne.

Hannah Robinson

I began my dance training in a small studio, Classical Movements, located in Plymouth, MA. My first teacher, Ms. Lori, instilled in me my passion and love for the art form in my six years there. From here, I pursued my training further with two years at Boston Ballet School under the instruction of Christopher Hird, giving me my technical base. After moving to the city of Worcester, MA, I became a part of the Ballet Arts Worcester school. During my five years here, I was a member of the Youth Ballet Company rising to Senior company rank, Assistant Director and Director of the Student Choreography Concert, and Winner of the 2012 Student Choreography Award. Following my graduation, I was accepted as a Trainee with Light of the World Ballet, continuing my training to a professional level for the next three years. Currently, I am pursuing my MA in Expressive Arts Therapy and Certification as Dance Movement Therapist. My desire is to take the training I have acquired in multiple dance forms and movement and help children suffering with abuse and trauma have an outlet to express their complex feelings.

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The goal of the Dance Studio is that the student, through process implementation, will grasp the spirit of life, manifestation of feelings, consistency of learning and the ability to create from their own personal level. Through the language of movement (dance), our hope is that the student will be able to recognize energy, texture, line, and emotion. It is of the utmost importance that each student understands they can perceive and create without judgment.

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It is our intent that our dance students will be able to see the world from a more aesthetic point of view, enriching their lives and offering them an entry, from which they may appreciate all movement, in every walk of life. It's about more than dance, healthy minds, creative & confident in all they do…