Dance Team - Coaches

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Head Coach

Natalie Ward - a choreographer, teacher and performance artist based in New York City. She received her BFA from George Mason University in 2009. She has performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Center of the Arts in Fairfax, Virginia and the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center in New York. Natalie has participated at the Vienna International Dance Festival in Austria under the training of Bruce Taylor and Peter Jasko, the America College Dance Festival in Radford, Virginia, New York Summer School of the Arts in Saratoga Springs, New York under Carolyn Addams as well as appearing in filmed choreography by MariaColaco Dance. An active member of the New York City dance community, she has assisted in master dance classes at Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway as well as being a master class assistant for Frank Hatchett’s Street Jazz and Progressions at the Dance Teachers Magazine Conference. Natalie has worked as a dancer, dance teacher and dance administrator and continues to teach Contemporary, Ballet, Lyrical, Modern and Hip Hop at various private studios and schools in New York City. 


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Former Staff

Francine DeSancits, Head Coach 1994 – 2002

Karen Lee, Assistant Coach 2000 – 2002, Head Coach 2003 – 2007

Wendy Garofoli, Assistant Coach 2002 – 2005

Katie Evans, Assistant Coach 2005 – 2006

Alexandra Stylianos, Assistant Coach 2009 - 2011

Bernadine Goldberg, Assistant Coach 2004-2007, Head Coach 2007 - 2011

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