Owner, Creative Director, Instructor
Miss Julie has been teaching dance for over 20 years throughout New York. Miss Julie grew up in Horseheads, NY and danced there with The Dance Experience. She also had the opportunity to dance at yearly summer camps with renowned choreographer Bob Rizzo. Miss Julie then gained experience teaching at The Dance Experience, Elmira Gymnastics Club, Let’s Dance, and Dancer’s Alley.
She graduated with a BS in Education from SUNY Fredonia in 2003. While at Fredonia, Julie was voted President of the SUNY Fredonia Dance Team, choreographed for the Orchesis spring dance concerts and taught at Dynamics Unlimited Gymnastics. Miss Julie graduated From SUNY Brockport in 2006 with a MS in Education with a concentration in Arts for Children. While at SUNY Brockport Miss Julie taught creative movement classes with the Greece School District and SUNY Brockport as well as other local dance studios in the Rochester area including Studio 19 and most recently Platinum Dance Company. Julie also danced professionally with the Rochester Knightingales Dance Team. She is a certified English As a New Language teacher and has taught for the Buffalo Public Schools, Rochester City School District, and will be teaching in the Gates Chili School district beginning in fall 2022.
Originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, Tammi Colombo has made Rochester, NY her home! Tammi received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre with a Minor in Dance Performance from Southern Utah University in 2017 where she took on such roles as Elizabeth Proctor (The Crucible), Mimi Marquez (RENT), Marcy Park (The 25th Annual...Spelling Bee), among many others.
While in Utah, Tammi wore many hats at the Neil Simon Festival as an Actor (Philia in 'A Funny Thing...Forum', Brooke/Vicki in 'Noises Off'), Stage Manager (Broadway Bound, Biloxi Blues, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, The Star-Spangled Girl), and Company Manager. She also appeared at the Utah Shakespeare Festival in Henry V (Soldier/Boy),The Three Musketeers (Elise, Sister, Ensemble), and The Punch and Judy Puppet Show (Punch Puppeteer). Since moving to Rochester in 2018, Tammi has had the pleasure of performing as Alice in 'You Can't Take it with You', dancing in 'The Bodyguard', and throwing punches in ‘Man of La Mancha’. Tammi served as an instructor for the 2019-2020 season at Rochester Conservatory of Dance teaching ballet, tap, jazz, and musical theatre for ages 7-Adult.
Amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, she was fortunate enough to choreograph for the OFC Creations ROC Summer Experience (Aladdin Jr., Willy Wonka Jr., and Sound of Music) with mask and face shield in tow. She was most recently seen in OFC's production of Chicago in Summer 2022,. Miss Tammi is also certified Massage Therapist at It Hurts So Good in Greece.
As a lifelong dancer, Miss Andrea couldn’t be happier to spread the joy of dance to the next generation.
Beginning at the age of 6, Miss Andie danced at various studios in her hometown of Amsterdam, NY, including 3 years of competition dance in hip hop, lyrical, and jazz. Her love of choreography and performance led to 4 years as a majorette for the Amsterdam Marching Rams kickline team in high school, captaining the squad for 2 years. She danced with the Brockport Dance Team in college, and enjoyed stints on semi-professional dance teams including the Amsterdam Zephyrs, Amsterdam Vibe Dance Team, Albany Conquest "Treasures" Dance Team, and Rochester Rhinos.
A perpetual student herself, Miss Andie has also taken dance workshops at Broadway Dance Studio, and with the Radio City Rockettes, Misha Gabriel, and Ivan Koumaev.
When she’s not in the studio, Andie’s putting her Doctorate of Physical Therapy to work helping others find movement at The Arc Wayne. In her off time, you can find her listening to Taylor Swift (yup, she’s in the top 5% of T Swift listeners on Spotify!), reading books in her pink-themed living room surrounded by her 4-legged friends, bingeing shows on Netflix, or rounding up countless veggies from her garden.
Ms. Sarah Spindler has been designing professionally since 2004. She has a dual degree from LeMoyne College in English and Theatre Arts. Her Masters is in Adolescent Education from Roberts Wesleyan College. She designed costumes at The Aquinas Institute of Rochester, where she began her teaching career. Favorite designs include A Raisin in the Sun, Damn Yankees, and She Kills Monsters. She also directed and designed The Children’s Hour, A Shayna Maidel, and Almost, Maine. Ms. Sarah now designs at FLCC, where she has designed Little Shop of Horrors, The Timid Dragon, and Picasso at the Lapine Agile. She has also designed for Gifford Family Theatre, the Redhouse Theatre, Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, and Rochester Dance Theatre. When not costuming, Sarah teaches ELA 12 and is an Instructional Specialist at Monroe 2 BOCES.
Miss Alex is returning to dance. She was a competitive dancer in Rochester for over 10 years. She loves to dance contemporary and tap! When she isn't dancing you can find her hanging out with her husband and six children. She jokes, that you can drop your kids off and she wouldn't even notice! Welcome, Miss Alex!