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Julie Jamieson

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 teacher and currently teaches English as a New Language at Mary McLeod Bethune School 45 in Rochester.

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Tammi Columbo
Dance Instructor

Originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, Tammi Colombo has made Rochester, NY her new 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), Mini 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. 

Kiara Kolaczyk
 Dance Instructor

Originally a USAG level 9 competitive gymnast, Miss Kiara has been dancing for over 10 years performing and competing in ballet, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, contemporary, musical theater, and tap. 

 

Participating in a variety of dance workshops around New York State tuahgt by professional dancers such as Francisco Gella, Matthew Mancuso and Twitch, Kiara was named top soloist for teens at both That's Entertainment and Rising Star dance competitions. 

 

Kiara has coached the IGC gymnastics team at Gold Medal Gymnastics, taught martial arts at Fairport Karate Academy, and helped with hip hop classes at Platinum Dance Company. She continues to dance, perform aerial arts, and teach yoga while finishing her bachelors degree and MBA at Stony Brook University on Long Island. 

Sarah Spindler
Costume Coordinator

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.

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