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Roni Mahler

Roni Mahler is a former ballerina who was trained by the renowned Madame Maria Yurieva Swoboda. Ms. Mahler performed principal roles with American Ballet Theatre and the National Ballet of Washington (D.C.), after beginning her career in her teens with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. For over three decades, Roni was the Artistic Associate...

Julie Kay Stallcup

Julie Kay Stallcup is a nationally recognized leader in dance education.  Her seminars and engaging keynote addresses are sold out at dance teacher conferences and conventions across the country. Her success is a result of integrating high-quality, rigorous dance training, and a commitment to mentor each and every dancer with integrity and compassion. In 2006 Julie...

Erik Saradpon

Erik Saradpon represented in choreography by MSA Agency, Erik Saradpon is a nationally distinguished choreographer and teacher. As a graduate of San Diego State University, he is known for founding his professional dance company, FORMALITY, and directing the hip hop program at Temecula Dance Company. Erik has choreographed for the boyband New District, under the...

Chasta Hamilton

Chasta Hamilton is the Owner and Artistic Director of Stage Door Dance Productions in Raleigh, NC and the former founder and editor of The Dance Exec, an online resource and seminar series for dance educators that TutuTix acquired in 2016.  She is a Park Scholarship Alumna of North Carolina State University where she is a...

Thelma Goldberg

Thelma Larkin Goldberg founded The Dance Inn, a Lexington dance studio serving more than 400 students weekly, in 1983. As Executive Director of Dance Inn Productions, she produced annual International Tap Day Festivals from 1997-2013. She writes the monthly Tap Tips article for the Dance Studio Life Magazine and is on the faculty of the...

Diane Gudat

Diane Gudat is a freelance writer, teacher and choreographer from Indianapolis, Indiana. She now teaches at the studio she owned, The Dance Company, for more than 26 years and has been a dance educator for more than 40 years. She is the author of seven dance books specifically designed for the dance teacher: "The Time...

Tricia Gomez

Tricia Gomez, Global Director of Rhythm Works Integrative Dance and creator of the popular Hip Hop In a Box, is considered a pioneer in early childhood hip hop education. She’s blazing a new path of opportunity for students who have learning differences and special needs by educating dance teachers on all aspects of becoming an...

New faculty will be added regularly as they are confirmed.