Maureen Gelchion has owned and directed Astoria Dance Centre Inc., in New York, for 35 years. Maureen manages a staff of 10 employees and 5 assistants. Her school, which enrolls over 400 students, offers a variety of music and acting classes, including a Broadway Bound program. The Dance curriculum at her school is extensive and she directs several unique preschool and pre-ballet programs. Maureen also owns a separate dancewear store to service dance studios throughout her community. She shares the management of her businesses with her husband Tony Corso who teaches acting at their school. Together they have presented seminars for “Husband and Wife” school owner teams.
Maureen has been teaching dance for 42 years. In this time she has served as panelist for the United Dance Merchants of America and presenter for Project Motivate, the DanceLife Teacher Conference, the DanceLife Retreat Center and she is on the Board of Advisors for the International Dance Entrepreneurs Association. Maureen is also a member of Dance Educators of America, the Associated Dance Teachers of New Jersey and the National Dance Education Organization and is an advocate of the National Dance Week foundation.