Caroline Van Austin

Our Director

Miss Caroline is a Member of:

Dance Masters of America, Connecticut Chapter 18 

Dance Masters of America, Certified Test to Teach 

Dance Teachers’ Club of Connecticut 

Dance Educators of America

National Association for Dance and Affiliated Arts

Berlin Jr. Woman’s Club

Greater New Britain Arts Alliance

 

Awards:

Berlin Board of Education 1998 & 1999

Berlin Chamber of Commerce: Community Service Award 2000

CT Outstanding Women in Leadership 2001

Willard School Volunteer Award 2003

Extraordinary Dance School–2006–DAP

Berlin Summer Youth Theater Scholarship Award

Artistic Director

The Nutcracker

Choreographer

Connecticut Cabaret Theater

Newington Childrens' Theater

ACT 2 Theater

Albertus Magnus College

Schools Attended:

Hartford Conservatory, Hartford, CT

The School of The Hartford Ballet, Hartford, CT

Harkness House–Performing Arts Center,

Dance Educators of America Training School, NYC

American Dance Machine, NYC

Hanover & Barbizon Modeling & Acting School

Hartt School of Music

Gloria Jean's School of Dance

Lillian Sjovall School of Dance

Showstoppers, Revolution, Starpower National Champion, Overall High Score, Award Winning Coach & Choreographer Top Teacher Award

Hope DiPietro

Performing Arts Educator & Associate Director

Award Winning Coach & Choreographer

Member of: Professional Dance Teachers Association of America

Board of Directors, Director and Choreographer: Newington Children’s Theater Company (NCTC)

Graduate of: Central Connecticut State University

Alumna: Caroline’s Dance Center, LLC: Dance Legacy

Choreographer & Associate Director: The Nutcracker

Darling Team 2020

Nicole Ciriello

Performing Arts Educator,

Competition & Dance Team Choreographer and Coach

Graduate of The Hartford Conservatory, 2001

Director: Visual Rhythm Dance Company

Alumna: Caroline’s Dance Center, LLC: Dance Legacy

Alvin Ailey Dance Co.-NYC, Synergy Dance Company

Fred Astaire Dance Studio & Broadway Dance Center

Co-Choreographer: The Nutcracker. Dance Team Choreographer & Coach, 2014 Disney Team Choreographer & Coach, Acro Coach

Platinum Award Winning Coach & Choreographer, Grand Supreme Champion

Production Dance Team 2020

Gina Scacca

Performing Arts Educator,

Competition & Dance Team Choreographer and Coach

Alumna: Caroline’s Dance Center, LLC: Dance Legacy, Visual Rhythm Dance Company.

Competition: Dance Team & Diva Team Choreographer & Coach, Gym Team Coach. Berlin Cheerleading Coach. Co-choreographer: The Nutcracker.

Choreographer: NCTC. Lead Roles In: The Wizard of Oz, Cinderella.

Platinum Award Winning Coach & Choreographer, Grand Supreme Champion Production Dance Team 2020, Diva Team 2020, Jewel Team 2020

Kristen Holmes

Performing Arts Educator, Competition Choreographer & Coach

 

Graduate of St. Joseph’s College, West Hartford

Alumna: Caroline’s Dance Center, LLC: Dance Legacy. Visual Rhythm Dance Company

Co-Choreographer: The Nutcracker. Award Winning Coach & Choreographer 

Assistant to Jacques D’Amboise Summer Dance Series at St. Joseph’s College (5 years).

Showstoppers, Nexstar and Starpower Platinum Award Winner.

Julianne Balavender

Diamond Team, Starlett Team & Competition Solo Coach

 

Attending Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT.

Member of: CCSU award winning Dance Team.

National Title Winner & Dance Champion

Danielle Gabor

Performing Arts Educator

Graduate of Central CT State University, 2011, Bachelor’s in Psychology.

Graduate of Springfield College, 2013, Master’s in Social Work.

Alumna: Caroline’s Dance Center, LLC: Dance Legacy, Member of: Visual Rhythm Dance Company

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