FACULTY

"It is a wonderful thing to be able to be around so many dance educators who are focused in the same direction with a variety of approaches. I have always loved what I do and your amazing faculty reaffirms that!"
                      ~Marcia Sarosik, Marcia Sarosik Dance Studio; So. Lake Tahoe, CA

Diverse teachers, speakers and special guests come together to bring you traditional and innovative curriculum. Along with our successful business presenters, you will find no better faculty than those at DanceLife Teacher Conference. Their up-close and personal approach will inspire you to be the best version of yourself!

MEET THE 2020 FACULTY

Hubela, Geo

With over 20 years experience in the Entertainment Industry, GEO Hubela is a Choreographer, Artistic Director, Dancer & Teacher. He also is Co-owner and Director of one of New Jerseys leading Dance Education facilities, ICON DANCE COMPLEX, home of the ICONic Dance Company. GEO has choreographed internationally for stage and...

Knecht, Fred

Fred Knecht has been a dance educator for more than sixty years, serving as a master teacher, school owner and world respected artist. Mr. Knecht has served as a faculty member for the Dance Masters of America and the Dance Teachers club of Boston’s Teacher’s Training Programs. He has served...

Mangiaratti, Teri

Teri Mangiaratti is the owner and artistic director of In Sync Center of the Arts in Quincy, Massachusetts. In Sync teaches over 1,500 students weekly in various dance, toddler, music, theater, and art programs. In Sync opened in 1996 in Weymouth, MA, and is celebrating its 24th year in business. She...

Michaels, Jessica

Jess, a native of Newtown, CT, has over 10 years of national and international professional dance performance experience that took her from New York City to Los Angeles to London to Tokyo. With her business savvy and entrepreneurial drive, Jessica’s non-performance achievements include: Co-Founder/ Dance Director of the Atlantic Arts Academy,...

Milan, Brittany

Brittany Milan began her dance journey at the age of 2. She grew up dancing at her mother’s dance studio, Summit Dance School, in Detroit Lakes, MN.  After graduation Brittany went on to receive a BFA in Dance at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.  Since her graduation in 2006...

Milan, Ricci

Ricci Milan attended Larkin Dance Studio for 12 years. He then did the "New York Thing" for a year. In that time he performed tap and hip-hop dance for the NBA, PBS, Compaq Computers, choreographer showcases, botmisfas, the NCAA final four, on subway platforms, and he worked with award winning...

Morgan, Stacey

Stacey Morgan is a passionate dance educator from Australia. After dancing professionally overseas and in Australia in Musical theatre productions such as Grease, Gypsy and 42nd Street, Stacey graduated university with a Bachelor of Creative Industries in Dance and a Bachelor of Education in Drama from the Queensland University of Technology. She...

Neal, Patty

Patty Neal is the founder and CEO of the Dance Spectrum studio in Buffalo, New York. Ms. Neal started dancing at the age of 7, and taught her first dance class at age 16. While teaching dance and attending nursing school in the 70’s, she was a principle member of “Am...

Nemr, Andrew

Andrew Nemr is considered one of the most diverse tap dance artists today. An international performer, choreographer, educator and speaker, Andrew has played with Grammy Award winning musicians across multiple genres, founded the tap dance company Cats Paying Dues, directs the Tap Dance Freedom education platform, and co-founded the Tap...

Perna, Hedy

Hedy Perna and her husband Patrick are celebrating over 30 years as owners of the Perna Dance Center, a family owned and operated, non-competitive dance studio in Hazlet, New Jersey. Hedy is active in dance organizations that promote the education of teachers and students.  She is President Emeritus of Associated...

Saradpon, Erik

Erik Saradpon, represented by MSA Agency, is the Founder of professional dance company, FORMALITY, and Director of Hip Hop at Temecula Dance Company. He has taught for Dancerpalooza, The Pulse, 2 Days in OC, Broadway Dance Center, Pineapple Studios, and Dance Teacher Summit. He has assisted Tessandra Chavez, Brian Friedman,...

Schrader, Derrick

Derrick Schrader is a touring faculty member of Tremaine Dance Conventions and the Assistant Director of the Tremaine Performance Company. Incorporating his musical upbringing and extensive fusion training in all genres of dance, his classes are always something exciting and unique. His work focusses on musicality and intent and has...