"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

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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 faculty for 2019

Kozul, Katie

Katie Kozul began her dance training at the Gold School in Brockton, Massachusetts under the direction of Rennie Gold and her mother, Kathy Kozul. She attended the Walnut Hill School for the Performing Arts and later went on to the Alvin Ailey/Fordham University BFA program. Kozul joined Hubbard Street 2 of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago as an apprentice in September 2012 and was promoted to company member in August 2013. She had the opportunity to perform...

Lamontagne, Debbie

Debbie Lamontagne graduated from the Dance Teachers Club of Boston Education Course in 1973, is now Co-Chair of the program and is a 45 year member of that organization. While attending Castle Junior College in Windham, New Hampshire, Debbie became the co-director of Marilyn’s School of Dance in 1973. She then became the director of North Andover School of Dance & Gymnastics in 1986. Debbie’s early dance training took place in Lawrence, Massachusetts under the direction...

Lee, Dean

As one of the top teachers and choreographers in the UK, Dean's wealth of experience and passion for the industry transcend into a challenging, inspiring and informative class. Dean is a firm believer that the focus and origin of dance is derived from a solid technical background. As well as challenging routines and Rep work, Dean will work with the class to channel their energy, style and technique in order for all dancers to achieve...

Mahler, Roni

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 of Dennis Nahat’s Ballet San Jose in California, where she taught, coached and performed “character” roles with that internationally-acclaimed ballet...

Mailloux, Lisa

Lisa Mailloux is the former owner/Director of Steppin’ Out Dance Studio of Portsmouth, RI.  The studio was in operation for 25 years, with hundreds of students passing through its’ doors. Her students have gone on to dance in higher education, own studios, perform in companies, on cruise ships and in national tours. Lisa is a founding board member of The International Dance Entrepreneur’s Association (I.D.E.A.), founded in 2016 by Mr. Rhee Gold.  She is a...

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 added another location in Milton, MA in 1997 and then merged both studios into the current 8,000 square foot Quincy location in 2009. Currently Teri...

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 recording artist “Mya". Ricci also taught competion kids in New Jersey and joined up with some guys to create the original cast of "Break the...

Mosqueda, Erin

Erin Mosqueda specializes in bookkeeping services for dance studios. Erin has been involved in dance in one form or another for the majority of her life and attributes some of her happiest moments to her dance experience. After earning a bachelor’s degree in accounting, Erin began her career at a CPA firm in New Mexico. Throughout nearly six years of work as an auditor, she realized a passion for working directly with clients and making...

Napper, Lane

Some of you may recognize Lane Napper from the hit television show, "Victorious" where he played the schools hip and Zen Guidance Counselor. Or you might know him as "Ernie", Sam's former dance instructor in the tap-dancing episode of "iCarly". Some of Lane’s choreography can be seen on television shows such as, "Game Shakers", "Henry Danger", “Sam and Cat”, "Victorious", “iCarly”, “Drake and Josh”, and “Zoey 101”. This Thanksgiving, look for Lane's choreography in the...
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