"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, Kathy

Kathy Kozul is a former member of Boston Ballet and Boston Repertory Ballet, where she also served as ballet mistress and faculty member. She has danced leading roles in Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Concerto Borocco, Allegro Brillante, and Tarantella. She has worked with many distinguished choreographers including Agnes DeMille, Merce Cunningham, and Choo San Goh. She is currently on the faculty at Walnut Hill School for The Arts where she also served as Associate...

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...

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...

Mahler, Roni

Roni Mahleris 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 troupe....

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...

Matkowski, Dori

Dori Matkowski is the artistic director and CEO for the Dance Dynamics Performing Arts Center in Michigan since 1982. After her own career in modeling, commercials, videos, dance, stage and acting, she now guides careers for students who are working all over the world as entertainers. Dori has served on the board for the Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce for many years. She has enjoyed directing and choreographing for local musicals. She has experience in...

Milan, Ricci

Ricci Milan attended Larkin Dance Studio for 12 years. He than 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...
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