• ABOUT GROSSI DANCE & PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY

  • About Grossi Dance & Performing Arts Academy  - Vernon Connecticut

    Proper dance and performing arts training is beneficial in so many ways. Thorough technique promotes good posture and coordination, muscle strength and flexibility. Good training promotes musical appreciation and artistic and creative expression as students learn to channel their energy constructively. Dance and theater arts training encourages poise, style and polish, giving a healthy respect for one's body and mind. Discipline learned in the dance and theater classes can be applied to life and school work as students learn to be better organized and gain responsibility and admiration for themselves and for the others in class.

    Classes are held in a wide array of dance genre and performing arts programs. Two fully appointed dance studios with specialized dance flooring Dancers and Company Performers and are involved in community outreach and service, enrichment activities, special appearances, collaborative and volunteer engagements such as Relay for Life, Special Olympics, Vernon Community Arts Council (VCAC), performances for The Bushnell, Senior Moments Presentations, Library lecture demonstrations, GD&PAA family field trips to musicals and productions, dance workshops, Master Classes, National Dance Conventions, and more!

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  • MEET THE GD&PAA FACULTY

  • Linda Regulbuto — Owner / Artistic Director

    Linda Regulbuto is the Owner and Artistic Director of Grossi Dance & Performing Arts Academy in Vernon, CT. After 22 years as owner, director and administrator of Steppin’ Up! Dance Studio & Companies and...

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  • Patrice Logan — Instructor

    Patrice Pudvah Logan holds a teacher's certificate in Dance Pedagogy from the Hartford Ballet. She continues to train at University of Hartford Community Division, Broadway Dance Center and master classes throughout the region...

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  • Nicole Michaud — Instructor

    Miss Nicole has worked at the Grossi Dance & Performing Arts Academy (GD&PAA) for the past eight years teaching jazz, tap, contemporary and hip hop! A lifelong student of the GD&PAA, Miss Nicole has studied various...

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  • Marla Mozzer — Instructor / Piano Accompanist

    Marla Mozzer is a dancer, actress, pianist and singer.  She has been teaching dance for over 15 years, mostly teaching pre-dance to the youngest dancers, and tap and jazz to kids and adults of all ages. Marla currently...

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  • Shannon Walsh — Instructor

    Originally from Glastonbury, CT Shannon received early training from the Hartford Ballet School under the direction of Enid Lynn. She continued her studies with Connecticut Concert Ballet under the direction of David Lawrence and...

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  • Jennifer Perosky — Instructor

    Jennifer Perosky shares her love for dance and rhythm with us in her High Energy ZUMBA class! Jennifer has been a licensed Zumba instructor for two years. She continues her education and creativity by attending fellow...

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  • Kelly Tierney — Instructor

    Kelly Tierney has been dancing for 18 years. She attended Glastonbury Dance Center for 15 years where she studied tap, jazz, and ballet and was a featured performer, competitive dancer and teaching assistant. She...

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  • Katherine Marple — Instructor

    Katherine Marple is a licensed Zumba Instructor and is certified in CPR/AED. She believes in celebrating the things your body can accomplish, one step at a time. With enough patience and practice, you can accomplish...

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  • Beth Regulbuto — Guest Teaching Artist

    Miss Beth Regulbuto has been dancing since the age of 7. Under the direction of Linda Regulbuto, Beth started teaching dance as an assistant at Steppin’ Up Dance Studio in Somers, Connecticut at the age of 12 and continued...

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  • Kerri Allison Smith — Guest Teaching Artist

    Kerri Allison Smith holds a BFA in Acting with an independent study in Dance from the University of Connecticut. On a four year scholarship at UConn, Miss Smith excelled in Shakespeare and Jazz Dance, studying under...

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  • Sydney Susino — Guest Instructor

    Sydney started dancing at the age of 2, and training competitively by the age of 11 in Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Ballet and Hip-Hop. She attended Wagner College in Staten Island, NY and graduated in 2014 with a B.S. Degree in...

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  • Keith Leonhardt — Guest Instructor

    Keith Leonhardt is a native of Suffield, CT and received his training in musical theater & vocal studies at The Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, The ONYX Sound Lab Recording Studio: Artist Development, Singer/Songwriter...

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