• All classes are taught by experienced professionals providing a positive and challenging program for every student. The faculty of Grossi Dance & Performing Arts Academy (GD&PAA) has extensive performance credentials, broad experience with numerous dance companies, dance teams and theaters. Instructors are certified by Dance Master of America and the National Association of Dance and Affiliated Arts (NADAA) Nurturing and professional teaching techniques are the cornerstone of Grossi Dance & Performing Arts Academy.


  • 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 RSVP Video Productions, Linda joined the staff at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford, CT. While at The Bushnell she was appointed Associate Producer and Senior Manager of Programs and Producing, where she contracted Broadway and non-Broadway programming, developed new producing efforts, coordinated casting for touring companies and Bushnell Productions, and organized master classes with Broadway cast members.

    During this time she was production manager for The Bushnell’s premiere producing effort of The Music Man - A 50th Anniversary Tribute in 2008 with Shirley Jones and Patrick Cassidy, Greater Tuna in 2009 and Warriors Don’t Cry in 2010. In 2007, 2008 and 2010 Linda produced and directed the Martin Luther King Celebration performances and coordinated casting for The Music Man, Greater Tuna, Whistle Down the Wind and High School Musical at The Bushnell.

    Ms. Regulbuto’s experience as a professional dancer, choreographer and director led her to numerous theatrical and television performances, including her top favorites: A Chorus Line, 42nd Street, and Me and My Girl and was a choreographer for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City for 11 years.

    Linda has served as a CT chapter vice president for the National Association of Dancers and Affiliated Artists (NADAA), competition judge for NADAA and several dance and talent competitions throughout the country as well as appearing many times on faculty. She continues to conduct master classes and seminars, and has been a lead consultant with Regal Productions Consulting to several dance companies, performing arts schools and theater organizations in the New England and New York areas. Linda was accepted into the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) for her accomplishments in the performing arts industry, and was recently awarded Woman of The Year by the NAPW.


  • 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.

    Patrice has been on the faculty of Connecticut Dance School in Fairfield, Connecticut since 1987. She is also a rehearsal assistant for the school's annual Nutcracker production. Ms. Logan was on the faculty of Glastonbury Dance Center in Glastonbury, Connecticut teaching and choreographing for 25 years. As a faculty member of the Carousel of the Fine Arts, Patrice taught ballet and jazz classes at Samuel Staples School in Easton, Connecticut. Ms. Logan has also performed with City Chapters through Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut and Annex Dance Company through Hartford Conservatory in Hartford, Connecticut.

    Ms. Logan has been a part of RISCA, Rhode Island State Council of the Arts, as a judge for competitive grant awards and fellowship awards in dance. Patrice has also been a judge for NADAA, National Association of Dance and Affiliated Arts, Inc., national competitions.

    Patrice has set a standard of excellence in dance training for pre-ballet, ballet, and jazz students. She is regarded as a master teacher and has conducted many successful teaching training workshops along with community demonstrations.

    Patrice joined the faculty of Grossi Dance & Performing Arts Academy in 2012.


  • 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 dance forms throughout her years dancing; and encourages dancing for fun!

    Miss Nicole taught classes and worked with students at The Connecticut Concert Ballet, Dance Academy of Somers, The Dance Connection, Leaps and Dreams Performing Arts, Summit Studios, Center Stage Dance Academy, American Dance Academy, Pure Imagination Theatre and Dance, and Dance Progressions; however decided to focus her attention solely on Grossi in 2010. Along with teaching and choreographing at studios Miss Nicole also coaches the award winning Ellington High School Varsity Dance Team throughout football, basketball and the competitive dance season.

    Miss Nicole is excited to be continuing with her students, new and old, in the upcoming dance season!


  • Miss Courtney — Instructor

    Miss Courtney has been dancing since the ripe age of two and began her journey with GD&PAA when she was twelve years old. Prior to her instruction at GD&PAA, Miss Courtney trained as a competitive dancer in a previous studio for over eight years and has studied all forms of dance. Since joining the Grossi family, Miss Courtney became a member of Ms. Linda Regulbuto’s first ever Senior Performance Company when Ms. Linda continued the legacy of Grossi Dance and continued to be a lead dancer in the Company until she graduated in 2016. In 2014, Miss Courtney became the first student from GD&PAA to be selected as the Youth Representative for the New England chapter of the National Association of Dance and Affiliated Arts (NADAA) , where she represented all of New England at the NADAA National Convention. During her time at the studio, she ventured through the rankings from student assistant, to teaching assistant, guest instructor, stage manager and instructor under the guidance of the staff.

    She is a GD&PAA graduate and received her B.A. from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH, in Elementary Education. In the spring of 2021, Miss Courtney will be receiving her Masters of Education in Special Education Literacy from the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, CT. During her time at Saint Anselm, Miss Courtney was a member of the College’s Dance Team and Dance Club all four years. She had the opportunity to choreograph pieces for their annual showcase through Dance Club, and engaged in high-energy routines that were performed at football and basketball games while on the Dance Team. Her senior year, Miss Courtney served as captain for the Team, broadening her instruction sights as she choreographed high-intensity pom routines. Miss Courtney has taught master classes at GD&PAA and taught to large groups of dancers during weekly Dance Club meetings at Saint Anselm. 

    She has taken multiple master classes from world-renowned choreographers as she attended several NADAA workshops during her time as a student at GD&PAA. Miss Courtney also took a professional level class with Nicole Manelas, former line captain for the Patriots Cheerleaders. In the summer of 2015, Miss Courtney spent two weeks studying under Earl Mosley at his Earl Mosley Institute of the Arts Summer Intensive Program. There, she spent two weeks learning from different instructors and performed in two separate semi-professional performances. 

    Miss Courtney is thrilled to be on staff for GD&PAA and is excited to continue her professional career. She can’t wait to help dancers find their passion and help them to grow not only in their dance skills, but to help them develop as individuals as well.


  • Trish Reagan — Instructor

    Mrs. Trish Reagan has been dancing at Grossi Dance & Performing Arts Academy since 2005; previously studying jazz and tap while growing up in Worcester MA. 

    She is a graduate of George Washington University with a BA in Communications and currently works as a licensed Massage Therapist.  Ms. Trish is on the Board of the CAST Children's Theatre in Manchester and helps with children's programs at her church in Tolland.  She has two talented children, Madalyn, who has been dancing at GD&PAA since 2006 and her son, Jude, a GD&PAA Company member, since 2015.

    Ms. Trish started as a staff member in 2018 and is excited to be a part of the great team at GD&PAA!


  • Melissa Strauss — Instructor

    Mrs. Melissa Strauss is a certified music teacher who has been in the school systems for 13 years teaching chorus, drama and music.

    She holds a Bachelor’s in Education and a Master’s in Curriculum writing.  She has directed and acted in many shows and musicals including “Camelot”, “The Secret Garden”, “Annie”, “Peter Pan”, “Hair”, and many others. 

    Melissa currently owns and teaches private piano and voice lessons for Strauss music out of her home and joined the staff of GD&PAA in 2018.  Melissa is happily married with four children and three stepchildren, who also dance, sing and act with GD&PAA!


  • Ashley Garcia — Instructor

    Mrs. Ashley Garcia has been dancing with Grossi Dance & Performing Arts Academy since 2013 taking Jazz and Tap. Previously she studied and performed for over 20 years with Woodbury Academy of Dance, Dance Magic and the Danbury Music Center. 

    She is a graduate of Delaware Valley College and is pursuing a degree at Post University. Ms. Ashley is excited to join the staff of GD&PAA and to help young dancers grow in their love of dance and creativity.


  • Anna Strauss — Instructor

    Miss Anna is a graduate of GD&PAA and has been dancing at the studio since the early age of the five. Prior to instruction, Miss Anna was also a lead dancer in the Senior Performance Company and rose through the ranks as a student assistant, teaching assistant and assistant instructor under the tutelage of the GD&PAA directors and staff. Since her graduation in 2019, Miss Anna has been attending the University of Connecticut and is in the Neag School of Education, close to completing her Bachelors and Masters in 2023! Miss Anna focuses primarily on elementary level  instruction at GD&PAA, in alignment with her degree, but has branched out in the year prior to teach our new K-Pop class, which she has enjoyed. Over the years Miss Anna has been concentrating on classroom management, choreography and performance technique in all styles of dance, and providing a safe and fun environment to learn! She is a well-respected instructor who holds herself and her students to the mission of the studios!

    This is Miss Anna's fourth year teaching and she is grateful to be working with the students and staff who inspired her to pursue her career in education. She is also excited to continue to guide and support her new and old students in the coming year! 


  • Ashley Jones  — Instructor

    Miss Ashley is a graduate of GD&PAA and attends Central Connecticut State University. She has been dancing since she was 2 and began dancing with GD&PAA in 2010. She was an original member of the company and was a senior company member for 4 years. Her favorite style of dance is tap! Miss Ashley is very excited to share her love for dancing while teaching!


  • Alexia Rae Bobrowski​  — Instructor

    Alexia Rae Bobrowski​ ​grew up in Tolland, Connecticut where her spark for dancing ignited from classes at a local dance school since the age of 2. When an opportunity presented itself, she continued her commitment to dance as a Trainee at Joffrey Ballet School and moved to New York City at the same time earning her High School diploma online. After high school she continued her artistic and personal growth while participating in workshops, juggling three jobs preparing her for a diverse future in the arts. She gained a passion for teaching at Doreen's Dance Center of Colchester, CT ranging in various ages from 2016-2019. This ultimately led her to attending the Boston Conservatory at Berklee from 2017-2021. For real world experience she assisted at The Elliot School to gain pedagogic experience. Under the umbrella of education she has attended summer intensives including Paul Taylor, Mark Morris and Joffrey West. Alexia has performed works by Mark Morris, José Limon, Catherine Coury, Bradley Shelver, Daniel Pelzig, among other internationally recognized choreographers. She is grateful to everyone who she has learned from and worked with while in school. An eagerness to know more about every angle of dance led her to become DANCE NOW NYC’S first Programming Intern. Alexia is looking forward to spending a life in dance. 

  • Banner photo courtesy of Liza Nowicki.