Staff & Graduates

School Owner/Director

CAROL KAUFMAN RILEY graduate of this school and former Radio City Music Hall Rockette, as well as performer in musical productions regionally. Her credits as a choreographer include MTV video, and local community theater productions. As a teacher of physically, mentally challenged, and gifted students, she taught for the N.Y.C. Board of Education, and at the Kaliski Country Day School, and Montessori on the Park. Her professional memberships include Lifetime Member of The Dance Educators of America and American Guild of Variety Artists. As a dedicated teacher, her continuing goal for the past thirty years has been to bring a strong knowledge and love of dance and fitness to all her students.

Founder
HANNAH KRONER studied and performed in Europe and the U.S. As a lifetime member of Dance Educators of America, she taught at their conventions and teacher training school. In the school she founded in 1947, many of her students have gone on to professional careers in dance, theater, TV, and teaching, which have established her nationally as a teacher’s teacher in the dance profession.

Co-Founder
EVELYN SUMMER is a graduate and co-founder of this school. As a N.Y.S certified teacher and lifetime Dance Educators of America member, she has developed many programs in this school. Her love and compassion for all students have inspired many to pursue dance and teaching goals.

Graduates and Staff:
Susan Agin: Managing and artistic director for Queensboro Community College Performing Arts Center.

Doreen Alderman: performed on Broadway in 42nd Street, founded own dance studio in Ca.

Nancy Baron: TV, Broadway performer, developed program for developmentally challenged children and adults.

Loretta Becht: Dance Teacher in our school. Performed in Queens and throughout Long Island including the Herrick’s Community Players.

Heather Blake: Graduate of our School, & Masters Degree in Teaching Special Ed. Dance Teacher & Competition team at HK school.

Danielle Cretaro: Graduate of our School. BA in Theatre Arts at Queens College. Choreographer & performer for regional theatres. Helped develop competition team in our school.

Elena Commendador: danced with the Alvin Ailey Company, currently teacher and administrator for their school.

Andrea Green: performed on Broadway, national tours, and at Lincoln Center, is a vocal coach for Broadway performers.

JoAnne Greenbaum: teaches critical thinking at Ca. State University, Fullerton.

Judy Jablon: an educator and published author of books for teachers and administrators.

Ruth McGuinness: N.Y.S. certified teacher, MA. Special Education. As staff member for over 25 years, she has developed the Tots (2), Tot and Mom program, & Camp Dance Arts summer programs.

Melanie Pomerantz: HK Staff teacher, B.A. in Dance De Sales University.

Regina Sachelari: Dance Teacher in our school for over 12 years. Expanded Dance program in our special education for children & adults.

Robert Spiotto: Artistic director for community arts programs and producer of special events for Hofstra University Cultural Center.

Samantha Witt: Earned a BFA in Dance with a concentration in Jazz Performance from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She has toured nationally and internationally with various companies. She has also taught throughout the NY and Pennsylvania areas.

Sharon Wendrow: performed in Corps de Ballet at Radio City Music Hall, choreographer of musicals, and director of her own school in Queens. As staff member, she has developed the Musical Theater program and Stretch Pilates.

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