2017 Summer Intensive
began her ballet training at age seven at the Ballet Barre School of Dance. Following her studies with Royal Academy of Dance, Curcio had the opportunity to perform The Nutcracker with the Donetsk Ballet Company of Ukraine at age ten. In 2003, she competed in Youth America Grand Prix, with the coaching of Leslie Browne. She received the silver medal at the Torrington, CT YAGP regionals and placed in the top 10 in the YAGP New York City finals.
Curcio was invited to join Pennsylvania Ballet as an Apprentice in 2007 and was promoted to the corps de ballet in 2009. There she danced featured roles in William Forsythe’s Artifact Suite (Other Person) and In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated, George Balanchine’s Rubies (Tall Girl), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hippolyta), Serenade (D
Curcio’s repertoire with Boston Ballet includes Mikko Nissinen’s Swan Lake (Big Swans) and The Nutcracker (Arabian); George Balanchine’s Episodes (Five Pieces) and Theme and Variations (Demi Soloist); and Jerome Robbins’ The Concert (Wife).
has been working in the LA commercial dance industry as a dancer and choreographer for many years now. A former Millennium Dance Complex and Debbie Reynolds instructor, She currently teaches an advanced jazz class at The EDGE in Hollywood. She was also asked to be the new international instructor at Broadway Dance Center Tokyo. Melissa performed on the AMA’S with Swizz Beatz, Chris Brown and Ludacris. Other artists she has danced for include European superstar Little Boots, Lil Mama, Kirk Franklin, TATU, Lil’ Bubba, and Gloria Gaynor. She has danced on the hit tv show 90210, The Latin Grammy’s, Miss USA Pageant, and the Mtv Movie Awards. She has also danced for Adidas, PlayStation, Armenian Music Awards, Med Assets, and a USO European Tour for our U.S. Troops. You can also catch her dancing in the new national commercial for Dish Network. Melissa has choreographed an industrial for Ducati, a commercial for Jacuzzi and multiple music videos. Melissa is a choreographer and former performer of “All Wheel’s Extreme,” a high energy extreme sports show you may have seen on America’s Got Talent. Melissa is also one of their rehearsal directors. Melissa was dance choreographer for Aerial Ice, who was also showcased on America’s Got Talent. Melissa is currently one of the resident choreographers at Knott’s Berry Farm where she choreographed The Haunt stage shows “Psycho Circus of Magic and Mayhem” part 1 and 2, “Ed Alonzo’s Funhouse”, “The Hanging” and “Bloomination.” She had the opportunity to work with Tyce Diorio preparing choreography for So You Think You Can Dance season 8 top 20 routine. Melissa has traveled internationally dancing, teaching, and choreographing throughout France, Italy, Spain, Japan, Korea, Mexico and Canada. She is also an instructor on The STREETZ dance convention.
is from Puerto Rico and has been dancing since the age of seven. She has trained extensively in all genres of dance from ballet to hip hop, and through her training has earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in Dance from The Florida State University. After receiving her degree, Ms Ashley joined the Denver based Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble in 2003. With the company she toured nationally and was a featured soloist in works by Talley Beatty, Christopher Huggins, and Alvin Ailey. After relocating to Los Angeles, Orialis expanded her dance career from concert work to commercial work. There she performed in music videos, stage shows and various industrials. She also had the privilege to work with Southern California dance companies including the Mark Goodman Tap company, Lula Washington Dance Theater and Liz Imperio’s Instincts Live Media. Her extensive background has enabled her to Instruct set award winning choreography all around the US. She presently resides in Southern California where she continues not only to train and perform as a professional dancer with the “Syncopated Ladies” but also shares her love of dance with her students.
is a young and innovative dancer/choreographer paving his way to leave a legendary mark in the dance industry. Originally from Carlsbad, New Mexico, Zachary started training at the age of 15 at Cheryl’s School of Dance training in all genres of dance. Shortly after, he was one of few selected to be an Elite Protege with The Pulse On Tour, touring the United States to assist renowned choreographers Brian Friedman, Mia Michaels, Tyce Diorio, Cris Judd, Dave Scott, and Laurie Ann Gibson. Once he completed touring, Zachary needed to further his learning, so he moved to Los Angeles where he soon received dance representation from McDonald Selznick Associates.
Zachary has danced for renowned artist Justin Bieber, performing with him at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards and dancing in his music video “Beauty and a Beat” featuring Nicki Minaj. He also danced for pop princess Rihanna on the hit TV show “The X- Factor.” Not only has he worked alongside artists, but also on hit TV shows such as Nickelodeon’s “Victorious” and Fox’s “The X-Factor,” Seasons 1 & 2. Zachary was also a character in the “Just Dance: Disney Party” video game.
Working alongside Dejan Tubic, Zachary has choreographed for MGM Grand’s Hakkasan Nightclub & Restaurant for some of the world’s best DJ’s, including Calvin Harris, Tiesto, Laidback Luke, and many more. Zachary is now traveling with DanceMakers Inc. as their pro assistant, traveling the country and teaching students to give out the love in the dance industry! Currently touring with Dancemakers Inc., he is continuing to balance his dance career while also adding his youthful and dynamic twist to this generation through his choreography!
teaches Jazz, Tap, Musical Theater and Lyrical as well as Judges and Choreographs nationwide for Dance Makers Inc., Southern Association of Dance Masters, Chicago National Association of Dance Masters, Jazz On Tap Festival and Jazz On Tap on Tour. He began dancing at age 12/13 with Master Teacher Ray Hollingsworth and has worked with stars such as Debbie Reynolds, Dolly Parton, Rita Moreno, Marie Osmond, Ella Fitzgerald and Bob Hope. Tom has danced at Carowinds, Busch Gardens and Tokyo Disneyland theme parks. Tom taught in Japan for Shojiku Kageki Dan and Osaka Kageki Dan National Dance Companies and performed, choreographed and trained dancers for Crystal Cruises where he co-choreographed many lavish productions. Tom was commissioned in the summer of 2014 by CNADM for a jazz piece that would open their banquet show honoring legendary Anne Reinking. Dance Studio Life Magazine has featured Tom in May/June and September/October 2014 issues in two articles on Judging Dance as well as how dance has changed in the 30 plus years he has been in this business. He has taught for Buffa’s Dance Studio Ltd. In the Washington DC area since 1984 and full time since 1996. Tom takes pride in knowing that he is not just teaching dance steps, but giving valuable life lessons to all of his students.