Andrea Stratford - Executive & Artistic Director
Andrea has been the director of Connecticut Dance since it's conception in 1989. She is a highly trained, experienced, professional dancer who is dedicated to the instruction of proper dance technique as well as to the enjoyment of the art.
Andrea, whose love for dance is lifelong, has taught since high school and continued to instruct while attending SUNY Buffalo as a dance major. She performed with a professional production company touring throughout the United States and the Caribbean, becoming dance captain and co-choreographer as well as a performer who appeared on national television.
In 1988, after touring with the company for five years, she returned to her first love, teaching. Andrea remains current in the dance field by frequent visits to New York City to continue her own training. She has also choreographed for many local theatre productions.
All of our instructors are highly trained, experienced and nurturing. Our positive, non-competitive atmosphere and view on teaching, is the basis of our success and the staple of our philosophy.
Tracie Alley - Tap, jazz, and acro
Annie Brancucio - Ballet, pointe, modern and pilates
Erin Collins - Irish Step
Emily Cieniawa - Hip-hop, ballet, tap and jazz
Amy Gallagher - Lyrical, ballet, tap and jazz
Kim Grabarz - Ballet, tap and jazz
Marilyn Lodato - Ballet, tap, jazz and creative
Sandi Logan - Ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, creative and theatre
Jackie Baia - Ballet, tap, jazz and hip-hop
Kim O'Halloran - Ballet and tap