Royal Dance Center is proud to present our fabulous studio director, Rosa D'Aleo. Miss Rosa began her magical journey dancing in New York City. She has been performing for 30 years, and instructing for 18 years. She performed at the Westbury Music Center and participated in multiple holiday parades. Throughout her life, she has competed in the areas of Jazz, Hip-hop, Tap, Ballet, and Acro. Miss Rosa truly loves every style of dance and this has been, and always will be, her true passion in life! She is also a certified teacher and currently teaches middle school grade levels. Miss Rosa looks forward to an enchanting future as the proud owner of Royal Dance Center. The words she lives by are, "If you can dream it, you can do it!"
Introducing Miss Michelle our new office Manager! Miss Michelle started dancing at the age of two, and later developed a passion in high school when she joined the competition dance team in her senior year. After high school, Michelle made a tough decision to give up dance and pursue her dream of working in the fashion industry. She graduated from The Fashion Institute of Technology in 2015 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, specializing in Handbag + Footwear Design. Since then, Michelle has designed handbags for Steve Madden, Henri Bendel and Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet. In 2018, she opened her own Graphic Design Studio, where she designs logos and websites for local small businesses. Michelle is excited to have dance back in her life again by joining the Royal Dance Center team as their Studio Office Manager!
Introducing Award Winning Choreographer Miss Ashley! Ashley has trained in numerous styles such as ballet, tap, jazz, hiphop, contemporary and more for 16 years! She has been teaching dance for 6 years. Ashley had the opportunity to work with professional choreographers and received numerous scholarships including Monsters Cast Nominees, ASH Apprentice, The Pulse on Tour and Jump. She continues her training at brickhouse NYC with a professional hiphop company “generation x” and performs at NYC events including Time Square open houses and many professional night clubs. We are so excited to have Miss Ashley as part of our royal family!
Liz Ditroia is an innovative dance and fitness professional who is constantly being inspired by new and exciting opportunities. She began her training at L.A. Dance Studio where she was accepted as a dance company member. She continued her training at Studio D Dance Centre where she was a principal dancer in the senior company. She has participated in numerous regional and national competitions throughout the NY and NJ area. She has performed at the Lupe Fiasco Toyota Park show in Chicago, as well as the NY Dragons Arena Football half time show. Her television credits include Nickelodeon’s “A Walk in Their Shoes.” Most recently she can be seen in Enerskin’s newest info commercial. She has received top recognition for her creativity and uniqueness that she brings to her routines. Competitions have awarded her routines “The Most Entertaining” and “Excellence in Performance.” Liz’s love for dance and fitness makes her energy infectious! Liz is also a certified Zumba instructor and part time soccer player.
Miss Kayla has been dancing since she was 2, and has danced under the direction of Miss Rosa since her early dancing days. She has been dancing at RDC since we opened, and was the youngest dancer in RDC’s Senior Lyrical Class at the age of 8. She was a Student Teacher for 5 years before becoming one of our newest Teachers. She has also been a competition dancer since the age of 9. She has taken countless master classes with famous instructors, such as Broadway and TV star Rachelle Rak, Radio City Rockette Bailey Callahan, Choreographer Brandon Von Ohlen, who has worked with artist such as Meghan Trainor and Silento, and many more! Miss Kayla has also attended many dance conventions such as Beyond the Stars, Starbound and Tremaine, where she took classes with Paula Abdul, Derek Hough, and Tiffany Maher! Teaching dance has always and will always be a passion for Miss Kayla. She will continue to spread her love for dance throughout the many children she will go on to teach.
Miss Catherine has been dancing since the age of 3 under the direction of Miss Rosa. She has been with RDC since we opened and a Student Teacher for the past 5 years. She has been on the RDC Competition Team since our first season. Miss Catherine has taught children of all ages, including a senior class. She is our youngest teacher, yet very experienced. Miss Catherine has been awarded at competitions, conventions, and previous recitals for her commitment, dedication and excellent performance quality. She has taken master classes with famous choreographers, such as Joshua Allen, “So You Think You Can Dance”, Derek Hough, Paula Abdul, and Delaney Glazer (who has toured with Justin Bieber and Chris Brown). Miss Catherine is a very passionate and dedicated dancer. She is a role model to everyone at our studio and will continue to be as one of our instructors!
Miss Ally has been dancing since the age of three and has been dancing under the direction of Miss Rosa for the last 10 years. She has been with RDC for the past 6 years and recently joined Royal Dance Center’s Competition Team in 2020. Miss Ally’s preferred styles of dance are Lyrical, Contemporary and Jazz. She enjoys teaching children of all ages. Miss Ally danced for her high school, St. John the Baptist’s Dance Team from 2017-2020. She was also a choreographer for 3 years for students in grades 9-10 in the Contemporary and Jazz style. She has 2 years experience student teaching children from ages 18 months-10 years old. Miss Ally has also played basketball for 5 years on a travel team and twirled for 2 years. Miss Ally is a very dedicated and loving person and has been an amazing role model to all of the dancers at RDC! She looks forward to sharing her passion for dance!
Miss Emily has been dancing for fifteen years under the direction of Miss Rosa and has been competing for over 7! Emily has worked with all ages of children, including 18 months all the way to adult. She especially loves the styles: Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Tap! Miss Emily won “Miss Senior Emerging Artist” at the dance competition StarQuest in March of 2021! She has taken master classes with Comfort Fedoke from “So You Think You Can Dance,” Hip Hop dancer TheJonaShow and Radio City Rockette Bailey Callahan! She was a captain on her high school’s dance team where she helped keep everything organized, while performing a lead role in the performance! She even works as a daytime Camp Counselor at a camp during the summer! Miss Emily has been a part of the RDC Student Teacher staff for over 2 years now and will now be joining us as an RDC Teacher come Fall 2021. Miss Emily is a great role model to all the students at RDC! She is organized, dedicated, always willing to put others before herself and will continue to do so as she becomes a Dance Instructor!