The Arts, Physical Education & Health

Joshua Levinson 7/9 Music Appreciation

Mr. L Info coming soon.

Mr. L BLOG

 

Christian Aldunate 6/9 Art Appreciation

Mr. C info coming soon.

Mr. C BLOG

 

Stephanie Falciano 6/7/9 PE Ballroom and Latin Dance

Stephanie Falciano earned a bachelor’s degree in Theater & Dance from Hofstra University in 1993, graduating after taking a semester off to tour China with a dance company in 1992.  She continued dancing abroad with several touring companies, performing in England and Amsterdam until 1999.  Her subsequent employment as a dance instructor by Fred Astaire Studios inspired her to seek out coaches Gary & Diana Mcdonald, for whom she taught from 1993 - 1998.

While teaching and competing, she also attended the School for film and Television at the three of US Studios in NYC. She acted in several student films for Hofstra TV in her spare time. Having to make a decision, dancing became the first priority.

Her most inspiring coaches in her competitive career were Victor Kanevsky, Rufus Dustin and Enrique Ramon. Throughout her time teaching, she competed in American and International Latin divisions, winning many open and rising star titles.  In 1998 she ranked 1st nationally in the U.S. Rising Star Rhythm Championship division. Successfully competing again after her first son was born in 2002 brought her American Rhythm and show dance open finalist in several competitions and winner of the American Star Ball 2006 show    dance. Now the proud mom of James (7 yrs.) & Giovanni (4 yrs.), she received “High Honors” in her Latin teaching and judging exams in 2005.

Stephanie is a member of I.S.T.D., N.D.C.A., and the U.S. Terpsichore Association. Licentiate Degrees are in International Latin, Theatre Arts, American Rhythm & Smooth. She is available for coaching, judging, shows and workshops. She is the director of  Dance With Us, on Long Island.

 

Simone Ousset 6/7/9 PE Ballroom and Latin Dance

Simone Ousset is a dance instructor and former dance studio owner. Simone has extensive dance experience for over 20 years having studied Ballet, Pointe, Ballroom, Latin, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Lyrical, Musical Theatre and Hip Hop. She has worked with children as young as 2 years old through adults and senior citizens and has extensive background in working with children with special needs.

She has been a guest performer at the following venues; Disney World, Fl., the Orange Bowl Halftime Show, Madison Square Garden, Great Adventure Theme Park, annually in the Nutcracker Ballet and at numerous community events on Long Island.

In March of 2007, she and her former dance partner took first place in all twelve of their ballroom dances at Tri-State Challenge, a ballroom dance competition. Simone led both company and adult ensemble students to perform at various community events as well as various competitions. The adult ensemble helped the studio to win Top Studio in 2007 at Tri-State Challenge.

Simone has received her Licentiate in Theatre Arts from Frank Regan, Director of Theatre Arts for USISTD. She is also a certified instructor for the Long Island Arthritis Foundation’s group exercise program.

Simone is a member of the United States Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, The National Dance Council of America, Inc, the National Dance Association, the National Association for Girls and Women in Sports, and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. She has been honored in both “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers” and “Who’s Who Among America’s Students”.

Ms. Simone BLOG

Lael Laderman 7/9 Fencing

Ms. Lael Info coming soon.

 

John Gonzalez 7/9 Fencing

Mr. John Info coming soon.

 

Casey Neilly 6/7/8/9 PE

Mr. Casey Info coming soon.

Mr. Casey BLOG

 

Stacey Altruda 6/7/8/9 PE

Ms. Stacey Info coming soon.

Ms. Stacey BLOG

 

Evelyn Ortiz 7/8 Health

Ms. O Info coming soon.