Leah Brady (Director) - A former BSDPA alum, Leah received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance from Kent State University in 2008. While at Kent, Leah performed in works by Cliff Keuter, Kimberly Karpanty, Kora Radella, Gina Kohler and other various choreographers. Leah was also honored to have a featured role in American modern dance pioneer, May O'Donnell's historical work, Suspension (1943), reconstructed and staged by Barbara Allegra Verlezza and Sabatino Verlezza. Upon graduation, Leah furthered her professional career with Project606 in Chicago, Illinois, a Modern Dance Company, for three years.
Carissa Bishop - Originally from Rome, New York, Carissa studied under the instruction of Charlene and Cristina Topor and her mother Leah Bishop at Empire Center of Dance. Carissa studied many forms of dance including tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, contemporary, modern and acrobatics. Carissa is currently a student at SUNY Brockport where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and a Bachelor of Science in Health Science. Carissa is also the captain of the Brockport Dance Team and the production head for the Student Dance Organization.
Lindsey Rozzi - A former BSDPA alum and director, graduated from SUNY Brockport with a Masters degree in Choreography and Performance. Through her studies she had the opportunity to work with many artists such as Tim Draper, The Jose Limon Company, Ellis Wood and Randy James. Lindsey also held a position at School of the Arts in Rochester, NY.
Stephanie Tozer - An alumna of BSDPA, Stephanie received her Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Arts for Children in May of 2012. Stephanie then continued her studies at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf/Rochester Technical Institute and received her Bachelor of Science in American Sign Language/English Interpreting. Stephanie has been an instructor at BSDPA since 2008, where she has taught various ages and forms of dance.
Kathy Rubenacker (Seasonal Instructor) - A BSDPA alum, Kathy has been dancing since the age of three and trained at BSDPA for seven years where Kathy was also assistant teacher in the classroom. Kathy was also assistant choreographer on multiple junior high and high school musical productions during her time at Brockport High School. Kathy is currently a student at SUNY Potsdam where she is pursuing a BA in Dance. Kathy will be holding a teaching position while on breaks from college where she will further her teaching and choreography experience.