Kathleen stead

Kathleen stead

donna fusco

donna fusco

artistic Director

When you can dance, I can really love.

director of operations

 &  Dance Instructor

Miss Donna started dancing when she was 2 years old after being diagnosed with pigeon toes. Her doctor prescribed dance as her treatment. Donna started at Steeltoes the first year it opened and has been teaching and managing all these years. She is certified by Dance Educators of America and has taught ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap, and creative movement for ages 2-adult. 

 

TEACHERS

gina oliverio

gina oliverio

KRISTIN COYLE

KRISTIN COYLE

RENNIE PETERKIN

RENNIE PETERKIN

MARIAh RESSLER

MARIAh RESSLER

TAYLOR MCLAUGHLIN 

TAYLOR MCLAUGHLIN 

BRITTANY MILLER

BRITTANY MILLER

ALLISON CLAIRE VAN CURA

ALLISON CLAIRE VAN CURA

 
Miss Gina started dancing when she was 3 years old at various studios throughout Rockland County, she danced at Steeltoes when she was 6 years old & Miss Kathy was her teacher! She started out as an assistant teacher when she was 18 years old and has been with us ever since. She has since become a certified dance instructor teaching Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop & Ballet to all ages throughout her years here at Steeltoes.
 
If you stumble, make it part of the dance.
 
This is Rennie’s 2nd year at Steeltoes Dance Studio. She has been dancing for over 10 years and still enjoys every minute of it. Rennie studied dance at Hunter College, participated in the Summer Performance Workshop at Alvin Ailey, Summer Conservatory Program at Stella Adler Studio of Acting, and most recently flew to California to partake in Debbie Allen’s Summer Dance Intensive. She enjoys teaching, and loves seeing the progress of students as they bring her work to life. The passion the students have mimics her own and she is enjoying her time at Steeltoes Dance Studio
 
Mariah Ressler began her dance training at the age of 2, and has known that this was her passion ever since. She trained under Diego Funes throughout her high school career, and went on to train with him at Peridance Capezio Center in New York. She continued her studies at Stockton University where she was a dance major. While at Stockton she choreographed for numerous student showcases and dance concerts. She was captain of the Stockton University Dance Team and won numerous awards at competitions all over New Jersey and has danced for the Philadelphia 76ers pre-game show at the Wells Fargo Arena. She is currently furthering her studies in nutrition and exercise science at Montclair State University. Mariah is so excited to share her love of dance with the students at Steeltoes!
 
Taylor has been dancing for 15 years and recently completed her last year at her studio in Hackettstown, NJ. She attends Ramapo College of New Jersey as an Elementary Education major. She hopes to one day be, both, a school teacher and dance teacher. She looks forward to taking her first steps towards these goals at Steeltoes Dance as a teacher’s assistant and teacher.
 
Brittany is a New York City native. She started her formal education in the performing arts as a child at the Boys and Girls Harbor Conservatory, where she was trained in classical ballet, modern, and tap. Brittany also received musical training in classical piano, and is trained in the traditional technique and rhythms of the djembe and djun djun African Drums. Brittany attended Armstrong University where she studied Music Education and Exercise Science. While attending Armstrong University Brittany held the position as Dance Captain and choreographer for the Armstrong University Dance Team. Since college she has gained experience teaching at performing arts programs and camps where her goal has been to inspire others as well as peruse her passion for the arts through teaching.
 

Allison Claire Van Cura began her training at a very young age, and has worked with both current and former members of the New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Jacob’s Pillow, Alvin Ailey, the Eglevsky Ballet, NYU Tisch program and more. She studied the technique of teaching starting at just thirteen years old under the tutelage of former Alvin Ailey soloist, Valerie Feit. She has performed as a back-up dancer opening for artists such as Juelz Santana and in national televised programs. Most recently, her choreographic and dance expertise was featured on set and in multiple episodes of the upcoming television series “Big Dogs.” Allison has worked with many children over the years and has cultivated a true passion for the art of movement in dancers of all ages and abilities, and is so excited to have her own daughter on the way this year!

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