Faculty

 

Director: JOCELYN HRZIC

Administrative Assistant: RENEE ANDERKO

Monterrey: TRACIE STANFIELD, PHIL ORSANO,  JOSHUA PELATZKY,  CAT COGLIANDRO

Altoona: CRYSTAL FRAZIER, DARRELL GRAND MOULTRIE,  JOSHUA PELATZKY,  BRICE MOUSSET, NATALIE ORTIZMARTELL RUFFIN, DANIELLE BOWER,  KATELYN MOSS

TRACIE STANFIELD – {Monterrey}

tracie headshot1As one of the top teachers in New York City, Tracie Stanfield brings energy, style and passion to her students across the world. Known for inspiring and challenging classes, Tracie’s work focuses on moving beyond the steps to allow each dancer to find their connection with breath, emotion and movement. Building on the technique of ballet, the bold rebellion of modern contemporary and the passion and pulse of jazz dance, Tracie’s classes are explorations in PURE DANCE. In addition to her classes at Broadway Dance Center, Tracie serves as Artistic Director of Synthesis Dance Project, a contemporary lyrical concert dance company based in NYC. Over the past decade, Synthesis Dance Project has held annual New York City seasons with additional extensive touring throughout the United States. International engagements with Choreographer Tracie Stanfield include Japan, Turkey, Costa Rica and Canada with upcoming residencies scheduled in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. Successful US engagement highlights include Boston University, Towson University, Hollywood Performing Arts Center and select local community festivals such as The Grier Gala in Pennsylvania, The Bluegrass State Dance Festival in Kentucky and SoNo Arts Festival in Connecticut. In addition to annual seasons, additional special New York engagements include performances at Symphony Space, The Duke, Joyce SoHo, Dixon Place, Untermyer Park in Yonkers, NuDance Now Festival at Riverside Church, The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row and Cool NY Dance Festival in Brooklyn. On the faculty of Broadway Dance Center, Tracie Stanfield continues to teach master classes, workshops and residencies for organizations such as The Rock School, K-Broadway/Tokyo, Joffrey Ballet School, The University of South Carolina, Mesa State College, Sureste Dance Festival (Mexico), The International Dance Festival’s Summer Intensive (Artistic Director),Marymount Manhattan College, The Grier School, The Pulse on Tour, Dance Masters of America, Dance Educators of America, Motion Dance Convention, The Gold School, Spirit Dance Academy (Costa Rica) and more!

PHIL ORSANO – {Monterrey}

Phil OrsanoPhil Orsano, was born in Queen, NY and began his training at the Long Island High School of the Arts. After spending two years at LIHSA, Orsano went on to further his training at Southern Methodist University (SMU) where he received his B.F.A. in Dance Performance. Here he performed works by Martha Graham, Alvin Ailey, Max Stone, Danny Buraczeski, and many others. Not only was Philip able to train at SMU as a dancer, but he was also able to teach, choreograph, and present his own works. Orsano has had the honor to have worked and toured with such companies as Hubbard Street 2 and Complexions Contemporary Ballet. At these companies he was able to work with such choreographers as Dwight Rhoden, Desmond Richardson, Igal Perry, Jae Man Joo, Robert Battle, Christian Spuck, Yarden Rhoden, Brian Enos and many others. Orsano has also taught for many schools around Chicago and the states for Hubbard Street 2, as well as teaching for Complexions Summer Intensives and guest classes around the world. Commercially, Phil has had the opportunity to work on the Italian TV Program AMICI di Maria di Filippi for two seasons, choreographed by Danny Ezralow. He also can be seen on an epsiode of MOBBED, hosted by Howie Mandel, on a skit “Head Swap” on the JIMMY FALLON SHOW, and on THE CLIENT LIST promo soon to be out in theaters with Jennifer Love Hewitt. He has performed for Madonna’s Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Project, Dana Foglia’s VATIC, the Ellenie Universal CityWalk Show, on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills with BP MAJOR, KINNECT Xbox360 in Times Square featuring Lady Sovereign and Ne-Yo, and others. Music Video credits include Debbie Gibson/Jace Hall video Electric Youth Reloaded, Kaya Jones Release the Energy, and Meta and the Cornerstones The Lost Girl video.

JOSHUA PELATZKY –  Judge {MONTERREY}
Joshua Joshua Pelatzky, originally from California, received most of his training in Dallas, Texas, beginning with Irish Step dancing then moving into other forms. At 15, he was asked to join the Bruce Wood Modern Dance Company as an apprentice before becoming a company member the following season. He continued his training at the Alvin Ailey School, Broadway Theatre Project and Ballet Magnificat.
He has performed in musicals such as The Music Man, Bye Bye Birdie and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and was offered a swing role in the first National Tour of ‘CATS’ at 16. Joshua has also been seen in industrials for Bob Mackie, J.C. Penney, L’Oreal and the Designers Institute Foundation Fighting AIDS. He staged an industrial for Diesel in the south of Italy, for which he also performed in. He made an appearance in Opera Pacific’s ‘Aida’ in Orange County, simultaneously serving as assistant choreographer.  Joshua was featured on Style.com/Vogue  in their ‘Model Challenge’ series. He has assisted Michèle Assaf in many endeavors, one of the latest being the Learning Channel’s Medical Miracles featuring Phineas Newborn and the Tezero Live @ DVD series, where he was a featured dancer as well. Joshua has performed pieces of many choreographers, some of the more popular at the moment being Mandy Moore, Desmond Richardson, Wes Veldink, Margie Gilis and Bruno Collinet. Recently he was seen in the MTV VMA’s performing choreography by Travis Wall.  And was a featured performer in Terry Beeman’s ‘Mental Head Circus.’  Joshua just got back from Australia where he was a cast member of Debbie Allen’s ‘Freeze Frame.’ Joshua has received many awards for choreography including Choreographer of the Year and Young Choreographer of the Year. He has been featured in several showcases internationally including Carnival, Broadway Underground, Sirens After Dark, Botega, World Dance Movement and Broadway a Tropea. Joshua choreographed and danced in the Darwin Deez’ music video ‘DNA’ which landed him a nomination for a UK Music Video Award. He has also been commissioned to set site specific work for art gallery openings. He has taught contemporary and street jazz throughout Japan, Canada, France, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Holland, Spain and Isreal. Joshua is on faculty at Broadway Dance Center in New York City and at The EDGE in Los Angeles.  Also follow him around the world at World Dance Movement.
CAT COGLIANDRO – {Monterrey}

Cat.jpegA native of Houston, Texas, received her BFA in Dance from SUNY Purchase. Since then, she has worked with choreographers such as Al Blackstone, Tyce Diorio, Mike Esperanza, Jason Gorman, Juliette Irons, Erica Sobol, Sonya Tayeh, Teddy Tedholm, Jaci Royal and Andrew Winghart. Her credits include So You Think You Can Dance, America’s Got Talent, The 2014 Gypsy Awards, and The Pulse on Tour. She was one of the featured “From Stage to Studio” teachers in the December (2014) issue of Dance Teacher Magazine and was also named one of Dance Spirit Magazine’s “13 of the Dance World’s Hottest Young Choreographers” in November (2014). Cat is currently on faculty at Broadway Dance Center and The Edge, and guest teaches at studios such as Millennium Dance Complex (LA and Pittsburgh), Peridance and Movement Lifestyle. She also taught for The Pulse on Tour Annual Teacher Workshop, Wild Dance Intensive and Turn It Up Dance Challenge. Cat’s work has been presented at The Young Choreographers Festival, Young! Tanzsommer, Sirens After Dark, Jared Grimes’s Feel Good, Dancin’ Downtown at The Joyce, Riverside Church, Raw Artists (NYC), Club Jete, Dixon Place, The Pulse Showcase Finale in New York City and Carnival LA.

CRYSTAL FRAZIER – Judge {Altoona}
Crystal FrazierCrystal Frazier is from New Jersey where she began her dance and gymnastics training at the age of 6. She received her Degree in Dance and taught several years as an Adjunct Professor at The University of the Arts. Currently she performs with “Rennie Harris Puremovement” and has made appearances in “Heaven”, “Rome and Jules”, Illadelph Legends, Middle East Tour and Dance Magazine to name a few. Performance credits include the VH-1 Fashion Awards, BET’s Comicview, the BET Awards, MTV’s Lip Service, and MTV’s Global Groove. She was the featured dancer and choreographer for Grammy Award winning artist, Jill Scott’s “Big Beautiful Tour”. She has had the opportunity to be in the swing cast for the Groovalos Show in LA, the Italy Tour with Kathy Sledge, make an appearance in the movie “Beloved” as well as the show “Monk”, and many more. Crystal’s choreography has been featured nationally and internationally for shows such as The Fringe Festival, The Garden State Dance Festival, 76ers Dance Team, The Rock School, Earl Mosley Institute of the Arts, Hip Hop Extravaganza in Bermuda, Taipei University of the Arts in Taiwan, Cruzan Dance in St. Croix, Encore Danses En Tourneau and Dance Ability in Canada, August Wilson Dance Centre Ensemble and many more. She is also an adjudicator for the Miss America Organization, DanceQuest in Canada and Director for Dancers Inc. Competition and Convention. She is the former Co-Founder of Montazh Performing Arts Company where in 2006 she received an “Art and Change” grant fromthe Leeway Foundation for “Ladies of Hip Hop”. Currently, Crystal is the Assistant Artistic Director for Rennie Harris R.H.A.W., Director of Puremovement Kidz, Assistant Artistic Director for Hope College’s Reportory Company and teaching Tap, Afro-fusion and Hip Hop at Hope College in Michigan.  
Darrell Grand Moultrie – {Altoona}
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Darrell Grand Moultrie is one of America’s very diverse and much sought after choreographers and master teachers. A recipient of a Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship Award, he is one of the few choreographers working in the Theater, Modern, Ballet, and Commercial dance genres simultaneously Darrell has created and staged multiple works for The Juilliard School Colorado Ballet Cincinnati Ballet, BalletMet Columbus, Ailey 2, Sacramento Ballet, and Milwaukee Ballet. His work has also been commissioned by North Carolina Dance Theatre, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, Atlanta Ballet, Tulsa Ballet, Richmond Ballet, and Smuin Ballet. He has also taught and choreographed at many universities throughout America such as Ailey B.F.A Fordham, Point Park University, CalArts, New York University, Dartmouth College and Stanford University. Recently he set new works for Dance Theatre of Harlem, Oregon Ballet Theatre, and The Boston Conservatory. Most recently, Grammy Award winning recording artist Beyonce selected Darrell as one of her choreographers for her Mrs. Carter World Tour. He also recently collaborated with Tony Award winning hoofer Savion Glover on a new dance project. Tony Award winning director Diane Paulus tapped Darrell to choreograph the original musical Witness Uganda at American Repertory Theater that she directed. The show is currently in previews Off-Broadway at the Second Stage Theater under it’s new title Invisible Thread. As a performer, Mr. Moultrie was seen in West Side Story in Milan, Italy, at the world famous La Scala Opera House. He has also appeared on Broadway in the smash hits Hairspray The Musical with Harvey Fierstein, and Aida where he understudied the role of Mereb, performing opposite Toni Braxton. Darrell was also an original cast member of the Tony Award winning musical Billy Elliot. Darrell is a proud New Yorker, born and raised in Harlem. He is a proud graduate of P.S. 144, Laguardia High School, and The Juilliard School.

BRICE MOUSSET {Altoona]

Brice Mousset Pic.jpgMr. Mousset is a French artist residing in NYC. He’s the founder, Artistic Director and Choreographer of his project base dance company OUI DANSE created in 2013, which was the REVERBdance award winner and audience favorite for its first year and received standing ovations at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and Ailey Citigroup Theater in 2014.
Mr Mousset received grants from The Edward Sulzberger Foundation and sponsorships from Entrust Partners LLC for his artistry in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Today, Mr Mousset is creating a new work developed in the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation New Directions Choreography Lab. He’s also creating a new work for OUI DANSE commissioned by Luminaria Arts Festival. Brice Mousset studied psychology and human sciences before falling into the world of dance. His talent caught the attention of distinguished choreographers and he danced in prestigious companies, operas, musicals, concerts and television programs worldwide. In high demand as a Teacher and Choreographer, Mr Mousset teaches and choreographs for institutions such as SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance, Alvin Ailey (solo BFA Senior Program and Lab Residency), French Academy of Ballet, Broadway Dance Center, Peridance Capezio Center, STEPS on Broadway, Joffrey Ballet and many more from Central and Latin America, Europe and Asia. All this rich experiences offord Mr Mousset many opportunities to share his artistic vision, creating works for Operas, Musicals, Concerts, Circus, Film, Off-Broadway and Broadway Productions, Fashion Events and Commercials Master of space transformation and interactive shows Mr. Mousset also created numerous sold out dance installations.

 

NATALIE ORTIZ – {Altoona}

akaNATALIE2.jpgNatalie Ortiz is a native of San Antonio, Texas where she studied various disciplines from a young age at San Antonio Dance Academy. She is a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College, with a B.S. in Business with a concentration in International Business. Natalie is an original member of OUI DANSE contemporary dance company created by Brice Mousset. She is also his assistant choreographer. She has exclusively trained under Brice Mousset in contemporary dance and has had the privilege to be featured in his award winning works: Travailler at The Salvatore Capezio Theater and French Amour at St. Marks’ Church. With OUI DANSE, Natalie had the honor to perform at the Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out Series, Skirball Center of Performing Arts, REVERB Dance APAP, Nudance at Riverside Church, and many more. In addition to performing, she has had the pleasure to be Brice Mousset’s assistant choreographer for Broadway Bares 2014 & 2015, Nuvo TV upfronts, and Wolford Pure 50 NYC fashion event. Natalie also has a thriving commercial career. She trained under Rhapsody James in her Motivating Excellence season three commercial training program. Natalie has had the opportunity to dance for Kanye West in his My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy shows and is featured in his music video Lost in the World. She has also had the opportunity to dance for Alicia Keys on the MTV VMAs (Luam), Pharrell (Fatima Robinson), The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Neyo, for Athleta during Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week and more. Natalie has danced on Glee (Fox), Saturday Night Live (NBC), The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with David Letterman (CBS), commercials for MTV, VH1 plus, Sharp Aqous and industrials for Kahlua, Allergan and more. She was also a fitness dance expert on the Six:02 Fit Crew for Footlockers newest store, Six:02 in 2013-2014.

MARTELL RUFFIN – {Altoona}
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Martell Ruffin (Chicago, IL) founded by Pierre Lockett began his formal dance training at the Joffrey Ballet Chicago in 2009. Later he attended “The Chicago High School for the Arts” (Chiarts) under the direction of Lisa Willingham, former dancer of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. Mr. Ruffin has attended dance intensives at Joffrey Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Complexions, and received first place in the all-city NAACP ACT-SO Competition 2011 while dancing in Chicago. From 2013 Mr. Ruffin has trained on Scholarship at the Ailey school. He has performed works by Lisa Willingham, Earl Mosley, Darrell Grand Moultrie and Matthew Rushing among others.

 

DANIELLE BOWER – {Altoona}

HeadshotDanceExB&WDanielle Bower began her training in West Chester, Pennsylvania with the Chester County Ballet Company and with The Rock School West. She attended The University of the Arts in Philadelphia and, after graduating, resided in Bermuda dancing and choreographing for the Bermuda Music Festival, United Dance Productions and Tappers off the Hoof. She has been on Hip-Hop faculty at the Koresh School of Dance, Contemporary faculty at Millennium Dance Complex in Philadelphia, has head coached the Rustin High School Dance Team, has been on staff at Broadway Dance Center, and continues to choreograph and teach for multiple companies and dance schools throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. As a dancer, she has worked professionally for Montazh Performing Arts Company and ContempraDance Theatre, along with performing in additional projects for various choreographers in Philadelphia and New York City. She is a Contemporary guest teacher and substitute at Broadway Dance Center, Peridance and STEPS on Broadway and teaches convention classes for National Dance Showcase and Take Center Stage Dance Challenge. Danielle is also the Artistic Coordinator and a Company choreographer for The Rock School West where she has been on faculty since 2003. Currently she performs with SynthesisDANCE, a New York City Contemporary Ballet company under the artistic direction of Tracie Stanfield and most recently she is on full time dance faculty at The Grier School, an all-girls prep school in central PA.

KATELYN MOSS – {Altoona}

FullSizeRender katelynKatelyn Moss grew up dancing at The Dance Club in Orem, Utah, where she trained extensively in all styles of dance. During high school she was awarded numerous scholarships and national titles through NYCDA, Nuvo, The Pulse, and West Coast Dance Explosion. At age seventeen, Katelyn became the youngest member of Odyssey Dance Theatre, a professional company based in Salt Lake City, Utah under the direction of Derryl Yeager. With Odyssey she performed
the works of Mia Michaels, Dee Caspary, Travis Wall, Justin Giles, Jason Parsons, and Mandy Moore on stages across the country as well in Germany, Turkey,and Switzerland. She currently resides in State College, PA and is a full time staff member at The Grier School.

JOCELYN HRZIC – Director
Joci hrzicCreator/Artistic Director of the Grier Gala Performance/Workshop. She danced professionally with Maxine Sherman’s Company in NYC. She also danced with Theatre West Virginia where they were asked to perform at The White House. She was Dance Captain/Line Captain for
Norwegian Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean. She is Head of Dance for The Grier Summer Dance Intensive, as well as teaching for Point Park University International Summer Program, and Allegheny Ballet Company Summer Program. She taught a master class for ACDFA held at Penn State University’s campus. She graduated from Point Park with a BA in Dance and also studied on full scholarship at the renowned Steps on Broadway in NYC. Joci teaches master classes and choreographs for Penn State University, Muhlenberg University, La Roche College and Allegheny Ballet Company. Joci was selected as a finalist for the Dancing Under the Stars Festival in Palm Desert, CA and also as a finalist for Jazz Dance World Congress Choreography Festival in Chicago. Recently Joci was selected again as a finalist for Jazz Dance World Congress Choreography Festival. Joci has been the Director of Dance for the Grier School for twelve years. 
RENEE ANDERKO – Administrative Assistant
 Renee AnderkoRenee Anderko, born in Altoona, Pennsylvania, attended Altoona Area High School and graduated in 2007 as Valedictorian of her class. She proceeded to also graduate from the Pennsylvania State University as Valedictorian in May 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Arts and a minor in Spanish. After receiving her degree, she moved to New York City and spent one year training with Pascal Rioult Dance Theatre. Currently, she is working for Shen Wei Dance Arts and New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble as a Development and Administrative Associate.
 

 

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