and extremely stylized; only three of the many adjectives used to describe
this multi-talented teacher-choreographer. His unique approach to
teaching combined with his understanding of the art keeps him in demand
all over the country. He has danced in such shows as 42nd ST,
CHESS, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and was part of the DIRTY
DANCING TOUR. Joe assisted with the West End show HOT MIKADO in London,
the Tony nominated Broadway show AIN'T BROADWAY GRAND, and the German version
of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Most recently Joe worked shopped the show
Contact for Lincoln Center choreographed by Susan Stroman. Joe has
choreographed shows for the HBO, Midas Muffler, American Express, and Merle
Norman Cosmetics. He teaches for many universities, dance companies,
and conventions throughout the U.S. as well as at home in the New York
area. Look for Joe's own series of videos available at www.joeistre.com.
Ingrid M. Pettus
was born in New York City and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
She received her training in dance at the Creative and Performing Arts
School in Philadelphia. She then attended Virginia Commonwealth University
and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree emphasizing in performance
and choreography. Ms. Pettus is the owner of Ingrid's Dance Theater
Inc. in Richmond, Va. She is also the Artistic Director of Interpose
Dance Company, a competition performing group of children with ages ranging
from 9 to 18 years old. Ingrid Pettus has judged many competitions
for Accent on youth and Stars of the 90's, to name a few. Ingrid
has been a guest artist at Longwood University, Henrico School of the Arts
and Louisburg College.
WNY native Darlene
Ceglia was a featured performer in New York and abroad with LEE THEADORES'
AMERICAN DANCE MACHINE, BELLETAP USA and in nationally televised specials
for ABC & NBC-TV. A former student of Sam Fiorello, Darlene has
appeared with Maruice and Gregory Hines, Judith Jamison, Bob Hope, Aretha
Franklin and Robert Goulet, among others. She
has taught at Harkness House and the Broadway Dance Center in NY, and currently
is a master class teacher for several major dance organizations as well
as private schools all over the country. Widely
regarded as a meticulous technician, Darlene has established herself as
one of the most innovative choreographers on the dance scene today.
She is also the artistic director of Darlene Ceglia's Dance Project which
in eight short years, has become one of the most highly regarded schools
for tap and jazz dancers in the United States.
Valetino R. Taguding
- actor, singer, dancer, model, magician, director, and choreographer;
graduate from Townson University where he was a nationally ranked gymnast;
received Towson's University's coveted Junior Scholar Athlete, Senior Scholar
Athlete of the year Awards; five year National Acrobatic - Dance Champion
and a three-time Grand National Dance Champion; danced on the hit television
show star Search; modeled for In Fashion magazine; choreographed for Busch
Gardens and Water Country USA; recognized as one of the top gymnastic and
acrobatic dance teachers in the country.