Directors/Faculty

Daniel Longo
Owner/Artistic Director

Daniel Longo, Co-Founder and Owner of East Coast Artists Dance Center is a choreographer, teacher and dancer from Long Island. He is a graduate of SUNY Fredonia with a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science and Dance, and Master's Degree in Business Administration from Dowling College. After appearing on Sesame Street when he was only 10 years old, Daniel has gone on to perform and choreograph for the Alvin Ailey showcase in New York City directed by Kat Wildish and continues to choreograph for their showcases. Daniel is a regional and national judge for several competitions including StarQuest, Kids Artistic Revue and International Dance Challenge. Daniel is also the co-founder Artistic Director of Arrhythmia Dance Company. Through Arrhythmia Dance Company, Daniel has choreographed for SUNY Oneonta, SUNY Binghamton, Silvercreek High School and has done master classes at SUNY Binghamton and Monticello High School and many other studios as well. He has also worked with Erica Sobol of colliEdance and Allison Holker from So You Think You Can Dance through Arrhythmia Dance Convention. Recently, Daniel’s choreography was chosen to go before the executive producers for the 2012 season of America’s Got Talent. Also in 2012, Daniel was personally hand picked by Katee Shean from Season 4 of So You Think You Can Dance to assist her at an Excel in Motion master class. Daniel was also chosen to work with Chehon and Eliana from Season 9 of So You Think You Can Dance for the official convention in Las Vegas. Daniel’s choreography was also chosen to present at the Young Choreographer’s Festival in NYC at the Symphony Space, as well as New York City's Dance Week at the Dixon Place. Most recently, Daniel was selected as a finalist for the Artist Simply Human's National choreography competition, theDANCEproject in Atlantic City.

Cassandra Scala
Ballet
Jazz
Tap
Contemporary

Cassandra Scala is a Long Island native and has been dancing for 15 years.  She has trained in various different styles of dance such as Ballet, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, and Tap.  Cassandra is the Dance Captain of Arrhythmia Dance Company, in which she has been a part of for the past four years. Through Arrhythmia Dance Company, Cassandra has performed at such venues such as Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater, Hunter College, The Symphony Space, and The Dixon Place. She has performed all over the country including Philadelphia and Boston. Cassandra has won overall high scores for her solos and has been recognized with special awards at regional competitions. In addition to competition, Cassandra has performed in many other places with her dance studio such as Madison Square Garden, Long Island Ducks Stadium and Nursing Homes. 

Warren Curtis
Tap

Warren Curtis: Broadway National Tour: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Blanco). Off-Broadway: Hazel Flagg (Billings); The Poisons (Mansard). Regional: West Side Story (Bernardo, Opera North); A Chorus Line (Don, Berkshire Theatre Festival); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Charles, Cape Playhouse); 42nd Street (Oscar, North Shore Music Theatre); The Boyfriend (Marcel, Maltz-Jupiter Theatre); West Side Story (A-Rab, Maine State Music Theatre); Sugar (Dude, Westchester Broadway Theatre). Film: Stumped. Concerts and Industrials for ABC Daytime and Mac. Proud member of Actors Equity Association.

Hali Bekofsky
Ballet
Pilates
Technical Progressions

Hali Bekofsky was born and raised on Long Island, New York. She was a competitive dancer from the ages of seven to seventeen and upon finishing high school attended the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where she graduated in May 2010 with a BFA in Jazz Dance Performance. While attending UArts she received the Faculty Award for “Excellence in Dance”, was a founding member and soloist of the Xhale Dance Company and simultaneously received her certification in Nutrition for Optimal Health, Wellness and Sports through Stony Brook University. After graduation she was honored to have the opportunity to dance for a year in Israel under the MASA Apprentice Program with Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company and upon returning to New York she worked with companies such as DeMa Dance Company, Leon Contemporary Dance Company, Amalgamate Dance Company, BEings Dance Company and performed different project works at the 2013 APAP Festival, 2012 NYC REVERBdance, The 2012 Young Choreographers Festival and as a dancer for recording artist Ja’Shayla at Gap Stores. She is currently a member of Michael Susten and Company and performed in the March 2014 premier of “Spring: Withstanding Winter and Bravely Surfacing, Reborn” as well as the November 2014 premier of “Fall: Heeding the Warning and Building Shelter to Surrender” and is looking forward to dancing in the company’s newest show in 2015-2016. In the summer of 2013 she enrolled in the Vinyasa Teacher Training Program with Yoga to the People (a Yoga Alliance registered program) and became a 200hr certified Vinyasa Yoga Instructor. She is currently a dance teacher in the New York City area, has taught at conventions such as Platinum Dance Experience and is an adjudicator with That’s Entertainment Performing Arts Competition. In addition, she is the Creator/Co-Owner of Mindful Practice Workshop: Conditioning and Wellness for the Competitive Dancer which was featured in the February 2015 edition of Dance Studio Life Magazine. ( www.mindfulpracticeworkshop.com )

 

Joseph Crescimanno
Owner/Artistic Director
 

Joseph Crescimanno the Co-Founder and Owner of East Coast Artists Dance Center. He is a choreographer, teacher and dancer from Long Island. Joseph received his earlier training from Tina Ciardullo as well as training from very well-known dancers and teachers throughout the country. He is a graduate of SUNY Fredonia with a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science and Dance. While at SUNY, Joseph was the head of the student dance company, Orchesis Dance Company, as well as a premiere dancer and soloist for the Fredonia Dance Ensemble. He has taught for several dance studios in Long Island where his choreography has gone on to receive high score awards at numerous competitions. Joseph serves as a regional and national judge for companies such as Kids Artistic Revue and International Dance Challenge where he gets to share his passion and knowledge with kids across the country. Joseph was chosen to work with Chehon and Eliana from Season 9 of So You Think You Can Dance for the official convention in Las Vegas. Through Arrhythmia Dance Company, Joseph has taught and choreographed for SUNY Oneonta, SUNY Binghamton, Silver Creek High School, Monticello High School and many others.  His company Arrhythmia Dance Company has performed at The Young Choreographers Festival, NYC10 and Alvin Ailey in The Kat Wildish Showcase. More Recently, Joseph's choreography was chosen as a Stand Out routine at the Artists Simply Human showcase. Joseph's most recent venture is as a Varsity Coach for the Sachem East Arrowettes Dance Team where this year they were awarded National Champions in Jazz and Hip Hop. As well as The Long Island Champions, in Jazz, Hip Hop, and Team Performance. He looks forward to inspiring and teaching children to be their best!

Marlon Mayers
Ballet

Marlon Mayers discovered his passion for dance at the age of 14 where he began his dance training when accepted into Frank Sinatra School of the Arts. While attending Frank Sinatra, he also attended Ballet Hispanico, The Abrons Arts Center and The Martha Graham school of Contemporary Dance. Graduating from Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in 2009, Marlon attended Marymount Manhattan College as a B.F.A dance major. Marlon has landed wonderful opportunities that allowed him to work with a wide range of choreographers from  different styles of dance such as Jessica Lang, Laurie-Ann Gibson, Daniel Catanach, and Larry Keigwin,  just to name a few. Since then he has been a Principal Dancer with the Abrons Arts Center Dance Ensemble, a Corp de Ballet dancer with Urban Ballet Theater and a freelancer with small modern dance companies based in New York City. Although Marlon loves performing he has a passion for teaching. He has had the opportunity to choreograph on the graduating class at Frank Sinatra school of the Arts as well as teach and be a mentor for the underclassmen. He has also presented his own choreography with the American Ballet Theater’s “Make a Ballet” and has submitted and showcased his works to numerous arts festivals. When not rehearsing and staging his own works, Marlon spends his time in a studio teaching and sharing great life lessons to students throughout the greater New York area.

Adam Scooby
Breakdancing

Adam Scooby is a 23 years old artist and choreographer from Long Island, New York. He has been dancing and performing since the age of 14. He soon fell in love with this art form and wanted to expand his knowledge for dance by broadening his range of styles. Throughout high school and college Adam was trained in breakdance, hip hop, and contemporary. Adam was very active in choreographing and performing for the dance programs at multiple dance studios. Adam eventually developed a unique style by mixing contemporary and breaking together when he freestyles and choreographs movement. Besides from dancing, Adam is also a fitness enthusiast and is seeking to spread his love and knowledge for both dance and fitness.

Aaron McGloin
Ballet
Tumbling
Conditioning

AARON McGLOIN, an Arizona native, graduated from Arizona State University with a BFA in Choreography. Over the past decade he has had the privilege of performing with companies throughout Phoenix, Chicago, and NYC including CONDER/dance, Aerial Dance Chicago, Christopher Williams, and Project 44. He formed Aaron McGloin Dance in 2008 with a mission to create honest and ambitious art with an eclectic sensibility. His choreography has been presented in New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Atlanta, Phoenix, Chicago, and Seattle, and you can catch him teaching classes at high schools, colleges, and private and professional studios throughout the country. For more information and to connect with AMD check out www.aaronmcgloindance.com.

Michael Sakelos
Lyrical
Ballet
Jazz
Acro
Tina Quaglino
Technique
Jazz
Hip Hop
Lyrical

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