Chittenango falls by Steve Ames
Chittenango falls by Steve Ames

Spending one on one time with students is very beneficial!
Spending one on one time with students is very beneficial!

Dreaming in the studio by Steve Ames
Dreaming in the studio by Steve Ames

Chittenango falls by Steve Ames
Chittenango falls by Steve Ames

Miss Tess

Dancing has always been part of my life since I was three years old. I grew up in Chittenango, N.Y. dancing competitively doing groups, duets and solos. After graduating high school, I continued my education receiving my bachelors degree in Psychology and communication. While studying in college, I started fieldwork at Danceography (utica), reestablished the Utica College Dance Team, spent weekends dancing at night clubs through  prominent talent agents and danced for the AHL Utica Comets team. I continued teaching for Danceography (Utica) for six years when I realized I  wanted the children in Syracuse to experience Danceography! I realized that my true passion in life was teaching dance. I want every child to love dancing not for any trophy but for the pure joy of dancing!

 
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Quick Facts

Taught a variety of classes

  • Teaches classes from 2.5years old to 18

  • Teaches classes for adults on dance, stretch and also fitness

Attended Dance Teacher Summit 2015

  • Took dance classes by Twitch, Mandy Moore, Mia Michaels and more!

  • Attended seminars from Denise Wall, Doug Caldwell and Ray Leeper!


Worked with children for 10 years

  • Teacher at Head Start and Sitrin Child Care Center

  • Nannied girls from 3 months old to 13 years old

These pictures were professionally taken by Steve Ames and Casey Russel