Our Dream Team


In June of 2006, owner Andrea achieved her long-time dream come true by opening her own dance studio. She wanted others to fulfill their dreams of dancing, too! The Dance Kraze Family consists of a young, energetic, talented and unique choreographers.  The instructors have been trained by many well-known artists at tri-state conventions, Broadway Dance Centers, top choreographers from the hit television show, “So You Think You Can Dance” and much more!

Dedicated, Passionate, Highly Trained and Certified Staff

Miss Andrea

Owner, Artistic Director

Miss Andrea began dancing at Ann’s Dance Studio at age 5, studying multiple styles of dance with Irene Clifford, Debra Disbro and Christine Giovanni, Betty Champion of Westfield, MA and Sherry Gold of Brockton, MA. As her love for dance continued to grow, she began to train with many tri-state professionals and as a member of the Championettes Dance Company, she appeared on the Tony Grant Stars of Tomorrow Show in Atlantic City, New Jersey. She continued her studies at Broadway Dance Center in NYC, Charles Kelly of NYC, Frank Hatchett, Steven Boyd and Kim Norrington of Springfield, MA, as well as Linda Regulbuto, Richard Steinert, Christine Duhon, Savion Glover, Mary Dunfey, just to name a few. Through the years, Miss Andrea has competed in many competitions and pageants. She has attended and trained with various artists at tri-state conventions and has judged several dance competitions throughout her career. She has now fulfilled her dream and enjoys sharing her love for dance with her staff and students. Quality of Dance and the Ultimate Dance Experience is what Miss Andrea strives to give each and every student at Dance Kraze!


Miss Ashlie

Assistant Director & Instructor

At age 2, Miss Ashlie began her dance training at Steppin’ Up Dance Studios in Somers, CT. Miss Ashlie studied multiple styles of dance and was a member of the Steppin’ Up Dance Companies, as well as the Aerialstars Acro/Gymnastic Team. Linda Regulbuto, Colleen White, Richard Steinert, Christine Duhon, along with staff at Broadway Dance Center in NYC is just a few with whom Miss Ashlie trained with. She also trained with many well-renowned artists from NADAA and various other tri-state conventions and workshops. She appeared on the Stars of Tomorrow Show, as well as many performances at the Disney Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida. Miss Ashlie has competed in numerous competitions and pageants throughout the years.  Miss Ashlie has been recognized and presented the  Teacher’s Entertainment Awards and Choreography Awards at BTS, True Talent, Elite Performance, Power of Dance and various other dance competitions!  Miss Ashlie is preparing for another incredible competition season with our Elite Acro Team and working hard with our Junior, Senior and Premier dancers turning, leaping and jumping through the 2019/2020 dance and competition season at our Enfield Location!


Miss Tamara

Assistant Director & Instructor

Miss Tamara began her dance training at Age 2 at Steppin’ Up Dance Studios in Somers, CT and Pioneer Gymnastics in East Longmeadow, MA. Miss Tamara studied multiple styles of dance and was a member of the Steppin’ Up Dance Companies, as well as the Aerialstars Acro/Gymnastic Team, Enfield Ramblers Cheerleading, GTC All Stars and Enfield HS Dance Team. Miss Tamara trained with Linda Regulbuto, Colleen White, Richard Steinert, Christine Duhon, Leo Ledger, along with staff at Broadway Dance Center in NYC. She also trained with many well-renowned artists from NADAA and various other tri-state conventions and workshops. She appeared on the Stars of Tomorrow Show,as well as many performances at the Disney Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida. Miss Tamara has competed in many competitions and pageants throughout the years.  Miss Tamara has been recognized and presented   Teacher’s Entertainment Awards and Choreography Awards at BTS and True Talent and various other dance competitions!  Miss Tamara is excited to get our Mini Acro Team Flipping and our Petite Dancers Tappin’ and Twirling into the 2019/2020 Competition Season at our Enfield Location!


Miss Jessica

Instructor

Miss Jessica is from Enfield, CT. At age 2, she began her dance training at Steppin’ Up Dance Studios in Somers, CT. Miss Jessica had a passion for African Dance, Acro/Gymnastics, Jazz Funk and Hip Hop as a very young dancer. She was a member of the Aerialstars Acro/Gymnastic Team, as well as the Dance Company at Kim’s Danceland, under the direction of Kim Norrington. She studied multiple styles of dance under the direction of Linda Regulbuto, Colleen White, Richard Steinert, Christine Duhon, Chio Yamada, Anthony Thomas, various staff at Broadway Dance Center in NYC are just a few with whom Miss Jessica trained with. She also trained with many well-renowned artists from NADAA and various other tri-state conventions and workshops. Miss Jessica has taught various workshops at surrounding dance studios and dance conventions, including NADAA. She appeared on the Stars of Tomorrow Show, as well as many performances at the Disney Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida. Miss Jessica has competed in many competitions and pageants throughout the years. Miss Jessica’s passion for Hip Hop ignites the dance floor.  Miss Jessica has been recognized and presented Teacher’s Entertainment Awards and Choreography Awards at BTS and True Talent, Power of Dance and various other dance competitions!  Miss Jessica is READY to Pump Up the Volume with her Hip Hop Crews this 2019/2020 Dance Season at our Enfield Location!


Miss Nina

Instructor

Miss Nina is from Enfield, CT. At age 2, she began her dance training at Steppin’ Up Dance Studios in Somers, CT. In her high school years, she developed a passion for Broadway, Music and Theater. Miss Nina Specializes in our Pre-School and Tiny Tots Programs. She studied multiple styles of dance under the direction of Linda Regulbuto, Colleen White, Richard Steinert, Christine Duhon, , various staff at Broadway Dance Center in NYC are just a few with whom Miss Nina trained with.  She also trained with many well-renowned artists from NADAA and various other tri-state conventions and workshops. She appeared on the Stars of Tomorrow Show. Miss Nina has competed in many competitions and pageants throughout the years. Miss Nina enjoys sharing her knowledge and love for dance with her tiny tots.  Miss Nina will be preparing her Little Jazz, Tap and Lyrical Stars to Sparkle and Shine this 2019/2020 Dance Season!  Specializing in our Age 2-7 Year Old Programs, Miss Nina shares her passion for dance!


Miss Ashley D

Instructor

Miss Ashley is from Windsor, CT. She started dancing at the age of 3 and began her dance training at Riley’s School Of Dance in Enfield, CT. When she was 13, Miss Ashley began attending the Connecticut Contemporary Ballet Theatre in Somers, CT. under the direction of Christine Duhon and Richard Steinert. She continued her studies of dance at the Hartford Conservatory of Performing Arts in 2002 and graduated in 2004 with a double major in Dance Pedagogy and Dance Performance. Miss Ashley is trained in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Character, Irish Step, Modern, Contemporary, and Hip Hop. She has performed in The Nutcracker, Disney Magic Music Days, Boston and Smith College Dance festivals, 5 by 5, The Ted Hersey Marathon & Bushnell. Miss Ashley D also attended master classes at The School of Hartford Ballet, Steps, and Broadway Dance Center. She studied with Brenda Buffalino, Avi Miller and Ofer Ben, Josh Hilberman, Germaine Salsberg, Jacques D’Amboise and Frank Hatchett. Miss Ashley D has been teaching dance in the Connecticut area for ten years.  Miss Ashley D is Ready to Take the Dance Floor at our Windsor Location, with a Program Jam-Packed with Energy and Cool Combinations this 2019/2020 Dance Season!  Tap… Twirl… Leap with Miss Ashley D!  


Miss Jasmine

Instructor

Miss Jasmine resides in Enfield, CT. She began studying dance at Age 4. With a passion for the Acrobatic Arts, she became a member of the Aerialstars Acro/Gymnastic Team and DKDS Dance Companies. Most of her dance training was at Dance Kraze Dance Studios, specializing in Acro/Gymnasics, Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical & Tap. Miss Jasmine has competed in many regional and national dance competitions and received multiple titles, high score and judges special awards in various solo and group dances. Miss Jasmine was awarded the 2015 Dance Your Heart Out Scholarship and appeared in the Dance Spirit Magazine in 2015. She has been trained by various award-winning choreographers who have worked with “So You Think You Can Dance” and more! Miss Jasmine continues to train in the dance arts as well as share her passion for the arts with her students.  Miss Jasmine will be setting up the Dance Floor for lots of Dancing and Gymnastics in our Enfield and Windsor Locations this 2019/2020 Dance Season!  She will also be getting our Mini Hip Hop Crew Pumped Up for Competition Season!


Miss Julianne

Instructor

Miss Julianne began her dance training at a young age at The Dance Slipper in Southwick, Mass.  As a member of their competition dance team, she competed as both a soloist and an ensemble dance member in numerous regional and national dance competitions in Myrtle Beach, Boston, NYC, Orlando and Hollywood, FL. As a competitive dancer Julianne was awarded many high scores and also received several special judges’ awards for her acrobatic skills. Miss Julianne continued her dance training at the Joan Palladino School of Dance at Dean College where she earned her Associate Degree in Dance. She began her professional dance career at Six Flags New England as a dancer and magician’s assistant as well as a dance team member for the NY Knicks.  Julianne has extensive training in jazz, hip-hop, ballet, acro, contemporary, modern, lyrical and tap.  Miss Julianne has been recognized and presented the  Teacher’s Entertainment Awards and Choreography Awards at BTS, True Talent, Elite Performance and various other dance competitions!  Miss Julianne will be preparing our Mini, Junior, Senior, Premier Dancers and Our Junior Acro Team for a Competition Season of a Lifetime this 2019/2020 Dance Season!


Miss Kenisha

Instructor

Miss Kenisha resides in Enfield, CT. She began studying dance at a young age became a member of the Aerialstars Acro/Gymnastic Team and DKDS Dance Companies. Most of her dance training was at Dance Kraze Dance Studio, specializing in Acro/Gymnasics, Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical & Tap. Miss Kenisha has competed in many regional and national dance competitions and received numerous high score and judges special awards in various solo and group dances. Miss Kenisha was awarded the 2010 Dance Your Heart Out Scholarship and The PULSE On Tour 2010 Sumer NYC Scholarship! AND YET another PULSE Scholarship in February of 2011. She has been trained by various award-winning choreographers who have worked with “So You Think You Can Dance”, Britney, Mya, Prince, Cirque de Soleil, Celine Dion, Janet Jackson, Tyrese, Brian McKnight, Christine Agullera, N SYNC, hit movies such as Step Up 2&3, Stomp The Yard, You Got Served.  Miss Kenisha will be Joining our Enfield and Windsor Locations and Sharing her Extreme Talent and Passion for Dance and Gymnastics with our Dancers this 2019/2020 Dance Season!


Mr. Corey

Instructor

Corey Hutchins  is a Native of Manchester CT and has been tap dancing for 27 years. Hutchins began his studies at The Betty Jane Turner School of Dance and The Artist Collective. He has studied with Derick K. Grant, Lady Dianne Walker, The Late Harold “Stumpy” Cromer, and Clare O’Donnell.  He has workshopped with The Late Gregory Hines, The Late Dr. Jimmy Slyde, Dr. Savion Glover, and more. He has been seen on stage at numerous Tap City Performances (New York City Tap Festival) 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2013. In 2004 Corey started a 6-year run with “Riverdance the Show” where he performed on stages around the world to include Radio City Music Hall (NYC), Pantages Theatre (LA), Numerous Fox Theatres around the U.S., and the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin Ireland.  In 2010 Mr. Hutchins was invited to Perform at The White House for The First Lady Michelle Obama and other Celebrity guests. Corey has been influenced a lot by Jazz musicians. He has performed with the Late Legend Dave Brubeck, Donald Harrison Jr., The Late Jackie McLean, and The Curtis Brothers. In 2013 Corey Co-formed “Medusa” (A CT based live Jazz band).  In February of this year Hutchins was casted as the soloist Tap dancer in The Apollo Theatre’s Europe Tour of “James Brown- Get on the Good Foot, a Celebration in Dance.” Hutchins Joined the Cast of “Soulwalk” (2015) and “Vibe” (2017) both are Original Tap Dance Shows directed by Hillary Marie Atkinson) Performed In New Jersey.   He makes his 3rd appearance this year in the New Jersey Tap Festival where he is again apart of the teaching Faculty in August. Corey Hutchins is the Founder and Artistic Director of CT Tap and the Connecticut Tap Intensive which makes its 4th annual run in October of 2017.  Mr. Corey will be Tapping that Rhythm and Groove with our Mini and Jr/Sr Tap Companies and introducing our NEW TEEN AND ADULT TOTALLY TAP Class on Wednesday Nights this 2019/2020 Dance Season at our Enfield Location!  Mr. Corey will also be offering our NEW TOTALLY TAP Program on Friday Nights at our Windsor Location!


Miss Rachael

Instructor

Originally from Frederick, Maryland, Rachael began her dance training under the direction of Joyce Morrison at the Frederick School of Classical Ballet. While performing as a member of the Urbana High School Dance Company, under the direction of Stephanie Weigelt, she was named a Maryland All-State Dancer . She furthered her dance training attending summer intensives at the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, North Carolina School for the Arts, the Kansas City Ballet School, and Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Rachael then went on to graduate from Mercyhurst University in 2013 with a BA in dance. Since graduation, she has danced with BalletFleming under the direction of Christopher Fleming and the Fort Wayne Ballet under Karen Gibbons-Brown. Rachael has also guested with the Albany Berkshire Ballet, Connect the Dots Dance Company, Deos Contemporary Ballet, and Three Rivers Dance. Rachael joined Ballet Hartford last year and is excited to return for a second season.  Welcoming Miss Rachael to our Ballet Technique Classes and our Pre/Pointe Programs at our Enfield Location!  It’s gonna be an Amazing 2019/2020 Dance Season!  


Popkorn

Instructor

Rondell Thomas aka POPKORN is from Hartford, CT. He is a dancer/instructor for various studios to include the CT Ballet, BTC Ballet Company Theater, Farmington Dance, New England Dance in Cromwell, Jazz-N-Motion in Meriden and Dance Kraze Teens and Adult Workshops and Summer Programs in Windsor. His styles of dance are Hip Hop, House, Salsa, Stepping, Krumpin, Break dancing, Lyrical and Freestyle.  Popkorn has won numerous dance competitions in both Connecticut and New York, including Showtime Live at the Apollo and most recently, the infamous House Dance Conference Hip Hop Competition. Popkorn has trained and taught at various dance workshops and conventions. He is also an inner-city youth mentor for troubled teens, juveniles and is a group home motivator.  Mr. Popkorn will be introducing Kizomba, Afrobeat, Batchata, Salsa and MORE this Fall at our Windsor Location for the 2019/2020 Dance Season!  Mr. Popkorn’s programs are fun and non-committed for our adults – Follow Us on Instagram and Facebook for POP UP CLASSES and WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENTS!