Are you ready to become a dancing superstar? Our choreography professionals at Dance Kraze Dance Studio in Enfield and Windsor, CT, will help you get there!
Dance Kraze began with a dream…owner Andrea sought to create a studio focused on helping others fulfill their dancing dreams. This became a reality in June of 2006 when Dance Kraze Studio was open for show-stopping business!
Our energetic, talented, unique family of choreographers have trained at Broadway Dance Centers, tri-state conventions, and with top choreographers from So You Think You Can Dance — and that’s just the start of a very long list!
Meet Your Passionate, Compassionate, Highly-Trained, Certified Dream Team
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, Kim Norrington of Springfield, MA, and 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!
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 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, the 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 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/Gymnastics, 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 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, five 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 over ten years.
Originally from Frederick, MD, 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 is the Co-Founder/Company Dancer at New England Ballet Theatre of Connecticut (NEBT).
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/Gymnastics, Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical & Tap. Miss Kenisha has competed in many regional and national dance competitions and received numerous high scores 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, Christina Aguilera, N SYNC, hit movies such as Step Up 2&3, Stomp The Yard, You Got Served.
Melissa is from Ellington, CT and has been dancing since she was 5 years old. She is an award winning soloist and teacher at many regional and national competitions. Melissa has trained and taught in many styles including, Jazz, Acro, Hiphop, Lyrical, Contemporary, Ballet, Pointe, and Musical Theater. As a competitive dancer she has received multiple regional titles and currently holds the Spirit of Dance Awards – Dancer of The Year award for 2021. As a competitive dance teacher she has been awarded numerous choreography and entertainment awards at Starpower, Energy, and Spirit of Dance Awards. While she continues teaching and dancing she is attending the University of Connecticut to earn a degree in business marketing. Melissa is super excited to be dancing with the Dance Kraze family this year and cant wait to meet all the awesome dancers!
Kalagena began dancing at Connecticut Concert Ballet at age 3, studying under American Ballet Theatre Balanchine style as well as Vaganova ballet, performing in two productions a year in both group, solo, and duet roles. She proceeded to go to numerous ballet summer intensives including ABT, Hartt School of Dance, and Walnut Hill as her passion for ballet developed. In high school, she began at Dance Progressions. There, she began to study contemporary, lyrical, jazz, acro, and hip-hop. She also began competing at competitions such as Star Systems, Beyond the Stars, IDC, and EDC. During her senior year, Kalagena began her high school dance team where she continued dancing in both jazz and hip-hop styles. Currently, she is a sophomore studying at Eastern Connecticut State University with a major in social work and minors in political science and pre-law. She is also the secretary of Modern Movement, an on-campus pre-professional dance ensemble. Kalagena’s passion for dance has only grown since the very beginning of her dance years and she is excited to start teaching at Dance Kraze this year!
Abbie is from Enfield, CT. She started dancing at the age of 3 and has a strong passion for hip hop, lyrical and jazz. Her strong dance training is from Dance Kraze. Miss Abbie was recognized by top artists for her strong passion for dance. She has recieved 2 top overall awards in hip hop and many awards from dances during competitions. She is always inspiring the kids to dance their heart out and do the best they can, making them feel comfortable and safe. Miss Abbie is attending asnuntuck community college for her associates to achieve leadership and gain more teaching skills.
Emma is from South Windsor, CT and has been dancing since she was 3 years old as both a recreational and competitive dancer. Emma has trained and taught a multitude of styles including Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Street Jazz, Jazz Funk, Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Contemporary, and more. Normally, Emma is a rising Junior at Wagner College in NYC pursuing a BA in Musical Theatre where she is able to work with industry professionals and Broadway veterans. Over the years, she has taken numerous masterclasses and workshops in CT and NYC with respected choreographers and dance professionals, such as Rachelle Rak, Jessica Lee Goldyn, James Combo Marino, and many more. Additionally, the past two years she has been the Assistant Choreographer of the award-winning Spotlight Show Choir at Timothy Edwards Middle School in South Windsor. She can not wait to teach dance this fall and become a part of the Dance Kraze family!
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, Breakdancing, 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.