Roseann Cousin

My name is Roseann Cousin and I am the Director and owner of Chorus Line Dance Studios. I have owned and operated Chorus Line Dance Studio for 30 years. I started dance at the age of four and after graduating Deer Park High School, I earned a teaching position at June Claire School of Dance. While teaching, I attended Blake Business School in Smithtown and earned my two year degree. After 10 years of teaching dance, I decided to pursue my dream and open my own studio. My philosophy was to provide a positive approach to dance instruction for my students using praise, encouragement and love as my greatest teaching tools. My positive approach to teaching has produced technically advanced students with a positive self-image. My students enjoy the challenges of mastering new and difficult steps and they radiate enthusiasm as they experience the joy of their accomplishments. I am proud to say that due to my efforts and passion for dance, Chorus Line has grown into a highly respected studio and our students accomplishments are unsurpassed by studios in our area. Our studios currently house over 1500 students and a professional teaching staff of 20 teachers.

I am currently on staff with Dance Educators of America as Master Class Workshop Teacher, and also as a judge for Dance Educators of America. I am a member of "Women on the Move" (WOTM), which is a networking group for successful women in business.

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Dawn Madden
Dawn Madden has been dancing since the age of 2 1/2, and a member of Chorus Line Dance Studio since she was eight years old. Miss Dawn is the Assistant Dance Director as well as a dance company teacher. She teaches full time in the styles of tap, jazz, lyrical and hip hop. She is a certified teacher with Dance Educators of America.

Miss Dawn says "I love sharing my passion and love for dance with people of all ages !"
Jenine Naples
Jenine Naples was a student at Chorus Line Dance Studio since she was six years old. Miss Jenine is Assistant Dance Director and dance company instructor -- teaching jazz, tap & hip-hop. Jenine is a graduate of St. Joseph's College where she earned her bachelor's degree in Child Study. Her teaching philosphy is to challenge your mind and body while keeping a smile on your face.

Jenine says, "See you on the dance floor!"
Andrea Madden
Miss Andrea has been an instructor at Chorus Line since 1996. She started dancing at 11 years old and has been dancing ever since. Over the years she has taught various levels of dance from preschool to adult classes. She has experience in teaching tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical and hip hop. In addition to teaching dance, she holds a Bachlors Degree in Business Administration from Dowling College and spent several years working in the business field. Putting her business career on hold to raise her three sons, she was blessed with being able to continue doing what she loves, teaching dance. Miss Andrea is extremely grateful for the opportunity to share her love of dance with her students.

" You can do anything with a little heart and soul. Reach for the stars! "- Miss Andrea
April Buzzanca

Miss April Buzzanca started her dancing journey at Chorus Line when she was 11 years old. She was teaching for 15 years before taking an 8 year hiatus to have and raise her two children, Madison and Alexander. In 2009, she came back to teach at Chorus Line. Miss April says "Dancing is my passion and I truly enjoy teaching your children".

Miss April would like to share with you a little quote that she loves to share with her students about always having a smile on your face when you dance...
"A Smile is a language everybody understands. It costs nothing but creates much. It happens in a flash but its memory may last a lifetime. Keep smiling!"

Dawn Kollmer

Dawn Kollmer is very happy to be a staff member of Chorus Line Dance Studio. She teaches ballet as well as our youngest dancers. Miss Dawn  has been a part of the Chorus Line Family for the past 21 years and has been a member of the teaching staff for the past six. Miss Dawn has danced since early childhood and was trained  in the Vaganova Method of Ballet.  She studied Elementary Education along with ballet and modern at Marymount College and is currently a Literacy Specialist in the Brentwood School District.  She truly loves teaching at Chorus Line and appreciates having the opportunity to share her love of dance with her students. Miss Dawn believes that dance is a wonderful way to increase confidence and self-esteem, and feels it can make a positive difference in the lives of her students. She always wants her students to have fun while learning and enjoy the beauty of dance!

Wendy Cavanagh
Miss Wendy started dancing at the age of 5 years old and has been with Chorus Line from the day we opened. She enjoys teaching preschool age and younger children tap and jazz. As an adult and mother of 2, Miss Wendy realized that dance has always been a safe place for her and has given her self-confidence in life.
Lisa Minetti
Miss Lisa has been dancing since the age of 3. She has studied at Broadway Dance Center and Steps and has performed in different showcases for production companies in New York. She has over 25 years of teaching experience in Tap, Jazz and Hip Hop. In addition to teaching, Miss Lisa enjoys spending time with her husband and her 2 children. She feels very lucky to be able to share her passion with her students.

Miss Lisa is the Dance Company instructor for our Miller Place Studio.
Melissa Camilleri
Miss Melissa Camilleri has been teaching at Chorus Line Dance Studio since 2003. She enjoys teaching classes and loves what she does. She has been a dancer since she was five years old and was a Kickline captain in high school. Miss Melissa is also a teacher, for 'terrific toddlers' at the Jewish Community Center in Commack.
Nanette Wallace

Miss Nanette has been a member of the Chorus Line family for 15 years. She is married with 4 children and loves being a dance teacher. Her two daughters, Jamie and Chelsea also have a love for dance and have grown up on the Chorus Line stage. Miss Nanette graduated from L.I.U./C.W. Post with a Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design. She presently teaches at both the St. James and Miller Place studios.

Miss Nanette teaches students as young as 2 and as old as adults, but spends most of her time teaching the younger dancers. She enjoys teaching tap, jazz and hip hop and especially enjoys spending her own free time tapping away! She believes that dance is a heart felt passion that comes from within and she lives each day with the motto that "You're never too old to dance!"

Dana Chester

Miss Dana has been dancing at Chorus Line since she was 4 years old. As a former dance company member for 8 years, Miss Dana performed on many stages such as in Disney World, Hershey Park and at dance competitions in New York City. Miss Dana was awarded Student Teacher of the Year in 2009 and Senior Dance Company Student of the Year in 2010. After graduating high school, Miss Dana attended St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue, where she was a Child Study and Speech Pathology dual major. Miss Dana was also a member of the St. Joseph’s College Dance team for 4 years, and captain her senior year. Miss Dana is excited to be teaching at Chorus Line again while completing her Masters Degree at Hunter College. She looks forward to sharing her love of all types of dance with her students.

Victoria Frenna

Victoria Frenna graduated from Chorus Line Dance Studio in 2007 when she then attended the Crane School of Music, studying the Violin. During this time, Victoria also studied Voice and Dance. Since then, Victoria has been highly involved in Smithtown High School East's musical productions, choreographing Beauty and the Beast, West Side Story and Carousel.  She currently teaches high school Orchestra in the South Country Central School District and has a large private studio of violin students. Victoria is excited to return back to her family at Chorus Line Dance Studio!

Victoria will be teaching Theatre Production for our 2015 show.

Jacqueline Jaramillo

Miss Melanie has been dancing since she was four years old. She has taken classes in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, pointe and modern throughout her dance career. She joined Chorus Line Dance Studio when it opened its doors three years ago in Miller Place, and from that point she began student teaching, along with taking many classes for her own enjoyment. In 2012 she won the "Student Teacher of the Year" award, and in 2013 she won the "Outstanding Student Teacher Award". Melanie will be attending St. Josephs College in the fall of 2014 on a Dean's Scholarship where she will be majoring in accounting. She is so grateful to be a part of the wonderful Chorus Line family and wants her passion for dance to inspire her own students!

Jacqueline Jaramillo

Jacqueline Jaramillo is a native long Islander with strong roots in the dance community. Her expertise in ballet training extends from a wonderful culmination of affiliates from local dance school such as the Seiskaya ballet school, Eglevsky ballet school all the way to the renowned Orlando ballet school in Orlando Florida.
 Miss Jackie, as she is known, has established a formidable training course for all ages with a superb connectivity with her students. Her approachable, nurturing manner is her strong trait.   She has attended the teachers workshops at the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet CPYB and the American Ballet Theater ABT. 
Jacqueline is a proud mother to three wonderful children. Her twin daughters, aspiring ballerinas themselves have had the opportunity to share the stage with amazing professional dancers and directors, most recently of the Washington DC Ballet company.  

James Guasto

James Guasto hails from Long Island. He has been a professional dancer for over 15 years, gracing stages around the world. He has extensive training in all forms of dance. He has trained with Joffrey Ballet, and with numerous master teachers. He continued his education at SMU's Meadows School of the Arts. Mr. James still continues his performing as a guest artist with several companies. He also is a master teacher, teaching all over the world.

James is excited to be teaching at Chorus Line Dance Studio and to expand our students knowledge and love for dance.

Stephanie Kollmer

After graduating from high school in 2011, Stephanie attended The College of New Jersey where she studied nursing and deaf studies and was a member of the TCNJ Dance Team. She competed at UDA College Dance Team Nationals in Orlando, Florida in the styles of jazz, pom and hip hop and was voted two time MVP by her teammates. Throughout high school and college she pursued her love of technique and contemporary dance through classwork and conventions. While away at school, she enjoyed being able to choreograph for her college dance team in the styles of contemporary and jazz.

Stephanie currently works as a labor and delivery nurse at Stony Brook University Hospital and studies contemporary dance at Broadway Dance Center.