Director: Jill D’Amico

Gymnastics Director: Rick Carbone

Studio Manager: Pamela Hinton

Teaching Staff:

Miss Dawn has been dancing with CSPA since 1983. She became a teacher in 1993. As a student she has taken tap, ballet, jazz and pointe, and was a member of the original VIP Squad. She has taught tap, ballet, jazz, pointe and hip hop as well as toddler gym and preschool gymnastics. She is a graduate of Sacred Heart University with a degree in English and Early Childhood Education. She currently resides in Naugatuck with her husband and three children whom currently dance at the Naugatuck location.

Miss Diana has been dancing with CSPA since 1988, beginning lessons at the age 4. She has taken tap, ballet, pointe, jazz and hip-hop. She began assisting in 1995 and started teaching in 2002. She was one of the first members of the Shooting stars and was a member of the VIPS from 1999 to 2008. In 2005 she began the Hip Hop program that is currently at CSPA and she is also part of the CSPA office staff. She currently teaches the Rising Stars and the VIP Elites. Diana graduated from Seymour High School and received her Dance Certificate from NVCC. She currently resides in Beacon Falls with her husband.   

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Miss Jessica has been with CSPA since 1983.  She has taken, tap, ballet, jazz, pointe & gymnastics. She began assisting in 1991 and joined the teaching staff in 1999. She was also a member of the VIPS from 1993 to 2003. Miss Jessica graduated from Holy Cross High School and also attended Southern Connecticut State University. Currently, Miss Jessica works in The Sleep Wellness Center at Griffin Hospital. 

Miss Caryn been dancing with CSPA since 1994. She has taken tap, ballet, jazz, pointe, and hip hop. She began assisting in 1999 and joined the staff in 2003. She has been a member of the Rising Stars, VIPs, and VIP Elite. She graduated in 2008 from Quinnipiac University with a degree in Sociology and works at LifeCare as a Parenting & Education Specialist.

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Miss Amanda has been dancing with CSPA since 1992. She has taken pointe, ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop. Miss Amanda was a member of our Rising Stars, VIP and VIP Elite dance teams and is currently a member of our Naugatuck Alumni Class. She began assisting in 2000 and joined our teaching staff in 20006. She teaches our preschool, beginner, petite and junior levels in our Naugatuck studio. Miss Amanda graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a bachelors degree in Elementary Education. She earned her Masters degree at Post University in Curriculum and Instruction. Miss Amanda teaches middle school mathematics.

Miss Anna has been dancing with CSPA since 1991, beginning lessons at age 3. As a student, she has taken tap, ballet, jazz, pointe, and hip-hop. From 2003 - 2010, Miss Anna was a member of the studio dance team, which included the Rising Stars, VIP, and VIP Elite teams. She began assisting in 2003, and joined the teaching staff in 2012. Miss Anna currently instructs preschool - petite level classes, as well as CSPA’s adult students. Miss Anna is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. She also received her Masters of Science degree in Experimental Psychology from Saint Joseph’s University. Miss Anna is currently engaged, and plans to wed in the year 2016.

Miss Alyssa has been dancing with CSPA since 1998, beginning lessons at age 5. She has taken tap, ballet, jazz, and hip-hop. She began assisting in 2006 and joined the teaching staff in 2013. She was one of the first members of the Shooting Stars and then was a member of the Rising Stars, VIPS, and still currently VIP Elites. Alyssa graduated from the University of Connecticut with two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Human Development and Family Studies & Psychology. She also works as an instructional assistant in an elementary school in Cheshire.

Miss Taylor has been dancing with CSPA since 1998, beginning at the age of 3. She started assisting in 2005 and joined the teaching staff in 2011. She has taken tap, ballet, jazz, hip hop, and gymnastics over the years. She has danced in shooting stars, rising stars, VIPs, and is currently a VIP elite member. She also studies at Southern Connecticut State University for her degree in early childhood education.

Miss Jess has been dancing with CSPA since 1995. She has taken tap, ballet, jazz, pointe, and hip hop. She began assisting in 2005 and joined the staff in 2012. She has been a member of the Rising Stars, VIPs, and VIP Elite. She graduated in 2015 from University of New Haven with a degree in Legal Studies (a minor in chemistry and criminal justice). Miss Jess is currently living in Oxford and working as a paralegal in a Milford law firm.

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Miss Ginny has been dancing with CSPA since the age of 3. As a student she has taken tap, ballet, jazz, pointe and gymnastics. She has also been a member of the VIP's. She has taught at all levels from preschool to Senior Class including all dance teams. She is the Director of Student Involvement & Orientation Programs at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, CT.  She is a graduate of Central CT State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Spanish and Communication and Bay Path University with her Masters of Science Degree in Higher Education Administration.   She resides in Naugatuck with her husband and 3 boys.  Miss Ginny has also done choreography for musicals done at Western Elementary School in Naugatuck and Assumption School in Ansonia.

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Gymnastic Teaching Staff:

Laura McCracken
Amy Anderson

Chantal Gerckens

Kaitlyn Gerckens

Kersten Grasso
Annaly Khanthaphixay

Jenna McCormick
Taren Diaz

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Downtown Shelton

509 Howe Avenue

Shelton, CT 06484

71 Oxford Road

Oxford, CT 06478

Oxford Office Hours:

Monday - Friday

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

(203) 888-6516

Oxford - Main Office

Studio Locations:

Sports Center Shelton

784 River Road

Shelton, CT 06484