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OUR TEAM

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OWNER/ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Amanda Cacciotti

Miss Amanda began taking dance lessons at the age of 4. She has been sharing her passion of dance and mentor-ship with her students for over 15 years. She has been technically trained in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Acro, Contemporary, Lyrical and has competed locally and on the national level for many years.  She is Acrobatic Arts AAC1 certified and has completed Teacher Training through More Than Just Great Dancing™. She continues to study dance education with famous choreographers and educators as she attends dance seminars and workshops across the country every year.  She is certified throug Youth Protection Advocates in Dance, and is CPR and AAD certified. As a graduate of the Dance Masters of America’s Teacher’s Training School held at the University of Buffalo, she is certified to teach by Dance Master’s of America and is a proud member of chapter #8.

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PRESCHOOL, JAZZ, TAP

Jackie Bartels

Jackie is a graduate of Niagara County Community College with a degree in Applied Science. She has been dancing since the age of 4. Her studies have included Tap, Jazz, Ballet, and Musical Theater. Jackie has also taught Kinderdance in the community for 13 years. Jackie completed Teacher training through More Than Just Great Dancing™ and is a AAC1 certified Acrobatic Arts instructor. Jackie loves working with children of all ages and encouraging the love of dance. Jackie Lives in Clarence with her husband and two daughters. Jackie is very excited to be part of the Celebrity Dance community.

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ACROBATICS, HIP HOP

Angela DeMarco

Angela grew up in Clarence, NY and began dancing at the age of three.  She continued dancing on the University at Buffalo Dance Team, and spent two years after with the Buffalo Bandettes, the dancers for Buffalo’s professional lacrosse team.  She has studied in tap, jazz, acrobatics, ballet & pointe, lyrical, modern, hip-hop and pom, and competed on the local and national level. Angela is also Acrobatic Arts AAC1 certified. She is currently studying at the University at Buffalo for her Master’s degree in School Psychology and hopes to work with elementary-aged students in the future.  She loves reading, baking and of course, dancing! She  is beyond excited to meet all the families at Celebrity Dance.

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JAZZ, PRESCHOOL, HIP HOP

Maddie Mastrangelo

Maddie grew up in Clarence and began dancing at 4 years old. She has taken tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, and ballet classes and cherishes the friendships she has made through dance. She recently completed the Assistant Teacher Mentor Program here at Celebrity, and will begin the Dance Master's of America Teacher Training School.  Maddie will attend Niagara County Community College and study Radiology Technology as well as teach dance at Celebrity. Maddie also works part time as a Wegmans employee at the customer service desk. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with family and friends, bake, shop and watch movies. Maddie is so excited to begin her dance teaching career and share her passion of dance with her students!

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MUSICAL THEATRE, LYRICAL, JAZZ

Nicole Cimato

Nicole studied Theatre and dance at University at Buffalo. She has performing professionally for over 15 years both locally and regionally. Some her past credits include Evita at Tennessee Repertory Theatre. She has performed in over a dozen musicals at artpark, Copa Cabana, Full Monty, Fame, and Swing to name a few. She has worked locally for Theatres such as MusicalFare, Kavinoky and O’Connell and company. Nicole has taught Musical Theatre and Jazz and done Musical Theatre master classes for local dance studios. She has also choreographed musicals for high schools in the area. She is looking forward to working at Celebrity Dance Emporium and teaching new students the joy of dance, acting and singing.

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JAZZ, PRESCHOOL, TAP

Morgan Bartels

Morgan has been dancing since the age of 5 in her home town of Clarence, NY. She has studied in almost every genre of dance with a focus in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical and Hip Hop. Morgan has danced competitively for most of her dance career and she has spent the last 5 years as a part of the Celebrity IP team. Morgan believes that the purpose of dance is not only for the body but for the mind and spirit as well. Morgan is a graduate of Celebrity’s Assistant Teacher Mentor Program and will begin the Dance Master's of America Teacher Training School. Morgan is currently attending Bryant and Stratton College pursuing a degree in Medical Reimbursement and Coding. With a drive for success and a tender heart towards the lives of her students, she is thrilled to be part of the CDE team! 

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TAP, JAZZ, PRESCHOOL, ACRO

Zoe Kaminski

Miss Zoe is currently studying Political Science, English, and Urban Studies at Canisius College and expects to graduate this December. She began dancing before age two and competed for many years, where she trained in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Acro, Contemporary, and Pointe. Miss Zoe is quite active in the Buffalo community and you can often find her working with youth to promote healthy habits, as well as organizing many fundraising events within the Polish Community. She is currently a member of the Canisius Dance Griffs at Canisius College.  Miss Zoe is certified in Progessive Ballet Technique and is excited to join the Celebrity Family!

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BALLET, POINTE

Andrew Delo

Andrew Delo began his performing arts career 43 years ago at Eugenia’s Dance Studio, at the age of 3. He earned his BFA in Dance from the University at Buffalo. He spent many years performing leading roles in musical theatre including Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hair, and The Who’s Tommy. He has appeared in, and choreographed, several feature films, playing in both movie houses and on national television. Mr. Delo spent 5 years in China on the faculty of Peking University, where he founded and directed The Future Dance Ensemble. His choreography has been seen on SYTYCD, NBA & CBA Cheerleading Competition, Hong Kong Disneyland, and the national tour of Avenue Q and Matilda in Beijing and Shanghai.   He is thrilled to return home to Celebrity Dance, and extends his heartfelt thanks to Ms. Amanda and the CDE faculty.

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OFFICE MANAGER

Betsy Hendricks

Betsy is a Western New York native and started dancing at 10 years old in her hometown.  She graduated from SUNY Fredonia with a bachelor's degree in Speech Pathology.  She loves connecting with parents and students at the studio, and loves seeing the progress each child makes from the first day of class to the last.  In her spare time, she enjoys reading, crafting, traveling, and relaxing near just about any body of water.  Betsy lives in Clarence with her husband and three beautiful children.  She is excited and humbled to be a part of such an incredible team at Celebrity Dance!

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OFFICE

Bethany Herberger

Miss Bethany is so excited to be returning to the CDE family. She dance from the age of 4 through her senior year of high school. She is begining her 10th year of teaching elementary school math in the Alden school district.  She loves trying new restaureants, shouting for the Bills, and spending time with her family.

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Felicia Ernst

Felicia began dancing at Celebrity at the age of 4. She’s taken Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Modern, and Musical Theater. She graduated from Hilbert College with a BA in English and is pursuing a Masters in Education at Buffalo State. Felicia is an avid animal lover, reader, and loves to play piano. She lives in Clarence Center with her fiancé and pets. She is so happy to be a part of the CDE family!

Join us at our Fall Open house event at the studio 8/8, 8/10, 8/16, 8/18 6-8pm!

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