Christi Quenell Juliano

"Miss Chris"


"Miss Chris" is Co-Director/Owner of Danc’letics of Rochester. Danc’letics originated over 34 years ago as Christi’s School of Dance and began its humble beginnings in the basement of Miss Chris’ home in the town of Greece.

At the age of 16, Christi began her dance career as a professional dancer performing, Teaching, choreographing and directing for Greece Central and Irondequoit School Districts, many Rochester Community theatrical companies, dance studios and the former Cardinal Mooney High School. She has performed extensively with area musical theatre companies and attended Eastman School of Music Prep and Nazareth College where she majored in vocal and music training while continuing to study dance. Christi has received commendations for her volunteer work in Dance Therapy with the elderly and with students at St. Joseph’s Villa.

Christi is a proud member of the Professional Dance Teachers Association State Board of Advisors and also serves on the Advisory Board for a national dance distributor. She continues to train in dance and yoga to maintain the ability to offer her students a fresh, healthy and innovative dance experience.


Sue Masucci

"Miss Sue"


“Miss Sue” is Co-Director /Owner of Danc’letics of Rochester and has been teaching dance since she was 16 years old where she trained with Dance Masters legend, Lorraine F. Abert as well as many notable mentors and dance greats throughout the years. Sue is an award winning baton twirler and has professionally taught and choreographed for more than 30 years for various groups including the Greece Central School District. Sue has professionally been called upon to act as a casting official and adjudicator in dance auditions and theatre productions in the area.

She is a proud member of the Professional Dance Teachers Association State Board of Advisors and serves on the Advisory Board for a national dance distributor. Most recently, Sue has been recognized and honored by Rockcastle Florist for being an “Amazing Teacher” in a county-wide search for outstanding educators.


Rylyn Juliano
Associate Director

Miss Rylyn was fortunate enough to discover her passion for the arts and dance at a very young age. Growing up as a Danc’letics dancer she was exposed to many different performance opportunities that fed the mind, body and spirit of a young artist.


Through her dance education Rylyn has been a part of The North Carolina Dance Theatre, and Moscow Ballet Company. She is also a veteran to both Danc’letic’s Performance Group (4 years) and Disney Cast (3 years).

After completing her degree at Syracuse University, Rylyn took her BFA in Musical Theatre and began her professional career in New York City. Through the representation of MSA agency she has become a proud member of Actors Equity Association.


After touring for two years with two different Broadway National Tours Rylyn is beyond thrilled to get back to her roots and share the knowledge she has gained through her professional experiences with the students of Danc’letics. While teaching the importance of technique and strength training, Rylyn infuses the importance of story telling through the art of dance and the understanding of movement with intention.

Tara Allison Miss Tara began her dance studies in 1985 with Danc'letics, formerly Christi's School of Dance. As a student at Danc’letics Tara grew with the studio. Tara has loved and studied dance all of her life. She holds a Bachelors degree in Dance from SUNY Brockport and an Associates Degree in Business Administration . She currently works part time and also continues to follow her heart teaching at the studio. She lives in Greece with her husband and daughter. She is grateful for the many years of being a part of the “Danc’letics Family!
Cindy Barry

Miss Cindy has been a part of the Danc’letics family for more than 22 years. She grew up in Rochester and has studied extensively Ballet, tap, Jazz, acro and Pointe . Throughout Cindy’s training, she has had the opportunity to train with many talented and respected dance masters. Miss Cindy training has also included dancing with Botsford Ballet and studying Dance at the respected Kent State Dance Program.

Cindy strives for excellence in her classes but enjoys the “journey” and sharing her love of dance with her students.

Cathy Caiazza Miss Cathy recently re-joined the Danc’letics family as a teacher in January 2011. She graduated from Danc’letics in 2001 after dancing there for more than 10 years. During this time, she served as a co-teacher and assistant teacher and was a Disney Cast member in 1997 and 1999. After graduating from high school, she went on to earn her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, where she also spent four years taking dance courses and performing in various on-campus dance troupes. In addition, she earned her Master of Arts in Teaching from Duke University and later became a Science Teacher in Charlotte, North Carolina where she spent the next two years. Deciding to return to her hometown of Rochester, she then became the Assistant Director of Admissions at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and now serves as the Assistant Director of Health Professions, Public Health and Life Sciences Research in the Career and Internship Center at the University of Rochester. She is thrilled to have come “home” to her Danc’letics family where she can again continue her love of dance and share this passion with her students.
Danielle Driscoll Miss Danielle has been a part of Danc’letics of Rochester for more than 30 years. Danielle began her years at Danc'letics as a student at age 3 and has been teaching at the studio for over 12 years. Miss Danielle was a member of the very first "Danc'letics Disney Cast" in 1995 and then returned again to perform with the studio in 1997. Since 2000, Miss Danielle has been an integral part of the Performance Group and Disney Staff. Miss Danielle is a graduate of St. John Fisher College and has taught math for the Rochester City School District since 2003. Miss Danielle lives in Greece with her husband John and two children.
Christine Flint Miss Christine received her Bachelors in Fine Arts in Dance from the University of New York at Buffalo where she performed in concert Modern dance as a member of the Zodiac Dance Company. She started her professional career during college performing as an NFL Cheerleader for the Buffalo Bills. After completing college, her professional dance experience had her traveling and performing in such places as the “Sandcastle” in Guam. She also was a member of the Atlanta Hawks NBA Dance Team, Upstate NY Summer Stock Musical Theatre and performing alongside such starts as Michael Crawford and David Cassidy in “EFX” while living in Las Vegas. Christine traveled and performed for several years with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines as both a Dancer and Dance Captain. Christine has been recognized nationally for her innovative choreograph and looks forward to sharing her experiences and knowledge with her students.

Shannon Markin-McMurtrie

Miss Shannon began her dancing training in 1989 as a student at Danc’letics. The experiences she had while being a two-time Disney performer, and as a classroom assistant made her decision to pursue to a teaching career an easy one. Miss Shannon has been a part of the Danc’letics teaching staff since 2004. She holds a degree in Elementary Education and Special Education from SUNY Brockport, and a Masters Degree in Literacy Education. In addition to her teaching studies, Miss Shannon has completed coursework at SUNY Buffalo State College and SUNY Brockport in dance. Miss Shannon continues her love of learning and development as a dancer by attending workshops and classes in New York City. Miss Shannon loves to instill the love of learning in her students, and truly enjoys seeing the growth in each and every one of her students.

Meghan McGuire

Miss Maggie has been part of the Danc’letics Family since 1994 and became a teacher at the studio in 2009. Miss Maggie is a recent graduate of The College at Brockport with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. While studying at The College at Brockport she was chosen to present solo choreography at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research in Utah. She has also presented her choreography in New York City and performed choreography in Chicago, IL and North Carolina. Upon her graduation from The College at Brockport she was awarded Dance Departmental Scholar. As a dancer at Danc’letics, Miss Maggie was able to travel and perform in Walt Disney World twice with the Disney Cast as well as New York City. She has extensive experience in modern, ballet, jazz, tap and pointe and as a recent college graduate hopes to inspire the desire in young dancers to pursue their passions for dance.

Jenna Palermo

Miss Jenna has studied dance at Danc’letics for 16 years.  She has had the honor of performing in the esteemed Danc’letics Disney Cast in 2009 and in 2011. Jenna is thrilled to be a member of the teaching staff at Danc’letics and has studied Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Pointe, Modern and Hip Hop.

Tarrah Phelan Miss Tarrah joined the Danc’letics family more than 19 years ago. Through her years of study she has trained in Ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, hip/hop and modern dance. Miss Tarrah has also been a proud tow-time member of the Danc’letics Performance Group and Disney Cast. Tarrah is a graduate from The College at Brockport SUNY and holds both a BS in Therapeutic Recreation as well as a BS in Psychology.

Throughout her years of study at the College at Brockport, Tarrah continued to expand her dance knowledge in the studies of Ballet, modern, African and Movement and Self Awareness classes at the colleges esteemed Dance Department. Tarrah truly enjoys sharing her knowledge and experiences with others, and finds it extremely rewarding to be able to help her student's learn and grow as dancers.

Connie Wood Miss Connie is the Administrative Assistant at Danc’letics of Rochester. Connie has been a part of the Danc'letics family for over 22 years. Connie also works full time for the Rochester City School District and lives in Greece with her husband Ron. They have three children, and four beautiful grandchildren. Connie truly loves being a part of the "Danc'letics Family and looks forward to meeting new people as they begin their dance education at the studio.



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