National Dance Institute Center for Learning & the Arts
217 West 147th Street
New York, NY 10039
(212) 226-0083 Tel
(212) 226-0761 Fax

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For studio rental inquiries, contact:
Mike Pitsikoulis,

Studio/Facilities Manager

For information about NDI Center Classes, contact:
Christina Aguirre,

Program Associate


Jacques d'Amboise

Emily Reid
Assistant to the Founder

Ellen Weinstein
Artistic Director

Traci Lester
Executive Director

Jacqueline McNally
Assistant to the Artistic and Executive Directors

Tracy Straus
Artistic Associate

Jerry Korman
Music Director


Aileen Barry
Senior Director of Education & Outreach

Samantha Belth
Director of Advanced Programs

Emily Meisner
Director of Professional Development

Kay Gayner
Director, NDI/China Project

David Marck
Associate Music Director

Hannah Bailenson
Program Coordinator

Christina Aguirre
Program Associate


Michele O'Mara
Senior Director of Development

Armelle Kessler
Manager of Individual Giving & Special Events

Juliana Han Witt
Manager of Institutional Giving

Bretleigh Sandorf
Development Associate


Kit Westerman
Technical Director/Producer


Rachel Lee
Finance and Human Resources Manager

Nathalie Burgos
Finance Assistant

Cherita Griffin
Office Manager

Mike Pitsikoulis
Facilities/Studio Manager

Llewellyn Smith
Facilities Maintenance


Lead Teaching Artists
Jennifer Aks-Neuman
Kelly Buwalda
Andrea Davey-Gislason
Jennifer Eisenberg
Arthur Fredric
Dufftin Garcia
Kay Gayner
Bianca Johnson
Jaimie Kelton
Mary Kennedy
Calia Marshall
Emily Meisner
Dana Panepinto
Charlotte Perebinossoff
Michelle Phillips
Andrew Sakaguchi
Dr. Jenny Seham
Elizabeth Sellner
Tracy Straus

Assistant Teachers
Jessi Colon
Angel Reed
Kaitlyn Smith
Katie Huff Yazbeck

Seiko Akita
Tony Allen
Ly Apelado
Yakir Ben-Hur
Emile Blondel
Tim Harrison
Diana Herold
Todd Keller
Tony Kieraldo
Neal Kirkwood
Mark Kross
David Marck
Brian Marsella
Alex Navarro
Lee Tomboulian
Paul Wyatt