Meet our Staff

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Carrie Tron

Artistic Director DanceNyaad, The Isadora Duncan Youth Ensemble and Naiad Contemporary Ballet

Carrie Tron began her training with Istavan Rabovsky at the age of three. She was given a scholarship to the Harkness House for Ballet Arts where she studied with Nikita Talin, Nancy Clement, Julia Simone and Gelsey Kirkland. She was also trained at the Boston Ballet school and with Marcia Dale Weary at CPYB, with New York City Ballet and many others.She received her BA in dance performance from Skidmore College and her MA in Dance in Higher Education from NYU. She was a member of the Isadora Duncan International Institute under the direction of Jeanne Bresciani, Dancers for Isadora, and the Duncan Dance Continuum. Her Legacy derives from the adopted daughters of Duncan, Maria-Theresa, Anna and Irma, or the “Isadorables”.

Ms.Tron has also been privately coached by the late Hortense Kooluris and Julia Levien, considered to be the leading experts in the field. She was a member of Youssry Sharif’s Egyptian Caravan, Gamilla El Massri’s Benat El Nessma Dancers, and an original cast member of Jehan Kamal’s Goddessdance, as well as a cabaret Middle-Eastern performer at clubs throughout NYC like Club Ibis under the direction of the late Serena Wilson.

Ms. Tron has been teaching for the last two decades throughout the tri-state area, including the Northern Westchester Center for the Arts and serving as Classical Director at the Pulse Performing Arts Studio. She choreographs, teaches and lectures throughout the world, and has dedicated her life to bringing the legacy of power and beauty through movement to the next generation of dancers.

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Rachel Hamrick

Rachel trained at the Kirov Academy in Washington D.C from the age of 12. After graduating she went on the dance professionally for 10 years with ballet companies such as Dutch National Ballet, Universal Ballet, Hungarian National Ballet, Orlando Ballet, and Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal. She has toured extensively all over Asia, Europe, and America performing ballets such as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, La Bayadere, Don Quixote, Mayerling, Nutcracker, and Giselle. Rachel is a master teacher for the International Teachers of Dance and is on faculty at STEPS on Broadway in New York as well as teaching at many schools around the tri-state area. She has been freelancing around NYC with companies such as Ballet Neo ,Eryc Taylor Dance, and Terra Firma Dance theater. Rachel is also the designer of the Flexistretcher®, a revolutionary product that helps with flexibility through resistance exercises and stretches.
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Jessica Aronoff

JESSICA ARONOFF is a recent graduate from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she earned her BFA in dance. Prior to her college education, Jessica grew up dancing in the competition and convention circuit where she has won numerous regional and national awards, titles, and scholarships. She has trained extensively in ballet, jazz, contemporary, and modern. Jessica has had the privilege to perform works by Deborah Jowitt, Gus Solomons Jr., Naomi Goldberg, Darcy Naganuma, Patricia Hoffbauer, and Brook Notary. She has performed at Danspace at St. Marks Church, The La MaMa Moves Dance Festival, Past/Forward at the Skirball Center, the Sybarite Showcase at Highline Ballroom, Dixon Place, Alvin Ailey, and Symphony Space. Jessica is currently a freelance dancer, dance teacher, and choreographer. She is a company member of J CHEN PROJECT and 49th Parallel Dance Company, represented by McDonald Selznick Associates Agency, and choreographs and teaches throughout New York and New Jersey.

Contemporary classes with Jessy!
Jessica Aronoff is one of the finest dancers around, and if you want to learn how to move from one of the hippest dancers in NY, DanceNaiad is the place to go! Jessy will introduce younger dancers to the methods of attack, energy and style needed to look like a real pro and her advanced class is for dancers who want a serious workout that focuses on choreography as well as technique and will open up new ways to move and approach complex sequences. Jessy is a favorite amongst our teen-age dancers for a reson! Come in for a free class and see what all the best dancers are taking!

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Ms. Vee

Val “Ms. Vee” Ho is a multi-faceted dancer and performer whose versatile movement background includes Hip-Hop (Freestyle, Breaking, Popping, Locking), House, Chinese Dance, Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Swing, Salsa, Chinese Martial Arts (Wushu), Capoeira, and Yoga. Specializing in street dance and Hip-Hop culture, Vee has studied with such greats as Mr. Wiggles, Skeeter Rabbit, Popin Pete, Greg Campbellock Jr., Ken Swift and Buddha Stretch to name a few. Film Credits: Step Up 3D, College Road Trip and Deep Rising.
Broadway: Groovaloo: Freestyle, Rennie Harris’ Legends of Hip Hop (US & International Tour), Mop Top 20th & 21st Anniversary Reunion.  As a dance educator, Vee’s knowledge of teaching methodology (Bachelor of Education), understanding of human movement (Bachelor of Kinesiology), and experience with all levels and all ages create a fun, challenging, and informative class. Ms Vee has been on the BDC Faculty since 2004, recently joined the Peridance Faculty. She travels throughout the US, Canada and the world teaching Master classes and workshops.
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Rebecca Elizabeth

Rebecca Elizabeth Woll is a native of Katonah, NY and was a founding member of the Isadora Duncan Youth Ensemble with which she toured internationally for 10 years. She has a bachelor’s degree in Dance and English from Connecticut College and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Motor Learning and Control from Columbia University. Rebecca has been a member with Naomi Goldberg Haas, Dances for a Variable Population, and BE Dance Collective and was a founding member and director of isadoraNOW, a contemporary dance company. She has had the opportunity to perform with David Dorfman Dance’s “Underground” project at Lincoln Center’s “Out of Doors” festival and has performed original works by Lisa Race, Alexandra Beller, Doug Elkins, Dan Wagoner, and Heidi Henderson among others. In 2007 her choreography was chosen to represent Connecticut College at the American College Dance Festival and, among others, has been produced by the Joyce SoHo in NYC as part of the theater’s season.
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Danuta Tylinska

Danuta Tylinska boasts an impressive resume that is indicative of her passion and commitment to the art of dance. Prior to her arrival to New York in 2000, Danuta resided in Europe where she achieved recognition in an international spotlight. Among her numerous achievements, including recognition in Polish and German dance championships, Danuta also was a medalist at the World Championships where she triumphantly represented Poland.Professional Career Highlights:

Recipient of The Polish Ministry of Culture scholarship to Germany.
Champion of Socialist Countries in Dance Teams 1988, Olsztyn, Poland
Winners of the Open to the world German Open Championships Dance Teams 1987, Germany
Multiple Polish Championship and Vice-Champion wins in 10-Dances A & B class
3 times Polish Champion Dance Teams Standard – Polish Champion Dance Teams Latin
6 times Polish Professional Championships medalist.
Danuta and her partner represented Poland in World and European Championships 13 times.
7 times as Amateurs and 6 times as Professionals receiving medals multiple times.
6 times Polish Professional Championships medalist.
Danuta and her partner represented Poland in World and European Championships 13 times.
7 times as Amateurs and 6 times as Professionals receiving medals multiple times