About our Director
Carrie Tron-Marraccini began dancing at age three with Istavan Rabovsky and continued training with the Harkness House for Ballet Arts, NYC Ballet, Boston Ballet and with Marcia Dale Weary at CPYB. She received her BA from Skidmore College in Dance Performance and her MA from NYU in Dance in Higher Education. Carrie has performed professionally with several ballet, Middle-Eastern and Duncan dance companies around the world, and has been coaching and teaching nationally and internationally for 35 years.
About our Classes
Dance Nyaad prepares students in contemporary modern dance through carefully graded levels, beginning at age five through adults. All aspects of modern dance are explored using the methods of Graham, Horton, Cunningham and Release Techniques. Our modern program strongly emphasizes choreography for performance as well as preparation for academic and commercial auditions.
Dance Nyaad trains dancers for competition and commercial performing in our lyrical classes with a dedication to technical development and emotional artistry. Students experience a contemporary blend of themes and storytelling to compliment their jumping, turning and choreography skills. Classes begin at age seven through adult.
Ballet and Pointe
Students are placed in developmentally correct classes, starting from age four through adults. Dance Nyaad strongly suggests ballet for all dancers; our methods insure proper alignment, technique and artistic training to enhance all other forms of dance as well as to prepare young performers for a professional career onstage. Pointe students are individually assessed for pointe readiness. All Pointe classes are carefully structured for beginning students through advanced dancers with a strong emphasis on classical variations and contemporary choreography. Please inquire for a placement for your student!
Technique of Isadora Duncan
Dance Nyaad teaches the fundamentals of Isadora Duncan’s (1877-1927) philosophy and technique. These are wonderful classes for students to begin their exploration of early modern dance in the most organic and nurturing way possible. Classes begin at age three and continue into our repertoire company for older students.
Dance Nyaad offers other classes in jazz, hip-hop, jumps/turns/stretching, Belly Dance, Ballroom and private coaching for solo and group work. Please inquire to book classes outside of our daily schedule.
Musical Theatre Dance
Live theater style dance for students who love Broadway! Students study choreographic elements of popular shows and movies to experience the joy of furthering the plot of theatrical shows with Fosse, DeMille, Cole, Blankenbuehler and other contemporary techniques. Classes are available from age five through adult.