Our Staff

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Steve Sirico

Guest Teacher - Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical Jazz

Steve Sirico’s career has been marked by both national and international successes in dance. After forming the acclaimed Adagio team of D’Valda & Sirico with his partner in 1979, he went on to achieve significant recognition. Steve’s performances span iconic venues like the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas and Teatro Nacional in Buenos Aires. His […]

Angela D’Valda Sirico

Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical Jazz

Angela D’Valda Sirico has enjoyed a prolific career in dance, performing on international stages including “Scala” in Barcelona, Casino Estoril in Portugal, and Theatre Royal in Oxford, among others. She has appeared in prestigious Royal Command performances in Spain and had the honor of performing for Princess Diana. Angela’s television appearances span across shows like […]

Anita Jones

Office Manager/ CMM

Bio Coming Soon!!

Marissa Powers

Tap & Jazz

Marissa Powers is a trained Dancer/Choreographer in the styles of Acrobatics, Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Musical Theatre, Heels, and Lyrical. She is a recent graduate of Sacred Heart University (Class of 2020) and is working on her Master’s Degree in Education at the same University. Throughout her time in undergraduate studies, she was heavily involved […]

James “Fuzz” Sangiovanni

Piano, Voice, Guitar & Ukulele

Born in NYC and currently residing in Connecticut, James “Fuzz” Sangiovanni has been a successful international recording & touring artist, educator, songwriter, composer, producer and musical director for over twenty-five years. You may have seen him out in the world somewhere on stage playing guitar and singing with one of his many bands such as […]

Born and raised in Danbury, CT Ivans passion for music and dance has started at a young age. He was influenced by dancers he has seen in video and in person, which inspired him to train and study dance as a fulltime career. He has performed/trained with several dancers and teachers around CT/NY/LA to help […]

LaToya began her ballet training in her hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana. LaToya has been a student at many prestigious dance schools including Pittsburgh Youth Ballet, North Carolina School of the Arts, Dance Theater of Harlem and The Ailey School, where she received the Judith Jamison Fellowship. Studying at these schools has given LaToya the privilege […]

Silvia Laracca

Jazz, Contemporary, Tap & Preschool

Silvia grew her love for dance at the age of eight. She is a versatile dancer who specializes in Jazz, Lyrical and Contemporary style. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Dance at Dean College. She has had the opportunity to continue studying genre’s she grew up to know such as ballet, jazz, modern, and tap, […]

Hanna Golodinskii

Music Director

Born in Pobuhske, Ukraine, Hanna Golodinskii, a Ukrainian-American Soprano, began her study of music, piano and voice at age of 6 with Olga Kaprova at Pobuhske Music School. She participated in numerous vocal competitions and was the soloist of the vocal ensemble “Smile” at age of 10. At age 15 Hanna became a student of […]

Jess Stafford is a native New Yorker and graduate of NYU Steinhardt’s Dance Education Master’s Program. She also holds a BFA in dance performance from UMASS Amherst. Jess’ national and international performance career includes: The National Tour of Guys & Dolls, The European Tour of Grease, West Side Story, Cabaret, Sweet Charity, Salute to Dudley […]

Simone DePaolo’s dance training began in CT and quickly expanded to NYC where she has trained with such masters as Mr. Charles Kelley, Frank Hachett, Phil Black, Don Farnsworth , and was a fulltime attendee of Alvin Ailey’s American Dance Theatre. Simone’s vocal attributes have allowed her to record lead and back-up vocals for and […]

Ricky Hinds

Guest Teacher

Ricky Hinds, is a D’Valda and Sirico alumnus, is currently the Associate Choreographer for “COME FROM AWAY” on Broadway and was Associate Director for “NEWSIES” on Broadway. His other Directing and Choreography credits include FAME, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, CABARET, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, ALL SHOOK UP 2011 DANCEBREAK. He has served as […]

James Whiteside

Guest Teacher

James Whiteside principal with American Ballet Theatre (ABT) Was born in Fairfield, Connecticut, where he began his training at age nine at the D’Valda & Sirico Dance and Music Centre. In 2002, Whiteside joined Boston Ballet II, where he continued to train under the tutelage of its director Raymond Lukens, now director of ABT’s National […]