ARTISTIC LEADERSHIP

& FACULTY

Professional Dance Education

Under the artistic leadership of Sherry Moray and Ricky Ruiz, The Academy of Dance Arts is the ideal source for learning the magnificent language of dance.  As a premier dance school, our internationally trained faculty have developed dancers with exceptional technique and artistry. 

Sherry Moray teaching at The Academy of Dance Arts

Artistic Leadership

Sherry Moray

Founder & Artistic Director

Ricky Ruiz

Master Instructor/Choreographer/Coach
Academy Dance Alliance Director
Alliance Jazz & Contemporary Jazz Teams Director

Faculty

Alexis Caruso, The Academy of Dance Arts

Alexis Caruso

Ballet & Pilates Instructor

Samantha DeBenedictis

Samantha DeBenedictis

Ballet Instructor

Lindsay Pekny

Lindsay Pekny

Ballet/Jazz/Tap Instructor

Alliance Mini Ballet Team/Teen Team Ballet Instructor & Choreographer

Jamie Salas

Jamie Salas

Alliance Master Tap Instructor & Choreographer

Irina Starovoitova, The Academy of Dance Arts

Irina Starovoitova

Master Ballet & Character Dance Instructor & Choreographer

Diana Stetsura, The Academy of Dance Arts

Diana Stetsura

Master Ballet Instructor

Carrie Nicastro-Ruiz

Carrie Nicastro-Ruiz

Modern & Contemporary Jazz Instructor
Alliance Teen Team Instructor & Choreographer

Joannna Wozniak, The Academy of Dance Arts

Joanna Wozniak

Master Ballet Instructor

Cyx Wynne

Cyx Wynne

Alliance Master Hip Hop Instructor & Choreographer

Andrea Bergeman Rak

Andrea Bergeman Rak

Ballet Instructor

Tom Mattingly

Tom Mattingly

Master Ballet Instructor

Elizabeth Knight

Elizabeth Knight

Ballet Instructor

Penny Bovelli

Penny Bovelli

Creative Dance & Tap

Instructor

Jeanne O'Connell

Musical Theatre Instructor