Instructors

Stephanie Falciano

Stephanie Falciano holds a BA from Hofstra University in dance and MA in School Counseling from Hofstra University.
 
 
She toured China in 1992 and continued dancing abroad with several touring companies, performing in England and Netherlands until 1999. She also attended the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts in 1997, and acted in several student films for Hofstra TV.
 
She started competing professionally in International Latin and American Rhythm getting ranked #1 nationally in the United States Rising Star Championship in American Rhythm Division in 1998. She has also competed in the Theater Arts Division placing first at the American Star Ball Championship in 5/2003; she is a finalist of the USDC Mambo Championship in 9/2009.
 
Stephanie made her debut with her current partner, Vincent Antonelli, at the Jeanne Rimsky Theatre for the Michelle Raitzin concert on June 15, 2010 and have been performing in the tri-state area ever since. They received 4th place in their first competition in the Professional Theatre Arts Division at the Constitution State Challenge Dancesport Championship in 10/2010. They continue achieving Finalist placment in American Rhythm and Theater Arts. A few of them include 2nd in the Open American Rhythm in Boston in 9/2013, and 4th in theatre arts at the Philadelphia festival 4/2014. In May of 2014, they placed 4th in the Professional Showdance and were finalists in the Professional Rising Star at the American Star Ball. They were finalists at NJ State Open in 10/2014 in the Rising Star American Rhythm (cha cha, rumba, swing, bolero, mambo) and 3rd in the Professional Showdance. They recently received 1st place at Kings Ball on 11/29/2014 in the Professional Showdance.
 
Stephanie formalized her ballroom dance training by obtaining Licentiate Degrees in American Rhythm, American Ballroom, International Ballroom and Latin, and Theater Arts from the International Society of Teachers of Dance USISTD and USTA.
 
Stephanie has featured in over 20 episodes of a Ballroom/Latin Public Cable TV Instructional program broadcast over Long Island and New Jersey hosted by Alfonso Triggiani, and conducted invited workshops and performances throughout Long Island, New York and New Jersey.
 
Stephanie Falciano has been a dance teacher for 20 years and currently owns and runs her own school "Stephanie’s Dance with Us" in Syosset, for children and adults, training candidates for ISTD Certifications, competitions and social occasions. She is also a teacher of dance at the Bronx Public School System since 2008.

Vincent Antonelli

Vincent Antonelli believes dance is the only art form that combines physical, emotional, and spiritual in a human body in motion. He commenced his formal ballroom training under the tutelage of such champions in ballroom dance as Shirley Ballas, Eddie Simon, Diana McDonald and Rufus Dustin. Vincent holds an associate degree in American Rhythm with the USTA. Vincent teamed  with Stephanie and made their debut at the Jeanne Rimsky Theatre for the Michelle Raitzin concert on June 15, 2010 and have been performing in the tri-state area ever since. They received 4th place in their first competition in the Professional Theatre Arts Division at the Constitution State Challenge Dancesport Championship in 2010.  They compete professionally, achieving Finalist placing in American Rhythm and Theater Arts. They placed 2nd in the Open American Rhythm in Boston in 9/2013, and 4th in theatre arts at the Philadelphia festival 4/2014. In May of 2014, they placed 4th in the Professional Showdance and were finalists in the Professional Rising Star at the American Star Ball. They were finalists at NJ State Open in 10/2014 in the Rising Star American Rhythm (cha cha, rumba, swing, bolero, mambo) and 3rd in the Professional Showdance. They received first place at Kings Ball on 11/29/14 in the Professional Showdance. They continue to perform and compete, as well as train up and coming young aspiring dancers. 

Maria DeAngelis

Maria DeAngelis Campanella is a black belt in Kempo-jujitsu , and has been training in and teaching Taichi and Kickboxing for 6 years. Maria is a fitness instructor and personal trainer serving both Suffolk and Nassau county .  Recently, she has taken an interest in ballroom dancing after having had 12 years of formal ballet and 5 years of belly dancing.  She is currently pursuing her original love for dance once again. Maria has a BA in English Literature and teaching, as well as an MS in TESOL. She holds 3 certifications with NYS as a classroom teacher and has been in the classroom with people ranging in age from 5 to senior citizens for both academic and fitness purposes. She is a teacher by nature and it is the core of everything she does. 

Ken Broggelwirth

With more than 25 years dance experience, Ken continues teaching children and adults in social or competitive styles and actively competes with students. His range of dances includes Standard/Latin and Smooth/Rhythm styles as well as Hustle, Salsa, Bachata, Argentine Tango. Ken maintains an aggressive exercise, cycling, and nutritional schedule and when he retires from his Technology career plans on dancing. “Dance and Music feed the mind, spirit, and body,” so I am especially proud to be affiliated with Stephanie and her Dance with Us studio. She has been a great friend, mentor, and wonderful coach and true professional, who has inspired me to push myself to reach the stars and of course “keep stretching.”

Yoshie Kondo

Instructor, Performer, Choreographer Of International Latin Dance (IDTA)  Zumba Fitness Trainer  Flower Arrangement For All Occasions’ Born in Japan, residing in New York City Yoshi Kondo enjoys teaching Latin Dance and Fitness classes to children, teens and adults in Hong Kong and Shanghai. Her daily students enjoy the unique and easy format of Yoshi’s teaching style and step-by-step curriculum. Teaching others to dance and exercise is her specialty!

Lorna Zawacki

Lorna Zawacki received her training at The School of American Ballet and The American Ballet Theater School. She has performed with The Light Opera of Manhattan, Philadelphia Lyric Opera, New Haven Ballet, Bernhardt Ballet,Radio City Music Hall and The Liberace Show to name a few. Lorna is also a guest teacher at Ballet Academy East in Manhattan and coaches competitive ice skaters and dancers on Long Island.

Frank Wolf

Has been teaching American International Style Ballroom and Latin since the 1980's. He has had extensive international training with Elizabeth Romain, Fran Rogers and Dennis Udell Paul Beaten.