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Legacy Staff 


Miss Dana


Miss Dana has been teaching for over 15 years and dancing practically her whole life. Hip hop is her passion. She had been on a traveling competition team from the ages of 13-18 and competed in many competitions all over the east coast. 


Miss Jenna

Miss Jenna has been dancing since age two and plans to dance for the rest of her life. She is trained in tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, modern and hip hop.  Miss Jenna first began teaching at age 16 as a subsititute, and danced about 13 hours a week all throughout high school, as well as dancing for Oceanside High School's Dance Team for two basketball seasons. 


Miss Aliyah

Aliyah Petrone is a Legacy Dance Center alumni who was a title winning member of the competition dance team, and has worked here at Legacy for several years now. She has become a member of the competition team staff in fall 2018. During this year, she has won many first overalls, along with choreography awards for her dances.


Miss Michelle

When Miss Michelle saw how much fun her daughter Taylor was having taking classes at Jacto, she knew she had to get in on the act!!   She loves being one of the preschool and tu tu cute teachers here at Legacy!  As a mom, she understands how important it is to nurture our youngest dancers,


Miss Brooke

Miss Brooke began dancing at age 3.  She studied all styles of dance at Oceanside Dance Center, where she began dancing competitively at age 5.  She has earned many dance scholarships and worked with numerous professional teachers and choreographers such as Peter Sabasino from SYTYCD, Megan "Megz" Alfonso from SYTYCD, Travis Lake, and Theresa Stone. 


Miss Gabby

Gabriela Soto was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and relocated to the states at age 14. Miss Gabby is an alumni from The Ailey School Certificate Program. Theatre credits include Brigadoon (New York City Center), and In The Heights (Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse at the Park).


Miss Angie

Angelica Lopez started dancing at the age of three, and by the age of seven, she started training at Broadway Dance Center in their Children and Teens Program and became a part of their dance company (Arts in Motion). She has performed with the company in many popular venues, including The Macy’s Day Parade and Good Morning America


Miss Kate

Miss Kate has been dancing since the age of two and has studied ballet, modern, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, tap, hip hop and more. She is a Legacy Dance Center alumni and was a member of the competition team for most of her time at Legacy until she graduated. Kate has attended summer courses at the Joffrey Ballet School


Miss Erin

Erin McDonagh is currently attending Marymount Manhattan College where she is studying dance. She began her training at Anita’s studio of Dance and Theater Arts and has continued at Broadway Dance Center, Steps, Peridance and the Long Island High School for then Arts.


Miss Ally

Miss Ally is a Legacy Dance Center competition team alumni.  She has been dancing since she was 4 under the direction of Dana Novello.  Miss Ally is currently a sophomore at Long Island University studying for her B.S. in Psychology. She is a member of the Division1 dance


Miss Peggy

I started dancing at 5 years old at Center stage/CS Dance Stylez. I did competition for many years and always knew i wanted to become a dance teacher. I have been teaching for 18 years now and it’s my dream job!


Miss Taylor

Miss Taylor is an alumni of Legacy Dance Center. After graduating from Massapequa High School/Long Island High School for the Arts in 2020, she went on to study at The Joffrey Ballet School as a Jazz & Contemporary


Miss Sophia

Miss Sophia started competitively dancing at Legacy Dance Center when she was 9 years old. She trained in ballet jazz contemporary hip hop lyrical and acro and won countless awards in her competition career.


Miss Jayme

Miss Jayme’s love for dance runs deep in her blood.  Even though her busy life of being a mom of twins and a NYPD Detective takes up most of her time, she NEEDED to make sure she shared her love of dance  


Miss Corinne

​We Would Like To Thank Miss Corinne For 63 Amazing Years At Jacto Teaching The Children Of Massapequa.  

​we Promise To Never Stop Dancing, And Performing, And We Will Graciously Continue Your "legacy"


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