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Happy Opening and Broadway Debut Sophia Kekllas!

ATDW STUDENT UPDATE: SOPHIA KEKLLAS is making her Broadway Debut, this Sunday, in Andrew Lloyd Webber's School of Rock! She will be playing the role of Katie! Happy Opening, Sophia! we are all so very proud of you!

34th Annual Spring Dance Showcase

Spring Showcase 2017 is on June 10th - do you have your tickets yet?

Its spring - so it must be showcase time!

Time for Moving up and Moving on!

Every year, around this time, dancers, teachers, and artistic directors start to feel the days waning before the end of the year comes to pass. We, at ATDW, are not immune to this feeling. We know that our dancers are looking forward to putting their new skills to the test onstage and that parents are eager to support their dancers as they enter stage left and hit their marks. It is all very exciting - but it's a bit melancholic as well.

We feel the tug of heartstrings as our seniors prepare to leave and begin to start their next adventure: whether it's dancing in college, professionally or never again - we hope to leave them with lasting memories and friendships that will last a lifetime. They know, as each class before them has, they ar...

Guys and Dolls Tour Reunion – 2016

This evening I traveled to NYC to visit with old friends from the National Tour of Guys and Dolls (1992-1994) that originated in Hartford, Ct. in September of 1992 after 6 weeks of rehearsal in NYC and Ct. Some of us had the pleasure of working many times together prior to and afterward over the years that followed and some only once but this show and this cast left indelible impressions upon all of our lives.

Take a look at this cast list – the cast from this tour has made quite a contribution to the Musical Theater landscape. The dancers that originated the touring cast included: Roxane Barlow, Lisa Dawn Cave, Kriss Dias and Michelle O’Steen-Vivona and Mary MacLeod and on the male side: Andy Blankenbuehler, Bill Burns, John ...


Michelle and Jerome Vivona – Owners and Artistic Directors of the American Theater Dance Workshop in New Hyde Park, celebrating its 34th year!

Michelle and I became the Artistic Directors of the American Theater Dance Workshop four years ago this past August. Prior to that, we spent our careers working in Ballet Companies, on Broadway, TV and Film and Michelle spent 6 seasons as a Radio City Music Hall Rockette. Our goal was to bring our unique understanding of what it takes to become successful in the business and the arts to Long Island. We met in Paris doing West Side Story and fell in love – we were engaged almost immediately and spent the next two and a half years working together, on tour and on Broadway. 25 years later ...