Our faculty’s professional experience and educational training is unamatched by any other studio in Western New York.

Lenny Castilone

Mr. Castilone has been involved with The David DeMarie Dance Studio since its inception in 1968. His formal training has been entirely with the DeMarie Studio and he continues to broaden his expertise by studying with renowned teachers and attending dance seminars throughout the country. Read More ⟩


Karen Palmerton trained under internationally renowned David DeMarie and was his assistant choreographer for numerous New York State Pageants and industrials. She has continued on as an esteemed faculty member.  Read More ⟩


Shanon began dancing at DDD in 1976 at the age of 3. Her love for teaching began as a class assistant at age 14 and by age 18 she was teaching her own classes.  Shanon has won numerous choreography, entertainment, and high score  Read More ⟩


Denise Gorny trained at the David DeMarie Dance Studio since she was 6 years old, under the direction of David DeMarie himself, as well as Leonard Castilone. She has shared her love for dance by teaching many students for the last 26 years. Read More ⟩


Tyler grew up in Mooresville, North Carolina. He attended a local dance studio, Lake Norman Dance Gallery, under the direction of Nikki Ritchie-Hensley, training there from age 7-18. While still in high school, Tyler performed with Kool and The Gang…Read More ⟩

Anne Marie

Ann Marie is a graduate of Mercyhurst College where she received her BA in Dance. She also holds  a Masters Degree in Education from SUNY Buffalo.
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Jennifer received her early training at the David DeMarie Dance Studio in Clarence, New York under the direction of David DeMarie and Leonard Castilone. She continued her dance education at the University of Buffalo…Read More ⟩


Colleen McLenigan began her dance training at the David Demarie Dance Studio at the age of 3. She went on to compete on a national level with the DDD competition team for nine…Read More ⟩


Ashleigh, Mr. Lenny’s niece, started dancing at DDD when she was 3 years old. As she became older, and a more advance dancer, she joined the DDD national competition teams. Read More ⟩

Olga Aru

Olga received her degree in ballet and dance pedagogy from the Kiev State Ballet College, Ukraine in 2008. Since graduation, Olga has had a whirlwind of performance, choreographing and teaching experiences. Read More ⟩

Olivia Lovsin

Olivia Lovsin began her dance training at Joanne’s Dance Extension under the guidance of Joanne Zavisa when she was four years old. Read More ⟩

Susan Williams

Susan has over 25 years of customer service and management experience ranging from small business to major corporations.  Read More ⟩

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