Dance Faculty

Shannon Grant: Ballet, Pointe & Variations

Shannon Grant Shannon Grant is currently dancing with Ballet Long Island, Jersey City Ballet, Pink Pig Ballet and award winning choreographer Jamie Benson. She has performed throughout the United States and internationally with Ballet de Printemps, City Ballet of San Diego, Ballet New England, Media City Ballet, BalaSole, Ballet Magique, David Taylor Dance Theatre, Scottish American Ballet and others and originated a role in the Ovation Award winning musical Shag With a Twist. Shannon danced in music videos for Velvet Revolver, Avenged Sevenfold, Dame Fortune and other bands, as well as in commercials and fashion shows. She graduated from Columbia University with a BA in American Studies and also holds an Associate Degree with Honors in Business Administration. Shannon Grant loves sharing her knowledge of dance through teaching and has taught all over the New York tri-state area and in Los Angeles to dancers of all ages and abilities. Visit for more.

Saya Harada::
Ballet | Pointe | Choreography |Character & Modern | Variations

Ms. Harada currently teaches ballet, Pointe and choreography at Arts Cure Center (Queens) and Huntington Center for Performing Arts. As a part of internship she also worked at American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School as a class assistant teacher and a summer intensive counselor. Saya is the first Japanese citizen who obtained both MA in Dance Education/ABT ballet pedagogy from NYU and certification as an American Ballet Theatre certified ballet teacher, who completed the ABT® National Training Curriculum Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 7.

Saya is from Hyogo, Japan. Saya was a company member of Sadamatsu-Hamada Junior Ballet Company for years in Kobe. She danced major soloist roles in Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker, Don Quixote, Le Sylphide, and other classical ballets. In NYC, she has performed with Sokolow Theatre Ensemble, 277 Danceproject and Azul Dance Theatre. She also works as a choreographer and has choreographed “A Midnight Spring Dream ~Yozakura~”(2009), “An Abyss of Lament”(2010). She has worked with Long Island Ballet Theatre since 2013 and choreographed “In Your Hands”(2013), “Splash!” (2014) and “Presence”(2014). In 2015 she will choreograph two pieces for Long Island Ballet Theatre which will be performed at the LI Dance Consortium’s “Celebration of Dance” in April. She also directed the new production “Urashima”(2012), and choreographed the production “Princess Kaguya~A Lady from the Moon” (2013 &2014) all presented by Arts Cure Center.

Chloe Singer: Ballet,Yoga

Vassia Spanos: Ballet, Conditioning, Theater Dance

Vassia Spanos has a diverse background in dance and wellness. Possessing a master’s degree in dance education from NYU, she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the field of performing arts.

Vassia’s associate degree in occupational studies reflects her dedication to promoting a multi-faceted approach to health, addressing both the fine and gross motor skill needs of her clients. Her commitment to providing a holistic approach to her practice extends to her work in Pilates, yoga, and massage therapy all in which she holds certifications.

Vassia is a writer for the prestigious Shape Magazine. Her articles teach the significance of self-care and movement to promote optimal health. Readers of all ages benefit from her guidance. 

Vassia’s passion for education has led her to attain her teaching license in Dance Education. She currently imparts her knowledge and love for dance to students in a New York public school. In addition to her teaching role, Vassia has trained soloists affiliated with the renowned American Ballet Theater (ABT), further highlighting her commitment to the art of dance.

Vassia has had the privilege of gracing television screens throughout Greece, showcasing her talents and passion for the arts. She has also had the pleasure of dancing at Radio City Music Hall and BAM theater with remarkable artists and has performed in numerous productions in Greece.Vassia is trained in the Vaganova system and the Limon and Martha Graham technique.

Bianca Delli Priscoli: Ballet, Modern, Theater Dance

Bianca Delli Priscoli is from Salerno, Italy. She began her dance training at age six at Arte studio in Salerno, from which she graduated in 2012, studying ballet modern, contemporary, and jazz techniques. She perfected her knowledge at A.N.D. (Academia Nazionale di Danza) in Rome. Bianca came to New York in 2014, where she successfully completed the independent study program at the Ailey School. She also received scholarships from Dance Theatre of Harlem, Dance Haus Susanna Belerami in Milan, and M.A.C. in Rome. She has performed works by Adriana Borriello, Robert Garland, Dionne Figgins, Darryl Quinton, and Judine Somerville, and has performed at multiple venues in New York City. She has danced for Arte Studio Dance Company, Forza Malizia Dance Company, Bianca Falco/Labilab Company, Long Island Ballet Theatre, Saya Spring Dance Theatre, Fini Dance Company, and Ajkun Ballet Theatre. Bianca is an ABT® Certified Teacher from Pre-Primary through Level Five of the ABT® National Curriculum Training.

Martha Meridith: Adult Ballet, Sub for Primary- Level 5 Ballet classes

See Huntington Center Faculty featured in NYU Steinhardt’s Dance Education Program

Music Faculty

Joan Albright: violin groups & privates

Cathy Beck: viola,violin, cello & piano

Isabella Johnson: piano

Theresa Volpe: Piano & Voice

SarahJane Witchell: Voice

Musical Theater Faculty

Jason Summers :  Artistic Director Mr. Summers has been the Director of the Musical Theatre program at the Huntington Center of Performing Arts since its inception. He is Artistic Director of The Westchester Sandbox Theatre in Mamaroneck, NY. As a director, Mr. Summers has countless off-Broadway,national tour, regional, summer stock, and academic credits. He received his BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he was awarded the Seidman Award at graduation, for his work as both an actor and a scholar. In addition to musical theater productions, Mr. Summers has expanded his talents to include ballet productions  such as The Nutcracker and Cinderella for LI Ballet Theatre which is resident at Huntington Center for the Performing Arts.

Sarah Jane Witchell: Theater Arts Classes, Musical Direction