Annette Iannello/Osinski has had a love and passion for dance since the age of 4. Extensively trained in jazz, tap, ballet, contemporary, and lyrical in Buffalo, NY. She then trained in New York City with Luigi, Lyn Simonson, Phil Black, Jo Jo Smith, Charles Kelly, Broadway Dance Center & Steps to name a few. This knowledge allowed her to perform professionally for many years.
Ms. Osinski became the Dance Captain for the “Viva Vegas Revue” for many years. Performing along with artists such as Lou Rawls, Chubby Checkers, Engelbert Humperdinck and Rick James. She then became a member of the long running, versatile dance ensemble Fancy Dancin. In 1982 Ms. Osinski opened the Center Stage Dance Studio in Buffalo, NY and became a member of Dance Educators of America. Center Stage is entering their 36th year in business creating technically trained students with phenomenal artistry. Many of the employees at CSDS have been personally trained by Ms. Osinski.
Her dance team has enjoyed much success participating in local and national dance competitions. Many of her team students are local and national title winners. Her students have been accepted to prestigious colleges and summer intensives such as the University of Buffalo, Columbia in Chicago, Point Park University, Fredonia, Howard University, Chautauqua Institute of Fine Arts, Nysssa Summer Intensive,The Joffrey Summer Intensive, The Pittsburgh and Cincinnati Ballet Intensives and a student, Chloe Smith who performed regularly on Dance Moms.Students have gone on to dance on Broadway and touring companies such as the King and I, dance companies such as Philadanco, Royal Caribbean & Stiletto Cruise Lines. Students particpate in many charitable events such as The Aspire Foundation Christmas Show, M.D.A. fundraisers, at hospitals, nursing homes and the Children’s Hospital Telethon. She encourages the disabled to participate in her school dance program and recital just as typical children do.
Her son, James, a boy with special needs, has participated in performances in an electric wheelchair. He and his class have enjoyed much success building self esteem with endless possibilities. Students at CSDS are also given opportunties to perform at Old Home Days, Miss Canal Fest Pageant and many other local events to improve their perfomance level. Ms. Osinski also is an adjudicator for regional and national dance competitions.