Annette Lannello/Osinski has had a love and passion for dance since the age of 4. Extensively trained in jazz, tap, ballet, modern and lyrical with Joyce Farranto, Sam Fiorello, Janice Blum, Maris Battaglia in Buffalo, NY. She then trained in New York City with Luigi, Lyn Simonson, Phil Black and 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 32nd year in business creating technically trained students with phenomenal artistry. 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 summer intensives such as the Chautauqua Institute of Fine Arts, Nysssa Summer Intensive, The Pittsburgh and Cincinnati Ballet Intensives. Students have gone on to dance on Broadway and touring companies such as the King and I, dance companies such as Philadanco, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and Las Vegas.
Throughout her career, Annette and her studio take pride participating in charitable events. The studio performs an annual Christmas performance for the Cerebral Palsy Foundation, 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 local and national dance competition in an electric wheelchair. He and his class have enjoyed much success and have given encouragement and hope to others.