Alumni

Alumni

DANIELLE KOZEL

Danielle Kozel started her dance training at the young age of 2 at Center Stage and continued there all through high school and college. She attended the University at Buffalo to study dance, where she had the opportunity to partake in master classes and workshops under the direction of Doug Verone, Martha Graham, Jose Limon and Fosse to name a few. At the university, Danielle performed in various shows and was later accepted into the Zodiaque Dance Company where she then performed in the National Dance Education Organization Conference. Since leaving the company, she has been back to guest teach the current company members. After college she moved on to perform in many different production shows with the Royal Caribbean International Cruise Line. While there, she traveled and danced all over the Caribbean and Europe also learning the ariel skill of silks under the direction of C5- Create with no Limits based in Las Vegas. She then went on to perform with Spirit Productions in Myrtle Beach. Danielle currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she is the Dance Captain and Assistant Manager of 'Crazy Girls', as well as teaching professionally at 'The Rock Center for Dance.

ANGELA BUTCH
Angela began learning tap, jazz ballet at Center Stage Dance Studio in her native Buffalo, New York at 6 years of age. Her physical literacy and drive quickly matured as her training expanded into a broad spectrum of movement disciplines including pointe, modern, musical theatre, diving, gymnastics, and track and field. Never content to enjoy her passions unshared, Angela volunteered throughout her youth, teaching ice skating and dance to all ages including people with disabilities.

In 2002 Angela was accepted to the Boston Conservatory where she was awarded the Jan Veen Scholarship. Through her studies at the Conservatory, Angela would perform the works of Jose Limon, Martha Graham, and Murray Lewis as well as create her own works, seeing them performed for artists such as Yoyo Ma. She graduated with a BFA in Dance in 2006.

After moving to New York that same year Angela encountered Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) and immediately recognized an opportunity to help dancers and others reach their physical potential. As a certified MAT Specialist, Angela works with a wide range of clientele, including business professionals, athletes, performers, pre/post natal moms, and senior citizens. As a dancer, Angela is uniquely suited to understanding the needs and demands of fellow performers, and is committed to serving as an active force in the community, using her MAT expertise to provide education and treatment in Soho at Exercise-Intelligence.

In New York City Angela began to pursue a career in acrobatics and circus arts. She kept one toe on the ground dancing with Tribe of Human, The Chase Brock Experience, and training with the Brooklyn-based, 'PopAction' dance company STREB. Most recently Angela was an acrobat in Cirqutacular’s circurious and was a featured aerialist in an off broadway production of Caligula Maximus and played the principle role in Grounded Aerials Insect Inside as Luna the Moth.

Angela is Currently on a World Tour with The Aluminum Show and rebuilding Studio 43 in Brooklyn NY. NYCs only outdoor dance space.
NANDITA SHENOY
Nandita Shenoy started her dancing career at Center Stage in the studio’s first year in 1982. Nandita is an actor and musical theater performer living in New York City.

As a dancer, Nandita’s credits include The King & I (1st National Tour), Sheba (Jewish Rep), The Rocky Horror Show (Hangar Theatre), Man of La Mancha (Maltz-Jupiter Theater), President Harding Is A Rock Star (HERE Arts Center), and West Side Story (Tennessee Rep). Recently, Nandita spent a season at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival where she performed in Julius Caesar (Lucius), Much Ado About Nothing (Ursula), and Moonlight and Magnolias (Miss Poppenghul). Other acting credits include Sex in Other People’s Houses (Lark Theatre), Signature Stories (Lady Cavaliers), and 7-11 Convenience Theater (Desipina). Nandita is also a playwright whose plays have been produced in New York and Washington, DC. Other plays have been read at the Kennedy Center, the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, Salaam Theater, the Bleecker Street Theater, and by the Red Harlem Readers.

As a director, her work has been seen across the country for several shows with Theatreworks/USA and through Studio Tisch with “Grace.” Nandita holds a Bachelors Degree in English literature with a distinction in the major from Yale University. Many thanks to Miss Annette for putting me on stage, the place I love better than any place in the world!
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