Cristina Siegel, a native of North Wales, began tap dancing at four years old. During her youth, Cristina’s interest in dance lead to a bigger investment in the art as she began studying jazz, modern, ballet, & pointe. Her passion for dance earned her a talent scholarship where she graduated from DeSales University with a B.A. in Dance. During college she was instructed by esteemed professors; Timothy Cowart, Angela Sigley, Trinette Singleton, & had the privilege to perform for Tara Madsen Robbins, Camille Armstrong, New Street Dance Group, & Natalie Desch. Cristina is currently in her first season with The Lady Hoofers, an all female tap company based in Philadelphia. She could not be happier to share her talent and passion for dance for the second year here at Dance 360!
Renae began gymnastics at age 3 and by age 10 was competing as a Level 8 gymnast. After many accomplishments as a gymnast, Renae decided to pursue high school cheerleading and was the only freshman to make the varsity team where she cheered all 4 years. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Criminology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Master's Degree in Education at Philadelphia Biblical University. Renae is a Health and Physical Education teacher, grades 6-12, and has been coaching gymnastics and cheerleading to kids of all ages since 2003. Renae is thrilled to share her passion for gymnastics with Dance 360 and is excited to see the beauty of dance and gymnastics come together!
Kayla danced for 14 years taking classes in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, and lyrical and has always had a passion for the arts. In high school, Kayla was the Vice President of the Performing Arts Department at Archbishop Wood High School. She also loves working with children and has worked in a daycare setting for over five years. Kayla's experience as an educator is with children ages 2 through 5. She also enjoyed choreographing her school's annual Holiday Show and Graduation Shows! Kayla is very excited to be a member of the Dance 360 team, and can't wait to share her passion for dance with her students!
Nicole Doran has over 30 years experience in dance training and performance and more than 15 years in dance and movement exploration and instruction. She holds a BFA in Dance from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and an MA from Drexel University in Dance/Movement Therapy. Throughout the years, Ms. Doran has instructed ballet, modern, and jazz classes in Bucks County. She has produced performances in the Philadelphia area, as well as within Ministry at Calvary Chapel of Philadelphia, and began a preschool Creative Movement program (Bodies On The Move) which emphasizes intellectual, social, and emotional development. Ms. Doran is thrilled to be a part of Dance 360! She looks forward to working alongside her students to bring out the dancer they were created to be!!
Kelly Leahy began dancing at the age of four and danced straight through school. She started in gymnastics and then moved into jazz, tap, ballet and pointe. Ballet was her favorite form of dance and that was what she focused on during her time with The Malta Ballet Company in upstate NY. She was the lead in their production of The Nutcracker in the 90’s and had the honor of dancing beside principals in the NYC Ballet. While dancing, Kelly assisted her own dance instructor teaching the younger students. She has always loved to work with young children and dance was the first form of teaching she did. Kelly studied education at Saint Joseph’s University and received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in the field. You may recognize her as she is currently a teacher at Upper Moreland Primary School! Kelly was also a competitive figure skater throughout her school years and continued to coach figure skating throughout college. She has recently gotten back into the sport and skates competitively with the Philly Spirit, a synchronized skating team based out of the Philadelphia Skating Club. Kelly loves to dance and work with kids so she is very excited to be a part the Dance 360 staff!
Katie Gutgesell began dancing at a very young age and hasn’t stopped since! She grew up dancing and competing winning many national and regional competitions. Katie attended Shippensburg University where she performed for the Shippensburg Dance Team. She then went on to attend Penn State Abington where she received her Paralegal Certificate. Upon graduation Katie taught various genres of dance to students of all ages. Katie currently works as a paralegal and enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. Katie is excited to be a part of the Dance 360 family and share her love of dance with all of her students!
Tracy Latini is the director and owner of Dance 360. Tracy started dancing at the age of five and began competing at the age of eight. Tracy graduated from DeSales University with a BA in dance in 2003. During her college career, Tracy performed and choreographed for the DeSales Dance Company and the DeSales dance team. Her choreography has been showcased in the DeSales Dance Ensemble, the “GLUE” series, and various venues throughout PA. Since graduation, Tracy was a member of the House of the Roses dance company in NYC under the direction of Jeff Shade, where she performed at “Project Dance” in Times Square, the faculty shows at Steps on Broadway, St.Joseph’s College in Long Island, and various events throughout NYC. Within the House of the Roses, she also taught and assisted weekly outreach dance classes for children struggling with hunger and homelessness in NYC. Tracy also taught at the DSU Conservatory of Dance, Campus Kids summer camp, the NJ Public School system in Glen Rock NJ, Robin Horneff’s Performing Arts Center of NJ, Perfect Pointe Performing Arts Studio of NJ, as well as master tap classes at the DeSales Tap Jam, Marywood University and various studios throughout NJ and PA. Tracy was one of the choreographers for the Perfect Pointe Dance Company and has been awarded numerous honors for her unique and creative choreography including platinum awards and overall high score awards.
The focus of Dance 360 is utilizing the art of dance in teaching students positive skills that will last a lifetime. It is Tracy’s belief that a child who experiences dance develops an understanding of what dedication, hard work, and discipline are all about. Her goal for all of her students is to help them develop artistic strengths that encourage their inner passion, while building self-confidence.