Barb Denny's Studio of Dance Arts BBB Business Review


(716) 681-6515

25 Lake Avenue, LancasterNY 14086, USA

Katie Anderson

Katie has been a member of the B.A.D. family since she was 4 years old.  She knew it would always be a part of her life.  Through the years she has taken a variety of classes including tap, jazz, ballet, modern, acrobatics and lyrical.

Katie holds a Masters of Science in Special Education and her Bachelor's of Science in Art Education.  She is married with 2 children, who have also begun their dance journey's.

Katie enjoys sharing her love of dance with children, teenagers and adults alike.

Joy Russell

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Sara Bucci

Sara has been a member of the B.A.D. family for 18 years.  She has been dancing since she was 1.5 years old.

She is attending college and has been a dance assistant at Barb Denny's Studio of Dance Arts for 5 years.

Kelsey Stempien

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Laurie Oravec

Laurie has been a member of the B.A.D. family for 30 years.  She has studied with Barb Denny, Beverly Fletcher, Maris Battaglia, The American Academy of Ballet, Luigi's Jazz Center and Broadway Dance Center NYC.

Laurie has been teaching at B.A.D. for 10 years.  She has also taught at DMA's PAC Workshop (Detroit) and DMA's SHIP and TTS programs, to name a couple.

Laurie has a B.S. in Business Administration.  She freelances as a public relations professional and paralegal.

Holli Simme

Holli has been a member of the B.A.D. family for over 18 years.  She has studied many styles of dance and currently teaches jazz, ballet, lyrical and technique.

Holli has performed at many places, including opening for Disney's Mitchell Musso and Raven Symone.  She has worked with Shakespeare in Delaware Park and played Peaseblossom in 2012's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Holli graduated from the University of Buffalo and was a member of the Zodiaque Dance Company..

Patti Lojacono
Patti has over 20 years of dance and baton experience.

She attended Gerianettes Baton and Drum Corp and School of Dance, coached the Maryvale cheerleading team for 7 years, judged at several competitions and was on her varsity gymnastics team.

Sam Burning

Coming soon.

Jaela (Bailey) Matthews

Jaela has been a member of the B.A.D. family since 1990; first as a student, then assistant, and now teacher.  She earned her elementary education degree and Masters in Reading.  She is a certified Pre K-6 teacher, having taught second grade in the Orchard Park School District for the past 12 years.

Jaela teaches combination and "Me + 1" classes.  She is married with 3 children, 2 already beginning their dance journey at Barb Denny's Studio of Dance Arts.

Michael Hitzel

Michael has been a member of the B.A.D. family for over 20 years.  As a performer, Michael was a two-time title winner and high scoring competitor.  He has performed at Walt Disney World and worked on an instructional tap video entitled "Tap Works" with Beverly Fletcher and Sam Viverito.

Michael was a guest choreographer for Zodiaque Dance Company at the University of Buffalo.  He has also traveled to Mexico to teach and judge for Interdanza.

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