Limelite Dance Instructors

Tracy’s dance training guided her to New York City on highly coveted dance scholarships. At the age of nineteen, she began a ten-year tour in which she danced and choreographed large-scale dance productions for Matrix. She performed throughout the United States, Japan, Italy, England, Canada, Taiwan, and Prague.

 

Tracy has choreographed for the Hartford Hellcat CBA dance/cheerleaders, arena football’s Connecticut Coyotes All-Star Jam, featuring Magic Johnson, Dance Jam with the New York Knicks city dancers, Leukemia society’s annual Lea’s Valentines Ball, First Night Hartford’s New Year’s Eve opening ceremony as well as, for the Broadway Bound Tappers.

 

Tracy previously owned and operated her dance studio, for fourteen years, in Wethersfield, CT before opening the studio in Guilford. Tracy continues to modernize her dance education in New York City as she currently resides here in Guilford with her family.

Tracy Feldman , Artistic Director and Instructor

Marina started her 18 years of dance training at Limelite in Wethersfield, CT in 1993. She has since dedicated herself to dance. She has studied jazz, tap, hip hop, ballet, lyrical, and pointe. In 2006 she became a member of her high school dance team and was elected captain for the three following years, where she choreographed two plus dances a week for various sports games, school functions, town fundraisers and pep rallies. Through limelite, she has been involved in classes at Broadway Dance Center in New York City, where she was introduced to dancers such as Frank Hatchett and Slam, as well as participated in Starbound competitions, where she placed at high gold and platinum. She has recently participated in the Rockette Experience dance classes in New York City.

 

Currently Marina is going into her third year of college at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, CT this fall where she majors in elementary education in the mathematics department. Here she has also been a part of the CCSU dance team. Marina continues to instruct young students in dancing alongside Tracy in her Guilford, CT studio. She loves working with children and is excited to start a new year at Limelite Dance Studio.

Marina Gallicchio , Instructor

Debbie MacKenzie proudly states that she has lived in Guilford her entire life. It is when she began dancing at Bernice's School of Dance as a child that she developed her love for dance, which has remained with her today. Debbie began her dance-teaching career with Miss Bernice in 1985. It was when she was introduced to the National Association of Dance Affiliated Artists (N.A.D.A.A.) that Debbie was given the opportunity to dance with many great teacher; such as, Bob Rizzo, Anita Duprey and Karen O'Toole.

 

After fifteen years of N.A.D.A.A., in 1983, Debbie opened her own dance studio, the Village School of Dance, in Guilford, CT. She sold her dance studio in 2006, to be able to spend more quality time with her family however, Debbie continues to teach part time at LimeLite Dance Studio and the Dance Hutch in Clinton. When not dancing, Debbie enjoys spending her free time with her brilliant husband, (Bryan) two wonderful daughters, (Melissa and Patty) and three grandchildren (Aliyah, Alex and Jordan.) She is looking forward to another great year at LimeLite Dance Studio.

Debbie MacKenzie , Instructor

Tobi Kretschmer begun his dance career in Germany at just eight years old. His diverse training includes the competitive styles, International Latin & Standard, American Smooth & Rhythm as well as social dances like Hustle and Salsa.

Tobi holds many regional and statewide tiles in Germany, including the German 10 Dance Youth Championship. His more recent awards include Rising Star Champion at the New Jersey State Open and finalist at the Commonwealth Classic, both in 2010.

In addition to his own professional success, teaching others the art of movement has become Tobi’s life passion, from teaching his students the basics to preparing those who wish to compete in Pro/Am competitions throughout the United States. Tobi has additionally taught and choreographed for over 250 wedding couples preparing for their first dance.

Tobi is also guest teacher at the New Jersey Academy of the Performing Arts and PACE University and is on his third year as a professional volunteer for the “Friends of Fresh and Green” Dancing with the Stews annual charity event, at which he won first place in 2014 for his combination of artistry and fundraising. In 2013 Tobi began to direct and produce his own Pro/Am dance showcases, which occur in NYC twice annually.