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

Danielle started her dance career at age 8. She danced competitively (jazz and acrobatics) throughout the tri-state area including New York City.

 

She went on to become a two time captain for the Uconn Huskies cheerleading squad. She was chosen to be a staff member for UCA (Universal Cheerleader’s Association) in which she taught throughout the East Coast.

 

Danielle later moved to New York City in 1992 and became a professional dancer/ cheerleader for the New Jersey Nets. She also studied acting and landed a role on the daytime soap opera “One Life to Live”, as well as several television commercials including national ads for Glad, Toyota, Camry, Tide, Leapfrog, Foxwoods Casino, and Olive Garden.

 

After 11 years in NYC, Danielle moved to Guilford. She now resides here with her husband Joseph and daughters Mea, 8 and Julia, 6 and son Luca, 4. She also has an 18 year old stepson, Joey, who is a very successful actor in Canada. He stars in the number one rated TV show, “The Parents.”

Danielle Scarpellino , Instructor