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Amber Sorgato - Owner and Faculty

Owner / Faculty: Amber Sorgato received her BFA in Dance from The Boston Conservatory in 1995. She enhanced her dance education in intensive  programs at Harvard and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. She taught her first dance class at age sixteen, accepted  her first professional performing dance job at seventeen, and has worked and trained in dance ever since. For two decades  she has performed in concert dance companies, production shows, cruise lines, musical theater, television, film and taught  throughout the country. Professional performing credits include: Celine Dion ". ..A New Day", Radio City Rockettes, "Storm",  and "Notre Dame de Paris". Musical theater credits include: "No, No Nanette" and "Paint Your Wagon" at the Starlight Theater  in San Diego, CA. Television and print work credits include: Oprah, the World Music Awards, CBS, VH1, and A&E specials, DVD  of " A New Day", featured articles in "Dancer" magazine, and various industry magazines/newspapers and


television shows in  America/Europe and Canada. Artists she had the pleasure to work with are: Celine Dion, Elton John, Franco Dragone, Jamie  King, Maurice Hines, Doriana Sanchez, Gene Castle, Don and Bonnie Ward, and Martino Muller. Amber is so grateful for the many happy years working as a professional dancer and is equally grateful to own her own studio. She counts sharing her  passion of dance with others as one of her favorite things in life.




Jane Bartell - Faculty

Faculty: Originally from NY, Jane Bartell's dance training comes from Debbi Dee, Phil Black, Henry LeTang, Jose de la Cuesta, and Michelle Assaf. Jane's dance experience includes being dance captain to the Radio City Rockettes and performing with them for 6 years. She has performed with headliners such as Susan Anton, Maurice Hines, Rip Taylor, and the cast of the television show Viva Variety. She has choreographed for theme parks, television shows and cruise lines, as well as various musical theatre productions in Las Vegas. Other credits include: 6 international tours of "42nd St", 3 companies of "A Chorus Line" and numerous other musicals including: "Will Rogers Follies", "Big River", "Sugar Babies", "Hello Dolly", "Pippin", and "Sweet Charity". Jane is proud to say she has performed in every state of the continental US, as well as world wide in the Bahamas, Mexico, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, France, Israel and Italy. She is ecstatic to be a part of "Studio 34 Dance Academy"!


Faculty: Danylle Smith received her B.F.A. in Dance from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2014. She is an alumni from Studio 34 Dance Academy, where she studied in the teacher training program. Throughout her time at UNLV, she got to perform in South Korea at the Korean National Sports University and in Germany for the Kieler Dance Festival. She also has an interest in choreography which has given her an opportunity to present choreography at AAPHERD, Dance in the Desert, and internationally at the Kieler Dance Festival. Danylle has also worked alongside dancers from the Gus Giordano Jazz Company and Cirque De Soleil and performed with Cirque De Soleil dancers for a special project for DreamWorks Animation. Danylle looks forward to teaching, performing, and choreographing to expand her own artistry.


Kim Meoli - Faculty

Faculty: Kim Meoli began her training in Phoenix, AZ where she also began her teaching career.  Her dance career took her to New York City and L.A. to further her training with teachers such as Joe Tremaine, Doug Caldwell, Michele Assaf, Joe Lanteri, and Suzie Taylor. She has traveled the world performing in "42nd Street", "Will Rogers Follies", "The Radio City Easter Extravaganza", and had a ten year career with "The Radio City Rockettes".  National and local commercials, film and television credits include Tommy Hilfiger, Panasonic, Guiding Light, Star Search and the film "What Women Want". She was the assistant choreographer for "Winds of the Gods" at the Luxor and other Las Vegas review style shows in Atlantic City and Monte Carlo. She has been in Las Vegas for twelve years performing in such shows as "EFX", "Abracadabra", "Jubilee", and "The Rockettes". She is elated to share her love of dance with the students of Studio 34 Dance Academy!


Faculty: Josef graduated from The Baltimore School For The Arts, and became a principal dancer with the international renowned Hubbard Street Dance Chicago for 15 years. He was the lead singer in the 1st National Tour of Fosse, and a featured performer in A New Day starring Celine Dion at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. His Regional Theatre credits include: Cats (Mistoffelees), Brigadoon (Harry Beaton), and Carousel at Reprise in LA. He has also traveled the world for three years as a guest entertainer for Princess Cruises. Please check out his debut CD SOMEBODY online at jopatrick.com .


Lisa White - Faculty

Faculty: Lisa White received her training with Gus Giordano and Lou Conte in Chicago. While in Chicago, she taught ballet and jazz at River North Dance Studio and Lou Conte Dance Studio, home of the Hubbard Street Dance Company. Ms. White performed with the Radio City Rockettes, and has toured nationally and internationally with magician David Copperfield. Some of Ms. White's musical theatre credits include: "West Side Story", "Evita", "Guys and Dolls", "Sophisticated Ladies", and "Singin' in the Rain". Ms. White currently teaches master classes throughout the country, is a returning judge for "Starpower" dance competition and choreographs a variety of trade and production shows. She has been with Studio 34 Dance Academy since the beginning and is thrilled to be returning for another season!


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