Diane L. LaBruzzo (Co-Artistic Director) holds a BS degree in Dance Education and Performance from the State University of New York at Brockport. After graduation she joined the faculty of The Dance Center of Queensbury, under the direction of Barbara Tebeau Merlino, as tap and jazz instructor and choreographer. In 1999, she became Artistic Director of The Dance Center of Queensbury and has been Artistic Director for the Adirondack Ballet Theater and now serves on the board. She is a member of Dance Alliance. She has trained in master workshops with Debbie Dee, Al Gilbert, Gus Giordano, Frank Hatchett, Bob Rizzo and Cathy Roe. She has choreographed numerous tap and jazz works for the Dance Center's recitals and regional competitions, dancers received many first place awards in various competitions throughout the northeast.
Caroline Beaty (Co-Artistic Director-Adirondack Ballet Theater) is a graduate of, Glens Falls High School, she attended Springfield College. She began her training under, the direction of Barbara Tebeau Merlino in the preschool program. Caroline has danced many principal roles in our "Nutcracker" and spring performances. She has performed ballet works in Russia. Caroline is an alumnus of the Dance Center of Queensbury and is in her fifth year teaching Ballet, Jazz, Pointe and Modern. Caroline is a Certified member of the Cecchetti Council of America. In November of 2010 she completed her National Cecchetti Ballet teachers examinations in Grade IV and V, receiveing Highly commended and commended. She is in her 6th year of presenting students in exams levels I - IV, Holds “Professional” Level teachers certification with the Cecchetti Council. Teacher for choreographer Jennifer Quinn for Queensbury branch TD Tour Award show 2011Choreographer for 2012 Warrensburg Marathon.
Nicole Woodcock began her training at the Dance Center of Queensbury when she was three years old. Since, she has been apart of The Adirondack Ballet Theater's productions of the Nutcracker, Alice in Wonderland, Coppelia, Cinderella and the Firebird. Nicole has been accepted by audition into the New York City Ballet's productions of Circus Polka and Aurora's Wedding. Nicole has been accepted by audition into prestigous summer intensives such as: The Joffrey Ballet School, The New York State Summer School of the Arts Modern Dance,The Syracuse University Summer Intensive, The Amaerica Academy of Ballet Summer Intensive. Nicole has studied and commended her cecchetti exams grades I - VI and is currently training for her Grade VI ( Professional Intermediate Exam). This past year Nicole Assisted in the Cecchetti Grade I class and greatly looks forward to working again with students in both combination Tap/Jazz/Ballet and Hip Hop and sharing her love ofdance.