Lara Ganz (Owner/Director) has studied dance for over twenty years and has been teaching for over twelve years. She has studied with some of the most important figures in the United States. She has studied many diverse techniques, such as ballet, jazz, flamenco, and various styles of modern dance including the techniques of Alvin Ailey, Martha Graham, and José Limón.
Lara studied at Ballet Concerto, North Carolina School of the Arts, and Bard College. She also completed a summer intensive program with the Jose Limon Dance Company, for which she received a full scholarship.
As an attorney in Rhinebeck, Lara was inspired by her childrens’ yoga class to open Dream Studio, LLC. Through this she hopes to teach the art and love of dance to children and adults alike.
Lara teaches Ballet, Pointe, Modern and is the principal choreographer for Veritas Dance Company.
Susan Zichitella has taught dance for over 25 years including ballet, pointe, lyrical, contemporary, tap, and jazz. She maintains current with the ever changing dance styles and technique through constant extensive research, and she incorporates diverse global influences into her teachings.Susan believes students should have fun while being challenged to grow in a disciplined environment. She cannot imagine ever not teaching students dance. While dancing was fun for her, teaching is her passion.
Susan teaches Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Company Ballet, Variations, and choreographs for the Veritas Company.
Erika Hobson has been dancing for 27 years , and teaching for 7 years. She is a former student of Lara’s, beginning at age 11. After completing numerous summer dance programs and attending Ithaca College, where she had the opportunity to take ballet and modern classes, perform in the dance company, and be a part of the dance team, she returned to Dream Studio as a teacher of ballet, contemporary ballet, and jazz. Erica is also a Speech-Language Pathologist working with preschoolers.
Erika teaches Ballet and Jazz
Lisa Brown started dancing at the age of 5 in Staten Island in a community art showcase coordinated by her father, Dancer/Choreographer, Bryant “Drew” Andrews,and has been nourishing her love of dance ever since.
Lisa joined her father in an endeavor to start “Unique Fitness”, a dance studio launched in 2002 geared to attract young performers of the Kingston community in which she was raised. In 2003 Lisa and her father created the award winning Energy Dance Company in which Lisa is a primary dancer and key instructor. Energy has gone on to win numerous awards in national competitions, perform repeatedly at the Apollo in NYC and on BET as well as tour internationally, performing twice in Germany’s Youth Music Festival. In addition Lisa has studied at Broadway Dance Center in NYC and Debbie Allen’s Dance Academy in California.
Lisa has impressed others with her dynamic dance skills, fun and fresh choreography and passionate work with children of all ages. She is an avid believer in good mental and physical health, is loved and respected by her students and their parents and is determined to continue serving as a positive role model for youth and the community.
Lisa teaches Hip Hop, including Boy’s only Hip Hop.
Erin Burton, a native of Miami, Florida, has danced with Ballet Theatre of Pennsylvania, The Bravo Ballet, and The Eglevsky Ballet. She has also toured all over the country with The National tour of The Phantom of The Opera as well as The Broadway show for 12 years. Trained as a full Scholaship Trainee at The Joffrey Ballet School in New York, she is now teaching ballet to kids and adults all over the NY/NJ area.
Erin teaches Ballet, Strength & Stretch, Tiny Dreamers, Little Dreamers, and Waddle & Swaddle
Aubrey Flick has a BFA in Musical Theater from SUNY Fredonia. She has been performing since she was a tiny tot. While living in NYC, Aubrey began taking silks classes for fitness and fell in love. She has trained with multiple circus artists in the Tri State area. She has performed in NYC and Coney Island, upstate New York, and Connecticut. She loves teaching the arts to anyone and everyone!
“For those determined to fly, having no wings is just a tiny detail.”
Sherri Lewis has been dancing for over 40 years, and has attended classes in tap, jazz, lyrical, pointe, hip hop, and tumbling. She has choreographed numerous musical theater productions over the years, and is thrilled to be joining the staff at Dream Studio. She is a firm believer that dance should be challenging and fun, and she hopes to pass along her love of a tap to her students. When she’s not dancing, Sherri is an IT specialist with a B.S. in Computer Science.
Sherri teaches Tap B, C, D, Adult Tap and Tumbling.