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Local Dancers from West Side Perform at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center

Americano; Ballet - choreographed by K. Mugavero Julia Hart, Katherine Maio Credits: Samatha Harris Treston
Americano; - Ballet, choreographed K. Mugavero Lea Suskid,ClaudiaTreston, Rachel Karger, Amanda Moreira   Credits: Samantha Harris Treston
Front row (L to R): Cailey Sholts, Kate Freund, Megan Corbit, Claire McLagan, Julia Lupo Second row: Ines Valadares, Laurie LoSapio, Claudia Treston, Bridget Miceli, Leah Suskind, Brooke Ewer, Olivia Michalewski, Sarah Freund, Cydny Pina Third row: Caitlin Mugavero, Julia Papas, Paige Ewer, Allie Hart, Skyler Naclerio, Julia McLagan, Emily Christel Back row: Marta Valadares, Amanda Moreira, Samantha Kratochvil, Jamie Bierce, Rachel Karger, Katherine Maio, Brielle Ricardi, Julia Hart, Cecilia DeBruycker, Emily Gilbert, Chloe Kehayas, Jaclyn Lupo, Anna Kisatski, Dale Julian-Bierce
Bolero (Lon Lon) - Modern, Choreography A. Deventer Julia Hart Credits: Samanbtha Harris Treston
Bolero (Lon Lon) - Modern; Choreography A. Deventer Julia Hart, Jamie Bierce, Leah Suskind, Paige Ewer Credits: Samantha Harris Treston

RANDOLPH, NJ- Members of the local performing arts community had a momentous opportunity to perform at Avery Fisher Hall. Students at the West Side Dance Center were invited to perform at the Performing Arts Educuators 9th Annual Invitational at Avery Fisher Hall, located in the world-renowned Lincoln Center.  

West Side’s program included multiple disciplines of dance – modern, ballet, tap and jazz, showcasing the strength of the dance program offered at West Side Dance Center. 

In a thank you letter from the event, Matt Staub (Artistic Director of Performing Arts Educators) stated, “Strength of a dance program can be noted in the fact that the director is willing to share choreographic opportunities, though his means extra teaching and taking a chance…. West Side Dance center teaches and embodies … self-development through the arts, as well as creating new art.  Our compliments.”    

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Starting with a modern version of Bolero – entitled LonLon, choreographed by Andrea Deventer. Event organizers were particularly enthralled with this selection, stating “Lonlon gave you new energy and a striking first appearance for your group”. 

This was quickly followed by energetic ballet, Americano, choreographed by Caitlin  Lavin-Mugavero. There were many compliments of the day and comments such as, “This made dancing look like fun”.

The third selection of the West Side program was a driving and thunderous tap number “Electric Swing” choreographed by Dale-Julian Bierce and Laurie LaSapio. This tap number was comprised of multiple ensembles, and was met with thunderous applause from the entire audience.

Closing out the program was a high-energy jazz piece, Cinema Italiano, choreographed by Cydny Pina. Genuine appreciation and applause from across the entire audience was felt and heard.

In reflecting on the opportunity, Dale Julian-Bierce, West Side Dance Director,  said “I am very proud of what we accomplished all around; both teachers/choreographers and dancers. West Side brought something very special to the stage. I want to thank everyone for their efforts.


The West Side Dance Center, one of Morris County's most progressive dance studios is committed to providing aspiring dancers of all ages with the finest dance and fitness training available in a fun and nurturing environment. Conveniently located in the Aspen Business Park, this state-of-the-art studio provides premiere dance instruction in classes such as ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, musical theatre, cheer dance, modern, acrobatics, contemporary and lyrical. Classes are available for boys & girls 2½ through adults from beginners to advanced levels. The WSDC's award winning Performance Team offers opportunities for the more serious student; regional competitions, fundraisers, dance festivals and community service.

Summer registration is currently underway. More information can be found at

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