tina marie kane

operations manager

GINA MARIE PRISCO IS A NATIVE TO PORT ST. LUCIE, FLORIDA. HER PASSION STARTED AT THE AGE OF THREE WHEN SHE BEGAN HER TRAINING IN BALLET, JAZZ, TAP. IN MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL SHE ACQUIRED HER TECHNIQUE IN LYRICAL, CONTEMPORARY, MODERN, POINTE AND HIP HOP. SHE STUDIED ON THE TREASURE COAST AT STUDIOS SUCH AS SIMPLY DANCE, DANCE ACADEMY OF STUART, ST. LUCIE BALLET, AND SOUTH FLORIDA DANCE COMPANY WHERE SHE WAS A TEACHERS ASSISTANT. MRS. PRISCO FOLLOWED HER DREAM AND CURRENTLY BELONGS TO A PROFESSIONAL DANCE COMPANY KNOWN AS PRESTON CONTEMPORARY DANCE THEATRE. THE COMPANY HAS TRAVELED ON TOUR AND ALSO PERFORMS FOR THE COMMUNITY DONATING TO CHARITY. PCDT'S MISSION IS TO CONNECT PASSION TO PURPOSE. PRIOR TO THAT SHE WAS A FORMER MEMBER OF THE TRAVELING COMPETITIVE TEAM, MISS-ETTES, WHICH PERFORMED IN COMPETITIONS, FESTIVALS AND PARADES. PERFORMING IS NOT HER ONLY LINK TO THE DANCE WORLD, SHE WAS A DANCE EDUCATOR INSTRUCTING PRE-SCHOOL BALLET AND DIRECTED HER OWN LOCAL DANCE TEAM AS WELL AS CHOREOGRAPHED FOR THE CHRISTMAS PAGEANT AT MORNINGSIDE ACADEMY CHURCH. SHE HAS ALSO CHOREOGRAPHED FOR THE REALTOR ASSOCIATION OF PALM BEACH FOR THEIR PRESIDENT INSTALLATION GALA. PREVIOUSLY SHE TAUGHT MODERN, TAP, AND HIP-HOP AT THE GENESIS SCHOOL OF DANCE. SHE ALSO WAS PART OF A PANEL THAT JUDGED THE DANCE CATEGORY FOR MURRAY MIDDLE SCHOOL. GINA HAS ACHIEVED AN ASSOCIATES DEGREE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND BACCALAUREATE DEGREE AT INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE IN HUMAN SERVICES. CURRENTLY, SHE IS THE PROUD OWNER OF ST. LUCIE DANCE THEATRE. SHE TEACHES MOMMY & ME CLASSES BEGINNING AT THE AGE OF 16 MONTHS, BABY BALLET & TAP, BEGINNER BALLET & TAP, ALL LEVEL MODERN AND JAZZ CLASSES. SHE ALSO INSTRUCTS THE ADULT BALLET & JAZZ CLASS. SHE HOPES TO INSPIRE EVERYONE THROUGH DANCE BECAUSE IT IS AN ART THAT IMPRINTS ON THE SOUL.

Nic Garvey

ballet, pointe, contemporary instructor /

competitive team co-coach

steve estime

Hip-hop level 2 & 3 instructor

Amber esposito

baby ballet, baby jazz

baby ballet tap & tumble

Alyssia Sloppey

Acro instructor / 

Hip-hop level 1 instructor

  Amanda has always been passionate about music of many genres and dancing of many styles. She started singing and dancing at the age of 9. Growing up, Amanda sang at church for weekly masses and attended Kimberly’s School of Dance for 5 years. She studied tap, jazz, hiphop, ballet, lyrical, modern, and pointe. In 2008, at age 14, she joined the Centennial High School Choir as an alto and switched to South Florida Dance Company where she was also a teacher's assistant. She was the lead singer for an original band and several cover bands throughout high school and still kept up with her dance education at SFDC. In 2011, she attended Wings to Fly Dance Academy for a year and then started at Genesis School of Dance in 2012, which is also the year she graduated high school as a member of the Tri-M Music Honors Society. She then attended Indian River State College on a Vocal Performance scholarship and received her degree. She participated in IRSC's Company Ensemble, and was the choreographer for all of the advanced variety concerts the group participated in. Currently, Amanda is the cantor at St. Bernadette Church and lead singer for local band “Relayer”. She sings at events, weddings and funerals as a professional soloist. She also teaches private vocal/piano lessons at Key to Music. At St. Lucie Dance Theatre, she teaches all the Musical Theatre and Tap classes. She loves being a music/dance instructor & hopes to use her knowledge to positively influence the lives of her students in many ways. 

Tina has over 30 years of business management and over 20 years of being a dance mom. having worked in many corporate companies, tina has acquired a very knowledgeable background. tina has experience with working in a face paced environment and tending to all students. she has a passion for music and dancing, but her biggest passion is art. she enlightens our dancers with her creativity. 

Casey Petrie

clogging instructor / teacher assistant

Our Mission 


 St. Lucie Dance was created to enrich and inspire individuals of all ages through the art of dance. We believe that every dancer is special and talented. We build on strengths and improve weaknesses to make every child the best dancer they can be. Here at St. Lucie Dance, we encourage and welcome anyone that walks in our doors, making them feel right at home. Come and join our dance family!


       family owned and operated!

 

Amber has over 15 years of dance experience at fabulous feet. she  earned a  2 year "arts degree" studying ballet and modern under molly mcgee at  indian river state college on a dance scholarship. she has taught at fabulous feet for 5 years and has taught with st lucie dance theatre since we opened. amber  has experience working with children and a passion for teaching dance.  















Originally from Long Island NY, Miss Nic began her dance training early on in life. She started training in ballet and tap. Quickly progressing into the competitive realm of dance, she broadened her areas of study to include jazz, musical theater, lyrical/contemporary, street jazz and acro. She has always had a passion to learn more about her craft. Her interests have brought her nationwide to train at intensive workshops. Training from, and dancing alongside, some of the leading names in the industry has given her a well-rounded perspective in most genres. Her professional audition and work experiences have given her knowledge in the art of performance – a lesson she loves to pass down to her students.

After suffering from various dance-related injuries, Miss Nic began solely dedicating her efforts to teaching core fundamentals and preventative techniques for strong, healthy dancers. Technique, alignment and discipline are the focal point of Miss Nic’s instruction. She enjoys bringing outside studies, such as yoga & pilates, into the classroom to enforce healthy movement. She draws inspiration from musicals and literature to create artistic pieces and has won caliber choreography awards that showcase her love of storytelling. Having relocated to Port St. Lucie, Miss Nic is now looking forward to bringing her New York edge to her new home and dance family.Originally from Long Island NY, Miss Nic began her dance training early on in life. She started training in ballet and tap. Quickly progressing into the competitive realm of dance, she broadened her areas of study to include jazz, musical theater, lyrical/contemporary, street jazz and acro. She has always had a passion to learn more about her craft. Her interests have brought her nationwide to train at intensive workshops. Training from, and dancing alongside, some of the leading names in the industry has given her a well-rounded perspective in most genres. Her professional audition and work experiences have given her knowledge in the art of performance – a lesson she loves to pass down to her students.









Alyssia started out in competition gymnastics at the age of four years old, at All Around Gymnastics in Port St. Lucie. From there she took up dance and later cheerleading at various gyms such as Evolution Allstars, SYAA Knights, Pirates and her high school competition team. She has been teaching in the academic setting for over 6 years and has a passion for educating students in all aspects of life, from academics to dance and everything in between.  

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Steve has many years of hip-hop dance experience.  he studied ballet and modern under molly Mcgee at  indian river state college on a dance scholarship. he has taught at genesis school of dance before teaching with us  for 3 years. steve has experience working with children and a passion for teaching the culture and technique of hip-hop dance. Steve started teaching Hip hop in 2014 and has enjoyed every second of it!

Amanda Oliveri

musical theatre, beginner jazz, intermediate/ Advanced tap, adult jazz & tap

GINA MARIE PRISCO
DIRECTOR  

location

St Lucie Dance Theatre 

​751 NW Enterprise Dr, suite 103

port St Lucie, fl 34986