Marianne has been teaching dance for over 25 years. Her students range from 3 year old ballerinas to advanced competitive dancers. Many of her students have gone on to dance in college, become professional dancers, dance teachers and dance studio owners themselves.
As a young dancer, Marianne danced competitively and studied at many New York City studios. Growing up, Marianne was fortunate to have studied with several well known choreographers in the industry such as Joe Lanteri, Mia Michaels, Joe Istre and Janice Barringer who were on staff at her hometown dance studio. While receiving her bachelors degree in fine arts at the School of Visual Arts in NYC, she also studied dance at Broadway Dance Center, Steps On Broadway and West Side Dance Project. Marianne has attended several seminars learning the art of teaching dance under the great Al Gilbert, Darryl Retter and Rhee Gold.
Marianne has operated dance studios since she was 18. She has also been a judge for On Stage America dance competition since 2003. Traveling throughout the country with OSA has given her a priceless education on teaching, owning a studio and producing shows. Using her knowledge of the dance world, Marianne set out to create her own dance program called Forever Dancing.
As a young dancer and an aspiring studio owner, Robert Mann has always been an inspiration to Marianne. Robert Mann Dance Centre has been a staple in the dance community for 56 years providing dancers with a strong technical foundation. Over the years, Robert Mann has brought joy and love for dance to countless students. After an incredible career, Mr. Mann had decided to retire. To her honor, Marianne was offered the opportunity to continue the Robert Mann legacy. It is Marianne's pleasure to keep the Robert Mann tradition flourishing.
Forever Dancing Robert Mann is a family business and as any dancer knows, your dance studio is your second family. Marianne will continue to create a dance program based on her experiences in the dance world but also from the perspective of a parent. Forever Dancing Robert Mann combines advanced technical training with a fun, versatile environment. At Forever Dancing Robert Mann, we want to help dancers be well-rounded and prepared for all aspects of the dance world. And more importantly, at Forever Dancing Robert Mann we want to help build healthy, happy, and confident young people.
Lyrical, Jazz, Ballet, Turns & Jumps
Cordé Young is a male dancer who has been dancing for over 10 years. He has studied and trained in all styles of dance at Ultimate Dance Academy under the direction of Anthony Borello and is currently signed to Mcdonald Selznick Associates Agency (MSA). Cordé has performed in many well known venues such as Madison Square Garden, The Wall Street Theatre, US Open, Citifield, and the Avalon Theatre in Los Angeles, and is currently a Professional Assistant at Tremaine Dance Conventions. He has also done work in TV and film such as Get on Pointe (Awesomeness TV), Jenga Tetris: Commericial (Hasbro), Unforgettable: Drama Series (CBS)
Hip Hop, Breakdancing
Jarrett Austin Brown, New York born and raised, has been working in the entertainment industry since he was eight years old. His first love and introduction into the industry was through dance, studying styles such as Hip Hop, Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Dancehall, AfroBeat, etc., and continued to strengthen his skills during his four years attending LaGuardia High School. In his fourteen year career some of the artists he has worked with include Kendrick Lamar, Ariana Grande, Cardi B, Wizkid/Drake, Rosalia etc. for events such as The Grammys, The Oscars, BET Awards, and performed on stages like Madison Square Garden, the Staples Center and Off-Broadway. He currently is pursuing acting as well and can be seen on a variety of Netflix shows such as ‘The Get Down’, Broad City on Comedy Central, Premature on Hulu, and Euphoria on HBO
Christie Vozniak is a professional dancer and teacher based in New York City. She recently moved from Atlanta, GA where she performed professionally in ballet and musical theatre and was on the guest faculty of Callanwolde School of Dance at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center.
While in Atlanta, Christie would spend her summers training with the Radio City Rockettes and became an inaugural recipient of the Jeff Capitola Scholarship for dance ability and professionalism, which inspired her move to New York City.
Since moving to New York, Christie trained as a teacher under a full scholarship with the National Dance Institute, founded by former New York City Ballet principal Jacque d’Amboise in a commitment to inspire excellence for all children through dance. She has been teaching ballet to ages 2-adult intermediate throughout NYC for the last three years and had the rewarding experience of serving as the children’s ballet mistress to Moscow Ballet’s Olga Pasternak for their production of The Great Russian Nutcracker.
Christie is deeply passionate about sharing her love for ballet in an inclusive, thorough and empowering teaching style. She believes ballet provides invaluable training in understanding music, posture/alignment, coordination, presence, strength, individual artistic expression and teamwork. She hopes to cultivate a love and appreciation of ballet in all of her students and it is her goal for every student to have a happy memory in their ballet class.
Contemporary, Latin, Yoga
Alyssa Wiedman was born and raised in Queens, NY. She began her dancing career at the age of 4 at Dance Creations by Laurie. She earned her BFA in Dance Performance at Adelphi University. After college she worked aboard the Celebrity Millenium as a production dancer under the direction of Stephanie Jensen. She joined the Amy Marshall Dance Company in 2014 and has been performing with them ever since. Alyssa received her 250 hour yoga training certificate with CorePower Yoga in NYC in 2019. During the pandemic, Alyssa put her knowledge to the test and opened her own virtual yoga studio called AlyssaAnnFlows. This platform has connected her with family and friends worldwide and given them the chance to share the amazing benefits of yoga together. Since June of 2021, Alyssa became the Studio Coordinator of Corepower Yoga , Williamsburg in addition to being a teacher there. Since a young age Alyssa always found a way to express herself through movement. She is more than thrilled to be joining the family at Forever Dancing and cannot wait to meet you in class!
Antonio Giovanni is an established dance teacher and choreographer in New York City. He started dancing at 10. At 12 years old, Antonio was offered a 3-year ballet scholarship to UMKC (University of Missouri Kansas City) Conservatory of Dance. He continued to train in Ballet and Jazz until having the opportunity at 16 to begin teaching. Before moving to NYC, Antonio worked as a competitive choreographer and teacher for several well-known studios spanning Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. He has won numerous choreography awards including 5 FDC (Federation Dance Cup Organization) awards and 2 Starpower Victory Cups. His choreography has also placed 2nd in the World Dance Championship. He regularly teaches master classes locally and across the US. Antonio is in demand as a judge and workshop teacher on the competitive dance circuit. He has studied with Tina D’Amato, Dee Caspary, Mia Michaels, Ray Leeper, and Ann Reinking. His other passion includes singing, having performed in many one-man cabaret shows throughout NYC.
A New York City native, Tabatha has trained with the best in the business since she took her first class at Broadway Dance Center at age 6. She danced her way to New York’s Madison Square Garden where she began her career as a Knicks City Dancer. Tabatha toured for many years with Grammy nominated Native American pop star, Jana, as her lead dancer, choreographer, and back-up singer. Tabatha acted as assistant director as well as cast member in the off broadway musical “A Hoboken Tale”. Tabatha has danced with the famed Syncopated Ladies and can be seen in their “FORMATION” video, Sarah Reich’s “Gemini Vibe” tap video, and Brooke Paulsen- Zelus tap video, “Reaper”. Tabatha has been a member of two prestigious tap companies; Reverb tap company and Rithem Dance Co. where she performed Nationwide and in numerous videos. Most recently Tabatha was a cast member of the incredible production for the Mary Kay national convention working with choreographers Kevin Wilson and Sienna Lyons. Tabatha has choreographed and directed many musical theater productions, has taught at The Debbie Allen Dance Academy and is a sought after choreographer for many competition teams in Los Angeles, New York and around the country. Some more of Tabatha’s credits include Disney, Saturday Night Live, Native American Music Awards. Tabatha is so honored to start her fifth season as a Spotlight judge and master teacher. She prides herself on leading each class with passion and energy and can’t wait to see you on stage and in class this year!
Irish Step Dance
Began training in Indian Classical Dance at the age 4. Trained under Gurus Anil Kumar, Dabashis Das and Late Anup K. Das. Trained in the classical styles of Bharatanatyam and Kathak (Lucknow Gharana). In addition to classical styles,Antara is also trained in Bengali traditional dance styles such as folk and Rabindra Nritya.
Combo Classes, Musical Theatre, Lyrical
Athina Mihaliadis has been dancing since the age of six. At the beginning of her dance career she began Tap and Jazz, which became the springboard to her love for dance and the reason she excelled to be part of a company. She competed in numerous dance competitions and gained extensive experience in Ballet, Lyrical, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Hip-Hop, Folk Dance and Technique. Athina has taught Greek Folk Dance at her local church, Girl Scout Troops Hip-Hop and Zumba, and became an assistant teacher for two dance classes offered at a University. Athina choreographed and directed two performances during her college career for different college organizations to be performed at school -wide events.
Combo Classes, Hip Hop, Lyrical
Jill Arayaes has been dancing since she's 3 years old. She has danced in many studios around queens and long island, as well as dancing for Marianne competitively. Among her many solo performances, she was selected to dance in Disney World. She started teaching at 20 years old.
In college, she obtained a dual major in nursing and psychology in 2008. She has worked in many areas in the hospital, as well as ER and critical care the last 8 years.