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Rochester, NY's premier dance studio for quality lessons

Visions Dance Studio Inc's is proud to be Rochester, NY's premier dance studio. Our dedicated and talented instructors work with each dancer individually to ensure that they are achieving their dance goals. Our professional team has the experience and knowledge to help even the most experienced dancers elevate to the next level.
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The balance of professional dance instruction in a positive environment is what makes Visions Dance Studio stand out!

About the Staff at Visions Dance Studio


Elise Gaudino, Director of Visions Dance Studio, has been teaching dance in the Rochester area for over 25 years. She has performed and traveled with the Walt Disney Co. and was a dance major at SUNY Brockport. She graduated with a BS in Psychology and pursued 2 years of graduate studies in school psychology. She designed a curriculum for her students based on appropriate physical, cognitive and social development. Her students have successfully performed throughout the US in competitions, charity events, theme parks, colleges, and performance companies. Elise is also a cancer survivor, and uses her experience to make each day and dance class count!
Kate Bissinger (GUEST ARTIST)has over 20 years of professional training and has studied with a variety of artists in and around the Rochester area such as Clyde Morgan, Kista Tucker and Jeanne Palmer-Fornarola. She has performed with Binkabi Dance (of Rochester), Kista Tucker’s “Facet V” and other touring/performance groups and most recently appeared in Kista Tucker’s “Snow” in Buffalo, NY (Summer 2009). Kate’s students have performed in various competitions where she earned a Choreography award at the WNY Dance Championships. 
Shannon Cassidy has trained in the Rochester area for many years and continues to take classes locally to bring the best to her students. Shannon teaches hip hop, jazz, tap, ballet and preschool dance at Visions. Her popular hip hop classes are fun and creative at all levels and ages.
Sarah (Fischette) Ernisse-Sarah has been dancing since the age of 5 and has many years of training, including taking classes with NYCDA, SUNY Fredonia Dance Program, and Broadway Connection. Her students have competed and won in various genres. Most recently, her Teen Small Group, "Youth" received a Platinum Score and was recognized as the High Scoring Small Group. She has her BS in Education, and Masters in Literacy. She currently works for the Spencerport School District and is the Assistant Director of Cosgrove Middle Schools Drama Club. Sarah is also the director and choreographer for the Town of Henrietta’s Drama Program. Sarah is dedicated to providing a great learning experience for each student, while still having fun.
Megan Marnell recently graduated from Nazareth College with an MSEd in Literacy Education and holds a BSEd in Childhood and Special Education from SUNY Geneseo. While at Geneseo, she completed a dance concentration. Megan danced in and choreographed for two performing dance groups, Geneseo Dance Ensemble and Orchesis, which she also held an officer position in. Megan has New York State teaching certifications in Dance, Childhood Education, Students with Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, and Literacy. She is currently teaching a performing arts curriculum in the Rochester City Schools.
Linda Goebel (Guest Artist) has been choreographing and teaching dance in the Rochester area for over 25 years. Known as the ” dance teachers’ teacher”, Linda instructs many local professionals as well as students of all ages and abilities. Linda is a AFAA personal trainer, is a certified PACE instructor for the Arthritis Foundation, and is also certified in ZUMBA. Linda is also a stained glass artist, www.goebelglass.com, exhibiting at various festivals and in retail stores throughtout the U.S.
Meredith Curran (guest artist) has been studying dance for just over 20 years throughout western NY, Chicago, IL and through various conferences and conventions across the nation. Meredith began dance at a young age in Honeoye Falls studying ballet, tap and jazz, then moved onto studying in Henrietta, taking a wide range of styles including: ballet, pointe, lyrical, modern, hip hop, jazz and tap. She graduated in 2001 from the University of Buffalo with a bachelors in dance; completing residencies with various dance groups including Martha Graham Dance Company, Jose Limón Dance Company, Urban Bush Women, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, and the cast of Fosse. She has also attended several World Jazz Dance Conventions as well as studied at the Gus Giordano Dance Studio outside of Chicago, IL with members of Giordano’s Dance Company for a portion of 2009. Later that year became a returning member of Rochester’s own Raiderrette’s Dance Team for the Rochester Raiders (indoor football) and continues to dance and teach in the Rochester area.
Lisa Tytler has been training in the Rochester area for 20+ years. She has been trained at Visions to teach with our staff and curriculum, and she has been a teacher for 5 years. Lisa has studied ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, lyrical, contemporary, modern, and musical theatre, and has had numerous performing opportunities. Lisa recently graduated from SUNY Brockport with an MSEd in Literacy Education and holds a BSEd in Childhood and Special Education from SUNY Brockport. Lisa continues to take dance classes to bring her best to the students and classes at Visions.
Jeff Salisbury is a graduate of NYC's Pace University, where he earned a B.F.A in Musical Theatre. He also studied at the Eastman School of Music under Derrick Smith & Patricia Alexander. While living in New York he signed with Avalon Artist Group and became a member of Actors' Equity Association (AEA). His NY credits include "Carousel," "All Shook Up," and "Dance Outloud." He has appeared in several Geva productions such as "Dames at Sea," "A Chorus Line," and "Music Man." This summer he starred in Kodak Alaris' "Orchestrate Your Data" web commercial. Jeff has toured with several bands inclusing East Coast Connection, and the Monkey Scream Project as their lead pianist. He is currently writing soundtracks for a number of Independent films. Jeff brings his enthusiasm and passion to his classes and is looking forward to teaching at Visions Dance Studio!
Victoria Bogacki (guest artist) has over 25 years of experience in professional instruction, choreography, and performance. Her specialties are Ballet, Creative Movement, Modern Dance, and Contemporary World Dance. She is currently an adjunct professor of dance at the Rochester Institute of Technology, as well as a dance instructor at other local venues. Her education includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a minor in Dance, as well as a diploma from RIT in Applied Arts & Sciences with a Fine Arts concentration. Victoria has much experience and professionalism to bring to our studio!
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