About Amy Santoro
Amy is certified in Dance Teaching from the Hartford Conservatory of Music and Dance in Hartford, CT. She is schooled in all forms of dance including Jazz, Lyrical, Hip-Hop, Modern, Ballet, Pointe, Acrobatics, Contemporary, Rhythm Tap and Broadway Tap.
Through her years of experience teaching up and down the East Coast, Amy has amassed an abundance of various styles of dance and made them her own. She has been dancing since the age of 6 and has been performing and teaching for the last 14 years. She has taught at several institutions of dance education in NY, CT, MA and NC, including a performing arts high school, The Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. From 2002 to 2007, she has been teaching and studying dance in NY, founding the Competition Team and working as Team Director.
It was there her teaching and choreography has solely won numerous high point, overall and special awards for jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary and hip-hop routines, including highest overall scoring production at Access Broadway Nationals in Orlando, FL and Grand National Champion at Encore DCS in Charleston, SC. Her choreography has made a name for itself by winning several prestigious awards in all age levels of competitive dance from solos to productions, beginner to advanced. Amy is certified by Dance Masters of America in Jazz and Acrobatics and is a member of the Carolina Dance Masters Chapter 15.
While she enjoys teaching competitive dance, she finds it immensely rewarding to teach toddlers and beginners. Amy feels there is nothing more fulfilling than being a mentor, and instilling the love of dance in a child.