Troy Dance Factory, conveniently located at 291 River Street, Troy, NY 12180 in the heart of downtown Troy, offers one-hour lessons in various styles of tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, yoga, and barre.

The studio boasts a 1,200 sf wooden dance floor, a waiting room, a retail space (where you can get some cool TDF schwag), a separate changing room, a dedicated bathroom, two walls of mirrors, one wall of double dance barres, climate control, a dedicated entrance, and a great location close to public transportation, a parking garage, cafes, restaurants, boutiques, nightlife, AND did we mention.... it's right on the Hudson!

Nadine Medina

Nadine Medina, Owner of Troy Dance Factory, has 30 years of experience in tap, jazz, ballet, and hip-hop and over 20 years experience in teaching and choreographing. She has instructed dance classes at Studio 184, where she also assisted in planning the annual recital and in costume selection, as well as at Rapid City Dance Factory, Arts Center of the Capital Region, Emma Willard School and Albany Prep Charter School. To continue her dance training, she completed the 3-day certified and accredited "Pulse Teacher Workshop" in New York City, where she studied with industry icons Dave Scott, Wade Robson, Tyce Diorio, Desmond Richardson, Robert Hoffman, and many others. She frequents the world-renowned Broadway Dance Center in NYC, has attended class at Millennium Dance Complex in LA, and recently completed the 2-day "Artist Development" Intensive with Galen Hooks.

Dorothy Boice

Dorrie, who has a strong background in gymnastics, began her dance training at Got 2 Lindy Dance Studio, where she was first introduced to Lindy Hop. Through her experience with Got 2 Lindy she discovered Got Rhythm? Dance Studio where she furthered her dance education in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, and Lyrical. She quickly excelled at technique, and began instructing. Transformed from being a recreational activity to an emotional outlet, dancing became a huge part of Dorrie's life. Partnered dancing in particular opened her eyes to the importance of learning communication through physical connection and using dance to have a conversation. She continues to expand on her own experiences and knowledge of dance technique and is devoted to sharing her learnings with her students. Every year she has the opportunity to train under numerous internationally renown Lindy Hop instructors such as Evita Arce, Nathan Bugh, and Sharon Davis (just to name a few).

Louisa Barta

Louisa Jane Barta is with TDF for her third year, and is currently based in Albany dancing where she is a professional modern dancer with the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company, also for her second season. Originally from Salt Lake City Utah, Louisa studied and taught at the esteemed Ballet West Academy. Additional training includes the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the acclaimed LINES Contemporary Ballet, and summer residencies at Tisch. Louisa graduated from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Dance with Academic Honors, where she studied: Ballet, Modern, Composition, Improvisation, Partnering, Music History and Theory, Anatomy, Pilates, Yoga, Dance History, and Acting.

Micaela Aquino

Micalea, a dedicated TDF dancer and supporter, officially joins our Team as our Assistant Flash Mob and Social Media Coordinator. She has been, and will continue, helping choreograph flash mobs, hold rehearsals and workshops, and be a point person for our Flash Mob participants. As assistant social media coordinator, Micaela creates content for our Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts. We're so happy about her expanded role at TDF!

Team WillCo

Catherine and Scott are the teaching and practice duo Team WillCo – A Collaboration of Will. The richness of the practice for them lies in the space they create when they collaborate, not merely in the tricks that they master. With that space as a starting point, they never know where they will end up! Their goal is to share this accessible and enjoyable practice and to build a community of practitioners who celebrate, play, discover, breathe, and laugh together. Catherine and Scott completed their teacher training with AcroYoga Montreal, a practice is rooted in Ashtanga Yoga and dance thus it is all about awareness, discovery and creativity. They have also trained as Slackline Yoga instructors with the YogaSlackers.

Kristyn Muller

Kristyn is excited about the opportunity to share her love for hula hooping with the TDF family. As the owner of Hooper Evolution, she has been teaching hula hooping in the Capital Region for the past 5 years. Kristyn has multiple Hoopnotica instructor certifications and is a NETA certified group fitness instructor. She also attends hula hoop workshops with renowned instructors to expand her own practice.

Teddy Forance

Teddy Forance took his career to a professional level at the age of 17 by traveling throughout Greece as a dancer for international pop star Anna Vissi. In the years following, Teddy assisted the Celine Dion Taking Chances tour and performed as a lead dancer on Cirque du Soleil's Delerium. Teddy has worked on hit TV shows So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing with the Stars, both as a featured performer and as a choreographer. He has also performed with award-winning artists Lady Gaga, Usher, and Florence and the Machine. Currently, he teaches around the world for JUMP Dance Convention. Teddy is also a founding member of the Los Angeles based dance company Shaping Sound.