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, the Owner of Troy Dance Factory, and has over 25 years of experience in tap, jazz, ballet, and hip-hop, and over 15 years dance teaching and choreography experience. She has instructed dance classes at Studio 184, where she also assisted in planning the annual recital and in costume selection. She's also taught for Rapid City Dance Factory, Arts Center of the Capital Region, Emma Willard School and Albany Prep Charter School, and has choreographed a production of West Side Story. Recently, she completed the 3-day certified and accredited "Pulse Teacher Workshop" in New York City, and has studied with industry icons such as Dave Scott, Wade Robson, Tyce Diorio, Desmond Richardson, Robert Hoffman, and many others. She frequents the world-renowned Broadway Dance Center in NYC to continue her dance training.

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 Jane 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!

Marcus Noble

From his Facebook Fan Page: "Marcus is a professional dancer, choreographer, and teacher currently based in NYC. After returning from the Philippines to train in 2013, he toured with Bollywood dance company "Mystic India" and was signed with Bloc Talent Agency for commercial hip hop shortly after. Continuing his training and career in New York he started dancing under Ellenore Scott with contemporary company ELSCO Dance, Vivake Khamsingsavth with contemporary/hip hop/jazz fusion company Vivake Dance, Marc Nunez with Gotham Dance Theatre, and other choreographers based in New York. Some notable performances include the Bollywood film "Dhoom 3", backup dancing in New York, GMA Filipino TV Network's 10th anniversary, and events with McDonalds, Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein."

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.