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Awards & Press

Best Dance Studio

The Alt Weekly "Best of 2018"

Best Choreographer

The Alt Weekly "Best of 2018"

Collaborative Magazine 2019

Dorothy Boice

Choreographer and Instructor

Dorothy Boice (more commonly known as Dorrie), has been teaching dance in the styles of Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Lyrical, and Lindy Hop since 2008.  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 strives to demonstrate this with every genre she teaches. Dorrie continues to expand on her own experiences through programs like CLI studios, workshops/classes at Broadway Dance Center, and various dance events throughout the country. Knowledge of dance technique and keeping current is incredibly important to her and she is devoted to sharing what she learns with her students.


 

Louisa Barta

Choreographer and Instructor

Originally from the Salt Lake City, Utah, area, Louisa moved to Troy, NY in 2014, after earning a BFA in Dance Performance from New York University's Tisch School in 2013. Louisa is a current dance teacher and professional dancer teaching ballet and modern to all age groups, and is in her 5th season as a member of the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company in Albany. She is an aspiring choreographer and has had the opportunity to participate in and choreograph for dance festivals as part of Troy Night Out, with the Emerging Choreographers Project in Albany, Choreography on the Edge in Woodstock, and the Liberty Hall Dance Festival in New Jersey.

Nadine Medina

Owner, Choreographer and Instructor

Nadine Medina, Owner of Troy Dance Factory and Artistic Director of Synergia Dance Project, has 30 years of experience in tap, jazz, ballet, and hip-hop and over 20 years experience in teaching and choreographing. 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. Nadine has attended class at Millennium Dance Complex in LA, and more recently studied with Teddy Forance through an interactive class she offers through Troy Dance Factory. She had the honor of completing the 2-day "Artist Development" Intensive with Galen Hooks and was recently recognized in The Alt Weekly's "Best of 2018" reader's poll as Best Choreographer and Best Dancer, as well as TDF being named Best Dance Studio for the 2nd year in a row. More recently, she was recognized as a "Capital Region Creatives Under 40". Music video choreography credits include "Firecracker" (Northern Faces) and "So Bad" (Mirk) Nadine is the dance columnist for Collaborative Magazine, and her Season 1 show for Synergia Dance Project, named “Dark Blue Sea”, has been picked up by the prestigious venue Proctors in Schenectady, NY. She continues to be humbled and inspired by her peers, and is excited to share her passion for the art form.