Welcome to Star Struck Dance Studio. Home of the 2015 Starpower National Champions bringing home 3 more Victory Cups! Star Struck was established in 1990 by Gail Willadsen-Criscione, former Miss Staten Island 1989, and is ready to kick off its “26th” season. Star Struck has built an incredible reputation being recognized as one of the top companies in the nation. Known for our explosive energy and versatility, Star Struck focuses on teaching not only the technical aspect of dance but the true passion for performing. We offer a well rounded program for all levels of dance with classes in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical, Contemporary, Modern, Hip Hop, Break Dancing, Acrobatics & Cardio for boys and girls ages 2 thru adult. We also have a “Mommy & Me” program for toddlers. Our season begins in September and our end of year recital is held in the Concert Hall at the College of Staten Island in June. With an enrollment of 800+ students, our professional and personable staff will make your dance training experience a fun and memorable one. All of our staff were trained right here at Star Struck. Our very own Frankie Zulferino just signed with Johnny Wright, who is the President of Weg Entertainment. He is persuing his solo career while choreographing and guest teaching across the country. He once again has the honor of teaching at the Wild Dance Convention this season. Jackie Guidera-Coladonato, Maria Boshnack & Nicolette Petely are all former dancers for the Brooklyn Nets. Miss Nicolette will be making her television debut on VHI's "Hit The Floor" & Miss Maria recently captured the title of "WBFF Pro Fitness Diva". Miss Lindsay Udin heads our recreational program with Miss Gabriella Boshnack who is back with us from the National tour of “Bring It On”. Mr. Jeoffrey Watson, former Mr New York 2010, heads our ballet program. We would like to welcome back Miss Jessica Epting from Broadway Dance Center and we are excited to have the incredible talents of Sky and Carrie Hoffman joining our staff this season. in more exciting news, 6 of our students, Elianna Balzano, Luke Capichana, Peyton Criscione, Isabella Larca, Giovanna Marino & Salvatore Romania, are currently dancing professionally for the "New York Knicks City Kids" and the "Brooklyn Nets Kids" dance teams.
Our award winning Dance Company is made up of 130 students ages 4 thru 19 that compete across the Nation winning countless medals and High Scores. We have captured the Star Dance Alliance title for top scoring routines in all agae divisions this season. This hard working staff has been the proud recipients of numerous Choreography and Entertainment Awards. This year the Company competed at many local Regionals. We also attended the Starpower Nationals in Ocean City, Maryland bringing home 3 Victory Cups. "We came with 4, Got 3 more!" The SSDS Company dancers proudly represented in 16 categories at the Battle of the Stars capturing 1st place in 7 of them. Salvatore Romania won the Title of "Jr Mr Starpower 2015". Upon returning from nationals, the Company spent the remainder of the summer training with guest teachers from around the country that included Marinda Davis, Sam Renzetti, Ade Obyayomi, Amy Schulke, Alonzo Williams, Jason Williams, Robert Moses, Carrie Locklyn & Sky Hoffman.
The “SSDS” Company is not only a dynamic team, but more importantly a beautiful family.
Many of our students have gone on to pursue professional dance and teaching careers. We are so proud of Serena Quadrato who is currently on tour with the musical "Matilda". We are thrilled to have the opportunity to be part of your child’s dance education & we look forward to another successful & memorable year! Thank you for choosing Star Struck. Welcome to our family and enjoy your year!