|Westbrook Dance Academy, LLC
110 B Boston Post Rd
|Westbrook Dance Academy, LLC
|Westbrook Dance Academy Faculty
|Julie Reed-Russo (Owner, Director, Teacher, Choreographer)
Julie Reed-Russo has been dancing since the age of three and teaching for
the past thirteen years. She has trained with Sandee Juliano,
Sharon DiCrosta, Frank Hatchett, Bob Rizzo, Savion Glover,
Germaine Salsberg, Janice Barringer, Bryan Lewis and Jay
Fagan just to name a few. She has performed regionally and
across the country for fundraisers, commercials, industrials,
and competitions. She has done performances in Las Vegas,
New York and Epcot Center in Walt Disney World. She has been
involved with many organizations such as Relay For Life,
Muscular Dystrophy, Toys For Tots, and Breast Cancer Awareness.
Julie has held several dance titles including National Miss Dance
Educators Of America 2001. She is a Qualified Member of
Dance Educators Of America, Inc. and National Association
Of Dance And The Affiliated Arts and is certified by examination
(level I and II) in the Dance Educators Of America
Teacher Training and Certification Programs. She has taught for
NADAA and many schools around Connecticut and
Massachusetts. In addition, she has judged dance competitions.
Her choreography has been recognized, garnering many awards.
Her students have performed all over the country
in ballets,competitions, musicals, industrials, benefits and
have won many overall awards, titles, pageants and
In 2004, Colette became a certified fitness instructor through the International
Fitness Association, while living overseas with her husband and son in La
Maddelena, Italy. Then in 2005 she completed several Naval Fitness Classes,
including the Command Leader Fitness Training course in Rota, Spain. Also in
2005, Colette obtained her Schwinn cycling certification at the Naval Air Station
Base in Sigonella, Sicily. Since 2010 Colette continued her passion for fitness by
gaining her license in Zumba Fitness. Her licenses include Zumba basic 1, Zumba
Basic 2, Zumba Gold, and Zumbatomic. She is a member of the Zumba Instructor
Network.Today Colette has a loyal following of Zumba students that have gained
great heath and fitness through her instruction.Colette's success comes from her
unique ability to teach the beginner to the expert. Her enthusiasm and belief in the
power of a healthy lifestyle is infectious. She creates a non competitive atmosphere
which helps students to grow and learn at their own pace. Along with her love for
Zumba, Colette also loves cycling, fitness training, and living a well balanced life.
In her spare time Colette enjoys spending time with her 15 year old son C.J.
Sharyn Farrell, of Clinton, Connecticut, has been teaching Ballroom and Swing
Dance for over 12 years. She received formal ballroom training at the studios of
Steps in Time, Gotta Dance, Let's Dance in Rhythm, and with an array of top
Master Instructors. She has also performed throughout New England.
Ms. Farrell has trained extensively in the foundations of dance by taking classes
ballet, tap, jazz, modern dance, and more. Ballroom and swing dance are now her
teaching specialty where she inspires fun and the building of strong relationships
through the unique dynamics of partner dance. Her approach is personalized,
clear, and fun..
(Hip Hop, Lyrical I, and Acro I Instructor)
Danielle has been dancing since the age of two. She has trained with Frank
Hatchett, Sheila Barker, and John Burris. She has continued to take classes
at Broadway Dance Center, Steps, and has attended many dance
conventions. She has done performances for the Boston Celtics, Norwich
Navigators, Seusical The Musical, Beauty And The Beast, talent shows,
dance competitions, recitals, and has been an extra in a few movies.
Danielle has also taught for the Westbrook Park And Recreation
Department. During her competition career, Danielle was nominated for the
Dance Spirit Award and has won many scholarships and has placed in
many dance titles.