Barbara Ann Cittadino - Artistic Director, and former Rockette, opened Just for Kicks over 25 years ago hoping to create a safe and fun environment for students interested in dance. She believes strongly in technique and teaching to meet the need of each student.
Miss Nichole has danced at Just for Kicks since it opened in 1988. Nichole has studied in tap, hip hop, and jazz (jazz is her favorite!). She obtained her Master's degree in education from Hofstra University and currently teaches 5th grade in Westbury. Nichole loves that she can merge her excitement for education with her enjoyment of dance.
Miss Amanda graduated from Adelphi University with a BFA in Dance. She currently is on faculty at Adelphi teaching in both the Dance and Theatre Departments. She also dances with the Dance Theatre Company, a dance company that performs throughout Manhattan and Long Island.
Miss Lisa has been dancing for over 25 years, studying tap, hip hop, ballet, and jazz. As a dancer she has had experience performing at Six Flags Great Adventure, Hershey Park, and Disney's Magic Kingdom! She received her Master's of Science in Elementary Education and Special Education. Miss Lisa has been a part of the Just for Kicks Family since 2004 and loves that she can bring all of her passion and experience to her students.
Miss Gina has been dancing all of her life. She studied tap, ballet, jazz, hip hop, and lyrical. Miss Gina enjoyed spending ten years performing with a Long Island based dance compancy featuring all styles of dance, including musical theatre. She has been a Special Education teacher in the Rockville Centre School District since 2003, where she loves to use movement and music with her students.
Miss Grainne began Irish Step dancing 28 years ago with The Donny Golden School of Irish Dance in Mineola, NY. While there she competed at the local, regional, national, and world level. Grainne has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Town Hall, NJPAC, and many other venues. She has been with the Just for Kicks Family since 1997 with a four year gap where she attended Syracuse University and graduated with a degree in Marketing.
Miss Colleen has been dancing since the age of three! Colleen attended Montclair State University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BFA in dance. She has dance with Impetus Dance Collaborative and JKing Dance Company. Colleen has been training with the Paul Taylor School since 2010. Miss Colleen has been a part of the Just for Kicks team since 2014 teaching tap, jazz, and Irish Step!
Miss Kirsten has been dancing with Just for Kicks since she was 3 years old. Kirsten has studied in tap, hip hop, jazz, ballet, and modern. She obtained her Bachelor's degree from the University of Albany, where she also studied dance with the University's Dance Council.
Miss Toni has been a part of the Just for Kicks family for 15 years! She has studied tap, jazz, ballet, modern, lyrical, hip hop, pointe, theatre jazz, and Irish Step. She was on her high school dance team for 3 years and danced for a year with the Adelphi University Dance Team. She is currently an exercise science major at Adelphi with a focus in physical therapy. Miss Toni is so grateful to continue to share her love for dance with her students.