We were established in 2013 under the direction of Kristin Mazon. Our Director holds a degree in Education from Seton Hall University in Education and is a graduate and past teacher of Amarilys’ Academy of Dance Arts. We cater to every student by incorporating educational principals and teaching methods as well as keeping classes small to provide attention and proper instruction to each and every student. Because our director and teachers have university degrees in education as well as expertise in dance fields, our students receive a unique an individually monitored dance instruction. Dance is a very physical activity that can require a lot of jumping. The rigors of dance movement can put stress on bones and joints of a dancer. Our facility has a specially designed sprung dance floor that provides the necessary resiliency to avoid injure to the spine, knees and the rest of the dancer’s body. We offer dance classes for kids as well as workout and private lessons for adults. We also offer ample parking and a waiting area for parents.
Kristin Mazon is the Director of the Glass Slippers Dance Studio. She has trained for 18 years under the direction of Isabel Echevarria at Amarilys’ Academy of Dance Arts. A competitive dancer since age 5, she has been recognized for countless awards and titles at numerous dance competitions. She also completed six Ballet barre and center exams from Dance Educators of America. Kristin has also taught several age groups and levels for Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Flamenco and Salsa. Her students have gone on to win several awards, titles and special recognitions in multiple dance arenas. Kristin is a graduate of Seton Hall University, earning her B.A., with honors, in Secondary Education and History.
The Glass Slippers Dance Studio’s mission is to bring a professional and qualified dance education under the direction of an expert and experienced faculty in a nurturing and inspiring environment. Most importantly, we are a family, not just a studio.
Gabrielle started her training at age four at Amarilys' Academy of Dance Arts. She trained and competed in various genres including Ballet, Flamenco, Tap, Jazz, Latin, Hip Hop, Acrobatics, Contemporary, and much more. She has won numerous awards at competitions and has also successfully completed her DEA dance exams. Gabrielle is always taking and teaching classes to further her students dance education. She is excited to be able to extend that knowledge at the GSDS.
Theresa Simpson is extremely excited to be a part of The Glass Slippers Dance Studio family! She began her training at six years old. Over the years she has trained in jazz, tap, hip-hop, ballet, and pointe. Theresa attended SUNY Cortland where she studied Adolescence English Education. While attending Cortland, Theresa was a founder and choreographer of the Cortland Dance Company. The company incorporated many styles of dance and performed at different functions on and off campus, as well as their own end of the year recital. In her career, she has worked with many students of varying ages and abilities. She has worked with award winning competition teams throughout New York and New Jersey. She is currently a certified 7-12 Writer’s Workshop teacher. In 2021, Theresa received her certification in Acrobatic Arts and is excited to bring this new knowledge to her acro classes!
Andrea began her dance training at the tender age of 3 at Amarilys' Academy of Dance Arts. She began with Ballet, Flamenco, Tap and Jazz winning numerous awards at competitions. Throughout the years she explored Hip Hop, Salsa, Modern, Lyrical and Contemporary and began to choreograph for those genres. Andrea fell in love with teaching and for the past 10 years has devoted her time by sharing her love of dance with her students.
Kaleigh began her dance education at Dance Progressions in her hometown of Londonderry, New Hampshire. She started taking tap and ballet at the age of 3 and over the years she studied tap, jazz, ballet, pointe and contemporary. She has performed in many different events including Plymouth State University Dance Gala, at the Boston Celtics and several theater shows. She began assistant teaching at 12 for her little sisters dance classes. Her love of teaching grew and began assisting in numerous classes at her dance studio. She loves sharing her passion for dance with her students and is grateful for the opportunity to teach at GSDS.