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. Theresa is excited to join the amazing faculty and staff at GSDS!
Maritza Dearing is the founder of LiYa Life Co. and The LiYa Method, and has been creating innovative fitness programs for nearly 30 years. She is a results-oriented, AFAA certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor, a YogaFit Certified Yoga Teacher, an Inspirational Coach, and was a Health Club Manager for three exclusive residential health clubs in New York City. LiYa Life Co. serves as a fitness and lifestyle concierge for luxury residential, hotel and corporate health clubs. LiYa Life Co. has been designed to integrate all the elements of fitness and lifestyle that Maritza admires most... Yoga, fitness, wellness, beauty and fashion.
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 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.