The Creative Team 

Lexi Pichiarallo

Studio Director

Lexi Pichiarallo is a dancer, choreographer, director and instructor from Westchester, NY. Lexi graduated Magna Cum Laude from Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies and a minor in Dance.

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Rachel Johnson

Assistant Studio Director

Rachel Johnson is a dancer, choreographer and instructor who began dancing competitively both regionally and nationally from ages 6 to 18 for The Dance Connection of Morris County, New Jersey. Rachel is a Manhattanville College ‘16 Cum Laude graduate

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Mikael Jaworski

Hip Hop Instructor

Mikael Jaworski is an NYC Choreographer and Internet Streamer. Though not originally from NY, he has studied dance under renown figureheads such as Earl Mosley, Ricardo Porter, and Voltaire Wade-Greene.

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Emily Fournier

Ballet & Creative Movement Instructor

Emily Fournier was born to dance. She began her dance training at age 2 in the Bronx and continued through high school where she received an International Baccalaureate diploma in Dance from Harrison High School where she was a member of the Dance Team.

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Mikaela Papasodero

Ballet/Pointe Instructor

Mikaela Papasodero is from Middleboro, MA. She received her training from The Gold School under direction of Rennie Gold. While at the The Gold School she was a member of Project Moves Dance Company and the opportunity to work with artists such as Tyce Diorio, Teddy Forance and many more. She was also a member of Boston Community Dance Project under the direction of Sarah K(Skooj), and has performed throughout the Boston area while on the company.

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Melissa Presta

Acrobatics Instructor

Melissa is a dancer and gymnast from Westchester, NY. She has over 10 years of experience with both dance and gymnastics, as she began taking classes when she was 6 years old. Over the years, she has taken all different styles of classes, such as hip-hop, jazz, tap, and lyrical. Melissa was a member of a competitive gymnastics team for several years.

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Jasmine Canziani

Broadway Bows Dance Instructor/Jazz Instructor

Jasmine Canziani is an actor, dancer, singer, director and choreographer from Westchester, NY. She recognized her love for dance at 3 years old, joined a competitive dance team at 13 and went on to dance in college and beyond! She is a Wagner College ’17 Cum Laude graduate with a BA in Theatre Performance and a minor in Dance.

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Jennifer Ferrantelli

Hip Hop Instructor

Jenn started dancing at the age of 7 studying ballet, tap, and jazz and as a teen fell in love with Hip Hop. Jenn continues her training at Broadway Dance Center, Peridance Capezio and Brickhouse NYC focusing her training in commercial dance styles such as Hip Hop and Heels

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Dan Cake

Broadway Bows Singing Instructor/Music Director

Dan is excited to join the NLPAS community this year! Now an official “New Yorker” after living in uptown Manhattan for over 10 years, Dan balances his life with working for Lemonade insurance during the week and playing piano whenever he gets the chance.

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