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Posted on: August 22, 2022

Councilmember Kornreich Celebrates Grand Opening of New Location of Backstage Studio of Dance

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Farmingville, NY – -On August 12, Councilmember Jonathan Kornreich celebrated the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the new location of Backstage Studio of Dance, a place where kids of all ages, shapes and sizes learn to dance and perform. It is a studio where creativity, individuality and self-expression are encouraged through a community of teachers, students and families who are passionate about the performing arts. For more information, visit www.backstagestudioofdance.com. Backstage Studio of Dance is located at 200 Wilson St., Port Jefferson Station. Pictured with the students and staff of Backstage Studio of Dance are Gwenn Capodieci (front row, center with sunglasses), partners (left to right) Ms. Nicole Lattanza Terlizzo (dark hair) and Ms. Pamela Christopher Strain (light hair), Councilmember Kornreich and New York State Assemblyman Steve Englebright.

Councilmember Kornreich said, "Backstage Studio of Dance in Port Jefferson Station is home to a passionate group of teachers and trainers who have made it their life mission to not just teach dance, but to teach students to love dancing. They have been committed to serving our community’s kids for over 35 years and are starting a new chapter in their new location. Having a stage and her own location for the studio has been owner Gwenn Capodieci’s lifelong dream. I was so honored to be a part of their grand opening and can’t wait to see their next musical theater production performed at this new location. Congratulations to Gwenn and her amazing team."

Ms. Gwenn Capodieci, the executive director of the studio said, “Thank you to the Port Jefferson Station/Terryville Chamber of Commerce, especially Jennifer Dzvonar, Joan Nickeson and Kristin Winter for their assistance in organizing the ribbon cutting and to Assemblyman Englebright and Councilmember Kornreich for their support.” She also thanked her “incredible staff who make up the backbone of Backstage Studio of Dance and all the loyal families that support BSD and trust us with their children. It takes a village to run a dance studio and we are truly blessed with ours!"

Backstage Studio of Dance grand opening group photo

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