Adult Program Faculty
ISABEL GLASSER CONFINO
Isabel received a BFA from New York University School of the Arts. In addition to numerous acting roles in both film and television, Isabel went on to assist and teach for Teacher/Choreographer Nora Peterson. Isabel discovered the Draper Technique through her mentor, master teacher Bob Audy. Bob had the privilege of studying directly with Paul Draper and has spent his career passing on Paul's classic tap technique. Isabel has had the honor of working with Bob Audy for many years. She has assisted him on many projects and has frequently taught for him. They have jointly taught at: interred Radio Store in NY, the Stevens Point Tap Festival in Stevens Point Wisconsin and continue to teach every year at the Big Apple Tap Festival in NYC. Isabel takes great pride in passing on the "Paul Draper/Bob Audy" wisdom and cherishes her continued time with her mentor and friend Boby Audy. Isabel is currently the Associate Director on two upcoming Broadway musicals.
Ralph Di Rienzo
Ralph Di Rienzo comes to us with more than 25 years of professional ballet performance experience, having been a member of internationally renowned companies such as Joffrey, Metropolitan Opera Ballet and several others. Additionally, he brings more than 30 years of classical ballet teaching experience. The majority of his ballet teaching experience was gained as the Assistant Director of the Baron Ballet Company, and at the Helena Baron School of Ballet where he also uniquely, taught Luigi Jazz. He is an extremely accomplished jazz dancer. With all the roles he’s preformed as a ballet dancer and jazz dancer, together with his involvement with exceptional choreographers, Ralph offers beautifully creative choreography in his classes. Ralph’s in-depth knowledge of classical ballet and his capability to teach the art form is only surpassed by his fun, endearing, gracious personality and his supportive and loving approach to teaching. He is a joy…