Thursday, 29 April 2021 12:51

Capital Region Dance Alliance Expands Board and Receives Grant for Older Adult Program

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Capital Region Dance Alliance, Inc., an all-volunteer, non-profit organization of choreographers, dancers, teachers, students, dance advocates, and lovers of dance has announced its 2021-22 Executive Officers: President Mary Anne Fantauzzi, Vice President Mary DiSanto-Rose, Treasurer Gail Tassarotti, and Secretary Holly Livingston. Two new board members, Abigail Guisbond and Nicole Ravella-Hoffman, joined previous members Sarah DiPasquale, Anny DeGrange Holgate, Robin Gifford, Nan Guslander, Lydia Huibregtse, Sharon Sassaman, and Laurie Zabele-Cawley.

Guisbond  (was born and raised in Syracuse, and has been dancing for 20 years. She currently teaches ballet and pointe at Albany Dance & Fitness and Barbara’s School of Dance. She is also studying at SUNY Albany to obtain a Master’s in Public Health.

Ravella-Hoffman  is a native of Schenectady, and has been a professional dancer, choreographer, and teacher for the past 15 years. She currently teaches hip hop, lyrical, jazz, tap, ballet, contemporary, and musical theater throughout the Capital Region. 

Founded in 1978, Dance Alliance has sponsored an annual scholarship for summer study, project partnership grants to nurture artistic excellence, collaborative projects with area arts organizations, and a variety of outreach programs including MOVE Dance, an all-inclusive hip hop dance program for teens, and Dancing Through Time for older adults.

For more information visit the organization website at

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