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NGCP® certified teachers learn the foundational and essential technique with master teacher Nan Giordano, the world's pre-eminent authority on the Giordano Technique,  developed for today's athletic and sophisticated dancer. Five levels - Basic, Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced, and Professional - provide hands-on experience and written materials needed to incorporate the Giordano Technique into university or studio programs.

NGCP® CERTIFIED TEACHERS

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BASIC LEVEL (1)
INTERMEDIATE LEVEL (3)
BEGINNING
LEVEL (2)
PROFESSIONAL
LEVEL (5)
ADVANCED
LEVEL (4)

BASIC LEVEL NGCP® CERTIFIED TEACHERS
All teachers listed in Basic level are certified solely in the Basic NGCP level

GUATEMALA

Grace Becker Mirón

Guatemala City

Universidad Francisco Marroquin

Paula María Recinos Orellana

Guatemala City

Antonio Luissi Dance Studio

MEXICO

Mercedes Meza Gonzales

Be Dance

Carolina Gonzàles

Dancin' Ballet and Jazz Studio

SPAIN

Susan Beth Kellerman

Barcelona

Slam Dancing Productions

UNITED STATES

ALABAMA

Christy Hand-Barger

Jasper

Marilyn Sanders Performing Arts Center

CALIFORNIA

Mina Ortega

Rivera

Pilgrim School 

Nicole Robinson

Riverside

A.B. Miller High School 

Rosa Rodriguez Frazier

Moreno Valley

A.B. Miller High School

COLORADO

Erin Harner

Steamboat Springs

Lou Conte Dance Studio

FLORIDA

Jeri-Lynn Rapczak

Gainsville

Cameron Dancenter

IOWA

Gabrielle Benson

Montour

The Dance Konnection

Ashlynd Kohli

Iowa City

National Dance Academy

ILLINOIS

Samantha Barnewolt

Huntley

Pat Doyle

Mount Prospect

McDonald Dance Academy

Amy Hill

Schaumburg

Kylene Stephens

Chicago

Kaleidoscope Dance

Christine Widell

Chicago

John Hersey High School

Emily Broeker

Chicago

Dance Academy of Libertyville

Irina Gass

Deerfield

University of Iowa

Darcy Nickel

Chicago

Chicago Public School-Dever School

Natalie Thompson

Chicago

Natana Dance

Darby Wilde

Normal

Illinois State University

Staci Cousert

Crestwood

Oak Lawn Park District Oak View Center

Reggie Good

Fox River Grove

Rolling Meadows High School

Katelyn Reyes

Des Plaines

Marion Victorson

Chicago

Franklin Elementary Fine Arts Center

Emily Winkler

Libertyville

Dance Academy of Libertyville

INDIANA

Rebecca Gotsch

Komoko

Independent Dance Teacher

Glenn Panzarella

Kokomo

Western Kentucky University & Becky Seamster Dance Studio 

Sara Pecina

Kokomo

Western Kentucky University

KANSAS

Kalina Bartlett

Derby

Wichita State University

KENTUCKY

Amanda Clark

Bowling Green

Western Kentucky University

Samantha Coomes

Owensboro

Owensboro Dance Theater

MASSACHUSETTS

Andrew Howarth

Boylston

Jazziak's Dance School &
Miss Tanya's School of Dance

Michael McCarthy

Worcester

Charlotte Klein Dance Centers

MARYLAND

Jenny Villanueva

Fulton

Studio Dans

MICHIGAN

Melissa Brunsting

Grand Haven

Muskegan Community College

Jennifer Bastios

Detroit

2nd Street Studio of Dance

Izzabella Irwin

Calumet

Western Michigan University

Ida Lowback

Royal Oak

The Institution of Dance Arts, Inc.

Karin Spencer

Southfield

Oakland University

Jen Koralewski

Westland

Independent Dance Teacher

MISSOURI

Carly Niehaus

St. Louis

Central Studio

NORTH DAKOTA

Monica Maher

West Fargo

Inspire Dance and Wellness Studios

NEW JERSEY

Greg Anmuth

Laurel Springs

Dance Class

Samantha Braine

Sayreville

The University of the Arts

NEW YORK

Margaret Elaine Plaza

Forest Hills

Dr. Sun Yat Sen MS 131

Fracesca Pino

East Northport

Muhlenberg College

OHIO

Erica Collins

Middletown

SDA Studios

Lindsay Dangerfield

Liberty Township

SDA Studios

Emily Eschhofen

Maumee 

Bryan Community School of Dance 

OKLAHOMA

Kourtney Speece

Enid

University/Dance Works of Enid

SOUTH CAROLINA

Patience Hunter

Greenville

English Theatre Arts

SOUTH DAKOTA

Rachel Peterson

Aberdeen

University/Dance Works of Enid

TENNESSEE

Christina Osisek

Hermitage

Elite Academy of Dance

TEXAS

Marina Zuniga-Johnson

San Antonio

Sarita's Dance Studio Inc.

VIRGINIA

Suzanne Miller-Corso

Harrisonburg

James Madison University

Amanda DiTullio

Sterling

Born 2 Dance

WISCONSIN

Sarah Mills

Oconomowoc

Western Michigan University

Angie Broegman-Stinde

Holly

Visions in Motion Dance Studio

BEGINNING LEVEL NGCP® CERTIFIED TEACHERS
All teachers listed in the Beginning level have completed Basic & Beginning NGCP levels

UNITED KINGDOM

Deirdre Kearns

Winchester Hampshire

UNITED STATES

ALABAMA

Nicki Hunkapillar

Huntsville

Lee High School, Magnet School

CALIFORNIA

Andy Vaca

Long Beach

California State University, Long Beach

Jacob Gutierrez-Montoya

Sacramento

Hawkins School of the Performing Arts

COLORADO

Erin Harner

Steamboat Springs

GEORGIA

Lisa O'Connor

Alpharetta

St. Pius X High School

Eileen Edwards

Austell, GA

Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts

IOWA

Chelsea Bankes

Davenport 

Bettendorf Family Museum

Theresa Berger

Ankeny

 

Sydney Markert

Polk City

University of Arizona

Nicholas Rice

Urbandale

 

ILLINOIS

Devin Buchanan

Chicago

Samantha Dauer

Wayne

Point Park University

Ari Israel

Chicago 

Giordano Dance Chicago

Gina Russell

Springfield

Dance Arts Studio

Katie Loveless

Elmurst

Elmhurst Park District

Jessica Spear

Peru

The Dance Center

Jack Halbert

Chicago 

Giordano Dance Chicago

Tanya Osika

Batavia

Steppin' Out Dance Studio

Amy Wilde

Schaumburg

Arlington Heights Park District

KENTUCKY

Jaysie Beth Cambell

Lexington

Owensboro Dance Theater

Rebecca Stephenson

Owensboro

School for the Creative & Performing Arts

Kim Johnson

Owensboro

Owensboro Dance Theater

MARYLAND

Karen Daniels

Baltimore

A Step Ahead Dance Center

Melissa Jones

Fredrick

CoMMotion Dance Studio, John F. Kennedy High

 

MASSACHUSETTS

Rachel Rubin

Worchester

Charlotte Klein Dance Centers

MICHIGAN

Lauren Chopski

Fenton

 

Michele Winchester-Green

Cassopolis

Broadway Dance Academy

MINNESOTA

Regina Peluso

Edina

Collide Theatrical Dance Company

NEVADA

Robert Contreras

Las Vegas

Bunker Dance Center

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Amberlee Darling

North Hampton

Philips Exeter

NEW YORK

Victoria Bartels

Astoria

All Stars Studio

Theresa Childress

Queens

All Stars Studio

Shauna Sorenson

Woodside

All Stars Studio

 

Sean Rozanski

Middle Village

GDC Former Co. Member

OKLAHOMA

Robbee Stafford

Broken Arrow

Oral Roberts University

PENNSYLVANIA

Michelle Doloway

Ambler

TEXAS

Karly Lewis

Austin

Zach Theatre

 

Seme Jatib

San Antonio

 

Robert Contreras

Las Vegas

Bunker Dance Center

 

VIRGINIA

Brianna Merritt

Madison Heights

Central Virginia Ballet

WISCONSIN

Jasmine Gosda

Madison

Evan Knutson

Lake Geneva

Broadway Academy of Art and Dance

Libby Nelson

Racine

Carthage College Academy of Dance

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL NGCP® CERTIFIED TEACHERS
All teachers listed in the Intermediate level have completed Basic, Beginning & Intermediate NGCP levels

BRAZIL

Tati Conde

São Paulo

Company Dance Center

Marcella Leite

São Paulo

Company Dance Center

Rodrigo Rivera

São Paulo

Company Dance Center

MEXICO

Ana Cecilia Cantú

Ciudad De Mexico

DUBOFORCE

Maria Castro Martínez

Nuevo León

Independent Dance Teacher

Mercedes Meza Gonzales

Gran Jardin

Be Dance

SPAIN

Marina Ruiz De Lobera Galvan

Madrid

Danza 180

UNITED STATES

CALIFORNIA

Christine Baltes

Santa Ana

Orange Coast College

Sharise Parviz

San Jose

Studio Sharise Creative & Performing Arts Academy

CONNECTICUT

Felipe Puletini

Stonington

Mystic Ballet

FLORIDA

Julia Faris

Pembroke Pines

Dance Now Miami

ILLINOIS

Annie Balasa

Grayslake 

Joffrey Ballet School

Ryan Galloway

Chicago

Giordano Dance Chicago

Joshua Blake Carter

Chicago

Giordano Dance Chicago 

Zachary Heller

Chicago

Giordano Dance Chicago 

Pat Doyle

Mount Prospect

McDonald Dance Academy

Adam Houston

Chicago

Giordano Dance Chicago

Natasha Overturff

Chicago

Giordano Dance Chicago

MARYLAND

Melissa Jones

Frederick

CoMMotion Dance Studio, John F. Kennedy High School 

MASSACHUSETTS 

Lacey Sasso

Quincey

Sasso & Company

Sydni Catalano

Newtonvillle

Angel Performing Arts, Inc.

MICHIGAN

Madelyn Bettendorf 

Grand Blanc

Loree's Dance Academy

Jen Wiley

Fenton

Fenton Ballet Theatre

NORTH CAROLINA

Brianna Cooper

Raleigh

NEVADA

Samantha Rounds

Las Vegas

Peter Chu

Las Vegas

ChuThis

NEW YORK

Megan Garcia

New York

Radio City Rockettes

Caitlin Sheppard

Brooklyn

Independent Dance Teacher

OHIO

Mary St. Romain

West Chester

SDA Studios

SOUTH CAROLINA

Kelly Denton

Charleston

Charleston Center for Dance Education

TEXAS

Misti Galvan

San Marcos

Texas State University

Misty Owens

Dallas

University of Texas Dallas, London School of Dance

UTAH

Diane Davis

St. George

Utah Valley University

WISCONSIN

Whitney Moore

Stevens Point

Dance Dynamics & Monarch Aerial Arts

Tricia Bayer

Oshkosh

Richards Dance Studio

Jayme Shimooka

Madison

Studio Dansu

ADVANCED LEVEL NGCP® CERTIFIED TEACHERS

All teachers listed in the Advanced level have completed Basic, Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced NGCP levels

ILLINOIS

Ashley Downs

Chicago 

Giordano Dance Chicago

Maeghan McHale

Evanston

Giordano Dance Chicago

Katie Rafferty

Chicago

Giordano Dance Chicago

Linnea Stureson Tolbert

Chicago 

Giordano Dance Chicago

KANSAS

Annette Pfannenstiel

Leavenworth

Deena Shroyer School of Dance

MICHIGAN

Emma Davis

Flint

University of Michigan-Flint

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Allison Duke

Exeter

Phillips Exeter Academy

WASHINGTON

Stephanie Clarke

Bremerton

Northwest School of Dance

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL NGCP® CERTIFIED TEACHERS
All teachers listed in the Professional level have completed Basic, Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced & Professional NGCP levels

BRAZIL

Isabella Leite

São Paulo

Company Dance Center

Marcia Leite

São Paulo

Company Dance Center

UNITED STATES

COLORADO

Taylor Coniglio

Arvada

Loyola Marymount University

ILLINOIS

Kelly Dziurgot

Arlington Heights

McDonald Dance Academy

Jacob Frazier

Chicago

Giordano Dance Chicago

Melody Kay Paul

Chicago

Cesar Salinas

Chicago

Giordano Dance Chicago

KENTUCKY

Joy Johnson

Owensboro

Owensboro Dance Theatre

Jennie Boggess

Owensboro

Owensboro Dance Theatre

MISSOURI

Philip Edgecombe

Cape Girardeau

Southeast Missouri State

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Sarah Duclos

Gonic 

Neoteric Dance Collaborative

Jacqueline Young

Somersworth

Plymouth State University

UTAH

Jessie Metcalf McCullough

Murray

Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts

Please note Giordano Dance Chicago, the Giordano Legacy Fund, and the Nan Giordano Certification Program® are in no way affiliated with the
Gus Giordano Dance School in Andersonville or the Gus Giordano Jazz Legacy Foundation.

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