A Little About Our Teachers...




Liz Klimowski






Liz attended Mercyhurst College with a scholarship from the dance program. While attending, she trained under Tauna Hunter, Michael Gleason, Jay Kirk and Catherine Schafer. She performed in their production of "Giselle" and appeared with the Lake Erie Ballet Company in their rendition of the "Nutcracker." Her master class instructors include David Howard and Louis Montero. Liz graduated from Brockport State College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. While attending Brockport she trained under Timothy Draper, James Payton, and Suzanne Newman. She performed with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in a piece choreographed by Suzanne Newman. She also performed with many dance companies on residency at the college. Liz has had extensive training in ballet, pointe, and modern dance. She has been teaching and choreographing for the past 11 years. Her students have competed and won high gold, platinum and special technique awards.


Stephanie Beardsley








Stephanie is excited to be joining the staff at Elite. After many years of teaching dance, she is looking forward to this new chapter. Dancing locally for many years and studying with various teachers, she is thrilled to continue sharing her love of dance with students of all ages. Because she co-owned a studio for over twenty years, Stephanie has realized the work and commitment that comes with a life of dance. Stephanie has trained intensively in all areas of dance and gymnastics, earning many awards throughout the years. The Dance Masters of America syllabus is the core of her teaching method. Several of her former students have gone on to perform on Broadway and in successful ensembles. Since her love for young children is evident, it is fitting that she is also the director of a cooperative nursery school. Stephanie looks forward to working with the students of Elite and contributing to their lives in a positive manner.




Kerri Caslin


We are excited to introduce Miss Kerri to our Elite staff.  Kerri has a BFA Degree in Dance from the University at Buffalo.  Her training includes tap, jazz, ballet, modern, pointe, lyrical hip hop and musical theater.  Kerri's dance experience includes 12 years of competitive dancing.  She has taught for several years and brings several years of choreography experience.  Kerri has many performing credits to her name including performing in Las Vegas, in Mexico, as well as being the dance captain and choreographer for the  Rochester Knightingales.



Lynn Maher



Sari Byrnes



Jennifer Hawkins



Our Office Staff...

DONNA CALABRESE (Office Manager)

Donna Calabrese