Excellence in Dance
Brooklyn Dance Conservatory’s innovative program bolsters children’s creativity and confidence while teaching exceptional dance technique. Read more about our unique approach here.
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Brooklyn Dance Conservatory is in residence at Union Street Dance (725 Union St.) in Park Slope.
Meet The Team
Allegra Glinsky - Director, Teacher
Ms. Allegra’s classes are always engaging and use the children’s own creativity to keep kids having fun while moving and learning. Her patient and innovative approach to teaching fosters each student’s unique qualities to bring out the best in every child. During each class she strives to connect with all students and provide them with an experience that helps shape their bodies and minds during formative years.
Allegra Glinsky holds a B.A. in Dance, with a minor in Wellness from Mercyhurst University. She studied at the American Ballet Theatre Teacher Training Institute in New York City and is an ABT® Certified Teacher in Pre-Primary through Levels 6, 7, and Partnering. She has danced professionally in New York City with Dance Cat-alyst, and currently teaches dance classes throughout Brooklyn, NY. Ms. Glinsky has experience working with students from ages one through adult, and has taught as a daycare dance specialist, dance teacher for special needs clients, adult fitness instructor, and dance for gymnastics specialist.
Ms. Glinsky began her ballet training at the Lake Erie Ballet School under the direction of Lesley Bories-Scalise, and continued at the Erie Dance Conservatory Company under the tutelage of Artistic Director, Sarah Purvis. Ms. Glinsky has studied at Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico under the direction of Carlotta Carrera and has attended summer intensives at American Ballet Theatre, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, and Pittsburgh Ballet Theater.
As a choreographer Ms. Glinsky has presented work at the Regional Dance America Festival and was also invited to Regional Dance America’s National Choreography Intensive in North Carolina as an Emerging Choreographer. She has created works for the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater Summer Intensive, Erie Dance Conservatory, Ashley DiMarco's Dance Academy, Cynthia King Dance Studio, and The Mercyhurst University Dancers. Several of her works have received awards.
Davonna Batt - Teacher
Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Davonna fell in love with dance at an early age. She received a B.F.A. in Dance from the University of Arizona with Honors, Summa Cum Laude, and with great pleasure has immersed herself in several styles of dance while studying under many exceptional artists. Since moving to New York in 2014, she has performed and collaborated with a diverse array of dance companies and artists. Along the way, Davonna discovered a love for teaching, and continues to find absolute joy in encouraging dancers, and movers of all ages to discover power, control, and expression in their bodies and minds. She teaches with a somatic approach that invites curiosity, encourages focused technique, and stimulates creativity. When it comes to teaching kids, her favorite part is seeing their faces and bodies light up with excitement and pride when they discover what they are capable of.
Beatriz Castro- Teacher
Beatriz Castro was born and raised in Costa Rica, and is currently based in Brooklyn. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Marymount Manhattan College with a BFA in Dance and BA in Business. She is a part of Spark Movement Collective and Verbal Animal and has presented her choreographic work at the National Theater of Costa Rica, GreenSpace, Triskelion Arts, and Arts on Site. She has performed works by Earl Mosley, Anthony Morigerato, Chase Brock, Tami Stronach, and Sidra Bell. Beatriz is also a Yoga Alliance certified teacher and has taught in studios across New York City and New Jersey. She loves to connect with people through her passion for movement.
Sammi Tai - Teacher
Sammi is an experienced dance instructor, dance performer, yoga teacher and Mandarin Chinese teacher. She has a tremendous passion for street style hip hop and house dances, and has been performing and teaching in New York for over a decade. Born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan, Sammi has strived to live her dream as an artist and educator. Sammi was introduced to Hip Hop dance by Mask Way at Merry Monarc in Taipei. She later moved to New York to study street style dances, including training with Sekou Heru. In 2018, she was certified as a Vinyasa yoga teacher by Laughing Lotus studio in NY. Sammi has developed a unique teaching style and believes we all embody profound wisdom that is accessible through movement.
Natasha Corbie - Teaching Assistant
Natasha Corbie tackles projects with an entrepreneurial spirit, helping create timeless spaces that reflect their singularity with her extensive background in visual and performing arts & design. Native to Trinidad, Natasha walks in many worlds and is at home in all of them. Natasha was Assistant Aerial Choreographer for the Broadway production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and has worked with Haitian choreographer, Peniel Guerrier, both as a dancer and teacher for many years. She is also a certified Participatory Arts and Somatic Research Educator, has worked with Kids for Positive Change, and once raised $10,000 for Haiti just by selling cookies. She supports her local neighborhood in Brooklyn daily.
Joe Fahey - Director of Business Operations
Joe brings a vast array of business experience to Brooklyn Dance Conservatory. He has a Bachelors of Business Administration in Risk Management and a Masters of Business Administration in Marketing, both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Over the course of his career he has worked for large, multinational companies as well as a new business start-up. His responsibilities have included administration, sales, marketing, advertising, public relations, product management, legal affairs, customer service and general management. He has also been recognized for his business acumen and skills and has served on the Board of Directors for a number of companies in the United States and Europe. He has also been a frequent lecturer at the Grainger Graduate School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as well as a keynote speaker to small business groups.