Our experienced faculty is the backbone of our studio. They fortify their passion with continued studies beyond the required, introductory 200 hour teacher training. Areas of expertise include: osteoporosis, pre/postnatal, pelvic floor, scoliosis, kids and fertility. Their breadth of knowledge is how we offer over classes to fit a variety of needs and interests.

Alexandra Bilodeau is a dance artist and educator originally from North Reading, Massachusetts, now living and working in the New York City metropolitan area. She holds Bachelors of Arts degrees in Dance and History from Hobart and William Smith Colleges where she was also awarded the Janet Seeley Award for her contributions to the dance department and recently graduated with an MFA in Dance from Sarah Lawrence College. During her time at Sarah Lawrence, Alexandra had the opportunity to perform in works created by Beth Gill, Kyle Marshall and Netta Yersuhalmy. In 2021, she became a Yoga Alliance Certified RYT-200 through Health Yoga Life. Alexandra has a strong interest in choreography and her work explores the concepts of nostalgia, spectacle, humor and memory. She has a passion for dance education and has taught tap and jazz technique as well as improvisation and composition at various studios throughout New England and New York. Alexandra is thrilled to be a part of the faculty at the Steffi Nossen School of Dance, where she is teaching Core Jazz and Adult Jazz.

Jessica DiMauro Marks, a Steffi Nossen alumna, is a modern dance choreographer invested in creating work that is rich in physicality and deeply communicative. Jessica holds an MFA in Choreography from Jacksonville University and a BFA in Dance from Marymount Manhattan College. She has taught and choreographed works extensively for both pre-professional and professional dance companies throughout the United States. Her company, DiMauro Dance, has been selected to perform at numerous curated festivals including Dance Conversations at The Flea and WHITE WAVE’s WAVE RISING Series. She is on faculty at Marymount Manhattan College and Montclair State University. She is a frequent guest artist for workshops and intensives throughout the tri-state area including the Martha Graham School and Earl Mosley’s Institute of the Arts. In 2013, Ms. DiMauro Marks was proud to be among the first few students to be certified in May O’Donnell Technique. Jessica is a Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) and is a Certified Prenatal  and Postnatal Yoga Teacher.

A graduate of Manhattanville College, Silvana Larkin holds a BA in dance/theatre with a concentration in dance therapy. She has studied locally and performed for Gabri Crista of the Bill T Jones Company and Carlos Orta of the Jose Limon Dance Company. Mrs. Larkin has been with Steffi Nossen since 2004, teaching creative movement and ballet throughout Westchester to mainstream and special needs populations. She became a certified ZUMBA instructor in 2011.

Raised in Newton, Mass., David Leventhal received his formative ballet training at Boston Ballet School, RAD in London, and with teachers David Wall, Donald McClennan, Marjorie Mussman, Zvi Gotheiner and Marcus Schulkind. After graduating from Brown University with a BA magna cum laude with honors in English Literature, he danced with the Mark Morris Dance Group from 1997-2011. During that time, he appeared in more than 40 of Mark Morris’ dances, including 19 world premieres, performing principal roles in Mark Morris’ The Hard NutProkofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, on Motifs of Shakespeare, and L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato. He also worked extensively in opera, performing in productions at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, English National Opera, New York City Opera, and the Metropolitan Opera. His work with the company has involved several television appearances, including Live from Lincoln Center on PBS (2007), a Richard Rodgers celebration on PBS (2002), the Kennedy Center Honors on CBS (2000), and the UK’s South Bank Show (2001).  He received a 2010 New York Dance and Performance Award (“Bessie”) for his work with the Mark Morris Dance Group. Prior to joining MMDG, David danced with José Mateo’s Ballet Theatre of Boston and Spencer/Colton, among others. David has taught for almost 30 years and serves on the faculty of the Mark Morris Dance Center, where he has offered ballet and modern classes to a wide range of students, from children to adults.

Tara Mazurek’s passion for outreach began as a young dancer performing at nursing homes, local charities, and elementary schools. She trained and performed with the Eastern CT Ballet Company, where she was the first student to be asked to teach for the school at just 18 yrs old.  After receiving a BFA in Dance from Marymount Manhattan, she performed professionally in musical theater and cheerleading. She then continued in outreach as a teacher, bringing dance to after school elementary programs in CT, creating a ballet program for the Hasidic community in Brooklyn, and teaching at studios in Manhattan and the tristate area. Recently relocated to White Plains, she loves working with organizations in Westchester through Steffi, serving adults with special needs and preschool students.

Tara teaches our Moving Wheels & Heels classes in our year-round and summer Adaptive Dance programs, Ballet & Tap combo class, and classes throughout our Outreach Programs.

Wendy Morsberger, trained at School of the Dayton Ballet and Buffalo Ballet Center, eventually making her way to the Royal Ballet School.  After a performance career, culminating in the Royal Ballet (England) and Frankfurt Ballet (Frankfurt, Germany) taught ballet, pointe and injury prevention at Boston Ballet, Harvard and more dance schools in Boston and Westchester.

A trained physical therapist holding an MS in Physical Therapy from Massachusetts General Hospital, Institute of Health Professionals, Wendy has trained in the acclaimed Mark Morris Dance for PD program in Brooklyn, NY.

Michelle is a yoga + movement educator and teacher trainer.  She has been teaching yoga for ten years and called Yogaworks in New York City her home for many years.   Her mindful approach invites inquiry into movement and she is skilled at demystifying complex postures into smaller, digestible pieces.   She is deeply interested in how the body moves and enjoys making yoga feel accessible to beginners and advanced practitioners alike.  Her yoga classes are open to all levels and explore building strength, awareness, grace and resilience in the body, not only through traditional asanas, but through playful movements as well.   In her classes you can expect thoughtful sequencing and natural movement that you can take with you into your daily life, and practice is always followed with an opportunity to restore the body.