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Owner/Director

Tracee has a distinguished career as a performer, teacher and choreographer.

Tracee has devoted her life to dance.  She began her dance training under the direction of Luis Pabon at the age of 7 and continued on the professional level with the Teacher Training program of the Albano Ballet and Performing Arts Academy, approved by the Connecticut Commission of Education.  Additional training includes Al Gilbert study with Daniel Howard, Phil Black, Joe Tremaine, Luigi, Frank Hatchet and Ze'era Cohen at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center in New York City. 

Tracee respects and admires Judith Jamison, Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ms. Joan Myers Brown, founder of The Philadelphia Dance Company "Philadanco" and Ms. Debbie Allen, founder of the Debbie Allen Dance Academy, for their value, compassion and professionalism to the art of Dance. 

Tracee is a Norwich native and graduate of Norwich Free Academy.  A few years later she found herself back as an alumni teaching and directing the NFA dance program.  She is the former director of Murphy's Hi-tech Dance Center of 11 years.

 

Tracee has trained many dancers and received many awards for her choreography and her students have won numerous awards in local, regional and national level of competitive dance.    

Some local contributions include choreographer for many community theater productions, the Rose Arts Queen Pageant, the Rose Court Competition and the Cotillion Debutante Ball for the National Council of Negro Women of New London County.  

Tracee has been honored by the N.A.A.C.P for her many accomplishments.  An article and her photo are included in Bill Stanley's book "The Nine Mile Square".  She has also been nominated and will be honored as one of the 100 Women of Color Gala and Awards at the Bushnell Theater in Hartford, CT. 

Tracee loves working with children and adults of all ages and hopes to continue to pass along the best dance education that has been instilled in her.