Randolph A. Buckley
The founder and inspiration of The New York Crystal Dance Studio, Mr. Buckley held a dual fellow in the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing in Ballroom and Latin Dancing. He was trained in England under Frank and Dom Peggy Spencer and spent part of his dance career training other teachers of dance. Randolph competed successfully at the professional level and taught social and competitive styles of dancing.
Rosalie B. Keane
The owner and director of The New York Crystal Dance Studio, Ms. Keane is a member of Dance Educators of America and the National Dance Council of America. Prior to opening the studio, Rosalie taught for many years for one of the top dance studio chains in the country. She has also competed successfully at the professional level and now teaches students social dancing and how to excel as competitive dancers.
Cathleen Terrano has been dancing since 1967. She is the director of our Ballet/Tap/Jazz program and has been with us since 1991. Cathleen has studied all forms of dance, specializing in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, and modern, and has studied with such diverse groups and individuals as the New York City Ballet, the Long Island Ballet Company, Martha Graham, Phil Black, Forrest Bonshire, Finis Jung, Gwen Verdon, Broadway Arts, and many more. Cathleen has competed herself, as well as helping many of her students enjoy very successful competitions. Many of her students are now working and pursuing professional careers. Look for Cathleen in the "Who's Who amongst America's Teachers," as well as "Manchester Who's Who." Cathleen has also trained with Rosalie Keane and Pierre Dulaine. She now teaches social dancing and competitive skills and is a certified teacher in ABT. She is also teaching Dancing Classrooms Program in the public schools, under Co-Dance Co. Cathleen is also judging at local, regional, and national competitions. She makes it her personal goal to teach her students that dance is fun, to stay positive in all you do, and there is no such word as "can't". You "can" do anything you set your mind to and work hard to achieve.
Kristina de la Bastide
Kristina has been dancing for 20 years. She was trained at a local studio school. She then received a scholarship to attend Marymount Manhattan College for dance. After two years, she left the dance program to pursue a career in occupational therapy. Kristina has received her B.S. in Health Science from Stony Brook University and is currently working on her masters degree in occupational therapy.
Kristina has been trained in Ballet, Modern, Tap, Jazz, Funk, Pointe, and Hip Hop, with Tap and Hip Hop being her specialities.
New to our staf is Nathaniel Santillana who has been dancing since the age of 8. He began his dance training at Arthur Murray's then DanceSport. Now training at New York Crystal Dance Studio for 9 years. He is active in performing in the annual recital in the formation team number and individual couples numbers. Nathaniel is the founder of the 1st colliegate ballroom dance club at Suffolk County Community College Grant campus.
Mrs. Miller joined New York Crystal Dance Studio in 1992 and trained exclusively with Randolph Buckley and Rosalie Keane. She is currently a part-time instructor. Marjory has competed successfully as an amateur and now enjoys dancing Pro-Am shows.
New to our staff, Phyllis has been dancing Ballroom and Latin for ten years and teaching for 3 years. She is proficient in both American and International styles and is a certified Pro-Am teacher in NDCA. She has also competed on the amateur level successfully, winning many awards. She now enjoys teaching social and competition skills, dancing Pro-Am and Professional shows, and competing with her students in the Pro-Am divisions. She also teaches dance as an adjunct professor in the physical education program at Hofstra Univeristy and Dowling College.