Paramount Dance Academy


Studio Phone:  (631) 730-8812

 

Meet Our Teachers

We offer our students the best in dance education, combined with instructors and a faculty who truly enjoy working with children.

DAVID MACZKIEWICZ | Owner/Director

David is a Lake Ronkonkoma native who began his dance training back in 1994 at the age of four.  For the past 25 years dance has remained in his life in different aspects.  David began his formal training on Long Island at the age of four and has since gone on to share his knowlege and professionalism with his own students for the past decade. He is a 2007 graduate of Sachem North High School and a 2011 graduate of Hofstra University. He holds a B.A. in Communications while majoring in Radio Production and Studies and minoring in Dance. David became the first male to the Sachem Arrowettes program in 2003 as well as the Hofstra University Dance Team in 2007.

In 2009, David was chosen to be an opening dancer for recording artist, Usher on the nationally televised NFL Kickoff Concert. He has also been a featured dancer for T-Mobile in NYC. He has competed both regionally and nationally and has been seen on ESPN as both a dancer and coach. David began his coaching career in 2009 as the current Assistant Coach of the 11 time NDA (National Dance Alliance) National Champions, Sachem North Varsity Arrowettes.  Upon graduation from college, David went straight on to coaching the Hofstra University Dance Team from 2007-2018.  Under his direction, Hofstra University claimed 6 UDA (Universal Dance Association) Division I National Championships.  He has also coached the USA National Team to win the Gold Medal in Pom at the 2016 ICU Worlds Championships against countries from across the world.  Most recently, he coached the USA National Team to win the Gold at the 2017 Pan American Championships in Colombia. 

David continues to choreograph and judge for numerous high schools, colleges, studios and competitions in the Northeast region, as well as professional dance teams. He has won countless choreography awards and always brings high energy to his students and choreography.

While not at the studio, he loves to spend time with his family; wife, Caitlin and two year old daughter, Riley!

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REGINA LIANTONIO | Instructor

Regina is from Miller Place, NY where she began dancing 18 years ago. She graduated from Hofstra University in 2013 with her Bachelor’s Degree in Speech/Language Hearing Sciences and minors in Dance and Disabilities Studies.  During her time at Hofstra University she was a 4 year member of the Hofstra University Dance Team. Regina was a 2-year captain and 2 time National Champion in Division 1 Hip Hop. She has been featured on ESPN with her team and has performed at numerous venues across of the northeast.  Most recently, Regina has earned her Doctorate of Audiology at the Long Island Consortium of Audiology.

When she is not working in her offices as a Doctor of Audiology, Regina loves sharing her love and knowledge of dance with our tiniest of dancers all the way up to our competitive dancers! Regina has studied numerous styles of dance including ballet, tap, lyrical/contemporary, jazz, hip hop, modern and pointe. She has an enthusiastic and energetic personality that excites and inspires all our dancers to love the "dance world" as much as she does!

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KAITLYN MARQUETTE | Instructor

Kaitlyn is from Holbrook, Long Island where she began taking dance classes at the age of 9. She continued to dance competitively throughout high school both at her studio and on the Sachem North Varsity Arrowettes. Kait furthered her education at SUNY Brockport where she graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance. She has had the opportunity to dance and teach internationally with the Gotham City Cheerleaders and is currently the Head Coach of the nationally ranked, Manhattan College Dance Team and former coach of the Sachem North JV Arrowettes. Kait loves sharing her passion of dance with her students and those around her!

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DANIELLE MASULLO | Instructor

Danielle is from Holbrook, NY.  She began dancing at the young age of two and continued to dance competitively at her studio through her high school years.  Her most memorable memories growing up at the studio, include winning two Grand National Championships at KAR (Kids Artistic Revue).  Danielle graduated from Sachem North High School where she also danced for 4 years on the Sachem North Varsity Arrowettes.  She went on to win 9 NDA National Championships during her high school career and also earned the role of Captain in her Junior & Senior year.

Danielle is the current Coach of the Samoset Middle School Arrowettes and is happy to share her knowledge and passion with her students here at Paramount!     

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TRACEY IRIMIA | Instructor

Tracey has been active in dance for over 30 years. As a student, she was trained in ballet, jazz, tap, acro and pointe and very active in her student teaching program. After graduating high school, she began teaching dance to students of all ages and genres. She is happy to be a part of the teaching staff at her brother's studio.

Tracey is a graduate of LIU-Post with a B.S. in Health Education and Hofstra University with a M.S. in Physical Education. She holds New York State Teaching Certification in both subject areas and is certified in CPR and First Aid. After being on her college dance team and competing at the UDA College Dance Team National Championships, she began coaching the Sachem Arrowettes Kickline and the St. Joseph’s College Dance Team for several years.  An avid fitness enthusiast, Tracey is a Teacher and Studio Manager at Pure Barre in East Setauket.

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JESSICA MANZOLILLO | Instructor

Jessica is from Farmingville, NY and has been dancing since the age of four.  Jessica has been with us at Paramount since the day our doors opened.  She began as a student and has worked her way into being a wonderful teacher that all of our students love.  Jessica graduated from Sachem High School East where she was a member of the Sachem East Varsity Arrowettes.  While on the team, she won the NDA Medium Varsity Jazz National Championship in her senior year.  Jessica has danced competitively during her time as a student at Paramount as well.  Her talent has earned her many first place finishes as a soloist where she has been crowned Miss Beyond the Stars as well as Miss Starstruck.  In 2017, Jessica was selected to compete in Colombia on the United States National Dance Team.  While in Colombia, she and her team earned the gold medal at the Pan American Championships. 

Jessica is the current Assistant Coach of the Seneca Middle School Arrowettes.  She is attending St. Joseph's College where she is a member of their nationally ranked dance team.  She is majoring in early childhood education and loves all of the children she gets to share her love of dance with at Paramount!   

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JACLYN MACZKIEWICZ | Front Desk

Jaclyn has been trained in multiple dance styles since the age of 5. She is a 2006 Sachem North graduate and former member of the Sachem Arrowettes. She has competed regionally and nationally, choreographed for the St. Joseph's College Dance Team and was also a member of the Gravity Allstars Dance Team.  She's so happy to still have dance in her life working as a studio receptionist!

She currently holds a B.A. in communications from Hofstra University while majoring in Public Relations.

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LINDA MACZKIEWICZ | Front Desk

Linda is the proud mother of David, Tracey and Jaclyn. She has been a dance mom since 1987, when Tracey started dance. She has watched all five of her kids train and excel in many styles of dance, compete on high school and college dance teams, as well as go on to become dance team coaches and teachers.

Linda loves that her voyage as a Dance Mom continues over 30 years later, working along side her own children as the studio receptionist and seeing the love of dance grow with her next generation of kids; the Paramount family.

 

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