City Stage Dance Academy, formerly known as Andrea’s Dance Studio, has been a family owned and operated dance studio for 58 years. Nicole Fusco, the owner and artistic director, took over Andrea’s Dance Studio six years ago from her longtime teacher, boss, mentor, and friend, Andrea Verdeschi. Andrea owned the well-established studio for 50 years. When she retired, she gave Nicole the honor and privilege to continue her legacy. Nicole was a teacher and dancer of the studio for many years. Nicole has trained in all different styles of dance. Throughout her childhood she attended American Ballet Academy, and as she grew older trained in New York City at Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway. She was accepted for the dance program at LaGuardia High School for Performing Arts. As a teacher and choreographer, Nicole’s students have won numerous awards and competitions regionally and nationally. She has also taught dance in many public school programs in the Bronx and Westchester, as well as Fordham University and Hostos Community College.
After a six-year thought process and receiving Andrea’s blessing, Nicole has decided to open back up under a new studio name that she will continue to grow as her own brand! We will be starting the new dance season as City Stage Dance Academy!!!! We would like to ensure the Bronx Community that this is not a change in studio management, just a change of name! We have two great locations in the Bronx, NY- a brand new location in the heart of Morris Park Avenue, as well as our conveniently located studio in Arthur Avenue! Our goal is to continue to grow both dance studios with the same family-oriented atmosphere that Andrea’s Dance Studio has always been known for, with a fresh new look and style as CITY STAGE DANCE ACADEMY!
City Stage Dance Academy accepts students from Beginner to Professional Level of all ages starting at 1.5 years old through adults. We offer many different styles of dance including Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, Contemporary/Lyrical, Salsa, Gymnastics, Musical Theater, Pointe, andCreative Movement. We also offer competitive level classes. Our competition students compete in regional and national competitions throughout the country. Our company students have travelled and performed in Disney World Florida, Madison Square Garden, Broadway, danced with the NYC Radio City Rockettes, and have participated in many other dance events! Our dedicated staff is highly trained not only in their dance specialties, but are also capable of working with children of all ages.
We are excited about our upcoming chapter with our new name, City Stage Dance Academy, and we are proud to continue serving the Bronx Community!