About Us

Our Mission

Our mission is to create an environment where students of all ages are inspired to learn and develop their passion for dance and the performing arts.  Our Goal is to guide and encourage each student on their journey of self-expression.


The staff at Backstage PAC is dedicated to teaching students correct technique and terminology, while providing students with the positive encouragement that helps foster confidence and self-esteem.  Small class sizes enable us to provide the personal attention that is needed to provide high quality dance education.


Our facility is equipped with two dance studios, a music room, and an auxiliary studio located at Magical Moments (300 Park Ave.). Parents are welcome to relax in our comfortable waiting room, while their children are in class.  We offer a wide range of Dance, Acting, Piano, and Voice Lessons.  Dancers and Performers of all ages and skill levels are welcome! All classes are co-educational.

Staff

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Kim Tekirian

Cassie Bonventure

Tiara Maysonet

Studio Director

Tiara is the Assistant Director of the Dance studio in Rutherford, NJ, Backstage PAC. Ballet and Tap

Tiara Maysonet

Cassie Bonventure

Tiara Maysonet

Assistant Director

Cassie Bonventure teaches children's Hip Hop dance classes in Rutherford Dance Studio. Jazz, Tap.

Cassie Bonventure

Cassie Bonventure

Cassie Bonventure

Office Manager

Instructors

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Laura Castellano

Laura Castellano

Laura Castellano

Lead Competition Team Instructor

Shantel Cordero teaches children's ballet dance classes at Rutherford Dance Studio, Backstage PAC.

Shantel Cordero

Laura Castellano

Laura Castellano

Early Childhood Dance Instructor

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Amanda Cuoco

Laura Castellano

Eddie Guttman

Lead Ballet Instructor

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Eddie Guttman

Jackie Lopresti

Eddie Guttman

Piano and Voice Instructor

Rose Heun teaches dance classes for toddlers and children at Backstage in Rutherford. Dance Studio

Rose Heun

Jackie Lopresti

Jackie Lopresti

Early Childhood Dance Instructor 

Miss Jackie Lopresti teaches children's dance classes in Rutherford. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop.

Jackie Lopresti

Jackie Lopresti

Jackie Lopresti

Early Childhood Dance Instructor

Our Music Teacher, Christine Melet, teaches private piano and voice lessons in Rutherford at BPAC.

Christine Melet

Christine Melet

Christine Melet

Piano and Voice/Musical Theatre Instructor

Maddie Meyer teaches piano and voice lessons at the Rutherford Dance Studio, Backstage PAC. Vocal.

Maddie Meyer

Christine Melet

Christine Melet

Piano/Voice Instructor

Blake Stanley, Rutherford Dance Instructor, teaches Acro Dance classes at Backstage PAC. Ballet.

Blake Stanley

Christine Melet

Aniela Gonzalez

Acro Instructor

Aniela Gonzalez assists teaching ballet, jazz, and tap dance classes in Rutherford, NJ. Dance Studio

Aniela Gonzalez

Aniela Gonzalez

Aniela Gonzalez

Office Support Staff/Assistant Instructor

Ella is an assistant dance instructor at Backstage in Rutherford NJ. Dance studio.  Ballet Classes

Ella Michalski

Aniela Gonzalez

Alexa Barreiros

Assistant Instructor

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Alexa Barreiros

Aniela Gonzalez

Alexa Barreiros

Assistant Instructor