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.


Kim Tekirian


Studio Director

Tiara Maysonet

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

Assistant Director

Cassie Bonventure

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

Office Manager


Laura Castellano


Lead Competition Team Instructor

Shantel Cordero

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

Early Childhood Dance Instructor

Amanda Cuoco


Lead Ballet Instructor

Eddie Guttman


Piano and Voice Instructor

Rose Heun

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

Early Childhood Dance Instructor 

Jackie Lopresti

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

Early Childhood Dance Instructor

Christine Melet

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

Piano and Voice/Musical Theatre Instructor

Maddie Meyer

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

Piano/Voice Instructor

Blake Stanley

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

Acro Instructor

Aniela Gonzalez

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

Office Support Staff/Assistant Instructor

Ella Michalski

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

Assistant Instructor

Alexa Barreiros


Assistant Instructor