Director

Victoria Szeplaki holds a BFA in Dance Education from the University of the Arts, with Training in the Vaganova/Kirov Syllabus, and a degree in Elementary Education from Caldwell College with Advanced Standng.

Victoria holds a Level 3 Certification (highest level) in Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT).

Victoria studied extensively with Gabriella Taub Darvash in the Vaganova/Kirov Curriculum, in NYC.  Victoria also studied at the Broadway Dance center, NYC, Burklyn Ballet Theater in Vermont,  Pennsylvania School of Ballet, Philadelphia, and New jersey School of Ballet. Her instructors included Frank Hatchett, Judith Fugate, Cherie Noble, Lupe Serrano and many more.

Her vast performing experience includes Whitney Ballet Company, Burklyn Ballet Company, and Classical Ballet of Northern Virginia. Jazz and Tap performances in "Las Vegas Revue", "Best of Broadway", and "World Cruising Tour" in Japan.

Her Musical Theater experience includes shows such as Will Rogers Follies, Fiddler on the Roof and Funny Girl at the Bucks County Playhouse.

Victoria's teaching experience includes over 30 years of teaching dance throughout New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, including being on the faculty of Broadway Dance Center with Frank Hatchett and the University of the Arts with Andrew Pap.

Victoria was the Artistic Director of the Allworthy School of Dance located in Flemington NJ for 10 years.  She has been, and currently is, the Director of the River Ballet Company for 20 years.

Victoria is a Paraprofessional at Alexandria Township Schools

Guest Teachers

Lucinda Fisher holds a Bachelor's Degree in Theater Arts with a concentration in Acting and a Masters Degree in Education from Fairleigh Dickinson University, where she worked as a Teacher Assistant in Acting and Tap I and II classes. She has been trained in jazz, tap, ballet, pointe, hip hop, and musical theatre in her youth through Rogers Dance Academy, Spotlight Music, Downtown Performing Arts Center, and Music Mountain Theatre. Lucinda has taught dance in many studios throughout the tri-state area including Downtown Performing Arts Center, Music Mountain Theatre, Rogers Dance Academy, Mainstreet Music and Dance, Encore Music, All Children's Theater of NJ, Madison YMCA, Public School Enrichment Programs, Girl Scout Programs, Horsham Academy of International Ballet. She has performed Off-Broadway in the Beginnings workshop and regionally in musicals, plays, concerts, and operas throughout NJ, NY, and PA at theaters including Music Mountain Theatre, Town and Country Players, Maplewood Strollers, Hexagon Players, The Kelsey Theater, Washington’s Crossing Open Air Theater, Eastern Opera of NJ, The Opera at Florham Park, The Minetta Theater in NYC, The Pocono Playhouse, Villagers Theater, and the Bucks County Playhouse. She currently teaches dance, acting, voice, piano, instructs children’s birthday parties, and directs children’s theatre at several studios/theaters throughout NJ and PA. Lucinda is an evaluator for the Rising Stars Awards for Paper Mill Playhouse and the Summer Theater Director for The Perkiomen School. She is a teacher at Delaware Township School, where she runs the DTS Dance Academy, DTS Jr. Thespian Society, and DTS Dramatics.

Anna Bonacci is a professional dance artist, choreographer, and educator. Originally from Dublin, Pennsylvania, Anna began her pre professional dance training under the direction of former soloists of the  Ballet Nacional de Cuba Margarita de Saa and John White at the Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet in Narberth, PA. Anna continued her professional training at Mason Gross School of the Arts as part of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ where she completed her BFA in Dance under the direction of dance educators Julia Ritter and John Evans. To further her training Anna has participated in dance intensives by the Paul Taylor Dance Company, Nikolais/Louis Foundation for Dance, and Doug Varone and Dancers. As of February 2020, Anna completed the National Ballet Training Curriculum Certification program from the American Ballet Theatre under the direction of ballet masters Franco de Vita and Raymond Lukens. She has performed works by John Evans, Keith Thompson, Kim Gibilisco, Randy James, Trisha Brown (set by Keith Thompson and Stacy Spence), Joe Monteleone, and many others.  She has performed at Mason Gross, Dixon Place, ACDFA, the College Partnership Program, Kennedy Dancers, Launchpad at Peridance Capezio Center in NYC, the Koresh Artist Showcase, Beyond Dance Company, and more. 

Brielle is a high school senior and is so excited to be apart of the River Ballet Company as a soloist. Brielle has been dancing for 15 years, in many different styles of dance such as Ballet, Contemporary, and Jazz. Brielle is always in a studio either teaching or dancing. Brielle has participated in many end of the year performances with Rodgers Dance Academy and Dance Works. She has also been in the Roxey Ballet  Nutcracker and participated in a dance to raise money for a veterans foundation. She is currently the leader of her high school dance club. Brielle helps to create dances for the clubs talent shows as well as musical theater productions. In the future Brielle hopes to get into a ballet company, where she can continue performing. 

Pamela Levy holds an MA in Dance Education/ABT Ballet Pedagogy from New York University, and a BFA in Dance from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.  She has served on the faculties of American Ballet Theatre’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School, ABT’s Summer Intensives, and ABT’s Outreach Programs. Pamela is currently a member of ABT’s National Training Curriculum’s Board of Examiners.   Pamela previously served as the Director of the Princeton Ballet School, Director of the ABT Certified School at Mason Gross Extension Division, Director of the Mark Morris Student Company II, and Washington Rock Youth Ballet.  She has been a faculty member at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rider University, Marymount Manhattan College, Princeton University, Teacher’s College at Columbia University, and Mark Morris Dance Center among others. Pamela danced professionally with Murray Louis and Nikolais Dance, and the Metropolitan Opera Ballet. 
Pamela is a Board Member of Dance New Jersey. 

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