Aaron is a certified personal trainer and pilates instructor. He has been married for 4 years and had his first child, Ella, in December. Aaron participated in competitive gymnastics from childhood through middle school. With a love of sports and being active Aaron was able to use the skills from gymnastics to other sports and hobbies such as diving, snowboarding and breakdancing. He trained at HDTC with Colleen before taking over her classes. Aaron brings a unique, positive energy that all the students have grown to love.
Tumble/Hippity Hop/Dance & Tumble
With over 30 years of domestic and international dance experience, Susan has settled down in Cortlandt Manor where she continues to share her passion for the art. Susan’s diverse background includes training in jazz, modern, tap and Broadway dance theatre. She has choreographed, performed and taught in over six European countries and the U.S. Susan has earned a Bachelors degree in dance from SUNY Brockport, and holds a license in Massage Therapy from the Swedish Institute. Susan also has many years experience in teaching Body Movement classes and personal training. Susan’s enthusiastic teaching style, knowledge of body mechanics, and artistry enriches any students’ dance experience. Susan looks forward to joining the HDTC instructor team in the fall of 2008.
Suzi Myers Tipa
An actor as well, Suzi studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and improvisation at Chicago City Limits in New York City. Suzi has performed lead roles at the Emelin Theatre, Queens Theatre in the Park, and at the New York City International Fringe Festival. Her performance as Helena in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Lynch Theatre in Manhattan earned her a nomination for the Irene Ryan Scholarship at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. She has produced and performed sketch comedy at the Trilogy Theatre in Manhattan, and her credits also include film and television work. She is proud member of Actors’ Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild.She has written, produced and performed sketch comedy, and currently dances with Pat Cannon’s Foot and Fiddle Dance Company. She is also a passionate Zumba instructor, teaching the Latin dance-based fitness class at locations throughout Westchester.
Melanie and her family moved to Westchester in 2016, where she spends her days chasing her two young girls around streets much quieter than Brooklyn. She’s excited to join the team at Hudson Dance and Tumble!