Absolute Beginner Ballet

Madeline Warriner

School at Dancewave ○ Modern
Youth Company Program ○ Coach

Madeline Warriner is a movement artist, educator, and advocate in New York City. Originally from New Jersey, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Rutgers University with a BFA in Dance and an EdM in Dance Education. She has performed works by Doug Elkins, Read more…

Marion Spencer

Adult Classes  Modern & Modern Company
Youth Company Program ○ Choreographer

Marion is a New York-based dancer, choreographer and educator. Since moving to New York, Marion has had the pleasure of collaborating and performing with Athena Kokoronis, Melissa Riker/Kinesis Read more…

Heather White

Heather White serves as Genpact’s General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, overseeing all legal, compliance, and corporate governance functions for the company. As a Genpact executive officer, she brings more than 20 years of broad legal experience to the role. Read more…

Christiana Lazo

Christiana Lazo is currently Counsel at Ropes & Gray. Her practice consists of representing ultra-high net worth individuals, their family offices, and closely held businesses in developing and implementing sophisticated domestic and international tax and estate plans. Read more…

Shenique Coston

Ms. Coston is a multi-faceted business consultant and an award-winning marketer, specializing in brand management, experiential strategy, event production and operations/project management for nearly 15 years. She is dedicated to helping mission-driven organizations translate vision and big ideas into actionable and achievable plans. Read more…

Janelle Barclay

Office Assistant
Janelle is a native Brooklynite (born and raised with a sprinkle of Queens). Janelle started dancing at 3 years old, in Queens NY. She met Diane Jacobowitz as a junior at Benjamin N Cardozo High School, Read more…

Morgan Jacoby

Education Assistant

Yama Oge

Development Assistant
Yama Oge holds a BA in Arts Management from the State University of New York at Purchase College. Yama has had arts administration internships at Cherry Lane Theatre and Westchester Philharmonic. Read more…

Maleni Cruz

D-Wave in Motion Coordinator
Maleni, an alumnus of Dancewave Company I, graduated from SUNY The College at Brockport with a Bachelors of Arts in Dance. She was awarded the Susan S. Collier Dance Award during her time at the College at Brockport. Read more…