Dancewave Staff

Diane Jacobowitz

Executive & Artistic Director
Diane Jacobowitz (BFA, Ohio State University; MFA, Connecticut College) has a distinguished career in performing, choreography and arts administration. She has taught dance to youth and adults of all ages and backgrounds for 26 years at numerous institutions. Read more…

Kristen Majoros

Director of Education
Kristen received a Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Performance studies with minors in Business and Psychology from Roger Williams University. Shortly after receiving her degree she came to Brooklyn and found Dancewave! Read more…

Laura Mercer

Director of Outreach & Community Engagement
Originally from the UK, Laura holds a BA in Dance and Culture from the University of Surrey. Before relocating to NYC, Laura worked as a Projects Manager and Teaching Artist for a number of dance organizations across London and the wider UK, Read more…

Jen Henriquez

Director of Marketing & Communications
Jen has worked in program development and communications for non-profits and educational entities in New York City for over 12 years. She is a founding Board Member of International School of Brooklyn and Read more…

Phoebe DeVincenzi

School Manager
Phoebe is a New York City native and has been dancing since the age of 4. For the past five years Phoebe has been working in art education as both an educator and administrator. She has worked in the public schools as a teaching artist, Read more…

Aliya Perry

Special Events Coordinator

Aliya Perry received a Bachelor of Arts in Dance & Theater from Manhattanville College. Her background includes working as a dance teacher for over 20 years, a professional dancer with BLOC Talent LA Read more…

Kalinda Santor

Operations Manager
Kalinda is a professional arts manager and dance artist living in Brooklyn, New York. Born and raised in Nothern Vermont, Kalinda started studying dance at the age of seven. 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…

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…

Morgan Jacoby

Education Assistant

Originally from Pennsylvania, Morgan started studying dance at a young age and quickly discovered it was more than a hobby, but a passion. She continued to explore her interest in college 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…