Student of the Month

Student of the Month – Olivia Ruffine

Center Stage:           To start off our season I am here with one of our seniors – Olivia Ruffine. Hi Olivia! Olivia Ruffine: Hi! CS:     You have been with us since the very beginning, back in Marlboro… how old were you when you started? OR:     YES! Been here for 15 years! CS:     Is this something that […]

Student of Month – Shannon Garahan

Center Stage:           I’m here at the fabulous State Theatre with none other than our own Shannon Garahan.  So, what’s going on? Shannon Garahan: Well, I’m about to do my last Center Stage show ever.  It’s sad and exciting.  Sad is obvious, because it’s my last show, and exciting because I’ve been trying to picture this […]

Student of the Month – Eric Bermudez

CS:     Eric Bermudez, how old were you when you started at Center Stage. EB:      I was in fourth grade, so I was— CS:     Nine. EB:      Yeah, nine, and I had Sam (McLaughlin) for acting.  The show was Seuss and I was a kangaroo. CS:     Why did you sign up for an acting class? EB:      When […]

Student of the Month – Kyra Bowie

Center Stage:  Hello Kyra!  You’ve been with us for a number of years, how long has it been? Kyra Bowie: I’ve been here for 15 years, I started when I was 3. CS:  What brought you to dance? KB:  My mom signed me up, and that was it.  No one in my family danced.  But […]

Student of the Month – Nella Iaccarino

Center Stage:  Hi Nella!  You’re graduating… How do you feel about that? Nella Iaccarino:  It feels weird, I don’t know it’s not officially processed.  It’s like, I still have time, yet I don’t. CS: You’re running out of time! NI: I am! CS: How long have you been here? NI: Hmmm… 15 years! CS: Wow, […]

Student of the Month – Sydnie Young

Center Stage:  Hi Sydnie!  So you’re graduating! How long have you been with us? Sydnie Young:  For 15 years! CS:  Wow, so you start young, at the very beginning? SY:  Yeah I was 3 years old. CS:  Do you remember that dance? SY:  I was a Jitter Bug!  CS:  Do you remember who your teacher […]

Student of the Month – Peri Pelletier

Center Stage: So, we’re here with one of our graduating seniors, Peri.  So… Peri how long have you been dancing? Peri Pelletier: Since I was three.  I started with another school and moved over to Center Stage 5 years ago. CS:  What brought you to Center Stage? PP:  I heard a lot of good stuff […]

Student of the Month – Saige Lacognata

Center Stage:  So, you’re graduating!  How long have you been dancing with us? Saige:  15 years! CS:  Wow! Do you remember your first class? SL:  No CS:  Ok, well which school? SL:  Marlboro CS:  Ok, so it was probably Preschool or a Tap/Jazz Class SL:  Yes, I was a Piglet! CS:  Oh, ok so you […]

Student of the Month – Ashna Govil

Center Stage:  Ok, Ashna… the third of the Govil family to come through Center Stage! Ashna Govil: Yeah, I made it! CS: You did!  How long have you been with us? AG:  Well, I’ve been with you since I was four, but when I was born I was here. CS:  Do you remember who you […]

Student of the Month – Taylor Pearlstein

Center Stage:  So, Taylor… you’re graduating?  Taylor:  Yeah CS: How long have you been with us? TP: Since I was 5 CS:  What [Center Stage] studio did you start in? TP:  Marlboro.  I was in the Kittens [Dance Company]. CS:  Do you remember your teacher? TP:  Yes, Sue.  We did Do Si Do.  CS:  You […]