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Meet the Owners ...

Meet our Instructors ...

Celeste Cappella (Miss Celeste)

Miss Celeste has been dancing since the age of five.  She started at a local studio, Miss Shamberger's, and then continued to study for the next 25 years at Miss Adele's Creative Dance Centre.  At 16, Miss Celeste became an assistant teacher to the owner.

Many choreographers/dancers, from stage to screen, were here instructors and became the inspiration and foundation of her dance education and choreography skills.

Miss Celeste was on scholarship for 5 years at the acclaimed Manhattan studio, Broadway Dance Center.  She studied under prominent instructors Frank Hatchett, Scott Hunt, and Germaine Salsberg.  She participated in many of the dance workshop productions which contributed to her dance education and preparation on the opening of Spotlight Dance Studio, Inc. with Miss Anne Marie.

Her approach to passing on the education of dance is the understanding that just as there are different styles in this craft, so are there students.  Taking the time to find the "rhythm" for each, is a wonderful journey that will prepare them for the "Spotlight".

Anne Marie Frommeyer (Miss Anne Marie)

Miss Anne Marie started her dance education at the age of three at her local dance studio and has never looked back. She spent her first years developing her technique and fostering her love of dance. Miss Anne Marie was selected to attend and participate in many dance conventions and competed at National Dance Competitions such as Dance Educators of America, Dance Olympus and Star Power. Her instructors quickly recognized her natural leadership abilities and she began student teaching at a young age. She transitioned into a full time instructor and taught at Adele's Creative Dance Center and The Golden School of Dance for over 10 years. Miss Anne Marie has performed for organizations such as Dancers Against Drugs and the Klar Leukemia Foundation. Anne Marie attended Adelphi University and graduated in 1991 with a B.F.A. in Dance. She has attended master classes under the direction of David Howard, Edward Villella, Frank Hatchett and Mia Michaels, to name a few. To further her dance education she attended classes at Broadway Dance Center and Steps.

In 1994, Miss Anne Marie's dance dreams came true and she opened Spotlight Dance Studio with her childhood friend Celeste LoDico. Miss Anne Marie is a mother of three beautiful children and completely understands that children learn differently. She especially enjoys and takes great pride in creating an environment that brings out the best in each of her students. She takes great pleasure in their many accomplishments. Her "go for it" attitude inspires her students to successfully audition for school plays and shows, school dance teams, school kicklines, cheerleading, teaching positions in summer camps and after school programs. The success of Spotlight Dance Studio is a culmination of her dedication to the art of dance and the philosophy that every child has a "star" quality.

Julia Frommeyer (Miss Julia)
(Bio coming soon)

Annie Jabonski (Miss Annie)
(Bio coming soon)


Raquel McDonough (Miss Raquel)

Raquel McDonough (Miss Raquel) has been a part of Spotlight Dance Studio since 1995.  She started out as a student at the age of five and became a dance teacher in 2007.  During her junior and senior years of  high school, she attended the Long Island High School for the Arts as a part-time dance student.  From there, she went on to Nassau Community College and joined the modern dance company for three years. After that, she had furthered her education at Molloy college and received a Bachelor's degree in English.  Raquel says "Dance has been such an important part of my life since I was young.  I could not imagine my life without it.  It is my passion and what I enjoy most." 


Julie O'Neill (Miss Julie)

Julie O’Neill (Miss Julie) began dancing at “Spotlight Dance Studio” at the age of 3, where she danced on Spotlight’s kicklines and competition teams for many years. Beginning her junior year of high school, she auditioned to attend the Nassau BOCES “Long Island High School for the Arts” where she studied dance for 2 years. During high school, she performed with the “Long Island High School for the Arts Dance Company” and became a member of the National Honor Society for Dance Arts. She is currently attending Hofstra University, where she studies Dance Education and Business, while also interning with “The Streamlined Studio”. Miss Julie hopes that she can share her passion for dance with all of her students and wishes for them to love coming to class just as much as she does! 


Andrea Sambula (Miss Andrea)
(Bio coming soon)


Elizabeth Trick (Miss Liz)
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