Act One Studios Faculty
Trisha Urdaz “Miss Trish” is the HEAD Director and owner at Act One Dance Studios. Before becoming a teacher ten years ago, she was an assistant teacher for Act One Studios. Miss Trish is dedicated to teaching and motivating her students.
Trisha is trained in the art of dance and studied at Montclair state university. miss trish's determination, creativity, compassion, and
choreography are the heart of act one dance studios and these qualities resonate in each and every one of her students.
Corrie Smaldone “Ms. Corrie” is a hip-hop teacher and a Zumba instructor who has trained in NYC, Miami, as well as local dance studios and gyms all across New Jersey for many years. While she has experience in a variety of dance styles, her specialties have always been hip-hop and Zumba, with her expertise in hip-hop rooted in training from Rhapsody, La Jon, Wildabeast, Julian Deguzman & more.
Corrie teaches children and adults of all skill levels & ages. She has devoted herself to dance since the age of 4. She has choreographed & performed in many showcases before & after college. She also has been competing in hip-hop since the age of 9. She hopes to share her passion with the students, strengthen their bodies and minds, all while ensuring them to feel encouraged and empowered & have fun doing it!
Alyson DALEO “Miss ALY” is one of our head dance instructors and a co-director with miss Trish as she transitions into becoming the director. She has been working with Act One for over 7 years. Along with teaching she has also trained at Act One Dance sTUDIOS FOR OVER 10 YEARS. she has taught acrobatics, tap, ballet, hip hop and lyrical. Miss Aly enjoys teaching the girls new skills and pushing them to new heights in their dance journey. She is proud to call act one a second home.
I have been dancing since the age of 2. I started at Maywood Dance Center and then continued my training at New Jersey Dance Company until I was a senior in High School. I competed with NJDC and was in the performing company. I went onto Point Park college to major in dance and business. I came back and soon after opened my own dance studio in Saddle Brook which I had for 15 years .My school and I won many awards for choreography and costuming. After closing my studio, I found my way back to Maywood Dance Center for 7 years as an instructor and a mom .
I have choreographed high school plays and several wedding dance and bridal party dances. Prior to owning the studio, I was in several different shows as a backup dancer in the NJ/NY/PA area. I also worked with local entertainment companies to provide dancers for events.
This is will be my second year at Act One and I am excited to start the year and have lots of new things to share.