Meet Our Teachers

Jennifer Gentile - Owner, Artistic Director

Miss Jen has been a respected member of the dance community for over 25 years. Her philosophy is simple; Dance is an art that can be participated in and enjoyed by all. Everyone processes creativity and is able to express emotion through dance and movement.

Miss Jen has taught thousands of children and adults of all abilities over the last two decades. Her competitive students have achieved the highest awards and have gone on successfully to Nationals and her non-competitive students have grown in the knowledge of dance and have accomplished performing on stage to the praise of their family and friends.

Miss Jens passion for building self-esteem and creativity in a warm, loving positive environment is the mission of her dance studio Celebrations Dance Center where we "Celebrate children and the art of Dance".

Jennifer Gentile

Hannah Greene

Hannah has over 20 years of dance training in ballet, tap, lyrical, hip hop, irish step, pointe, modern, contemporary, and acrobatics. She has taken master classes with the NYC Rockette's, Dance Xplosion in Disney World with Hector Flores, Amiee Woods, Dance Rochester with Aaron Tolson, and SUNY Brockport. She has also been a competitive dancer for many years.

Hannah has won numerous awards for performances in Jazz, Tap, Lyrical and overall high scores for musical theater. Her choreography has received overall high score awards and numerous top 10 winners at both the regional and national levels. She has trained students who have won regionals and attained scholarships to attend nationals.

Hannah has also won a number of choreography awards for her contemporary routines. She has also had students receive special awards. Hannah is a recent graduate of Syracuse University. She has a Bachelor's of Science in Social Work and a Master's in Social Work. She currently is a Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW). She has taken classes in Human Anatomy and Physiology, child, adolescent, and adult psychology as well as positive and abnormal psychology. She has experience working with a number of different mental illnesses as well as behavioral problems in both children and adolescents. She also has experience working with parents to create behavior plans for children and assisting families who have difficulty attaining the proper resources.

Hannah Greene

Chelsea Crouse

Chelsea started working with us in September of 2013. She started dancing at the young age of 3 and then began dancing competitively at the age of 8 and continued until the age of 18. Chelsea has been formally trained in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary and hip hop. She has also taken numerous technique, conditioning and improvisation classes to further her education as a dancer. She has participated in numerous workshops offered in the Central New York area and she was given the opportunity to go to Disney Land to participate in workshops offered by Hector Flores and Aimee Woods. She has received a number of awards during her competitive dancing career and received overall high scores for her contemporary and lyrical solos.

In her first year at our studio, she received a choreography award for her lyrical group. She has received numerous awards and high placements at competition with her students also receiving special awards from the judging staff. Chelsea is an upbeat and energetic instructor that loves the art of dance and the children she instructs here at Celebrations. Her career with our studio is just starting however, her corky attitude and fun loving personality has been a welcome addition to our family.

Chelsea Crouse

Samantha Miller

Samantha has over 20 years of experience in jazz, lyrical, ballet and acrobatics/tumbling. She’s danced at various competitions and won numerous awards at both regional and national levels. She’s also danced at Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Carnival Cruise Line and at the NFL ProBowl.

Originally from El Paso Texas, she moved to Syracuse in 2008 to go to school at SUNY-ESF. Sam earned her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering and her master’s degree in Engineering Management. She tends to be known at work as the “dancing engineer” because no matter which direction her career takes her, dance is never out of sight.

She loves teaching students of all ages and thinks the most rewarding part is seeing the smile on their face when they’ve mastered a new trick they’ve been working on.

Samantha Miller