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OWNER/ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
KATIE CARAMICIU

Contemporary | Jazz | Lyrical | Acro | Preschool

Certified Danscend Level 1 Mental Wellness Dance Educator 

Katie is an award-winning Rhode Island dance artist and choreographer with over 25 years of teaching, mentoring and performance experience. She knew at a young age she wanted to share her love for dance with the world and began teaching and choreographing right out of high school. Early on she was awarded American Dance Awards Regional Young Choreographer two years in a row which helped blossom her career and allowed her the privilege to begin teaching and choreographing all over New England as one of the most sought after teachers in Rhode Island. Her choreography is continually recognized on the regional and national level at prestigious competitions throughout the country receiving numerous awards and accolades including National Championships, Industry Dance Award nominations for Best Jazz, Best Open and Best Lyrical/Contemporary, Outstanding Choreography, Outstanding Technique and many more. Katie had the opportunity of working with MTV, filming a segment for an episode of the show “Made” and has choreographed for the Providence College Dance Team and Johnson and Wales University. She was a co-choreographer on a Dance For Film project for Curtain Call Costumes’ 2015 costume line, written and directed by William B. Wingfield and Monique Borromeo and lead choreographer Experiments in Theater’s production of High School Musical Jr. The passion, dedication and quality training she provides to her students is evident on stage and is seen in the success of her former students who are now dancing, teaching and choreographing professionally throughout the country and abroad with credits including the Radio City Rockettes, Patriots Cheerleaders, Atlanta Hawks Dancers, Royal Caribbean Cruise lines, Island Moving Company, Providence Ballet, Brickhouse NYC, Dancers Unlimited NYC & Hawaii and Verve just to name a few.

 

In 2020 Katie launched Konnectivity Contemporary Dance Company, a new professional dance company based out of East Greenwich, RI, and debuted "The Human Narrative" in April 2021. Her second repertoire show, "Self-Conceptions" premiered in summer of 2022 to rave reviews. The company is going into their third season and continues to provide dancers an opportunity to perform while also nurturing and mentoring up and coming, local choreographers.

Katie Caramiciu

MEET OUR FACULTY

Katie Kelley Stamm

KATIE KELLEY STAMM

Ballet | Pointe | Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT)

Certified Progressing Ballet Technique Instructor (Level 1, 2, 3)
Certified Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet Curriculum

Originally from Cranston, RI, Katie began her classical dance training at the age of five at the Festival Ballet Providence school. She performed as a member of Festival Ballet’s Junior Company under the direction of MaryAnn Mayer and Mihailo Djuric for four years and graduated from the school in 2013. During her time as a student, she performed with Festival Ballet’s professional company in the corps de ballet in Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, and multiple productions of The Nutcracker. She has also trained at the Harid Conservatory on full scholarship and danced with Ms. Gelsey Kirkland Ballet in NYC.

In 2013, Katie began an apprenticeship with Part of the Oath Dance Theater under the direction of Dr. Colleen Cavanaugh and Danielle Genest-Konicheva, and continued as a soloist until the company’s final performance in 2016. In 2017 Ms. Katie co-choreographed a new production of The Nutcracker for The Talent Factory in North Kingstown, RI. Her contemporary choreographic debut placed in the Top 12 at the YAGP Boston competition in 2018, and her choreography has also placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd at the W.B.A.C. Grand Prix in 2020. She has coached classical and contemporary dancers to go on and place in the top 10 at YAGP and the CT Classic in 2021 and 2022, as well as 1st and 2nd place winners at Revel, A.D.E, and 5th place winners at Radix.

She is certified to teach Junior, Senior, and Advanced levels of Progressing Ballet Technique © and is certified in the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet curriculum by Marcia Dale Weary.

Katie is excited to continue to nurture and inspire the next generation of dancers.

JOSHUA THAKE

Ballet

Jenna Ross

Jenna, a Rhode Island native, grew up as a competitive gymnast and began dancing at the age of thirteen. Throughout her time dancing, Jenna trained in a wide variety of styles from various choreographers and teachers, including Artistic Director Katie Caramiciu for three years. While in college at Hofstra University in New York, Jenna was a member of Hofstra’s largest performance club, Danceworks Productions, where she had the opportunity to dance, choreograph, and hold leadership positions – including President from 2019-2020.

In 2020, Jenna became a dancer with Konnectivity Contemporary Dance Company under the direction of Katie Caramiciu, performing in multiple group pieces and solos in the company’s debut performance, “The Human Narrative”, and most recently, “Self-conceptions”.

Bio coming soon

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Contemporary | Acro | Jazz

Competition Team Choreographer

JENNA ROSS

Madison Rea

MADISON REA

Hip Hop | Musical Theater

Madison is a native Rhode Islander and a graduate from Rhode Island College with a BA in Musical Theatre and a minor in dance. She has been performing since the age of 3 and throughout her life has been involved in summer programs and dance performances that have encouraged her love for the arts. 

She had the privilege of being a member of the Rhode Island College Dance Company for four years and during that time, she worked with many different choreographers such as; Kat Pantos (Pantos Project Dance), Daniel McCusker, Adrienne Hawkins, Billy Seigenfeld (Jump Rhythm), Teena Marie-Custer, and many more!

Madison was also involved in the musicals at Rhode Island College all four years where she worked in the ensemble, played many supporting roles, and held the role of dance captain and assistant choreographer.

Is her years post graduation, she performed at Big Night Live with The Boston She Party under the direction of Melanie Cox as well as performing with Konnectivity for 2 years under the direction of Katie Caramiciu. Madison continues to teach and choreograph around New England sharing her love for dance and theatre with other passionate artists! 

Zoe Habershaw

ZOE HABERSHAW

Jazz | PBT | Barre
 

Certified Progressing Ballet Technique Instructor

Zoe, originally from North Kingstown RI, began her dance training at 8 years old and danced competitively during her high school years. After high school, Zoe moved on to receive a Bachelors of Arts degree in Health Sciences from Stonehill college. Zoe continued dancing throughout her college career at Stonehill College in Easton, MA in their dance program while continuously taking open dance classes in Boston. She is currently pursuing her Master's of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and Certificate in Sports Nutrition from Simmons University. Her current certificates include fitness training, barre, and Progressing Ballet Technique. Zoe continues to dance today by participating in various auditions and classes in New England as well as teaching at various studios and expanding her knowledge with continuous dance, technique and fitness education.

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