Artistic Director

 

ROSEANN MASTROGIACOMO GATTO
A talented and gifted choreographer, ROSEANN MASTROGIACOMO GATTO, is a dedicated and inspiring instructor with a varied and extensive background in dance. Beginning her dance as a child, she had the wonderful opportunity to perform with Stars of Tomorrow on the Steel Pier in Atlantic City. Starting her education in business, she attended the Gloucester County College, receiving an Associates Degree in Marketing and Management. Later pursuing her dreams of dance, she attended the Philadelphia College of Performing Arts.
Roseann is proud of her dance scholarships to college where she received intensive training in all dance disciplines.  She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Theater Dance from the College of Performing Arts.  Her education in jazz has been with Ronn Forella, Broadway Dance Center and Steps, all in New York City.  She has also studied under such nationally acclaimed artists as Andrew Pap, Barbara Sandanoto and Marion Toner.

While attending the college, Roseann was chosen to perform “Air For the G String,” choreographed by Doris Humphrey and reconstructed by Joanne Tulli.  She also had the honor of working and performing with Ernestine Strodelle, an original Doris Humphrey dancer, at the Shubert Theater (now the Merriam) in Philadelphia.  Roseann was elected to Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities and was graduated with honors.

Roseann has been teaching and choreographing for the past thirty four years.  In 1981, she choreographed for a Belgium tour in Europe and also danced with the troupe.  Other dance pieces choreographed by Roseann have been performed at Disney World, Universal Studios, Theatre 313, Channel 13, Resorts Casino, Merriam Theatre and the Garden State Cultural Arts Center.  Her choreography was also chosen to perform at the Scottish Rite Theatre in the Garden State Dance Festival.  Roseann and other Chez Dance Company Members had the great experience performing at the Keswick Theater in Pennsylvania in the “I Hear

America Singing” Production with Jonathan and his Orchestra.  She is now the director and coordinator of the “In the Spirit of Dance Festival,” held at Rowan University. Roseann has coordinated the company to perform at the Wachovia Center for the Philadelphia 76ers and Harlem Globetrotters games.  The students of Chez Dance also had the most wonderful opportunity to perform at Downtown Disney many times, with the most recent being April 2014.

Roseann taught at the Delaware County School of Performing Arts, Jazz Unlimited in Marlton, The Children’s Academy in Cherry Hill and the Gloucester Township Summer Stage.  She continues to take master’s classes in New York and Philadelphia and continually provides her students with the most contemporary dance techniques.

 

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