Renee is a Rochester native and began dancing at the age of four. After training in the Rochester area with Margaret Hueston, Laurie DelVecchio, Donna Brett, and Michelle Bivone, Renee went on to earn her BA in Dance and Mathematics from Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pa. and. a Master’s degree in Education from Walden University.
While in college, she performed in numerous pieces and ballets put on by the Mercyhurst Dancers such as: A Midsummers Night’s Dream, Raw Edges III-V, Dance Sport, and many more. She has studied under Tauna Hunter at Mercyhurst and has attended workshops with master teachers such as: Chris Tabor, Elaine Gardner, Tim Draper, Meggins Kelly, Luis Montero, and HT Chen in NYC.
At a young age Renee performed in several roles of the Nutcracker with Pittsburgh Ballet Company and Rochester City Ballet. She also performed in the ballet Cinderella with a local company in Buffalo, Pick of the Crop under Elaine Gardner, where she continues to take workshops during the summer. She has taught dance camp for several summers at local studios and continues to take classes at Dancers Alley.
In addition to teaching dance, Renee teaches math at a local high school for the Rochester City School District.