Bryant “Drew” Andrews, Executive Director, Energy Dance Company and DXF-Dance Xross Fitness Creator

 Bryant “Drew” Andrews is a dynamic community leader with over 30 years of human service experience, an unbridled passion for the arts and a dedicated focus on youth engagement. Encapsulating art-based pedagogy: Drew provides high-quality arts education, a safe and supportive learning environment, a platform for youth to find their voice and prepares, encourages and guides students of all ages … Read More

Meridith Robb, Director of Administration and Media Management, Dance Xross Fitness, Soul Line Dance

Meridith is a remarkable individual whose dedication, passion, and intelligence shine through her work. As an invaluable member what the CCE family, she is known for her unwavering work ethic and her exceptional problem-solving abilities. Meridith’s journey with CCE began in 2001 when she selflessly started volunteering her time. Over the years, her commitment and contributions to the organization led … Read More

Lisa Brown, Program Manager / Choreographer / DXF® – Dance Xross Fitness®

Lisa Brown has been dancing since the early age of 5, when her father forced her to participate in an art showcase he coordinated for their community in Staten Island, NY where she was born.  Despite the impromptu nature of this request, Lisa immediately connected with her natural given skill to dance and stole the show. At that point Lisa … Read More

Sugely Melenciano – Outreach Coordinator

Sugely is originally from the Dominican Republic, and was raised in Miami, Florida. She is a graduate of both Borough of Manhattan Community College with an Associates in Business Administration and of The University of Connecticut with a Bachelors in Human Services. She has worked in the education and business field as well as various non profit organizations, most recently … Read More

Maia Martinez, DOJO Dance Company

Maia is Co-Director and instructor of Dojo Dance Company & Hudson Valley Tango. Her dance background extends from ballet, Argentine Tango, Latin dance, Modern Jazz, Folk, Flamenco & belly dance. She is also a licensed DXF coach and Groove facilitator for kids and adults. In 2017 created with her husband “The Hudson Valley Tango Festival”, the only existing Tango Festival … Read More

Becky Longazel -DXF DANCE

Becky’s passion for DXF all started when she moved to New Paltz and started taking Yani’s class back in 2018. She immediately fell in love with everything DXF and its community had to offer.  After learning from CCE teacher and DXF Coach Yani for about a year she decided it was time to become a coach herself. She was certified … Read More

Carrie Wykoff, Dance Xross Fitness

Carrie has been in the event industry for over two decades and is also an ordained interfaith minister creating unique and heartfelt ceremonies. She founded “Events That Matter” which specializes in producing all types of events, conferences, celebrations, and ceremonies. Since 2006, a large component of her work has included creating some of the most elegant weddings in the Hudson … Read More

Jalen Carr, Community Theater

Jalen Carr is a Kingston, NY local. He has been performing since the age of eight years old in his first local production of the Polar Express (2009). He then continued singing in his church choir. In 2012 he was cast in his first performance at the Center for Performing Arts in Rhinebeck in “Hairspray”. Not too soon after he … Read More

Jason Vance, Brooklyn Music Factory

Jason grew up in Bluefield, Virginia, a small town in the Appalachian Mountains. He attended the University of Virginia and majored in English with a minor in theatre, stating, “I always knew I wanted to teach, and even hoped to be a drama teacher. This is why I love the story and game based curriculum of Brooklyn Music Factory so … Read More

Jim Fitzmorris, Funky Beats (Percussion)

Jim Fitzmorris is a percussionist and vocalist who has performed in Vermont, New Jersey, and New York City with Afro-Brazilian ensembles and baterias such as Maracatu New York, Sambatucada, Naquele Tempo, and M’Zumé Carnaval. He studied intensively in 2007 and 2008 with percussion masters Jorge Alabe, Scott Kettner, Jorge Martins, and Carlinhos Pandeiro de Ouro at California Brazil Camp. Also … Read More

Michele Howard, Dance Xross Fitness

In June 2021, Michele retired from a 38 year career as a Speech Language Pathologist. She became a certified DXF coach in 2015 and has been teaching since 2016. She currently teaches Low Impact DXF at CCE and Intermediate DXF at YogaMat Studio in Tivoli, NY

Sue Fick – DXF® – Dance Xross Fitness®

Sue has spent the last 25 years as a Health Kinesiologist and Energy Healer and has loved to dance since she could stand! She started taking classes with Drew about 12 years ago and was hooked. She participated in the first ever DXF coach training 6 years ago and has been teaching a low impact/beginners class ever since. It is … Read More