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RIOULT Dance Center

34-01 Steinway Street, Astoria, NY 11101  |   Entrance on 34th Avenue  |   (212) 398-5903

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RIOULT Dance NY supports the creation and performance of the choreographic works of Pascal Rioult, and provides the community with an accessible and affordable center for dance and enrichment through the arts.


SABATINO A. VERLEZZA received his BFA in Dance from Kent State University, OH and started dancing with RIOULT Dance NY in 2012. He is a certified teacher of the May O’Donnell modern dance technique and trained under master teachers Nancy Lushington and his parents Barbara Allegra and Sabatino Verlezza. In addition to his dance background, Verlezza is an ACE certified Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer. Since 2012, he has taught a variety of group classes, including Zumba, PiYo, as well as many original dance cardio and strength/toning formats for M Dance & Fitness (MD&F) under the direction of Misty Clark. In collaboration with MD&F, he has recently launched a new personal training webcast entitled “WAKE UP with Sabatino”, co-hosted with longtime colleague, Pilates professional, and RIOULT dancer Charis Haines. Verlezza is honored to teach the first ongoing professional level O’Donnell technique class in NYC since 1994 and to be doing so in the beautiful new home of RIOULT Dance NY.