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Who We Are

Soul Arts Academy is New York City based dance school for students ages 3-16. We value excellent technique training in a holistic, and mindful learning environment. Launched in 2004, we offer classes in ballet, contemporary, lyrical, theater dance, hip hop and composition.

What makes us different?

  • holistic development

    Executive Director Rosie Lanziero has developed an approach to arts education that truly focuses on each student's holistic development. We believe that dance is a form of self expression and is a powerful change agent and tool to express oneself. Our students are respected and taught respect from the minute we are introduced. We teach our students to recognize and own the power of who they are as unique individual, we encourage them to grow as dancers and more important humans, in a non competitive, kind and organic environment. At Soul Arts students and their family members are viewed as precious, creativity is cherished and encouraged, and individuals are provided with a safe, invigorating space to explore grow.

  • individualized attention

    Individualized attention to students, and special class instruction tailor-made to the unique qualities of each student makes the energy of each class fresh and different. As people learn and process information differently it takes stellar educators to see that each student's learning style is acknowledged and addressed.

  • one-of-a-kind curriculum

    Soul Arts Foundational Classes for our youngest learners balance an introduction to ballet and modern technique, composition and improvisation. Athletic and graceful physicality, critical thinking, team-work, and a large dose of fun are all important parts of the recipe that make each Soul Arts class great. Once this solid and broad foundation is laid, students then move into technique classes and courses with confidence and awareness of their own personal style and artistry.

About Rosie Lanziero

Soul Arts Academy’s philosophy emanates from Rosie’s extensive performance background including film, television, dance, studio recording and Broadway credits, as well as her in-depth experience as a dance educator, and her post as the United Nations ASP’s Creative Expression Specialist. Rosie is graduate of the Harkness Dance Education Laboratory with degrees in education and clinical counseling. Rosie has refined a philosophy that aims to establish a passion for artistry and self-expression in each and every student.


In, 2004, inspired by the birth of her daughter, performer/educator Rosie Lanziero offered her first creative movement class for young children. Word-of-mouth quickly conveyed the remarkable connection between Rosie and her students and more parents sought out her unique pedagogical approach to creative expression. Since then, Rosie’s initial class became the birth of Soul Arts Academy, now home of many bright young artists who have alot to say and who consider dance a powerful way to say it.