Ms. Gwenn Capodieci, Executive Director, uses her considerable talent to work together with Miss. Linda to run the highly successful Backstage Studio of Dance. With over 50 years of training and 35 years of teaching, Miss. Gwenn uses her performance experience on cruise ships, with Disney World and singing with the Marwick Opera Company to lead the stunning Backstage Studio of Dance Competition Team. Miss. Gwenn also believes in giving back to the community through projects like Believe In Long Island where she choreographed two featured numbers, choreographing for the Port Jefferson Dickens Festival and teaching a ballet class to the Comsewogue High School Physics classes every year since 2007. In addition, Miss. Gwenn was the Honorary National Coach for the Michigan State University Dance Team from 2007-2009 and the former President of the YEA (Youth Experiencing the Arts) Project where she has directed and/or choreographed "Oklahoma," "Suessical," "Fame," "West Side Story," "The Music Man" and "Guys & Dolls." Her professional regional credits include: "The Wizard of Oz," "West Side Story," "Grease," "Smokey Joes Cafe'," "Under the Bridge" (Long Island Premier of Kathy Lee Gifford's musical), "Singing in the Rain," "The Marvelous Wonderettes," and the list goes on. Miss. Gwenn has studied with many theater and dance legends such as Savion Glover, Gregory Hines, Ann Reinking, Gwen Verdon and the legendary Luigi. She studied at the highly acclaimed acting schools of Lee Strasberg and Herbert Berghof, is a member of Dance Educators of America and has continued her dance education through Kentucky University and Broadway Dance Center. Miss Gwenn loves what she does and continues to share her passion with her students every day.