Director of Dance
Josephine began her dance training at Savelli’s Dance and Martial Arts at the age of 3, where she also trained to be a teacher under the direction of Dianne Savelli. She was a member of Savelli’s Triple Threat Dancers from 2002-2008, as well as teaching tap classes at the Willoughby Senior Center. She performed in Tap into Peace: A Tap Tribute to Stevie Wonder in both Cleveland and New York.
Josephine has taken master classes from teachers in New York, Chicago, and Cleveland. Josephine also performed at the Chicago Human Rhythm Project as a member of the Cleveland Tap Collective, Tappy Holidays in Cleveland, Montana, and New York. Josephine was a member of the Saravelli Sextet: a tap group created by Sarah Savelli that has performed in Tappy Holidays, at Third Federal Corporate Christmas Party in Columbus, Cleveland, and New York. She has also given back to the community by performing at various community causes.
Josephine holds an Associate of Arts Degree and with over 20 years of dance experience, she instructs our students in all principles of dance. Encouraging dancers to be disciplined, and work hard to achieve their goals in the art of dance.
Dustin has been instructed by Master Guy L. Savelli in Kung-Fu and has been teaching children for the last 12 years with Guy B. Savelli.
PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE 2016 - 2017 Joffrey Ensamble, New York, NY - Artistic Direction Stacy Caddell, Gabriella Garcia, Michael Blake
WALPURGISNACHT: Semi-Demi after G. Balanchine staged by Stacy Caddell ; NUTCRACKER: Snow Queen staged by Era Jouravlev; LIGHTEN UP by Jean Emilie, RISE after Dwight R. staged by Mark C. and Natiya K. ; REFLECTIONS OF THE POND by Andrei Jouravlev
2015 – 2016 Joffrey Ballet Concert Group, New York, NY – Artistic Director Davis Robertson
RAYMONDA- after M. Petipa staged by Nicole Duffy; SPRING WATERS after A. Messerer staged by Sam Meredith; VALSE FANTAISIE after G. Balanchine staged by Stacy Caddell; SUITE ST. SAENS after G. Arpino staged by Nicole Duffy; BATTLEFIELD by Robert Battle, staged by Tyler Gilstrap; TESSELLATIONS by Gabrielle Lamb
2013 - 2015 Joffrey Ballet School Ballet Trainee Program New York, NY – Artistic Director Era Jouravlev
SWAN LAKE: ODETTE act 1&2, PAS DE TROIS staged by Era Jouravlev, Marina Bogdanova, Gaiane Akopian; THE NUTCRACKER: LEADING FLOWERS, SNOW CORPS. staged by Robert Ray; MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM: FAIRY CORPS. staged by Robert Ray; JUST FOR FUN by Earl Mosley; LA VIVANDIERE: PRINCIPAL SOLOIST staged by Era Jouravlev; THE NUTCRACKER: SPANISH staged by Davis Robertson. D
Miss Leslie has been dancing and tumbling for over 30 years. In that time she competed in dance and gymnastics competitions, performed in several theatrical productions, and attended many Master Classes through multiple dance conventions.
Leslie began teaching at the age of 16, learning how to work with young students to adapt and improve their skills. She has worked with Just for Kix, teaching dance and tumbling, and Co-coached a competitive dance team in Minnesota.
Leslie is a licensed massage therapist, specializing in rehabilitative massage and a certified personal trainer
Guy Savelli is a 5th Degree Black Belt and our head instructor. He trained under the world renowned Guy L. Savelli, Master of Kung-Tao Kung-Fu.
Guy has been an instructor since 1978, teaching students of all ages the techniques of Martial Arts. You can find more information on Guy Savelli and his Martial Arts system of Savelli’s Kung-Tao Kung-Fu by visiting www.worldkungfu.com
Miss Kirsten has been dancing for 16 years, 9 of those have been under the study of Ms. Josephine Savelli. She spent a year as Ms. Josephine’s assistant teacher in many classes before becoming an instructor. Her passion is Tap, however, she is accomplished in many principals of dance, including Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Lyrical and Musical Theater.
A competitive dancer with ADMA’s Elite Performance Team, she has placed overall in numerous competitions, securing 1st overall with Tap and Lyrical. She performed in a professional production of The Nutcracker in collaboration with Verb Ballets. She has taken Master Classes and performed in a Tap Competition piece under the study of Sarah Savelli and was a senior member of The Cleveland Tap Crew. Kirsten is currently working on a degree in Neuroscience with a minor in Performing Arts at LCCC.
Miss Rocky has been dancing since age 3, finishing her training under the study of Josephine Savelli. She has been an instructor at ADMA since 2012. As our Assistant Director of dance, she specializes in youth classes, training young dancers in all principals of dance. She is passionate about dance and enjoys passing on her knowledge and skills to our dance students.
Rocky has taken Master Classes from Sarah Savelli and performed in many community events in her time as a dancer. As an instructor, she has choreographed competition duets and small groups for many of our dancers on the Elite Performance Team.
Miss Missy has over 25 years of dance and choreography experience. She has taught dance for 9 years, 3 of those have been with ADMA and spent under the study of Ms. Josephine Savelli. Missy’s passion is Hip Hop, however she is also versed in Tap and Ballet.
She holds a Bachelor’s in Business Management and continues her education in dance. Missy’s Hip Hop classes are full of principal learning while being fun and exciting.
A native of Dallas Texas, Omar began his dance training at 14 years old with Happy Nia Dance Theater Productions under the instruction of Dereque Whiturs. He also attended Booker T. Washington high school for the performing and Visual Arts.
Omar has had the unique privilege to train at some of the most prestigious dance institutions in the United States. Through scholarship, he has trained extensively at the Alvin Ailey American dance theater, LINES contemporary ballet summer program, Bates Dance Festival etc. Omar received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Modern Dance from the University of Oklahoma in 2015.
Since graduating, he was a dancer with Cleveland’s Verb Ballets for the past 3 years, where he has had the opportunity to perform both nationally and internationally. In addition to Verb, Omar has done projects with artist in Northeastern Ohio in spaces including Dance, film, and theater. Currently, he has taken a career shift and now works as a growing cook in the Zack Bruell Restaurant Group.