Patrick Van Buren

Dear Mrs. Liz, Al, and all of the Dussich family,

Thank you, all of you, for the constant support I have received throughout the years. Without this organization of wonderful people, I would not be the dancer/person I am today. Nor do I think I would have the aspirations and motivation push myself as far as I need to in order to achieve wh...at I want in life. Dancing has always been my escape from the pressures that life lays upon me, but can potentially become more overwhelming than the rest given the environment I'm in. It's happened many times and places throughout my life, but never when taking at Dussich. Every time I set foot onto that floor, I feel as comfortable as I would while dancing around my living room/kitchen/bedroom/bathroom. The place simply makes me feel at home. What I'm saying is, among having excellent teachers and a well planned curriculum, the environment was exactly what I needed as an adolescent to keep me on the path I've chosen. If it wasn't for Dussich Dance Studio, you can be sure I wouldn't be the well rounded, happy, dancing person that I am today. Again, thank you so much for all you have given me!

Yours Truely,
Patrick VanBuren (currently Soloist with the Cloumbia City Ballet)

Kira Townend

Kira Received a scholarship to the Harid Conservatory Ballet School. After graduation, she went on to dance with the North Carolina dance Theater and Montgomery Ballet.

Stephanie Young McCluney

Stephanie graduated from Palm Beach University and performed with Lululemon Athletica and Klein dance Company and is now the owner and instructor of Tight Tummies Pilates.

Niki Townend Ross

Niki Received her Bachelors in Dance at the University of South Florida and is now teaching Behavioral Health  in Tampa

Peter Chu

Peter received a 4 year scholarship to the Julliard School & received the Hector Zaraspe Award for choreography.  He spent 2 years with Montreal Jazz and 3 years performing with Celine Dion in her show in Las Vegas.  He formed his own project-base dance company.  Chuthis

Todd Shanks

Todd went on to study at Steps on Broadway . Broadway Dance center and was mentored closely by Bill Hotaling.  He is currently a full time artist in Residence at Dean College on faculty at Boston Ballet School and is teaching on tour with Manhattan Dance Project and Dance Educators of America