Our Teachers


Lisa DeSiena 


Lisa De Siena is the owner, director, and choreographer of Dynamic Dance Academy. Lisa started dancing at the young age of 3. Through the years of dancing she has competed as a soloist as well as in group routines, winning many awards. She has taught many different disciplines and different levels of dance. Through these years she has had experience in every area of the dance studio life, and will carry that knowledge with her. Lisa instills the love, passion, and hard work of dance into all of her students, while also stressing that hard work always pays off and the sky is the limit. She is a perfectionist who brings out the best in every student, and her classes are energetic, fun, and great to be a part of.  Over the course of the past 4 years her students have competed at many prestigious competitions.  She has entered solos, duos, trios, and group numbers and has been recognized in many ways for these routines.  She has received choreography awards for various routines and age groups.  From top placing routines, to entertainment awards, title winners and judges awards her love and passion for dance shine through in each one and is acknowledged by many regional and national competitions.  The love for each student is endless and is brought out each time the students hit the stage.


Corinne Bongiorni 

Corinne Bongiorni has been dancing since the age of three and has competed in dance competitions for over fifteen years, bringing home top honors as a soloist, and as part of group numbers. Throughout high school, she was actively involved in Poly Prep’s performing arts department, appearing as dance captain for the spring musical, captain of the dance team, and a choreographer for the dance concert. She was an inaugural member of the New York City All-Star Dance Company, performing at charity events to raise money for different causes. Corinne has also appeared in WKTU's Beackstock and Freestyle Free For All, dancing back-up for various artists. Corinne graduated from St. Francis College in 2013 as a member of Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communication Association’s Honors Society. Corinne is currently a 5th grade literacy teacher at Coney Island Prep Middle School, where she also teaches dance elective classes. Corinne's enthusiasm and love of dance is clear to all she teaches, from tiny tots to teenagers. Her students learn the value of dedication and teamwork, all while having fun. Her competitive level students have brought home many 1st Overall and High Score Awards on both the regional and national level, and have been selected to compete in major competitions such as Starpower’s Battle of the Stars and the invite-only World Dance Championship. Her soloists have consistently scored in the top 10 overalls, and have brought home scholarships and title wins including Petite Miss Backstage, 1st runner up Junior Miss Dance America, Junior Miss All American Talent, and 1st runner up Miss Dance. Corinne couldn't be happier to be a part of the teaching staff at Dynamic Dance Academy!

Nikki Lynn Cerchione


Nikki Cerchionestarted dancing at the age of two and has danced and competed as an award winning soloist and in group numbers for over twenty years. Along with her competitive dancing she has also danced in KTU’s Beatstock as well as performed in music videos. Nikki attended Mark Twain School for the Gifted and Talented for dance and Leon M. Goldstein High School where throughout her four years she was chosen as dance choreographer for her high school show “SING”. Nikki received her Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in accounting from St. Francis College and is currently employed as a Senior Auditor at a prestigious New York accounting firm. Nikki has been teaching dance for the past eight years is currently choreographing competition solos, duos and trios. Miss Nikki’s soloists and trio performers have received various high score awards, placed in top ten rankings and received invitations to perform in title competitions. Alongside Miss Corinne, their group production numbers have received, 1st Place overall Junior Line at Dance Explosion, Second Place Overall Junior Production at Starpower Talent Competition, an invitation to the Battle of the Stars Challenge and the 12 and Under Most Entertaining Award of the regional and national Starpower Talent Competition. Miss Nikki is extremely dedicated to her students and continues to bring her enthusiasm, passion, and experience to Dynamic Dance Academy each dance season!