Dina Gazzerro-Kinney


Miss Dina has been teaching in the Oxford area for 29 years. 

She has danced as principal dancer with the Delaware Dance Company.  

In 1975, Dina was accepted at the School of Pennsylvania Ballet.  After placing first in 1976-77 World Youth Festival of the Eastern United States, she entered Point Park College in Pittsburgh to study dance.  Dina has danced such lead roles as the Snow Queen, Sugar Plum Fairy in the "Nutcracker". She also danced as  Zephras in the ballet "Zephras" choreographed by Camille Izard, formerly of the American Ballet.  In 1984-85, Miss Dina performed at Longwood Gardens with the Delaware Dance Company and danced the "Blue Bird Pas de Deux" in Sleeping Beauty.  Her students have been accepted at such major schools as The School of the Pennsylvania Ballet, The School of the Hartford Ballet, The Boston Ballet School, The Briansky Saratoga Ballet Center, NY, The Baltimore School of the Arts, The Burkly Ballet School, Vermont, The Pacific Northwest Ballet in Washington.  In 1994, 2 students auditioned and were awarded summer scholarships to Joffrey Ballet in New York and Gus Giordano Jazz School in Detroit.  
In the summer of 1994, Miss Dina attended the Teacher Seminar held in Hilton Head, SC sponsored by the Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet Society and in 1995 attended the Teacher Seminar at the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet in Carisle, Pennsylvania.  In 1996, '97, '98, and '99, her Advanced students were chosen to perform in the televised "Fourth of July" parade and the "Thanksgiving Day" parade in Philadelphia.  Most recently her students have won Silver and Gold medals in the "Starpower" competition held in Lancaster and have traveled to Disney World to dance in "Tommorrowland" in Florida.  OCD students also performed on the boardwalk of Wildwood, NJ, and most recently 3 dancers were invited to Las Vegas to participate in the Showcase of the Dancers Rock Convention.