Holli Horton Belvery, Artistic Director/Instructor

Holli Horton Belvery is Dance Masters of America Certified and has over 30 years
experience as an educator of the art of dance and performance gymnastics. She enjoys
sharing her love for the performing arts with all of her students. Knowing that personal
growth and enrichment can be gained by each student through participating in any
performing art, Ms Belvery takes pride in teaching both serious and recreational students.
Ms Belvery was born and raised in Wilmington, NC and began dancing and tumbling at age
4. For many years she was involved in community theater in Wilmington, working with
Opera House Theater Company and The Thalian Association. She began her love for
teaching at the age of 17 in Wilmington and Burgaw, NC. She moved to New York City in
1987 where she performed professionally with off broadway companies and national
touring companies. During this time she continued teaching and developing her love for
sharing the performing arts with others. Ms Belvery founded the 3-Arts Dance Studio in
Staten Island, NY in 1990, and for 20 years was known for her dedication and personalized
attention she gives to each of her students. In 1995, she formed the competition troup NY
Rhythm and for 15 years the company was continually awarded for best precision, best
technique, best choreography and 1st place trophies. Ms Belvery has taught dance
performance for the New York City Board of Education and was the Director of the Staten
Island Academy dance program for 10 years. She also directed the Ft Hamilton Youth
Activities Dance Program for 3 years and worked as choreographer for many theater
groups, dance and cheer teams in the NY & NJ area. Her goal is to help students have a
better understanding and respect for the performing arts, therefore taking the commitment,
discipline and confidence learned in the classroom to all aspects of their future. As the
artistic director, Ms. Belvery oversees all class lesson plans, schedules, class size limits
and student placement. She believes that each student deserves personalized attention
and places strict class size limits on all classes. In addition, she is responsible for recital
planning, themes, musical selection, musical editing, costume selection, choreography and
direction of the show. Ms Belvery believes it is important to cross train dancers and
gymnasts for better technique and overall appreciation of the performing arts. With her
vocal performance and music theory background she offers her students a greater
understanding of the musical presentation in dance and gymnastics performance. With her
fitness background and knowledge as a personal trainer, she encourages the mental and
physical wellbeing of each student. In July of 2010 she moved back to NC and founded NY
Rhythm Dance Academy in downtown Angier. Ms Belvery is very proud to be back in her
home state of NC and to have the opportunity helped to bring the art of dance and
performance gymnastics to Angier and the surrounding areas.

Some of her credits include the following:
NYC Board of Education Curtis High School Dance Ensemble Ballet & Jazz
S.I. Academy Summer Day Camp Dance & Gymnastics Program Director 8 years
S.I. Academy Extended Day Tap, Jazz, Ballet  program Director & instructor
5 years
Ft. Hamilton Army Youth Activities & Ft Hamilton Army School Age Activities Dance &
Gymnastics Program Director and instructor 3 years
A Very Special Place Dance & Movement Therapy Program instructor 4 years
Palms Health Club Certified Aerobics & Fitness Instructor, Certified Personal Trainer &
Fitness class coordinator 7 years
Studio Instruction NYC & NC Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Gymnastics,
Beam Tech., Ballroom, Broadcasting, Acting, Voice & Hip Hop over 25 years
Professional judge for various regional and national dance competitions in the NYC area.

42nd Street ~ West Side Story ~ Pirates of Penzance ~ Carousel
SI Warriors Cheerleading Competition Cheers & routines 1996-98
Port Richmond HS Cheerleaders 1999 Competition Cheers & Routines
1992 Nova Television Awards
Dance Party Television Series
Mrs. Belvery's award winning choreography has been showcased throughout the
NY/NJ/Conn tri-state area over the past 20 years!

A Chorus Line ~ Cinderella ~ 42nd Street~ Gypsy ~ West Side Story ~ Pirates of
Penzance ~ Sweeney Todd Company ~ Broadway National Tours ~ Cruise Ship
Entertainment ~ Industrial Films ~ NYC Musical reviews ~ The Nutcracker Ballet
Broadway Dance Center, Joffrey Ballet Manhattan, Luigi Jazz Center, Steps Studio's
Manhattan, Brooklyn College, Hunter College, NYU, ECU
Active Certified Member Dance Masters of America Chapter #15
Ms. Belvery has studied in classes under the direction of many great professional
instructors such as Frank Hatchet, Debbi Dee, David Howard, Charles Kelly, Shelia Barker,
Jermaine, Patricia Dickinson, Dr. Mel Thomlinson and many more. Knowing that the
performing arts are an ever evolving and leaning environment, Mrs. Belvery believes in
continuing her education each year by attending various NYC classes as well as regional
and national instructor workshops and conventions.

Larry Belvery, Gymnastics Instructor/Spotter

Larry Belvery is a former gymnastics athlete from Dudley, Ma. He was an assistant
instructor and spotter for 12 years and he has taught beginner to advanced gymnastics for
the past 11 years at 3-Arts Dance Studio in Staten Island, NY. He was one of the coaches
for 3-Arts Gymnastics company and has experience working with both young beginner
gymnasts and pre-teen to adult avdanced gymnasts. Larry has also studied tap and ballet
and performed for 8 years. He is our studio account manager and administrator. Larry is
trained in the teaching and spotting methods of the NYRDA.

Linda Renne', Pre Dance & Dance I Instructor

Linda Renne' began dancing at age 5 with tap and ballet. She continued classes throughout
her school years developing her ballet skills to include pointe and partnering under the
direction of various instructors including Kristen Beckwith formerly of the Washington
Ballet. Linda studied jazz, modern, ballet, pointe and parnering at the Boston Conservatory
of Music. Her studies also included anatomy, applied kineisology, labanotion, music
apprieciation and music history. She also attended summer workshops at Skidmore
College with instruction from Edward Vellala. Linda has studied in NYC at ABT. Linda then
decided to take a leave of absence from the dance industry to focus on her marriage and
family and is the proud mother of 2 children. She has taught Sunday school for 5 years and
has led the youth group at various churches in the Fuquay area for the past 8 years. For the
past three years at the Church of the Resurrection in Fuquay Varina, NC. In 2010 Linda
was excited to return to dance at NYRDA and has studied with Ms Belvery in tap, jazz,
ballet, lyrical and fitness. Linda is trained and continues to train in the teaching methods of
the NYRDA.
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