Tracy Latini - Owner/Director
Tracy Latini is the director and owner of Dance 360. Tracy started dancing at the age of five and began competing at the age of eight. Tracy graduated from DeSales University with a BA in dance in 2003. During her college years, Tracy performed and choreographed for the DeSales Dance Company and the DeSales dance team.
Her choreography was showcased in the DeSales Dance Ensemble, the “GLUE” series, and various venues throughout PA. Since graduation, Tracy was a member of the House of the Roses dance company in NYC under the direction of Jeff Shade, where she performed at “Project Dance” in Times Square, the faculty shows at Steps on Broadway, St. Joseph’s College in Long Island, and various events throughout NYC.
Tim Latini - Owner/Office Manager
Tim Latini is co-owner and office manager of Dance 360. Tim has never danced, but was brought into the dance world through Tracy. Tim loves working with kids, as reflected in his day job as a first grade teacher in the Upper Moreland School District. Tim attended DeSales University where he majored in Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education. He received his Masters Degree in Reading with a Reading Specialist Certification from Gwynedd Mercy University. When Tim is not at school or at the studio, he enjoys spending time with he and Tracy's three daughters, Tessa, Sadie and Paige.
Katie Gutgesell began dancing at a very young age and hasn’t stopped ever since! She grew up dancing, competing and winning many national and regional competitions. Katie attended Shippensburg University, where she performed for the Shippensburg Dance Team. She then went to attend Penn State Abington, where she received her Paralegal Certificate. Upon graduation, Katie taught various genres of dance to students of all ages.
Katie currently works as a paralegal and enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. Katie is excited to be a part of the Dance 360 family and share her love of dance with all of her students!
Tia, from Northern New Jersey, is currently pursuing her M.F.A. in dance at Temple University. Tia is a graduate of DeSales University holding a B.A. in Dance. Technically trained in ballet, modern, and jazz, she has created two original pieces that have been showcased in New York (Dance New Amsterdam), Pennsylvania (Emerging Choreographers Concert) and Wisconsin (ACDFA).
In the Philadelphia area she has had been professionally performing with Contempra Dance Theater. She was previously performing with DIPF in the New York New Jersey area. Most recently, Tia was selected from a national group of candidates to participate with Regional Dance America’s Choreographer’s conference. Her choreography was presented and performed under the direction of Nelly van Bommel.
She has worked administratively and artistically with Freespace Dance Company as an intern, while performing and choreographing alongside Weird Al Yankovic in his concert Apocalypse. Tia was also a member of the DeSales University dance team for four years. While training at the King Centre, she danced for the New Jersey Foundation of Dance and Theater Arts, performing pieces under various residences from all over the United States.
Tia looks forward to being a part of the Dance 360 family!
Hollie Brown fell in love with dance as a child. She studied ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical and acro/gym at her local dance studio. She also studied ballet and modern at Point Park University's summer intensives throughout high school. Hollie danced competitively for several years, winning many regional and national titles.
Hollie decided to continue her dance education at Drexel University where she minored in dance. She also was a member of the Drexel Dance Team for four years and was the captain in both her junior and senior years. Hollie also performed in the Drexel Dance Ensemble performances.
Hollie began teaching dance five years ago and loves to inspire and mentor young dancers. Although Hollie majored in Biology, and is now pursuing a medical degree, she has always kept dance in her life. She is excited to teach at Dance 360!
Kayla danced for 14 years, taking classes in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, and lyrical and has always had a passion for the arts. In high school, Kayla was the Vice President of the Performing Arts Department at Archbishop Wood High School.
She also loves working with children and has worked in a daycare setting for over five years. Kayla has experience as an educator with children of ages two-three. She also enjoyed choreographing her school's annual Holiday Show and Graduation Shows. Kayla is very excited to be a member of the Dance 360 team, and can't wait to share her passion for dance with her students!
Renae began gymnastics at the age of three and by the age of 10, was competing as a Level eight gymnast. After many accomplishments as a gymnast, Renae decided to pursue high school cheerleading and was the only freshman to make it to the varsity team where she cheered for all four years. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Criminology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Master's Degree in Education at Philadelphia Biblical University.
Renae has been a health and physical education teacher for grades 6-12, and has been coaching gymnastics and cheerleading to kids of all ages since 2003. Renae is thrilled to share her passion for gymnastics with Dance 360 and is excited to see the beauty of dance and gymnastics come together!
Jackie began dancing at the age of two and has always had a passion for it! Jackie is trained in various types of dances such as tap, jazz, lyrical, ballet, and modern. She received her B.A. in Psychology at Widener University and is currently receiving her Master’s in Counseling Psychology at Rosemont College.
While at Widener University, Jackie was involved with the Widener Dance Company where she choreographed for their annual recitals and dance team, while also dancing in various types of performances. Having been a dancer at Dance 360 once, Jackie is excited to be back and share her love for dance with the Dance 360 family!
Christina "Chrissy" Eltvedt
Christina Eltvedt is a multidisciplinary artist, choreographer, and educator whose work has been widely showcased on stages and site-specific locations nationally. She hold a BA in sculpture from Northeastern Illinois University, and a MFA in dance from Temple University where she received the Katherine Dunham Award for Creative Research. Originally from the Midwest, Christina spent many years working in Chicago IL as an artist, performer, choreographer, and dance teacher. She danced with the Joel Hall Dancers, was a Danszloop Chicago ensemble member, and worked extensively with Paul Sanasardo. She is currently based in Philadelphia where she shares her love for dance with students at Temple University, the Rock School for Dance Education, and now Dance 360.
Grace Esbensen began dancing at the age of 2 and instantly fell in love with it. Grace's training includes tap, lyrical, ballet, jazz and hip hop. Grace received her B.A. in Clinical Counseling Psychology from DeSales University and is currently in Graduate School at Eastern University where she is studying Early Childhood Education. Grace has always had a passion for teaching as well as a passion for dance and she is so excited to bring the two together! Being a previous dancer at Dance 360, Grace is thrilled to return home and help share her love for dance and positive attitude with her students!
Alana Melene Yost
Alana Melene Yost grew up in Boyertown, PA, starting her dance training at age 11. She completed her Bachelor’s in Dance at Kutztown University where she was awarded the Deane Lenhart Scholarship for Excellence in Dance and named Advanced Ballet Assistant and Performing Dance Portmanteau Company Member. While at Kutztown she performed works by Lily Cai, Paul Taylor, Philadanco and River North Dance Chicago. Alana trained extensively in NYC with David Howard, Kathryn Sullivan, Jana Hicks, Wilhelm Burmann, Max Stone, Lisa Lockwood, Debbie Roshe, David Leventhal and Ashley Tuttle. Professional credits include: Assistant Choreographer at the 80th Annual Academy Awards; Dancer and model for MTV’s “Search for the next Elle Woods”; Two time New York Fashion Week Choreographer; Guest Dancer with Heidi Latsky Dance Company; and Company Apprentice with Mark Morris Dance Group. Her work has been commissioned and performed at Steps on Broadway, The Fringe Festival and National Taipei University. Additionally, receiving nationally recognized choreographic distinction awards. Ms. Yost is currently on faculty at Northampton Community College and KMC Dance and resides in the Greater Philadelphia area. Alana is also a guest artist at various dance programs along the East Coast. She holds her MFA in Dance from Temple University where she was awarded a Terminal Master’s Project Completion Grant and is this year’s recipient of the Rose Vernick Artistic Transformation Award. Alana is excited to be a part of Dance 360 and share her love of dance with her students.