Meet Our Team

Dance 360, established in 2007, is owned and directed by Tracy and Tim Latini. Dance 360 offers dance programs for students of all ages and abilities. Located in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, we welcome students from all surrounding areas. At Dance 360, our highly trained teachers and assistants are dedicated to bringing out the best in each student.

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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.

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Katie Gutgesell

Katie Gutgesell

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 loves being a part of the Dance 360 family and sharing her love of dance with all of her students!

Tia Dipietro

Tia, from Northern New Jersey, holds an M.F.A. in dance from Temple University and a B.A. in dance from DeSales University. 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.

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Her extensive choreographic research explores humanistic movements and reactions. Her exploration of co-dependent relationships is her most recent work showcased at Temple University’s Conwell Theater. Aside from being a part of the Dance 360 family, she is an adjunct professor within Rowan University’s Dance Department and the creator/director of the new dance department/AA major in dance at Bucks County Community College.

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Em Godfrey

Em Godfrey is a performing artist, educator, and choreographer in the Mid-Atlantic region. Born in South Korea and raised in MD, Em received dance training with Harford Dance Theatre and Dance Conservatory of Maryland. They completed their Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Psychology in May 2020 as a Linehan Artist Scholar at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. During their collegiate training, Em performed and showcased their choreography at a variety of venues such as: UMBC Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day (2017/2018/2019/2020), BIDA Choreographers’ Showcase (2018), Baltimore Light City/Brilliant Baltimore (2020), the annual American College Dance Association Conference (2017/2018/2019/2020), and Baltimore Dance Project (2018/2019/2020). Em had the honor of performing at the John F. Kennedy Center twice: for the finals of the 2018 American College Dance Festival and under Baltimore Dance Project presented as a part of the Local Dance Commissioning Project at the Kennedy Center’s the REACH.

As a choreographer, one of Em’s major achievements was when their capstone work “terminal” was chosen to represent the Mid-Atlantic North at the 2020 National College Dance Festival. Em has continued their education with recognized companies such as Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Paul Taylor American Modern Dance, and Peridance Contemporary Dance Company. Em is excited to begin teaching at Dance 360 this season!

Kayla Dechristopher

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 loves being a member of the Dance 360 team and sharing her passion for dance with her students!

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Renae Armstrong

Renae Armstrong

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 Dirocco

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!

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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

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!

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