Center Stage Academy of Dance is a dance studio based in Deerfield, IL founded by Roberta Casanova and Carla Garippo. Inspired to dance at a young age by their mother, a Gus Giordano Jazz Dancer, these two sisters received their training from prestigious studios such as: Ruth Page Center for the Arts, Gus Giordano, Lou Conte Dance Studio, Joel Hall Dance Center, as well as the Dance Academy in Hollywood Florida. Fluent in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Modern, Pointe and Character, they have taught and performed for numerous years in the Chicagoland area. Carla and Roberta look forward to sharing their love for dance with all of their students.

S T A F F

Roberta Casanova, Co-Founder, Instructor

Carla Garippo, Co-Founder, Instructor

Katelin Secor, Instructor

Amanda Sammons, Instructor

Jordan Helms, Instructor

Melissa Hughes-Smith, Office Manager