World of Dance Studio Entrance





The Studio

World of Dance opened its doors October 1st 2001. The first class was an open hip-hop class and the music hasn’t stopped since. The studio began with fourteen registered students and now boasts a program with almost two hundred weekly dancers. The program primarily focuses on Hip-Hop, Jazz & Tap with the fundamentals of Ballet, directed by Regina C. Marcucci

Each week we ensure the classes learn new choreography and terminology building from the week before. Our program is aggressive and highly structured, but has proven to be successful in keeping our dancers interested all while maintaining a fun atmosphere. We encourage our students to dance anywhere and everywhere, and to experience all styles and forms of movement.

​World of Dance proudly boasts several Grand Champion titles, choreography awards, Nationally ranked teams, US Finals Champions teams (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017) and a newly Bid Worlds Team (2015) with their All-Star Hip-Hop teams.

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The Founder

Regina C. Marcucci began her career in dance at three years old at Rose Fabiano’s school of Dance. She continued her training in Poughkeepsie with Bertman from MTV-The Grind where she was introduced to Hip-Hop. While marching in the Macy’s Day Parade for Universal Dance Association she met her hero, Jazz dance legend Frank Hatchett, which led her to further expand her dance curriculum with Jazz-Funk and other styles.

Her resume varies from a degree in Business to working with the industries Elite. Other than teaching and coaching at her own studio, she has choreographed for several programs as well as collegiate level teams. Professionally she has served on the National Dance Advisory board for the USASF, Judges for Varsity brands and several dance studio competitions.


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Company Director

Meet WOD’s newest instructor, Ms. Pam. With over 20 years in the dance industry, we are proud to announce the addition of Ms. Pam to our faculty. She not only brings her affection for ballet, but a true energy to her class. After growing her program in Long Island to over 200 weekly students, running several ballet companies and award winning choreography, we are excited to welcome her to our team.

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Allie Hammerling

Allie started dancing at the age of 3 where she enjoyed learning numerous forms of dance including Hip-Hop, Tap, Jazz, Ballet, and Acro. She brought 8 years of talent and dance experience to World of Dance where she has taught hip-hop, ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, and acro. Allie joined Energy Dance Company in 2003 where she performed and competed until 2015. She was a National Winner at The Arnold Classic in 2006 and 2011. Allie had the opportunity to perform at the Festival of Dance in 2012, 2013, and 2015. She graduated with Advanced Regents from Red Hook High School in 2014. In 2014, she was the Second Place Winner at Amateur Night at the Apollo Theatre. Allie received her AAS from Dutchess Community College where she studied Business Administration and landed a spot on the Presidents’ List in 2016, the same year her dance choreography was featured on the Dr. Oz Show. Allie continues to train with master instructors from various workshops such as Gio Hubela, Tricia Miranda, Willdabeast Adams, Rhapsody James, and Luam. She is awaiting her certification for Acrobatic Arts!

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Marina Umana Lopez

Marina danced at World of Dance for 13 years. She was on our competitive travel team, attended Nationals in Disney, was Student Director for 2 years, a gymnast and competitive cheerleader. Now a wife and mom, she is super excited to be back dancing and taking over our pre-school program with Miss Charlie Sasso as her assistant.

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“Miss Mya” aka Peanut

Miss Mya, also known as Peanut, is currently working towards a degree in Business. She has danced at WOD since age 5. Miss Mya has held the position of Assistant Teacher at World of Dance for 4 years, in addition to Hip-Hop Squad captain before college. Her specialties are acro, tumble & tricks.