New Regional /Founder/Artistic Director of The Artist's Dance Experience
artistic Director AD-ADC-Dance Company-Owner-Founder
Yvonne Hassett's dance career was launched at the age of 3 at the Bettina Pausley School of Dance. She studied ballet, point, broadway, tap, and jazz during her studio years. Yvonne also was a member of the Blair Allyn Dance Competitive Team where she won numerous awards in New York City Dance America Alliance. Her passion for dance lead her to continue her education at the University of Buffalo Dance Department training under highly respected teachers such as Thomas Ralabate, Lynn Kurdziel-Formato, and Bill Thomas, to name a few. While attending UB Dance, Yvonne was a member of the Zodiaque Dance Company, and Choreographer for Young Choreographers Showcase. She choreographed, directed, and taught for many programs offered at UB Dance. Yvonne earned her BFA in Dance from the University in 2001. In addition to her University training Yvonne has done residencies & workshops under; Paul Taylor, Doug Verone, Gus Giordano, Limon, American Ballet Theatre, Alvin Aliely, Mia Michaels, Peter Chu, Teddy Forance, Jess Hendricks, Broadway Vetrans Richard Sabellico, Mark Frawley, and , Thommie Walsh.
Yvonne’s regional theater credits include: Gertie "Oklahoma", Gemini Twin “A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum, Charity “Anything Goes", ensemble "42 Second Street", and wife/featured dancer “Damn Yankees”Her Regional Choreography Credits include: Oklahoma, South Pacific, Godspell, Barunum, Seusical, Meet me in St Louie, How to Succeed in Business, Anything Goes, Footloose, Grease, Once Upon a Mattress, and Pajama Game to name a few. She has had recurring roles as an actor and dancer in commercials. She has also appeared on television several times as a performing dancer .
Yvonne’s passion drove her to open her own dance studio in Auburn, NY: Absolute Dance in 2001. Since then, her school has branched into and educational hot spot(resource) for building strong dance artists including building her own dance company ADC-Dance Company, ADC Dance Ensemble, and Choreographer’s ShowcaseCore Dance Project.Her school has won numerous awards artistically & competitively for her educational programs and choreography. Yvonne has brought numerous artists & dance companies to her community such as; Jon Lehrer DanceCompany, Janet Reed Dance Company, Paul Taylor II, Garth Fagan Mesha Scott, Joe Celeji, Bill Thomas-Philidanco Dance, Cleo Parker Dance Company Candice Muselisum, Candice Whittier Todd Lattimore, Gina Pero,Elizabeth Early, Alisa Claire & Brian Collier to name a few. Her dance company, ADC has performed locally and across New York State educating communities on the importance of dance in our youth. Yvonne is invited regularly to contribute her expertise as a choreographer and educator at a variety of workshops and dance festivals all over New York State. She has launched many careers for her dancers including commercially, and professionally. She teaches master classes and educational programs across NYS. Yvonne is a life coach for her students and is involved with many organizations to help children with motivational skills, character building, and self esteem.