The Dance Project 
  • Classes Offered for children ages 18 months old and up! Adult Classes Available.
  • Ballet, Contemporary, Modern, Lyrical, Musical Theater, Tap, Jazz and Hip Hop
  • The Dance Project will also be home to our competitive team “Project Performers”
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Kelly Blankschen Cohen

Artistic Director

A graduate of Naugatuck Valley Community College, Kelly Blankschen Cohen received her degree in Visual and Performing Arts, with a focus in Dance. Born and raised in the town of Wolcott, CT, she has taught over the last eight years in towns and cities across the state. Kelly brings over twenty years of dance experience and as a previous competitive dancer herself at Studio 1 Dance Center, her dancers and choreography have been recognized at the regional and national level. At a young age, Kelly trained with the Radio City Rockettes for four summers and traveled to Shanghai, China representing the United States with her dance studio in 2009. She is currently a founding member, and choreographer, for a professional modern dance company, ATTAK Dance Company. ATTAK is based out of West Hartford, CT and performs across the state in festivals and concerts. Professionally, Kelly was a performer at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL. She performed on the Magic Kingdom Castle stage, in “Celebrate the Season,” and participated in the ABC special of “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade,” on Christmas Day. Also, Kelly spent the summer in 2014 dancing as a member of the CT Sun WNBA Solar Power Dance Team. This year, Kelly will be traveling the country as a judge for the Star Dance Alliance dance competitions and is looking forward to sharing her knowledge and experience with all ages. For Kelly, teaching and performing have always been what she has been most passionate about and is thrilled to continue to share her passion with her students.