Denise LeBlanc-Chatt - owner & head instructor
Denise has studied dance for the past 47 years and has been co-owner of The Dancing Place Dance Academy since 1980. She has trained and studied with Dance Master’s of America Teacher’s Training School, Dance Educators of America, and in New York City with Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway, Phil Black, Betsy Haug, and Frank Hatchett.
Denise has also studied at Enid Bots-Fort School of Ballet in Rochester, Tim Draper School of Ballet in Rochester, The American Academy of Ballet in Buffalo, Kit-’tome Dance Center with Tom Relebate. She has been taking classes with the David DeMarie Dance Studio for 24 years and was on their teaching staff for the past 7 years. Denise is currently on the teaching staff at Classical Ballet of Western N.Y. for 3 years. Denise has performed with Brockport Summer
Theater, Batavia Rotary, Batavia Players, Wyoming Bicentennial Players, and Swell Productions which traveled
to Edinburgh, Scotland in 2000 to perform “Daniel, The Musical” at the Fringe Festival. Denise has choreographed over 100 musicals throughout Genesee and Wyoming Counties and continues to bring dance to all who ask.