Christine Mignone – Owner / Director

The owner/director Miss Christine Mignone, opened the doors to Bedazzle Dance Studio in 2005. Growing up as a competitive dancer, she was no stranger to the dance world. Christine knew she wanted to share her passion for dance at a very young age and choose teaching as her profession. She is a former dancer for Star Struck dance company for over 15 years and has competed in many dance competitions across America, winning highest honors. Some of which include Starpower, Access Broadway, Star Systems, Stars of Tomorrow, Rising Star, Showstopper, StarBound, and Nexstar. She has also performed at Madison Square Garden, Disney World, Nickelodeon, The Miss New York Pageant, The Miss Staten Island Pageant,and many more events. Christine has taken master classes with professional choreographers including Laurie Ann Gibson, Chris Judd, Wade Robson, Mia Michaels, Frank Hatchet, and attends frequent classes at Broadway Dance Center & various dance workshops to maintain her skills. Her work at Bedazzle Dance has been recognized with many awards over the years, including Best Choreography, Entertainment awards, Special Judges awards, and numerous Platinum and First Place awards.

We are a family-run studio providing an environment where your children will learn both the fundamentals and creative aspects of dance. We strive to prepare our students for the dance world so they might flourish in their personal development – whether it is for recreational or competition purposes. Miss Christine takes pride knowing that we are not only contributing to the development of good dancers, but to outstanding citizens and caring people.

Miss Jenn – Teacher

Miss Jennifer Pascucci is a graduate of Dance Educators of America Training School and acquired her teaching certification in 2001. Miss Jenn instills confidence and reassurance in all her students. She brings a new found energy to all her classes as demonstrated in some of her fun-filled Tap, Hip Hop, and Break-dancing routines. Along with competing herself, the solos,duos,trios and groups she has worked with through the years have been awarded at regional and national competitions. Miss Jenn is a loyal,dedicated teacher who loves and cares for her students.

“Every single child has something unique to give and it’s up to us as teachers to find out what that is.
This way we can guide them to their fullest potential”

Talara Kristin Ruth- Teacher, Ballet Technique


We are very excited to welcome Talara Ruth to our staff.  Talara has taught dance, primarily ballet, to all ages, preschool through professional, for over forty years. Her most recent employment was teaching in California as the Director to the Ballet Conservatory at Cal Elite Dance

For over two decades Talara has worked extensively in teacher training with two incomparable master teachers: the late Nenette Charisse, and the recently departed David Howard. Her forte seems to be being able to inspire young dancers while training their bodies to move in a kinesthetically correct technique. Talara’s past students now grace stages all over the world. She especially enjoys working with the youngest of dancers, giving them a good base for later aspirations. 

Karin Rendelman- Teacher, Acro Dance


  Miss Karin is a working choreographer and teacher residing in New York City. Graduating Cum Laud from Florida International University, Miami Florida, she earned a BA in Dance. Her infectious energy and her passion for dance were seasoned while she mentored under Broadway tap dancer, Jimmy Tate. Karin has been teaching for over 14 years and during this time, was honored to become the Director of the Dance Department at the nationally renowned Weiss School. She has also directed a youth tap company in South Florida where her students and choreography were recognized with numerous awards at a variety of competitions on both regional and national levels. In addition, Karin continues to teach master classes and create choreography for many students all over the country and abroad as well as teaching on the competition/convention circuit and can be found on faculty with Dance Teachers United, Throwdown Dance Challenge, True Talent Dance Competition and Groove Competition. Though her specialty is tap, Karin also teaches jazz, hip hop, acro and creative movement classes for young movers. She currently can be found on faculty at Peridance Capezio Center (NYC) in both their children and adult programs. Karin’s passion for her art and the technique that supports it, for rhythm and energy and the combination of it all, can be seen in each and every class she teaches as well as in her ambitious and expressive choreography!