BCITY REPS DANCE STUDIO
MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS:
DANCE STUDIO FOUNDER / DIRECTOR: Kassandra Rateau
Kassandra Rateau is a graduate of University of Massachusetts Boston, obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts Major Concentration Criminal Justice. Kassandra specializes in high energy, Raw Hip-Hop, Step, Afro-Caribbean, and performance skills. Kassandra believes in all of her students and always coaches to build confidence, motivation, endurance, and precision.
In 2016, BCity Reps was created by MTVs Americas Best Dance Crew Contestant Kassandra Rateau. Hip Hop has been cemented in Kassandra’s life since her early childhood years. Born in Boston and raised in Brockton, she first began her leadership dance role in 2000 as co-founder of the Brockton High School Step Squad. In 2004, Kassandra transformed her positive energy and knowledge to the professional ranks by joining the Phunk Phenomenon Dance Company.
After 12years with Phunk Phenomenon, Kassandra decided to share her professional dance background to her community and create BCity Reps Dance Studio. BCity Reps consists of Male and Female talented dancers, ages 4 through adults.
Some of Kassandra’s accomplishments include serving as the dance coach for the Boston Celtics Jr. Dance Team (Lil Phunk), dancing for charitable events, opening for singer Miguel, performing at Boston’s #1 Hip Hop Radio Station’s Jamn 94.5 annual concert, Monster Jam, and many high profile corporate events.
Over the years, Kassandra has received numerous awards & medals from renown organizations like Hip Hop International Dance Competition and even placed 3rd on MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew- Season 6.
BCity Reps is available for performing and teaching at clubs, school/college events, charities, sporting events, Bat mitzvahs, weddings, and all special occasions.
A night out with your friends or family, surprise wedding dance for your wedding day, birthdays, etc. BCity provides private booking for all special occasions
BREAKDANCING INSTRUCTOR: BBoy Baldi
Baldi has been Breakdancing since he was a child. Baldi has been part of the BBoy Crew Ground FX for 17years and Del Fuego Wolf Pack for the last 5 years. Some of his accomplishments include performing for many charity events, school events, New Balance Fashion Show, Boston Celtics Halftime, two time Red Bull competitor(BBoy Event), and Carnival Cruise Lines-Fantasy , Destiny and Sensation for 3 years. Baldi has received awards from great organizations like Hip Hop International Dance Competition USA BBoy Champions Ground FX Crew.
CONTEMPORARY INSTRUCTOR: Felicia Costanzo
Felicia Costanzo from Stoughton Massachusetts has been dancing all her life since the age of three. For most of her Young adult life she was trained at the Starline Academy for the performing arts in Stoughton Massachusetts and competed on their competitive team for seven years. She’s danced all over New England winning scholarships such as the greater Brockton dance Association High Point ballet scholarship, as well as several invitationals to nationals along the years. She’s very excited to start this new chapter in her dance career and is extremely excited to meet her new students. Thank you so much for this opportunity.
ACRO/ TUMBLING/ CONTEMPORARY TEAM: Destinee Alix- Garth
Destinee is a Health Science Undergrad Student at Stonehill College, with the intention of becoming a Physician’s Assistant.
Destinee has been dancing since the age of 2, but her passion for dance didn’t emerge until she was a part of Boston Celtics Junior Dance Team, Lil Phunk. As part of the dance team, she trained in the different dance styles of Hip Hop as well as Salsa. At the age of 11 years old, Destinee decided to continue her dance career at TDS Dance Company. During this time, she was apart of their elite competition team as well as their acrobatic team. Alongside competing at dance competitions, she trained in ballet, acrobatics, tumbling, tap, jazz, lyrical and contemporary dance. While dancing at her dance studio, Destinee was also a member of her high school dance team, Braintree High School Varsity Dance Team. Destinee was on the team for 3 years, and later became captain during her senior year of high school. She trained in Jazz, Contemporary as well as Pom. Currently, Destinee, is part of the Stonehill Dance Team. Destinee is extremely excited for this opportunity and cannot wait to meet all the kids!
HIP HOP DIVAS: Grace Armstrong
Grace has been a dancer since the age of three at the Funky Feet School of Dance in Hingham, MA. Growing up, she competed at many dance competitions, conventions, and discovered her love of teaching dance as a volunteer teaching assistant to young students at Funky Feet in her early teen years. Grace has trained in many different styles including ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary, and hip hop. In 2018, her sophomore year of high school, she joined the BCity family as a member of the “Varsity Crew” and by her high school senior year of 2020 was named team captain. In the Fall of 2021 Grace will be entering her sophomore year at Stonehill College in Easton, MA where she is currently double majoring in Business and Dance. She is also a proud member of the Stoneworks Dance Company on campus. Grace is looking forward to teaching at BCity this year and sharing her love of dance with her students in the same way that Kassandra has done for her!
FEM HIP HOP INSTRUCTOR: Mina Monday
R&B HIP HOP INSTRUCTOR: Serena Amado
HIP HOP SHORTY’S INSTRUCTORS: Anaya & Enasia