Instructors

“Miss Becky” Sanzotti has been involved in dance since the early age of 5, where she attended Lee’s School of Dance.

Becky attended Point Park College on scholarship and was a member of the college company, American Dance Ensemble.  While attending Point Park she performed at the Craft Avenue Playhouse and various venues throughout the Pittsburgh area. She graduated in 1980, summa cum laude with her BA in Dance, concentration in jazz and a minor in accounting.

She has been actively involved in the Butler community educating children, teens and adults for over 35 years.  She believes that you give back to your community and share your talents. She has choreographed numerous musical productions with the Musical Theatre Guild of Butler.

She belongs to and is involved in several professional organizations, including: Dance Masters of America (DMA), Dance Masters of PA, Ch. 10 (DMP) and the Cecchetti Council of America.  She attended Teachers’ Training School on scholarship at Kent State University and post-grad studies at Buffalo State University. Miss Becky is certified to teach in tap/ballet, jazz, and acrobatics. She has served on the DMP Board of Directors from 2000-2012, 2008-2010 as president.  She holds a teachers’ Grade IV certification through the Cecchetti Council of America.

She has been happily married to Vince Sanzotti for 40 years.  Her pride and joy are her children, Jessica and Damien, their spouses and her 3 grandchildren, Aria, Sienna and Lucca who reside in Berlin, MD.

When Miss Becky is not at the studio, she is either skiing or at the beach with her grandchildren in OC, MD.

Elektra Davis is a Pittsburgh native, and graduate of La Roche University with a B.A. in Performing Arts — Dance major with a minor in Management. During her time at LRU, she performed works by esteemed guest artists Jackie O’Toole, Callum Newman, Meg Schriffen, Christina DiMarco, and Judy Adelson. She also performed with the La Roche Dance Department in works choreographed by faculty and staff members: Maria Caruso, Kelly Basil, Nicole Jamison, Melissa Tyler, Kirstie Corso, and Gia Cacalano. She was given the opportunity to perform in student works choreographed by Derrick Izumi, Halle Mathieson, Mariah Brandon, and Kyra Bracey, as well as premiere her heels piece, Hypnotic, at the La Roche Spring Gala in 2019. Elektra was a BCB2 company artist during the 2019/2020 season, and was also an Apprentice with Maria Caruso’s Bodiography, performing in work by Virginie Mécène. After performing Mécéne’s work, Elektra was granted a scholarship to attend the Martha Graham School 2020 Summer Intensive. She was promoted to Company Artist in the summer of 2020. Her dance studies are focused in the genres of ballet, contemporary, modern, jazz, and commercial dance. Additionally, she is certified in both the Bodiography Fitness and Strength Training System and Bodiography Dance Movement Therapy System. Elektra is also a local dance and fitness instructor and teaches at Butler School of Dance, Joy School of Dance, Dance Expressions by Erica, Bodiography Center for Movement, Ballet Western Reserve, and Shovlin Academy of Irish Dance.

Martin “Babe” Oesterling

Brooke Peterson began dancing at the age of three years old. She has 17 years of dance experience in all subjects. Additionally, Brooke danced competitively for six years and completed Grade IV Cecchetti through The Cecchetti Council of America.  She taught at the Butler YMCA for four years and coached the YMCA Diamonds Dance Team for two years. She is currently in nursing school at BC3 pursuing a career as an OB Nurse.  She started teaching here at Butler School of Dance in 2018 and is so excited to continue to share her passion for dance!