on the pier

"Every block of stone has a statue inside it, and it is the task of the
sculptor to discover it."    


Rhonda Carol
MFA Sarah Lawrence College; Graduate Degree   Guildford, England;  Founder/ Director Calliope;
Co-Director NRAD Medical

Welcome to Calliope,
Our instructors are renowned in their fields and have national and international credentials offering the finest training and support found anywhere
-Rhonda Carol-

Richard Trent
Artistic Director
Arts Program;
Founding Member

Karen Olsen
Master’s Degree Juilliard; Master's Degree Yale University; Ph.D. NYU,

BFA The Ohio State University; Performer-
Master Teacher-
Choreographer; Calliope Artist-in-Residence 

Roger Sencer
L.M.S.W., Psychotherapist; T'ai Chi Chu'an and
Chi Kung Sifu

Jeanne P. Kogut, BA
Founding Member;
Former faculty The Boston Conservatory; Member Royal Academy of Dance & Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, Great Britain

Carmella Stone-Klein
MA New York University; Registered Art Therapist; Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher


Stacey Lynn Hirschmann
Certified Yoga Teacher

Photo of Irene Failenbogen

Irene Failenbogen
Registered Yoga Teacher; Degree in Body Expression, National School of Dance, Buenos Aires; Singer

Adrienne Samuels

MA Dance Movement Therapy Hunter College; Certified Yoga Teacher; Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Practitioner 

Jill Studley
Director Roslyn Theater; NYU Tisch School of
the Arts

Lic. Zumba Teacher

Leonore Rotondi-Salvia
BS LIU; Masters in Clinical Dietetics; Holistic

Linda Mandelbaum
Board Certified
Health Coach; AADP

Ranya Renee
Guest Teacher
BA Theatre & Linguistics Yale University; Dancer-Choreographer


Guest Teacher


Samantha Witt
Guest Teacher
BFA in Dance University
of the Arts, Philadelphia; Dancer Cirque Le Masque,International