Hi! I'm Bri Mitchell and I grew up dancing right here in Upstate, NY. My dance journey began as a little girl in a combo class with a dream of owning a studio some day. I spent countless hours in the studio training, assisting, and of course, making memories and building relationships with my teammates and instructors. When I was 14 I began assisting combo classes. My senior year I choreographed group dances, duets, and solos. During undergrad, I was one of the head coaches for a local All-Star Cheerleading Team, choreographing routines, and became USASF certified. I have also choreographed for several school plays, talent shows, and parades. I graduated from SUNY Cortland with a dual bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education / Childhood Education in 2019. In addition to my dedication to the studio, I am also a second grade teacher! I truly cares about each and every one of the students in my classroom, whether that's at school or in the dance studio. I feel extremely blessed to have this opportunity to make my dreams a reality and am so grateful for the trust and support that I have received during this crazy year!! - Miss Bri
Meet Our Staff
Meet Miss Madeleine!
Miss Madeleine grew up in Lansing, New York, and graduated from Lansing High School with an advanced diploma. She began dancing at the age of 3 at Armstrong School of Dance and fell in love. Over the years she got to perform with the Moscow Ballet and danced in several musicals through her time in grade school. She then moved to the Next Jennaration where she competed for 6 years and was part of winning several world championships. Madeleine was trained in many dance styles including jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, and musical theatre. She also has experience in gymnastics and cheerleading.
After graduating high school, Madeleine became a student at Ithaca College and is completing a Bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor in health. She continued to follow her love for dance by joining the largest dance club at Ithaca College, IC Unbound, who she performed with for several years up until the pandemic. During the pandemic, she became a Zumba certified teacher and led a music and movement program for nursing home residents.
Madeleine also has a passion for working with kids and has done so for over 6 years in various settings. She is so excited to be part of the Tre Bellas team where she can combine her love for dance and her passion for working with kids.
Meet Miss Malaya! Miss Malaya is from Lufkin, Texas and has been dancing for 19 years. She has trained in a variety of different styles including ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, clogging, and hiphop. She has taught group dance classes as well as private dance classes working one-on-one with students, and has won awards for her performances and choreography.
Miss Malaya is currently a sophomore at Ithaca College, where she studies psychology and dance. She has a passion for teaching dance and can not wait to get to know all of her dancers!
Meet Miss Emily! Miss Emily grew up in Ithaca, NY and graduated from Ithaca High School with an advanced diploma. She has been dancing since the age of 5, and danced at Tre Bella’s from the age of 13 up until she graduated. She danced on the competition team all 5 years at Tre Bella’s, and has trained in many styles including jazz, contemporary, ballet, lyrical, and tap. Emily has won numerous awards at competitions with Tre Bella’s, did a summer program with Joffrey Ballet in 2021, and has formed valuable friendships with people at the studio that will last a lifetime.
Emily is currently a freshman at the University of Vermont where she’s majoring in Community and International Development with a minor in Computer Science, and is a member of the Honors College. She is a member of UVM Dance Force which has given her the opportunity to take and teach classes in a variety of dance styles with her peers, as well as perform at different events on campus with the team. Emily began substitute teaching at Tre Bella’s her senior year of high school and plans to continue doing so when she’s home from college. She is so grateful to get to continue spending time at Tre Bella’s and loves to see everyone continue to grow as dancers!
Meet Miss Kara!
Miss Kara Skrubis grew up in Granby, CT, where she started dancing at the age of 3. While in Connecticut, Kara studied ballet, modern, and jazz at the Hartt School for four years under Samantha Dunster. Kara then went on to study ballet at Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory under Victoria Mazzarelli, Eleanor D'antuono, Joan Kunsch, and Tim Melady. She now studies in the company at Ithaca Ballet under artistic director Cindy Reid. Kara has also spent her summers at From Studio to Stage at the Hartt School with notable teachers Alicia Alonso, Xiomara Reyes, Rinat Imaev and Angel Corella; Bossov Ballet Theatre in Maine under Natalya Getman, and Neglia Ballet in Buffalo under Sergio Neglia. Kara has been dancing on pointe for almost 9 years now.
Kara is currently a senior at Ithaca High school, and expects to continue her dancing in college next year. When she is not dancing, Kara works with Cornell Catering, and enjoys photography on the side. Miss Kara loves spreading her love of ballet to young dancers!
Breeze Dance Company Located at 50 Lewis St Dryden, NY 13053