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Diane Dragone

Artistic Director and founder of The Kennedy Dancers, Inc. since 1976. She is certified by the State of New Jersey’s Department of Education as a Teacher of Vocational Arts/ Dance. She taught special education at Hudson County Schools of Technology. Performer, Teacher, Choreographer for Regional and National Broadway Tours and a North Jersey Dance Company. Frequent guest teacher at several grammar and high schools and universities. Executive producer of award-winning Dance Vista cable television program, now in its 25th season. Artistic Director/ Choreographer for The Kennedy Dancers Repertory Company. Also, Diane teaches ballet, tap, jazz, modern, and belly dance classes at Kennedy Dancers’ Studio.

Eli Cano


Eli Cano holds a BFA in Ballet from Texas Christian University. Eli has studied with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and at The American Dance Festival in Duke University. He has performed choreography by Robert Battle, Mark Dendy, Dance China NY, Eli is active as a dancer for The Kennedy Dancers and Calpulli Dance Company. His film and television experience include “Gossip Girl,” “Law and Order SVU”, and original HBO movie “The Normal Heart.” Eli lives in New York City.















Kat Reese


Kat Reese grew up in Eatontown, New Jersey, and began dancing at a local studio at the age of three. For fifteen years, she studied and performed a range of styles, including modern, ballet, tap, lyrical, jazz, hip hop, and musical theatre. From there, Kat went on to attend Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. In 2014, she graduated summa cum Laude with her BFA in dance, after working with numerous renowned teachers and guest artists including Doug Elkins, Stefanie Batten Bland, Brian Brooks, and Manuel Vignoulle. Since then, Kat has performed professionally for numerous modern dance companies and choreographers in New York City. She is currently a member of The Equus Projects, directed by JoAnna Mendl Shaw, and is also a founding member and rehearsal director of Monteleone Dance, directed by Joe Monteleone. Kat also enjoys teaching children and adults of all levels in private studios and as a guest artist in high school dance programs around New Jersey. She is having a great time in her first year teaching for The Kennedy Dancers.


Tom DiFeo, Jr

. is originally from Bucks County, PA, and holds a BFA in Dance from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Tom has an Acting Certificate from the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in NYC. His professional credits include, Holland America Cruise Line, The Ivoryton Playhouse (Indio, West Side Story; Joey, Saturday Night Fever), and The Borne Dance Company. This is Tom’s first season teaching and dancing with The Kennedy Dancers.

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