About the CT Performing Arts Center
The Connecticut Performing Arts Center (CT-PAC) is dedicated to providing opportunities in the performing arts for people of all ages. The goal of CT-PAC is to offer wholesome and affordable education in the performing arts, as well as live entertainment for the town of South Windsor and surrounding areas.
The center was founded in 2019 by Bryn Chandler, who has been performing since childhood, and holds a degree in Theater & Media Arts. Bryn lives in South Windsor with her husband, Jesse and their 4 children.
I Love CT Performing Arts Center! I’ve been dancing for more than 10 years, I’ve been to a lot of schools, and the instructors here are great! Cassie K. is one of the best instructors I’ve had. She challenges me, and has really helped me grow as a dancer.
Meet Our Instructors
DIRECTOR, DANCE & THEATER INSTRUCTOR
Bryn Chandler received her BA in Theater and Media Arts from Brigham Young University, with an emphasis in Acting. She has performed and been involved behind the scenes in various choirs, theatrical performances, film, and television since childhood. She was one of four lead choreographers for a multi-state Cultural Celebration involving over 2000 youth ages 12-18 that performed at the Oakdale Theater in Connecticut. She volunteers her time each week directing the children’s choir and orchestra at her church.
Karen’s love for dance began at the age of nine, when she started taking classes at Bodies in Motion Dance Studio in West Hempstead, New York. She eventually went on to become the head instructor and manager of the studio. After earning her Degree at St. John’s University, Karen became the owner and director of the Bodies in Motion Studio. After ten successful years as a studio owner, Karen sold the business and relocated to Connecticut in order to focus on her growing family. Karen has extensive experience working students of all ages, and her expertise as an instructor ranges across a wide variety of styles, including tap, ballet, jazz, hip hop, and lyrical.
Caroline began her training at the New Paltz School of Ballet (NPSB) in New Paltz, NY. She attended summer intensives at the New York State Summer School for the Arts (NYSSSA) under the direction of Daniel Ulbricht and Amanda Edge, and Cincinnati Ballet under Catherine Batcheller. Caroline attended Mercyhurst University, graduating with honors and earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance with a minor in Musical Theatre. At Mercyhurst, she studied with Tauna Hunter, Noelle Partusch, Lesley Bories-Scalise, and Jennifer McNamara, and performed in multiple works of classical and contemporary ballet. She has taught ballet and jazz at NPSB, as well as college-level dance at Mercyhurst, and she has choreographed more than 10 dance works for stage and film. Caroline is excited to be dancing with Ballet Hartford this season.
As a dancer for over twenty years, Nadine DeLoughy, LAT, ATC, has trained in multiple genres of dance including ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary and acrobatics and was a competitive dancer for fifteen years. Nadine has taught and choreographed multiple genres of dance throughout the tri-state area. As a certified Acro instructor, her choreography has won numerous first place overall awards and choreographic recognitions. Nadine’s routines also placed in the Top 12 at YAGP Regionals and were invited to compete at the Dance Prix de New York.
VOCAL / PIANO INSTRUCTOR
Bozena holds a MA and BA in Musical Education from the Academy of Music in Poland. She has over 35 years of professional experience as a musical educator and performer. She has performed all over the world at amazing venues such as Boston’s Symphony Hall, Carnegie Hall, the John Kennedy Center, The Bushnell and many more! Bozena is a very passionate and dedicated educator, piano teacher/voice coach. She believes each child is unique and therefore each lesson is tailored to the individual instead of using a one size fits all approach. To Bozena, music is a priceless gift and an adventure with the ability to alter ones life in the most positive way!
VOCAL / PIANO INSTRUCTOR
Aizel Livioco received, with full scholarship, her Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from the University of the Philippines, where she graduated magna cum laude. She recently obtained her Masters degree in Voice Performance from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Aizel was able to perform in Italy, Spain, Germany, and Indonesia when she was a member of the Philippine Madrigal Singers, a renowned chorale group in the Philippines which had won numerous international competitions including the European Grand Prix for Chorale Singing. She has also performed in China, Canada, and Hong Kong as part of the soprano crossover duo, The Nightingales. Aizel served as voice faculty at the University of the Philippines, College of Music Extension Program and was the voice coordinator and vocal coach at the Assumption College in the Philippines for their After School Program. She was also the teaching assistant for voice at the Department of Music and Dance at UMass Amherst.
Jaci started dancing at a young age, quickly accelerating to the competitive level in hip hop. At the age of 18 she was a performer on the UFL Hartford Colonial Cheerleaders as well as the ABA TopDancers. Jaci went on to study as a Dance Major at Dean College where she furthered her dance education with performance and academic courses such as dance composition, dance history, rhythmic analysis and more. She was selected to be a member of the Elite Hip Hop Dance Company studying under Ricardo Foster Jr. who choreographed for celebrities such as Jay-Z, Usher, NSYNC and more, where she learned the foundation of various styles within hip-hop to further her extensive training. After graduating with her dance degree in 2014 Jaci moved to the Boston area where she was selected to be a company member of the Company “The Expressive Movement”, traveling around New England and Canada doing competitions, performances and workshops. She has been a hip hop instructor in multiple states including Connecticut, Massachusetts and Colorado. Jaci is passionate about teaching, getting to know each student individually as well as showcasing her choreography!