Diane Shumway- Founded Studio 3 in 2005 and has been teaching dance in the hamptons for 20 years. She received her formal dance training with Genevieve Manning in New York. Her training continued with Charles Kelley, Raymond Lukens, Mark Santoro, Steve Sirico, David Scala and Louis Kavoris. She currently holds certifications from Dance Educators of America in Ballet, Jazz, Modern and Tap.
began her formal ballet training at the age of 14 with Maggie Black. In 2001, she received a full scholarship to attend the American Ballet Theater. In addition to her scholarship, Meredith also attended the prestigious Kirov Academy of Ballet Summer Intensive in Washington, D.C. After High School, she also received scholarship to study Ballet in the BFA program at Belhaven University in Jackson, MS. While in Mississippi, Meredith was a member of the Mississippi Dance Company as well as the Ole Miss Hop-Hop dance team. Meredith has performed for organizations such as Dancers Responding to AIDS, Relay For Life and Hurricane Sandy Relief Benefit- broadcast by LTV. Currently, Meredith is a certified Physique 57 instructor in New York City and Bridgehampton.
Jenna Mazanowski is a native of New Hampshire where she began her formal dance training at the age of seven. She is a National Irish Dance Champion, with the Smith-Houlihan Irish Dance Academy, Boston, MA. She studied classical Ballet at The Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts, Torrington, CT. Most recently, she graduated Summa Cum Laude from The Univeristy of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and was Valedictorian of the School of Dance. Currently Jenna is a fitness trainer with Bari Studio in New York, NY.
Meridith Szalay is a native of Long Island NY and began her dance training at the age of 3. She studied dance at Seiskaya Ballet Academy on Long Island and with Maggie Black. Meridith went on to receive her BFA in Dance from The University of California, Santa Barbara in 2002. After graduating in 2002 with honors Meridith attended American Dance Festival on full scholarship at Duke University. After ADF she moved to NYC to pursue her dance career. The highlights of Meridith’s performing career include the dance drama “Dreams of a Picture Bride” where Meridith played the lead role as a 16 year old Korean Picture Bride and received a positive review in the “New York Times”. The show performed at “The Theater for a New City” and The Smithsonian Museum in DC. Meridith performed in “The Little Orchestra Society’s” production of “Peter and the Wolf” at Avery Fisher Hall, she was a “Hot Box Girl” in “The Heights Player’s” production of “Guys and Dolls”. Meridith was a lead dancer in the Bollywood film “Kal Ho Naa Ho”, and also went on tour as a Bhangra dancer in “The Indian Pakistani Peace Tour”. Meridith graced the cover of Newsweek in 1994 when her photo was chosen to represent the face of the magazine’s cover story. She danced with the company “Dance into Light” and is currently a member of “The Pink Tutu Ballet Company”.