Why I am dancing for Young Audiences Arts for Learning
It is a pleasure to work with a group like YA that is enriching young lives through arts education. Raising a daughter whose life has been shaped by the arts aligns me very closely with YA’s mission. As someone who has experience in ballroom this event is a great opportunity for me to support YA, give something back to support arts education, and have a great time performing at the same time.
Joe Fruscione is the Managing Member of The Fruscione Company L.L.C., a commercial real estate development and management firm based in Hamilton, NJ. Joe is a trustee of The Fruscione Foundation, a non-profit foundation focused on enhancing the educational opportunities available to Mercer County's preparatory high school and college candidates. He is a former trustee...Visit my complete bio HERE.
Joe's professional dance partner from Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Princeton
Tara Fanzo is the Owner at Dance Director at Fred Astaire Dance Studios – Princeton. She began dancing at the age of 5, and has over 15 years of training in classical ballet, as well as jazz, modern, and contemporary. Tara also performed in musicals and plays throughout elementary and middle school. She received most of her dance training at The Washington School of Ballet in DC where she got the opportunity to perform at many venues including the Kennedy Center and Radio City Music Hall in New York. Tara moved to NJ in 2009 to study at the Princeton Ballet School on scholarship, and later began her ballroom dancing career as a professional instructor and competitor with Fred Astaire Dance Studios. Since then, she has achieved many titles within the Fred Astaire organization and independently, including a United States Championship Title in the Rising Star American Rhythm Division. Tara has a true passion for dance, and the significant, positive impact it has on people’s lives. She especially loves seeing students grow and transform as they develop new skills and confidence, and helping them reconnect with and express their true highest selves.