Addie Diaz

category: Actor, Dance,

Contact & Info


Phone: 917-215-1720


Artist Statement

Teaching kids and adults Latin, Hip-Hop and Party dances has been an enjoyable and rewarding experience.  Steps are broken down to provide good basic dance skills.  I do like to emphasize the fun in dancing.  While students are taught dance technique, I encourage having a good time during the process.  Dance styles I teach are Latin Dance-- Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Reggaeton, as well as basic Hip-Hop and party line dances.

Educational Background

Addie's latin dance training began in 1992 at The Harbor Conservatory for the Arts in Spanish Harlem under the tutelage of Evelyn Leon.  She went on to learn basic ballet and Jazz at Steps on Broadway in Manhattan.  Other dances Addie has learned are Bomba Y Plena at Julia De Burgos Center and African Dance at Djoniba Dance Center, both in New York City.  Addie currently continues her Jazz training in North Salem with Linda Carelli, a fantastic former Broadway dancer.  Always looking to continue learning and growing as a dancer, Addie enjoys learning different dance genres.

Teaching Artist Experience

Addie has taught adults and children from K - high School throughout Westchester County for the past 6 years and has some background with Special Ed/Needs classes.  Culminating events range from simple end-of-program gatherings to stage performances for school events.  As an ArtsWestchester Resident Artist since 2008, Addie has worked with children and adults in Yonkers schools - Enrico Fermi Performing Arts School, Yonkers Montessori Academy, School 5, School 13, Robert C. Dodson, Martin Luther King, Jr Academy and Saunders Trades & Technical High School, Mount Vernon City School District - Edward Williams Elementary School, Richard J. Bailey School, Highview School, Greenburgh Central School District, Andrus, Westhab - PEAK Center and Dayspring, Volunteers of America - Grasslands Shelter, St. Vincent's Hospital-CDT, and Neighbors Link.   Addie also teaches Sweet Sixteen Court and Wedding Party dances and offers weekly Kids Latin and Hip-Hop dance classes at her Pleasantville studio.