DANCE
Where everything points to dance!
Studio Director
Mrs. Ebonie Avant

Wife, Mother, Mentor, Teacher, Choreographer and Artistic Director of
The Dance Diamond are among the long list of hats she wears.
She is a certified Pilates instructor and holds a degree in Dance.
She has over 25 years of teaching experience with both
children and adults who lovingly recognize her as
“Miss Ebonie”.
Miss Ebonie began her dancing career with Mrs. Wendy A. Cutting a
graduate of the renowned prestigious High School of the Performing
Arts in New York City and Hunter College the City University of New
York. Mrs. Cutting is a retired dance professor of the State University
of New York at New Paltz. After realizing that she enjoyed the art of
teaching more than performing Miss Ebonie went on to study under
Dr. Nancy Kane known by Dance Teacher Magazine as
a “ leader and trendsetter’ in dance education.
Dr. Kane holds degrees in Dance and Dance Education from New
York University, the Laban Center for Movement & Dance in London
and the University of Colorado at Boulder.
She was added to the faculty at SUNY Rockland to teach and
recognized multiple times for making a difference with the students.
Miss Ebonie has a long list of civic specialties. She has continued to
serve as a National Dance Week Delegate. The Newburgh
Performing Arts Academy, Sullivan ARC, and the Advantage
Program have appreciated her various dance services from teaching
dance to life mentoring. She has created dance programs for several
daycares, after school programs, area girl scouts, and local
cheerleading teams. She also extended her
expertise to an area dance studio “Main Street Dance”
as a business consultant and advisor.

Miss Ebonie continues to enhance her dance education through
workshops seminars, and master classes.
She has taken classes with such dance icons as Mia Michaels,
Darrin Henson, Brenda Buffalino, and Savion Glover. In 2003 she
had the honor of meeting Ms. Debbie Allen, dance world icon. The
lasting impression of that introduction renewed and strengthened
her genuine love for dance and the importance of
sharing dance with the world.
Miss Ebonie believes in exposing her students to as many
performing arts venues as possible. It is her belief that continued
exposure through dance and all performing arts venues is
preparation for dealing with life in the real world. At The Dance
Diamond where only students are showcased she encourages them
to come together as a team, attitudes are checked at the door and
you enter the judgment free zone where
“I can’t” does not apply.

In the words of Miss Ebonie
“practice doesn’t always make perfect but it makes a great dancer”
360 Rt. 211 East
Middletown, NY
845-342-6686