Simone DePaolo’s dance training began in CT and quickly expanded to NYC where she has trained with such masters as Mr. Charles Kelley, Frank Hachett, Phil Black, Don Farnsworth , and was a fulltime attendee of Alvin Ailey’s American Dance Theatre. Simone’s vocal attributes have allowed her to record lead and back-up vocals for and with various artists nationally and abroad with Costa & MSC cruise liners. She has worked for RAI TV in Rome, Milan, and Naples for several years as choreographer, and as a featured artist in a variety of productions. Simone has toured as Brenda in “Smokey Joe’s Café”, Mary Magdalene in “Jesus Christ Superstar” ,and Leading Player in “Pippin”. Simone contributes to several workshops & works-in-progress across the region, from children to adults . Simone has worked extensively with many musical theatre and cabaret groups as coach and choreographer including the Edgerton Center for the Arts(SHU Fﬂd,CT), Downtown Cabaret Theatre(Bpt,CT),FTC Hamill Productions, and CT Children’s Theatre. She has taught, judged vocal and dance, and offered master classes at DEA, FDA , and Starquest International conferences. She is currently a contributor to the renowned danceteacherweb.com, and the assistant Artistic Director at D`Valda & Sirico Dance and Music Centre in Fairﬁeld, CT.