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Meet Our Director

Vanessa Papillo

Vanessa, the founder and director of Dance Machine, opened its doors in 2006. Since then, Dance Machine has flourished, evolving and nurturing exceptional talent through Vanessa's guidance and mentorship, alongside the exceptional DM faculty.

A passionate advocate for technique, artistry, and creativity, Vanessa has had the pleasure of witnessing numerous students grace the professional stage, taking great satisfaction and pride from their accomplishments.


Leading an exceptional team at Dance Machine, she takes joy in being part of each child's dance journey, fostering growth, artistic development and a love for dance and the performing arts.


The Faculty.

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