Graceanne Ruggiero (Alumni 2012)

Graceanne studied dance intensively at Nardi Studios for twelve years, training in Ballet with Carol Sarik and in tap with Jill Fritzgerald. She has been an assistant and substitute teacher for the last four years. She graduated in 2016 from Muhlenberg College, where she studied Environmental Science and Secondary Education. While in college, Graceanne was heavily involved in the dance program, continuing her dance training with teachers such as Karen Dearborn, Heidi Cruz-Austin and Trinette Singleton from the Joffrey Ballet. She performed in many student and faculty-choreographed works and was a member of Muhlenberg’s high caliber tap ensemble under the direction of Shelly Oliver. In her final college performance, she danced as a soloist in a classical ballet piece. Graceanne is an extraordinary dancer and teacher, and we are proud to have her on our faculty.