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Katie Tranzillo
Dance Instructor

Since her first tap class at age 4, Katie Tranzillo has enjoyed and studied dance and the related fields of music, yoga and movement arts. She has traveled all over the US to study with and get certified by master teachers and dancers. She has trained with the Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn, to lead dance programs for people with Parkinson's disease. Residing in midcoast Maine, she is building a strong swing dance community.


She has been leading dance programs for over 16 years, with children, teens, adults, seniors, and people with disabilities, from rote beginners to advanced dancers, in partnered, individual, and group dances. Programs include: swing, lindy hop, blues, charleston, west coast swing, creative dance, technique and styling, basic classes in salsa and African dance, Dance for Fitness, Shake Your Soul®, YogaDance®, Dance Explorers, Zumba®, Zumba Kids®, Dance is for Every-Body, and Dancing with Parkinson's®.


A licensed speech-language pathologist, she works effectively with all ages, as a therapist, consultant, supervisor and mentor. She brings together her professional teaching skills, with her experience with dance, movement and music, to guide students in their own unique enjoyment of movement and dance.

That's me in the bottom row, far right!

People of all levels of dance and movement experience have fun
“I felt relaxed, invited.” ~Paula Scatoloni
“I felt called into motion”  ~Daniel Leven
“I really truly enjoyed your class!  It was a lot of fun, and creative, inviting, comfortable, and inspiring.  From the perspective of an instructor, I enjoyed doing movement that I don’t do in my regular circles. From the perspective of a participant, I felt very comfortable exploring within the parameters you set.   And I liked all the music a lot! I do plan to come again.”    ~Laura Richling
 "In one hour with you I learned more than what I got out of a whole month of group lessons. I wouldn't have believed it, but it turned out to be true."   ~E.G.
"Thank you so much. We had a great time with the lessons. We are really excited about dancing in front of our friends at our wedding!"  ~A.L.
 "I am amazed at how patient you are..... I never could feel "the beat" and was always lost in classes..... now I love dancing."   ~R.C.
"Because of (my disability), I never imagined dancing was even possible. Thank you for this gift."   ~E.T.

Teaching experience includes:

Shake Your Soul
Kripalu YogaDance/Let Your Yoga Dance
Swing technique and styling
Lindy Hop
East Coast Swing
West Coast Swing
Dance Explorers for children
Dance for Fitness
Zumba Kids
Creative Dance
Dancing with Parkinson's
Dance Is for Everyone! 
Certified in Shake Your Soul®
and Kripalu YogaDance/Let Your Yoga Dance®

Licensed in Zumba®, Zumba Kids® 
and Zumba-African Rythms