SARAH ZECCHINO - OWNER/Creative Director
Sarah began dancing at the age of 2 in Rochester, NY. She was trained in Tap, Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Modern, African, and Hip Hop. Sarah received a scholarship from her dance studio her junior year in High School. Throughout High School Sarah participated in several work-shops and master classes, from Hip Hop at SUNY Brockport, Garth Fagan in Rochester, to Broadway Dance Center in NYC.
She then carried over her love for dance into college. Sarah attended the New York University, College at Buffalo majoring in Psychology with a minor in dance. As a freshman in College, Sarah was recruited to dance professionally with a traveling Modern Dance Company. Janet Reed and Dancers performed in numerous showcases and festivals in Western New York.
She was involved in the Dance Theatre Performing Arts Company, in which she performed annually and her senior year self-choreographed a piece for the showcase.
After graduating college, Sarah moved to Southwest Florida and began teaching at a local dance studio in Bonita Springs. Soon after Sarah opened the doors to her own studio in the Fall of 2011. Sarah continues to train with dance professionals in master classes from all over the world.
Since opening Bourne 2 Dance, Sarah has helped train her dancers to strive for excellence in and outside the dance room.
Sarah entered the world of competition with her dancers 10 years ago and has many overall high scores, special awards (including Best Choreography, Most Entertaining, Top scoring piece of the competition and many more). Most importantly she teaches her dancers that we are only in competition with ourselves.
Dance is her passion and she continues to build her studio into a fun family atmosphere which all ages can enjoy!
ALEX VAN DER LUIT - INSTRUCTOR
Alex has been dancing for the past 17 years. She danced competitively when she was younger at Judy’s Dance Academy where she trained in Tap, Jazz, Clogging, ballet, acrobatics and Hip Hop. At the age of 10 Alex went to another studio called The Dance Center where she trained in jazz, acrobatics, ballet, modern, partnering and pointe. Soon after, she auditioned to be a part of a ballet company that the Dance Center also held on the side called The Brandon Ballet. Within in The Brandon Ballet she started out as an apprentice the youngest group to becoming a Pre-Professional the last 2 years of high school. Throughout being in the Brandon Ballet she has performed the Nutcracker every Christmas having many roles such as her favorite ones Snow Queen and Dew Drop Fairy! She has also been in many Spring productions such as Cinderella, Copellia, Paquita and much more. While at the Dance Center, she has assisted in many ballet camps and acrobatic camps. Now being a third year student at Florida Gulf Coast University, where she is studying to become an Elementary School teacher, she has danced on the dance team called the Dancing E’Gals for two years. Dancing for both men and woman basketball games, and also going to nationals for 2 years held at Disney World competing against many other Universities. Now Alex is excited to start teaching ballet at Bourne to Dance and being a part of their big dancing Family! She loves to dance and loves teaching kids and helping them grow as dancers!!
Brianna Dumas - INSTRUCTOR
Brianna has been dancing since she was four years old. In the beginning, Brianna trained with Sarah Zecchino at Dance Dynamics, but she followed her when she opened her own studio. Her
training at Bourne 2 Dance included hip hop, ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary, and acrobatics. For her last seven years with B2D she was on the competition team and won many awards for her studio including The Heart of Gold award. The Heart of Gold award goes to a dancer who shows a true love for dance and everyone around them. This organization donates money to a cancer center. As a kid she always wanted to dance for cancer, so with this award
she did just that. Brianna is a member of the prestigious Florida Gulf Coast University’s Dancing E'gals dance team. Miss Brianna is
going into her senior year at FGCU and she can not wait to take on more classes this year at B2D.
TERRI DAVENPORT - Aerial Silks INSTRUCTOR
Terri started silks in her 40s with no athletic, dance, or gymnastics experience. However with proper instruction and self motivation she became interested in sharing her passion because silks is a beautiful art form that can make you mentally and physically stronger and is her secret to staying younger! She is also a wife to a firefighter, basketball mom to a high schooler, and dietitian for over 20 years. To keep up to date on class announcements and happenings, join our group on Facebook: Silks at Bourne 2 Dance and follow us on Instagram: @silks_at_bourne2dance.