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Our Instructors

Gena Scriva Esposito: Owner

Gena Scriva

Gena Scriva Esposito is the Director of Scriva's Dance Studio and G&P Performing Arts.

Her professional dance career began at age 15 after joining Equity and Screen Actors Guild.

Gena landed her first job in a Funny Thing Happened of the Way to the Forum, starring Sonny Bono and was then featured in Seventeen Magazine. She continued to tour with summer stock theatre throughout high school and danced with the Terri Morretti Dance Company.

She then moved to New York to pursue her dream. After being in New York for only six days, Gena landed a principal job in the Broadway national tour of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas choreographed by Tommy Tune.

Gena continued to dance in New York for ten years landing Broadway national tours, off Broadway, soap operas, movies of the week and over 20 national commercials. She has been written up in the New York Times entertainment section as one of New York's brightest new stars. Gena then moved to L.A. continuing her career in film and television.

Gena has studied with Andrea Sabatier, Rossalyn Kenneth, Carol Knight, Mansur Maurice, Mansur Kamaletdinov, and Mario Melodia, to name a few.

Gena is a member of Dance Educators of America. Teaching children has always been her passion.

Abigail Zorich: Instructor

Abigail Zorich

Abbey is a graduate of Robert Morris University. She danced competitively in college on the university's team. She began dancing, just like the tots, at the age of 2 and has earned years of dance experience in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, and hip-hop. She was trained by Paula Scriva Jersey and was a competitive dancer throughout her training. She also studied dance at Sewickley Performing Arts Camp.  Abbey, now, works as a dance teacher and choreographer at Sewickley Academy Performing Arts Camp. Teaching dance is something that she loves to do, and she can't wait to share her passion for the art with you!


Alexa Denillo: Instructor

Alexa Denillo

Alexa started dancing at the age of 2 at Rosalene Kenneth Dance Studio studying under Rosalene Kenneth, and Rachelle Rak.She finished her studio years at Carpelz Center For The Arts studying under Heather Goelz and Penny Goelz, competing at various regional and national dance competitions.

She has also studied under multiple master teachers including Dawn Hillen, Crystal Frazier, Will Thomas, Alicia Monaco, Scott Fowler, and Dustin Phillips.

Alexa graduated class of 2015 as a dance major from Pittsburghs Creative and Performing Arts High School; Capa, under the direction of Leslie Anderson braswell, Kevin Maloney, Amy Pickett-Smith, and Daniel Karasik. After high school she went on to obtain her BA in Psychology from Duquesne University, where she was chosen to be a member of the Duquesne University Dance Team “The Dukettes.” She is trained in ballet, tap, jazz, acrobat, pointe, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical and currently teaches competitive and non competitive classes. Alexa is very excited to be with all of Scriva’s staff and students and share her passion for dance!