Owners Elizabeth and Dan Mueller are a husband and wife team. Dan grew up in River Vale, NJ and started dancing at AEDE at seven years old through 18 when he went off to college to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. After his degree completion, Dan joined the staff at AEDE as a teacher, choreographer, and Associate Competition Director. He also spent time dancing professionally with Freespace Dance Company and traveled throughout the country and to Europe with them to perform. Elizabeth was a high school English teacher for 13 years and has brought her knowledge and understanding of children and her compassion for students to AEDE. Dan and Liz are high school sweethearts and Liz fondly recalls surprising Dan after class at AEDE with cupcakes on his 16th Birthday. Dan and Liz have always been a great team, and they are so proud to be the owners of a place that many students describe as their “second home.” They, along with their staff of professionals, provide a nurturing environment that guides performers to achieve their absolute best. They are both honored and privileged to continue building the legacy that founders, Anita and Frank Mastrocola started over 37 years ago.