Our instructors

Dina Gray



Dina Gray has been an educator of dance, movement and drama for over 20 years. She studied dance at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Joffrey Ballet School and Ballet School NY. She trained under Rebecca Kelly and The Dance Education Laboratory at The 92nd Street Y in early childhood creative movement education. She has professional training in martial arts, music, acting, and voice. As a professional dancer and actor and has performed in theater, TV, films and dance companies including appearing as a featured performer in the opera THE NOSE at the Metropolitan Opera in 2010 and 2013. She has taught at New York Theatre Ballet's children's school, Kinderdance, Kid's Co-Motion, The Dillon Child Study Center at St. Joseph's College, Greene Hill School and in schools in upstate New York and California. She is a dance educator at Avenues, The World School in Chelsea. Dedicated to dance education, she continues to find innovative ways to bring dance to children and their families.

Katie Broad



Katie Broad has been a teacher for City Kids Dance for 5 years and has developed a style of teaching that kids can connect with while they use their imaginations to express themselves through movement and dance. A graduate of Circle in the Square Theater School in NYC, she grew up performing on stage in northern Alabama. With a background in ballet, jazz, creative movement and physical acting, she has taught movement and voice at Sunnyside String School in the after school Enrichment program. Katie has performed in plays and musicals off-broadway, throughout NYC, and at the Sydney Opera House. Practicing yoga for many years, Katie completed her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training through Suryaside Yoga Studio in Queens, which was certified by Yoga-Alliance and included a Kids Yoga training. She blends her knowledge of yoga and dance for an exciting new kids yoga class offered through CKD in 2020.

Sarah Turner



Sarah Turner has been an educator of dance, movement and drama for over 10 years.   She has taught creative movement, tap, jazz, ballet, and stage performance to children around the nation and abroad. Her performing career includes the National Tour of 'Crazy ForYou', and she was a featured performer in the National and International Tours of 'Fosse the Musical' with Ben Vereen. Sarah has worked closely with the prestigious Williamstown Theatre Festival in numerous productions with some of Broadway’s leading directors. She has also worked with the Rose Children's Theatre’s Summer Musical Camp, leading classes and choreographing musicals. She has taught at the Dillon Child Study Center at St. Joseph’s College, the Green Hill School and with City Kids Dance. She has trained with The Dance Education Laboratory at the 92nd Street Y in early childhood creative movement education. Sarah recently became the Creative Movement & Dance director for the Episcopal School. Holds a BFA in Theatre Performance from Missouri State University.