The Head Mistresses:

 Tessa TrueHeart

Tessa TrueHeart! Yes that's right, this buxom babe's curves won't lie. Dubbed the "no heels needed" showgirl, Tessa's bare feet and open heart are sure to leave audiences arrested in the moment. 

After graduating with a B.A. in arts and Education and a Minor in Dance from William Smith College in 2007, Tessa uprooted and moved across the country to San Francisco, CA. An immense love for dance and her adventurous and determined spirit quickly took her through the ranks, first performing with Damage Control Dance directed by Cera Byer and then teaming up with Jill Parker the mama of the fusion belly dance phenomena, working as assistant director to her company the Foxglove Sweethearts.

Tessa is now co- owner of Belly Set Go dance studio in Cortland NY where she teaches both eager young diamonds hungry for polish or seasoned performers who just want a little taste of her glitter! Known for fer evocative style that combines the languid lushness of belly dance with burlesque sensibility and sass.  Tessa strives for technical proficiency, artistic integrity and emotional strength. She is an inspirational, dynamic, gentle teacher. 

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Dance with Tessa

Jo Boring

Jo spent many years in both corporate training and public education. She holds a degree in Communications as well as a graduate degree in Counseling. Throughout her varied experiences she found working with young adults to help them overcome their obstacles and achieve their dreams the most fulfilling.

​During Jo's career she has sought out opportunities to learn and grow in areas such as student leadership development, social justice, diversity training, growth mindset and positivity.

​All the while Jo had a passion for dance, specifically bellydance, which she found as a young adult herself. Belly, Set, Go! brings together Jo's two loves: dance and helping others find meaning and purpose through self expression.

Super Amazing Guest Instructors: 

Danielle Saint velvet teaches Burlesque
Jill Parker teaches Fusion Belly Dance
Hannah teaches yoga for dancers
Regina DeMauro teaches make-up