Annie DiStefano 

Owner of Garden Street School
of the Performing Arts 

 

Annie DiStefano (Miss Annie)
Director/Owner
Annie DiStefano is a native New Yorker, where she studied dance from the age of 5. She is a classically trained Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap, and Contemporary dancer. She has been in many professional dance companies that have performed nationally, and is a choreographer for musical theatre, and dance performances. She was trained by the amazing Joe Istre, Jeff Edmond, Anne Reinking, Svetlana Katen-Noble, Shirlene Blake Neal and Alan Onickel. She has studied at The Cultural Arts Center, STEPS on Broadway, The Edge in LA, The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and Fredonia School of Music. Annie is also a song writer and recording artist. She has worked with Broadway star Bert Michaels, Delia Wallis and Neal Tracy. Her song, "Inside Her Love" is featured in the indie feature film Calling It Quits. She also wrote songs and collaborated on the original Hoboken based musical, A Hoboken Tale.  DiStefano is an actress and has been involved in theatre, film and television for many years. Some of her highlights are working on Sex and the City, Law and Order, Saturday Night Live, and Zoolander. While living in LA, Annie was pop star "Tiffany's" acting coach. Annie has helped many up and coming performers in LA and NYC nail roles in T.V., film and theatre and Broadway! Annie is the Director of the award winning Annie Mac Dance Company which originated at Garden Street. Annie is also a consultant for actors and performers and helps guide their careers in the arts. If you or your child is interested in breaking into the business, please contact her directly. Her greatest accomplishments are her sons Finn Douglas and Jack Casey who are a part of the Garden St Family!  You can contact Annie at dance@gardenstreetmusic.com.