Cecly Placenti (Artistic Director, Choreographer, Dancer) received her MA in Dance Education from NYU and her BFA in Dance from Montclair State University. She has had the good fortune to perform with such companies and choreographers as Chris Ferris and Dancers, The Next Stage Project, Manuel Vignoulle, ESS/Danceworks, Sleepdance, C. Eule Dance, The Annie Sailer Dance Company, Linda Diamond and Dancers, Michael Foley, and Freespace Dance. Cecly's choreography has been presented at the Silk City Arts Festival, Merce Cunningham Studio, Williamsburg Arts Nexus, The Physical Arts Center, Hatch, and the Cool New York Dance Festival at White Wave.
Cecly organized and performed in "Coming Together," a benefit concert for the World Trade Center Relief Fund and also conceived and helped organize "Montclair Responds," an evening of music, dance, and spoken word to benefit the American Red Cross Tsunami Relief Fund. Her dance criticisms have been published in Ballet-Dance magazine, an online magazine at criticaldance.com. Cecly was a guest choreographer at Cicely Tyson School of Performing and Fine Arts and is currently full time dance teacher at Grant Avenue Elementary School in Bronx, NY.