Four Corners Creative is a premier arts and fitness company that focuses on each student’s unique journey to develop confidence, character and leadership skills. We offer classes at our new family-friendly UES studio, UWS studio, private sessions and public, private and home school organizations. We provide acting, music, dance and fitness classes for pre-k to high school ages. Check out our classes today!

About Us

The Team




Kate grew up performing and singing on the Kansas City stage.  One of her earliest shows was with Bob McGrath from Sesame Street and she has loved the stage ever since!  She also worked at a performing arts camp as a Director of Musical Theater throughout high school where she learned her passions in life were both performing and bringing the arts into children’s lives!  She went on to graduate with a dual major in Vocal Performance and Music Education K-12 from acclaimed Belmont University in Nashville, TN.  In Nashville she worked at recording studios and sang back-up for multiple artists.  After moving to NYC, she continued to perform and started teaching dance classes in studios around the city.  She also began teaching private lessons in voice, acting and dance with her “portable studio aka backpack” around Manhattan.  While enrolled in a two year acting program at the renowned William Esper Studio in New York, Kate was recommended to teach her energetic and engaging classes in after school programs around the city and FCC was born!

Kate is passionate that every child receives an arts education, learns about health and fitness and is encouraged to grow into their best and most world changing self  Four Corners is her passion and she is thankful every day to grow alongside her students and live a life of creative adventure!


Lauren Monteleone

Assistant Creative Director

Lauren Monteleone has been teaching with Four Corners Creative for 2 years and has loved every second of it! She was born and raised in Hamilton, NJ. She attended Shenandoah Conservatory where she received her BFA in Musical Theatre. After college, she accepted a 10 month internship with Charleston Stage, performing in 10 shows while teaching theatre and dance classes to ages K-12th grade. Some of her most recent roles include “Val” in A Chorus Line: Columbus, OH, and “Crissy” in Hair: West Hartford, CT.  She is so excited to be joining the National Tour of How the Grinch Stole Christmas as “Punky/Reno” in October. To learn more about Lauren, check out www.laurenmonteleone.com.


Francine Espiritu

Teaching Artist

Francine hails from Orange County, CA where she was born and raised. From the very beginning, she knew that performing was something that she was passionate about.  Francine started training at the young age of 3 but got her start in the industry at the age of 6 performing in industrials, music videos and live performances. She trained at a competitive dance studio under well sought out choreographers and continued her training at the University of California, Irvine where she obtained her BFA in Dance Performance with a minor in Sociology. A visit to New York City got her hooked on Musical Theater and she has pursued it ever since. Francine is so excited to share her love of dance and performing with young individuals who love to perform and entertain as well!


Rachel Shur

Teaching Artist

Rachel is a Florida native who loves living in New York City!  She is a RYT 200 Vinyasa teacher as well as an actress/singer/dancer. Rachel has appeared on tour in many Broadway companies such as Jersey Boys, A Chorus Line, and Fame!  She loves bringing a fun, nurturing, and positive energy to each Four Corners Creative class she teaches. Empowering young girls through music, dance and fitness is a huge passion of hers and she is excited to always welcome new students as well as one on one privates during the year! Get ready to sweat and smile!


Colleen Hayes

Teaching Artist

Colleen grew up a competitive dancer in Frederick, MD, and taught ages 2-12 for multiple years.  While studying musical theatre at James Madison University Colleen continued teaching Teen musical theatre jazz to a local dance studio in Harrisonburg, VA .  Now that Colleen lives in NYC, she spends her weekdays dancing and weekends as a freelance dance competition judge.  Most recently seen dancing in the critically acclaimed musical Cabaret in DC…she can’t wait for an amazing year with Four Corners Creative and is happy to be part of the team!



Teaching Artist

Stephanie Yonkovich graduated with her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance from California State University, Long Beach. She is trained in ballet, modern, jazz, contemporary, tap, and hip hop. She has performed with Los Angeles Movement Arts, on America’s Got Talent, the Late Show with Stephen Colbert and recently in the film, Hello Again. In addition to professional dance, Stephanie enjoyed teaching and choreographing at West Coast School of the Arts and other dance studios in Southern California. She was also a member and captain of the Orange Coast College Dance Team and was Coach of the Rosary High School Junior Varsity Dance Team. Both teams were nationally ranked and appeared on ESPN. Stephanie is currently the Head Coach and Choreographer for the Columbia University Dance Team and the Choreographer for the Fordham University Dance Team. She also teaches dance and fitness at Steps on Broadway.


Seneca Lawrence

Teaching Artist

Seneca Lawrence, a native of Tilton, New Hampshire, began dancing at the age of four and has;t stopped since. After years of dancing competitively in tap, jazz, contemporary and ballet she decided to hone her ballet skills and finish high school studying at the Boston Ballet School. Upon graduating, she auditioned and was accepted into the Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College in New York. There she studied ballet and modern dance rigorously and performed in a variety of works including The Nutcracker and contemporary pieces by choreographers such as Gabrielle Lamb and Ori Flomin. Having graduated in May 2015, she is living in New York City pursuing her dance career further and enjoying working as a teacher with Four Corners Creative.


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