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Adam Katona


Adam Katona

DanceSport Instructor


Adam started training as a ballroom dancer at the age of 9. By the time he was 14, he had won the Hungarian National Championships in the Latin American dances. In 2008, Adam represented Hungary in the World Youth Championships and the European Youth Championships. In 2011, Adam moved to the United States and made New York his new home. Adam specializes in all International Latin, Standard and American dances. DanceSport is proud to welcome Adam Katona to our illustrious instructor roster.



April DeBock


April DeBock

Managing Director


April began her dance training at Arthur Murray's, under the direction of Coaches Dick Raymond and Faith Keith. Additional coaches include Didio Barrera, Shirley Johnson, Patty Troy, Bill Davies, Billy Fajardo, Wilson Barrera, and Patrick Johnson. April competed in several NDCA competitions around the United States in the American Smooth and Rhythm categories before moving from choreographer/instructor into studio management.  April’s dance credits include appearing as a featured dancer on ABC's Good Morning America teaching news and weather personality, Sam Champion, the Salsa! Other features include a feature spot on "The Rachel Ray Show" dancing with 'Survivor' star, Colbey Donaldson. April also choreographed and performed an American Style Waltz for NYC’s Channel 7 ABC Documentary for the American Heart Association with DanceSport Founder and Artistic Director, Paul Pellicoro. Additional TV credits include Subway, Ford, and Bronze Salon.


Before moving to New York City to pursue her Communications and Media degree and advanced training in partner dance, April managed three other dance studios along the east coast where she found a particular interest in the advancement of the large-scale studio business model and relationship marketing.  April graduated from New Jersey Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications and Media, cum laude, with a double minor in History and Journalism. April is expected to graduate from Rutgers University with her Master’s Degree in GA in the Spring of 2015. When April is not dancing or studying, you can catch her on the volunteer trail, as she currently serves as Team Leader for charity and mountain and road bicycle marathons including MS Society: Bike MS, Wounded Warrior Project, and Jersey Cares Organization.


April started with DanceSport in 2005 on our instructor roster and is currently serving as Paul Pellicoro's DanceSport Managing Director.


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