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Encore Center for Performing Arts is one of the leading dance institutions in Armonk, Westchester.  

At our school, we aim to encourage a widespread love of dance & performing arts welcoming children and adults who can’t help but feel the rhythm and want to shine on stage!

About Encore

Established in 2022, we aim to create a positive, welcoming environment that is encouraging for all. 

Located within the town of Armonk, NY, Encore Center for Performing Arts is the most comprehensive dance & performing arts facility in the Westchester region. 

To ensure classes are suitable for those who attend, we offer a range of options across styles, age groups and abilities. Whether you are aiming for a professional career, looking for classes in an all-encompassing performance discipline, or finally ready to give dance a try, we have a class for you. 

The teachers at Encore Center for Performing Arts have a vast range of experience across dance and performance styles. Our collective approach is to share our love of performing arts while being supportive and encouraging. 

Enroll for group lessons or book private lessons at a time that suits you.

High Kicks, High Energy & Lots of Fun!


Our vision is to create a world where everyone can access the thrill of performing arts.

We have witnessed first-hand how dance & performing arts can build character, confidence and friendships. ECPA provides classes in all three performing arts disciplines, dancing, singing & acting.

Through our courses, we strive to provide exceptional coaching and leadership to our students. While striving to instill the importance of etiquette and manners, we also focus on self-esteem and assurance.


At Encore Center for Performing Arts, our mission is to build an environment where our students manifest their skills through the art of dancing, singing, acting and/or musical theatre.

Our studio is built on the foundations & techniques of dance and performing arts allowing our students to become well rounded performers and individuals.

Dancers are given opportunities beyond weekly classes, including dance competitions and special performances. Regardless of skill or age, students are challenged in a constructive and enjoyable atmosphere. Students interested in musical theatre will gain experience in acting & singing and learn what it means to be a part of a theatrical production.

As educators we consider it vital to give our students access to life skills and opportunities to develop lifelong relationships.

Our center for performing arts is not only meant to be a space for students to learn and grow as performers but also a place to call home.


ENCORE stands for the following:

  • Entertainment: Our classes strive to entertain our students and give them something to look forward to; the more excitement and passion you put into your training, the more you will improve. We want this entertainment to take the students to the stage where they will then learn how to entertain our audience and families.
  • No Limitations: There are no limitations to what your student will accomplish at ECPA.
  • Creativity: Our classes are structured to teach students to be confident in their creativity and express themselves and their ideas.
  • Opportunity: The opportunities are endless at Encore and we want our students to gain the best experience and take advantage of every opportunity they can.
  • Resilience: We teach our students to never give up and believe in themselves even in the challenging times as a performer and in life.
  • Exceptional Experiences: All our students deserve an exceptional experience every time they participate in a class

Our Team

Lexi Pichiarallo, Owner & Director

Lexi is driven by a passion for the performing arts and a desire to connect with the next generation. She built a dedicated following of students at other studios before opening her own dance school to share her passion for performance and dance.

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Gisela Quinteros, Ballet & Technique Instructor

Gisela Quinteros, Originally from Argentina. Started dance at 8 years old at Estudio Pavlova. At age 16 Artistic Director Pierre Lacotte invited her to join his company: Ballet National de Nancy et Lorraine in France (1995-2000) With BNNL she…

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Reagan Casteel, Private Voice & Piano Coach / Music Director

Reagan Casteel is a music director, composer, pianist, vocal coach, and music educator originally from Nashville, TN.

Reagan has music directed and assistant music directed…

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Jenna Rae Smith, Hip Hop Instructor

Jenna Rae Smith received most of her early training in her hometown of Youngstown, Ohio before attending Point Park University to pursue her Bachelor of Arts in modern dance.

There, she had the opportunity of becoming…

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Emily Fournier (Administrative Asst. & Instructor)

Emily Fournier is a dancer, instructor and choreographer from Westchester, NY. Emily graduated from Manhattanville College with a Bachelors degree in Psychology and Dance.

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