The Stony Brook Ballroom Dance Club is a Not-For-Profit Club whose goal is to promote ballroom dancing on Long Island. Volunteers generously donate their time to make this group possible and we'd like to take the time to thank them for all of their efforts.
Our Professional Dance Instructors
DonnaMarie Portelli is a performer, choreographer and enthusiastic teacher. She has won numerous titles and championships in the US Latin and Theatre Arts category including World Disco Hustle; US Rising Star Caberet and Zachary's. She has appeared in "Phantom of the Opera Tour", "Dance Fever" at the Shubert Theater, Philadelphia and "A Tribute to Andrew Lloyd Weber". Donnamarie also appeared in the Disney film, "Enchanted" as a dancer. Currently, she is a registered teacher with the Board of cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) Arts in Education
For private lessons, please contact her directly at (631) 398-8054
Patti Panebianco's energy and charisma makes her an electrifying teacher and performer! She's the recipient of over 25 professional titles in the International Rising Star and Open Categories. She choreographed and starred in "A Tribute to Gershwin" performed at the Pierre Hotel. She is the featured dancer on Yo-Yo Ma's CD "Soul of Tango". Patti has added Dance Adjudication to her many accomplishments.
For private lessons, please contact her directly at (516) 909-1686.
Current SBUD Organizers
Victor I. Poon President Network Admin, Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics College of Engineering and Applied Sciences E-mail: Victor.Poon@stonybrook.edu Voice: 632-8170 (Area code: 631)
Dr. Nancy C. Reich Vice President Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology College of Arts and Science E-mail: Nancy.Reich@stonybrook.edu
Dr. Lin-Shu Wang Founder Professor, Department of the Mechanical Engineering College of Engineering and Applied Sciences E-mail: Lin-Shu.Wang@stonybrook.edu