Director & Faculty

Elissa Verso

Elissa Verso is an accomplished ballet dancer and certified instructor based in New Jersey. She received her early training with her parents, both former professional dancers, at their studio The Dance Center of New Jersey, and later went on to study at Princeton Ballet School. In her final years of study, she trained as a full-time student at the Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet in New York City.
In 2015, Elissa earned her certification in Pre-Primary through Level 5 of the American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum, and has since brought her passion for dance to students throughout the region. Most recently, Elissa earned her Mat I and Mat II Certifications through Power Pilates and is excited to incorporate Pilates and developmentally-appropriate principles of core training into classes for students of all ages. She is very pleased to join PDT’s professional faculty this season.