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Meet the Creative Director

Ali Sanda

Ali graduated from FIT in the spring of 2012 with a dual degree in Communication Design and Fashion Merchandising Management.  Ali spent her years at FIT as a member of the FIT Dance Company and held the position of Co---Captain during her final two years.  Prior to her commitment to the FIT Dance Company, Ali spent her years training in all areas of dance, while also performing, competing, teaching, and choreographing.  She was also a member of several companies and teams including Elite Dancersí Competition Team and the JC Lynn Dance Company.  Ali could not be happier to place her love of dance back within the FIT Dance Company and is looking forward to a spectacular year!

Maria Ratoshnuk
Creative Director

Maria Ratoshnuk is an accomplished performer and designer who hails from Kahovka, Ukraine.  Maria is utilizing her degree from the Visual Presentation & Exhibition Design program at FIT, as a Designer for a Women's Clothing Company. In addition to her career in fashion, Maria has also made an impact on the professional dance scene. Her most recent work was dancing on a Nation Wide Tour for Lil Kim that spanned over 35 cities. Maria sets herself apart with her unique vision in concept development as well as inspiring students through creative leadership. 

Krista Witkowski
Company Manager

Krista graduated from FIT in Spring 2014 with a BS in Fashion Merchandising Management with a minor in Dance & Performing Arts. While attending FIT, she was a member of the FIT Dance Company all four years. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Krista has trained throughout New York from Horizons Dance Center to Broadway Dance Centerís CTP Program. She was also a member of the United States Dance Team where she performed for the US Open and the New York Knicks. From competitions, showcases, workshops, and community theater shows, Krista loves to be a part of every aspect of performing. She is thrilled to be apart of the FIT Dance Company!

Seve Robinson
Team Coordinator

Seve is a proud graduate of FITís class of 2014, graduating with a BS in Fashion Merchandising Management. Seve is from Syracuse NY, where he has positively impacted his community through teaching dance to school aged and high school students. Seve has taught and performed at many studios in the Syracuse area including the Syracuse Contemporary Dance Company and The Dance Theater of Syracuse. When heís not teaching Seve is an active member of Upstate New Yorkís massive breakdance community, participating in, and sometimes hosting, battles at statewide events like Battle@Buffalo with his crew The Gigolo Assassins. As a member of FITís Dance Company his last two years at FIT Seve immensely enjoyed choreographing and performing with the company and is excited to continue sharing his passion.       

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