Dana Adames

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Owner/Artistic Director

Talent Factory owner and Director of The Talent Factory Dance Company, Dana has spent the last 25 years following in the footsteps of her mother Debi Cusick D'Iorio and aunt Cheryl Cusick. Not only did they help develop her potential as a dancer at a young age, they inspired her creativity as a teacher. Dana has been teaching and choreographing since the age of 14. Dance is a passion for Dana as reflected in her positive, outgoing personality and ability to build esteem and efficacy in every child and adult she instructs. She has trained with some of the best in the business such as Henry LeTang, Thommie Walsh, Ronnie DeVito, Gil Stroming, Dan Karaty, and Savion Glover whom she had the privilege of privately studying with in NYC. Dana offers the same opportunities to her students by traveling with her dance company to conventions and competitions all over the east coast. The Talent Factory Dance and Theatre Company has won numerous titles and prestigious awards for their impeccable technique, choreography, and sportsmanship. Dana has produced for the Miss Rhode Island America pageant where she used her company dancers as pageant performers. Dana takes pride in offering creative classes as she develops her students to reach their optimal potential and continues to be a role model and inspiration to all her students!


The Talent Factory Reviews

Hi Dana,

I just wanted to tell you what a great experience I had observing this week!! 

Backing up a bit, when we were carefully selecting which studio we were moving to, Taylor participated in a camp week last summer (2012).   Even though you were in a temporary studio, the atmosphere was exactly what I hoped it would be.  Everyone was so friendly and truly passionate about dance. It was fun and serious at the same time. We were hooked. 


Last year she grew so much as a dancer thanks to the dedication of you and your staff. I felt like she was so far behind other dancers of her age when she started. Although she still has so much to learn, I am amazed at how far she has come. Not only has her skill improved but her love of dance is immeasurable. I can't thank you all enough, especially Miss Keryn, who has totally transformed my little girl. 


So, to my point, this is my first time ever observing classes. I can't tell you how much this week affirmed my choice to become a part of TFDC. The classes were very professional, organized and effective.  But what I knew in my heart, I finally saw with my own eyes. Every teacher was so passionate and really cares about every student.  Their energy and enthusiasm was so intense that I wanted to dance!! Lol. Miss Tara, Miss Keryn, Miss Kayla & yourself are truly special people. 

I'm so glad I finally took the time to sit in on classes and was able to feel the pure joy that she does for dance. What an amazing program and we are thrilled to be a part of it all. Thank you for all you do. 

Thank YOU. The hard work, talent and caring you and your staff put into everything you do is apparent and appreciated. Looking forward to next year's show! -June
Dana: Thank you for doing such a great job. You are really very gifted at your art. You push the kids to reach their best during the year and then are so supportive during the recital. You are complete grace under pressure. Enjoy some relaxation -Amy
THANK YOU for all your hard work in putting together yet ANOTHER fab recital. It's really so amazing to watch it all come together so "professionally"! -Cathy
The show was extremely professional and ran so smoothly it was amazing. I credit you and thank you for providing a wonderful experience for our family.
Thank you for all that you and your staff do! Talent factory is such a great place for to grow up and we feel so lucky. Thank you for all you offer our daughters.