Tracey Albert has been the Dance Department Chair at Neighborhood Music School for the past 18 years and is in her 20th year of teaching at the school. In her time as Department Chair she has added several genres of dance, developed and integrated the Collaborative Choreography Initiative across the entire department, and is the co-creator of the Premier Dance Company. Ms. Albert grew up dancing in the New Haven area, graduated from the Educational Center for the Arts and continued her studies as a dance major at The Boston Conservatory. Over the years she danced with many small modern companies, spending 10 years with Barbara Feldman and Dancers. Tracey has more than 30 years of studio teaching experience and has taught numerous master classes focusing on collaborative choreography, modern dance and ballet. She is a 25 year plus member of Dance Teachers' Club of Connecticut and Dance Masters of America.