has been performing and teaching for over 30 years. She is the director and choreographer of the esteemed Dance Theatre Company, and has appeared on stage with such luminaries as Chubby Checker and Latoya Jackson among others.
After graduating from the Long Island High School for the Arts (formerly the BOCES Cultural Arts Center), Stacie was a scholarship recipient at the World Famous Alvin Ailey American Dance Center. Since then, her choreography has been featured in numerous venues throughout the country. Ms. Nelson was the assistant choreographer for the Disney Channel commercial for the W.I.T.C.H. series of books, which ran on Disney, ABC Family, and Nickelodeon TV. In March 2004 she was hired as assistant choreographer for the 25th Anniversary Bacardi Industrial at the Las Vegas Sports Center. In 2012 Ms Nelson choreographed a commercial for Canon Camera, in which her students were cast as the dancers. She choreographed a commercial for Healthfirst, that aired internationally during the 2014 World Cup.
As a Ballroom and Latin dancer, she has performed in numerous venues including The Tilles Center for the Performing Arts with National Ballroom and Latin Champion Sanj Hira. In 2015 she became the choreographer for St. George Living History Productions, choreographing performances at The Edgar Allen Poe Festival, Fright Night at Old Bethpage Village Restoration, and The Long Island Fair. In Stony Brook Village she has choreographed the living history productions of Mickey Rooney, Mary Martin, Dinah Shore, Debbie Reynolds , Rosemary Clooney, Linda Ronstadt, Olivia Newton-John, Barbara Streisand, Gene Kelly and many others.
In January 2018, along with Co-Choreographer Ms Amanda Fiorentine, Ms Nelson created a production of the Classical Ballet "Cinderella", and "Sleeping Beauty" in 2020 in which both choreographers were fortunate to appear on stage with their students. In March of 2023, Ms Nelson brought the magic of "Alice in Wonderland" to life with an enchanting Premier production.
Stacie has been the Director and teacher of the St. Brigid/Our Lady Of Hope Regional School Dance program since 1996, and she is now fortunate enough to teach the children of her former students. In addition, she has been the Choreographer for the East Meadow High School Theater Guild since 2018, and now choreographs shows for both East Meadow Middle schools and other local districts, as well as adjudicating for performances at The Long Island High School For the Arts.
Some of her most talented students have gone on to dance with Paul Taylor American Modern Dance, The Rockettes, and have received countless scholarships to the top dance Colleges and Conservatories. Her daughter Nastasia Nelson is a Talent Producer in Hollywood and casts "World of Dance", and "The Voice" which received an Emmy Award in 2017.
Stacie is a Licensed Practical Nurse, and a proud mother to four talented daughters.