Classes developed by Nicola Ciotta, graduate of the Northern Ballet School, England and a Royal Academy of Dance certified teacher. 

Nicola is the founder of Baby Ballet Long Island. She has enjoyed a very successful dance career all over the world working for Costa Cruise Lines, Legends, Showstoppers, Thursford Christmas Spectacular, Moore Entertainment and Paul Holman Associates to name a few.

Her inspiration to get back into the studio was her daughter Rose. She saw how much she enjoyed music and movement from such an early age. Nicola went back to her teaching roots and developed a program for her and other babies and toddlers to enjoy. Baby Ballet Long Island was born!

Nikki has a great team of teachers that teach classes here at Le play as well.

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Andrea Morale


Baby Music Makers


 Baby and Me Yoga & Movement Class


​​​Lisa Rudin, Theatre Playground Founder and Director, did her first play at age 3 and has been involved in theatre ever since!  She holds a BFA in Acting from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and has performed in NYC and at venues all over, such as Madison Square Garden, The Air Canada Center in Toronto, and The Fox Theater in Detroit.  In Los Angeles, she expanded into casting for independent films, and worked in arts administration for some of the leading arts institutions. She has extensive teaching experience, in after-school drama programs, summer camps, and for studios focused on developing young actors.  She strives to keep her classes fun while encouraging the children to be creative and work as a team. For more info, please go to

Nicola Ciotta


Baby Ballet

Lisa Rudin


Little Story Tellers

2473B Merrick Road
Bellmore, NY 11710
(516) 308-7053
*Our Parking Lot is behind the
store front on Lefferts Street*

Our music teacher Andrea Morale is a graduate of New York University with a background in musical theatre and writing. After receiving private instruction on guitar and voice, she composed two albums of songs, many of which she enjoys sharing with her music classes. She also has experience as a music and movement facilitator/instructor in the St. Francis Catholic Church religious education program in Wantagh, NY and as a music enrichment instructor at Pixie Nursery School. Miss Andrea also brings her music program to Tackapausha Museum and Preserve in Seaford and local libraries.

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