Half Hollow Hills Dance Student Studies Under Daughter of Film Legend Ralph Macchio

Half Hollow Hills CSD student Maya Brown recently learned under the tutelage of dancer, singer and actress Julia Macchio (daughter of renowned actor, director, producer and filmmaker Ralph Macchio). Maya attended a Master Class conducted by Ms. Macchio at Nassau BOCES Long Island High School for the Arts (LIHSA), where she studies dance.


A number of LIHSA dance students participated in the class, where Ms. Macchio shared her experiences on stage, in film and with the auditioning process. She led students in a dance lesson and offered individualized critiques of each student’s performance. The class was part of the school’s Master Class program, in which students learn under the guidance of some of the greatest talents in the industry.


Previous master classes have been led by Mr. Ralph Macchio, the internationally renowned Pilobolus Dance Theater, dancer Alex Brady of the Twyla Tharp Dance Company, Long Island Sound Vocal Jazz Ensemble and America’s Got Talent finalist Taylor Mathews


Ms. Macchio recently completed a national tour as the lead in the acclaimed Flashdance: the Musical and is currently in production on the network feature Wholly Broken. She appeared alongside comic icon Kristen Wiig in the film Girl Most Likely and performed in the Radio City Music Hall production, Spring Spectacular. She is a Long Island native and a graduate of Hofstra University.

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