Gail with Maksim Chmerkovskiy at a workshop at Dance With Me Studio
Gail Ercoli graduated from Marywood College with a degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She has her teaching certification in the state of Pennsylvania. Gail taught elementary school for the Valley View School District, the University of Scranton Campus School and The Hebrew Day School.

She did graduate work in dance at American University in Washington. Gail is trained in jazz, ballet, modern, tap, ballroom, latin and swing dancing. Gail studied jazz, tap and ballet locally with Constance Reynolds, Alexi Ramov, and Jimmy Sutton. While at American University, she studied with the Jose Limon, Murray Louis and Erick Hawkins Dance Companies and the American Dance Machine. She studied ballroom locally with Vince Brust. She then studied swing dancing in New York with Nathalie Gomes, world swing dance champion. Recently, Gail did extensive training in ballroom and latin dancing at Dance With Me Studio in New Jersey, which is the home studio of Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Her instructors in addition to Maks were Russ Wilder and Karen and Matt Hauer.

She opened the Gail Ercoli Dance Studio in 1976. Since that time she has trained over 20 professional dancers, teachers and choreographers. Her former students have performed on national television in music videos, commercials, soap operas and specials. They have performed in California, Vegas, Reno, Philadelphia, New York, Europe and Japan and in the national tours of the Broadway shows Cats, Singin' in the Rain, A Chorus Line, and Starlight Express. Fred Tallaksen, a former student, has been nominated for two choreography Emmys and choreographed a music video for Madonna.

Gail has worked extensively as a dance teacher and choreographer in the Northeast. Ms. Ercoli has done choreography for Valley View, North Pocono and Western Wayne High Schools, the University of Scranton, the Woodlands Inn and Resort, Scranton Public Theater and Infinity Dance Company in New York. She is currently the ballroom instructor at the Caesars Resorts in the Poconos.



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