Hedy Perna Bio
Hedy Perna and her husband Patrick are celebrating their 29th year as Directors of the Perna Dance Center, a family owned and operated, non-competitive dance studio in Hazlet, New Jersey.
Hedy is active in dance organizations that promote the education of teachers and students. She is President Emeritus of Associated Dance Teachers of NJ and a lifelong member of Dance Educators of America. Hedy is a Regional Representative for National Dance Week and coordinator of the Annual Beach Dance Mob.
Hedy’s creative and artistic credits include: Choreographer for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade; Founder of Dance Fest 6 Flags Great Adventure; Choreographer for UDMA Costume Show; Founder/Director of the Sun&Dance Festival with Carnival Cruise; Founder/Director of the Annual Union Beach Dance Mob; Choreographer for PDC in the QVC Christmas Parade and the Annual Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington DC.
Hedy enjoys networking with fellow dance educators and works to help Studio Owners work smarter, not harder. As DanceLady CEO, she has presented for Rhee Gold’s Project Motivate, The DanceLife Teacher Conference, the Dance Life Retreat Center, Dance Teacher Summit, United Dance Merchants of America, The Pulse, Discount Dance Supplies, Weissman’s Dance and Hollywood Connection Conventions. Hedy is also a contributing writer for Dance Studio Life Magazine. Hedy is proud to be a founding member and on the Board of Advisors of Rhee Gold’s IDEA, the International Dance Entrepreneurs Association that launched in July 2016.
Hedy’s passion still remains working in her non-competitive studio with her students. In addition to producing a high energy and creative year end annual production, Hedy works hard year round to provide great performance opportunities for her students that also benefit the community and her studio.
However, Hedy’s greatest passion is reserved for spending quality time with her husband Patrick and their college aged daughter, Liza – her finest production.