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Group Dance Instructor

Alyssa is pursuing a dual major in Dance and Speech Language Pathology.

“Dance as a performing art has always been my passion. I have studied ballet, tap, and jazz for eleven years at the Joan Harris Center for the Performing Arts. I also worked as a dance teacher’s assistant at the school for four years. I am also a former member of the IUP Dance Theater Company, and am currently continuing my dance studies here at IUP.”


Scott Cortazzo is a PGA golf professional. He received his Class A membership in February 2007 from the PGA of America. He spent eight years as an assistant golf professional at Indiana Country Club in Indiana, Pennsylvania. Currently, Scott teaches individual and group lessons at Indian Springs Golf Center, located across the street from St. Andrews Village. Scott completed his undergraduate degree in 2004 from IUP in Sports Administration and completed his Master’s of Education in Health and Physical Education at IUP Spring 2010. Scott was a member of the IUP Golf Team from 1999 to 2001.