There are no words to describe the “Real Boss” at our establishment. She is the anchor and rock of NEAT Studio! A loving mother of six kids, a Wellness Advocate of DoTerra Oils, and eternal optimist. The quote that reminds me most of her is from Alice In Wonderland: “Why, I’ve believed as many as SIX impossible things before breakfast!” Our NEAT juniors often refuse to enter NEAT Studio if they get word that Koula might not be in that day. Once, they picketed the studio with signs saying “Oh No, We won’t Go” and “Nothing could be Cooler when you’re at NEAT studio with Koula”.
Her passion is helping kids discover the greatness in them through our NEAT studio. Oh, and she has a gift for finding the perfect emoji for every occasion!!! 🙂
Owner/Producer/Director of NEAT Studio. Mr. Miller, hey that’s me, has been a Levittown Teacher for nearly 25 Years. Taught at Gardiners Avenue Elementary School for 16 years and now about to begin his 9th year at Northside School. Mr. Miller (It’s very strange writing about myself in the Third Person Perspective. It reminds me of that Seinfeld episode when George kept referencing himself in the same manner……..”George, is getting very upset!”) Anyway, back to that guy Mr. Miller… He began his Theatre Career back in 1998, when he assisted with a play you might have heard, “Wizard of OZ”. From that moment on he was hooked (Yes, I was). Since then he has produced and directed over thirty plays, including several that he wrote, talent shows, Idol Competitions, charity functions, etc. I, (Yes, that feels a lot better now), have managed and/or coached youth football, baseball, and softball for over thirty years. Together with my really NEAT wife, Koula, we opened up NEAT studio at 166 Center Lane on August 3, 2014 and the rest is history.
Choreographer/Dance Instructor. Nicole began working at NEAT Studio this past winter and our Musical numbers went from good to Astonishing! It is our opinion, that NEAT Studio has the best dance teacher on Long Island. You don’t have to listen to us, just ask anyone who has ever learned under her direction!!! Because of her extraordinary skills as both a dancer and dance teacher, Nicole has been extremely busy. Being in such high demand, she is often out-of-town traveling down the East Coast of the United States lending her services to well renowned dance studios. We are honored and truly blessed that Nicole has found the time to work with our students here at NEAT Studio!
Certified Youth Yoga Instructor and mother of four. Elaine became a part of our NEAT Family this year and the response has been tremendous. Over 40 children arrived for her very first day of classes and it is obvious to see why the kids love Miss Elaine so much. It’s hard to imagine how she fits so many cool things into each individual class, but she does! Each and every Monday there is a new and exciting theme. Whether it’s Pajama Day, Snow Day, Valentine Day, Picture Book Day, or one of her many other concepts, each class is guaranteed to brings relaxation and smiles to all our kids. We are blessed to have such a positive role model at our studio.
Victoria, is our Newest NEAT staff member. I’ve known Victoria since she was very young and she was absolutely the sweetest little girl imaginable. Well, the only thing that’s changed since then, is that now she’s the sweetest young woman imaginable. And how amazing is the fact that she is also an amazing dancer who loves the theatre! Combine all that with her passion, patience, and dedication to help instruct and motivate our dancers, and you have the perfect dance instructor right here in good ole Levittown. The combination of Miss Nicole and Miss Victoria teaching Musical Theatre at NEAT Studio is almost too good to be true. Welcome to our NEAT Family, Victoria!
Mr. Vilbig received his Master’s Degree from Adelphi University in Secondary Social Studies. While i attendance, he also received his certification in Childhood Education. He has since been teaching in the Levittown School district for the past four years and is currently a fourth grade teacher at Northside School in Levittown.
Mr. Vilbig is an extremely upbeat, enthusiastic, driven, & extremely multi-talented young teacher. He absolutely loves the teaching profession and his passion to find that “spark” in a child, is truly something to behold. He is well versed in todays technological world and he has a knack for locating the exact, outside the textbook resource, a child needs to fully grasp a difficult concepts. He teaches an interactive History Course once a week after school and he is always one of the first to give of his time. He loves Math and enjoys creating new ways to help students comprehend mathematical concepts.
In other words….Mr. Vilbig is a perfect fit for our new program at NEAT- 2 Teachers Tutoring- MATH!
Welcome to our newest NEAT Family Member Marissa Fiorenza and new brand new class “Art with Marissa”. Marissa is an FIT graduate who studied General and Fashion Illustration. She currently works for special needs children in our area. Marissa is a gifted illustrator who brings her artistic talents and love for children together in one place——NEAT Studio! Come in any time for a free class and see why all our kids love working with her.
Kurt, our youngest of six kids, is our assistant director and coordinator of our “mini productions” and our Annual Music Production. Kurt began his acting career at the age of 12. He was first cast as “Travis” in a production of “Clueless” in a Suffolk County musical. The following year, he was main casted as “Kenicke” in a production of Grease. He recently played the part of “John Bender” at NEAT’s mini-production of The Breakfast Club, this past Summer. He is also a pretty accomplished pianist and he writes his own music. Kurt has been working with our NEAT students since the day we opened because he has a knack for getting out the very best emotions out of our actors/actresses.