At the Future of Talent Co., our goal is to provide elite dance instruction in a welcoming and encouraging atmosphere. 

With decades of experience in dance instruction Miss Niki is a talented instructor with a diverse  background. Miss Niki has danced under the instruction of numerous professional teachers from Manhattan, New York to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. With a Bachelors Degree from SUNY Binghamton in Dance, her dedication to preparing each student for the professional dance world is just as important as her goal to assist in the development of the recreational dancer. 


At the Future of Talent Co. we believe in the pure enjoyment and love of dance.



Future of Talent classes range from the finest classical ballet, to the newest contemporary movement, We also offer pre-professional acting and audition coaching, as well as classes for ages 10 months old to adult fitness classes. 


We believe that art education can expand the lives of each student and can be an essential part of the development of every child.


FUTURE OF TALENT CO. is a place where confidence is built and dreams are flourished.

Tara Kennedy Judd

Ms Tara teaches all levels and classes at the Future of Talent co. She brings her professional expertise and experiences with her as the sole owner of Kennedy Talent Management. Miss Tara has helped her clients to pursue careers in the entertainment industry with current clients on Broadway and in National tours! 

Miss Lauren teaches our pre K and Kinder classes at the Future of Talent. She is also our office manager! She grew up in a small town called Afton and danced at the same studio as Miss Niki growing up. After graduating from SUNY Oneonta she moved to Latham and now lives there with her husband Rob and their 2 kids, Victoria and Robbie.  She works as a legal assistant during the week and spends her weekends with her family.  She loves being a part of the Future of Talent Family and can’t wait to see what the future holds for all the kids at the studio! 

Miss Niki has recently relocated to the Cohoes community and is so excited to share her expertise in dance with us! 


Mr. Jai Mason

teaches ballet, contemporary ballet, boys ballet and more at the Future of Talent! Mr. Jai has been featured in the ABB production of the "Nutcracker" and can be found performing as a principle dancer in professional productions!