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Meaghan Valego

Owner & Director

Dance Instructor/ Licensed Zumba® and Zumba® Toning Instructor

Meaghan, "Miss Meaghan", has been dancing for over 20 years since the age of 7. Growing up, Meaghan developed a strong passion for various styles of dance and specialized in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Modern, Hip-Hop and Theatre. After graduating from Medway High School (Medway, MA) Meaghan went on to pursue dance education at Springfield College (Springfield) and earned a B.S. in Dance Movement and Education. Throughout the 2005-2006 season at Springfield, she became President of the dance club and co-artistic director of Pulse, the first Spring Dance Concert held at the college and which is now an annual tradition. Meaghan has performed at Foxwoods Casino Resort in Connecticut and with the Best of Broadway Theatre production at Springfield. After graduation, she went and taught various styles of dance at numerous studios and facilities in the Metro West area. In 2007, Meaghan worked at a fitness center for children, teaching Jazz and creative dance. Working at the children's fitness center made her realize the importance of fitness not only for adults but for children as well. That summer, Meaghan went on to receive her license as a Zumba® instructor in the hopes of making exercise more fun for individuals of all ages. From 2008-2009, Meaghan completed extensive training in Ballroom and Latin dancing while becoming certified in the Bronze Syllabus from Fred Astaire dance studio in Norwood, MA. Meaghan won her first professional competition in 2008 at the New England Colonial Classic and her second in the Spring of 2009 at the New England Dance Sport Championships. Meaghan is also certified through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America in the hopes of bringing wellness to all ages with a fun, safe and cautious approach. Meaghan believes that fitness and movement can be fun and fulfilling when put into the art of dance and believes that everyone should experience the benefits it has to offer. 

 
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Jill Wojnowski

assistant director & dance instructor

Jill, "Miss Jill", has been dancing since the age of 3. At the age of 19 she opened and directed Footnotes Academy in Mendon, MA, where she directed and taught various styles of dance for five years. This is when Jill fell in love with teaching and also grew to be very passionate about educating children in the art of dance and to give them life tools and lessons they will never forget. Jill feels there is always something more to learn when it comes to dance and she is finding herself evolving every day! Jill's focus in dance are ballet, contemporary and acro. Her unique teaching style with a focus on technique and a passion for the art of dance help grow confident, strong and passionate dancers. 

 

Roselle Hiatt

Dance Instructor

Roselle, "Miss Roselle", earned a degree in dance education from Bridgewater State College, which is where she continued to grow an intense passion for the art of dance. She has over 30 years of experience  in multiple disciplines, including jazz, hip hop, ballet, tap, lyrical, contemporary, modern, and traditional Israeli Dance. Her teachers include Brian Friedman, Dave Scott and Chris Judd, among other world renowned choreographers. Roselle founded and directs a local dance company called Intensity Dance Company. In 2009, Roselle was chosen to study in Israel for five months with Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company. Her choreography has won numerous awards at various competitions. Roselle is a proud member of the Dance Teacher's Club of Boston. She also brings to her classes degrees in both Elementary Education and Special Education. Roselle prides herself on making her classes informative, high-energy and lots of fun for beginner and experienced dancers alike.



 
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Amanda Davis

Dance Instructor

Amanda, "Miss Amanda", began her dancing at the age of 3. She studied ballet, pointe, lyrical, tap, jazz and acro at Starline School of Dance. She received additional classical ballet training at The State Ballet of Rhode Island. She attended various dance conventions, competitions, and performed in semi-professional ballets including Coppelia and Giselle. Amanda is a registered nurse and currently works at Rhode Island Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in the cardiac intensive care unit. Her extensive dance training taught her discipline, focus, and confidence which passionately believes dance improves physical, cognitive, and emotional health for all ages.

 
 
 
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Kyriana Smith

Dance Instructor

Kyriana Smith is currently in her second semester at Dean College. She is studying Dance Performance with a concentration in studio management. Kyriana began dancing at the age of three at Steps off Broadway Dance Studio in Milford MA. She spent fifteen years taking numerous classes in Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, and Tap. Kyriana takes extreme pride in spreading her knowledge of dance to others. Her patient and caring instruction method allows for not only a friendly learning environment but an overall positive experience for each individual student. Kyriana was awarded the Assistant Teacher Award for her commitment, dedication and loyalty from 2010 to 2013.

 
 
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Kendra Wilson

DANCE INSTRUCTOR

Kendra Wilson is from Carmel, Indiana where she started dancing at the age of three
and instantly fell in love with it. Kendra trained with Carmel Dance Center, Indy Dance
Academy, and Performers Edge Dance Studio. During her high school years, she was a four-year member on both dance teams at Carmel High School as well as her competitive studio team.She then went on to study Dance and Art Entertainment Management to get both of her
bachelor’s degrees at Dean College in Franklin, Massachusetts. The last two years of her college
career, she was on Dean College’s Step Team which competed in the New England Cheer and
Dance Competition and received Grand Champions in the College division. She has performed
in various shows at Dean College such as “Arts Mosaic” directed by Robbie Mulrey, and
“Choreographers Concert” directed by Todd Shanks. She has also had the opportunity to travel
to Philadelphia to perform one of her fellow peer’s choreography at the Koresh Dance
Company Choreography show in 2016. Kendra also had the opportunity to perform with fellow
Dean College dance majors in a pre-game show performance for the New England Patriots
working with the Patriots Cheerleaders and their choreographer. She also had the pleasure of
directing Dean College’s class of 2018 Dance Majors “Senior Showcase”.

Kendra currently is working for Spirit of Dance Awards competition in the east coast and is a backstage manager, as well as a Studio Administrator with the Boston Ballet School and a Management Team Member with Capezio Milford. Kendra has great pride in her knowledge of dance and has a passion for creating a positive and friendly teaching environment for her students.

 
 
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Maggie Kopas

office assistant