(Owner, Artistic Director)– Christine studied dance for 15 years under the instruction of Marjorie Duff, at the Boston Ballet’s suburban school in Stoneham . At age 19, she started teaching dance for Boston Ballet Studio and several local dance studios, choreographing many award winning groups, solos, duos for regional competitions. She has won many special awards for her choreography, high energy groups and precision in Tap. While still continuing as a dance teacher she decided to search for higher dance education along with drama and voice. In 1990, Christine moved to NYC to study dance and drama at the prestigious Academy of the Dramatic Arts. Christine opened the Dance Academy in the fall of 1995, and looks forward to many more years teaching the art of dance!
Lyrical – Lisa began dancing (at age 5) at the Peggy McGlone Dance Studio in Waltham, Ma which focused on Broadway styled tap, Bob Fosse jazz, and classical ballet. She danced her way through high school as dance captain in its well-known performance craze Dance Theatre; as well as the Waltham’s Varsity Show Choirs, competing regionally and nationally. Lisa now has had the pleasure of choreographing for show choirs around the Boston area. Following her passion of dance she attended Springfield College, double majoring in Dance and Rehabilitation Disability Studies. Upon graduation, in 2009 she followed her dreams to dance at Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida where she also subbed at various dance studios. Lisa performs with the Reagle Music Theatre with credits in Music Man, A Little Bit of Ireland, and a “rockette” in the annual Christmas Spectacular. She has continued to study dance at various locations, and currently studies at the Jeannette Neill Dance Studio in Boston.
Ballet, Pointe –
Maggie, originally from Tucson, Arizona, began studying ballet at age 4 with the Academy of Ballet, Tap and Jazz, Arizona’s leading classical dance training school. At the age of 13 she was invited into Junior Company at Tucson Regional Ballet Company and by age 15 she was in Senior Company. She has had the opportunity to dance roles in the corps de ballet and in featured roles such as Clara in The Nutcracker; Paquita; Odette in Swan Lake, in addition to the Black Swan solo variation. She has been tra
ined in a wide variety of dance styles, including Jazz, Contemporary, Modern, Classical Ballet, and Contemporary Ballet. Maggie attended several summer intensives as a young dancer including Ballet Tucson, Ballet Arts, Burklyn Ballet Theatre, Joffrey New York, and American Ballet Theatre in Austin,Texas.
Maggie continued her dance education at the University of Arizona where she danced ballet and performed with people from all over the world at the Stevie Eller Dance Theater. Maggie enjoys passing her knowledge and love of dance to students of all ages.
Miss Miryam is the acrobatics teacher at CPDA. She loves dance and gymnastics, they have been her passion all of her life. She first began her coaching career as a high schooler at her alma mater Permian High School in Odessa, Texas, famous for “Friday Night Lights”. She went on to coach middle school gymnastics and then YMCA gymnastics, and now acro at CPDA. She has been a part of countless recitals and gymnastics competitions throughout the years. During her first year at the studio she learned to challenge and encourage dancers to adjust and persevere throughout the pandemic. She is thrilled to continue to lead more and more dancers in flexibility, strength, and acro skills. When she’s not coaching she loves to spend time with her family of 6. She has a husband, Brandon, 2 daughters, Charis (8) & Alitheia (3), a son, James (2), and a new foster baby (10m). Two other passions of hers include hosting community events and spending time with her TrueVine church family. She is looking forward to this year at CPDA!
Jamie began dancing at the age of 5 at Eleanor Rubino Academy of Performing Arts, in Boston MA, where she trained in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Pointe, Lyrical, Musical Theatre, and Acrobatics. In 2004 she became a member of the Dance Teachers Club of Boston. In 2005 she began her professional career as a dancer aboard Norwegian and Carnival Cruise Lines till 2008. She became Barre instructor certified in 2014 and currently teaches at a BARRE/YOGA studio in Boston, MA. Jamie currently is a judge for several dance competitions across the country and has been teaching for over 20 years primary through advanced levels, competitive and non-competitive students and continues to spread her love for dance through teaching and judging.
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