(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!
Preschool & Kinder Classes, Tap, Jazz, Musical Theatre – Michele grew up dancing under the direction of Judith Clark. She knew at a very young age that she would aspire to be a dance teacher. Michele received her teacher’s training from the Dance Teacher’s Club of Boston. She taught for several local studios in Massachusetts and also North Carolina before meeting Miss Christine. Michele has been on faculty at CPDA since 2000. She teaches high energy classes and has a reputation as an engaging and passionate instructor. Miss Michele and currently teaches Jazz, Tap, and Musical Theater. She also works with our competitive dance teams. Her students have earned various awards, including most entertaining choreography. The students of CPDA never cease to thrill and delight her as she passes on the tradition of great dance education.
Hip Hop, Tap, Jazz, 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.
Preschool, Kindercombo Dance -
Lindsay began dancing at age 3, under the instruction of Lisa Liston at the Lisa Liston School of Dance in Everett. She graduated from the competition team, having taken ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, and musical theatre. In the spring of 2014, Lindsay's second semester of undergraduate schooling at Emerson College, she joined Emerson Urban Dance Theatre as a member of the tap company. She began choreographing tap and contemporary pieces for the company while simultaneously serving on the Artistic Board as the Assistant Tap Director for a few semesters and as the Artistic Director in the spring of 2017. Lindsay also minored in Dance. She has previously taught at On Pointe Dance Academy (formerly the Lisa Liston School of Dance) and Melrose Dance Academy. She is thrilled to join the staff at CPDA and continue to share the power of dance!
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