Meet Our Staff

Michelle Shirley

 Owner/Director/Teacher

Michelle took her first dance class at a very young age in a small hometown studio. After realizing dance was more than just a hobby she decided to train and study with The Boston Ballet School in Newton.

Nikki Blades
 Dance Instructor

Nicole “Nikki” Blades was born and raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Nikki began dancing at age 10 and held multiple leadership roles at her local studio. She was the studio’s first student to become an

Caitlin Bohara

 Dance Instructor

Caitlin began her dance training at the age of three at the Luis Pabon Dance Arts Centre in Taftville, CT. She soon became an active performer and competitor within the company,  “Style Extraordinaire”, excelling

Andrea Doucette

 Greeter / Backstage Help

Andrea greets our dancers and families as they enter through the Boys and Girls Club lobby.  She is there to make sure everyone knows where they are going and to answer any questions.  She also helps out a lot

Madeline Levesque

 Dance Instructor

Madeline began her training at Lebanon Ballet School in New Hampshire at the age of 6. She trained at Boston Ballet, Alvin Ailey, and Point Park Conservatory. In 2014 Madeline received the Artistic Achievement

Elizabeth Lloyd

 Dance Instructor

Elizabeth started dancing when she was just three years old, and has been devoted to movement ever since! At her home studio in Minnesota, she studied and practiced ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap, and contemporary.

Michelle Marquis

 Dance Instructor

Michelle started dancing at age two and quickly fell in love. Shortly after, she started competing in styles such as ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, hip hop, and modern. By high school she became a student at the New England

Jess Nichter
 Dance Instructor

Jess grew up just outside of Philadelphia, where she began her dance training at the age of five. She spent her adolescence studying and competing in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, and Theatre Dance,

Alexandria Nunweiler

 Dance Instructor

Alexandria Nunweiler is a contemporary choreographer, performer and teacher based in the greater Boston area. She grew

Stacey Piemonte

 Studio Office Manager

Stacey attended the University of New Hampshire with a major in Business Management. She started her career in Retail Management after college and worked for a large pharmaceutical company for over 20

Anelise Tatum
 Dance Instructor

Anelise Tatum, a native of San Antonio, TX, studied at San Antonio Dance Academy for 15 years. Anelise is a graduate from Point Park University, earning her BFA (Dance-Modern, with honors) under the direction

Kyla Threlfall Brown

 Dance Instructor

Kyla has been dancing since age 3 in studios and schools in Utah, where she is from. She has studied and continues to study in the styles of ballet, jazz, contemporary, modern, hip hop, world/folk dance, and musical