Jennifer Faulkner

Artistic Director, Dance Teacher

Jennifer has a B.A. in dance from The University of Akron and is Pilates certified. She has also studied dance at The University of North Carolina. She attended New York University’s Summer Dance Program, where she had the opportunity to study with with Bebe Miller, David Dorfman, Doug Elkins, and Doug Varone. She has worked with Boston Ballet’s Citydance program, and has been teaching in the Boston area since 1998. She has performed with The Choreographer’s Group in Cambridge, MA and continues to stay active in the dance community. She has attended teaching seminars in Boston, MA and Las Vegas, NV.

Rebecca Corsetti  

Acrobatics & Dance Teacher

Rebecca began dancing at the young age of 18 months in a baby boogie class in her small town of Monson, MA at Kate’s Dance Company Plus. Rebecca studied jazz, lyrical, ballet, tap, acro, contemporary and pointe. Having grown with this studio since it opened, Rebecca soon became part of the faculty there and began assistant teaching in the 7th grade and this is when her passion for teaching began. Rebecca also has some experience with theatre, and performed in a few musicals and shows in her hometown. Growing up and always wanting to be on the stage either at recitals or competition, she decided to take her education further and gained a BFA in Commercial Dance at Pace University in New York City. There she gained even more knowledge of dance & teaching, and also fell in love with aerial arts.

Renee Carroll

Dance Teacher

Renee is from Boston, MA where her extensive dance training began. Before joining the Movement Center Dance Studio, Renee lived in Los Angeles and managed her two passions in life. First dancing professionally for Disneyland Resorts & Parks and also teaching.

Prior to receiving her BFA in Dance from Arizona State University, she was a Company Performer for Boston Youth Moves, where she studied Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Tap Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Repertory, & Voice. Renee also attended Boston Conservatory Summer Intensive Programs. Renee has also lived in NYC where she had the opportunity to attend Peridance Capezio Center programs, Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway and many programs including the Paul Taylor Dance Company intensive and classes at Alvin Ailey. In Renee’s earlier years of dance she also won many awards while competing.

Jackie Grady

Dance Teacher

Jackie was educated and trained at The Boston Conservatory of Music. She competed regionally and nationally in dance for 10 years. Also, she has studied acrobatics and gymnastics. Jackie has been teaching for over 15 years, and formerly owned and operated her own studio’s in New Jersey and Massachusetts.

Julie Fitzgerald

Dance Teacher

Julie began dancing at the age of 5. At the age of 13, she found her love for classical ballet and started her pre-professional training with Boston Ballet School. At age 15, she continued her training and schooling at Walnut Hill School for the Arts, where she then graduated.

After graduating high school, Julie joined Festival Ballet Company in Rhode Island as a professional ballet dancer. In 2014, she found her new passion for ballroom dancing. She started competing with her teacher within months, winning many first place awards in American Rhythm and International Latin. She now competes with her Amateur dance partner in Ballroom Competitions along with appearing in many showcase performances in the surrounding area. Julie also has her certification in & teaches Total Barre Fitness.

Caitie packert

Dance Teacher

Caitie was born and raised in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, where she earned a degree in both Dance and Communications. She spent the last 9 years traveling the world on various dance contracts, including Walt Disney World, Sesame Street Live, Marvel Universe Live and Disney on Ice. Caitie has held three local titles in the Miss America Organization throughout the state of Massachusetts. She now gives back to the organization as a Judge on both the local and state level. Most recently, Caitie was selected to be a Denver Broncos Cheerleader during their legendary 25th anniversary season. Currently, Caitie and her husband Kyle have moved back to Massachusetts to be closer to family.

Vanessa Weyland-Smith

Dance Teacher

Vanessa Weyland-Smith’s long passion for dance has its roots in what dance is: the physical expression of emotion where words fail.
After a successful professional dance career in Australia, Japan, P&O and Princess Cruises, Vanessa turned her attention to teaching to give to children what dance gave to her: Confidence, Community and Commitment. In giving birth to her own children, Vanessa truly displayed her desire to have all of her students be a part of her family. There are hundreds of people around Australia who still recall ‘Miss Vanessa’ and her encouraging voice when faced with obstacles in their life.
Vanessa’ achievements in running three schools in three separate states and still managing to become an integral part of the local community is nothing compared to the warmth and passion she gave to many children. It is a testament to her skill, love and drive that she has been able to influence many future generations through something as innocuous as ‘step, point’.

Bonnie Leary

Yoga Teacher

Bonnie is a Massachusetts native who started practicing yoga over a decade ago.  She is fascinated by the philosophy and the techniques of mind-body connection.  The strength and healing that yoga has brought her was an inspiration to obtain her 200 hour yoga certification under Vicki Garino from Discover the Wonders Yoga in Dracut, Massachusetts.  Bonnie is also an English teacher at Burlington Public Schools and integrates her passion for yoga into her young students as she teaches them the intricacies of the English language and American culture.  Currently, she is continuing her studies in the sister science of yoga, Ayurveda, to eventually become an Ayurvedic Health Practitioner as well as a 500-HR RYT.   Bonnie’s goal is to spark a light in each student to realize their own strength, confidence, and healing power that is already present within each one of us.

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