Jennifer Faulkner

Artistic Director, Dance Teacher, Registered Yoga Teacher

Jennifer began studying dance at a very young age with a focus on ballet & modern dance. As she grew older, she continued her studies, and received a B.A. in dance from The University of Akron in Ohio and a Mat Pilates certification in NY. She has also studied dance at The University of North Carolina, and attended New York University’s prestigious Summer Dance Program, where she had the opportunity to study with with Bebe Miller, David Dorfman, Doug Elkins, and Doug Varone. Jennifer also has worked with Boston Ballet’s Citydance program and has been teaching in the Boston area since 1998. She was also a performer with The Choreographer’s Group in Cambridge, MA and continues to stay active in the dance community, and has attended teaching seminars in Boston, MA and Las Vegas, NV.  Jennifer also has a love for Yoga and been taking classes for over 15 years. In 2019, she completed her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training and is now a Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance. Her dance training has influenced her yoga style to create a unique Vinyasa inspired class that flows & connects.

Rebecca Corsetti  

Acrobatics & Dance Teacher, Competition Director

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, Student & Staff Relations Manager

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.

Muriel Jones

Office Manager

Muriel is an experienced marketing professional with a background in operations and customer service. Serving most exclusively in the events industry, she spent her career organizing and promoting leadership development classes, webinars,
workshops, and conferences with a special focus on diversity & inclusion, and advancing women leaders in the workplace. Muriel holds a BA in International Business from the Institute Supérieur des Affaires et du Management in Paris, France.
Before settling down in New England in the mid 90’s, she studied in Madrid, Spain, and in Hartford, CT; and she held a 4-month internship as part of her course of studies in London, England. She values kindness and compassion in the workplace,
and fosters nurturing working environments that are conducive to growth and self-discovery for all.

Nicole Flaherty

Dance Teacher

Nicole is a fun and creative spirit with a love of people and a passion for dance. She is a recent graduate of Dean College with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance and a Bachelor of Science in Business. Nicole started studying dance when she was just 3 years old with Janice Zawodny. She has also studied extensively with Erick Hawkins Principal Dancer Kristina Berger, as well as Bill Evans, Jill Silverman, Todd Shanks, Lindsey Klein, Jean Wenzel, Melissa Amershek, Rachel Rubin, and many more professional dancers. With her training, she is versatile and teaches Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary, and Musical Theatre. In addition to teaching, Nicole also choreographs for The Acton Cooperative Theater in Acton, MA as well as Superstar Productions in Harvard, MA.

Kelly Western

Yoga Teacher

Kelly tried her first yoga class in 2000. She was adept at working out at the gym and running on the road, but yoga brought something different. After her first class, she could understand that yoga was more than just an exercise to increase flexibility. It began to help her alleviate stress and create more mental clarity.

In 2007 she moved to Colorado, and entered a month long teacher training at an ashram in the mountains outside of Boulder. The next year, she opened Yoga Off Broadway in the idyllic mountain town of Eagle, Colorado. In 2012 she closed her studio & moved back to the Boston area, and has been so grateful to continue to teach yoga since then in Dedham, Concord and in Acton, MA. Kelly’s greatest pleasure as a yoga teacher is to get to know each of her students and to help them feel better in their bodies, both physically and emotionally, so that they can connect with a deeper authenticity—facilitated by their yoga practice.

Shawn McClintock

Dance Teacher

Shawn began his love for dance staring with performing in his local show choirs from 6th-12th grade. He was his show choirs’ dance captain both in middle & high school. He slowly began choreographing for his high school’s talent shows and various after school activities.

He began his dance career as a hip hop teacher at Morlock School of Dance in East Hartford, CT in 2014. He taught many classes from intro all the way to adult hip hop. He also began teaching competitively where various of his routines won platinum and was in the top 5 many times and even a special judges award! Shawn is super excited and eager to keep working on his craft with talented students of all ages and dance levels.

Carol Schneider-Serada

Dance Teacher

A dancer since the age of nine, Carol Sereda grew up studying in New Jersey and New York and quickly took to ballet technique under the tutelage of Alfredo Corvino, the Cecchetti ballet master from Julliard. Ms. Sereda danced as a soloist for Corvino’s, New Jersey Dance Theater Guild. She studied in NYC with Frank Hachett and on scholarship at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. She toured nationally and internationally with contemporary/modern companies such as DanceTeller, The Dance Company of Lisbon and with Paula Josa-Jones Performance Works.

Once a resident of Boston, Carol quickly established herself as a dynamic & motivating teacher, developing curriculm for youth, teen & adult dancers for The Boston Ballet, The Newton Arts Center, Walnut Hill School, and Serada Danceworks. Recent teacher trainings include Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet & the ABT National Training Curriculm. Ms. Sereda is very much looking forward to diving into the Royal Academy of Dance’s expressive & musical syllabus with the TMC dancers.

Heidi Knipfing

Dance Teacher

Heidi began dancing at the age 3, and since then her passion for dance has grown more and more each day. Heidi completed dance teacher training in 2017 with the Dance Teacher’s Club of Boston. In 2021 she graduated with her B.A. in Dance at Dean College with a minor in Business Management. Along with studying various dance styles, such as ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, hip hop, and contemporary. She has also studied composition of dance, pedagogy, dance history and anatomy. She hopes to help her students gain not only an understanding of dance, but a love for it as well.

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