Jennifer Faulkner (she/her)

Artistic Director, Empowering Dance Educator, Registered Yoga Teacher

Jennifer began studying dance at a very young age. She is trained in various styles, but has always had a love for ballet & modern dance. As she grew older, she continued her studies, and received a B.A. in dance from The University of Akron and a Mat Pilates certification. She also studied dance at The University of North Carolina, and attended New York University’s prestigious Summer Dance Program. Before starting her teaching career Jennifer performed for several years with The Choreographer’s Group in Boston.

One of her favorite things about teaching is the ah-ha moment: When you see a student working so hard and then they finally figure out how to execute a step properly. It’s a joy seeing them realize what they are truly capable of through commitment and focus.

When not at the studio you can find Jennifer painting, salsa dancing, taking aerial classes and planning her next adventure! She loves to travel and learn about different cultures. Jennifer also enjoys Yoga and in 2019, she completed her Yoga Teacher Training and is now a Registered Yoga Teacher.

Miss Beka (she/her)

Empowering Dance Educator, Blossom, Thrive & Achieve Company 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.

Miss Renee (she/her)

Empowering Dance Educator, Enchanting Experience Director

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.

Miss Muriel (she/her)

Studio 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.

Miss Nicole (she/her)

Empowering Dance Educator

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.

Miss Heidi (she/her)

Empowering Dance Educator

Heidi began dancing at the age 3, and since then her passion for dance has grown more and more each day. Heidi hascompleted dance teacher training with the Dance Teacher’s Club of Boston. In addition she has her BA in Dance at Dean College and 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 in 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.

Mr. Shawn (he/him)

Empowering Dance Educator

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.

Miss Carol (she/her)

Empowering Dance Educator

Carol Sereda fell in love with dance under the direction of her home teacher Pat MuCusker in Clark, New Jersey. It was from there that she was introduced to and performed as a soloist in the New Jersey Dance Theater Guild under the direction of Julliard ballet master, Alfredo Corvino. Ms. Sereda then immersed herself in Horton and Graham techniques as a scholarship student at The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. This launched her career as a professional contemporary dancer and choreographer. It was then that she realized her early years of ballet training gave her the ability to expertly execute new and extreme ranges of dance vocabulary.

After performing in New York, Philadelphia, Portugal and England she permanently relocated to Boston to attend the Harvard-Radcliff Summer Dance program. In Boston she produced works at Mobius, the Cambridge Multi-Cultural Art Center, The Dance Complex, and was a member of Boston University’s Dance Collective, Peter Dimuro, and Paula Josa-Jones. Ms. Sereda taught for the Walnut Hill School of Performing Arts and was on faculty for 20 years at Boston Ballet School where she developed her comprehensive children’s syllabus for ages 3 to 8 uniquely incorporating American Sign Language.

As founder of her school Sereda DanceWorks, in Natick she encouraged young artists to pursue their journey and individuality through hip-hop, jazz, modern, ballet or improvisation. SDW’s students danced in yearly recitals, multiple dance competitions, The “Sub-Nut” a re-envisioned nutcracker, and a Moth styled evening of story-telling and dance. SDW was a two-time recipient of Mass Cultural Arts council grants for their outreach programs.
Ms. Sereda actively continues her teacher training at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and most recently by using the Royal Academy of Dance pedagogy.

As a teacher, she pulls from each of those syllabi to help dancers understand how to turn raw material into a solid technical form. Ms Carol enjoys guiding students to push their boundaries of expression and range of motion and/or to consider pursuing their dreams of dance professionally. Since
free lancing Ms. Carol loves having more time to “micro-garden”, study American Sign Language and travel with her husband to visit her two daughters in Washington, D.C. and Ireland.

Miss Sydney (she/her)

Empowering Dance Educator

Sydney has been dancing since the age of 5 when she started at Kathy Roy School of Dance in Westminster, MA. There she studied various styles of dance, but she especially loved tap and modern. Sydney has also been actively involved in color guard and musical theater. She has been the assistant choreographer for a high school theater program where she worked on well-known musicals such as Annie, Legally Blonde, Mary Poppins, and more.

Sydney’s favorite part of teaching is getting to watch her students overcome an obstacle that they have been working hard on and seeing the concept come to life.

When not at the studio, you can find Sydney coaching a local high school color guard program as well as spending time with friends and family.

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