Meet the Team!

MARIA ZULLO

Studio Owner

Maria started her dance training at Andrea’s Dance Studio in New York. She studied ballet, tap, and jazz, attended various dance competitions and conventions, and eventually became an assistant dance teacher. When she began her college education at Fordham University, she enrolled in classes at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and after earning a Bachelor of Science in Finance, she began her career in the financial services industry in New York City. Although Maria had a very successful career in Finance, dance always remained a high-priority. While living in New York City and in between her business trips around the U.S. and overseas, Maria took dance classes at Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway.

In 2008, Maria decided to embark on a new journey. She left the corporate world, relocated to Boston and began teaching dance at local area schools. Shortly thereafter, she came to realize her true passion

TWYLA EVERETT

Twyla’s dance career began over 25 years. As a child, Twyla performed with “The Daragee Drum and Acon con” Professional West African Ballet. As a young adult Twyla received a Masters Certification of Techniques at the

BRENNA OLIVER

Brenna began dancing at the age of three at I’ve Got Rhythm Dance Center in Dartmouth, MA. At IGRDC she trained in ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, hip hop, modern and contemporary, competing from 2000-2002 at competitions.

KELLY MAZZARELLA

Kelly began dancing at the age of 2 at the American Dance Experience in Hamden, CT. She danced competitively in tap, ballet, jazz and lyrical/contemporary in both local and national competitions.

EMMA GEORGE

Emma is originally from Cape Cod, MA. Her dance training began at Reaching Heart School of Ballet, where she practiced ballet, pointe, jazz, modern, hip hop, and tap.

AMANDA JONES

Amanda is a choreographer, dancer, and artist living in Boston, MA. Her dance training began in her hometown of Salem, New Hampshire at the Carlene Nazarian Dance School.

DEJA APPLEWHAITE

Deja began her dance journey at the age of 7. She grew up dancing in a company called Jam’nastics, which fused gymnastics with hip hop dance. As a member of Jam’nastics, Deja participated in various gymnastics & dance competitions and performed at many

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