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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


Jami is a dancer from Belmont, MA and began her dance journey at the age of 2. She has studied and trained in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, contemporary and hip hop.


Angeliquc is a gymnastics and dance instructor in the Cambridge and Boston areas. She is originally from Cambridge, MA and has received her training through JAM’NASTICS Inc. a non-profit dance and gymnastics


Odessa is an eclectic artist currently residing in the Boston area. Born in Reading, Pennsylvania, she developed a passion for all arts at an early age. While she considers herself an interdisciplinary artist,


Samantha Rosenberg was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. She began her early training at Broadway Bound Dance Center in Natick, MA and eventually transitioned to the Dance III Program at Dana Hall School.


Raised in western Iowa, Gretchen began her dance career in a small studio at the age of 8. Beginning her teaching career at the age of 16, she quickly became encompassed by her love of movement and education.

Shaniece Cooper

Shaniece Cooper is a Dancer, Choreographer and aspiring Fashion Designer. Shaniece began dancing at the age of 7 and studied Hip-Hop, Color Guard, Gymnastics, Step, Contemporary, Tap, and African from Alexandra Ferdinand at


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 &


From San Juan, Puerto Rico, Andrea is a Boston-based movement artist. Andrea is committed to channeling movement in collaborative environments. Her choreographic work lives on the edges of the physical and the

Morgyn Crowley

Morgyn Crowley is a dancer with a background in ballet, modern, jazz, tap, musical theater dance, and various other dance styles. She is currently in her junior year at Boston Conservatory where she majors in dance. Prior

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