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Alessandra Bisconti

Miss Alessandra began dancing in North Shore Dance Academy’s Peabody studio at the age of four. She feels fortunate to have been influenced by the teachers she now works beside today. Throughout her career in NSDA she studied Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, and Pointe. Her goal is to show others how dance allows you to become expressive, passionate, and driven all life’s endeavors!

After graduating in 2014 from the Senior Company, she continued to pursue dance at Bridgewater State University. There, she earned a degree in Elementary Education and Mathematics. Alessandra is currently a 3rd grade teacher where she incorporates academics and movement into her student’s education.

Kayla Zerfoss

 

Kayla grew up in Peabody, MA down the street from NSDA’s first home. She began dancing there at the age of 4 years old where she competed alongside lifelong friends. She credits her beloved dance teachers including Miss Tammy, Miss Lisa, Miss Stacie, and Miss Melissa for inspiring her love for dance. Kayla teaches tap, jazz, ballet, and hip hop.

 

After graduating from the studio in 2014, Kayla moved to New York and attended Hofstra University. There she was a part of Hofstra’s largest dance club on campus, Dance works Productions, where she danced in multiple shows. Currently Kayla is pursuing her juris doctor degree at Boston College Law School while teaching at the studio

 

Dennee Noyes

 

Dennee Noyes began her dance training at a young age in Peabody, Massachusetts at the Jenkins School of Dance.  She went on to study under the direction of Deborah Douglas, Cheri Gikas, Tammy Bolduc and Gene Murray.  Having studied many styles of dance, Dennee has become a well-rounded dance instructor of both children and adults since 1995 at North Shore Dance Academy in Danvers, Massachusetts..  She was also a teacher in Salem, Massachusetts for Gene Murray School of Dance for several years.  Ms. Dennee is a graduate of the Dance Teachers Club of Boston Dance Education Training Program and is an active member of both Dance Teachers Club of Boston and Dance Masters of America.

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Julie McKie

Miss Julie grew up in Peabody. As a child she was a student at the original studio that eventually became the first home of North Shore Dance Academy. As owners came and went she stayed and now jokes that “she just came with the building”. Since she spent so much time at the studio anyway, as a teen she began assisting classes and eventually became a teacher. She earned her teaching certificate from The Dance Teachers Club of Boston. Trained in Tap, Ballet, Pointe, Jazz and Acro, Miss Julie has been teaching students ages 3-18 for the past 28 years.

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Melissa Bistany

Melissa has been a part of the North Shore Dance Academy faculty for the past 13 years. She has trained and teaches in the styles of Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Lyrical and Acro. Melissa has competed local and Nationally and has won several titles including American Dance Awards dancer of the year 1999. She attends national touring conventions regularly to stay current and up to date with the ever changing styles of dance.

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Charlene Canada

Charlene

Miss Charlene grew up at North Shore Dance Academy, where she started dancing at age 3. Her love of dance sparked thanks to her dedicated teachers; Miss Tammy, Miss Stacie, Miss Melissa and Miss Lisa! At NSDA, Miss Charlene attended regional conventions and competitions. Miss Charlene was also a member of the Melrose Youth Ballet for 8 years, where she performed annually, in their production of “The Nutcracker.” After graduating from Salem State University in 2015, Miss Charlene returned as faculty. Read more…

Michelle Broome

Michelle Broome

Michelle grew up in Chelsea, MA and fell in love with dance at the incredibly young age of three. Not long after, her family moved to Peabody where she continued to dance in Chelsea at Broadway Studio of Performing Arts. Michelle’s passion expanding beyond learning as a student, she realized teaching is what really drove her. This led to her becoming a Teacher Assistant and after gaining the proper knowledge she began to instruct her very own classes. Michelle then ultimately moved on from the studio that helped mold her into the Instructor she is today to expand her dance knowledge by teaching at additional schools. 

Michelle has attended many dance conventions, performed in Disney World and has also showcased her talent in various local events with her studio’s performance group. Read more…

Lisa Gast-Corbett

Lisa Gast-Corbett

Lisa Gast-Corbett started dancing at age 22. She took a ballet class on a whim with Gene Murray and never looked back. After taking hundreds of classes, Lisa began assistant teaching at the Gene Murray School of Dance in the ballet program for young children. Lisa was awarded her own class in the program in 1998. Lisa continued to study at the Gene Murray School of Dance and started pointe work at age 29 under Gene Murray and eventually Christianne Clark’s direction.

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Joanna McHugh

 
Joanna has been dancing since the age of 6 at NSDA. Over the years, she has trained with both the staff at NSDA and Gene Murray (whom she still continues to take class with today at the Boston Ballet School). During her years of competitive dancing, she competed regionally and nationally and performed in pieces that have won overall high score and special awards at those competitions. She has also won scholarships at the various convention scholarship auditions regionally.

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Lauren Adario

Lauren Adario just finished her 10th year teaching at NSDA, and loves being able to combine the passions of teaching and love for dance with students of all ages. From the age of 3, Lauren trained at North Shore Dance Academy in a wide range of styles, as well as additional ballet and tap training with Gene Murray. At age 10, she joined the intensive program and performed and competed regionally and nationally. As a student, she and her team earned a number of overall high schools and special awards at various conventions and competitions. Her passion for teaching started at a young age, while assisting younger dance classes at NSDA. Read more…

Alison DeVita Kehlbeck

Alison DeVita

Miss Ali grew up dancing at the Carlene Nazarian Dance Center and went on to receive her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing at Assumption College. While attending Assumption, Miss Ali was the captain of her college dance team and attended UDA in Disney World as well as NDA College Nationals in Daytona Beach, FL. While in college, she performed in her college production of “Chicago” and “Damn Yankees.”  Miss Ali also danced for the Boston Cannons Dance Team and the Boston Blazers Dance Team. Read more…

Nicole Stroumbos

Nicole Stroumbos grew up dancing at The Carlene Nazarian Dance Center in Salem NH where she trained in various styles of dance. During her time there she attended and performed in numerous dance competitions throughout New England and through years of closely assisting her instructors found a new passion for teaching. After completing high school early Nicole started the UNH Summer Dance Intensive with her close friend and colleague, assembling a group of multitalented instructors to bring Dance and Aerial Arts to children of all ages. Read more…

Kristen (Krissy) Rybicki

Krissy Rybicki

Kristen (Krissy) Rybicki, is a Danvers, MA, native and NSDA alum of 2008. She holds an MA in Dance Education from New York University and a BA in Advertising and Public Relations with Marketing and Dance minors from Loyola University Chicago. Krissy has been a choreographer, performer, and educator in the NY, Chicago, and Boston areas. She performed in NYU’s Kaleidoscope Dancers in NYC from 2013-2015, and as part of Matter Dance Company, Movement Revolution, and other independent projects in Chicago from 2012-2018.

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Kristen Calder

Kristen Calder

Kristen Calder is an alumnus of North Shore Dance Academy where she was given a strong foundation in dance and where she realized her passion for the art. With the guidance of her teachers, she developed her technique, style and creativity as an intensive competitive team member and excelled as a member of the Senior Company and Ms. Stacie Resendes Ferreira’s Eastern Dance Company. She performed in pieces that won Overall High Scores, Diamond Awards, and Critic’s Choice Awards. She attended the NYCDA summer intensive, DTCB Teacher’s Training, Complexions summer intensive, Boston Ballet’s summer intensive and many national competitions. She was recognized with scholarship titles of Elite Dancer, Breakout Artist, VIP and also won many Single, Year Round and National Scholarships.
 

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Stacie Resendes Ferreira

Stacie Resendes Ferreira

Stacie Resendes Ferreira joined the faculty of North Shore Dance Academy as Ballet Mistress in 1990 while attending the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and working towards her Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration. After a few years working for the Principal Financial Group, she decided to turn her part time job into her full time job, and dedicate her life to her true passion, the art of dance.

Stacie has been teaching and choreographing since the age of 14, and over the past 30 plus years, she has directed, staged and choreographed several high school musicals,  served as a color guard instructor for many high schools, drum corps, and winter guards, worked as a private coach for professional performers, gymnasts and ice skaters, and taught private lessons in piano, voice, and acting.   Read more…

Tammy Bolduc

Tammy Bolduc

Miss Tammy began her career as a dance educator at North Shore Dance Academy in 1987 and became the owner of NSDA in 1994. She has enjoyed every minute of her time, sharing her joy of dance with young ladies and gentlemen throughout the North Shore Area.

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