Ashley has been studying various disciplines of dance for 27 years, and over the past 11 years, has been teaching dance to students of all ages in a multitude of styles. Ashley is a graduate of Colby Sawyer College where she received a degree in Child Development and child Psychology, while at Colby Sawyer She continued her dance education and was a member of the ensemble Dance Team. Ashley is an award winning choreographer and performer whose works also includes; Carnival Cruise lines, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, Providence Bruins, Elvis back up dancers and a Pawtucket Red Sox Game. With training in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, contemporary and Hip Hop. Ashley has much to offer her students. She loves working with children of all ages to help them grow and achieve the confidence levels that allow them to love what they do as dancers. Ashley volunteered at Up Reach working with children with special needs and at Children's Hospital. With her expertise in dance and her degree in Child Development and child Psychology, Ashley believes her well-rounded background has helped her to develop a distinctive and successful teaching method that brings out the best in her students in and out of the classroom. Ashley is also a certified Zumba, Kids Zumba and Kids Jr. Zumba Instructor. Ashley is also an certified Acro Arts and Progressing Ballet Technique instructor
Aileen began dancing at the age of 3 and hasn’t stopped since. At age 10 Aileen started dancing competitively, and age 12 was studying Ballet and Modern techniques pre professionally. Aileen studied R.A.D technique from a young age. Aileen continued to dance competitively at various studios on the South Shore, and was a part of several pre-professional student dance companies. After High School Aileen was accepted into the The Hartt School as a Dance Performance Major. Since then Aileen has continued to perform, teach and choreograph in and around New England. Aileen is a creative, sought after choreographer whose dancers have won top awards. She currently teaches at Live Love Dance Studio, Miss Hijeen's Dance Studio, and Bethany's Dance Center. She is also a certified Seinor Barre Instructor at Studio Barre Dedham.
Jenna was three years old when she began dancing at Ms. Cindy's School of Dance, studying ballet and tap. At the age of five, she joined New England Dance Academy. Joining the dance company at age 10, she competed in many regional competitions and nationals. While at New England Dance Academy, she studied acrobats, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Lyrical. At the start of Jenna's high school years, she joined Art in Motion Academy of Dance and joined the dance team within the first year. Jenna had the opportunity to take class with So You Think You Can Dance stars like Allison Holker and Jaimie Goodwin. Receiving her Associates Degree in Performing Arts from Dean College, Jenna studied various styles such as Modern (Graham and Horton), Tap, Hip Hop, Ballet and Pointe. During her time at Dean, she was accepted into the Alvin Ailey Summer Program, where she had the chance to experience other dance techniques such as African and Dunham. Nippert has explored the art community in Boston, thus becoming an original member of Jo-Mé Dance Theatre in October 2012
Jessica has over 17 years of dance training. Jessica’s has trained in Irish Step dancing and is thrilled to share her love of dance with our dancers. Jessica went to Bridgewater State University for Business and Dance. Jessica has over 8 years teaching experience, teaching ages 3 thru adult. Jessica has taught at several schools on the south shore. Jessica has taught both recreational and competitive dance, specializing in Irish Step, tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, hip, break-dance and modern.
Erin Started dancing at the early age of three, and went on to study different forms of dance with Judy Gaston in Townsend, Maryland and at the Walnut Hill School in Natick, Mass. Erin attended Dean College, where she earned an Associate’s Degree, majoring in dance. While at Dean, Erin was a member of the prestigious Dean College Dance Company. Erin studied all types of dance, including ballet, tap, jazz and modern. She also performed locally on stage, including lead roles in the productions of Brigadoon and Carousel. Recently, Erin has choreographed numerous dances and performances for multiple cheerleading teams and over the last several years, she has taught movement classes and dance to pre-school children.
Damra is a Hip Hop dance instructor from Fall River, Massachusetts. He has performed and choreographed Hip Hop for over 20 years and has experience in Modern, Breaking, and Street Jazz. Damra earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and is currently a full-time staff member of Bristol Community College (BCC) and instructor for the BCC Hip Hop Dance Club. Some of Damra’s favorite performances include a half-time show for the Boston Breakers soccer team, the FUN 107 Monster Mash tribute to Michael Jackson’s Thriller, an appearance in the movie “Passionada,” and competing in the Mr. Pringles' Posse Casting Call dance contest, in which he got 2nd place nationwide. Dancing is a big part of Damra’s life and he looks forward to sharing his knowledge and talent with his future students.
Katie’s love for dance started at age 12 at a local dance studio. She studied many styles of dance and was part of a competition team for several years. Later she continued her studies at Dean College where she earned a degree in dance. While at Dean Katie studied ballet, tap, jazz and modern dance with master teachers Jill Silverman, Nailah Ranall-Bellinger and Joan Phelps Palladino. During that time she also graduated from the Dance Teachers Club of Boston’s Teachers Training Program. She has been teaching dance to ages 3-adult for 12 years. Katie is also a ballroom dancer and is well versed in American Smooth and Rhythm dances. She has taught teens and adults social and competitive dance for many years. She takes her career choice as a teacher seriously and it inspires her to continually enrich her educational base by taking classes whenever she can. She is proud to have a part in helping students at Encore Dance Academy grow in their technical ability, but more importantly in their love for dance.
Ali has been studying various disciplines of dance for 25 years, and over the past 8 years, has been teaching dance to students of all ages in a multitude of styles. Ali has performed on Carnival Cruise lines, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, Providence Bruins and Pawtucket Red Sox Game. With training in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, contemporary and Hip Hop. Ali is certified in Ballet Barre, Zumba and Kids Jr. Zumba