teaches creative movement classes, musical theater, tap, and jazz for
beginners through adults. June also directs the MC dance
company JuMP! which
has wowed audiences at several benefit and community
performances. She has a B.A. in Communications and Theater
from Western Conn. State University and has choreographed and performed
in many summer stock musicals.
teaches modern, tap, jazz, and creative movement. Nancy's trained with
Virginia Tanner who was widely regarded as the country's most
outstanding children's dance teacher. She also studied extensively in
NYC, Wesleyan University, Connecticut College, Duke University and at
the White Mountain Dance Festival.
JEANNE NEU enjoys
teaching creative movement. enjoys teaching creative movement,
gymnastics and tap. Jeanne is also a certified Zumba® and
Zumbatomic® instructor. She graduated from UVM with a B.S. and took
graduate courses in education at UVM and University of So. Maine.
Before coming to Movement Center she worked with children for many
years as a public school teacher.
entered the College of Wooster, Wooster, OH in 1990 with a Scottish
Arts Scholarship and has been passing on her love of Celtic dance to
her students ever since. She is certified by the British
Association of Teachers of Dance and the Scottish Dance Teachers’
Alliance. She has been studying Irish Step Dance with Alice McNeish,
T.M.R.F. and Moira McMahon, T.C.R.G.
received her classical ballet training from Larry and Colleen
Robertson, formerly of the Boston Ballet, San Diego Ballet and Houston
Ballet. She also studied at the Boston Ballet School, the Portland
School of Ballet, and the Milwaukee Ballet. Alyssa danced with
the Seacoast Company for over six years, performing such roles as Snow
Queen and Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, Hermia in A Mid Summer
Nights Dream, the lead in Carmina Burana, the Can-Can doll in La
Boutique Fantasque, the Lilac Fairy in Sleeping Beauty, and in Les
Sylphides and Pas de Quatre. Alyssa went on to attain a BA in Theatre
and Dance from UNH, where she studied jazz and tap with Gay Nardone,
and performed with the UNH Ballet and Jazz Companies. Trained in all
aspects of theatre, she was awarded the Gary O'Neill "Triple Threat"
Scholarship for Musical Theatre. She has over a decade of
experience as a teacher and choreographer, and many more as a
performer, bringing her enthusiasm for the studio and the stage to all
of her students.
TORI SHORT has been a dancer at Movement
Center since age three. She has studied jazz, tap, and lyrical
movement, as well as being a member of the Movement Center Competition
team in 2010-2011. She has been an assistant teacher for five years,
working with various age groups.
has been pursuing the art of Ballroom for over five years. She
started out social dancing and immediately knew she wanted more.
She enrolled in an American Smooth Ballroom Dance Teachers Program, and
from there moved on to study Ballroom technique at Vermont Dance Sport
Academy, under the direction of Bobbi Davies. Today Christine continues
lessons at ADAJ Dance sport, out of Canada, with five-time, 10-dance
world champions Alain Doucet and Anik Jolicoeur, studying competitive
level International Ballroom (waltz, foxtrot, tango & quickstep)
and Latin (rumba, cha-cha & samba). Christine looks forward to sharing her love of
ballroom, and to encouraging individuals to
explore ballroom as an art form, sport and a rewarding social
|TARYN NOELLE is
a resident of
Stowe and works locally as a Dance Teacher, Choreographer, Actor and
Jazz Vocalist. Taryn attended Circle in the Square Theatre School
Manhattan and also trained in Ballroom and Latin Dance while in New
York. Taryn is delighted to be joining the wonderful team of
at Movement Center.
has been dancing at the Movement Center since the age of four. She has
studied jazz, tap, lyrical, and dance and sign. She was a part of the
Movement Center Competition team in 2010-2011 and was in JuMP Dance
Company for three years. She was a member of the Winooski High school
cheerleading squad for four years, choreographing the half time routine
for football and a dance for the regional cheerleading competition.
Currently, she is a sophomore at Community College of Vermont studying
comes to Movement Center with 13 years of professional experience as a
dance educator, choreographer, and performer. Jacqueline graduated
Roger Williams University in 2007 with a B.A. in Dance and graduated
with her Master's of education in 2011. She has performed with the
Roger Williams Dance Theater, Tap Company, Unyted Styles, Movement
theatre, and many different performance studios in the Northeast. She
was the President of the Roger Williams dance troupe and helped to
create a dance therapy connection within her university. Jacqueline
looks forward to bringing her passion and love of dance to Movement
Music and Theater Teachers:
KLOSS has worked
as a freelance bassist and educator for the past decade. A
chameleon of musical idioms, Kloss' groove, sensibility, and style,
makes him in much demand as a sideman in sessions for blues, rock,
traditional styles, rockabilly, country punk, jazz and classical.
Matthew is often sought out as a composer/arranger for everything from
chamber works to jazz groups to TV ads. He has been awarded numerous
awards and grants for both composition and performance. His music has
been heard on TV and radio the world over. As an educator,
Matthew focuses on student-based teaching. Offering lessons on upright
and electric bass, guitar, cello, beginner piano, ukulele and
theory/arranging, his approach is geared to peak the students interest
using history, geography, math and science to explain key concepts
within their musical studies. The outcome is a fun and relaxed
atmosphere with a focus on clear-cut goals and student growth.
from Brooklyn, NY, to Westford, VT in summer 2008, and began teaching
private voice and piano lessons out of her home studio. Singing
since age 4, she grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, and competed and toured
with the Nebraska Children’s Chorus throughout the U.S. and Europe. She
later studied music and magazine journalism at Drake University in Des
Moines, Iowa, and moved to New York in 2002, launching her career as a
featured performer at a sold-out “Soulfully Sinatra” show at BB King
Blues Club in Times Square. She soon formed The Discarnate Band,
writing & performing original soul/jazz/pop, and recorded her first
EP, “Amor Frio” in 2007. Since 2010, Tiffany began singing jazz with
many of Vermont’s finest jazz musicians, and has performed on stages in
Bermuda, Canada, and Goa, India. Tiffany is also a certified advanced
yoga instructor through Integral Yoga Institute, and infuses lessons
with yogic alignment and breath. She has found teaching music to be
equally as enriching for her as for her students.
|JOE GOODROW is
the new guitar, piano, and ukulele teacher here at Movement
Center. Joe has been playing guitar since age 8, piano since age
10, and ukulele for 3 years now. Joe recently returned from a
Berklee College of Music guitar program where he played guitar with
many professional musicians and teens from all over the world. He
has taken many lessons from Berklee graduates and even had a chance to
learn a few things about guitar from Trey Anastasio.|
He can play seven different instruments and has perfect pitch.
Joe is fluent in French and can't wait to meet all of his new students.