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Tammy Bolduc

Miss Tammy began her dance education at the age of three in Methuen, Ma. In 1987, she started sharing what she had learned and became a dance educator at Studio of Dance Arts in Methuen and North Shore Dance Academy in Peabody while attending Merrimack College as a Psychology major. After graduation she married and started her family. In 1994, Miss Tammy became the owner of NSDA and is now heading into her 27th year of educating young men and ladies in the North Shore Area.

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Meghan Murtagh

Meghan has a bachelors degree from Merrimack College in History, with a minor in Secondary Education. Meghan has been teaching at North Shore Dance Academy for the past ten years and was a student of the studio prior to that. Meghan earned her Dance Teaching Certificate from the Dance Teachers Club of Boston in the Summer of 2002. Meghan has trained in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical and Hip Hop and is currently teaching Hip Hop at the studio.

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Stacie Resendes Ferreira

Stacie Resendes Ferreira joined the faculty of North Shore Dance Academy as Ballet Mistress in 1990 while working towards her degree in Business Management. After graduation, working as a marketing manager for a high tech firm, then as inside salesperson for a financial firm, she decided to dedicate her life to her true passion, the art of dance.

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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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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. She developed her technique, style and creativity as a competitive team member and excelled as a member of the Senior Company and 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 and national competitions. She was recognized with scholarship titles of elite dancer, breakout artist, VIP, single, year round and national scholarships.

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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 for the past nineteen years 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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Nicole Stroumbos

Nicole Stroumbos is an interdisciplinary artist, performer and instructor. She has been dancing since the age of three and grew up training primarily at The Carlene Nazarian Dance Center in Salem, NH. There she was exposed to various genres of dance, although she feels most passionately about lyrical, jazz and contemporary movement.

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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 NDA College Nationals in Daytona Beach, FL. While in college, Miss Ali danced for the Boston Cannons Dance Team and the Boston Blazers Dance Team.

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Alysia Wlodyka

Miss Alysia has been a part of North Shore Dance Academy since she started dancing at the age of three. After graduation in 2012 she returned to the studio as an instructor. Miss Alysia teaches tap, jazz, ballet, and hip hop to all different ages. She is currently attending Northern Essex Community College studying to be a paralegal and teaching dance part time. Miss Alysia enjoys sharing her passion for dance through teaching and choreography. She love working with kids and watching them grow into beautiful dancers.

Lauren Murphy

Miss Lauren grew up in Peabody and started dancing at North Shore Dance Academy at the age of 3. At the age of 9 she went into the intensive program at NSDA. She loved dancing and competing and have been able to travel to places like New Jersey, New York, and Las Vegas because of dance. Miss Lauren attended many conventions, competitions, and workshops and also attended the 3 year Dance Teacher’s Club of Boston Dance Teacher’s Training.

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Joanna McHugh

Now 25, Miss Joanna started taking classes at North Shore Dance Academy when she was 6 years old.  She has attended multiple competitions and conventions over the years, and travelled various places for dance including New York and Las Vegas.  Miss Joanna is a graduate of the Dance Teachers Club of Boston dance teachers training course. Miss Joanna has also trained with Gene Murray and Gene Murray’s school of dance, studying ballet, tap and jazz. Miss Joanna joined the teaching staff of NSDA 6 years ago and also briefly taught for Gene Murray.

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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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Lisa Reed

Lisa Reed started dancing when she was 6 years old and found her way to North Shore Dance Academy at age 10. Lisa studied at North Shore Dance Academy until graduation. She performed and competed in numerous jazz, tap, ballet and lyrical group routines. As a teenager, Lisa competed solos in jazz and lyrical. After leaving NSDA, Lisa taught Jazz and Hip Hop at Dance Moves in North Andover. Lisa taught at Dance Moves for eight seasons.

Lisa found her way back to the NSDA family as a teacher in 1999. She teaches jazz, tap and ballet with an affinity toward the teen student.

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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Rachel Whitman

Born in Boston, Ma, Miss Rachel trained with Esther Brooks at the Cambridge school of Ballet. For two consecutive years she won Ford Foundation scholarships to study at the Scholl of American Ballet, where she studied with Alexandra Danilova, Andre Eglevsky, Muriel Stuart and Igor Yousekevitch. At sixteen she won a scholarship to study at the Royal Ballet School in London. When she returned to the USA she continued her studies in Boston with James Waring, Tania Babushkina and David Shields. In 1975 she became a member of the Boston Ballet and also performed with the Atlanta Ballet and the North Atlantic Ballet, which she co-founded with her husband Skip Warren.

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