Miss Dawn began dancing in Indiana where she studied for most of her formative years under the direction of Margie Thilmont and Irene Hand (London's Royal Academy of Dance). She continued her dance education at Indiana University's Ballet Conservatory with Melissa Lowe and Jory Hancock (University of Arizona). She has studied with several top dance instructors in their fields including: Mandy Moore, Doug Caldwell, Joe Tremaine, Frank Hatchett, Jeanette Neill, and Finis Jhung. She continues to take classes in Boston and New York and attends at least one major dance teacher’s conference a year.
Prior to moving to Boston, Dawn was a member of the Andanté Dance Company and was selected for two years running as the children’s choreographer for Moscow Ballet’s Nutcracker. For more than 20 years, she has taught ballet, pointe, jazz, and lyrical and her students have gone on to both dance professionally and study with the Joffrey Ballet, Indiana Ballet Conservatory, American Ballet Theater, Alvin Ailey, Boston Ballet, Broadway Dance Center and Finis Jhung. Miss Dawn hopes to pass on to her students the passion, enthusiasm, and joy that she feels for the art of dance.
Certifications/Licenses: CPR/AED, AFAA, Pilates Mat, Zumba® (all specialties), Acrobatic Arts
Sarah San Clemente Office Manager
Sarah began working in an office environment at the age of twelve performing general office work when her dad opened up his electrical contracting company out of their home office. Those early beginnings led to several other administrative and executive assisting, office management and accounting jobs at companies including, Wegmans, Bausch & Lomb Inc, Tufts Health Plan and Tundo Corporation. Since having children, Sarah has volunteered in church, been a Girl Scout Leader and Girl Scout Cookie Manager, subbed at the children's elementary school, and acted as the Fundraising Coordinator for the non-profit organization, Otherworld. Sarah holds a degree in Interior Design with a core in Business Management. Additionally, Sarah can frequently be found behind the lens of her camera taking pictures for various organizations or just for fun!
Angelica Potter Instructor - Intro to Dance, Jazz, Lyrical, Musical Theater, Team Coach
Miss Angelica has an A.S. in Theatre, specialty degree in Shakespeare from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and a B.A. in English Language and Literature with a minor in Psychology from SNHU. She is a classically trained vocalist and has performed in Collegiate, Community and Professional Theatre. A few favorite roles have been: Les Miserables (Madame Thenardier), Cabaret (Fraulein Schneider) and Macbeth (Lady Macbeth). Angelica has been a student of dance for more than twenty years. She continues to take classes around the Boston area as often as she can in addition to attending the Dance Teacher Summit in NYC. Passionate about sharing her love of dance and musical theatre, she has been choreographing and teaching young performers for over ten years.
Jeff Jean-Philippe Instructor - Hip Hop, TempHopical
Jeffrey Jean-Philippe is a dancer, actor, performer, singer, instructor, choreographer and creator of "TempHopical" which is a fusion of Contemporary, HipHop, and Lyrical dance movements. Jeff is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of The Expressive Movement Company, which he created in 2012. He has been a member of the “Street Hype” dance company, Static Noyze Hip Hop Company which appeared on America’s Best Dance Crew, and has danced alongside of So You Think You Can Dance’s Stephen “tWITCH” Boss as a member of his Protégé Company. Jeff was also a top 30 dancer on SYTYCD in Season 12. He has appeared in commercials for Normand Pictures, Inc. and Strong Paw Productions, Inc. and has been in numerous theatre productions with multiple starring roles such as Andy in 42nd Street, Seaweed in Hairspray, Hope For Haiti, Body of Faith, and The Tempest. Jeff started dancing and learned hip hop at an early age from Jen Brody at Dance Etc. (Billerica, MA). He completed a dance minor at Dean College and attained his degree in Criminal Justice from Plymouth State University. Jeff has won numerous awards for his dancing and his choreography has been recognized at several dance competitions including American Dance Awards, Turn it Up Dance Challenge, and Headliners Talent Competition. Jeff continues to teach at many studios around the New England area and teaches master classes and workshops when he can.
Nina Franzino Instructor - Hip Hop
Our resident hip-hop-erina, Nina, is a jack of all trades. She graduated in 2009 with a B.A. in dance and hispanic studies from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in New York. During her college years, she rehearsed and performed with BioDance, Paul Taylor 2, and her step team while also choreographing musical theatre productions at a local high school and volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club. Since then, she has been teaching middle school Spanish, running youth programs through the Burlington Recreation Department, and spending her free time taking class at dance studios in the Boston area.
Amy Boshco Instructor - Tap, Team Coach
Amy started tapping at the age of 3 and has never looked back. She began teaching at age 16 in Bedford, MA where she led her competitive tap team to multiple regional competitions and numerous trophies, most notable being 1st place in the small group category in Starquest Dance Competitions and Conventions in 2011. Amy continued her dance education of dance at Middlesex Community College and the University of Central Florida, the latter of which she participated in a production internship that allowed her to lead the production of numerous dance and theater performances. She teaches tappers of all levels and ages and she frequently attends dance workshops with master instructors and national dance conventions to maintain a fresh and contemporary knowledge of the arts. We are very excited to have her at Attitudes sharing her love and passion for this art form with her students.
Thea Miller Instructor -AcroDANCE
Thea is trained in advanced Acrobatics and AcroDANCE, Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, and Contemporary at DEBORAH’S DANCE WORKSHOP at the competitive level. She has completed the AcroArts Level 1 training which focuses on the foundations of AcroDANCE, proper spotting techniques, basic anatomy, and AcroDance transitions and lesson planning.She is also trained in advanced tumbling at BURKE’S TUMBLING ACADEMY including layouts, half/full twists, arabians, handsprings, aerials, and front/back tucks. She was a member of THE MOVING COMPANY dance troupe at Indiana University-Purdue University and is a graduate of SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences. We are thrilled to welcome her to Attitudes this year!
Natalia Maldari Instructor- Creative Movement, Ballet, Tap, Jazz
Natalia trained and danced with the New England Civic Ballet (now Northeast Dance Center) prior to attending Goucher College where she studied Ballet, Modern, and Choreography. Natalia has had the privilege of working at the Atelier de Paris Carolyn Carlson in Vincennes, France, José Mateo Ballet Theatre in Cambridge, MA, and The Dance Complex in Cambridge, MA. She has also worked recently with choreographers Jennifer Roberts, Joe Gonzalez, and Molly Wheat. She is a former member of the Jo-Mé Dance Theatre company based in Boston and now performs and choreographs on a freelance basis. She teaches as various studios in the Boston area and still trains by taking classes regularly and performing from time to time. She believes in teaching not only technique but also performance quality and artistry to create the well-rounded dancer.
Sarah Craver Instructor - Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Adult Tap & Broadway Jazz
A Metrowest native, Sarah has trained for over 25 years in ballet, tap, modern, and jazz dance, starting her training at Annemarie’s Dance Centre in Ashland. She has also studied with master teachers throughout the U.S. and Europe, including Wendy Woodson, Kate Corby, Soraya Benac, and Julia Boynton. Sarah earned her B.A. in French from Amherst College and her Master’s in French Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and currently works in local arts administration. Recent choreographic credits include “West Side Story” and “Footloose” for Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, “The Pirates of Penzance” at Endicott College, and “Barnum” for Temple Beth Avodah (Newton, MA). In addition, she has created modern work as a resident artist at OnStage Dance Company in Somerville and for the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School Modern Dance Company. Inspired by her experiences living and working in the arts abroad, she is developing an international arts exchange and residency program. She believes in the power of dance to build self-confidence, connect people, and bridge cultural divides.
Hannah San Clemente Instructor - Creative Movement, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop
Miss Hannah’s love of dance began at age seven in Bedford, MA and she has never looked back! She enjoys taking all forms of dance including Tap, Hip-Hop, Lyrical/Contemporary, Ballet and Jazz. She is a member of the Attitudes Dance Team and competes regularly in several regional dance competitions. She has performed at a wide variety of shows including those at various community outreach events such as Bedford Day, Father/Daughter Dance, and holiday shows at local assisted living facilities. Hannah has studied with leaders in the dance industry including Cyrus Spencer, Eleanore Scott, Alex Wong, and Stephanie Bevilaqua as well as completing a dance intensive at the renowned Jeannette Neill Dance Studio in Boston. She has been a lead summer dance camp assistant, and is a graduate of our teacher training program. We are very excited to have her back at Attitudes again this year!
Melissa Johnson Office Assistant, Team Coach
Melissa is an energetic and lively person with a love for performing arts. After graduating from high school, she was accepted into Dean College as a dance major. She is currently completing her business degree at UMass Lowell and is a member of the UMass Lowell Dance Team. She is a member of DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) where she competed in the 2016 and 2017 Independent and Franchise Business Plan categories. She has functioned as assistant to Lauran Froderman and Aaron Turner from So You Think You Can Dance, and has won numerous dance excellence awards throughout her dance career.
Anna Olson Instructor - Creative Movement, Ballet, Tap, Team Coach
Bio coming soon.
Jess Martin Instructor - Zumba®
Jessica is a licensed Zumba® Fitness instructor, choreographer, and an elementary school teacher. While on summer vacation, a friend brought her to a local Zumba® class and she was hooked! Jess got her license and became a ZIN member in May 2012. Since then, she has happily lead classes and fundraisers in the community and even for her colleagues at school! Jess loves to share her passion for dance and teaching with her classes. She hopes to dance with you soon! Certifications: Zumba®
McKersin Previlus Guest Instructor
“Gliding across the floor since the age of four, McKersin learned his first choreography from Michael Jackson – well at least Jackson’s videos. One year later, he had to trade in moonwalks for more traditional movement when he relocated to Haiti and began to study folkloric dance. After a few years of exploring cultural dances, McKersin returned to the United States and found a middle ground in hip-hop. In high school, he danced alongside Phunk Phenomenon then went on to study various hip-hop styles. In 2009, McKersin began to teach, perform, and choreograph for local R&B artists and colleges all while dancing as an apprentice under a few ballet, contemporary and modern instructors and leaders in Boston. He spent two years as the Assistant Director of Bunker Hill’s performing arts program and is involved in many youth enriched organizations around Cambridge and Boston mostly dealing with the inner city children and communities. He follows his dreams and while teaching others he believes that..If you’re not sweating then he isn’t teaching. He is a Bessie Schonberg Fellow, and grant recipient for Next Steps for Boston Dance & Boston 2030 Transportation initiative, and has performed at Jacob’s Pillow. He is currently touring, teaching and dancing with a handful of companies throughout the United States including his own company Lakaï Dance Theatre.
Diane Longtin Guest Instructor
Diane has a combined 20 years of experience instructing and choreographing dance and fitness classes at many local gyms, dance studios and local theatre groups. Over the years, Diane has attended dance workshops in Boston and New York with some amazing industry greats such as Mia Michaels, Tyce Diorio, LaurieAnn Gibson, Andre Quintella and Cris Judd. Choreography credits include over 15 years of creating various Jazz and Hiphop Dance numbers for adults, teens and kids for numerous performances and local musical theatre productions. Diane also performs regularly with local theatre groups and has taken part in many fundraisers including Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, Boston City Hall Plaza's Garden of Hope for the Conquer Cancer Coalition, and Purplelight for Pancreatic Cancer. Diane loves passing along her passion for teaching and dancing, and hopes you'll join her on the dance floor!
Sophie Brill Weitz Guest Instructor
Sophie loves dancing and trains in jazz, ballet, and tap. She enjoys attending dance competitions and conventions. She has completed her teaching certification at Attitudes Dance, and has assisted and demonstrated classes including Tiny Tots, Intro I, and Ballet I. In addition, she taught fairy and princess summer dance camps at Attitudes. She also enjoys teaching and sharing her passions with children. She attends Middlesex Community College as a dual enrollment student, and has taken many early childhood education classes there. Sophie also volunteers at a therapeutic riding program, where she teaches children with disabilities how to ride.