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 continues to take classes from top instructors in the field including one major dance teacher’s conference a year to bring the latest techniques and information to her students.
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. Her students have gone on to dance professionally and study with the Joffrey Ballet, Indiana Ballet Conservatory, American Ballet Theater, Alvin Ailey, Boston Ballet, Broadway Dance Center and Finis Jhung. For more than 20 years, she has shared her passion with aspiring dancers of all ages and loves passing on skills, passion, and knowledge that take them far beyond the dance studio.
Sarah has accumulated well over 30 years of experience in office management, accounting, and executive assisting, and has been with Attitudes Dance since May 2013. Prior to working with Attitudes she held positions at Wegmans, Bausch & Lomb, Tufts Health Plan, managed a small chain of video stores, and worked as a cook, server, and club manager at an executive gold course. Additionally, she has done substantial volunteering with her church since 2006, as a Girl Scout leader and Billerica Town Cookie Manager, at her children’s schools over the years, and with the non-profit organization Otherworld as the Fundraiser Event Coordinator since 2003, and as the head chef/kitchen manager annually the last 7 years. She holds a degree in Interior Design, with a core in Business Management from Hesser College and is passionate about her work at the studio, loves her dance family, and genuinely looks forward to spending time with the staff, students, and families at Attitudes!
Angelica Potter Lead Instructor, Team Coach
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.
Adrian Alfredo Trejo Lead Instructor
Adrian has been an active member of the local performing arts community and instructor for the last 12 years. After studying theater at Osceola County School for the Arts [OCSA], and dance at Jacksonville University [JU] in Florida, Adrian returned home to share his passion with the next generation. Adrian performed at both OCSA and JU, and spent a year studying and performing with the Florida Ballet. After choreographing and performing in musicals such as The Wiz [the Tin-Man], Once on This Island [Prince Daniel], and Thoroughly Modern Millie [Ensemble]. He has taught master classes for the Attitudes Dance Team and been a guest instructor for the past 4 years. He is excited to be able to come on board with us as a full instructor and start working with our dancers on a permanent basis.
Amy Boshco Lead Instructor, 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 Lead Instructor
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!
Jess Martin Lead 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®
Anna Olson Lead Instructor, Team Coach
Anna started dancing at the age of three and hasn’t stopped since! She was a student at Dance Time in Bedford, MA and a member of their competitive dance team where she attended various regional dance competitions and performed in annual shows and community outreach events. She realized early on that she enjoyed teaching and became an assistant dance teacher. After graduating from high school, she continued her passion for dance and instruction becoming a choreographer and member of the Worcester State dance company, as well as an assistant with the Kid’s Dance Day at Worcester State. Anna is currently working toward a degree in early childhood education at Worcester State and loves being an instructor and team coach because she’s able to create a bond with each student and help them to continue to grow.
Hannah San Clemente Lead Instructor
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!
Kaitlyn Eller Lead Instructor
Bio to come soon.
Natalia Maldari Guest Instructor
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.
Melissa Johnson Guest Instructor
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.
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.
Nina Franzino Guest Instructor
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.
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 sharing her passion for dance and movement with children! She is an Education Studies major at Brandeis University, minoring in Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation. She is co-president of Adagio Dance Company, dances with Hooked On Tap (HOT) and Ballet Club and had choreographed for Adagio, HOT, and the Undergraduate Theater Collective. She has studied ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary, modern, was in a competitive jazz dance group. She began teaching at Attitudes, first as an assistant and then a lead instructor, and is a graduate of our teacher training program. She is also a certified instructor with Rhythm Works Integrative Dance, a program that focuses on how to accommodate all students’ learning differences. Sophie believes that everyone can dance and she is thrilled to be teaching at Attitudes!
Jeff Jean-Philippe Guest Instructor
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.
Sarah Craver Guest Instructor
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.