Raquelle's Dance Studio

Rachel Buffer

Rachel Buffer hails from North Brunswick, NJ and began her dance training at the School of the Arts Dance Center. She has recently completed a dgree in fashion Merchandising at Mount Ada College. Rachel has been dancing with Boston-based Tribe, the Dance Company since 2008 serving as rehearsal diector this past season.  In addition to dancing with Tribe, Rachel is also a member of the Unyted Stylz Crew under the direction of Ricardo Foster, Jr. As a choreographer, Rachel has created full-length pieces for Tribe as well as choreography for various youth troupes throughout New England and in the tri-state area.  Rachel is a passionate teacher and has instructed master classes all over Massachusetts including a promotional master class for Tribe, the Dance Company's "Tribe Vibe 8" show.  Miss Buffer has served as a faculty member at Boston University, School of the Arts in North Brunswick, NJ and many other professional studios in New England. 



Kenzie Finn

(Sagamore Beach, MA) Kenzie began her dance training at Center Stage Dance Academy in Plymouth, MA. At fourteen, she transferred out of her local high school to pursue her dance training at the Boston Arts Academy. At the BAA she had the opportunity to work with professionals such as Ina Hahn, and Sean Curran while also broadening her range of dance styles and uderstanding of movement concepts. After graduating, Ms. Finn began work on her B.F.A. in dance choreography at Long Island University's Brooklyn campus. While in New York, Kenzie also became on of the Inaugural members of the Calvin Wiley Dance Theatre in Manhattan. Since returning to Boston, Kenzie joined the Boston-based dance company, Rainbow Tribe, and spent a summer as an intern at the Bates Dance Festival. Currently, Kenzie spends most of her time teaching dance, learning about dance, and dancing. 



Deirdre Lewis

Deirdre began her training under the direction of Marylou Cunningham. She earned her BA in Theatre and Dance from Keene State College. While at Keene State she performed extensively with the Dance Department and was a member of the Keene State College Dance Team.  During her time at KSC, Deirdre was selected as a choreographer and performer to represent the school at the American  College Dance Festival and the Council of Publc Liberal Arts Colleges Conference. In 2012 she was honored to receive the Alta Lu Townes Memorial Dance Award for excellence in dance.  For the past several years, Deirdre has attended the American Dance Festival as a scholarship recipient. In 2012, Deirdre joined IMPACT Dance Company as a performer, choreographer and intern. Since joining the company, Deirdre has performed all over New England presenting pieces from the IMPACT repertoire and her own choreography. 



Stacey Melvoen

Stacey has been dancing almost all of her life and loves teaching. She received her training at The Cambridge School of Weston, the Boston Ballet and the Boston Conservatory. She has taught for various studios throughout the South Shore as well as run her own dance program at the Mass Gymnastics Center. As a mother of 4, she splits her time between her family and her love of dance.