Jade has been training in gymnastics and dance since the age of two. She began her training at Walker's Gym and Broadway Dance Academy in Tewksbury, before moving to the south shore and continuing her training at Center Stage Dance Academy. During her time at Center Stage she was a member of the Competition team, Outreach Team (of which she is now the Assistant Team Director) and went through their Teacher Training Program. During her High School years, Jade was also a member of her school' dance team and attended dance classes at Cape Cod Community College. After graduation she studied as a Dance Major at Dean College in Franklin, MA for 2 years before beginning her teaching career. As a dancer she has been able to peform as part of the Celtic's pre-show, on cruise ships, in Bermuda, and for various local charitable causes. As an instructor she has continued to educate herself, becoming both Acrobatic Arts and YPAD(Youth Protection Advocates in Dance) certified. We are thrilled to have her return for another great season!
Wendy has been teaching dance for over 20 years. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Theater from Bridgewater State University, where she also danced with, and choreographed for, the BSC Dance Company. Since then she has also taught part-time at various dance studios on the south shore, including In Sync Center of the Arts, Starlight School of Dance, Old Colony YMCA, and BSU's Arts for Youth summer program. Her work has brought her to many teaching workhops, dance intensives, and master classes with some of the best dancers, teachers, and choreographers in the industry, including Frank Hatchett, Mia Michaels, Avi Miller and Ofer Ben, Michelle Barber, Slam, Liz Lapuh, Colleen Quinn, Elizabeth and John Kilbourne, and many others. Wendy also holds a Master of Arts in English from BSU and earned her Doctor of Education degree from Northeastern University in 2014. She works as an English instructor at a local university during the day, but her love of dance is still going strong! We are so excited to have her add on to her schedule this year and be more involved in the competition team. We are looking forward to another great year!
Lacey attended Missouri State University where she earned a BFA in Dance Performance with a minor in Psychology. She is the founder and Artistic Director of Sasso & Company, a Boston-based contemporary dance company. She has recently been on faculty at Boston Unversity teaching contemporary jazz. Lacey spent six seasons with Undertoe Dance Project (NYC) where she served not only as the Jazz Captain, but she was also the resident Jazz teaching artist. Her choreography was presented in the annual New York Season, Astoria Dance Festival, and Undertoe Dance Festival. In Boston, Lacey was a member and featured choreographer for Six One Seven Dance Collective for four seasons. In 2015 Lacey graduated from William James College with a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology and Expressive Arts Therapy. Lacey spent 2 years living in the United Kingdom. She has been on staff with the Royal Academy of Dance's Step into Dance, Montage Theatre ARts, Kew DAnce ARts, and SOTO Dance. Since returning to Boston,, Lacey has been on the faculty of South Shore Ballet Theater and Raquelle's Dance Company and she continues her work as Artistic Director of Sasso & Company.
Brenna's love for dancing began at age 3 in Miss Kay's School of Dance in Whitman. She danced for 14 years at this studio learning and performing in all of the various genres. Brenna attended Bridgewater State university where she recently graduated with her degree in Early Childhood Education. She works with Special Needs students in the Summer and will be teaching Kindegarten this fall in Rockland, MA. Brenna has always had a passion for dance and teaching little ones how creative they can be through dance! She is very excited to join us this dance season and to get to know students and parents throughout the year!
Katrina Dianne Lumbert
Katrina began dancing at Raquelle's when she was 3 yrs. old. At age 11 she began assisting with teaching and administrative duties. Her junior year she participated in a studio internship where she assisted in classes as well as teaching and choreographing her own sections.Katrina has participated in many competitions and received many awards including the Dance America "Most likely to perform" and Dance Olympus summer VIP. Katrina is presently employed as an administrative assistant while recovering from injuries. She hopes to return to the classroom soon.