885 Main Street
Tewksbury, MA 01876
978.851.8640
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Director: Jessica Durante

Our Faculty

Jessica Durante - Director
Jessica has been dancing since the age of two, competing and performing most of her young childhood. Jessica danced professionally in Guam for a year, then decided to come back home to fulfill her dreams of having her own dance studio. Dance Expressions was established in 1996 and has grown tremendously. Jessica is well known for her choreography and is the winner of Diamond Choreographer.

Amy Sheehan

Becca Jelley
Rebecca Jelley has been dancing for over 13 years. In 2000 she continued dancing at Dance Expressions in Tewksbury, MA and has taken classes in many different styles of dance. Becca was also part of the competition team. She graduated Northern Essex Community College in 2010 with her certificate in dance education and her associates degree in dance.

She started assisting teaching in 2005 and has been teaching and choreographing her own classes for over 3 years. She currently still teaches various styles of dance for different ages at Dance Expressions.

Colleen Thibeault

Devin Frechette
Devin began dancing when she was two years old. She trained at various schools around the area. Devin has been at Dance Expressions since 1996, when it was established. She was a member of the Salem State College Repertory Dance Theater for two years. Over the years she has received various awards for her choreography and talent. Devin enjoys teaching the children how to express themselves through the art of dance.

Elizabeth Shaw

Elizabeth Shaw
Elizabeth has been dancing since she was a year a half old and is now going on 20+ years of dancing and 8+ years of teaching. First doing recreational dance then joining an elite team to pursue a more challenging form of dance and competing in it as well. She has been the lead dancer in her high school’s musical in 2009 and 2010 as well as singing in the school's choir. After she graduated she was given the opportunity to choreograph for the dance team she was a part of growing up and began expanding her dance career there as well. She has won several convention scholarships at West Coast Dance Explosions, NYCDA, and Fire and Ice talent. She has also won outstanding choreography awards for large and small groups, as well as several top scoring soloist awards with her choreography. She has been featured in “The Visionary” a college film, G-Stars “Night Away” music video, Kevin James movie “Here Comes the Boom” and is a former dancer for Karina Rae and the shooting stars. She is always eager to learn the newest dance trends coming out and still continues furthering her dance education today.

Estephanie Torres

Jaime Rodriquez

Janet Gilday

Jeff Jean-Phillipe
Jeff was in the production musical Hairspray and attends Dean College. He has taught muiltiple master classes/workshops in the past two years, and has been teaching for four years. He has danced and peformed with "Twitch" (Stephen Boss from So You Think You Can Dance). Jeff has performed all over Boston, and is in a Hip Hop dance company called, "Streethype." He also shares a dance community movement named "Expressive Movement."

Jeryl Palana

Kelly Fancy
I grew up dancing! Now I teach here at Dance Expressions. This will be my sixth year teaching the toddlers and New Explorers classes. Now I get to enjoy watching my daughter grow up dancing and look forward to many recitals to come. When I first met Jessica I was a hair stylist. I am currently at Prime Cut Hair Salon in Tewksbury.

Kerri Kelly
Kerri began her dance training at the age of 2 & this will be her 17th year teaching. As a native of Tewksbury she is very excited to be back in town teaching at Dance Expressions. Kerri has trained in ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop & acro. She has won numerous awards at the regional & national level both as a performer & choreographer. Kerri wishes to inspire her students to express themselves through creative movement & also be inspired by them.

Kristen Hamwey
Kristen has been dancing since she was two years old, studying at various dance studios. For twenty-one years, she has taken classes in many different styles of dance and has choreographed many routines of her own. She was a member of the Westfield State University Dance Company for four years and was appointed President of the company her senior year. Kristen has a bachelors degree in Elementary Education from Westfield State University and is currently a Kindergarten teacher in Billerica. Kristen loves teaching and enjoys helping children instill a love of learning and for dance. Along with teaching dance and school, she is currently pursuing her masters degree in Reading.

Krysta Maglio
Krysta has been dancing since the age of two. She has been with Dance Expressions since it was established in 1996. Krysta was a Dance major at Dean College for one year where she trained in various styles of dance. She has won awards for both her talent and choreography, and enjoys sharing her passion for dance with her students. In addition to teaching, Krysta is currently enrolled at UMASS Lowell pursuing a degree in Exercise Physiology with hopes of becoming a Physical Therapist.

Madeline Cocoran

Nicolle Sitar
Nicolle has been dancing since the age of four. She has been a part of Dance Expressions since 2000. She has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and has been working with children and young adults for over 10 years. Nicolle enjoys helping the children build confidence through dance and loves watching them learn and grow to be successful.

Noa Barankin

Tiffany Stannard

Traci Saunders

Vatanna Thach

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