Alex Garcia| MA
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Alex Litwak | MA
Alex started her dance training at the age of two at Cathy Taylor School of Dance in Auburn, MA, where she competitively danced until the age of thirteen. After a year of recovery from a broken foot, she began dancing again at various studios in her hometown. Alex continued dancing at Bridgewater State University, where she minored in dance. She was a member of the Kinetic Edge Hip-Hop Team, Dance Ensemble, and Dance Company, for which she held the position of President and Vice President. While at BSU, Alex received a prestigious grant where she combined dance and biology, creating a piece called "Dance with DNA." Alex currently is a flight attendant for a major US airline and dreams of qualifying for the Boston Marathon.
Amber Magin | RI
Amber Magin | RI
Amber grew up in Greenfield, MA. She began dancing at the age of eight with Pizazz Dance Studio. She later joined the Pizazz competition team where she competed regionally for four years. Amber danced in college with the Framingham State Dance Team, where she had the opportunity to create and teach original choreography. She has been trained in various genres, including Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, and Hip-Hop. Her favorite style is contemporary. After graduating with a BA in Psychology and Elementary Education, Amber moved to Providence, RI in the summer of 2019. She currently teaches 4th grade at a charter school in New Bedford, MA. She is incredibly excited to begin her first season with the company and continue her passion of dance for years to come.
Angelena Correia | RI
Angel has been dancing since the age of three. Over the years she has competed in several competitions, traveled throughout New England for festivals and performances, and created several works of her own for her peers. She is currently a freshman at DR High School and a member of the track and soccer teams. Angel is excited for her third season as a member of KSDC and debuting two new pieces of choreography in this year's spring concert!
Ariana Verducci | RI
Ariana began dancing at the age of three at Legein Dance Academy of Performing Arts. She continued her dance education for 15 years, receiving her certification through Dance Teachers Club of Boston. Throughout high school, she trained and competed with her high school dance team. Ariana is a graduate of Johnson and Wales University with a Masters of Science in Counseling. Currently, she is working as a Mental Health Counselor in Providence, RI. She is very excited to have dance back in her life and cannot wait to see what this year brings with KSDC.
Britteny Hyslip | MA
Britteny is a native of Brockton, MA and grew up studying at a local dance studio. After high school, she expanded her dance knowledge through the Bachelors of Arts in dance program at Dean College in Franklin, MA, where she studied several techniques and was trained in various levels of dance composition and improvisation. Britteny is currently the lower school dance teacher, co director of the dance Company and assistant cheerleading coach at Lawrence High School as well as a teacher at Center Stage Performing Arts in Quincy, MA and started the dance program at Spark Academy in Lawrence, MA.
Cara Lin | RI
Cara started dance at the age of six and danced at MOBA dance academy in New York City. She has received training from Jay Barrett and Natalie Mossa for the past ten years in ballet, lyrical, jazz, acrobatics, tap and contemporary. She was then accepted into the “Fame” school LaGuardia High School, where she studies ballet, Graham, and Horton technique. Cara has worked with choreographers including Desmond Richardson, KC Castellano, and Theresa Stone. She was also in a dance company Abstrakt Beings. A year ago she was a finalist for the New England Patriots cheerleaders. She is very excited to be a part of Kinetic Synergy and can’t wait to perform with all her peers.
Carling Brockman | RI
Carling began dancing at Steppin' Out Dance Studio in 1999 under the direction of Lisa Mailloux. She won the Steppin' Out "Love For Dance" Award and scholarship for one year at the studio in 2003. In 2009, Carling earned her BA in Dance from Dean College. With a Performing Arts Scholarship, she studied with respected teachers like Joan Palladino, Jill Silverman, Jean Wenzel, and Nailah Randall-Bellinger. She was also a member of Dean College's Hip-Hop Dance Troupe "Break The Silence". Currently, she is an ABA Therapist for children on the autism spectrum and/or with behavioral challenges. Additionally, Carling was a dance instructor for three years and performed as an alumni in several recitals for Steppin’ Out Dance Studio. Notably, Carling directed the James L. Maher Center's Holiday Show "Christmas in Sign" for three years. She now dances for Kinetic Synergy Dance Company. Carling currently resides in Fall River, MA.
Catherine Deangelo | MA
Catherine has been training ten hours a week in ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, and musical theater for the past eight years. She has competed over eighty dances in a variety of genres, and has received many top finishes and special awards. Catherine has had three national dance team invitations, and was a semi-finalist at the world finals in Nashville. Catherine has also been chosen for several scholarships in musical theater. She performs locally at many non-profit venues and fundraisers, including Drea’s Dream, the Bristol 4th of July Ball and Parade, the Fall River Children's Parade, and Christmas in Newport. Catherine hopes to pursue a career in dance and business technology.
Chelsea Cousineau | MA
Chelsea spent her early years training in dance and performance in various towns and cities throughout southern Massachusetts. Chelsea attended Bridgewater State University for dance education, where she had the opportunity to work with the Anna Sokolow Dance Company and study Bharata Natyam under Kausalya Srinivasan. She served both as Public Relations and as President for the BSU Dance Company during her years there, danced in thirteen performances on the main stage, and choreographed over fifteen pieces for the Dance Company. After university, she worked with children's theaters and competitive show choirs as an instructor and choreographer, and at local studios in the area teaching various styles. In 2015, Chelsea had the opportunity to be the guest teacher for the Emerson College Dance Company and work as the Dance Counselor at a camp for international students from Thailand, China and Australia. Chelsea currently teaches at The Dance Academy and Pirouette Dance Academy out of Fall River, MA. She is happy to continue her dance journey with KSDC!
Elyse Schiavi | MA
Elyse is a graduate of Bridgewater State University with a bachelor's in dance education. She has studied dance for over twenty years and continues to learn and discover different genres of dance. She has studied various techniques including hip-hop, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, ballet, tap, modern, ballroom, and creative dance. She was chosen to choreograph for several performances while in college. Alongside the dance program, Elyse served as President of Kinetic Edge Hip-Hop team and was a member of the Dance Ensemble. After many years of dancing, Elyse has found her true passion in teaching and hopes to share her knowledge and love for dance with her students. She is currently teaching at Dance with Spirit in Canton, MA.
Erika LaPierre | MA
Erika LaPierre is a resident of Quincy, Massachusetts and a graduate of Quincy High School. She started her dance career at the age of three taking classes at Center Stage Performing Arts Studio. She recently graduated from Dean College with a BA in Dance with a concentration in Dance Education/ Teaching. Erika has trained in multiple genres of dance including: tap, ballet, jazz, modern, hip hop, contemporary,and pointe. During her time at Dean, she completed an independent study under Joan Phelps Palladino, and wrote a book about the benefits of movement on the early life and education of children. She also had the pleasure of studying under award winning tap master William “Bill” Evans, while performing his choreography in numerous showcases. Erika is currently working full time as a patient service specialist at ATI Physical Therapy, and teaches dance at her home studio, Center Stage
Heather Bourgeois | MA
Heather grew up dancing in a local studio studying all styles of dance. She attended Plymouth State University where she studied early childhood education, minored in dance, and was a member of the contemporary dance ensemble for all four years. She continued her education at Temple University, completing her master's in dance education. While in Philadelphia, she was a member of ECEDancecohesion, a member of Merge Performing company, and performed throughout the city with her site specific company OutofSITE. After moving back to New Hampshire, she performed with DanceWorks Boston for four seasons, including a performance at the Patriots' season home opener in 2015. During the week, Heather is a full-time pre-k teacher for Headstart and also teaches students age five to adult the art of dance. She is looking forward to continuing her dance journey with KSDC!!
Helen Mahoney-Correia | RI
Helen is an independent learning aide for the Dighton Rehoboth Regional School District. She is trained in Adaptive Behavior Analysis and specializes in motivating students with special needs. For 17 years, she was the Artistic Director of Mahoney Dance Expressions in Raynham, MA. Helen was trained and certified by Dance Masters of America and Dance Teachers Club of Boston. She recently earned a degree in education from Northeastern University. Helen is the mother of 7 children.
Jayme Machado| RI
Jayme is from Fairhaven, MA where she began dancing at Kathy Medina’s Studio of Dance at the age of 2. While there she was on the competition team for 10 years. She is a graduate from Worcester State University with a B.S. in Biology. Jayme was a member of the dance team and a captain during her senior year. Also, she enjoyed teaching a class called “Just Dance” which was part of the group exercise classes offered at the college. Her freshman year she went to Curry College and minored in dance. She currently teaches at Supreme Perfection Studios where she gets to share her love of dance with her students. Jayme looks forward to another great season with KSDC!
Jenna Ingegneri | MA
Jenna started her dance education at The Dance Shop in Holbrook, MA at the age of three. She danced with this studio until graduation from Archbishop Williams High School. After high school, Jenna went on to graduate from Dean College. At Dean, Jenna had the opportunity to perform in several shows including the Hip Hop Team's show Synergy and the Dance Team's annual performances.
Jessika Smith | RI
Jessika has been dancing since the age of three. She danced at Legein Dance Academy where she learned ballet, tap, and jazz. Jessika is also a graduate from Dance Teachers Club of Boston where she got to study under numerous teachers. After graduating high school, Jessika continued to study dance at Dean College where she was able to participate in Dean’s first ever tap team named Loose Screws. She also had the opportunity to perform in Dean College's annual company shows each year.
Julie Cleary | MA
Julie has been dancing for over 20 years. Growing up, she studied ballet, pointe, lyrical, and jazz at a local dance studio in Middleboro, Ma. Julie was an active member of the Bridgewater State University Dance Company and Lesley University Dance Team. At Bridgewater State, she studied modern dance with the Anna Sokolow Dance Company. She was cast as the lead role in a production of Moulin Rouge. Julie also served as Public Relations for the BSU Dance Company. She has taken numerous technique classes throughout the years to expand her knowledge of dance. Julie graduated from Lesley University in 2014 with a Bachelors of Science in Expressive Arts Therapy and Minor in Psychology. This is Julie’s first year dancing with KSDC, and she is very excited and grateful for this experience.
Katharyn Burke| MA
Katharyn (Katie) Burke is from Chelsea, MA and is very excited to join KSDC as a dancer and choreographer for her first season. Katie began dancing at the age of 2. Over the years, she has studied many genres of dance at local dance studios. She continued her dance education when she minored in Dance at Emerson College, while studying for a BA in Visual Media Arts, and she graduated in 2013. At Emerson, Katie participated as a choreographer in XDance, Emerson's experimental dance show. Katie also graduated in 2012 from the Dance Teacher's Club of Boston/AS Dance Education Training Program, where she received the Pam Ferry Award for overall excellence in Ballet throughout three years of training and is now an active member of the Dance Teacher's Club of Boston. She currently teaches dance at the Beverly Richards Dance Center in East Boston.
Katlyn Giuliano| MA
Katlyn currently lives in Randolph, MA. She started dancing at the age of four at The Dance Shop in Holbrook, MA, where she studied until graduating from Blue Hills Regional Technical High School in 2010. In 2015, she graduated from the Joan Phelps Palladino School of Dance at Dean College in Franklin, MA with a B.A. in dance and a minor in theater. In addition to her dance curriculum, she gained experience working on the production side of performance through her involvement in many of the plays and musicals produced by the theater program. She is also an alumnus of the Disney College Program. She aspires to one day perform professionally on either a Broadway stage or in a Walt Disney theme park.
Keira Driscoll | MA
Keira has been dancing for over 25 years and, with KSDC since 2011. Growing up she took ballet at The Ellison Center in Duxbury, Massachusetts, and was a highly competitive gymnast for multiple gyms in the South Shore. Come high school, Keira attended a college prepatory school, Proctor Academy, in Andover, New Hampshire, and Graduated in 2006. At Proctor, Keira studied under Barbara Winslow, and Julie Larsen. As a sophomore, Keira persuaded her school's faculty to change the athletic credit system to include Dance and as a senior, won the Excellence in Dance Award. Keira attended and graduated from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey and graduated in 2010 with degrees in Psychology, with concentrations in Early Childhood Education, and Special Education, and Dance Choreography and Performance. At Drew Keira studied under Cheryl Clark. Keira has taught dance in multiple schools systems, and dance studios in Massachusetts over the years. Since 2015, she has been the Director of The Little Gym of Boston at Waverley Oaks, a children's gymnastics facility for kids ages 4 months to 12 years. Keira looks forward to every season is it KSDC, and has been so proud of how we have grown over the years!
When Keira is not dancing KSDC in her free time, she can be found taking long walks with her puppy, Sox!
Kristen Kelly | RI
Kristen grew up dancing at Janet Keaney's School of Dancing in Westwood, MA. While in high school she was a member of Janet Keaney's Dance Company. After high school, Kristen went to Keene State College and graduated with a BA in Theater and Dance. In college, she focused on modern and dance education. While in college, she created a piece that was presented in the Showcase, and helped run an after school dance program for local elementary schools. Kristen became a certified yoga teacher in 2019 and is currently attending MCPHS for her master's in acupuncture and oriental medicine.
Kristin Conway | RI
Kristin has been dancing for over twenty years. Growing up, she danced as much as she could in various styles, and was part of a local studios competition team. After high school, she continued her love of dance at Springfield College where she majored in Dance. Kristin was an active member of the Springfield College Dancers, and was the President of the club during her senior year. While she was in Graduate School, Kristin became a dance teacher for a Park and Recreation Program in Connecticut. Kristin did take some time off from dance, but has recently decided to start dancing again. This is her first year with KSDC and is very excited to see what this year brings.
Lauren Coyne, Director | MA & RI
Lauren grew up studying dance for 12 years at Legein Dance Academy, in Rhode Island. Lauren is a graduate of Dean College and has a BA in Dance and Performing Arts. While attending Dean, Lauren was a member of the Dean College Dance Company, Dean College Dance Team and performed in each year’s musical productions. She was honored with two Dance Department Scholarships and Performance awards and was named to the Dean's List each semester. Lauren is also a 2004 graduate of the Dance Teacher's Club of Boston and has since has been on faculty with Art in Motion Dance Studio of North Kingston, RI, The Dance Studio of Easton, MA, and Dance Expressions RI of Middletown, RI. Lauren has had the opportunity to train with teachers and choreographers such as Savion Glover, Nailah Bellinger, Jill Silverman, Joan Palledino, Frank Hatchett, Jay Jenkins, Dian Gudot, Michelle DaSilva-Ball, Tommy Ralibate and Bob Thomas. More recently, Lauren has choreographed for Suessical: The Musical, High School Musical, Rent: The Musical, Legally Blonde: The Musical, Shrek: The Musical and is currently working on Cinderella.
Mackenzie Shea | MA
Mackenzie has been dancing since the age of three. She received her dance education from A Dancers' World in Halifax, MA. She was also a member of their competition team. She attended the Dance Education Training Course and received her Teaching Certificate in 2011. Mackenzie attended Stonehill College and was a member of their Dance Team for all four years. She competed with the team at Nationals each year in Daytona Beach. Her senior year the team was awarded fourth place in the nation for Division II, the highest Stonehill has ever scored. While at Stonehill, she was also a member of their Dance Company. Mackenzie is very excited to continue her love of dancing with KSDC.
Melanie Campbell | MA
Melanie is a graduate of Endicott College with a bachelor's degree in graphic design and a minor in dance. She began dancing at a local studio at the age of six and has continued dancing ever since. She has studied many genres of dance including ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, modern, and hip-hop. While at Endicott, Melanie performed with the Dance Ensemble in over six shows and was a member of the dance team during her freshman and sophomore year. She also worked with local choreographers to learn dances for the Dance Ensemble shows, performed each fall and spring season. Melanie is looking forward to dancing with KSDC this season!
Meaghan Coyne | RI
Meaghan grew up in Coventry, RI. She danced for twelve years at Legein Dance Academy where she took tap, jazz and ballet. Meaghan just recently started to dance again and joined KSDC. Meaghan is a full-time employee at Kent Hospital and she is attending college at CCRI to pursue a future in the occupational therapy field.
Nicole Perry | MA
Nicole has been with KSDC since the spring of 2010. She grew up dancing various styles at a local dance studio and competed all over New England. She graduated from Dean College with a BA in Dance. While at Dean, she performed in various productions and was part of the prestigious dance company. She was also twice accepted into the Alvin Ailey Summer Intensive. Nicole currently teaches dance at Lyrics In Motion in Woonsocket, RI. When not dancing, she loves being with her husband, Chris, her two cats, and her daughter, Anna. She looks forward to another great season with KSDC!
Samantha Charette | MA
Samantha is from Manchester, CT where she began her dance training at the age of two. After studying a variety of dance styles and being a member of the Betty-Jane Turner Competition Team, she graduated from high school and went on to pursue dance at Dean College. Throughout her time at Dean, she had the opportunity to perform in a variety of shows before receiving her B.A. in dance in May 2010. Upon leaving Dean, she went on to fulfill a childhood dream of working in Disney, where she worked as a character performer and was featured as a Cosmic Ray Elf during the Christmas season. Samantha first joined KSDC in the fall of 2011 and after once again returning to Disney for a professional internship in 2013, she returned to KSDC in the summer of 2014. Currently, Samantha resides in Connecticut where she is responsible for running the Aquatics & Youth Programs for a local parks and recreation department. When she’s not working or dancing, she’s enjoying being a newlywed and spending time with her husband...that or probably planning her next Disney trip!
Sara Kenyon | MA
Sara is from Gloucester MA and has been dancing for over 15 years. She graduated from Endicott College in 2018 and is currently working on her MBA at Endicott’s Van Loan School of Professional Studies. She started dancing at the age of 4 at Mrs. Tina’s Studio of Dance and then went on to dance at Michelle Shaws Elite Dance Centre on their senior competition team. Sara has studied multiple forms of dance and attended several competitions around the area up until her sophomore year of college. She has also had the opportunity to perform throughout New England and in events at Walt Disney World. This is Sara’s first year with Kinetic Synergy Dance Company and is extremely excited to be dancing again.
Shannon Dugan | RI
Shannon resides in Tiverton, RI and is a mother of two: Brayden Cyrus and Landon Dennis. Shannon grew up dancing at her mother's dance studio in Raynham, MA. She continued her studies and graduated from Dean College in Franklin, MA with a dance degree in 2009. Shannon was a member of the WNBA Mohegan Sun Dance Team for five years, serving as captain for three of those years. She has performed with Rascal Flats and Taylor Swift, and has all performed on national television. In June 2013, Shannon opened her own studio, Dance Expressions of Middletown, RI. Along with owning her own studio, Shannon dedicates her time to KSDC, and has been with the company for over five years. She is looking forward to what the future has for this amazing company!
Veronica Midili | MA
Veronica grew up studying dance for ten years at the Country Academy of Dance in New York, learning technique in ballet, modern, pointe, jazz, tap and hip-hop. In middle school and high school she was also a member of the Linda Duci Dance Ensemble. During her undergraduate studies at Bridgewater State University, Veronica was affiliated with the dance company and took multiple classes to expand her knowledge. Currently, Veronica teaches dance at Bridget’s Dance Studio in Norwell, MA and Braintree, MA, where she educates young children in creative movement and technique.