Hilary has been involved with dance for many years. She is uniquely qualified in both dance education and elementary education. She has attended Dance Masters of America Teacher Training School and is also New Hampshire Certified as a Teacher in Elementary Education.
She is an accomplished Choreographer having choreographed for the Keene State College Dance Team and having won special awards noting her age appropriate and technically sound choreography for youngsters.
Hilary has involved herself with various scholarship programs for the performing arts; including being a Judges and Contestants Coordinator. She continues to serve as Director and a Lead Teacher of the Concord Dance Academy summer dance camps.
has been an active part of the dance industry for over 35 years. She
is a former member of the Boston Ballet Company and has extensive
experience in tap, jazz and ballet. She is a member of the Dance
Teachers Club of Boston, Inc./American Society of Dance, Dance
Masters of America – New England Chapter 5, Maine Dance Teachers
Club, and New Hampshire Dance Alliance. She is a tested and
certified Judge through the National Dance Council of America, Inc.
Janet is also a member of the United States Dance Sport Federation.
Her versatile experiences include being a Judge for the United
States Gymnastics Federation in Rhythmic Gymnastics and being a
regional Judge for the Miss America Pageant.
Janet travels extensively throughout the United States to support
great competition venues and promote and instill positive dance
experiences for young dancers to help them develop their talents and
realize their dreams. Janet has a stellar teaching career supporting
both novice and highly accomplished youngsters. Janet currently
serves us as a Guest Teacher, Choreographer and Dance Consultant.
Tina has been a dedicated Instructor with us for 16 years. Her teaching experiences span all age groups. Tina is also a Competition Team Trainer. Affectionately known as “The Polisher” she has a keen ability to help dance teams perfect routines while staying true to their Choreographers’ intentions. She consciously maintains an energetic, supportive and positive environment for youngsters of all abilities. Tina works with students in all subjects. Tina also has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
Sensei Peter Provencher began his martial arts journey in 1986 studying Shaolin kempo karate. After achieving his Ni dan (2nd degree black belt) his interest in the arts took him exploring other styles. While still maintaining study in Shaolin kempo, he began learning the art of Herchun. Upon receiving his San dan (3rd degree black belt) in kempo, he decided to place all his attention on Herchun. InMay 2004, Sensei Peter earned his Yo dan (4th degree black belt) with the honor of being the highest ranked student under his Herchun Kung Fu Grand Master. Sensei Peter has been teaching martial arts since 1988.
He has both taught at and managed various studios including his own school. Sensei Peter believes in giving young students a strong base by repeatedly teaching the three rules of karate: respect, self-discipline, and self-control; along with self-defense techniques of both novice and advanced nature. In addition to teaching our students, Sensei Peter does lectures, seminars and demonstrations at various sites including schools, churches, malls, and the Manchester and Concord area police departments.
Nate is an assistant to the Karate instructor. He is also the choreographer for the recital karate demonstration.
Jennafer McNutt has been dancing since she was 3 years old. She has trained in ballet, lyrical, jazz, modern and tap. In her early teens she started to concentrate on and hone her tap skills. She has trained extensively with Aaron Tolson, formerly of Riverdance and ImagineTap, for the past 5 years and continues to further her repertoire by taking Master classes. She is currently the Company Manager and Ensemble Dancer with New England Tap Dance Ensemble, a semi-professional tap dance group based in New England. She holds her Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice and Spanish from Plymouth State University. She is currently working towards her Master’s in Criminal Justice/Forensic Criminology and Licensure as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She has Blue Suede Tap Shoes that give her blisters!
Maria studied jazz, tap and ballet at Bill Fowler’s School of Dance in Medford, Massachusetts for over 14 years as part of their competition program. Maria made a tough choice to stop dancing at the school to accept a basketball scholarship to Southern Connecticut State University. Though basketball became a big part of her life, Maria’s love of dance brought her to join local dance crews and learn hip hop from the Boston scene. Maria has many years experience working with children as a youth director for summer camps and also coaching many different sport teams at different levels. Maria brought her passion and knowledge of dance and working with children to Concord Dance Academy in 2009. Maria looks forward to sharing with the students old school meets new school hip hop techniques to bring lively fresh choreography to the stage.
Chelsea Stickney has been dancing since the age of three at Concord Dance Academy. There she participated in a wide variety of styles and upon graduation, she furthered her education at the University of New Hampshire. While there, she continued her studies in dance, broadening her range of abilities to include Aerial dance. In 2012, Chelsea graduated from UNH with a Bachelors degree in Spanish and a minor in Elementary Education. In May of 2013, she completed a Masters Degree in Elementary Education. Chelsea is now a certified teacher in the state of NH and is working as a Title 1 Tutor in Concord.
Meredith recently graduated from New England College with a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology. Meredith trained at Concord Dance Academy studying jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary and ballet and has had many years of experience choreographing and teaching young dancers. Meredith hopes to educate dancers through her work as a teacher.
Over the past 16 years, Anna has trained in tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical/contemporary, modern, and pointe; and she has attended various workshops and classes. While training at CDA, she was a member of the CDA competition team and an assistant and substitute dance teacher. Anna has also trained in NYC with the Rockettes summer intensive program.
Anna graduated from Keene State College (KSC) with a BS in elementary education, a BA in communications, and a minor in dance. While at Keene, Anna choreographed a dance that was selected for inclusion in the KSC 2012 spring showcase, “Evening of Dance.” She also auditioned for, and trained under, Monica Bill Barnes in a piece that Monica choreographed for the show. Anna is a full-time, NH certified, 2nd grade teacher in Laconia.
Caitlin Estee started dancing at Concord Dance Academy when she was just three years old. She participated on the competition for ten years and taught dance camp in the summers. She graduated from Bow High School in 2008, and pursued a teaching degree. She attended Keene State College where she received high honors in her classes and became a member of National Honors Society and Kappa Delta Sociology Honors Society. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education as well as Sociology. She is currently a Title 1 Tutor in Hillsboro and enjoys working with students of all ages at the dance school. Caitlin teaches, tap, jazz, ballet, and lyrical to kids of all ages. Most people would describe Caitlin as, energetic, enthusiastic, peppy, and fun. She is happy to be back at her second home and looks forward to working with the CDA team!
Carin Walker is a third generation dance instructor with training in tap, jazz, and ballet and has a combined experience of ten years teaching at Concord Dance Academy. With focus on learning a solid foundation of basics and building advanced skills from there , she is inspired to teach anyone to dance and has taught all ages from youngsters to senior citizens as well as choreographed and coached the adult tap competition team. She has a bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary and Special Education from Keene State College and is a full time teacher with 20 years experience in the Merrimack Valley School District.