Please read below for credentials and bios of teaching staff.
Tara Calise - Miss Tara is well known in the town of North Kingstown, having taught dance in this community for many years. She has also taught dance in Coventry, Chariho, Cranston, Exeter and for the URI Dance Company. Dance has been her passion all of her life and she loves owning her own dance and fitness studio alongside her husband, Anthony. Miss Tara has a B.S. in Exercise Science from the University of Rhode Island and has been a qualified member of Dance Educators of America since 2006. She has over 25 years of teaching experience in the dance styles of ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, pointe and group exercise and has taught everyone from toddlers to older adults. Her most exciting experiences as a dancer have been performing in Walt Disney World twice and once on the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Explorer of the Seas. As a studio owner, it was a dream come true when she took 32 dancers and their families to Walt Disney World in July of 2016 for a wonderful performance opportunity! Miss Tara is extremely grateful for her students, staff and studio families. Her goal is to make Dynamic Dance Academy a warm and inviting studio for anyone who has a passion and love for dance like she does!
Nabby Bromfield - Nabby is a professional dancehall dancer born and raised in Jamaica. He has been dancing for over 17 years. His experience in performing and teaching ranges from hip-hop, breakdancing, reggae, dancehall and Michael Jackson impersonation. While he was in Jamaica he taught classes, performed at hotels and danced as part of advertisements. He participated in a televised dance show (similar to American's Best Dance Crew) where his crew finished in the top 10. He has also competed individually in dancehall competitions. In 2017 he moved to the U.S. and is very excited to share his passion and expertise in dancehall and other hip-hop styles with American students. Since the fall of 2018 he has taught hip-hop to various age groups at our studio, including Shining Stars, Dazzlers, Junior Teens, Teens/Seniors and Boys, as well as choreographed for our Competitive Hip-Hop Team. We are very excited for him to begin his 6th season with us this fall!
Allie Clow- Miss Allie has a degree from Johnson & Wales University in Food Service Entrepreneurship. She briefly moved to North Carolina after graduation, but moved back a few years ago and we are so happy she did! Miss Allie has taught everyone from our youngest dancers to our oldest, most advanced dancers. She is an amazing choreographer who will be lending her talents to our competition team members for her 8th season here at DDA!
Elizabeth Fusco- Miss Elizabeth recently graduated from URI with a degree in Journalism and English. She started dancing with Miss Tara when she was ten years old and during her time as a student at DDA she also competed on our Competitive Team and performed in Walt Disney World with our studio in 2016. Miss Elizabeth reflects fondly on memories of her time here, especially those from her assistant teaching and teaching experiences from ages 15-18. We love that she came back to teach as an adult and are grateful to have her teaching again this season!
Lynn Miller - Miss Lynn began her dance training with Bette Ann Monti Rossi at Atwood Performing Arts
Center for 13 years. She also trained under the instruction of Herci Marsden at State Ballet of
Rhode Island for five summers. She has competed nationally as well as internationally. In 2002
she placed fourth overall senior soloist at the International Dance Organization's show dance
competition in Riesa Germany. She then went on to train at Point Park University's
Conservatory for the Arts in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. She spent two seasons as a dancer with
the Pittsburgh Steelers for their fundraising events. She then went to Boston to earn her
doctorate of optometry from the New England College of Optometry and practices optometry in
Providence. In addition to teaching weekly classes, Miss Lynn has also taught and choreographed for our Competitive Team. She will begin teaching her 7th season at DDA this fall!
Sadie Smith - Miss Sadie has been a student at DDA for 11 years and excels at every dance style that we offer. In addition to weekly classes, she has also been a member of our competitive team for many seasons. We are proud that she has received recognition 2 years in a row at the Revel Dance Convention, last year receiving a full scholarship to a regional convention and this year receiving a full scholarship to their National Convention in Orlando, FL! She also has won awards for her amazing solo routines in various competitions. Ballet and Pointe are 2 of her specialties and she has performed numerous times in Island Moving Company's Nutcracker at Rosecliff Mansion. Miss Sadie works as a receptionist at DDA's front desk and has volunteered her time for several years as an instructor assistant. This year will be her first as a full instructor at DDA and we are very excited to have her join the team!
Rachel Turcotte - Miss Rachel has been a student at DDA for 11 years and is a very accomplished dancer, with Tap dance being one of her many strengths. She has been a member of our competitive team for many years, having competed in Jazz, Lyrical and Tap group routines as well as Contemporary and Tap solos. We are so proud that she was recognized at this year's Revel Dance Convention and won a partial scholarship to a Tap intensive course that she will be attending in FL during the summer of 2023. Miss Rachel volunteered her time weekly last year as a class assistant, helping Miss Tara with a Small Wonders class. She will be a senior at North Kingstown High School this year and for the first time will be a full instructor at DDA! We are so happy to have her join the team!