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 20 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 16 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 he 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 various classes for us, such as our Dazzler, Junior Teen, Teen/Senior and Boys Hip-Hop classes as well as choreograph for our Competitive Hip-Hop Team. We are very excited for him to begin his 3rd season with us this fall!
Allie Dyer- Miss Allie is back!! Miss Allie was a beloved member of our staff who taught at Dynamic for 4 years before moving to North Carolina a couple of years ago. She has a degree from Johnson & Wales University in Food Service Entrepreneurship. She also is a very talented dancer and choreographer who was equally as comfortable teaching our youngest dancers as she was teaching our most advanced dancers, including our competitive team. We are so very excited to welcome her back to Dynamic Dance for the 2020-2021 dance season!
Rachael Ferentinos- Miss Rachael was a talented student of Miss Tara's for many years. As she got older she trained as a teacher assistant and eventually started teaching her own classes for us in the fall of 2018. She has studied Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip-Hop, Pointe and Contemporary and performed with our Competitive Team for many years. Last season she choreographed two beautiful duets for new members of our competition team. She is a very hard-working, ambitious person and is currently attending college while working several jobs, including teaching at Dynamic for her 3rd season!
Caroline Healey- Miss Caroline has been a student of Miss Tara's for the past 14 years. Dance styles that she has trained in include Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip-Hop, Pointe and Contemporary. For many years she has also performed beautifully with our Competitive Team. She was one of 32 DDA dance students who performed in Walt Disney World in the summer of 2016! She has trained as an instructor assistant and also worked at our front desk and taught as a substitute dance teacher for the past 2 years. This fall she is going into her Senior year at North Kingstown High School. Miss Caroline is a fabulous dancer with a fun personality and we are thankful to have her as a substitute teacher again this season!
Caroline Hirsch- Miss Caroline has been a student of Miss Tara's for 12 years. Her training has included lessons in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip-Hop, Pointe and Contemporary. She has been dancing with our Competition Team for many years. In the summer of 2016 she was one of 32 DDA dance students who performed in Walt Disney World! Several years ago she trained as an instructor assistant and she has also worked at our front desk for the past 2 years. She will be starting her Senior year at North Kingstown High School this fall. Although she has taught at DDA before as a substitute dance teacher, we are excited to welcome Miss Caroline as a full teacher with her own classes this season!
Chelsea Kearns- Miss Chelsea started her dance training at Michelle's L'ecole de Dance in Westerly, RI. She studied Ballet, Jazz, Modern and Lyrical. After graduation she enrolled at The Studio in Narragansett, RI, where her focus shifted to Classical Ballet. Chelsea studied the Vaganova syllabus with John White and Rose Marie Flachs in Pennsylvania and will be taking the Finis Jhung Teacher's Workshop during the summer of 2018. We are very excited to have Miss Chelsea back for her 3rd season as a Ballet and Pointe instructor this fall!
Lynn Miller - Ms. 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, Ms. Lynn has also taught and choreographed for our Competitive Team. She will begin teaching her 4th season at DDA this fall!
Heather Richardson - Miss Heather began dancing at the age of eight when her parents enrolled her at The Studio in Narragansett. She went on to study dance at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania, graduating in May 2012 with a BA in Dance. While at college she performed and choreographed for the Slippery Rock University Dance Team, the Jazz/Tap concert and the Senior Synthesis concerts. After graduation she stayed in the Pittsburgh area teaching a variety of styles, ages and levels at Richelle Lyn School of Dance. Miss Heather has taught a variety of dance styles to our older dancers for the past 3 years and we are happy she will remain on staff this fall at DDA!
Lindsey Turgeon - Miss Lindsey graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a degree in Criminology. Recently she also attended the Michael K Galvin Beauty and Business Academy and has a license in esthetics. She has been dancing since the age of 3 and starting competing at the age of 8. She competed all around New England and other areas of the United States, such as Nashville, Florida and Maryland. At the age of 16 she was 4th runner up in the Dance Idol competition during Nationals in Nashville. She also has been chosen as Travis Wall's Die Hard Dancer at Nuvo. Miss Lindsey still loves going to conventions to strengthen her skills. She teaches a variety of weekly classes at the studio for our older girls and has choreographed several award winning routines for our Competitive Team for the past few years. This will be Miss Lindsey's sixth season as an instructor at DDA!