Instructors:Nabby Bromfield, Allie Dyer, Elizabeth Fusco, Chelsea Kearns, Lynn Miller
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 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 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 4th season with us this fall!
Allie Dyer- 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 year ago and we are so happy she did! Not only is Miss Allie a kind and gentle instructor with our youngest dancers, she is an amazingly talented choreographer for our advanced dancers and our competitive team. We are thrilled to have Miss Allie begin teaching her 6th season here at DDA this fall!
Elizabeth Fusco- Miss Elizabeth is currently majoring in Journalism and English at the University of Rhode Island and has been dancing for eleven years. She started tap dancing with Miss Tara when she was ten years old but quickly became interested in learning other styles of dance including Jazz, Lyrical, Ballet and Pointe. During her time as a student here she also competed on our Competitive Team from the ages of 13-18 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 are so very pleased to welcome her back to the studio as a teacher for the 2021-22 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 4th 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 5th season at DDA this fall!