Nicola Boutin – Owner/Director
Nicola grew up in Birkenhead, England. She started dancing at the age of two and knew then that it would always be a part of her life. She studied at Merseyside Dance and Drama Center where she gained her ISTD teaching qualifications and graduated with honors. Nicola has danced professionally in and around England, Europe and the Middle East. She has danced in films, on television and cruise ships. In addition, she has judged, choreographed and taught in numerous countries for over twenty years. In 2009 Nicola became Zumba certified. She is passionate about her work and is so thankful to all of her students and their families for being a part of her life.
June P. Buechner Carney – Ballet
Don Obviar – Ballet, Partnering & Contemporary
Jeanne Neu – Let’s Dance
Madelaine Mitchell-Ward – Jazz Fusion
Kristina Desjardins – Body Art & Street Groove
Kristina Desjardins began her dance training at The Adams School of Dance in Vermont. She then joined The Vermont Chamber Ballet, where she’s danced many roles such as Clara, Dew Drop Fairy, and Sugar Plum Fairy. She’s also performed with New York City Ballet’s summer seasons at Saratoga Performing Arts Center and studied at Boston Ballet for their summer intensives. After graduating from Rutland High she moved to New York City to study Musical Theater at American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Since then she’s joined New York City based companies such as ELSCO Dance, Metaphors&similiesDance, and GIG(Get it Good). She has worked for Dublin Worldwide Spirit Productions in numerous shows all over the US. Kristina’s been fortunate to work as a Dancer/Choreographer in Music Videos shot in L.A., New York, and London. Locally she’s choreographed for Musical Theater shows at Merchants Hall and Castleton State College. As of late she performed at Symphony Space in New York under Whitney G-Bowley’s direction for Project Broadway. She’s thrilled to be sharing her knowledge to the youth of her home state Vermont.
Elizabeth received her B.F.A. in ballet and technical theater from the University of Utah and has choreographed and performed works in ballet and contemporary dance throughout her life. She attended teaching intensives at the National Ballet School of Canada, Boston Ballet, and with the Parkinson’s Dance program. She taught ballet for the Deaf Shall Dance Program in Salt Lake City and teaches dance locally for the Flynn, Fusion 802 and the South End Studio. Some of her most influential teachers were Mattlyn Gavers, Violette Verdy, Denise Schultz and Toni Lander. In addition to teaching, Elizabeth is an architectural designer, toured as a dance lighting designer and stage manager and enjoys yoga