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P.K. Shiff          S. Fader          I. Korn          J. Raye         N. Murphy          L. Elliott          Guests

Photo by Joseph Puleo

PAULA K. SHIFF MSB Director | NSCB Artistic Director

SARAH FADER

SARAH FADER

Creative Movement  |  Child Ballet

  • Sarah Fader began teaching Children’s Ballet I classes at MSB in the fall of 2005.  She has taught Creative Movement classes at the school since 2010. 

    Her ballet training began in Connecticut, at the Hartford Conservatory, and continued at the Hartford Ballet Company. She studied with Edward Villella of the New York City Ballet, and with William Anderson of the American Ballet Theatre.  Locally, she has studied with Marie Paquette, Anna Myer, and, of course, Paula K. Shiff.

    Sarah graduated from Mount Holyoke College, where her concentration was in Dance, Theatre, and English Literature.  She has been teaching dance classes in a variety of styles, from Ballet to Jazz, African to Cuban Modern, to students of varying ages — from 3 to 80 — all of her adult life.

IVAN KORN

IVAN KORN

Modern  |  Resident Choreographer

JIMMY RAYE

JIMMY RAYE

Pilates Instructor

NANCY MURPHY

NANCY MURPHY

Partner Dances  |  Pre-Ballet

  • Nancy has been dancing since early childhood. She performed with the Maine State Ballet and the Connecticut Ballet. Later, she also performed with the Mandala Folk Dance Ensemble. Today she is a member of the Back Pocket Dancers.

    She now specializes in partnered dances, including ballroom forms such as Waltz and Foxtrot; latin forms such as Rumba, Cha Cha, and Salsa; East Coast Swing and Argentine Tango. She teaches at a number of venues in the Boston Area.

    As a social dancer, Nancy can be seen on the floor at events ranging from Milongas to Swing dance clubs, and just about anything in between. She bring this “real life” experience to her teaching. She’s trained many Boston area dancers and teachers.

LEDA ELLIOTT

LEDA ELLIOTT

Tai Chi and Qi Gong |  Mindful Kids

  • Leda has over 30 years of experience teaching performing, and competing in wushu (Chinese martial arts), and has been involved in dance/creative movement since she was three. She trained and studied under Master Bow Sim Mark, of the Tai Chi Arts Association, as a private student for over ten years, and has taught Tai Chi both nationally and internationally.

    Leda has studied Reiki under Master Starr Beauvais and often offers both Reiki and Tai Chi as needed to assist her students and clients in their healing program. In addition, Leda has extensively studied homeopathy at the New York School of homeopathy, Luminous School of Homeopathy and the Master Clinicians program under the guidance of Master Homeopath Louis Klein. She is a certified holistic cancer coach through The Center for Advancement in Cancer Education.

    Leda combines her knowledge and experience from a variety of modalities to create a healing program/routine best suited for her students.

GUEST FACULTY
JESSICA DAVISON

JESSICA DAVISON

Jazz

CARLOS FITTANTE

CARLOS FITTANTE

Baroque  |  Balinese

JULIE PAPPAS SMITH

JULIE PAPPAS SMITH

Broadway Jazz  |  Floor Barre

KAREN MARIE PISANI

KAREN MARIE PISANI

Musical Theater  |  Acting for Dancers

  • Karen was Dance Captain and performer in the National Touring Company of A Chorus Line under the direction of Michael Bennett. Professional credits include: Gypsy, Dames At Sea, Fiddler on the Roof, and Stop the World! I Want to Get Off. She choreographs frequently for industrial shows, including Filene’s and Reebok. Past credits include 32 years as choreographer for the Hasty Pudding Theatricals, faculty of both Boston Ballet and Harvard University’s Summer Dance Programs, Artistic Director of the National Dance Institute /New England with Jacques D’Amboise of the N.Y.C. Ballet. With a Master of Education degree, she has traveled to every major city in the U.S.A. teaching master dance classes.

KATRINA LOCKLIN

KATRINA LOCKLIN

Hip Hop

  • Katrina Locklin has been teaching various styles of dance for over 30 years nationwide.  Originally from Connecticut, Katrina furthered her dance education in Boston, MA where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in dance from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee.  Katrina was the Artistic Director and owner of Urban Grace Dance, a pre-professional dance school, located in Pennsylvania before relocating with her family to Banner Elk, NC.  Among her accomplishments, she has performed professionally with several multi-disciplinary dance companies, dance troupes, and in community theater.  Her choreography has spanned from school and studio performances and competitions, to full stage productions, as well as television and video. Katrina focuses on teaching proper technique in a fun, relaxed atmosphere where students are encouraged to be themselves.  Katrina welcomes students of all ages, levels, and abilities in her all inclusive classes.

IRIS E. BERRY

IRIS E. BERRY

Anatomy  |  Sutton Dance Writing™

  • Iris returns to MSB having previously taught ballet, jazz, injury prevention, and Sutton Dance Writing™. Having danced from the age of 5, she went on to earn a Bachelors of Science in PE/Dance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

    She also has completed a degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant, became a certified athletic trainer and a massage therapist. Continuing her efforts to assist in injury rehabilitation, she is on staff at the ProEx Physical Therapy clinic in Salem, MA where her specialty is dance and sports injuries. She is an adjunct faculty member of the Sports Science departments at Salem State University and Endicott College.

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msb@havetodance.com

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