The Greater New England Chapter of NADAA will hold one day workshops on the following dates:
2021 - 2022 dates:
Sunday, November 21, 2021 - Twin Hills Country Club, 700 Wolfswamp Rd., Longmeadow, MA 01106
Teachers for Sunday, November 21, 2021
Brianne Cannady from a young age recognized she had a love for dance, but found her passion through her feet. Brianne completed most of her dance training through high school in the Western Massachusetts area at All-Stars Dance Center. In addition to All-Stars, Brianne has spent time as a member of The Boston Tap Company, since 2009, under the mentorship of the founder/director Sean C Fielder. Brianne has had the pleasure of performing for recording artist and dancer Paula Abdul, former choreographer for Michael Jackson, Travis Payne, and Kimberly Wyatt of the Pussycat Dolls in a live audition for the T.V. show Live To Dance as well as America’s Best Dance Crew. Not only has Brianne spent her years studying with BTC, but she has also extended her study of tap dance with Chicago-native Ian Berg in his company, Subject Matter. Brianne has also shared the stage with tap dancers such as Jason Samuels Smith, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Michelle Dorrance, Derick Grant, Chloe Arnold, Barbara Duffy, Khalid Hill, Bril Barrett, and many others. Brianne has performed at multiple tap festivals to include, The Beantown Tap Festical, DC Tapfest, NJ Tapfest, and Chicago Human Rhythm Project. Brianne has also had honor of performing on the Inside/Out Stage at Jacob’s Pillow. Brianne continues to spread her love and knowledge for tap dance at local dance studios throughout the Western Massachusetts area. PEACE, LOVE, & TAP!
Katie Bittner grew up in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. She trained heavily in classical ballet for many years before attending University of Hartford where she earned a BFA in Dance Pedagogy. She has extensive experience performing and teaching ballet, modern, and contemporary dance. During her time at University of Hartford, she interned for the Hartt School Community Division and the Watkinson School. She has taught for CDF Freedom Schools and Ana Grace Academy, and has been a guest instructor for Nutmeg Conservatory and the Westminster School. Katie's professional performance experience includes works from choreographers Takehiro Ueyama, Katie Stevinson-Nollet, Darlene Zoller, and The Hartford Dance Collective, among others. She is a current resident artist for The Hartford Dance Collective, where she teaches, performs, and curates dance-related events. She also teaches for Ballet Theatre Company in West Hartford, where she has been faculty for 6 years. In every realm of teaching she enjoys delivering high-caliber training and instilling a love of dance in her students!
Nicole Michaud, a lifelong student of dance has been teaching jazz, tap, contemporary and hip hop since 2004! A local to the greater New England area, Nicole has studied various dance forms throughout her years dancing and gained inspiration from numerous teachers. Nicole encourages dancing for self-expression, story telling and most importantly, fun!
Nicole taught classes and worked with students at The Connecticut Concert Ballet, The Dance Connection, Leaps and Dreams Performing Arts, Summit Studios, Center Stage Dance Academy, American Dance Academy, Pure Imagination Theatre and Dance, and Dance Progressions. Along with teaching and choreographing at studios Nicole has also coached the award winning Ellington High School Varsity Dance Team throughout football, basketball and the competitive dance season, as well as choreographing for the Grossi dancers in their Center Stage Competitive Dance Team.
Nicole has continued teaching with a focus at The Dance Academy of Somers, under the direction of Kara Stanley and Grossi Dance and Performing Arts Academy, under the direction of Linda Regulbuto, where she is currently a returning staff member of many years! Her hope throughout teaching is always to first, nurture a safe and healthy learning environment, but also to inspire creativity, expression and dancing with intention- in hopes that all of these concepts will help her students to be better dancers, and more importantly, good humans!
Alexia Bobrowski, originally from Connecticut, studied at Joffrey Ballet School to become a Jazz & Contemporary Trainee while earning her High School diploma online. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Boston Conservatory at Berklee with a BFA in Contemporary Dance Performance with a Creative Entrepreneurship Minor. The Dean of the Dance division at the Boston Conservatory named her The Dance Pedagogy Scholar of 2020-2021.
Under the umbrella of dance education, Alexia has performed works by Mark Morris, José Limon, Catherine Coury, Bradley Shelver, Daniel Pelzig, among many other internationally recognized choreographers. After an internship with DANCE NOW NYC she was promoted to the Education + Project Coordinator. You can find her teaching diverse dance classes at DanceStep, Studio 22 and Grossi Dance Performing Arts Academy for the 2021-2022 season. She is performing professionally with Dimensional Dance until June of 2022.