Miss Theresa- otherwise known as Miss Tee has been dancing her entire life and when she was asked to begin teaching at the early age of 16 it was not even a question! In addition to all of her time spent training at the dance studio, Miss Tee was a part of her high school dance team and competed nationally with them. Theresa studied all forms of dance, including acrobatics. Miss Tee has been with Island Dance for over 10 years and still continues to teach in addition to being a Registered Nurse.
Shianne started dancing at the young age of 3 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. She has been trained in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Modern, Pointe and Lyrical. She spent summers traveling all over Canada and to the United States to compete and train, including spending 4 summers at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet summer training program. After graduating high school in 2013 Shianne moved to Franklin, MA to get her Bachelor's Degree in Dance. In college she performed in over 30 shows as well as musical productions. After graduating college Shianne moved to New York to be in the center of all things arts. Becoming a dance teacher has been Shianne's dream as long as she can remember and is so happy to be a part of the Island Dance Academy family.
Juliet began training at the American Ballet Studio in Bayport, NY at the age of 9. She attended New York State Summer School for the Arts at the age of 14, where she studied under members of the New York City Ballet such as Jennifer Ringer & Daniel Ulbricht. She spent 2 summers at the Joffrey Ballet School Trainee Program. Juliet completed her BFA in Dance & Studio Art at Adelphi University. During her time at Adelphi University, she trained under Frank Augustyn of the National Ballet of Canada, Marni Thomas Wood and Oliver Tobin of the Martha Graham Dance Company and Orion Duckstein of Paul Taylor's American Modern Dance. While in college, Juliet took a summer intensive with Paul Taylor's American Modern Dance and a winter intensive with Doug Varone and dancers.
Emily has been dancing since she was 3 years old and is an Island Dance Alumni! She was a dancer both recreationally and on the competition team until she graduated high school and went off to study at the University Of Delaware. Emily recently graduated with her BS in Elementary Education with a minor in Dance. During her time at Delaware, Emily was able to study different histories of dance and train in various styles. Emily also performed with the Harrington Theater Arts Company as she was seen in A Chorus Line, Mamma Mia!, Disney’s High School Musical and had the opportunity to choreograph The Wedding Singer her senior year. Emily has previously taught summer classes for Island Dance but is so excited to start in the fall!
Miss Joanna is an Island Dance Alumni and is so excited to be on staff!! Joanna not only runs the front desk but you can also catch her teaching classes!! Miss Joanna was on the competition team and is currently a middle & high school math teacher and is so excited she still gets to keep dance a part of her life!