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Instructors: Team Members


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Lindsay Deneault


Lindsay Deneault is the director and primary dance instructor at Elite Dance. Miss Lindsay has studied under Daurice McIntyre, Kerry-Ann Mulrey and Amy McNabb. She has also had the pleasure of taking class with Steven Boyd, Gregg Russell, Wade Robson, Brian Freidman, Dave Scott and Mia Michels.

Miss Lindsay is a graduate of Providence College where she assisted in creating a dance degree program for the college under Dr. Wendy Oliver. While at college, she studied with the Providence Ballet and was also able to teach in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.

Miss Lindsay has been choreographing since the age of 14 in places such as Riverside Theatre Works, Notre Dame Academy, Janet Keaney’s School of Dance and On Stage Dance Studio. She has been teaching ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary and hip-hop professionally since 1998. Most recently Miss Lindsay has had the opportunity to work with the Boston Ballet, Broderick’s Gymnastics Academy, and Take Centerstage Dance Challenge. Miss Lindsay’s students have traveled and competed from Massachusetts to Florida as well as Bermuda. She has also added Zumba® instruction, NIA and Piloxing®.

A member of the National Dance Educator Organization, Miss Lindsay, has traveled throughout the country for the Dance Olympus/Dance America organization. She has also had the opportunity to dance with Christina Aguilera and perform with Brian McKnight. She also reaches out to the community volunteering for YMCA programs, Earth Day and Family events.

Miss Lindsay has worked along with and adjudicated for the Miss America organization in Massachusetts, has managed Savaria Dance Studio for Ballroom and Latin dance, and worked for many other studios and organizations in order to promote dance education. She currently judges for national dance competitions, such as Starbound.

Kyle Weaver


​​Kyle is a graduate of Rhode Island College with a degree in Music. He has been teaching hip hop professionally throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts since 2004. Over the decades, he has coached hundreds of students and Kyle's choreography and his dancers have won many top awards and accolades including the Young Choreography award in 2005 at ADA, and dozens of 1st and 2nd place highest overall scores at regional and national dance competitions. Kyle also enjoys teaching master classes, dance intensives, and has taught at several regional and national dance competitions as a guest teacher for their conventions. Kyle is currently teaching hip hop at several studios where he shares his passion and intricate style, focusing on high energy and musicality for all age ranges and skill levels.

Katherine DiBona


Katherine DiBona began dancing at the age of 3 at American Academy of Dance. At age 6, she began dancing at the Boston Ballet School and continued studying there throughout high school. While at Boston Ballet, she trained intensively in the art of Ballet, Pointe, Variations, Character, and Flamenco under the direction of former professional dancers with world renowned companies such as The Royal Ballet (London, England), The Kirov Ballet (St. Petersburg, Russia), New York City Ballet (New York, NY), and HET National Ballet (Netherlands). She continued her dance education with classes at Bridgewater State University and her alma mater, Elon University in North Carolina. Miss Katherine currently teaches all Intensive Ballet classes at Elite Dance Center, along with Recreational Ballet 3, Team Ballet 3, Pointe, and the occasional yoga/stretch classes for adults and students.

Siobhan Mahoney


Siobhan Mahoney is a graduate from Stonehill College and earned her degree in Education Studies and Performing arts with a concentration in Dance. She will be continuing her education at Curry College for a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education. Siobhan has been dancing since the age of 3 and danced competitively since the age of 10, perfecting the styles of jazz, tap, contemporary, lyrical and more. She was a member of Stonehill College’s Dance Company, where she assisted in directing the company and choreographed multiple pieces during her time there. She is excited to be a member of the Elite Dance Center staff and begin her career as a dance instructor.

Ashley Connolly


Ashley began dancing at the age of three at Krylo Dance studio in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. She continued her studies at Festival Ballet Providence, where she danced with the junior company. A 2011 cum laude graduate of Dean College, she graduated with a Bachelor of the Arts in dance and a minor in business. While at Dean she was a member of the Dean Dance Company. Ashley is a graduate of the Dance Teacher’s Club of Boston and a member of the Greater Brockton Dance Teacher Association since 2018. In 2014 she taught and judged for the Dance Masters of America New England chapter scholarships. She has also judged for Take Centerstage Dance Challenge. Besides dance Ashley is a certified Pure Barre Instructor, teaching in Foxboro since 2019. Ashley loves to teach and pass on her knowledge and passion of dance to her students!

Ricky Plamenco


A dance teacher since 2001, Ricky has choreographed and inspired dancers of all ages in classic hip hop styles of locking, popping, and B-boying (Break Dancing). After receiving his degree in Architecture and a minor in Music from Roger Williams University, he followed his passion for the arts and has been seen performing on film, TV, social media, and stage. Ricky has dazzled television cameras with his mad free-styling hip-hop skills, rendered in silhouette, for a “Gimme 5 Lottery” commercial series, and spread his happy-footed charisma from sea to shining sea on the national “Shake Your Udi’s” disco van tour promoting gluten-free products via social media. He has also lit up stages in LTM’s Musical Revues with characters as disparate as Benny from In the Heights, David from Newsies, tap-dancing Robert Martin from The Drowsy Chaperone, and a Fosse-ized dancer in Chicago. With his background in on-camera and stage acting, he enjoys connecting all elements of performance in his work. Mr. Ricky believes in always giving his all -- and in giving, always.


Clarisse Beauvais


Clarisse started her Performing Arts training at the age of four at Riverside Theater Works in Boston, MA. It was there she discovered her passion for dance under the instruction of Kerry-Anne Mulrey-Maalouf. She has also taken classes taught by Diane Walker, Josh Hilburn, Sean “Shizz” Fielder and others.
Clarisse’s extensive dance training has afforded her opportunities to compete and perform nationally. She has also been featured in various television broadcasts.
In addition to Clarisse’s passion for the arts, she loves to travel. Her frequent travels have allowed her to train at some of the most prominent dance studios across the nation such as, Broadway Dance Center in NYC, Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio in Los Angeles, Dance 101 in Atlanta and more.
When Clarisse is not dancing, she devotes her time to Corporate Philanthropy and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives.


Charlie Holbrook


Charlie has years of teaching experience, having served as dance instructor at such institutions as Boston Conservatory, University of Rhode Island, Cathy Taylor School of Dance, American Academy of Dance and Dean College. Charlie’s performance experience includes work at The Bonanza Hotel in Las Vegas, The Jimmy Fund Telethon, The Heart Fund Telethon and Leukemia Society Telethon. Charlie has studied with Jack Stanley, Henry LeTang, Danny Hoctor, Ron Daniels, Roy Dodge, Jimmy Sutton, Dean Barlow and Bob Audy.

Kristina Belcher


Kristina has been dancing since the age of 3 starting at Janet Keaney's School of Dance along with studying at Norwood Recreation School of Dance and Bay Colony Performing Arts Acadamey. She is licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care to teacher ages Infant to 5 years old. Kristina has been with Elite Dance Center since late 2017 and has worked her way up from assistant teaching to teacher. Her favorite styles of dance are Ballet, Musical Theatre and Tap. Kristina has always loved working with children whether it be in her calls room at school or in the dance studio. 

Payton Anastasia


Payton Anastasia studied dance for 14 years under the tutelage of MaryLou Cunningham, RAD, founder of Dance Workshop of Hanover. Ms. Cunningham is registered and certified to teach with the Royal Academy of Dance, London.

Payton progressed through the Royal Academy's ballet syllabus, achieving each level of the distinguished program. In addition, she studied with Michele Davis, a former dancer with Ballet Theatre of Boston and Nick Pabst, formerly a dancer with the Sacramento Ballet. Her training has included pre-pointe, pointe, jazz, lyrical, and contemporary as well. Throughout the years, Payton participated in many dance competitions and was a member of Children Dance Ensemble, performing in the Nutcracker Ballet and other events as a part of the ensemble and in solo roles.

Over the past six years, you may have seen Payton at competitions or conventions as one of the backstage managers for Spirit of Dance Awards! 

Payton is eager to share her love of dance and choreography with aspiring young dancers and would love the opportunity to be a part of their dance journey! 

Shannon Burke

Student Teacher

Shannon is 13 years old and in the eighth grade. She has been dancing at Elite for 7 years and this is her first year on team. She is in one competitive dance and 2 non-competitive dances this year. Her favorite style of dance is ballet, especially pointe. She has been a student teacher for 3 years. Her favorite part about being a student teacher is sharing her love of dance with younger dancers. When she's older she hopes to become a dance teacher.

Amber Charbatji

Student Teacher

Amber is eleven years old and is in sixth grade. This is her seventh year dancing at Elite Dance Center and it’s her first year on the dance team. Dancing is Amber’s “Happy Place” whether it be learning or teaching. In her free time, she student teaches at Elite, likes to hang out and chat with her friends and spend time with her family. She has tried every type of dance offered at the studio, ballet, tap, jazz, musical theatre, lyrical, production, dance company, hip hop and ACRO. Lyrical is her favorite dance style right now, followed by jazz and musical theatre. She is excited to be on the dance team this year and is looking forward to her first competition.

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Erin Calio

Student Teacher

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