STAFF

Tana Chandler Tana has 30+ years of dance study, performance and teaching experience.  She continues to study ballet with Gene Murray at Boston Ballet and Nadine Moody at Hamilton/Wenham School of Ballet, jazz at the Jeannette Neill Dance Studio of Boston and Dancenergy in Marblehead.  She recently performed in the 35th year anniversary of the Jeannette Neill Dance Studio.  She is also an avid practitioner of yoga.  Tana is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music and teaches private piano lessons.  She is thrilled to be back teaching for Kids in Motion ballet and jazz.  Tana resides in Marblehead with her husband Fred and their son Luke.

Christina McGahey –Christina has been teaching dance for the past 16 years. She has taught primary, intermediate, and advanced levels.  Christina has been recognized and awarded for her choreography. She is also a member of the Dance Teachers Club of Boston.As a dancer and model, Christina has competed both regionally and nationally holding many gold, high gold and platinum medals. She was the East Coast High Point National Grand Champion, holding the titles of Miss Boston Model, and Miss Boston Talent at the America Miss Competition. She was 1st runner-up and also the creative and performing arts winner in the Suffolk County Junior  Miss Program.  At the prestigious Dance Masters of America Miss Dance Competition, she has placed in the top 12, and also was awarded for consecutive years as the overall winner in tap, jazz, ballet, and acrobat classes.

Kris Rainville -  Kris currently teaches a variety of styles of dance which include Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Hip Hop to students of all ages.  She is the dance choreographer for "Grease", "The Sound of Music" and "Shrek" with the Arlington Children's Theater.  Kris is a graduate of Emerson College with a BS in Performing Arts and a minor in Psychology.  She began dancing at the age of four with Mary Bertagna's School of Dance in Arlington.  She studied extensively with Bill Fowler Jr. winning several awards with Terpsichore Competition of New England and Headliners Dance Competition.  She also won a scholarship to attend the Dace Teachers Training of America.  She performed in The Nutcracker with The North Atlantic ballet Company at age fifteen and studied under the direction of Skip Warren at Marie Paquet Classical Ballet School  

Devon Previte -  Devon is an enthusiastic dance and yoga instructor.  She was born and raised in East Boston.  She began her dancing career at the age of three under the direction of Eleanor Rubino and Paula Terenzi.  Devon also got involved with pageants, cheerleading and tumbling classes, however dancing was always her first priority among all her activities.  She danced competitively for ten years competing in local Massachusetts competitions and won various awards for solo and group dances throughout these years.  She was often recognized for her wholehearted presence on stage when performing.  Devon has participated in many workshops with well known choreographers including Mia Michaels in the New York Dance Teacher Summit 2012.  After graduating High School Devon decided dance was always going to be a passion in her life therefore she wanted to give the gift of dance back to others as a dance teacher.   Devon is currently a students at Lesley University studying Early Childhood Education.  Devon also just received her 200 hour yoga certification.  

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