Faculty

Premiere Dance Center is proud to be home to a faculty of experienced, talented and passionate dance educators.

 

Danielle Quinlan, Artistic Director. Danielle is from Medford, MA and began dance training twenty years ago at a number of studios in Massachusetts. She has also studied under master teachers at numerous dance conventions and competitions. She is trained in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, modern, lyrical, pointe and hip-hop. She graduated from Roger Williams University with a major in Communications and a minor in Dance. Over the past five years Danielle has taught and choreographed for students ages 3-18. She also spent time working at The Dance Complex in Cambridge, MA where she combined her passion for dance with her skills in communications.

 

Casey Mack, Artistic Director. Casey is from Reading, MA and began dancing at age 2. Casey danced competitively for 10 years and continued her dance training at Roger Williams University. Casey has trained in ballet, pointe,  jazz, modern, contemporary, lyrical, and hip-hop. She has attended numerous competitions, conventions, and master classes training under choreographers such as Mia Michaels, Brian Friedman, Tyce Diorio, Dave Scott, Laurieann Gibson and more. She has also taken classes and performed with Urbanity Dance Company. At Roger Williams she participated in dance team, dance theatre, and dance club. Casey graduated from Roger Wiliams with a major in business management and a minor in dance.

 

Alanna Coughlin, Instructor. Alanna is from Wilmington, MA and began her dance training at age 2. At her dance studio Alanna attended classes, assistant taught, and was also a member of the competition team. Throughout her dance training she has attended numerous dance conventions and master classes with choreographers such as Lauren Froderman, Alex Wong, Brandon Bryant, and Ellenore Scott. Alanna graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a degree in Early Childhood Education. Alanna is currently a Kindergarten teacher and is excited to combine her love for teaching and passion for dance at Premiere Dance Center.

 

Lindsay Somerville, Instructor. Lindsay is from Medford, MA. She began competitive dance training over twenty years ago at multiple studios in the Greater Boston area.  She is trained in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, pointe, modern and hip hop. Lindsay’s dance career continued at Bridgewater State University where she majored in Dance Education and Early Childhood Education.  Lindsay participated in Bridgewater State’s nationally ranked dance team and was a member and choreographer for the school’s dance company as well. Lindsay is currently a Kindergarten teacher and is excited to combine her love for teaching and passion for dance at Premiere Dance Center.

 

Leslie Breen, Instructor. Leslie Breen has been dancing since the age of nine and still dances all of the time, 35 years later! She was accepted to Connecticut College as a dance major, transferred to UMASS, Amherst, where she was a member of the dance team, and part of student dance and departmental theatre groups. Years later, Leslie earned her AAFA, Fine Arts, Dance Degree from Scottsdale Community College. She holds a certification in Yoga and is Acrobatic Arts Certified. Leslie was a certified public school dance instructor in Arizona (Dance, K-12) for seven years, has coached high school dance teams and cheer teams in MA and AZ and choreographed for Lynnfield Public Schools musicals. She is also licensed in Special Education, Physical Education and German has been teaching or serving as a paraprofessional for the past three years with the Melrose Public School system. She was owner of dance Dynamix in Malden for ten years.