Staff

Lindsey McGovern
Owner/Artistic Director/Instructor 
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Lindsey graduated from Salem State University with a major in dance in 2015; she was a Commonwealth Honors scholar and was a member of the National Dance Education Organization Honor Society.  Lindsey is trained in all styles of dance-- primarily under Deanna Carpenterri (J&D Dance Academy of Reading), Debi Cocco (J&D Dance Academy of Reading), Meghan McLyman (Salem State University), Caitlin Corbett (Salem State University), Sarah Swift (Salem State University), Nicole Pierce (Salem State University) and James Morrow (Salem State University). She has taken part in workshops and residencies from companies/programs such as Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, American College Dance Association, Dance Teachers’ Club of Boston, Jen Pollins, Peter Dimuro, and Mariah Maloney.  She has formal dance training and education in ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, lyrical, modern, contemporary, hip hop, composition, performance, pedagogy, dance production, dance theory/style, anatomy, and dance history.  

 

Recent performance credits include: Salem State University Faculty & Guest Artist Concert (September 2021), Salem Arts Festival (June 2021), Mass Poetry Festival (May 2021), NACHMO Boston (February 2021), NACHMO Boston (February 2020), Vitality Dance Project's Emergence (February 2020), Kaleidoscope Dance Company's Prismatic (August 2019), Reading 375 Concert (June 2019), Salem Arts Festival (June 2018-19), Across The Ages Dance Project: Lineage (June 2019), Salem State University Alumni Concert (November 2018 & February 2017), Beverly Arts Festival (June 2018), Anthony Williams’ Urban Nutcracker (2012). She has extensive performance/choreographic experience from her time at Salem State with both Salem Dance Ensemble and Repertory Dance Theatre. She currently dances for Kaleidoscope Dance Company. She has been teaching dance and theatre since 2011 and continues to work for Five Star Theatre Program (Reading, MA), Venturing Theatricals (Reading, MA) and in the Reading Public Schools doing musical theatre choreography.  Lindsey’s biggest passion is dance education and she looks forward to a lifelong journey of instilling a love of dance into her students.

 

Lindsey has been working actively in theatre dance education/choreography since 2011. She works for both Five Star Theatre Company & Venturing Studios in Reading, MA. Recent musical theatre choreography credits include Venturing Studios' productions of The Drowsy Chaperone , The Addams FamilyAnything GoesFrozen Jr., & Shrek; Coolidge Middle School productions of Seussical, Anne of Green Gables, Alice in Wonderland Jr, Beauty & The Beast Jr., Honk Jr., Freaky Friday, & Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.; Reading Memorial High School’s production of Mary Poppins (assistant choreographer). She also created contemporary dance work for six different Salem Dance Ensemble concerts at Salem State University.

 

In addition to performance and composition work, Lindsey has completed various research endeavors in dance; she presented a well-received written work entitled “Eating Disorders in the Ballet Dance Community” at American College Dance Association’s 2014 New England conference and presented her honors thesis in dance, “The Sociology of Miley Cyrus” (a written work and dance performance) at the Salem State University 2015 Undergraduate Research Symposium. Lindsey continues to research and write about body image issues in dance and the importance of practicing body neutrality as a dancer and educator.

Erin McGovern
Administration
Angelina Benitez
Instructor 
Kelsey Blanchette
Instructor 
Caitlin Beckman
Instructor 
Jackie Bowden
Instructor 
Erin Doherty
Instructor 
Laura McGovern
Instructor / Retail Manager
Emily Cooper
Instructor