Meet our Dream Team!
The Dance Company is proud to provide professional instruction in a warm, caring environment. Each of our dance teachers works very hard to bring the best out in their students each and every day.
Meet our amazing staff:
Owner and Artistic Director - Tarryn Wilkerson
Tarryn's mother enrolled her in dance class at the young age of 2.5 for some social activity as she was always dancing around the house. She never had any idea it would turn into her life's passion. Tarryn continued to dance right through to college receiving her Associates in the Arts with a dance concentration from Dean College. At Dean Tarryn was able to train with some of the most talented people in the dance world. While at Dean Tarryn realized her passion extended beyond the actual art of dancing, she was able to see how much she loved to teach, the ability to share what she loved so much about this incredible art form with others. Tarryn has taught throughout Southern NH for the last 10 years. Most recently at the former Academy of Movement in Nashua. She has created dance programs and summer dance camps for the youth in several NH towns. Tarryn has the incredible opportunity to do a lot of dance therapy working with the unprivileged and special needs. She won Mentor of the Year for United Ways Youth Venture Team, Dance Creations. Tarryn has won multiple awards for her choreography and her past students have gone onto dance in college and land dance roles in many areas most well known productions. In addition she has choreographed pieces for a number of areas theatre productions including Annie, Crazy for You, High School Musical, and Wizard of Oz. Tarryn lives in Milford with her husband Sean, 2 sons Westyn and Kellan, and four legged friends Miller and Bailey. She is so excited to introduce and inspire others to this wonderful art we call dance!
Mary Elizabeth Hauver, Preschool, Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Musical Theatre
Mary-Elizabeth Hauver has been dancing for 20 years. She trained at Melissa Hoffman Dance Center. She has won numerous awards at local dance competitions including American Dance Awards, Kaleidoscope, Dance Ovations and more. She has also competed in National Dance Competitions winning high score and special awards for her tap performances. In college, Mary-Elizabeth was the choreographer and co-captain for the dance team. She has planned and had 4 successful recitals with the college dance team. She taught previously for the former Academy of Movement. Mary-Elizabeth is also certified by the state of New Hampshire in Early Childhood Education and Special Education after earning her Masters Degree from Rivier College.
Caryn Miller- Dance Team Director, preschool, tap, jazz, ballet, musical theatre
Caryn Miller has been dancing for over twenty years and has been teaching dance for more than ten years. She received her early training at Charlotte Klein Dance Center and was in the dance company from 1994-1997. She has received recognition for her choreography at regional and national competitions of Dance Ovations and choreographed the winning routine for Junior Miss Global Dance International. Caryn earned her B.S. in Elementary Education a the University of Hartford and her M. Ed. in Elementary Education at Anna Maria College. She currently is a 5th grade teacher in Hollis, NH. When Caryn is not teaching little ones she spends time with her husband, daughter Sydney and son Jake.
Cassie Bertolino - Hip Hop and Contemporary- Hip Hop Crew
Cassie began dancing at a young age in Leominster MA before moving to NH and finding her home at Windham Academy of Dance where she became proficient in Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Ballet, and fell in love with Hip Hop. After graduating she packed her bags and moved to LA to further her dance training. She has had the privilege to work with world-renowned choreographers and train at some of the top dance studios on the West Coast. In addition she is constantly expanding her knowledge by attending various workshops such as Pulse and Monsters of Hip hop to name a few. Cassie brings new, fresh, innovatie choreography to TDC and looks forward to sharing some west coast flare with her students.
Amber Evans- Modern, Expressions, Dance Therapy
Amber is a NY Native who found her home in NH in 2008. Amber obtained a Master’sDegree in Dance/Movement Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Amber's dance training began at the age of 3 and her love for movement and its effects on healing the body and emotions also started at a young age. Amber has an undergraduate degree in Dance as well as Clinical Sociology from Ithaca College where she focused on Modern and Ballet. She also spent extra curricular time dancing with the college dance team and theater department. Amber has worked with the Paul Taylor Dance Company's second company (Taylor II) during summer residencies in her home state of NY. In addition to teaching at TDC, she works full time as a Dance/Movement Therapist where she works for individuals to access the healing powers of dance, movement, and the body.
Amanda Shaw- Student Operations Director- Preschool, Acro, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary
Amanda Shaw received her BFA in Contemporary Dance from The Boston Conservatory in 2014. She previously danced at Melissa Hoffman Dance Center and trained in ballet, jazz, acrobatics, modern, lyrical, tap, pointe, musical theater and more. Amanda is a certified Acrobatic Arts instructor. She has received awards such as Dancer of the Year and Young Choreographer of the Year by American Dance Awards, and Miss Dance of New England by Dance Masters of New England. During her time at The Boston Conservatory, Amanda worked with renowned choreographers such as Danny Buraczeski, Francesca Harper, Thang Dao and Dwight Rhoden. Amanda has been teaching and choreographing in the New England area since she was 17 years old. Her most recent choreographic opportunities include the Souhegan High School dance team, the opera “The Cunning Little Vixen” at the Boston Conservatory, a music video for a Boston-based band and Elf Jr the musical, Annie Jr, and Aristocats Kids at The Dance Company.
Kayla Parcels- Tumble Coach
Kayla is was a competitive gymnast for the Junior Olympic, United States Gymnastics Federation for 12 years. Post competitive retirement Kayla has coached at numerous gymnastics & dance facilities from tiny tots to tumbling. Kayla was a seven year student of New Hampshire School of Ballet. Having started dance to improve on her gymnastics foundations, it was dance-love at first class!
Kayla currently resides in the Boston area, where she is the Women's Head Coach for the MIT NCAA gymnastics team in Cambridge, Ma.
Michael McCarthy- Ballet
Michael has been dancing for twenty years, getting his start with Christine and Joel Seger at CCS Dance Academy. During his pre-college days, Michael was a competitive dancer and won titles such as Jr. Mr. Dance Ovations and Mr. Dance of the United States from USTD. Michael was accepted to the Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Arts Management at Oklahoma City University in 2007 and graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor's degree in Dance Performance. Immediately following his graduation, Michael began dancing for Royal Caribbean as one of their production cast dancers. During his five contracts with Royal, he was honored to be Dance Captain on the Explorer OTS and the Freedom OTS, as well as Aerial Coordinator for the Independence OTS. Michael is ABT Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 5 of the ABT National Training Curriculum.
Jacob Sewell- Jazz and Musical Theatre
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Gabby Mcnulty- Preschool, Lyrical, Ballet, Birthday Party Coordinator
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Kathrine Proux- Ballet/ Theater
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