The Faculty

Gia Carson, Owner  began dancing at the Dance Center at the age of 6 under the direction of Pamela Christo, where she continued her studies in Jazz, Tap, Classical Ballet, Lyrical Dance and Hip Hop through her teen years. She also trained in Classical Ballet at the Gene Murray School of Dance, a well respected and recognized technical dance school in Salem, MA. At the age of 16 Gia was selected to tour the country as one of Art Stone’s Dance Olympus V.I.P Dancers.  A VIP has a once in a lifetime opportunity to study with a highly skilled and competent group of professionals, while traveling throughout the United States.  A VIP becomes a stronger technician, a better performer and a more mature person after an exciting, educational and exhausting summer with this tour.  After high school, Gia continued her studies at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida with concentration in Classical Ballet and Modern Dance. After marrying and beginning her family, Gia returned to the Dance Center of Danvers to pursue her love of teaching and help keep the studio the successful teaching facility that it has always been.

 

Lauren D'Ambrosio graduated from Salem State University with a bachelor's degree in Education and a Minor in Dance. She also holds a Master's Degree in Education and Special Education from Cambridge College. Beginning at a young age, Lauren has been able to train in all genres with copious dance studios and schools. These studios include Chelsea Dance Studio, Virginia Williams Dance Studio, Dance Center of Malden, Northeast Youth Ballet, The New York City Ballet, The Boston Ballet and the Ballet Theatre of Boston. She also had the opportunity to perform professionally in multiple productions at The Emerson Theatre and The Boch Theatre.  Lauren's love for performing led her to teaching and she worked as a dance teacher at Salem State for many years. Aside from her extensive dance background, she has great experience working with children through her work as a special education teacher and an ABA therapist. Most recently Lauren has worked as the Program Director for Family Networks in Lynn, MA. Lauren is excited to return to The Dance Center for her third year! As always she looks forward to bringing her experience and passion for dance into her classes. 

Kristin Flynn began dancing at the age of 8 at her local Boys and Girls Club.  It was there she realized her love and passion for dance. She stayed there until her early teens and then joined a serious studio to develop her skills. She immediately joined the competition team. She studied jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical and hip hop. During her summers, she danced at her studio and also studied at the Konservatoriet Dance Studio in Alfred, Maine. There she learned the strict techniques of ballet and contemporary dance. Throughout high school career she danced at her local studio on the top competition team dancing 12 hours per week perfecting her dance techniques. This past May Kristin became a licensed Physical Therapy Assistant. We are very excited to have Miss Kristin share her expertise to increase our dancer's flexibility, technique, and strength. Miss Kristin has been teaching at The Dance Center of Danvers for four years and is looking forward to starting her fifth year at DCD. 

Caroline Norris graduated from The University of New Hampshire with a concentration in Human Development, Family Studies, and Child Advocacy. She is currently working towards her Graduate Degree in Early Childhood Education. This is a big passion of Miss Caroline's and she loves teaching these young dancers at The Dance Center. Caroline has trained in styles such as classical ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary and hip hop for fourteen years at J & D Dance Academy in Reading, MA. Caroline is also well trained in dramatic arts and musical theatre. Caroline continued her dance career as a member of the UNH Dance Team, along with Miss Sarah. Ranking 7th in the nation, her team was intensely trained in both Jazz and Pom styles. Caroline was also a dancer for the Lowell Spinners and performed in venues such as Fenway Park. Caroline is excited to return to The Dance Center for her fourth year and looks forward to sharing her passion and love of dance with her students! 

Sarah Tubbs graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of New Hampshire where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in both Marketing and Management with a minor in Dance. Sarah was a student at Kerry's Dance Center in NH and has trained in tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, acro-jazz, modern, hip-hop and lyrical for fourteen years. During her years as a student she was an avid student-choreographer, an assistant teacher and part of her studio's competition team. Her choreography has been performed in front of thousands of people at UNH’s Cowell Stadium, in local promotional performances, state competitions, showcased at a Boston Celtic’s Game and even on the Miss New Hampshire Stage where she most recently took home the title of Miss New Hampshire. We are looking forward to seeing Miss Sarah compete this coming December in the Miss America Competition. While training with her team at UNH, she also studied tap, jazz, ballet, aerial arts, dance composition and choreography.  Sarah is the current head coach of the Timberlane High Dance Team, trains on Aerial Silks and Trapeze and teaches various master classes in NH. Sarah is thrilled to return to The Dance Center for her third year and continue her passion of teaching.

 

Talia Maihos has been dancing for twenty-six years with over a decade of teaching experience behind her. She is trained in various styles and has taught Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical, Modern, and Hip Hop to all ages and skill levels. She began her career at the age of 17 volunteering to teach Hip Hop to adolescents with disabilities. Talia then went on to train at her home studio teaching Ballet and Tap. At the same time Talia enrolled at Salem State University focusing her studies in Dance. She was a choreographer for both Salem State Dance Ensemble and Repertory Dance Theatre and held the position of President for the 2012-2013 academic year. Talia performed with the Hip Hop company, Pictures in Concrete out of Boston, and has spent the last decade dedicating her dance career to teaching on the North Shore. Talia is grateful to be a part of the Dance Center of Danvers faculty, and wholeheartedly enjoys sharing her passion for dance with all of her students.  

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