Mini Movers Studio Director & Instructor
Jackie Bowden is the founder and director of Mini Movers Studio. Jackie is a graduate of Salem State University were she graduated with honors with a minor in dance. She received the Creativity Award in dance and was awarded an arts grant to study at Broadway Dance Center's Training Program. In August of 2020 she completed the Boston Ballet Adaptive Dance Training Program.
In 2017, Jackie co-founded Kaleidoscope Dance Company where she was co-director until 2019. She also was a member of OnStage Dance Company Rep and was previously signed with Andrew Wilson Agency for commercial acting and modeling, before shifting focus full time to her business. Most recently, she was a 2020 summer season company member of Boston Community Dance Project Global.
Jackie has had the opportunity to perform at various festivals and shows around the New England area and continues to study under influential teachers to grow as an educator and dancer. In addition to dance, Jackie is a cheerleading coach with over 15 years experience.
While working as a substitute teacher, Jackie realized how there is a lack of movement in the every day life of young children and was inspired to start Mini Movers Studio.
Jackie's mission for Mini Movers Studio is to get kids moving and establish the building blocks of creativity and a healthy lifestyle! She believes in creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for all levels dance students of all levels and that everyone deserves the opportunity to a quality dance education!
Bailey Peicott is a current student a Dean College pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Dance with a concentration in teaching as well as an associate degree in psychology. Bailey has had performance and training opportunities all over the country and has had the privilege of training at Boston Ballet’s summer programs, Teddy Forance’s Generation IV, and Broadway Dance Center in New York City.
She truly believes in taking advantage of each opportunity and that value can be found in any experience. Under the guidance of Joan Phelps Palladino, Bailey has written and self-published her own book, Dance Brings Joy to Terminally Ill; a Journey of Healing through Dance and Dance Therapy as told by Ella’s Story. Bailey has a great interest in Dance Therapy and adaptive dance and hopes to pursue that as a career one day in addition to teaching and performing.
Bailey loves to continue her dance education beyond and is always interested in learning further, often attending dance conventions around the country and recently becoming an active member of the National Dance Educators Organization and Progressing Ballet Technique. She has found a passion for working with young students and being able to share her own love of dance with the next generation of dancers.
Jasmine Senn is a recent graduate of Salem State University where she graduated with honors and a major in dance. She received the Meghan Noel Scholarship and is a current member of the National Dance Education Organization. (NDEO) Jasmine teaches at several local dance studios within the north shore area.
Jasmine strives to build a community that provides programs that will help develop self-esteem, confidence, and respect for themselves as well as others.
Rebecca has been teaching contemporary, competition, jazz, ballet, and tap for the past four years and is excited to expand her teaching career. She is currently a graduate student at Salem State Universities School of Social Work. She received her bachelor’s in social work with a minor in Dance. Rebecca has danced and choreographed for Salem Dance Ensemble, On Stage, Kaleidoscope Dance Company, Green Street Studios and The Dance Complex in Cambridge, MA.
Her work as a dance teacher greatly encourages creativity and expressiveness. Rebecca incorporates empowerment and developmental skills into her dance classes. She enjoys working with kids because of their playful approach to dance.
Molly Quinn is a junior at Salem State from Dudley, Massachusetts. She is majoring in dance with a modern/contemporary concentration, minoring in education, and pursuing a certificate in dance education.
At Salem State Molly is vice president, choreographer, and dancer for Repertory Dance Theatre. She also choreographs and dances for the Salem Dance Ensemble and is a dance program associate for the dance department. In her spare time, Molly works and teaches fitness classes at the Gassett Fitness Center, and teaches dance classes at local studios.
Lisandra Fernandez has been training in dance for 11 years. She is currently a senior at Salem State University studying dance with a concentration in modern and contemporary and is a business administration minor. She participates in Salem Dance Ensemble and Repertory Dance Theatre. Lisandra enjoys being in dance rehearsal as well as choreographing dances. Lisandra’s favorite techniques in dance are jazz and modern. Lisandra is currently choreographing for the Salem Dance Ensemble and Repertory Dance Theatre.
Growing up Lisandra began dancing at Step by Step Dance studio in Waltham, MA. In the future, Lisandra is interested in the power dance has to heal and is exploring dance movement therapy practices. She hopes to one day own her own dance studio and share her love for dance with others.