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Mini Movers Studio

jackie bowden

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!

miss bailey

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Bailey Peicott holds a bachelor’s degree in Dance with a concentration in education as well as an associate degree in Psychology from Dean College. Bailey has had performance and training opportunities all over the country including Boston, Las Vegas, Orlando and New York City. Bailey has also had the privilege of training at Zello Dance Studios,  Boston Ballet’s summer programs and Broadway Dance Center in New York City. Her performance credits include New England Patriots Home Openers, various Dean College Performances community performances, various concept videos, and competitions,.

Bailey is extremely grateful for all the opportunities provided to her through her dance teachers, dance professors, peers, and Dean College. 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.

Amidst excelling in technique, composition, creative movement and pedagogy courses at Dean College she has also been teaching and choreographing for several local studios. Bailey loves to continue her dance education beyond and is always interested in learning further, often attending dance conventions around the country. Bailey is an active member of the National Dance Educators Organization where she will be presenting work at their 2022 National Conference. 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.

miss jasmine     instructor and administrative assistant

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Jasmine Senn is a dancer, choreographer, and performer of the arts. She has been dancing since she was three years old. She danced competitively and started teaching the younger generation at fifteen years old. She teaches and choreographs competitively and for recreation classes. 

Jasmine graduated from Salem State University in 2019 with a double major in dance and a minor in business. She had great joy being a member of Repertory Dance Theatre, where she was a dancer, choreographer, and the club’s Public Relations Manager. Jasmine was also a part of Salem Dance Ensemble, where she was also a dancer and choreographer.

Jasmine’s passion for the arts came directly from the biggest influence in her life, her godmother and role model, Sheila Rosanio. Growing up in her studio, Jasmine was able to see and be inspired by many dancers from different cultures and backgrounds.

Jasmine’s mission is to encourage aspiring dancers that nothing is impossible. She believes that everyone deserves to be seen and heard and to have a creative outlet. Jasmine strives to build a community that provides programs that will help develop self-esteem, confidence, and respect for themselves as well as others.

miss lisandra

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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.

miss anna

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Anna Witkowski began her dance training at the young age of three, where she found her passion for dance. Growing up attending a local dance studio, she studied a variety of dance styles and was a competitive dancer, competing in Regional and National Competitions up and down the East Coast. She went on to study dance technique, production, theory, and composition at Stonehill College where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Visual and Performing Arts with a concentration in Dance. There, Anna was a two-time finalist in Team Dance at the National Dance Alliance Collegiate Competition with the Stonehill Dance Team, a dancer and choreographer for the Stoneworks Dance Company, an instructor of the Dance Outreach Program, as well as a two-year performer for the Mayfair Festival of Boston.

As a member of the Dance Masters of New England Chapter 5, she continues her dance education by attending dance classes and conferences instructed by some of the most outstanding names in the dance industry in cities like New York and Boston. Anna continues her dance career by choreographing and teaching at local dance studios for all ages and dance levels. Her choreography has been recognized in multiple dance competitions receiving high scores, special awards, and top placements.

As a dancer, instructor, and choreographer, Anna prides herself in creating a fun, enthusiastic, hard working atmosphere enriched with artistic expression in every class to build a memorable and positive experience for every dancer who walks in. She encourages all of her dancers to dream beyond the stars and is so excited to share her passion of dance with each and every one of them!

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miss kylie

Kylie began dancing when she was four years old and has continued pursuing her love for dance into college. Currently, Kylie is working towards her Bachelors of Arts in Modern Dance and a minor in Education at Salem State University, anticipating graduation in Fall 2021.

 

During her time at Salem State, Kylie has both performed and choreographed with Salem Dance Ensemble and Repertory Dance Theatre. In the last two years, she has worked as a Dance Department Associate affiliated with the program and served as Secretary for the Repertory Dance Theatre Executive Board. She has worked as a rehearsal assistant for guest artists, received the Presidential Arts Scholarship and earned Dean's List recognition. Kylie has also been fortunate enough to work with professionals in the dance field like Hollis Bartlett, Jeanette Neil, Jenny Oliver, and Victoria Awkwards. After graduation, Kylie hopes to dance professionally in the Greater Boston area and continue learning and sharing her passion for dance. 

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miss brooke

Brooke Meehan graduated from Keene State College in 2020 with a Bachelor’s of Early Childhood Education and a Bachelor’s of Dance Education. She stayed at Keene State into the next year to complete her Master’s of Special Education through an accelerated program. During her time at Keene State, she was

a member of the dance team and held the position of manager for two years. Through her dance education major, she was able to train in modern dance, as well as learn the foundation

of teaching dance to young children. She was a dancer in various dance productions and choreographed her own

piece for a show. 

 

She is currently working as a preschool teacher as well as a choreographer for a local theater group. In the future, Brooke is interested in becoming a dance movement therapist and hopes to continue to combine her love for special education and dance through movement. Brooke believes all children are capable of dancing if given the access and tools to do so. 

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miss miriam

Miriam Marwood is a performer, actor, and dancer from Traverse City,  Michigan. She is currently studying at Boston Conservatory at Berklee’s  Musical Theater BFA program. She graduated from Interlochen Arts  Academy in 2019 studying Theater.

Miriam has worked with Boston Voices, See  Humans, Traverse City Symphony Orchestra, Miracle Productions, and  Company Dance Traverse. When not performing, she professionally  choreographs and teaches. Miriam teaches dance classes for all ages at  Dance Arts Academy and Company Dance Traverse in Traverse City, MI.  Her choreography has been nominated for Critics’ Choice Award at New  York City Dance Alliance. She has assisted choreographed for musical  programs at Leelanau Public Schools and Traverse City Area Public  Schools. Miriam has a passion for teaching children’s dance/theater, and  thoroughly believes that children understand best what it truly means to  play!

miss jill

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Jillian Pelletier embarked on her journey into the arts at the young age of four with dance lessons at her local studio. She has continued dancing for the last twenty years and is educated in many styles of dance, including ballet, jazz, hip-hop, tap, gymnastics, and musical theatre. She broadened her experience in not only dance, but acting and voice as well, and fell in love with the theatre. Over the course of her youth she participated in a multitude of musicals and shows. Her joy of teaching began at the same studio where she got her start.

After high school, Jillian moved on to attend a reputable conservatory to major in Musical Theatre in both New York and Los Angeles. She is now continuing to pursue a career in the film industry, working on different shows, short films, and series while focusing on her love for teaching and working with children. Jillian’s goals are to always continue learning and to share her knowledge and talents with the next generation to enable empowerment, self love, and creativity for the future.