JENNIFER BROWN Jen has been dancing at Carver Dance Center, Inc. since she was three years old.She has studied jazz, tap, hip-hop, and ballet.She continued her studies at Bridgewater State College where she also studied modern dance. Jen has been teaching at Carver Dance Center since 1995.In 1997 she graduated from Bridgewater State College with a degree in dance.She is a member of Greater Brockton Dance Teachers’ Assoc. In 2011 Jen became the owner of Carver Dance Center Inc. when founder and owner Jill Chmielinski retired. As well as being the owner Jen teaches the preschool and general classes. She also teaches hip hop, tap and jazz. She loves that she is able to teach children the art of dance and all the other lessons they learn when when they take class. Jen continues her dance education by contiuing to take classes in Boston and New York City. In addition to her dance experience, Jen is certified in Early Childhood Education and Development.“Miss Jen” resides in Plymouth with her husband and two children.
CHERYL KRUEGER Cheryl has been dancing since 1973.She began taking classes at Carver Dance Center in 1976.As a teenager she worked as an assistant teacher at the studio.She studied ballet with Elaine Bauer, principle at Boston Ballet, and at Cape Cod Ballet with Barry Edson, in addition to dancing at Carver Dance Center.She studied ballet and modern dance at U Mass Amherst. In 1994 Cheryl began teaching the ballet program at Carver Dance Center.Maintaining close ties with local dance and theatre companies she has danced with the Cape Cod Ballet and choreographed for local theatre productions. Cheryl has studied the Royal Academy of Dancing syllabus (RAD) as well as Cecchetti, Vagonava, and Bournonville styles of ballet.She has a deep love of choreography and leans toward the classics with a contemporary edge. She is a member of the Greater Brockton Dance Teachers’ Assoc. and continues to pursue professional development and inspiration through continued study of dance.“Miss Cheryl” resides in Plymouth with her husband and four children.
TINA SIMONETTA Tina began her dance training at the Berkshire Ballet and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and went on to receive her B.A. in dance from Adelphi University.She performed, as a member of Actors Equity and Screen Actors Guild, in summer stock, dinner theatre, opera, the circus, fashion shows, commercial, and Bus and Truck Tours.She has taught ballet, modern, jazz, tap, and musical theatre in various studios and colleges and has been teaching at Carver Dance Center, Inc. for several years.“Miss Tina” resides in Plymouth with her husband and son.
MELISSA JOHN Melissa began dancing at Carver Dance Center, Inc. at the age of three.After performing as one of Mary’s Dancing Lambs on stage, “Miss Melissa” was hooked on dance.She’s trained in ballet, tap, and jazz, but loves teaching her teen/adult hip hop class!While on a four-year hiatus from Carver Dance Center, she directed two successful shows at Tufts University, starring the Tufts Dance Collective.In her “spare time”, Melissa is a practicing corporate attorney.“Miss Melissa” resides in Sommerville.
MICHELLE SHEEHAN Michelle is orginally from Plymouth, Ma and has recieved her BFA in Dance from The Boston Conservatory of Music, Dance and Theatre. She has studied many types of dance such as Ballet, Modern, Tap, Jazz, Flamenco, Hip-Hop, Lyrical and Musical Theatre. Michelle has studied with some of the "greats" in the dance world such as; Edward DeSoto, Jennifer Scanlon(Jose Limon Dance Company), Sam Kurjian, Tony Williams, Clyde Nantais, James Readon(Boston Ballet) and Clara Ramona. Miss Michelle has been a professional dancer, successful studio oweer, guest teacher for dance conventions, director of FUSE and award winning choreographer. She continues to pursue professional developement and inspiration through continued study of dance. She passes on her knowledge , love and passion for dance to students of all ages at several Massachusetts studios. Miss Michelle resides in Carver with her three daughters.
TINA SIMMONS Tina grew up dancing.She started as a student at the Carver Dance Center, Inc. at the age of seven.She continued as a student and then turned her talents to teaching.She has been part of the Dance Center for over 35 years and enjoys working with students in beginner ballet. Miss Tina also has a background in elementary education. When she is not at the studio Tina works at her other job at Blue Cross and Blue Shields.“Miss Tina” resides in Kingston with her husband and two children.