Showcase Dance of Waltham MA

About Us

Showcase Dance Productions was established in 1995 in Brockton, MA, under the direction of Sheryl Simons. The organization provides a strong foundation of dance education and offers unique performing opportunities for all types of talent and ages.

Our unique performing opportunities begin with a high standard of dance education in the classroom. Dancers are placed by ability and level of training to build a strong foundation of dance. An emphasis on technique, self-confidence and self-expression, along with stage presence and music appreciation, are taught in preparation for our dance productions.

 

Meet the Director

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SHERYL SIMONS
Artistic Director

Sheryl Simons began her younger training at The DeLutis School Of Dance in Mansfield under the direction of Dorothy Beaton and Rosemarie Boyden. She continued to study under the direction of Dianne Morganelli-Sweeney at The American Academy of Dance. She also studied at The Boston Repertoire School of Ballet. Her training continued with many hours in New York City, Philadelphia, as well as dance conventions and workshops throughout the U.S. She is a Dance Major graduate of Dean College and continued her education at the Philadelphia School of Arts.

Her performing credits include the Dean College Dance Company and the Philadelphia Dance Troop. Sheryl is a graduate of Dance Teachers Club of Boston Dance Education Training Course. She has taught at several dance schools in the area. Her involvements in competitions as a competitor and teacher have enhanced her overall dance experience as a dancer and teacher. Sheryl has recently completed seminars with Rhee Gold's Project Motivate, as well as The Broadway Dance Center Dancer Teachers Convention in New York City and Dance Olympus Workshops.

In addition to herself, Sheryl has some of the most talented, well trained instructors, choreographers, and guest instructors, working together to create a strong faculty to educate the students of Showcase Dance Productions.

 

Meet Our Faculty

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MICHELLE
Ballet, Pointe, Dance Team Coach, Competition Choreographer


Miss Michelle (Ballet and Pointe) has been teaching most genres of dance to all ages since 1987.  She has been a member of Dance Teachers Club of Boston and Dance Master's of America.   She continues her dance education through classes and seminars.   She has been affiliated with Showcase Dance Productions since its founding, as a performer and choreographer in the annual Winter Showcase.  She has taught everything from Broadway Babies, Combo One, to Musical Theater until getting settled as a Ballet Instructor and now is Director of the Ballet Department for Showcase Dance Productions.    Michelle teaches her students with love and humor, hoping they will enjoy dance as much as she has in her life.  Michelle joined the faculty of Showcase Dance Productions in 2006.

 

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JUDY
Intro To Combo

Miss Judy is a graduate of Bridgewater State College. She has 18 years of experience in teaching dance to children ranging in age from 2 through High School. She continues to take master classes and performs in the area as often as possible. Judy has been involved with Showcase Dance Productions as a student and a choreographer for over 15 years. Judy joined the faculty of Showcase Dance Productions in 2008.
 
 
 
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KATIE
Irish Step
(Soft & Hard Shoe)

Miss Katie is a sixth grade special education teacher in Franklin, MA. She began Irish Step dancing at the age of 7 with the Hansen-Keohane School of Irish Dance in West Roxbury, MA under the direction of Maureen Keohane and, her daughter, Alanna Keohane. She danced competitively with this school for four years in both soft and hard shoe. Upon transferring to Providence College in September 2005, Miss Katie helped start an Irish Step Club. Within this club, she choreographed dances, taught soft shoe dancing to new members, and performed in a variety of shows held at Providence College.

After college, Miss Katie has kept up her Irish Dancing by participating in adult ceili classes. She is excited to share her love of teaching and Irish Dance with new dancers. Katie joined the faculty of Showcase Dance Productions in 2014.

 

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CHRISSY
Irish Step (Soft Shoe) Competition Choreographer

Miss Chrissy has a Bachelor's degree in Management with a minor in Dance from Bridgewater State University. While at BSU, she choreographed and performed with the Dance Company.

Over the past 17 years, Chrissy has studied ballet, Irish step, modern, tap, and jazz. She has been teaching dance for 4 years at Karen Gibbons School of Dance, where she began her training, and other studios from the area. She has taught both soft shoe Irish step and ballet. Chrissy joined the faculty of Showcase Dance Productions in 2016.


 


ALYSSA
Dance Team Coach, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Competition Choreographer

Miss Alyssa is a recent graduate of Dean College where she received a B.A. in Dance with a concentration in Dance Education.  She achieved Magna Cum Laude, Honor Scholar Status, and is a member of the National Dance Education Organization. While in school, Alyssa focused her studies on Pedagogy, Dance Composition, Creative Movement, Kinesiology, and Child Psychology.  While her passion lies with Dance Education, she also specializes in choreography. She has presented her work in several Dance concerts during her years at Dean and served as the Assistant Choreographer for the Dean production of “American Idiot”.  Miss Alyssa also enjoyed performing while at Dean.  Her performance experience encompasses several genres in both student and faculty choreographed works, including the Dean College Tap Company and the Dean College Hip Hop Company. She also travelled across the country as an assistant to the faculty of Dance Olympus
Miss Alyssa had many opportunities while at Dean. She served as the President of the Hip Hop team at Dean College, worked as the Assistant to the Director for the Arts Mosaic showcase, mentored and choreographed for the Freshman dance majors during her internship as a Peer Mentor for the Joan Phelps Palladino School of Dance, and worked personally with Joan Phelps Palladino to write and self-publish a research novel entitled #HipHop.  She is the recipient of the Drusilla Carlson Phelps Memorial Scholarship for her work in Pedagogical studies, choreography, and performance.  Miss Alyssa joined the faculty of Showcase Dance Productions in 2018.

                                                                                                                               

THERESA
Capes and Crowns, Princess Ballet, Jazz, and Competition Choreographer

Miss Theresa is an alumni of Showcase Dance Productions, where she began her training at age 6. She has trained in many styles, including Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, and Modern. She was raised with opportunities to partake in various conventions, workshops and master classes and perform in competitions, annual showcases, and special performances around New England and New York City. At the age of 15, she began assisting classes, ages ranging from 7-12, and has now taught and choreographed in many styles to groups ranging from toddlers to teens. Theresa attends Dean College as a member of the esteemed Joan Phelps Palladino School of Dance. Studying to earn her BFA in Dance, she continues her training with established professionals, including Todd Shanks, Jill Silverman and Sheramy Keegan-Turcotte. Theresa joined the Showcase faculty in 2018.

CIARA
Combo Classes, Competition Choreographer

Miss. Ciara is a graduate from Dean College as a Dance major and Arts & Entertainment. Her passion for dance began at the age of 4, when she began training at Studio Dance in Milford, CT (formerly known as The Dancer’s Center). Ciara was primarily trained in Jazz, but has continued to explore Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, Modern, and Ballroom. Her teaching experiences include interning under the Boston Ballet School’s Children’s Program as a teacher’s assistant, and dance studio and recreational class teaching positions in Massachusetts and Connecticut. One of Ciara’s classroom goals is for dancers to safely explore movement. With that goal in mind, Ciara studied for and earned her Barre Fitness Instructor certification under the American Barre Technique. With this certification, Ciara confidently fuses elements of barre fitness into her pedagogical method to safely educate and strengthen her dancers. Ciara’s ultimate goal is to provide an environment where dancer’s can appreciate, learn, and experience the art of dance fearlessly. She is passionate about learning and is always eager to share her love and knowledge for dance with her students of all ages.  Ciara join the faculty of Showcase Dance Productions in 2019.

 

Emma

EMMA
Hip-Hip, 
Street Dance, Musical Theater, Contemporary, Competition Choreographer

Miss Emma has been dancing for 20 years. After high school, she went on to continue her studies at Dean College, where she recently earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance. Her dance studies included tap, jazz, ballet, modern, contemporary and hip hop. Emma was the president of the Dean College Pom Team in her third and fourth year at school, where she organized many performance opportunities and choreographed intricate competitive routines each season. Her choreography earned them 2nd in New England in 2018 and 2019 at Regionals with the Universal Dance Association. She has also performed in various shows at Dean College, as well as assisting and co directing Dean’s Collaboration Show. Emma's professional performance opportunities include performing at the Patriots Home Opener after they won their 5th and 6th Super Bowls and being featured as a background dancer in the Netflix original “The Society.” Emma has been teaching various styles and levels of dance for the past 4 years and loves every minute of it. She continues to share her passion for dance with younger generations and challenges them to chase their dreams and work hard for their goals. Emma joined the faculty of Showcase Dance Productions in 2020.

 

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KAILEY
Irish Step (Soft and Hard Shoe), Irish Step Team Coach, Competition Choreographer

Miss Kailey has danced for fifteen years before graduating from Showcase Dance Productions in 2019. She has been trained in many styles of dance including jazz, ballet, pointe, tap, contemporary, and Irish soft and hard shoe. Miss Kailey recently transferred to Bridgewater State University and is doing a double major in Early Childhood Education and Spanish. Before transferring, she attended Wheaton College where she started Wheaton College’s, first Irish dance team. Kailey plans on continuing dance while attending Bridgewater State. Kailey has been an assistant instructor at Showcase and has officially join the faculty of Showcase Dance Productions in 2020.

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ERIN
Irish Step (Soft & Hard Shoe)

Miss Erin is a second year middle school music teacher in the Boston area. She began Irish dancing at the age of 4 under Teri Hoolihan-Songhini, and has continued dancing for 15+ years. Erin danced at Showcase Dance Productions on the Irish Step dance team for many years, and taught beginner Irish step dance classes for 2 years until she moved to study at Umass Amherst. Since then, she has continued dancing in various other groups, and especially enjoys performing with Celtic instrumentalists. Besides Irish step dancing and teaching middle school, Erin is an avid marathoner and a waitress on the weekends. She is ecstatic to join the Showcase Team again, and incorporate her expanded knowledge of secondary education with her life-long love of Irish step dancing. Erin re-joined the faculty of Showcase Dance Productions in 2020.

 

Maddy

MADDIE
Lyrical, Contemporary, Ballet

Miss Maddie has always had a passion for dancing. She started dancing at the age of three at Heidi Hogan’s School of Dance in Leominster, and has gained teaching experience there. Maddie’s primary training has been in ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, lyrical, and hip hop, but has experience with modern, contemporary, and improvisation as well. Maddie is currently attending Dean College to pursue her Bachelor’s degree in Dance Pedagogy, and her Associates degree in Psychology. She has experience in choreographing and performing at the collegiate level, and strives to bring everything she has learned to each of her classes. She wants everyone to have a chance at expressing themselves through dance, and hopes to share her passion with dancers to come. Maddie joined the faculty of Showcase Dance Productions in 2022. 

 

Melissa

MELISSA
Jazz, Tap, Musical Theater

Miss Melissa has been dancing since the age of 2 and studied dance at both Denise’s Dance Academy and Patti Eisenhauer Dance Center. Currently, Melissa is a senior dance major at Dean College with a concentration in performance/choreography, and plans to graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in May 2023. She has had the opportunity to teach at her home studio as well as Exhale A School Of Dance, and has even stepped into a Company Manager role. She is highly involved at Dean as a member of Student Government, she is the President of Dean College Step Team, and she gives tours of the school as a member of the Student Ambassador Leadership Team! She has also had the opportunity to choreograph for many different shows at Dean, including New Dancer’s Showcase where she choreographed a jazz/contemporary fusion large group, and Project Green Showcase where she choreographed (and performed in) one contemporary small group piece and a large group step piece for the step team. Melissa’s goal as a teacher is to create a happy and healthy classroom environment where her students feel safe, comfortable and loved! She hopes to inspire her students and spread her love and passion for dance to generations to come. Melissa joined the faculty of Showcase Dance Productions in 2022.

Lyssa

Liz
Ballet, Contemporary

Miss Liz is a recent graduate of Dean College where she majored in Dance with a track in pedagogy and a minor in psychology. She has been dancing since the age of three as well as training in competitive gymnastics. Originally from New Hampshire, she grew up at the Dance Studio of Manchester where she took ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical, and contemporary. During her time at Dean she choreographed and performed in multiple shows including Art’s Mosaic, Choreographer’s Concert, Collaboration Showcase, and Dance Company. She trained in various genres such as ballet, jazz, modern, and tap. She cannot wait to share her love for dance with her students and help to inspire them to explore and grow their creative and artistic potentials!  Liz joined the faculty of Showcase Dance Productions in 2024.

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BEKAH
Jazz and Musical Theater

Miss Bekah is thrilled to join the Showcase Dance Productions team with nearly fifteen years of choreography and teaching experience. Her specialty is contemporary dance, but has taught classes in jazz, ballet, lyrical, and musical theater. For the past five years she was the owner and artistic director of Masters Dance Academy. Choreography is her passion and she has lots of experience choreographing for recreational and competitive dancers alike. She also served as Dance Department head at Charles River Creative Arts Program for nearly a decade. She has a B.A. in Dance Education and a Masters degree in Social Work. She strives to bring positivity and encouragement to each of her students in the classroom and creativity and drama to the stage! Bekah join the faculty of Showcase Dance Productions in 2023

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TREVOR
Street Dance

Mr. Trevor started dancing at the age of six at Temecula Dance Company in Temecula, California.  He danced competitively for twelve years while training intensely in tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, contemporary, and musical theatre.  Mr. Trevor is a current dance major at Dean College where he expands upon his dance education and is very active in musical theatre at Dean as well.  He has had a variety of performance opportunities at Dean such as New Dancer Showcase, Project Green, Collaboration Showcase, and Dance Company.  He has also had the opportunity  to choreograph for the Dean College Step team’s various performances on campus.  Mr. Trevor hopes to create a positive, fun, and healthy environment in the classroom. His goal as a teacher is to always build his students up and to support them by passing on his knowledge and love for dance.  Mr. Trevor joined the faculty of Showcase Dance Productions in 2023.