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


Miss Michelle (Ballet, Pointe, and Lyrical) has over twenty years experience teaching all genres of dance with her favorite style being Musical Theater. She has worked with all ages from toddler through adult. Michelle has had the luxury of taking classes with master teachers and performers. She has performed and choreographed gold winning pieces in competitions at the regional and national levels and has been the recipient of special choreography awards for creativity and originality. She enjoys performing and choreographing for SDP during the January showcase which she has done many times since its creation in 1997.  Michelle joined the faculty of Showcase Dance Productions in 2006.

 

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JUDY
Princess Ballet, Creative Movement, Combo Classes

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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LEANNA
Musical Theater

Miss Leanna's passion for music and dance began at a young age in New Orleans where her parents performed on stage. From the time she was 7, she found herself on stage and busy with chorales, live theater shows, and dance. She studied and taught ballet, jazz, tap, musical theater, and hip hop over the span of 16 years.

Miss Leanna began her college education at the Hartt School of Music/University of Hartford in West Hartford, CT, where she studied musical theater and music education with a vocal emphasis. After three years of college, she moved to Seoul, South Korea, for 18 months on a service mission. On her return to the United States, she received her Bachelor's Degree in Choral Music Education K-12 from Brigham Young University where she performed on stage at the Hale Center Theater and sang with the world-renowned touring group, BYU Singers, as well as The Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

Miss Leanna holds a Master's degree in Music Education from The Boston Conservatory. Over the past 18 years she has been seen on the stage in shows such as West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Guys and Dolls, Hello Dolly, Bye Bye Birdie, Grease, and Once Upon a Mattress. In addition to choral music, she directed the K-2 class at Bay Colony's Summer Theater Camp at the Foxboro Orpheum. Leanna was the Foxboro High School choral director from 2007- 2011 and taught choir and select instrumental lessons at the Ahern Middle School from 2007-2016. She has been teaching private voice lessons for 12 years and shares her passion of music, theater, and dance with her husband and their three children who have all been involved in the theater arts. Miss Leanna joined the faculty of Showcase Dance Productions in 2017.

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CHRISSY
Irish Step (Soft Shoe)

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.
 

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LEANNE
Ballet, Pointe, Street Dance

Miss Leanne is a graduate of Dean College, where she earned her Bachelor's degree in Dance and Minored in Psychology. She has had the opportunity to study genres in Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, and Hip-hop as well as dance related academics such as Pedagogy, Kinesiology and Dance Composition. She has gained knowledge from many master teachers such as Robbie Murley, Jill Silverman, Gregory King, Todd Shanks, Jeremy Howe and many more.

Leanne has been a part of Dean College's “Company” where she has had the chance to perform with a selected group of dancers for an annual concert by brilliant choreographers. Leanne has had the opportunity to work with Donlin Forman, Rose Pasquarello Beauchamp and Julianne O'Brien Pederson. She also had worked with students choreographing pieces of her own and as the Captain of the Dance Team that were premiered in shows such as, Choreographers Concert and Arts Mosaic at Dean. Leanne has performed "Strange Invisible Perfume" choreographed by Gregory King at the Joyce Theatre, NYC for NYCDA Destiny Rising. She also completed Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre's Summer Intensive and performed a piece choreographed by Judine Somerville. She is a member of the New England Patriot Cheerleaders 2016-2019. Leanne joined the faculty of Showcase Dance Productions in 2016.
 

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HOLLY
Lyrical and Senior Modern

Miss Holly is a graduate of Dean College (16’) , having received a BA in Dance and minor in Business. Holly began her dancing career under the direction of Dawn Masse-Gariepy at Dance Creations Inc. in Woonsocket, RI. She has just recently finished up her time dancing with the only Modern Dance Company in Northern RI, Fusionworks. There, she danced part-time not only performing regularly throughout the season in various shows and gigs, but also worked with many amazing choreographers from around the U.S., as well as the Director, Deb Meunier. Holly now manages Dancer’s Warehouse Online as well as teaching and choreographing for different dance studios in her local area. Holly join the faculty of Showcase Dance Productions in 2018
 

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BAILEY
Hip-Hop, Street Dance, Contemporary 

Miss Bailey is a current student at Dean College working towards a bachelor’s degree in dance as well as an associate’s degree in psychology. She began her dance training at the age of 3 at North Shore Dance Academy in Danvers, MA, additionally in 2013, under the guidance of Stacie Resendes Ferreia, was invited to be a member of her company; Eastern Dance Company. Miss Bailey has had opportunities to take class and perform in places all over the country including Boston, New York City, and Las Vegas. She has also participated in many summer intensives including Teddy Forance’s Generation IV, Broadway Dance Center and programs at Boston Ballet’s North Shore studios. Her performance credits include community performances, competitions, New England Patriots Home Opener, and various Dean College Performances.   Miss Bailey loves to perform and is very excited teaching at Showcase
Bailey joined the faculty or Showcase Dance Productions in 2018.
 

ALYSSA
Dance Team Coach, Street Dance, Lyrical, Competition Choreographer, Office Assistant

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
Junior Modern

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.

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MEGAN
Irish Step


Miss Megan is a current dance major at Dean College in Franklin, Massachusetts, working towards her Bachelor of Arts in Dance. She is also working on getting an Associate Degree in Business.  Megan has been in many performances at Dean College and was a member of the DNE School of Dance Performing company.  She has performed at many ½ time shows and was a member of the Chelmsford High School Dance Team.   Megan started dancing at age 3 and has been dancing ever since. Her favorite style of dance is contemporary, but she has been trained in Irish Step, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Lyrical, and Hip hop.  Megan’s Irish training came from Christine Morrison in Chelmsford, MA.     Megan brings a well-rounded genre of dance forms to our students.    Megan joined the faculty of Showcase Dance Productions in 2019.
AMY
Tap


Miss Amy has been teaching dance throughout New England for 15 years and has recently moved back to Massachusetts.  She began her interest in dance in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire at the age of four.  She continued her passion of dance at Dean College in Franklin Massachusetts where in 1998 she graduated with an Associates of Arts Degree.  In those two years she was awarded the Gregory Hines Tap Scholarship, The Carrie Grant Chilson Award for Excellence in Music and Dance, Dean College Trustees Award for Dance, and The Franklin School For The Performing Arts Showcase Scholarship.  After, she continued her dance education at The University of The Arts in Philadelphia with a major in modern dance.  In 2001, she returned to Dean College to become the first recipient of the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance.  She has traveled to Chicago, New York, and Boston where she trained with Nationally recognized dance instructors.  Amy is very excited to be joining the Showcase Dance Productions in 2019.

DEANNA
Irish Step

Miss Deanna is a current student at Dean College majoring in Dance education and minoring in Psychology. She began her dance training at the age of 3 at Griffith Academy in Old Wethersfield Connecticut. She studied primarily Irish Step Dance but also studied ballet, tap and jazz. Deanna danced competitively in Irish Step dance for 12 years. She has competed and medaled in the New England Oireachtas since 2010 and has been a qualifier at the North American National Irish Dance Championships since 2015.

Deanna has been in various dance performances along with being part of Dance Company at Dean College. Deanna has taught Irish, Ballet, Tap and Jazz at Griffith Academy.  Deanna joined the faculty of Showcase Dance Productions in 2018

CIARA
Boys Hip-Hop

Ciara is a current Dance Major and Arts & Entertainment Minor at Dean College. 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 styles. While at Dean College, she has taken a Master Class with Ailey ll member, Levi Marsman, performed in showcases, and shared her love for dance with her professors and peers. While she’s not at Dean, she is back home teaching summer technique and recreational classes around southern Connecticut.
Ciara’s ultimate goal is to create an environment for dancers to learn, grow, and fall in love with the art of dance. Ciara join the faculty of Showcase Dance Productions in 2019.