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FACULTY

Meet our dedicated and talented staff...

Lindsay Loumiotis

Owner & Artistic Director, Instructor

Lindsay began her dance education at the age of ten, here on the Cape and danced competitively throughout all of high school.  She then went on to earn her Associates Degree of Dance from Dean College (2008) in Franklin, Massachusetts where she truly found her passion and love of dance & teaching.  

 

She has taught over the course of ten years here on the cape and has guest taught throughout New England.  Her choreography has earned several accolades at competitions throughout the New England Area, and many of her pieces have gone on to win High Score Awards and Special Judges Awards. 

 

Lindsay's passion for teaching is evident in every class she teaches and she is so excited to be bringing positive energy, drive, and commitment into her classes. Her love of dance sincerely shines through her choreography and she is extremely happy to be passing on her passion and love of dance to her students everyday. 

 

She thanks everyone for joining her along this journey as Owner and Artistic Director of her very own studio, Arts Edge Dance Company!

“In the waves of change, we find our direction.” 

-Unkown

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Megan Williams

Assistant Director & Instructor

Megan Williams graduated from University of Maine in 2010 with a B.S. in Elementary Education and a Minor in Dance. At UMaine, Megan was greatly involved with the dance program. She was a part of Dance Club, Hip Hop Club and Tap Club for all four years.

 

She joined the University’s Dance Team her sophomore year where she performed at the football and basketball games. She was a co-president of Dance Club and co-captain of the Dance Team her senior year. After graduation she started working at a local school in Old Town, Maine.

 

Megan taught 3rd grade for many years. She lives in Yarmouth Port with her 3 kids and her husband, Chris. 

 

Megan is excited to be part of the AEDC family and is so proud of her sister, Lindsay! 

"Let your light shine.  Be a source of strength and courage.  Share your wisdom.  Radiate Love.

-Wilfred Peterson

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Deirdre Eldredge

Musical Theater, Contemporary, Modern Instructor

Deirdre began her dance journey in Worcester, Massachusetts at the Joan Sheary Dance Centre. She became fluent in ballet, jazz, tap and modern techniques through her training. She attended the Burncoat High School dance magnet program. She performed throughout the city of Worcester and participated in many dance outreach opportunities.

 

Deirdre received a minor in dance at Connecticut College. She had the privilege to study and perform with Heidi Latsky, Jeremy Nelson, Jeff Rebudal and Anita Gonzalez. Post college Deirdre directed the Community School of Nantucket’s dance program. She worked in dance outreach at the Topf Center for Dance Education in Boston. Deirdre also returned to Burncoat High School to teach and choreograph.

 

Deirdre has a M.Ed. from Lesley University in Early Elementary Education and Creative Arts in Learning. She has been teaching elementary school in Barnstable for 12 years alongside teaching dance. She resides in Dennis with her husband and 3 children. Deirdre is thrilled to be on faculty at AEDC!

"Dance enables you to find yourself and lose yourself at the same time."

-Peter Townsend

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Crystal Dudley

Jazz Instructor

Crystal is a native of Danville, Vermont and moved to Cape Cod in 2011 where she lives with her husband and three daughters. She began her dance training at the age of 8 where she studied ballet, tap, jazz, modern and lyrical. She was an assistant teacher all through high school and has been teaching and choreographing for various studios and recreation departments since graduating.

 

Crystal earned her Bachelor’s Degree of Dance from Dean College in Franklin, Massachusetts in 2009. During her time at Dean she trained with professional faculty members such as Jill Silverman, Nailah Randall-Bellinger, Jean Wenzel, and Joan Palladino, to name a few. Throughout her years at Dean, she choreographed and performed in many shows including Cabaret, Showcase, Dance Team Show and was also a member of the Dean College Dance Team.

 

Crystal’s love of dance is always growing and she is passionate about helping her students develop their own passions for dance. Crystal is very excited to be a part of Arts Edge Dance Company !

"Be the change you want to see in the world."

-Gandhi 

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Brittany Barnocky

 Ballet Instructor

Brittany began her dance education on Cape Cod at the age of two, predominantly in ballet. Throughout her teen years she has performed leading rolls in ballet productions of The Nutcracker, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Don Quixote, Giselle, Cinderella, Piquita, and Dracula. She started dancing competitively in high school where she started to open herself to more forms of dance and won titles in Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary and Tap.

 In May of 2017 Brittany graduated from the Boston Conservatory with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Contemporary Dance Performance, with an emphasis in Dance Pedagogy. While attending the Conservatory, Brittany performed works by Lorraine Chapman, Tommy Neblett, Brian Brooks, Robert Battle, Zoe Scofeild, and Adam Hougland. She studied many ballet and modern techniques in depth with ballet masters and professional company dancers. She also studied human anatomy and experiential anatomy to further her education on the body and its movements. 

Although Brittany has been teaching since 2010, she really found her passion for it while furthering her own education at the Conservatory. She trained in ballet, modern and jazz pedagogy with two independent studies; pointe techniques and variations, and a study with a physical therapist on how to teach while nursing or preventing injury. She also studied dance composition and choreography for all four years of her college career. Since graduating she has continued her passion and shared her love for dance with many young students and is so excited to get the opportunity to do that at AEDC.

“Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.”

-Twyla Tharp

Tristan Marshall

Lyrical, Contemporary, Jazz & Technique Instructor

Tristan Marshall, originally from Massachusetts, received his Bachelor of the Arts in Dance from Hofstra University in 2019. Throughout his time at Hofstra, Tristan received many accolades for his choreography. Since graduating, he has found a love for teaching & working with young students. Tristan strives to create a safe space to learn, grow & challenge each student he works with. He fuses athleticism & technique, with artistry & passion, and loves instilling this in the next generation.

 

He has gotten to share his knowledge with many studios along the East Coast, ranging from one-day workshops & intensives, to choreographing around 15-30 competition dances per year. Aside from teaching, he performed with DanceWorks New York City for four seasons and had choreographed three pieces for their company; one virtual & two main stage. 

 

This past Spring was Tristan’s third season working in the competition industry, as well! He has worked with numerous competition companies; most recently, he traveled with Sheer Elite International working as an Awards Manager, Emcee, and Events Director. Having recently moved back to Massachusetts, Tristan is excited to continue growing as an Artist & Educator, and continue expanding his network of whom to share his love of dance with!

“Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.”

-Twyla Tharp

Emily Nickinello

Acro & Hip Hop Instructor

Miss Emily grew up dancing, and graduated from Bridgewater State University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education, double majoring in Dance Education. She is a former dancer of the hip-hop based company Dance2save from 2014-2017, performing to benefit various charities, and through it, had the opportunity to perform annually at Boston Celtics games.

Miss Emily has held both teaching, guest teaching and administrative roles in dance studios in the South Shore for over a decade. She has continued to educate herself from dance community leaders including Rhee Gold, Drew Burgess, Judy Rice, and the late Gregg Russell. She is Acrobatic Arts certified and has taught many ages, skill levels and styles.

Outside of her work at Arts Edge, Miss Emily also teaches dance in Kingston. She currently resides in South Yarmouth and is married with her daughter!

She is looking forward to spreading her love of dance to the children at Arts Edge!

"Dance teachers change the world, one step at a time."
-Rhee Gold

Instructor

Caroline Floren

Caroline is an Arts Edge Dance Company alumni who graduated in 2020. Her passion for dance began at age 2 and has only grown since then.

 

She is thrilled to now be on staff and be able to educate young minds and help shape well rounded human beings. She is a current college student majoring in special education and working in an elementary school in a special education program.

 

Caroline has enjoyed every second she has spent at the studio that has truly become a second home to her.

Tap Instructor

Molly Shanahan

Molly grew up dancing on Cape Cod with Lindsay and is so excited to now be teaching at AEDC.

 

She graduated from Dean College with a Bachelors in Arts and Entertainment Management and Associates in Dance.

 

Molly is currently in a graduate program at Bridgewater State University to become a high school English teacher.

 

Outside of Arts Edge, she also helps with choreography for the Barnstable High School Drama Club.

Amanda Henderson

Admin. Assistant

Amanda grew up on Cape Cod and lives in Brewster with her husband, Brandon, and her four children.

 

Her oldest daughter, Madelyn, started classes at Arts Edge Dance Company in 2020 and her 2nd oldest daughter the following year.

 

She knew she’d be at the studio quite often with another daughter to start dance next year, so offered to work while they were there.

 

Although she has no dance experience, she has acclimated to dance life and loves to be a part of the AEDC family!

Olivia Haskell

Guest  Instructor/Choreographer

Olivia grew up dancing on Cape Cod and then graduated from Elon University in North Carolina with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance and Choreography. At Elon she performed in many of the department’s seasonal performances, student productions and with guest choreographers such as Gallim Dance Company. She also performed at American College Dance Festival and choreographed site specific work while abroad in Florence, Italy. 

 

Olivia was the Coordinator of Inspiritus Dance Company, a student-created dance company, during her final year at Elon. In addition to managerial and other creative responsibilities, Olivia led her senior class in the development and creation of a 3-part dance film.

 

Olivia also graduated with a B.S. in Psychology and is now a graduate student in Boston College's School of Social work studying clinical mental health. Olivia is thrilled to be a part of Arts Edge Dance Company!

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