FACULTY AND STAFF
Meet the dedicated, talented & hardworking staff of Arts Edge.
Owner & Artistic Director, Competition Team 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 fifteen 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.”
Assistant Director & Admin, Competition Team Choreographer
Megan Williams graduated from University of Maine in 2010 with a B.S. in Elementary Education and Minors in Dance & Psychology.
At UMaine, Megan was greatly involved with the dance program. She was a part of Dance Club, Hip Hop Club and Tap Club all four years. She joined the University’s Dance Team her sophomore year. She was lucky enough to get to perform 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 teaching 3rd grade in Old Town, Maine. Megan and her family moved back to the Cape in 2015. When Megan's sister, Lindsay, opened the studio, she knew she needed to be a part of it!
She lives in Yarmouth Port with her three children, Chase, Mia and Crew and her husband, Chris. Megan's daughter Mia is on the Junior competition team at Arts Edge. She is lucky to be able to have her on this dance journey!
Megan is proud to be part of this studio family & to be able to work alongside her sister!
"Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.
- Desmund Tutu
Musical Theater, Contemporary, Modern Instructor, Competition Team Choreographer
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."
Jazz Instructor, Competition Team Choreographer
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."
Ballet Instructor, The Nutcracker Artistic Director,
Competition Team Choreographer
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.”
Lyrical, Contemporary, Jazz Instructor,
Competition Team Choreographer
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!
“Great dancers are not great because of their technique, They are great because of their passion.”
- Martha Graham
Hip Hop Instructor
Danielle is a graduate of Vassar College class of ‘23 where she earned her BA in Psychological Science and a minor in Dance. While at Vassar, she was a member of the Vassar Repertory Dance Theatre, Vassar’s only faculty led dance organization; she performed as well as choreographed for several local and on campus performances and drama productions.
Danielle began dancing at the age of 3, with a focus on jazz, hip-hop, contemporary modern, and Horton and Graham techniques as well as musical theatre.
When she is not dancing, she is walking the Dennis beaches with her puppy, Fiona or trying new recipes with friends.
She is honored to join the Arts Edge community and be able to continue her own training while sharing her love of dance and physical expression with the students.
“It’s getting hard to be someone, but it all works out”
- The Beatles
Molly grew up dancing on Cape Cod with Lindsay as her teacher!
She 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 a high school English teacher at Barnstable High School.
Outside of Arts Edge, she also helps with choreography for the Barnstable High School Drama Club.
“Focus more on your desire than on your doubt, and the dream will take care of itself.”
- Mark Twain
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."
Lyrical, Jazz & Tap Instructor,
Competition Team Choreographer
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 at Bridgewater University 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.
“Your greatness is not what you have, but what you give.”
- Alice Hocker
FRONT DESK/OFFICE STAFF
Front Desk - Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays
Front Desk - Wednesdays & Fridays
Amanda has 4 children and lives in Brewster with her husband! She also works the front desk at Cape Cod Gymnastics, is an assistant to Amy Harbeck - Realtor, and is a freelance graphic designer. Her three daughters, Madelyn, Kennedy and Haley all dance at Arts Edge. Amanda works the desk a few days a week and also helps with admin/design when we need her!
Amy is the newest front desk staff member, but she's been at Arts Edge since the beginning! Her daughters Josie and Susie have been dancing at Arts Edge since 2018 (when we began!). We are thankful to have Amy on staff with us. She lives in Hyannis with her 4 children and works at an elementary school as a Kindergarten Assistant during the day!
At Arts Edge Dance Company we strongly encourage our team dancers to assistant teach our younger dancers in their classes. We feel this helps them develop life skills that they will take with them in the future! Meet our assistant teachers below!
Assistant - 7th Grade
Jr. Assistant - 2nd Grade