Dance Teachers

"Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach." - Aristotle

A dance teacher helps their students find the song in their heart,

the beat in their feet and a passion for life - Unknown

Lisa Drouin Goff, Owner/Director
Ballet, Jazz, Pointe, Lyrical, Musical Theater, Performance Team

Lisa Drouin Goff grew up in New Hampshire where she began dancing locally and then trained through high school with Sidney Leonard of Boston Ballet and Suzanne Taylor of NH School of Ballet.. She earned a full scholarship to Point Park University as a dance major and was a member of its in-house dance company. Moving to Boston and then NYC  after college, she became a member of the Modern Jazz dance company Impulse, under the direction of Adrienne Hawkins. In Boston she taught for Boston College Dance Program, Joy of Movement Centers, Boston Center for Adult Education and Natick School of Ballet. Moving to NYC she studied daily with Lynn Simonson, Frank Hatchett, Phil Black, and Finis Jhung. She also earned a scholarship to study with the prestigious Alvin Ailey School.

Lisa is most proud of the opportunities TPCD has provided for hundreds of students over the years to perform in NYC, Carnival Cruise line, Boston, Montreal, Atlanta, Washington DC, Chicago, Myrtle Beach, Universal Studios and Disney World and the   Student Apprentice program she established  in 2014.

She attributes her passion for the art of dance in part to some very special teachers: Chuck Davis, Adrienne Hawkins and Lynn Simonson.

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Emily Graziano
Ballet, Jazz, Tap

Emily is an alum of TPCD she danced with us for 8 years and was part of our Performance Team dancing in Disneyworld, Boston, and NYC.  Her most notable roles as a student with TPCD were Kissing Doll and Arabian Coffee in the Nutcracker. In the most recent years Emily has taught one of the most popular classes during summer dance camp ZUMBA! A Graduate of Colby- Sawyer College with a Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education, she also earned a Masters degree from Antioch University of New England in Behavioral Science. Currently Emily works as an Educational and Behavioral Consultant to support individuals with disabilities. She is recently married and thrilled to be back at Turning Pointe as one of our Instructors - Welcome back Emily!

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Emily Polsin
Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Pre-Pointe, Hip Hop,Tap

Emily is our newest graduate of TPCD and a recent graduate of our Student Apprentice Program. Emily has taught at our summer dance camps and substitute taught for the past two years.  As a student Emily performed many roles her most recent being Sugar Plum Fairy in the Nutcracker and Grace Farrell in Annie. Emily recently back from a performance at Universal Studios with our Performance Team will spend her summer attending the Master Series Dance program in Boston on scholarship  to further her dance training and is eager to bring back new ideas for her first year as an instructor at TPCD. Emily will be working towards her general studies locally this year while balancing teaching and her love of Dance. We are so happy to welcome Emily to a teaching position this year!

 

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 Classroom helpers - Kaylin Caza, Noelle Drouin, Madison Hogan, Ava Margolis

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