Dance Instructors

"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,Pointe, Jazz, Lyrical, Technique and 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. 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, Joy of Movement Centers, Boston Center for Adult Education, Natick School of Ballet, and later St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire.  While in 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 has been married to her husband Jim for 37 years and has two children: Chelsey and Drou and this year the family welcomed the first grandchild. She attributes her passion for the art of dance in part to some very special teachers: Chuck Davis, Adrienne Hawkins and Lynn Simonson.

Emma Mannion
Tap, Lyrical, Hip Hop/Tap,  Pom

Emma is an alumn of TPCD and trained with us for 15 years. Emma also graduated from the Student Apprentice Program here at Turning Pointe in June of 2016.  As a student Emma was cast in many leading roles Clara and the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Nutcracker and  Dolly in Hello Dolly among others. As a part of our Performance Team Emma has performed in NYC, Disney World, Universal Studios, Chicago's Navy Pier and Washington DC.  Emma is a familiar and loved face here at TPCD with her strong leadership qualities, upbeat personality  and dance/performance abilities the students always enjoy her classes.  Emma also teaches at a few other dance schools as well as works full time at Zoe's in Concord. In what spare  time she can find  Emma  loves  going to the movies  and sleeping!!

Amanda Wood
 Ballet/Jazz/Tap, Musical Theater

Amanda, an alum of Turning Pointe danced with us for 15 years. During that time she held leads in the Nutcracker as Clara, Sugar Plum Fairy and Spanish Chocolate, along with many Performance Team shows in Disney World, NYC and Boston. When she graduated high school she attended college at UNH,  receiving a bachelor degree in dance Amanda set her sites on becoming a performer at Disney World. She performed with Disney World for four years and then returned to NH and  married her college boyfriend Brendan. By day Amanda is in the apprentice program at Concord Eye Center, to be an optician . On the weekends she splits her time with us and another dance school in Laconia.  We are so happy to have Amanda back at TPCD, the students are going to love her upbeat personality and learn so much from her.

Apprenticeship Program Students
 

 

Julie, Kirsten and Grace 

Julie a Sophomore at Pembroke Academy in her 7th year with TPCD is in her second full year of the SAP program, Kirsten a Sophomore at Pembroke Academy in her 13th year with TPCD and her third year in the program are eager to apply what they have learned in the past few years as teachers in training. Grace a Freshman at Pembroke Academy in her 9th year as a TPCD student and her  second year in the SAP program is excited to be back. We are happy to have them in this mentoring program and helping in the dance room. We know the students will enjoy their time with these beautiful, enthusiastic young ladies.

 

Lisa Drouin Goff

Owner/Director             

371 Pembroke Street

Pembroke NH 03275  

TPCD@comcast.net 

603-485-8710 

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