academy staff

Kimberly Souza- Director

With over 30 years of teaching experience, Ms. Souza founded the Academy in 2015 with the vision of providing quality instruction, creative and innovative choreography and a strong sense of community and team building.

Tara Mello- Instructor/ Choreographer

As a former studio owner, Tara's 20+ years of dance experience provide our students with focus on strength, technique, endurance and FUN.        Her award winning choreography is always a showstopper and drives our students to their potential to be proud of their achievements. She is versed in  instructing students of all levels, from beginner to advanced competitive teams.  

Britnie Paquette- Instructor

Britnie started dancing not long after walking and hasn't stopped since.   She began instructing during high school and earned her degree with a minor in dance from RIC. She has since been an asset in assisting to launch our studio and continuing to help it grow. The combination of her love for dance and children makes her a calm and positive role model, helping to build confidence in our young dancers and her students can't help but adore her.

Andrea Piques- Instructor

Andrea has been a life-long dancer and part time instructor for many years with several studios, working closely with students that may need extra support, either through physical limitations or technical understanding. She is gifted with patience and a positive, "you can do it" attitude that is uplifting and inspirational to everyone that works with her. 

Junior Staff Instructors

Ceindrech Snigger, Deryn Snigger and Alyssa Mendonca are our junior staff instructors that assist our teachers with young students. Basic classroom management, breaking down technique, spotting for acrobatics and remembering choreography are all part of the responsibilities they are learning as well as sharing their gift of dance.