is a Maine native mother of two adult sons who has had a fulfilling career as a dancer, choreographer, catalyst, educator, director and producer She created a method of dance education called VARIANT in 1988 that encourages dancers to develop personal creativity and expression along with healthy technique. Debi is interested in being a catalyst for others to realize their own potential and in participating in elevated creative exchange among artists home and abroad.

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Sasha runs Expansion Arts Dance Studio in South Paris, Maine.

graduated from Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus in New York City with a Bachelors degree in dance and a minor in psychology. There she studied with Dana Hash-Campbell, Nathan Trice, Alenka Cizmesija, Ted Levy and Donna Uchizono, and performed the work of Laura Dean, Earl Mosley, Dana Hash-Campbell, and Mary Ann Wall. In 2008 she performed at the American College Dance Festival in a student work by Kate McCusker, and was selected from her school to show her choreography at the student performance lab at Dance Theater Workshop in Manhattan.

Through her dance adventures she has training in various techniques of Modern dance, Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz, African, Tap, and any other style she can get her hands on.

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Erin teaches at The Ballroom in Harrison.

was first introduced to the world of dance at the age of 12 when she attended The Studio for the Living Arts in Gray, ME.  She became a member of the original competition dance team, “Full FX,” under the direction of Susan Cloutier and Ellen Frye with choreography and training by Andrea Pike.  In addition to achieving numerous competition awards, the dancers experienced invaluable dance training nationwide in Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern and Tap.  During High School, Erin was employed by the Studio as a choreographer and teacher.  In her senior year, Erin received a Dance Olympus Scholarship and toured 5 major cities in the U.S. performing and attending classes. More about Erin.

Charlaine Mei Katsuyoshi      guest master teacher

is originally from Honolulu, Hawaii.  In 1994, after graduating from Iolani School, Charlaine left Hawaii to attend the University of California, Irvine.   In three years she graduated Cum Laude earning her BFA in Dance Performance.  While at UCI, she was a founding member of Donald McKayle's Etude Ensemble, as well as the recipient of both the Arts Bridge and Tierney Scholarships.  Her film credits include "Blade" and "Fame LA". She toured worldwide with MOMIX , danced with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago from 1999 to 2006 and had her Broadway debut in 2009 with "The Lion King".  She has worked with the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company and in  Aszure Barton's   Busk.

Since 2005 Charlaine has had the pleasure of being on the faculty of Mid-Pacific Institute in Honolulu, Hawaii, developing curriculum and teaching ballet and modern at the high school level.  In 2010 she was on faculty at Peridance in New York City, teaching professional level ballet.  In 2011, Charlaine joined the faculties at the Lou Conte Dance School, the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, and Ruth Page Center, teaching ballet, modern and jazz.

Joanna Patterson MODERN

has opened a studio in Topsham, Maine called

The Moving Company Dance Studio

Joanna's technique class combines ballet and modern vocabulary with an emphasis on musicality, choreography and performance. Students work on important ideas like body placement, footwork, use of space, and how to quickly pick up new material. All of these ideas are put to practical use in the repertory class, where there is always creative new choreography to work on. More about Joanna






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