Faculty

Michele Nawazelski
Owner/Instructor

Michele has studied dance for over 35 years. She has over 20 years of professional teaching and choreography experience and is an active member of the Greater Brockton Dance Teachers Association. Michele began her training with the Sherry Gold Dance Studio, in Brockton, MA. From there, she went on to study all genres of dance including classical ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, lyrical and hip hop with Easton Dance Academy and later at the Jeanette Neill Dance Studio in Boston. She was the dance team leader at EDA for 4 years.  Michele performed in the spring and winter repertory shows at the Jeanette Neill Dance Studio for more than 7 years.

 

Michele is a graduate of Chamberlayne School of Art and Design at Mt. Ida College and has her Bachelor’s degree  of Science. Before this, she attended Springfield College for a year where she minored in dance. There, she choreographed and performed in their spring and winter repertory shows and studied with many dance professionals. Throughout her school years, Michele competed in yearly dance and cheerleading competitions. She went on to coach and choreograph for many local youth teams in both dance and cheer.  During this time, her love for musical theater found her choreographing local variety shows as well. She worked as lead choreographer for the Quincy Dinner Theatre’s annual Christmas Production two years in a row. She has also trained with many well-known dance choreographers such as Mia Michaels, Kelly Peters, Debbie Allen, Russell Chambers and Ann Reinking!

 

Currently, Michele continues her dance education with master classes in Boston, NYC and local ballet studios on the South Shore.  She also holds certifications from the Dance Life Retreat Center under the direction of Rhee Gold. At the Center, she has completed many  Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical, Musical Theater, Creative Movement and various business owner courses.  Throughout her entire teaching career, she has choreographed many high level, award winning dance routines. Michele’s passion lies in sharing her knowledge and love of dance through teaching students of all ages. She enjoys working with children and seeing them find confidence and success in the dance world. She shares her positive attitude and love of dance everyday with the children she instructs. Michele is proud to offer her students an opportunity to experience the power of dance and hopes to make a difference along their journey through life. She lives with her husband and 4 children in Hanson, MA.

KristyAnne DuBois
Instructor

Kristy Anne DuBois grew up in southern New Jersey, where she started studying ballet and other forms of dance at an early age. Upon high school graduation, Kristy entered the Ailey School Fordham University joint BFA program, expanding her studies to include Horton, Graham, and other modern techniques. Ms. DuBois danced in the corps de ballet for the Richmond Ballet from 200 to 200 with repertory including a Wilis in “Giselle” and corps de ballet in Balanchine’s “Valse Fantasie”. Kristy then danced with Island Moving Company, based in Newport, R.I., for five years where she has originated roles in works by Colin Conner, Scott Putman, and Michael Bolger, as well as the role of “Lucy” in Island Moving Company’s critically-acclaimed Dracula. Kristy has been a guest artist with the Spindle City Ballet and Connecticut Concert Ballet dancing as the Sugar Plum Fairy in “The Nutcracker” and various other Principal roles. In June 2011, she was named a finalist in the Sibiu International Ballet and Contemporary Dance Competition in Sibiu, Romania for her performances of the grand pas de deux from both Don Quixote and Sleeping Beauty as well as an original contemporary ballet pas de deux  by Kelly Ann Sloan. Ms. DuBois joined Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre located in Cambridge, MA in the Fall of 2011. Ms. DuBois quickly rose through the company ranks and performed soloist and principal roles in many of Mr. Mateo’s original ballets. Since September of 2015 Kristy Anne has been dancing in Rhode Island with Festival Ballet Providence and a frequent guest artist with Providence Ballet Theatre. Ms. DuBois spends many nights a week teaching ballet and pointe to the students of Live, Love, Dance Studio. Her focus as a teacher is to provide students with a safe, healthy, and positive environment to learn proper ballet technique. She believes that dance is an amazing tool to teach children discipline, grow self esteem, learn the joy of dancing, and provide a safe outlet for emotions. 

David DuBois
Instructor

David DuBois began his formal dance training in high school at the Pinellas County Center for the Arts (PCCA) in St. Petersburg Florida. During that time Mr. DuBois competed in the Youth America Grand Prix in Boca Raton, Florida and was awarded 1st place in modern dance. Upon graduation, Mr. DuBois attended the Boston Conservatory where he studied with Luis Fuentes, Laszlo Berdo, Sean Curran and Daniel Pelzig. Mr. DuBois began his professional career in 2003 with Jose Mateo’s Ballet Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts. There he had the opportunity to dance many roles including Cavalier in Mr. Mateo’s “Nutcracker” and many principal roles in Mr. Mateo’s original works. Mr. DuBois joined the Island Moving Company in Newport, Rhode Island in the Spring of 2007 where he had the opportunity to work with many choreographers including Colin Conner, Scott Putman, Colleen Cavanaugh, Kelly Ann Sloan, and Monica Bill Barnes. Mr. DuBois originated the title role in Miki Ohlsen’s critically- acclaimed “Dracula”. Mr. DuBois has worked as a principal guest artist at Providence Ballet Theatre, Connecticut Concert Ballet, Spindle City Ballet, and the Patrick Notaro Dance Project. Mr. DuBois also participated in the 2010 and 2011 Sibiu International Ballet and Contemporary Dance Competition as a non-competing partner with his wife Kristy Anne DuBois. Mr. DuBois joined American Repertory Ballet for its 2011-2012 season. While with American Repertory Ballet, David most notably danced the title role of “Romeo” in Artistic Director Douglas Martin’s realization of the ballet Romeo & Juliet. David  re-joined Jose Mateo’s Ballet Theatre in the Fall of 2012 where he enjoyed dancing many Principle roles along side his Wife. Mr. DuBois has been dancing in Rhode Island with Festival Ballet Providence since 2015 and has danced in a vast range of classical and contemporary works including Von Rothbart in Mihailo Djuric’s “Swan Lake” and Balanchine’s “Allegro Brilliante”. David DuBois has been teaching both ballet and modern for as long as he has been dancing professionally. He finds great fulfillment in passing along his joy and knowledge of dancing to his students. 

Laurie Vernazzaro
Instructor

Laurie has been dancing since she was five years old. She started her dance career with the Live, Love, Dance Studio, formerly known as the Stephanie Dineen Dance Studio in Carver, Ma.  There she danced tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop modern and lyrical. She was a member of the competition team. In 2006, Laurie performed in the Jose Mateo’s Ballet Theater production of the Nutcracker. In 2011, Laurie started  assisting the Creative Movement and Kinderdance classes for Live Love Dance Studio (formely known as Stephanie Dineen Dance Studio) under the direction of Michele Nawazelski. In the summer of 2013, she attended Burklyn Ballet Theatre in Vermont for two weeks of intensive dance and choreography under John Gardner and Amanda McKerrow, principal dancers from the American Ballet Theatre. In 2014, she attended world renowned Joffrey Ballet School in New York City where she was priviledged to dance with master teachers known from around the world. Since 2013, Laurie started dancing under Kristy and David Dubois as she honed her ballet and modern dance skills. 

Meredith’s goal is to create a fun and developmentally appropriate attomspher that will allow her students to gain creativity, confidence and a love of dance. Meredith has been dancing since she can remember.  She began at Patricia Brosnihan Dance Studio and enjoyed four years on the Wheaton College dance company in Norton, MA. She has performed with the Tides Dance company at “Adam in Chatham” Studio on Cape Cod.   She is a certified personal trainer through the American Council on exercise.  She also has a certification to teach the Acrobatic Arts Syllabus. She also teaches contemporary and hip-hop.  Although, she loves all styles from Ballet to impromptu dance parties with her two boys.  Her experience also includes: choreography, stage management, and fitness instructor.  She holds a Masters of Science in Child Life and Family Centered Care from Wheelock College.   She has worked in pre and elementary schools and with early intervention.   Meredith is now looking forward to another great year teaching with us at Live, Love, Dance Studio. 

Meredith Emery
Instructor

Kenzie Finn is a passionate, sought after dancer educator and choreographer based in Plymouth, MA. Her dancers have won top awards and scholarships to summer dance programs and universities. Kenzie is a certified Acrobatic Arts Instructor as well as a former Leap N' Learn master teacher. She has studied at the Boston Arts Academy, Long Island University at Brooklyn, Bates Dance Festival, and The University of the Arts "Summer World of Dance". Kenzie is the founder and artistic director of Project 31 Dance Group, a Boston-based contemporary jazz dance company and is also currently a company member of Sasso &Company under the direction of Lacey Sasso. Kenzie performed as a member of Tribe, The Dance Company from 2005-2012, serving as the organization's operations assistant and coordinator of Tribe's workshop and master class series. Kenzie has also performed with the Calvin Wiley Dance Theater and Six One Seven Dance Collective. She has served as a faculty member at Center Stage Dance Academy, South Shore School of Performing Arts, Sandwich Dance Academy, the Dance Zone at Tumble Time Gymnastics.  She has been a guest instructor at North Quincy High School's Renaissance Dance Program. Kenzie is currently on the faculty of Raquelle’s Dance Studio, International Ballet Academy of Norwell, and Live Love Dance Studio.

Kenzie Finn
Instructor
Aileen Dunn
Instructor

Aileen began dancing at the age of 3 and hasn’t stopped since! At age 7 she started dancing competitively at Dance Workshop of Hanover, and at age 12 joined the studio’s pre professional student Dance Company. During her time at Dance Workshop she studied R.A.D technique, and started taking Classical Ballet exams every year starting in grade 4. She also danced competitively at other various studios across the south shore, and was part of several student dance companies. Aileen spent her summers studying Ballet at prominent Intensive programs like Boston Ballet and The Theatre of American Ballet.

After high school Aileen was accepted into and attended the University of Hartford’s The Hartt School as a Dance Performance major. There she studied in a conservatory environment taking classes in subjects like Ballet Pedagogy, Music Theory, and Performance Techniques. She also has a background in Yoga, Pilates, and fitness. Ms. Aileen is trained in Ballet, Pointe, Pre-Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary and Hip Hop and has a strong passion for technique. Ms. Aileen strives to bring the best out of all of her students in a dynamic and engaging class where each student can fulfill their full potential.

Kelly Larsen
Instructor

Hey there dancers! My name is Kelly Larsen I am 31years old and a Plymouth Ma native. I'm married and have two beautiful baby girls named Evelyn and Ruth, they are my everything!

I have been in love with dance and performing since the age of 3. Started dancing @ Manomet school of Dance where I competed, later switched to Pembroke School of performing Arts where I also competed. Took my training and education to Dean College School Of Dance. Graduated with a BA in dance and performance in 2008, in all genres. I am also Acrobatic Arts Certified! 

Danced professionally in Perceptions modern dance company, and Boston Cannons dancers. I have taught and shared my knowledge and passion for dance at many dance studios in the surrounding towns.

I have been certified In Zumba for 9 years with a very dedicated following. With teachings at several locations locally.

Dance is my life and my heart cannot function without music and performing. I love watching children learn and grow into there own dancer. They all have there own beat! There is nothing better to watch than a dancer who smiles and fights for the spotlight, even if they are going the wrong way! It's all about the process. 5, 6, 7, 8 ......Let's dance shall we!

Kerri Mazerall
Instructor

Kerri began dancing at the age of 2 at the Gold Studio in Brockton. She continued her dancing education there for 17 years.  She competed across the United States on their competition team winning various awards and titles, while taking master classes and scholarship classes to further her education. She spent her summers participating in their summer intensive program as well as traveling to Dance Masters of America’s National convention each year. At the age of 8 she was selected to perform with the Philadelphia Ballet Company’s New England Performance of the Nutcracker. Kerri performed across New England doing many shows and benefits including the Jerry Lewis Telethon and dancing for the clothing store, the GAP. She also traveled to Disneyland in California where she performed inside the park as well as took classes with their choreographers for Disney Music Days. When she was 15, she got the opportunity to perform in Washington D.C. at The White House for the annual Easter Egg Roll.

 

In her twenties Kerri was a member of the Boston based Rainbow Tribe Dance Company performing at a variety of venues throughout New England. She was also the Sugar Plum fairy for two years in the Middleboro Youth Ballet production of the Nutcracker.

 

Kerri started her teaching career at the Gold Studio and continued to teach at various studios in Massachusetts. She has worked with competition dancers that have won high score awards and titles and has taught Master Classes at multiple studios. She taught ballet to state competitive gymnasts and also worked on their floor and beam routines. Kerri also contributed her time to run the Carver High School Dance team at the for one year.

 

Kerri’s passion for dance and performing is something that has always played an important role in her life. Now, she loves to teach and inspire young dancers, assisting them in learning the fundamentals of dance as well as helping them grow their passion.

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