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Miss Shai

Shaiana Flores

Studio Owner / Director

Miss Shaiana Monet began her dancing career at Dance Arts Centre, starting with tap and ballet at 18 months old. Later adding jazz, hip hop, and contemporary/lyrical shortly thereafter. Started competing at age 7, variety of competitions; NYCDA, Sophisticated Productions, Dance Educators of America, and many others. Participating in workshops; Monsters of Hip Hop, The Pulse on Tour, and more. Classes with choreographers such as LauriAnn Gibson, Wade Robson, Mia Michaels, Chris Judd, and Brian Friedman. Her performances include NY Power Authority, New Jersey Boardwalk, and multiple nursing home shows. Participating in a Ballet Seminar in Las Vegas, NV with Juan Sanchez and other instructors after earning a ballet scholarship. At 16 years old, teaching dance classes while continuing her own studies. She remained a student at Dance Arts Centre for 18 years. In 2015 began teaching at Just Dance Performing Arts. She is now mother of 4, who is ready to share her passion with you, and your children.

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Miss Adrienne

Adrienne Mercier

Instructor

Miss Adrienne began dancing at age 2, at The Dance Center under the direction of Nancy Bonanno. During her 16 years of training there, she studied Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Contemporary, Jazz and Tap. She also participated in the studio’s performance group, where she performed at many local events, and was a member of the competition team. As a competitive dancer she had the opportunity to perform at multiple competitions and attend workshops where she was able to learn from many accomplished choreographers and dancers. During her senior year she completed an internship at TDC where she first gained experience as a dance instructor. After graduating from TDC, Miss Adrienne continued her dance career by attending Dean College as a Dance major. She was also able to expand her knowledge and love of dance by experiencing new genres of dance such as Pas de Deux, Improvisation, Ballroom, and Hip Hop. She also had the opportunity to work as an intern at Festival Ballet Providence and perform with State Ballet of Rhode Island, where she is currently a company member. In May of 2020, she graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Dance with a concentration in Pedagogy. While attending college, Miss Adrienne was able to experience much more intense training, which strengthened both her technique and her passion for the art. As a teacher, Miss Adrienne hopes to spread her love of dance to her students and is excited to watch their talent and passion grow! 

Miss Brittany has been dancing since she was 10 years old. She started her dance journey at Gardner Danceworks starting with the genre HipHop/Jazz then moved on to a different studio, Just Dance! Performing Arts Center where she added on every genre. Genres including Ballet, Ballet Technique, Tap, Contemporary, Theatere Jazz, and Hip Hop. After leaving Just Dance! Performing Arts Center and wanting to expand her knowledge for the love of dance she studied dance at Dean College as a dance minor and has her degree in the fine arts. She expanded her dance career at Dean by studying Improvisation, Pilates, Ballet, Modern, Tap, even choreography & rhythm classes. Miss Brittany loves working with kids and is currently and employee of The Little Gym where she continues to seek growth in confidence of younger kids. As a dance instructor, Miss Brittany wants to see each child succeed and have fun!