Jennifer DeFelice - Owner/Director
Jennifer DeFelice is the Owner and Creative Director of the Broadway Bound Performing Arts Center. She has studied tap, jazz, classical ballet, acting, voice and musical comedy for over 25 years and has been teaching for almost 20 years.
Jennifer initially trained at the nationally recognized dance studios of Virginia and Joseph Mazzello at the JG Dance Arts Center, in Hyde Park, New York. She has studied with a number of professional dance organizations and studied under Frank Hatchett at the Broadway Dance Centre in New York City. Jennifer holds an AAAI Aerobic Certification. She previously owned a dance studio in South Dakota.
Jennifer has won numerous competitive dance awards at dance competitions and conventions, including Dance Caravan, Dance Educators of America, Professional Dance Teachers Association, Tremaine, and On Stage America. She served a five year equity apprenticeship at the Hyde Park Festival Theatre in New York. Jennifer also has a number of talent credits including State Talent Winner, Junior America, 1990 with a dance specialty, 1st Runner Up, Miss Teen of New York, 1987, Special Olympics Radiothon performance. She has also been a model for J. Walter Thompson Advertising.
Jennifer graduated from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations. She is the mother of three children. They reside in Merrimack.
Raegan Lopez - Performing Company Director
Raegan S. Lopez is a December 1997 graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City with a Bachelors of Applied Science Degree. She has trained at Manhattan Motion in New York and studied with Angel Ortiz, Jacqueline Bird, Kokko, Doug Shankman and Gabrielle Taylor. She also studied with Frank Hatchett Sheila Barker, Richard Pierlon and Kat Wildish at the Broadway Dance Center in New York. Raegan’s introduction to dance came from the nationally recognized dance studios of Virginia and Joseph Mazzello at the JG Dance Arts Center, in Hyde Park, New York.
Professional credits for Raegan Lopez include Synergy Dance Company, New York for choreography performance and dance, Manhattan Motion, New York, with benefit dance performances and the JG Dance Arts Center, as both a choreographer and an instructor.
Raegan’s performance credits include the FD Roosevelt Theatre, New York with roles in A Chorus Line, Oklahoma and Grease where she also served as a choreographer. She also performed in Oklahoma at the Thomas Carvel Theatre, in New York. Her choreography and dance skills were also utilized in a number of charitable programs and benefits throughout the New York area.
Raegan has won numerous awards at national dance competitions such as Hoctor’s Dance Caravan, Professional Dance Teachers Association, On Stage America and Dance Educators of America. She and her husband reside with their two sons in Merrimack.
Ashley Burgess - Kidz Program Director
Ashley Burgess has been dancing for 17 years and has been a teacher for the past 4 years. She has studied with Broadway Bound and the at the Broadway Dance Center in New York. She has competed throughout New England and has won numerous dance scholarships. Ashley has been recognized for excellence in dance by the Professional Dance Teachers Association, the Dance Educators of America and Dancers, Inc.
A native of New Hampshire, Ashley has recently completed her studies at the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Early Childhood Development. She has joined the Broadway Bound staff full-time as the Kidz Program Director.
Sallie Werst - Ballet Program Instructor
Sallie has been dancing since she was 3 years old. A 2003 graduate of Merrimack High School. She is a 2007 graduate of Pace University in New York and she was a Cheerleader for the New England Patriots from 2011-2012. Sallie has appeared on national TV and performed at Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis.
Sallie has been a teacher of ballet, hip hop and jazz throughout New England the past 5 years. She has studied and performed at Ragged Edge Contemporary Dance Theater (NH), Steps on Broadway (NYC), Ballet Austin (Austin, TX), Ballet Academy East (NYC), Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (Carlisle, PA) and So. NH Dance Theatre (Bedford, NH). While living in NYC Sallie trained extensively in ballet with many teachers of note including Darla Hoover, Cheryl Yeager, Peter Frame, Johan Renvall, John Gardner, Amanda McKerrow, Julie Kent, Nancy Bielski, and Finis Jung.
Sallie is a resident of Hollis, NH.
Shonna McGann has been coaching tumbling and cheerleading for several years. She started coaching at Merrimack High School in 2004-2005 with the Junior Varsity team. She instructed the JV team for 2 years prior to assuming her duties with the Varsity team in 2007. Her first year coaching Varsity the team won the Division 1 State Championship for the first time in 12 years. Last year Merrimack took 2nd place runners up in the New England Championship in the Coed division. Shonna was recognized as the New Hampshire, High School Division 1 Coach of the Year.
Prior to assuming her duties at Broadway Bound and Merrimack High School Shonna was a coach and instructor at the Celebrity All Stars Gym. Shonna is a graduate of New Hampshire Community Technical College with a degree in Human Services.
Jen Grantham - Office Manager
Jen Grantham is a full time staff teacher in the Nashua School District and a Broadway Bound Mom.
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