Amanda opened Inspire Dance Academy LLC in 2011 to create a space for young dancers to train in and be inspired by the art of dance. Amanda comes from a diverse dance background, but specializes in ballet and modern dance. Dancing since a very young age, she pursued dance at Columbia College in Chicago and Rhode Island College where she received her B.A. in Dance in 2008. Amanda has danced professionally with Fusionworks Dance Company, Lostwax Multimedia Dance Theater and Ali Kenner Brodsky & Company. Amanda finds joy in sharing her passion for dance with her students while incorporating her knowledge and experience in her dance instruction. Amanda has years of experience teaching dance in public schools and dance studios throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Amanda has worked with students in school settings, creating curriculum based dances through Fusionworks Dance Companies outreach programs. Amanda has been teaching dance for over 10 years and truly loves what she what she does. For her, the most rewarding part of the day is seeing the joy in her students faces while they are dancing.
Miss Jillian- Instructor
Miss Sam- Assistant Director/ Instructor
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It is our mission to provide high quality, affordable dance training to children and adults in our community. Our class sizes are small to ensure that each student receives the individual attention they need in order to develop proper skill and technique. Our instructors are educated dance professionals with years of experience in the field. As teachers, it is our goal to provide a safe and friendly learning environment where our students can excel as well as develop an appreciation and love for dance.
Miss Liz- Instructor
Jillian began dancing when she was three years old and has studied ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, acrobatics, musical theater, modern, and pointe. Jillian is a driven dance students and has attended Summer intensives through Dean college and Urbanity dance the past 3 years. She has enjoyed traveling and performing as well as competing with her team and as a soloist. Jillian is attending Dean College in pursuit of a B.F.A. in Dance. Jillian has a passion for both performing and teaching, and she is excited to share her knowledge with her students at Inspire Dance Academy.
Liz is currently pursuing her B.A. in Dance Pedagogy at Dean College. She began her dance career at the age of three studying tap, ballet and jazz. Along with her dance training, she spent ten years training in competitive gymnastics. Liz enjoys her experiences as a dancer performing, but she feels very driven to pursue teaching and dance therapy as a career. She has excelled in leadership roles such as directing her high school dance club and choreographing performances on fellow Dean dancers. Liz has especially enjoyed working with “Unified Dance”, a special needs dance program at her former high school. Liz’s favorite part of teaching is helping her students find their love for dance and nurturing their creativity in the studio.
Samantha began her dancing career at the age of seven studying ballet, tap, jazz, and acrobatics. During her 12 years of study she performed, competed and assistant taught. From a young age Samantha knew she wanted to be a dance educator and continue to work with and inspire young dancers. Samantha attended Dean College and graduated in May 2018 with a BA in Dance and a minor in psychology. While at Dean, Samantha was awarded the Drusilla Carlson Phelps Memorial Scholarship, The Trustee's prize for the Palladino School of Dance, as well as awards for Academic and Artistic Excellence. Samantha's favorite part of teaching is being able to work with young, aspiring dancers and to share her love for dance with them. Miss Samantha has been teaching at Inspire since 2015.
Amanda DelPrete- Owner/ Director