FACULTY AND STAFF
Samantha Sadwin 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 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.
We welcome you and your family!
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.
Amanda DelPrete- Owner/Artistic Director
Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Preschool Dance, Move & Groove
Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Preschool Dance
Miss Cassidy has been dancing since the age of four and is a dance major at Dean College. She is passionate about working with young dancers and eager to pass on her knowledge and love for dance to the next generation. Cassidy is also a member of Dean College’s Pom Team and works as a Student Orientation Leader. Cassidy is excited to join the Inspire Dance Academy family this year.
Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Popstar Hip Hop
Haley Kehoe is a former Inspire Dance Academy student and is a 2017 graduate from Rhode Island College with a B.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography. While in the Rhode Island College Dance Company Haley worked with notable choreographers, Bill Evans, Randy James, Professor A’Keitha Carey and many others. Haley has also been an avid student of martial arts and holds a first degree black belt.
Miss Haley loves working in our Preschool Dance Program and has a wonderful way with young children. She very excited for an awesome year at Inspire Dance Academy.