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Certified Acro-Dance Adjudicator
Acrobatic Arts Certified- Module 1
Certified Kids Yoga Instructor (ages 2-12)
Miss Theresa Shine has been passionate about dancing and acrobatics since a young age. She graduated from Southern CT State University, obtaining Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and French. In addition, she holds the dance titles of, “Senior Miss Power of Dance of Springfield, MA 2013” and "Young Adult Miss Spirit of Dance of Sturbridge, MA 2020" both in Contemporary-Acro as well as a certificate of dance training from American Dance Experience in Hamden, CT. Miss Shine has studied the styles of Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Acrobatics. In 2010, Miss Shine received the honor of performing in a Las Vegas show and title pageant earning 10th place in the nation for “Teen Miss Dance of Las Vegas”.
Miss Shine is an active member of the New York City and Connecticut dance communities taking part in cabaret performances, music video projects and numerous auditions including the popular TV show, So You Think You Can Dance. She has choreographed various dance routines for her first through fourth grade students at Ross Woodward Magnet School in New Haven, CT (2018).
Performance credits include NYC's The West End Lounge 2017-2019, Connecticut's We The Heroes Ball 2018, PRIDE New Haven 2019, LipGloss Crisis Productions ft. The State House Cabaret 2019-2020, Troupe 429 Norwalk, 2018-2020.
Miss Kate has been both dancing and teaching dance for over 25 years. She started out at Myra's School of Dance in Hamden, CT. Upon graduating dance school, she went on to perform with The Judith Nilsson Ballet Company in Hamden, CT. Miss Kate had the honor of receiving an outstanding tap dance award, as well as placing in various competitions for Dance Educators of America and Dance Masters of America.
Throughout her teaching experience, Miss Kate has always emphasized Ballet technique. She has a strong background in Ballet, Tap, and Jazz dancing. Her past classes have focused on pre-teen and teen dancers both competitive and non-competitive. She also was the head of the arts department at First Congregational Church in West Haven, CT teaching Liturgical Dance.
Miss Kate holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Financial Accounting from The University of New Haven, in West Haven, CT. She also holds eight years experience in International Marketing.
Natalie has been in the social media industry since 2011. She holds a bachelor‘s degree in Journalism from Southern CT State University and does freelance writing. Natalie has written for several publishing companies including CT Boom, Hamden Journal, Southern News, and SCSU Oydessy. In her spare time, you can find her crocheting scarves or making jewelry for her brand new Etsy shop!