Chrissy Bowman - Owner/Director
Chrissy is an alumni and former dance team member of Lorraine Spada School of Dance. She graduated from Plymouth State University with a B.S. in Dance and Business Management. At Plymouth State she was captain of both the Dance Team and the Contemporary Dance Ensemble, performed at the American College Dance Festivals, and also received the 2004 Dancer of the Year Award. Chrissy completed the Dance Teachers Club of Boston Teacher Training Program, and had the privilege of studying under Diane Gudat, Tom Ralabate, and E. Laura Haussman. She has also had the opportunity to learn from Joan Wiegers, Amy Marshall, Brian Friedman, Robert Battle, as well as many other talented choreographers. She has most recently performed with fellow PSU alumni at the Built on Stilts festival in Martha's Vineyard, as well as many other performances around New England. Chrissy has been teaching at Lorraine Spada School of Dance since 2001 and she is honored to now have the privilege of directing the studio that has been so near and dear to her heart for so many years. Click here to e-mail Chrissy
Meredith received a B.A. in Dance with a dual minor in Business and Psychology from Dean College where she graduated with highest honors. During her four years at Dean Meredith’s focus was Pedagogy, Composition, The Vaganova Method and Horton Technique. She has studied and worked with masters such as: Jill Silverman, Nailah Randall-Bellinger, Wyatt Jackson, Lisa Pari, Josh Hilberman, Bob Thomas, Denise Jefferson, Jay T. Jenkins, Pilobolous and the well-known NYC Rockettes. She has performed with Dean Dance Company and Dean College Dance Team. Her philosophy is teaching proper technique to her students. This allows her students to increase their strength and develop as a dancer without injury to the body. Miss Meredith is currently teaching dance at several dance studios in the Boston area. She has received many high scores and special awards for her excellence in dance and choreography. Meredith currently teaches Ballet, Lyrical, Jazz, and Tap at our studio, and is happy to share her passion of the art of Dance. This past season Meredith was our Mini, Youth, Junior and Senior Dance Team choreographer and coach. Meredith looks forward to continuing teaching her students for a tenth year.
Suzanne holds a B.S. in Biology from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She received her dance training in classical ballet at Northeast School of Ballet. She performed principal roles in full-length ballets such as the Nutcracker and Cinderella with the Northeast Youth Ballet. Other training includes The Boston Conservatory and The Roxy Ballet. She began her modern dance training in 2001 with Ina Hahn and the Windhover Dance Company in Rockport. She has had the opportunity to perform several Doris Humphrey works such as Water Study, Variations and Conclusions from New Dance and Passacaglia. Suzanne presently teaches Ballet, Pointe and Modern at schools in the Boston area and is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the dancers at the Lorraine Spada School of Dance.
Caitlin is a 15 year student, alumni and former dance team member of Lorraine Spada School of Dance. In 2004 she founded the Tewksbury High School Dance Team. Caitlin attended Assumption College where she was a member of the Hip-Hop dance Program where she taught dance in the Worcester area. Caitlin now continues her dance studies with Jeanette Neil, MTV Made's Carl Alleyene, and America's Best Dance Crew: StaticNoyze. She has also studied with Brian Friedman and Chris Judd. Caitlin currently teaches dance in the Boston area and is thrilled to be working with the students of Lorraine Spada School of Dance.
Nicolette is a 14 year student, alumni and former dance team member of Lorraine Spada School of Dance. She attends Regis College where she is studying to receive a BA in Business and a dual minor in Economics and Dance. She is a part of the Regis College Dance Company and also takes credited dance classes at Boston College. Nicolette is the dance director and choreographer for the North Shore Children's Theatre summer program. She has attended several dance conventions and master classes with choreographers from So You Think You Can Dance and Dance Mom's Miami. Nicolette is honored to be a part of Lorraine Spada School of Dance.
Katie grew up in Topsfield, MA and found her love for dance at North Shore Dance Academy in Peabody, MA (now located in Danvers, MA). Her training was focused in Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Contemporary. Katie continued her dance education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and graduated in May 2013 with a B.A in Dance and a B.A in Psychology. At UMass, Katie was able to further her growth as an artist while studying other forms of dance such as Modern, Contact Improvisation and Composition in addition to Ballet and Jazz. Her professors included Thomas Vacanti, Paul Dennis, Adrienne Hawkins, Billbob Brown and many more. Throughout her college career, she performed and choreographed for various dance concerts. Katie has also participated in prestigious summer programs such as Parsons Dance Summer Intensive, Parsons Dance Choreographic Workshop and Urbanity Dance Summer Intensive. Katie is excited to share and teach the art of dance.
Lorraine Spada - Founder
After Dancing twelve years at the Winnifred Ashenden School of Dance, Ms. Spada received a BFA degree in Dance from the Boston Conservatory, and an EdM degree from Boston University. She is a certified dance notator in Sutton Dance Writing and a member of the Dance Teachers Club of Boston ASME. Lorraine taught five years at The Boston Conservatory and notated “A Collection of Classical Ballet Variations” and “A Selection of Isadora Duncan Dances”. Miss Lorraine is honored to have had so many wonderful students and families at the studio for over 30 years.