Our faculty teaches with compassion and a strong belief that lessons learned in the classroom are meant to transfer to everyday life.


Stephanie moore, owner & director

Stephanie began her dance training at the age of four locally. By her teens she began competitive dance training, assisting dance classes and eventually began her experience as a dance instructor at her childhood studio. 

Stephanie expanded her dance training in the Burncoat High School Dance Department program under the instruction of Joan Sheary. Her years in high school were sprinkled with national performances that took her to from the coast to coast across the United States. After graduating high school Stephanie continued her training and dance education at Dean College, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a B.A in Dance and a minor in Business Management. There she studied Ballet, Modern, Jazz, and Tap as well as Dance History, Kinesiology and Pedagogy. She participated in student and program showcases, as well as being part of mulitple dance teams on campus. 

During and after her time in college, Stephanie instructed at local dance studios and choreographed competitively and recreationally. Only a year after graduation Stephanie decided to open her very own studio with the following of her most dedicated students and parents. She proudly opened her studio, DanceSpaceStudios, in the summer of 2011. 

Stephanie's choreography and students have been recognized regionally through competitive performance. Her pieces have won acknowledgement and her students have been award scholarships and awards for their talent and performances. DanceSpace Alumni have gone on to perform with their college teams and enroll in their college dance programs.

Aside from her work with the studio she also spends time doing professional costuming for her students and dancers all over the U.S. She is married to her high school sweetheart and a mom to two little boys. Sharing her life long passion for dance and the performing arts is what keeps her motivated and the reward of seeing her dancers accomplish goals they once thought impossible is the very best part of her job. 

 

kristen Karalus, instructor

Kristen, otherwise known as "Monkey" is one of our most beloved instructors. With over 10 years of teaching experience she comes to the classroom with fun and motivating material our dancers can expect to be challenged. Kristen is an alumni of Burncoat High School Dance Department and went on to perform in California and Philadelphia, before returning to Massachusetts to teach locally. She is married to her best friend Brad, and together they have two beautiful little girls.

 

amanda carroll, instructor

Amanda began her dance training locally the age of three. She participated in competitive classes, and was able to perform regionally, nationally and was given the opportunity to travel to Germany and China to perform and compete in the World Dance Championships. 

Amanda pursued a college edcation at Worcester State University where she was also part of the dance team. With the dance team she was able to travel to Florida and perform at UDA Nationals where her team placed in the top 20. 

Amanda began her experience as a dance instructor with us in 2011. Amanda specializing in teaching childrens combination classes and has become a beloved instructor to all our tiny tots. Parents are in awe of her ability to keep her young classes engaged and enthusiastic about coming back to class each week, and season after season. Aside from her work at DanceSpace, Amanda is currently working in a legal office, married, and expecting her first child in Fall 2018.