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 with Sally McDermott Dance Centers in Auburn Massachusetts at the age of four. She continued her dance training with Andrea Moore, at The Dance Connection, formally of Millbury Massachusetts. There she also began competitive dance training, assisting dance classes and eventually began her experience as a dance instructor.
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 San Francisco to dance in the Emerald Bowl, Las Vegas as a "Sweet Heart" performer with "I Love Dance", as well as a Sophisticated Scholarship receiptient performer in Wildwood New Jersey. 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.
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 of thirteen years, Brandon Moore, and has recently become 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 challenging. Kristen is an alumni of Burncoat High School Dance Department under the instruction of Joan Sheary, 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 a beautiful little girl, and quite possibly a very talented dancer, Mackenzie!
amanda carroll, instructor
Amanda began her dance training at Sally McDermott Dance Centers of Auburn Massachusetts at the age of three. She continued her dance training at Cathy Taylor's Dance, also of Auburn Massachusetts. There she participated in competitive classes, and was able to perform regionally and nationally. In her later high school years she was given the opportunity to travel to Germany and China to perform and compete in the World Dance Championships.
After graduating Amanda persued 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. Her team also performed at school sports events and local community shows.
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 and is newly married to her best friend and husband, Shane.
Andrea Moore, instructor
A previous studio owner herself, Andrea comes to us with over 30 years experience in instruction. She operated and managed The Dance Connection, previously of Millbury Ma, and also taught at Jo Ann Warren Studios in Worcester Ma. Her students have gone on to dance all over the nation receiving numerous awards for their performances as well as her choreography. Currently Andrea is an RN and mom to three beautiful kids, she loves teaching Tap and choreographs for our competitive Company team and our students love her!