Faculty

Heather Gerardi-Co Owner/Artistic Director At the studio Heather teaches our preschool aged children up through the adults in ballet, jazz and tap, instructing both our recreational and our competitive team levels. She is known for her fast tapping feet. 

Heidi Sulminski-Co-Owner/Artistic Director At the studio Heidi teaches our preschool aged children up through our senior company leveled dancers.  Heidi specializes in ballet, pointe, and lyrical.   Elegance at its best, Heidi teaches both our recreational and competitive programs. 

Jessica Gibson teaches hip hop.  She can move those hips like no other.  Jessica is also a competition team instructor.

Beth Gable is creative with her musical theater classes.  She also teaches modern, contemporary, and tap.  Beth is also a competition choreographer.    

Melanie Stankevitz loves teaching her jazz and lyric classes at the studio.  Her students always leave her classes smiling. 

Cathy Talbot was meant to be in a classroom.  She teaches Creative Movement, Preschool, Kinderdance, Combo II Ballet and Tap classes at the studio. 

Bridget Murphy brought Irish Step to HHDA.  We love offering this specialty class at the studio.  Bridget makes Irish Step fun for all.

Jessica Kania is an HHDA alumni and is no stranger to our dancers.   She will be instructing jazz classes this season, and also assisting with our preschool classes.

Kristen Paadre will be returning to HHDA to cover classes and drop in fitness classes when she can.  Always happy to have Kristen on our team. 

Jessica Roy will be teaching tap and jazz classes in the fall. She is the perfect addition to our team.  We know our dancers are going to love her.

Andrew Howarth loves to exhibit his artistry through movement and choreography. He will be a great addition to our competition team program.

Christy Pawlak’s excitement is contagious. She will be teaching our Acro program.

Angie Lavache is a certified fitness instructor. She is also certified in PiYo. We are excited to bring this beneficial program to our dancers training.

Kim Ikenberry is a certified Zumba Instructor. Kim covered maternity coverage last year and had great success with her Latin Fitness classes. We are happy to welcome her back.

Sarah McCausland is excited to start a new special needs program that will bring the love of dance to all friends. We are lucky to have her on are team.

Laura Cote, Melinda Silvernale and Sarah Kay are guest choreographers for our competitive team dancers. 

Office Staff: Maureen Gibson, Sarah McCausland, Bea Socha

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Mail to: PO Box 232
Millbury MA, 01527

Phone: (508) 865-0083
E-mail: Info@hhdanceacademy.com