The Director: Ms. Jo-Ann Donnelly
Ms. Jo-Ann has been teaching for more than thirty years.
She is a member of the Dance Teachers' Club of Boston and has been tested and certified to teach dance.
She is also a member of Dance Alliance.
Ms.Jo-Ann is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island with a degree in Elementary Education.
She continues to study dance with various choreographers through D.T.C.B.and is currently enjoying the art of "Ballroom" dance.
This September, Ms. Jo-Ann is proud to receive her "25 year pin" as a distinguished member of the Dance Teachers' Club of Boston.
After retiring from her fourth grade position in East Providence, Ms. Jo-Ann looks forward to devoting more time to her two passions: her family and dance!
The Artistic Director: Ms. Shannon Ashton
Ms. Shannon Ashton, assistant director, is a member of the Dance Teachers' Club of Boston and has been tested and certified to teach dance. She has danced and performed at various competitions, workshops, and showcases for over twenty-five years. Ms. Shannon's extensive training in jazz has brought her success in teaching our Jr. and Sr. Jazz companies, as well as our newly formed Hip-Hop Crews. Over the years, her students have been recipients of silver, gold, and platinum awards. Ms. Shannon continues to motivate and challenge our acro-gym classes.
Three Generations of Dance!
Ms. Jo-Ann, her daughter Ms. Shannon, and her grandaughters Briana and Tayler
Riverside Dance Center 443 Willett Ave. Riverside, R.I. 02915