Dance Inspirations has been inspiring children and adults to dance for 12 years. Directed by Carolyn Coskren a graduate from Plymouth State College with a degree in Theatre and Movement for Children and Minor in dance the staff of Dance Inspirations prides themselves on giving each dancer a dance education in a developmentally appropriate atmosphere.
What parents have to say:
I just wanted to send you a note and let you know how much I appreciate the program that you run. Emma had a fabulous time in the winter and spring on Saturday mornings with you. She *loved* dance camp this summer. I find so much value in the "no high stakes"approach that you take, especially after hearing horror stories about other local dance studios.
S. Burbank - Mom
Thank you so much for all of your hard work this year and for the recital. I thought it was a really great show, and Sarah & Emma had a blast. Please pass on a special thanks to the "big girls" - Kristen, Stacey, Laura and Morgan. They were so nice to my girls during the rehearsals & shows. I hope they realize how much the younger ones look up to them.
Have a great summer! We'll see you in the Fall.
M. Fleischman - Mother of 2 dancers
Owner and director of Dance Inspirations Carolyn holds a bachelors of arts degree from Plymouth State University in Theatre and Movement for Children with a minor in Dance. Carolyn has taught at several New Hampshire Dance Studios, was an adjunct teacher of tap at PSU and a tap & jazz teacher at the Cary Ballet Conservatory in Cary North Carolina. Carolyn has been a guest artist at Cleveland Ballet Conservatory. One of Carolyn's favorite parts of being a dance teacher is working on costumes. Her love of costuming has allowed her to work on "So You Think Can Dance" tours seasons 2009 & 2010 in the costume department. Her choreography credits include The Wiz, 7 Brides for 7 Brothers, Joseph and his Technicolor Dream Coat, Anything Goes, 42nd Street, Guys and Dolls, and Footloose! For over three years Carolyn has been a choreographer for the Broken Ground School in Concord NH "Kids In Action" theater group where she has worked with students in 3rd - 5th grade choreographing "Alice In Wonderland", "Beauty and The Beast" and Aladdin" Carolyn is a member of Dance Masters of America, Dance Teachers Club of Boston and Certified to Teach by Dance Masters of America. Residing in Concord NH, Carolyn lives with her husband Ryan and 2 children, Brady & Tyler.
Meghan has been dancing in the Concord area since the age of 2. She competed for multiple years earning regional and national awards. Meghan attended Keene State College where she earned her dual degree in Elementary Education and Developmental Psychology and was a memeber of the Keene State Dance Team. Currently, she is studying Special Education at NHTI and works for the Newport Middle High School. At Dance Inspirations she teaches Jazz, Lyrical, Tap, Inspired Kids and choreographs for the Dance Inspirations Competition Team. Meghan also assists with the Concord Recreation Dance and Summer Camp Programs as well as camp programs held at the studio. Meghan lives in Hopkinton NH and will be married in September to fiance, Jeff Demers
Ashley began dancing at the age of 3 and had the privilege of training under Jennifer Rienart owner of New Hampshire School of Ballet in Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical, Modern, Jazz and Tap for many years up until her High School graduation. She competed at regional and national competitions earning numerous awards. She also performed in the Nutcracker at the Palace Theater in Manchester, NH for many years. After graduating from Pinkerton Academy, Ashley went on to the dance program at Dean College where she earned her dance degree training under Jill Silverman, Bryan Steele, Gregory King, and Laura Young. She was a part of Dean College's prestigious Pointe and Modern Companies and performed in numerous shows. She also studied Dance History, Rhythmic Analysis, Dance Composition, Dance Anatomy and Creative Movement.
When Ashley is not in the studio teaching, she will be continuing her education at Southern New Hampshire University earning her degree in Psychology with a concentration is Mental Health
Melanie was a competitive gymnast for 8 years, competing at the State and Regional level. As well as coaching tumbling at Dance Inspirations LLC Melanie is a competitive team coach at Granite State Gymnasics. Melanie attended Curry College in Milton MA and went on to continue her education at the University of Massachusetts to earn her Masters in Education with an advanced graduate degree in School Psychology. Melanie has worked with children of all ages and abilities since 1994 and currently lives in Concord with her husband Chris and their six children. Melanie's knowledge in gymnastics and experience with children makes her a great asset to Dance Inspirations.
Molly Baca - This is Molly's 3rd on staff at Dance Inspirations LLC. Molly began her dancing career at the age of 3 and began dancing at Dance Inspirations when it opened in 1999. As an award winning dancer and cheerleader Molly was chosen by the All American Cheer and Dance Association to perform at the 2007 pro-bowl in Hawaii. Molly specializes in teaching the younger dancers where her compassion and love for children flourishes. When not at the Dance Studio interns at Lakeside Animal Hospital to finish her certification to become a veterinarian assistant.
Laurie Lucier -Laurie graduated from Keene State College in 1994, earning a BA in Theatre Arts with a concentration in Dance. She earned a Certificate in Vaganova Ballet Technique in 1996 through the Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet at Bryn Mawr College. For the past 16 years, she has taught dance, including owning her own studio for 9 years. She currently teaches a broad range of techniques including Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Lyrical, Contemporary, Creative Movement, Musical Theatre and much more.
Elizabeth Lambert - Office Manager Bio coming soon