About Us

Meet our Staff

Carolyn Coskren - Owner/Director

Carolyn, the owner and director of Dance Inspirations, is a highly accomplished and talented individual in the world of dance. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Plymouth State University, specializing in Theater and Movement for Children with a minor in Dance. 
Throughout her career, Carolyn has taught at various dance studios in New Hampshire, sharing her expertise and passion for dance with students of all ages. She has also served as an adjunct teacher of tap at PSU and as a tap and jazz teacher at the Cary Ballet Conservatory in Cary, North Carolina. Her dedication to her craft has even taken her as a guest artist to the Cleveland Ballet Conservatory.
One of Carolyn's greatest joys as a dance teacher is working on costumes. Her love for costuming has allowed her to work in the costume department for the "So You Think You Can Dance" tours in 2009 and 2010, showcasing her creativity and attention to detail.
Beyond teaching, Carolyn has an impressive choreography portfolio. Her credits include choreographing productions such as The Wiz, 7 Brides for 7 Brothers, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Anything Goes, 42nd Street, Guys and Dolls, Footloose, Grease, Newsies, and many more. Her ability to create captivating and dynamic dance routines has earned her recognition and praise.
For over ten years, Carolyn has also been a choreographer for the Broken Ground School in Concord, NH, specifically working with the "Kids in Action" theater group. Her collaboration with students in 3rd grade and above has allowed her to nurture their talents and bring their performances to life on stage.
Carolyn's passion, expertise, and dedication to the world of dance have made her an influential figure in the dance community. As the owner and director of Dance Inspirations, she brings her wealth of experience and knowledge to provide a nurturing and inspiring environment for dancers of all levels.

Laura Cardello

Laura Cardello is a seasoned dancer and dedicated dance educator with a passion for various dance styles. Her dance journey began at the age of six, and since then, she has trained extensively in ballet, pointe, jazz, modern, musical theatre, and tap.
Laura pursued her love for dance at the University of New Hampshire, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance and Theatre. During her time at the university, Laura was a member of the Ballet Performance Company for four years. She had the privilege of performing in both classical and original works, including renowned pieces such as Swan Lake, Les Sylphides, and Dinetah. Additionally, Laura showcased her versatile talents by performing and choreographing for the student-run dramatic society, Mask and Dagger.
After completing her degree, Laura returned to her home studio, where she dedicated eleven years to teaching. Her expertise and passion for dance led her to found and coach the studio's competitive dance team, a role she fulfilled for a decade. To further expand her knowledge and skills, Laura attended the Pulse's Teacher Workshops and dance intensives in New York City, immersing herself in the vibrant dance scene.
Laura's love for the performing arts extends beyond dance. She has also ventured into the world of theatre and has collaborated with community theaters in Henniker and Hillsboro, NH. Her talent and creativity as a choreographer have been showcased in productions such as The Music Man, The Wizard of Oz, and many more.
Laura's extensive experience as a dancer, teacher, and choreographer makes her a valuable asset to the Dance Inspirations community. Her dedication to her craft, continuous learning, and passion for the arts create a nurturing and inspiring environment for her students. 

Brady Coskren

Brady Coskren, the daughter of Dance Inspirations' owner Carolyn, has been an integral part of the studio since birth. Her passion for dance ignited at a young age, and she began teaching dance classes when she was just sixteen years old. Growing up within the Dance Inspirations community, Brady has evolved into a highly accomplished dancer and instructor.
In addition to her dance training, Brady has been actively involved in the Concord acting scene for over a decade. Her dedication to the performing arts led her to work with RB Productions and serve as the assistant choreographer and stage manager for Kids In Action at Broken Ground Elementary School for several years. Brady's diverse experience in both dance and theater has enriched her understanding of performance and storytelling.
Brady's contributions to Dance Inspirations extend beyond teaching. She plays a crucial role in managing the studio's social media accounts, ensuring that the studio remains connected with its students and community. Her creativity and digital expertise help showcase the studio's talent and events to a wider audience.
Driven by her passion for the arts, Brady pursued higher education at Belmont University in Nashville, TN. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in the Creative & Entertainment Industries, with a dance minor. After graduating from Belmont University, Brady had the opportunity to work at Creative Artists Agency, one of the world's largest talent agencies. This experience provided her with valuable insights into the entertainment industry.
Currently, Brady works as a freelance professional in the film and television industry while continuing to contribute her expertise and talent to Dance Inspirations. Her multifaceted background and industry knowledge bring a unique perspective to her teaching and creative endeavors.
Brady's journey as a dancer, instructor, and industry professional exemplifies her unwavering dedication to the arts. Dance Inspirations is fortunate to have her as part of its team, and her contributions continue to inspire and shape the studio's vibrant community.

Heather Hildum

Heather Hildum is a dedicated individual with a passion for dance and fitness. For many years, she has been actively involved as a dance mom, supporting her children's dance endeavors. Recently, Heather has expanded her involvement in the dance community by taking on the role of an office assistant at Dance Inspirations.
In addition to her administrative responsibilities, Heather also shares her expertise in fitness by teaching various fitness classes. Her commitment to promoting a healthy lifestyle and her knowledge in this field make her a valuable asset to the studio and its members.
Heather resides in Concord, where she enjoys a fulfilling family life with her husband and three children. Her love for dance, combined with her dedication to her family and community, showcases her exceptional multitasking abilities and strong work ethic.
With her deep understanding of the dance world and her commitment to fitness, Heather Hildum continues to make a positive impact in the lives of those around her. 

Amy Levan

Amy LeVan is a highly skilled and versatile dance instructor with a passion for teaching and a deep understanding of various dance styles. Trained in modern, contemporary, jazz, and classical ballet, she has been sharing her love for dance in the Southern New Hampshire area since 2008 and has been a valued member of the Dance Inspirations family since 2015.
With a background in Early Childhood Education and years of experience in dance studios, Miss Amy brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her classes. At Dance Inspirations, she is often found teaching our Inspired Kids classes as well as leveled ballet and pointe classes. Her ability to connect with young dancers and create a nurturing and supportive learning environment is truly remarkable.
Since 2021, Amy has also taken on the leadership role in our Dance With Friends program. Utilizing techniques developed through the Rhythm Works Integrative Dance certification, she is equipped to teach students with special needs. Amy's dedication to inclusivity and her commitment to providing a positive and enriching experience for all students is evident in her work with students of all ages and abilities.
In addition to her dance training, Amy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in writing and publishing from Emerson College. Her well-rounded education and creative background contribute to her unique approach to teaching dance, allowing her to foster creativity and self-expression in her students.
Amy's passion for dance, combined with her commitment to education and inclusivity, make her an invaluable asset to the Dance Inspirations community. Her dedication to promoting a positive and supportive learning environment ensures that students not only develop their dance skills but also gain independence and responsibility that they can carry beyond the studio walls.

Audrey McFadden

Audrey McFadden is a talented and dedicated dance instructor with a passion for the art form. She is a 2004 graduate of Plymouth State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Dance. During her time at PSU, Audrey was a member of the Contemporary Dance Ensemble (CDE) and had the opportunity to perform at numerous college and state venues in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
Audrey's journey in dance began at a young age in Loudon, NH. At the age of two, she started her training at Gen's Dance Studio under the guidance of Gen Woodward. There, she focused on various dance styles including Acro, Ballet, Lyrical, Jazz, Pointe, and Tap. It was during her time training with Gen that Audrey discovered her passion for dance instruction and aspired to follow in her mentor's footsteps.
At just 14 years old, Audrey started assisting Gen in teaching dance classes. This early experience allowed her to develop her teaching skills and further fuel her passion for sharing the art of dance with others. Alongside her teaching responsibilities, Audrey was also a member of the competition team at Gen's Dance Studio. She competed in various dance competitions throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and even participated in Nationals in New Jersey for three consecutive years.
Audrey's commitment to dance and her desire to inspire others continue to drive her as an instructor. Her passion shines through in each and every class she teaches, as she instills her love for dance in her students. Audrey's extensive training, performance experience, and dedication to her craft make her a valuable asset to the Dance Inspirations community.

Reanna McGonigle

Reanna McGonigle, a native of Concord, is a passionate cheerleader and coach. Having cheered for most of her life, Reanna's journey in the sport began in her early years. Graduating from Concord High School in 2017, she has since dedicated herself to sharing her expertise and love for cheerleading with others.
Currently, Reanna serves as a coach for the Concord Capitals Cheerleading team, where she brings her extensive experience and knowledge to guide and mentor young athletes. Her coaching abilities extend beyond cheerleading as she also teaches tumbling and acro classes at Dance Inspirations. Through her instruction, Reanna helps students develop their skills in these disciplines, fostering growth and confidence.
Reanna's commitment to excellence is evident in her pursuit of professional development. She holds a certification in levels 1 - 6 in acrobatic arts, showcasing her dedication to continuing education and staying at the forefront of her field. This certification demonstrates her ability to provide comprehensive training and instruction to her students.
When not coaching or teaching, Reanna resides in Concord with her husband Cormick. Together, they enjoy the vibrant community and support local events and activities. Reanna's passion for cheerleading, combined with her commitment to teaching and professional growth, makes her a valuable asset to the cheerleading and dance community in Concord.

Kaleigh Nelson

Kaleigh Nelson is a talented and dedicated dancer and instructor at Dance Inspirations. She graduated from Bishop Brady High School in 2020 and is currently pursuing a degree in mathematics at the University of New Hampshire.
Kaleigh's dance journey began at Dance Inspirations when she was just three years old. Over the years, she has honed her skills and developed a deep passion for various dance styles, including tap, jazz, ballet, and acro. Kaleigh's commitment to her craft and her love for teaching led her to assist with classes at the studio for many years before transitioning into a teaching role herself.
As an instructor at Dance Inspirations, Kaleigh shares her expertise and passion with her students. Her versatile background allows her to teach a wide range of dance styles, ensuring a well-rounded and enriching experience for her students. Whether it's tapping to a catchy rhythm or gracefully executing ballet movements, Kaleigh's teaching style is engaging and inspiring, motivating her students to reach their full potential.
In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Kaleigh is actively involved in the competition team at Dance Inspirations. Her dedication to dance and her commitment to excellence have made her an invaluable member of the team, contributing to their success in various competitions.
Kaleigh's commitment to continuous learning and professional development is evident through her certification as an Acrobatic Arts instructor. This certification ensures that she is equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to teach acrobatics safely and effectively.
Kaleigh's passion for dance, combined with her dedication to her education and personal growth, make her a valuable asset to the Dance Inspirations community. Her enthusiasm, expertise, and commitment to her students' progress contribute to creating a supportive and inspiring learning environment.

Damien Saltmarsh

Damien Saltmarsh, an exceptional and passionate dancer, discovered his love for dance at Dance Inspirations in 2014. From that very first class, Damien knew that dance would become an integral part of his life. Since then, he has dedicated himself to the art form and has emerged as an accomplished dancer.
Throughout his dance journey, Damien has achieved remarkable success. His talent and hard work have earned him numerous awards and high scores at both regional and national dance competitions. These accolades serve as a testament to his skill and commitment to excellence.
In 2023, Damien graduated from Pembroke Academy, marking an important milestone in his academic journey. However, his dedication to dance did not end with graduation. Damien continues to pursue his dance career by teaching classes at Dance Inspirations, where he shares his knowledge and passion with aspiring dancers. His ability to connect with students and inspire them to reach their full potential makes him a valued member of the teaching staff.
To further enhance his dance education, Damien actively participates in additional dance classes. By continuously expanding his knowledge and skills, he ensures that he remains at the forefront of the ever-evolving dance industry.
Damien's commitment to professional growth is evident in his certification in Acrobatic Arts Module 1. This certification showcases his dedication to mastering the art of acrobatic dance and providing his students with top-notch instruction.
Damien's journey as a dancer is a testament to his unwavering passion, hard work, and dedication. Dance Inspirations is proud to have Damien as both a teacher and a student, and his contributions to the studio's community are invaluable. 

Laurie Tzannos

Laurie Tzannos is a highly experienced and accomplished dance educator with a deep passion for the art form. Graduating from Keene State College in 1994, she earned a BA in Theatre Arts with a concentration in Dance. Her strong foundation in dance technique and performance was further enhanced when she obtained a Certificate in Vaganova Ballet Technique in 1996 through the Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet at Bryn Mawr College.
With over 25 years of teaching experience, Laurie has made a significant impact in the dance community. She has not only taught at various dance studios but also owned her own studio for 9 years, where she fostered the growth and development of numerous aspiring dancers. Her expertise spans a wide range of dance techniques, including Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Lyrical, Contemporary, Creative Movement, and Musical Theatre, among others. Laurie's versatility as an instructor allows her to provide a well-rounded dance education to her students.
Laurie's commitment to dance extends beyond her professional endeavors. She is a proud mother to three daughters, Riley, Maija, and Teegan, who have all danced competitively at Dance Inspirations. Her personal experiences as a dance mom have given her a unique perspective and understanding of the dance world, further enriching her teaching approach.
Laurie's dedication to her craft and her ability to inspire and nurture young dancers have made her a highly respected figure in the dance community. Her passion for dance is evident in her teaching, as she strives to instill the same love and appreciation for the art form in her students.
Dance Inspirations is privileged to have Laurie as part of its faculty, and her extensive knowledge, experience, and dedication make her an invaluable asset to the studio.

Marc Willis

Marc Willis is a seasoned performer and educator with a passion for the arts. With over 35 years of performing experience, Marc has amassed an impressive resume of over 100 stage credits. His love for music and theatre began at a young age, as he was raised in a household where music was a constant presence. The son of a Southern Baptist Minister, Marc's life was infused with the sounds of hymns and gospel music.
At the age of seven, Marc began playing the piano, and his musical journey continued to flourish from there. He pursued classical voice and music training at the University of South Florida, where he honed his skills and developed a deep understanding of the art form. It was during this time that Marc's passion for musical theatre truly took hold.
After completing his formal education, Marc embarked on a career in the performing arts. He worked with various regional theatre companies and world-class choral organizations, taking him from San Francisco to Seattle. His talent and dedication to his craft were evident in every performance, earning him recognition and acclaim.
In 2008, Marc made the decision to settle in New England, a region he now proudly calls home. Since then, he has become a prominent figure in the local theatre scene, appearing in numerous productions and earning accolades along the way. His exceptional talent has garnered him five New Hampshire Theatre Awards nominations and three wins for Best Actor/Supporting Actor.
Beyond his performing career, Marc has a deep commitment to education and working with young artists. He has spent decades teaching voice, acting, and musical theatre to aspiring performers of all ages. Marc finds great joy in nurturing the talents of his students and helping them discover their own unique voices and artistic abilities.
With his wealth of experience and passion for the arts, Marc Willis continues to inspire audiences and students alike. His powerful voice, dynamic stage presence, and dedication to excellence make him a sought-after performer and teacher in the New England theatre community. Whether he is captivating audiences on stage or guiding young artists in the classroom, Marc Willis is a true artistic force, leaving a lasting impact wherever he goes.

Sue White

Sue White has been a part of the dance world for over 30 years. Her studies have included Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary; Modern, Musical Theater, Hip Hop, Drama and Voice. Born and raised in New York, she began dancing at age 5 under Marya Kennett (stretching coach for Evander Holyfield). After moving to New Hampshire, she continued her studies in local studios and college. She attended Northern Essex Community College majoring in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Dance. While at NECC Sue served as both Secretary and President of the Still Pointe Dance Company & Dance Club. She has continued her studies and teaching in New York, Maryland, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. While Ms. White has owned her own studios, she has continued to share her love of dance with community outreach programs, local recreational programs, and area studios.

Sue is no stranger to competition. As a multiple first place, overall and Platinum Medal recipient herself, she feels competition is a wonderful way to educate and motivate the dancers. She has received numerous awards for her choreography and was named "New Hampshire Teacher of the Year" and "Dance Hero of the Year". A special award given to honor an amazing student, teacher, guest artist, or dance lover for the amazing love, hard work, & sacrifices that go into making dance possible for everyone. Sue's dancers have been featured in Video Magazine, Boston's Nutcracker as well as numerous National and International events. She was a choreographer and coach for team US at the World Championships of the Performing Arts in Los Angeles California where she was joined by nine of her students who were selected to be part of the team. Sue's dancers have been featured in Dance Spirit Magazine as upcoming stars to watch out for and Ms. White herself was featured in Dance Teacher Magazine. Sue continues to participate in community outreach programs today. Her dancers have gone on to major in Dance, open their own studios, establish their own dance companies and dance professionally. They have participated in the Miss New Hampshire Pageant; Modeled internationally and many continue to teach all over the world today sharing their love of dance. Sue is not only proud of her students for the dancers they have become ... she is even more proud of the people they have grown into and the pleasure of being part of their journey. When not in the studio Sue enjoys being a Real Estate Agent and spending time with her fur babies.