The Dance Shop Staff

Emmy MacWilliams
Director
Joyce Galvam
Director
Tracey Arcieri
Teacher
Tracey grew up in Holbrook and took her first Jazz class at The Dance Shop in 1985 and hasn’t stopped dancing yet! Alongside Miss Emmy, Tracey teaches the youngest tappers and ballerinas on stage. Her week is not complete without the laughing smiling faces of the youngest groups. She currently lives in Randolph with her husband, Tony, and their two daughters, Katherine and Maria. Being a typical mom, she is very busy with many of her daughters’ activities and school events. Tracey’s daughters are following in their Mom’s footsteps, loving every minute on stage.
Lisa Powers
Teacher
Lisa began her dance training at Legein Dance Academy where she trained extensively for 13 years in all forms of dance. Lisa's education continued at the Dance Teacher's Club of Boston Dance Education Training from which she graduated in 2004. She is a recipient of the Mary Jane Brown Tap Scholarship and a Dance Masters of America Scholarship winner. After graduating high school, Lisa continued her education and Dance training with a full Performing Arts Scholarship to Dean College. Lisa's love for the arts reaches beyond dance, she has trained extensively in voice and theatre. Lisa has a true passion for teaching and choreographing and has been doing so professionally since 2004. Lisa has been faculty and taught Master Classes throughout New England. Lisa has been a 5 season choreographer for DanceWorks Boston. Most recently, Lisa has been awarded Outstanding Choreography awards at multiple Regional and National dance competitions. She has been on staff here at The Dance Shop for 10 years.
Dianne Morganelli
Dianne has dedicated over 35 years to teaching dance in all dance forms to all ages. In 1985, she founded and was Director of the American Academy of Dance of Mansfield and its company, the American Spirit Dance Company. Prior to that, she was an associate teacher at the DeLutis School of Dance and Gold School of Dance. As an independent, award-winning choreographer, she has staged a wide variety of musicals for community theatre and dance competitions. Dianne recently celebrated 25 years as a member of the Dance Teacher's Club of Boston and Dance Masters of America; and has studied at many national dance conventions, including the Jazz Dance World Congress. She earned a B.A. in Human Development with a minor in Education at Lesley University, and an Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies. Dianne is currently a Paralegal in Boston, as she also continues to follow her passion in life, dance.
Jade Alexa Cipolla
Jade is an Instructor/Choreographer at the Beverly Richards Dance Center, where she was trained under the direction of Beverly Richards, The Dance Shop, St. Mary's High School, various public/private schools and company's in the MA area, as well as the Dance/Gymnastics Coordinator of the Peabody Recreational Department. She is a graduate of Salem State University, where she attained a Bachelor of Science Degree as a Sport and Movement Science Major with a concentration in dance. While at SSU she was the recipient of the 2014 Creativity Award for Dance, co-coordinator, choreographer, and performer for the University’s Dance Ensemble. She has had her choreographic work performed and adjudicated at the American College Dance Festival, shows, along with regional and national dance competitions where her choreography has received special awards, such as best choreography and overall high point. Jade is a certified Para-Educator, a graduate of the Dance Teachers' Club of Boston/AS Dance Education Training Course, and is a member of the Dance Teachers’ Club of Boston/AS, MAHPERD, National Dance Education Organization, Massachusetts Dance Education Organization, and the National Honor Society for Dance. Jade was a featured back up dancer and “Gothic Cheerleader” with Weird Al Yankovic, was a selected performer for Jose’ Mateo’s Ballet Theatre Dance For World Community, and was named Dance Spirit Magazines, "2011 Miss Dance Massachusetts". Jade gives all of the credit for her continued passion for dance to Mrs. Beverly Richards Buckley herself!