Miss Richelle

Miss RichelleRichelle began dancing at age 2, where she fell in love with the art of dance. She began her studies at the Academy of Ballet Arts in Chelmsford, MA with a strict focus on ballet as well as tap, jazz, modern, and pointe. Over the years, Richelle went to the Sally Gould Dance Center and expanded her variety by adding on lyrical, contemporary, and hip-hop. While dancing, performing, and teaching; Richelle has found a strong passion in dancing.

During these years, Richelle performed in various competitions, showcases, recitals, and more. She has also performed in the Academy of Ballet Arts’ “Nutcracker”. She was also a member of the Chelmsford High School Dance Team, performing in the annual pep rally and spring show. As a teacher, Richelle became the assistant pre-school teacher at ABA. She then began choreographing at an after-school theater program at Center School in Chelmsford. Finally, she was the Head Choreographer for the annual CHS Spring Musicals.

Richelle is currently a senior at Salem State University majoring in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Dance. She is heavily involved in the Dance programs at SSU. Richelle has been a member of the Salem State Dance Team performing at basketball games and various showcases. She has also been the Vice-President of the Repertory Dance Theatre for the past year as well as this upcoming year. Richelle has choreographed for RDT the past 4 semesters as well as dancing in the winter and spring shows. Lastly, Richelle is a member of the Student Dance Ensemble performing in shows as well as attending and performing in the American College Dance Festival every year.

Richelle joined the Spotlight Dance Academy family in the summer of 2009, becoming a member of the Diamond Dancers. Richelle began teaching summer classes for Miss Becky in 2010. Although she is away at college during the school year, Richelle still dances and teaches in the summertime as well as coming back to substitute as much as possible! She can’t wait to teach once she graduates! SDA has given Richelle amazing opportunities such as performing at the Celtics, taking Master Classes, and attending the Dance Teacher Summit in NYC.

As a teacher, Richelle hopes to make a strong impact on her dancers and to share her love and passion for dancing and performing!