Miranda Milano- Owner/Director. Miranda, known to our students as Miss Mandy, has been dancing since the age of three and is thrilled to be the owner and director of the studio in which she grew up. Miranda holds a degree in Business from Hesser College and has previously directed a dance program through the Laconia Parks and Recreation Department as well as spending some time as a professional dancer for the Manchester Wolves. Miranda prides herself on keeping her own dance education current, knowing that the best teachers always have more to learn. In 2012, she was accepted into the very exclusive Rockettes Summer Intensive. Miranda’s training, education, and professional experience all join together to make her the teacher and choreographer that she is. Her pieces have consistently placed in the top ten at the competitions in which they were entered, in addition to being recognized for special awards, choreography awards, judges’ choice awards, and overall high scores. Miranda’s teaching style provides a structured learning environment that makes students feel safe to work hard and explore their creativity, resulting in not only well-trained dancers, but young artists.
Sarah Flewelling- Co-Director. Sarah is in charge of the instruction of all ballet classes within the studio, as well as choreographing in many styles for the NV Empire competition team. Although Ballet is her first and greatest dance love, Sarah has trained extensively in all styles and graduated from Hope College with a degree in Dance Performance and Choreography in 2014. Sarah has been recognized for her abilities as a leader, teacher, and choreographer. While in college, she directed the school’s production of “The Nutcracker” three times, was cast in dance companies, faculty choreographed dance concerts, and student dance productions. She led several campus dance organizations and was awarded the 2014 DeLong Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance. Sarah has enjoyed growing as a teacher and has cultivated a teaching style which puts an emphasis on creating strong, healthy, and smart dancers. Her pieces have placed in the top ten at the competitions in which they were entered and have won multiple special awards for creativity and story0telling . Sarah has a true passion for dance and nothing means more to her than sharing and instilling that passion in young dancers.
Odessa Brenan- Teacher (Elementary and Teen Recreational). Odessa is a former dance student of Capital City Dance Center (the predecessor of NV!) and has a degree in Kinesiology with a minor in dance from the University of San Francisco. Odessa’s smooth style and patient, explorative teaching have made her a true asset to the studio and beloved by her students. We are so luck to have her!
Heather Horn- Teacher (Pre-Dance Classes). Heather has been a long time dancer and teacher with both CCDC and NV Dance Productions. Outside of the studio, Miss Heather loves spending time with her daughter, Olivia, and raising her llamas with her family! Heather is amazing with our youngest dancers and always creates a warm, safe, loving environment in the studio. We know you’ll love her!
Cindy Reeves- Teacher (Beginning Tumble). Miss Cindy will be joining us this year as our beginning tumbling teacher! Cindy was on the original gymnastics team for “Gyminy Crickets,” which you may know today as Granite State Gymnastics. Since then, Cindy taught tumbling for cheerleaders and recreational gymnastics at GSC for several years. Cindy is also a proud dance mom to Lily, one of our NV Empire dancers. We are so excited to integrate tumbling into our curriculum and feel so lucky to have Cindy to help us do that!