All of the Performing Arts Studio & Dance School Instructors are certified and tested to teach dance, have college dance training and professional dance touring experience.
Michelle MichitsonOwner, Director
Advanced Ballet & Jazz Dance, Tap Dance, Hip Hop Dance, Competition Intensive Dance Team Instructor, All Adult & Children's Classes
Kinetic Dance Company Member & Founder
Dance Prism Company Associate
Michelle began studying dance at age three. She trained at the DeLutis School of dance under Rosemary Boynton and Dorothy Beaton in Mansfield MA. As a young dancer Michelle appeared in the Ballets "Cinderella" and "Aladdin" with Pentucket Ballet School Haverhill MA.
She danced in Stillpointe dance company in a series of performances and studied modern dance, jazz dance and ballet with them in college and during college she joined the nationally touring jazz company "Push Factor of New York City" where she was Dance Captain.
She has been a long standing member of Dance Master's of America and Dance Teachers Club of Boston and has been tested with High Honors by the National Dance Teacher's Council of America in Ballet, Tap dance and Jazz dance and with Superior Honors through American Academy of Ballet in Classical Ballet.
Michelle earned platinum and gold medals in her tour in the competition arena, "New England Dance Festival" and "Miss Olympic Dance". Traveling to New York City with her students and teachers they studied dance with AAB at the Alvin Ailey Dance Studios with Mignon Furman, Sara Knight and Brian Loftus as well as others from Steps on Broadway.
She currently dances with a Professional Jazz Touring Dance Company "Kinetic Dance Company" and with "Dance Prism" a Professional Touring Ballet company and has appeared in the Nutcracker and Alice in Wonderland Ballets. Along with continuing her own dance education and artistic growth she enjoys teaching dance classes and being the Director of the Center for Performing Arts Dance Studio & Acting School Methuen and passing her knowledge and joy onto the next generation of students.
Nicole SuretteDance Instructor
Advanced Tap Dance, Hip Hop Dance, Zumba, Jazz Dance, Adult & Children's Classes
Nicole Surette started dancing at the age of three and gained a wide knowledge base attending many of the areas best dance schools. As Nicole progressed she found a natural affinity for tap dance and began competing at the age of 10. Her competition dance team won many gold and special awards from American Dance Awards, New England Dance Festival, and Eastern Dance Awards.
At the young age of 13 she choreographed dances for a local elementary school as well as becoming an assistant dance instructor at her dance studio. Nicole began teaching at the Performing Arts Studio & Dance School Methuen in 2002 and became tested through National Dance Teacher's Council of America in Ballet, Tap and Jazz with Superior Honors.
Recently Nicole traveled to NYC with Center for Performing Arts teachers to train with American Academy of Ballet Teachers such as Sara Knight and Mignon Furman at the Alvin Ailey Dance Studios.
Maurisa Rose CharestActing & Voice Instructor, Theater Director
Children and Adult Drama & Voice / Private Lessons / Community Theater
Maurisa Rose Charest originally hails from Brooklyn, NY. She has been involved in theatre as an actor, playwright, director and stage manager for the last 20 years.
She holds an MA from CW Post, a BA from University at Buffalo and an AS from Kingsborough Community College.
Terry BloggDance Instructor
Ballet Dance Classes, Break Dance Classes, Acro & Tumbling
Terry Blogg began his professional dance career growing up in Glendale, AZ as a founding member of the Rockaway break-dancing crew. He continued his dance education in more classical styles while a student at Arizona State University with such renowned teachers as Kee Juan Han & Kim Sonderegger at the School of the Ballet Arizona. During his time there he also performed in the musical theater style with the Lyric Opera Theater in Phoenix, AZ as a featured dancer in productions of Carousel, A Chorus Line, & Fiddler On The Roof.
After college, Terry performed as a ballet dancer with Ballet South in Savannah, GA followed by time as a Martha Graham-style modern dancer with Centre Dance Ensemble in Phoenix, AZ where he performed the lead role of Kai in The Snow Queen.
Terry's career reached it's pinnacle when he joined Columbia City Ballet in Columbia, SC under the direction of William Starrett as a company member in 2001. There he performed soloist roles in ballets such as Dracula, Cleopatra, Romeo & Juliet, & The Nutcracker. He has continued to work with the company as both a full-time dancer, guest artist, & fight/stunt coordinator since then. Terry can be seen performing locally with Dance Prism based in Concord, MA. He is best known for the lead role of Franz in Coppelia as well as Shah Zeman in Aladdin & the Act I Pas de Quatre in Swan Lake.
As a teacher, Terry has taught jazz, ballet, partnering, & break-dancing as a guest teacher with Dance Prism as well as Royal Dance Works in Phonix, AZ, Dance Gallery in Glendale, AZ, Encore Dance Academy in Phoenix, AZ, The Studio in Savannah, GA, L'Ecole de Ballet in Littleton, MA, & the Center for Performing Arts of Methuen in Methuen, MA.
Dan LapierreDance Instructor
Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary Dance
Dan began dancing at the age of two and quickly fell in love with it. As he continued his dance education he started to compete after just four years, and from there quickly found his love for tap and hip hop.
When he entered high school, Dan started to truly focus on dance. By the end of his senior year he had won a national title at Turn It Up Dance Challenge and numerous scholarships to attend master classes with the likes of Twitch, D-Trix, Aaron Turner, Lauren Froderman, Alex Wong, Ade Chike Tobert, and Cyrus "Glitch" Spencer.
This will be Dan's first year at CPAM and he is incredibly excited to share his love of dance with his students.