Casey Harkness Andrade
FSPA Dance Director, Dance Company Director; Instructor of Jazz, Contemporary, and Dance for Musical Theater
Casey Harkness Andrade has been a professional choreographer, educator and performer for more than 10 years. She received her BA in dance performance from Rhode Island College, where she trained and studied with exceptional choreographers such as Clay Talifaro, Sean Curran and Mark Taylor. She continues her education at Broadway Dance Center in New York City, where she studies weekly with Michelle Barber, Chio, Justin Boccittio and Diana Laurenson. Her choreography has been recognized both regionally and nationally with numerous awards. While a member of the Andary Dance Company, Casey had the wonderful opportunity to perform at the Cunningham School in New York City. In 2011 Casey became an adjudicator and choreographer for the Elite Dance Challenge regional and national competition. Casey is an adjunct faculty member at Rhode Island College and has been on faculty at FSPA since 2011.
FSPA Ballet Director, Instructor of Ballet and Pointe
Cheryl Madeux received her training at the Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts under the direction of Sharon Dante and Donna Bonasera. Ms. Madeux has enjoyed a long professional career, dancing with such venerable companies as the Joffrey Ballet and American Ballet Theatre, and as principal dancer with the Hartford Ballet. Ms. Madeux has performed extensively throughout the United States and Europe, worked with leading choreographers including Gerald Arpino, Kirk Peterson and Twyla Tharp, and been coached by such ballet luminaries as Igor Youskevitch and Eleanor D’Antuono. Her extensive classical repertoire includes all the full-length classical productions as well as principal roles in The Nutcracker, Giselle, Coppelia, The Firebird, Balanchine’s Serenade, Spectra de La Rose
and much more. Among her accomplishments, Ms. Madeux was awarded first place in the National Society of Arts and Letters Ballet Competition at age 15, was a finalist in the Third Paris International Ballet Competition and the Prix de Lausanne, and was awarded a Level 1 Presidential Scholar in Dance. Many of Ms. Madeux’s FSPA Ballet Conservatory students have been accepted to some of the most prestigious summer programs available and a select few recently participated and advanced to the finals of the Youth America Grand Prix in NY. Ms. Madeux is also a summer faculty member for the ABT® Young Dancers Program in NY and an examiner for the ABT® National Training Curriculum. She was recently a guest judge and teacher for the IV Connecticut Classic Ballet Competition. Ms. Madeux joined the FSPA Dance Faculty in 2002.
Director of FSPA Dance Ensembles, Instructor of Tap and Jazz
Kellie Stamp is a graduate of Stonehill College where she was an active member of the Stonehill Theater Company. She served on their Board of Directors and competed at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. After receiving her Masters of Performing Arts Education from Emerson College, she continued her tap and jazz training at the On Stage Academy for the Performing Arts, as well as with Rosemarie Boyden and at the Broadway Dance Center in NYC. Kellie has also studied Dance for Musical Theater with Broadway actress and choreographer, Leslie Woodies. In addition to teaching dance classes as FSPA, Kellie choreographs for Electric Youth, Broadway Bound, Broadway Light and many FSPA and FPAC productions. She is also the Director and choreographer of CenterStage and Next Step. Kellie first joined FSPA in 2001. Her performing credits include lead roles in 42nd Street, West Side Story
and Sweet Charity
, as well as many roles in FPAC productions including Addams Family
, Anything Goes, Into the Woods, Humbug!, The Miracle Worker and Little Shop of Horrors
. Her choreography credits include FSPA and FPAC productions of Humbug!, Anything Goes, 'Tis the Season, Cabaret
and many others.
Dorothy DeLutis Beaton
Dance Department Artistic Advisor
Dorothy Beaton began dancing at her mother's DeLutis School of Dance . She studied in Boston at Jacob's Pillow and in New York and attended Boston Conservatory where she majored in dance. Dorothy danced professionally with the Christopher Ryder Revue and toured New England with the Dance Makers. She taught at the DeLutis School, where she was also co-owner and co-operator and served on the FSPA Dance Faculty for ten years , beginning in 1992 . Dorothy is an active member of Dance Masters of New England and Dance Teachers Club of Boston. She is best recognized for her work with young children and fostering her love of dance to all and was honored to receive an FSPA Faculty Award in 2012. Her love of dance and interest in Parkinsons (her mother developed PD in her later years) brought her to teaching Dance for Parkinsons on Cape Cod. Dorothy trained for Dance for PD at Mark Morris Dance Group in Brooklyn NY where this innovative program originated and is proud to be affiliated as a member teacher of Dance for PD.
Morgan Brown Sanborn
Instructor of Ballet
Morgan Brown Sanborn’s is currently a member of North Atlantic Dance Theatre, and has also appeared with SunDanceX and City Ballet of Boston. Morgan also spent two seasons with Nevada Ballet Theater, a season with Teatrul Balet de Sibiu in Romania, and a cumulative six seasons with Portland Ballet Company of Maine. Her choreography has been featured at Rhode Island Women’s Choreography Project, New England Inspirational Dance Collective, Artfulness Boston & NYC, Dance For World Community, Dancers Making a Difference, and Boston Contemporary Dance Festival. Morgan graduated magna cum laude from Point Park University with a BFA in Dance. Originally from Standish, ME she began her training at the Darcy Leavitt School of Ballet before graduating from the Portland Ballet CORPS program. Morgan has attended summer intensives at American Ballet Theatre, Festival Ballet of Providence, Point Park University, and Boston Conservatory. She is an ABT® Certified teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 5 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. She is also a certified Pilates Academy International Mat instructor. Morgan is an adjunct faculty member at Dean College.
Instructor of Commercial Dance
Alexandra Cardi graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Developmental Psychology and a minor in Dance from Plymouth State University. She was an active member of her university’s Contemporary Dance Ensemble and Dance Team as both a performer and choreographer. Her senior year, the dance faculty selected Alexandra as the recipient for the Contemporary Dance Ensemble Award. This merit award is given to a senior who has shown a strong commitment to faculty and student choreography within the dance division over four years of study. Over her years at Plymouth, she had the opportunity to work with professional guest artists such as Mziyanda Mancam, Urbanity, Bosoma, and Pantos Project. She was a captain of the university’s dance team her senior year. Currently Alexandra works as a Consulting Behavior Technician for children with Autism in Rhode Island. Alexandra joined the FSPA Dance Faculty in 2017.
Instructor of Ballet, Jazz, Tap, and Musical Theater
Amanda Dubois has Bachelor of Arts degrees in Dance Performance and Communications from Rhode Island College. Her musical theater performance credits include Godspell
, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
and It’s All Your Parents’ Fault!
Dance performance credits include Triptych
, Arms of Justice
, ’Twas the Night Before Christmas
, La Giornata Omicida
and A Long Memory
. Amanda joined the FSPA Drama and Dance Faculty in 2016.
Adrienne T. Hawkins
Instructor of Jazz
Adrienne T. Hawkins holds a BA in Education from Arizona State University and an MFA in Dance from Connecticut College. An award-winning choreographer, Ms. Hawkins has been a guest artist at numerous colleges in the US, including Harvard University, Mt. Holyoke, The Boston Conservatory, Boston University, Connecticut College, UMass Amherst and University of the Arts, and she has traveled extensively in Europe, Asia and Australia. In addition to creating dances for Impulse Dance Company, Ms. Hawkins has set choreography on the National Ballet of Iceland Repertory, Ballet Plus and Dance Express in Denmark, Portland Ballet and Northwest Florida Ballet. She has choreographed rock musicals, music videos, commercials and industrials. Ms. Hawkins has taught the art form of Concert Jazz in Japan, France, Denmark, Australia, the Caribbean, Germany and throughout the US in festivals such as the Harvard Summer Dance Program and The American Dance Festival in Connecticut, North Carolina and Japan. Adrienne joined the FSPA’s Dance Faculty in 2016.
Instructor of Tap
Charlie Holbrook joined the FSPA dance faculty in 2008. With years of teaching experience, he has served as dance instructor at such institutions as Boston Conservatory, University of Rhode Island, Cathy Taylor School of Dance, American Academy of Dance and Dean College. He currently is a teacher and co-director of Krylo Dance Studios in Rhode Island. Charlie's performance experience includes work at The Bonanza Hotel in Las Vegas, The Jimmy Fund Telethon, The Heart Fund Telethon and Leukemia Society Telethon. He has studied with Jack Stanley, Henry LeTang, Danny Hoctor, Ron Daniels, Roy Dodge, Jimmy Sutton, Dean Barlow and Bob Audy.
Instructor of Ballet
Clyde Nantais joined the FSPA Dance Faculty in 1992. He holds a BFA from Boston Conservatory and a Master of Education from Temple University. He has performed leading roles in Equity Summer Stock and dinner theater productions. Mr. Nantais danced with Boston Ballet for seven years before teaching in its school for 17 years. He also was the principal ballet teacher at the National Institute of the Arts in Taipei. He has served as Ballet Master for the Boston Conservatory Dance Theater, the Berkshire Ballet and the Pioneer Valley Ballet. As choreographer, he has staged over 50 original works for more than 40 companies and schools worldwide. Mr. Nantais is the Executive Director of the Boston Dance Company Studios and Associate Director of the Boston Dance Company. He also teaches Advanced Ballet for Musical Theater students at The Boston Conservatory and is on the faculty of the Boston Ballet and Charlotte Klein Dance Centers.
Instructor of Ballet
Ellen Oliver is a dance artist based in Providence and Boston. Her work values cross-disciplinary collaboration and friendship. She is a co-founder of ProviDANCE Project and 3 Spice Dance. Ellen is a 2016/17 Young Artist in Residence at Bearnstow, Maine, and has collaborated at the Red Poppy Art House in San Francisco for Teobi's Dreaming (2014) and OceA Dance Wilderness Residency at The Yard in Martha’s Vineyard (2015). Ellen's professional work has been presented at venues in New England, NYC, and India. Her recent short films have been screened at dance film festivals in India, China, Israel, Italy, and Canada. Ellen is currently a dancer in Lorraine Chapman The Company and TEN31 Productions/Metamorphosis Dance Company. She has recently performed with Ali Kenner Brodsky & Co, Fusionworks Dance Company, Cynthia McLaughlin, and Kelley Donovan & Dancers. Ellen received a BA at Hampshire College in 2016 with semester research at Universidad de las Artes in Havana, Cuba. Ellen is also a mixed media painter, teacher, and rock climber.