Meet Jodi Palmieri!
Artistic Director and Teacher
has an "all for one and one for all" approach to her students and classes.
She feels that all of her students are individuals and are equally talented
each in their own way. She encourages her students to share, to create
and enjoy who they are as dancers, singers, and actors - and equally as
fine young people. Jodi has been dancing since the age of 3. Early in
her career, she was part of a professional dance troupe which toured for
2 years in the Philadelphia and New Jersey regions. After the tour ended,
she began teaching full-time. She had choreographed at least 25 original
productions; as well as several popular shows such as, Music Man, Jr.,
Beauty and the Beast, Twelve Dancing Princesses, Annie, Jr., Oliver, Charlotte's,
Web to name a few. Jodi was a founding Board Member of The Children's
Theatre of Mason. During her 5-year tenure with the children's theatre,
she directed and choreographed several of their productions including,
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Aladdin and His Wonderful, Magical
Lamp. Jodi has also written and directed short children's plays entitled,
Camp Zippedy, and Pipsie,The Perfect Pup. Jodi shares over 25 years of
teaching experience with her students and looks forward to many more…….the
Meet Courtney Welsh!
Hip Hop with a Twist
Hi I'm Courtney! I am really excited to be teaching at Lets Sing Dance Act this year! Last winter I became a student teacher at the studio and loved it. I also had the opportunity to run my own Cheer Dance Camp over the summer. I was a cheerleader for 5 years and my favorite part of it was the dancing. I'm so excited to have the opportunity to teach my own class this fall!
Meet Maddie Dragsbaek!
Hello! I'm Maddie Dragsbaek and I am beyond thrilled to be given the opportunity to teach this year! I have loved performing since a very young age. I have been involved in several musical theatre productions, vocal groups, and I've been dancing for as long as I can remember. It's what I want to do for the rest of my life and it's something I'm very dedicated to. I'm looking forward to a year full of dancing and enhancing my own skills as well as teaching others what I have learned throughout the years and helping others have a little bit more confidence on stage and a little bit more love for the arts.
Meet Lara Simpson!
Vocal Coach and Young Actors Studio
Hi! My name is Lara Simpson. I am very happy to join the staff at Let's Sing! Dance! Act! I have taught and directed kids for several years. I am looking forward to passing on the magic that is performance.
Check out My Performance Video
Film: GOING HOME ; Mother, Under Five, Director: Anthony Vorres, Vorres Productions:
Theatre: THE WIZ IN CONCERT; Addaperle, Supporting
Director: Sal Jones, TLP Productions: 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL, Roz Keith, Supporting
Director: Sarah Worrest, Rivers Edge Players: AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', Nell, Lead, Director: Sal Jones, TLP Productions: *DASH Nomination: Best Supporting Actress: GIRLS NIGHT: THE MUSICAL, Anita, Lead, Director: Sonya Carter, EEI Inc: ACME IMPROV COMPANY, Lead
Director: David Fisher, Acme Theatre, Maynard, MA: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, Calpurnia, supporting, Director: Julie Ann Govang, Concord Players: AMONG THE STARS: THE MUSICAL, Empress Rizzala, Lead, Director: George Bonin, Dorimar Productions: BARE: THE MUSICAL, Sister Chantelle, Supporting, Director: Joseph DeMita, FUDGE Theatre Company: *IRNE Nomination: Best Supporting Actress in a Musical: RUMORS, Cookie, Supporting, Director: Lynne Johnson, Rivers Edge Players: NUNSENSE, Sister Mary Hubert, Lead, Director: Actors Inc: FAME: THE MUSICAL, Miss Sherman, Supporting, Director: JulieAnn Govang, Rivers Edge Players.
Voice Education: Studied with Don Witherspoon, Mary Healey and Jeannie Deva Voice
Meet Andrew Howarth!
Andrew loves to exhibit his artistry through his dancing and choreography. He truly enjoys performing on stage as well as performing for many charities, benefits, and community shows. He also participates in dance workshops and conventions throughout the year. Andrew has won numerous special awards, scholarships, and titles such as “Teen Mr. Dancer’s Inc -2010? at the Dancers Inc Nationals. Andrew began his desire for dance at age 6 with the Mary McInerney School of Irish Step Dance for 5 years. Then he continued to pursue more training in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, lyrical and musical theater with the Jo Ann Warren Studio in Worcester, MA from 2006 to June 2011. From 2011 to 2013, he then danced with the Patti Eisenhauer Dance Center in Franklin, MA. Some of Andrew’s performance credits include, Steps Off Broadway Productions Inc shows in Bellingham, MA, Festival Ballet Providence, and worked for the non-profit Dance Company, Stylized Movement and Shadows - Dance Art Experience where he was the Assistant Producer for the Company’s first showcase. Andrew now is a rehearsal director/choreographer/dancer for DCW - Dance Company Worcester. Andrew has a broad background of training, professional entertainment and performance. He shares his knowledge, instilling understanding, discipline and an eagerness to learn.