CHERYL A. SULLIVAN, Artistic Director/Choreographer
Miss Cheryl has studied dance for over 48 years. Her training began in Somerville, MA with Barbara T. Murphy and continued with Jody Palange/Roffi. Miss Cheryl attended the Dance Teacher's Club of Boston's teacher training course for three years and graduated in 1984. That year she opened her first studio as a certified dance teacher and member of DTCB and Dance Masters of America. Miss Cheryl has continued her dance education through many conventions and seminars as well as Master Classes. Her choreography experience ranges from children's programs with various organizations to the Artistic Director of professional show-quality recitals which are perfomed each year in December and June. Miss Cheryl has always believed that a child should be allowed to express themselves and truly love what they are doing. She takes great pride in having the chance to make dance a special part of every student's life.
JULIE ASSETTA, Teacher/Choreographer
Julie has been studying dance for over 30 years. She graduated from the Dance Teacher's Club of Boston's Teacher Training Course and is a member of the Club. She has been a certified teacher at CASSOD for 10 years. Julie is OCC certified and has worked in the childcare industry for more than eight years. Julie also has extensive experience working with special needs children. She is currently teaching ages 3 to 16 and is CPR certified.
MEGHAN SIMCOX, Teacher/Choreographer
Meghan has been studying dance for 20 years at Cheryl A. Sullivan's School of Dance and has been teaching for the past 10 years. She is a 2005 graduate and current member of the Dance Teachers Club of Boston with the American Society. Meghan has been teaching the Jr. Dance Company at CASSOD for the past 7 years. She graduated from UMass Lowell where she received a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and has also earned her Master's Degree in Education from Lesley College.
LORI FORTI, Teacher/Choreographer
Lori has been studying dance at Cheryl A. Sullivan's School of Dance for 20 years. She graduated from the Dance Teacher's Club of Boston's Teacher Training Course in 2007 and has taught ages 2 through teens for 6 years. Lori is a Senior at UMass Lowell, majoring in Nursing. Lori was involved in various theater productions in high school and adds a "Broadway Flair" to some of her choreography.
HEATHER MYERS, Teacher/Choreographer
Heather has been teaching hip hop classes and has been with CASSOD for seven years. Heather is a graduate of Framingham State College where she was president of their Dance Club for two years. During her time as Dance Club President, she was a recipient of the Student Services Leadership Award, the Harmony Award, and nominated for Student Leader of the Year. Heather currently teaches at several local dance studios and has taught hip hop workshops and classes at local private schools. Her choreography has received Gold scores at several dance competitions. Heather is also a member of the local hip hop group, Pro Nailz.
CHRISTIE SULLIVAN, Head Coach Competitive Dance Team
Christie began her dance training at age 2 and has been teaching at CASSOD for the past 7 years. She is our newest member of the Dance Teacher's Club of Boston and has had extensive dance training through private dance studios, workshops and seminars. Christie is currently a Junior at Endicott College majoring in Elementary Education. She is Captain of the Endicott Dance Team, which took first place in New England this past season. Christie is the Head Coach and Choreographer of the CASSOD Competitive Dance Team.
NINA SURABIAN, Teacher/Choreographer
Nina has been dancing at CASSOD since age 3. She has been trained in all of the performing arts. Nina teaches children's classes in Ballet, Tap and Jazz. She is in the process of becoming certified through the Dance Teacher's Club of Boston and is a wonderful additional to our teaching staff.
DIANNE PEREIRA, Zumba Instructor
One day I walked into a Zumba class and was hooked! I decided to become an instructor in order to share my excitement about Zumba with others. There is no easier way to shed hose unwanted pounds and dance your way into fitness and the best part is that you don't even have to know how to dance...just follow my lead. REMEMBER - DITCH THE WORKOUT, JOIN THE PARTY!!