Get to know our wonderful teachers!
Cheryl A. Sullivan
Miss Cheryl has studied dance for over 55 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 performed 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.
Meghan has been studying dance for over 30 years at Cheryl A. Sullivan’s School of Dance and has been teaching at CASSOD for the past 15 years. She is a 2005 graduate and current member of the Dance Teachers Club of Boston with the American Society. Meghan has taught ages 7 -16-year-olds, beginner to advanced classes as well as our Jr. Dance Company. She graduated from UMass Lowell where she received a Bachelors’s Degree in Psychology and has also earned her Master’s Degree in Education from Lesley College. Meghan is a kindergarten teacher in Medford and continues to share her love of dance while teaching at CASSOD.
Jenna has been studying dance for the past 19 years at Cheryl A. Sullivan’s School of Dance and is a fromer member of the CASSOD Elite Dance Company. Jenna has been an instructor/choreographer with CASSOD for the past 8 years. She is a 2015 graduate, and pending member of the Dance Teacher’s Club of Boston with the American Society.
Jenna is in her senior year at Salem State University with a major in Psychology. Jenna is a member of SSU’s Repertory Dance Theatre and has served as the organizations treasurer for the past year. She has choreographed for RDT for the past 4 semesters.
Acrobatic Instructor and Children’s Teacher/Choreographer
Julia has been dancing for 21 years. She started taking classes when she was just two years old. At the age of 13, she started assistant teaching and by 2012, was a recognized teacher and choreographer for multiple genres of dance. She graduated from the Dance Education Training course in 2013 after three years of training with the Dance Teachers Club of Boston.
Julia also started gymnastics at age 2 at Winthrop Gymnastics Academy. She was asked to be on the competitive team at the age of 7 and competed in USA sanctioned gymnastics meets until her senior year of high school where she finished her competitive career. She started coaching gymnastics in 2012. Julia coached multiple classes and passed the exams needed to be a certified USA gymnastics coach. She then started coaching the competitive team and continues to do so today.
Julia has taught all levels of acrobatics at CASSOD for many years. She has also taught ballet/jazz combo classes for ages 5-8. Julia is very passionate about teaching and looks forward to showing her students how much dance and acrobatics mean to her.
Competition/Tap and Jazz Instructor/Choreographer
Gianna has been studying dance at CASSOD for the past 20 years. She is a former member of our competition team, which she participated in for four years! She is currently enrolled in school to become a Dental Hygienist while working at a Dental office. Gianna has taught a variety of ages and classes at CASSOD, but has recently switched her role to Competition coach in the 2018-2019 season!
Lorelai has been dancing since age 3. She has danced with our dance company and competed in tap and jazz. Lorelai attended Dance Teachers Education Course with the Dance Teachers Club of Boston this summer and will be teaching contemporary classes to our 7-10 year olds this year. She is currently studying electrical as a sophomore at Medford Vocational Technical High School. Lorelai’s favorite styles of dance are contemporary, jazz, and pointe.
Natalia has been dancing with CASSOD for the past 11 years. She is a junior at Mystic Valley Regional Charter School. Natalia attended the Dance Education Training Course with Dance Teacher’s Club of Boston this summer. She loves teaching children ages 5 – 9 ballet/jazz and tap and will be teaching hip-hop classes for ages 7 – 14 this year
Interested in dancing with us this season?