Meet Our Staff!

Teri Mangiaratti is the owner and director of In Sync Center of the Arts and the proud mother of two young boys! Teri is a board member of the Greater Brockton Dance Teachers Association and on speaking faculty at DanceLife Retreat Center and DanceLife Teachers Conference. Teri is also a founding board member of IDEA – International Dance Entrepreneurs Association – an organization who educated studio owners around the world to run their studios with integrity, respect and emphasis on quality age appropriate dance education. Teri spend over a decade teaching for various south shore dance studios, coaching Weymouth High School Dance Team, Harvard Dance Team, Emmanual College Cheer Team, and various other High School Dance Teams. Teri worked for Universal Dance Association (UDA) teaching summer camps all over the country as well as chaperoning dancers to the Macy’s Parade, Paris New Year’s Parade, London New Year’s Parade and judging UDA regional and national competitions in Disneyworld. For the past 22 years, Teri has incorporated her BA in Child Psychology and Dance to create an environment rich with growth. As a mom, she knows that the decisions you make for your children are very important and is honored to be a part of your family’s life. She is committed to providing your children with quality arts education, positive role models, and lots of fun!

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Lauren Pauly has been involved in dancing and the performing arts since a very young age.  She performed in school, community, and traveling professional theater productions.  After receiving a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from Miami University she worked in printing production, advertising and merchandising design for ten years.  Lauren worked in fundraising, public relations and event planning for the nonprofit sector before accepting the office manager position at In Sync. This will be Lauren’s 8th year on staff!

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Israel Coulter know as Izzy around the studio, graduated from Curry College with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management while concentrating in Accounting, and Minoring in Communications.  Mr. Izzy has been playing the drums since he was three years old, and has been operating his DJ business for 11 years.  Mr. Izzy has been with In Sync for 8 years as a Hip Hop instructor.  Mr. Izzy began our Boys Only Hip Hop program and continues to inspire those boys today.  Mr. Izzy has bought wonderful energy to his hip hop classes and our students love him! He is super excited to bring even more to his classes this season and is thrilled to be working with a huge group of Hip Hop Competitive Company dancers this season!

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Amy Enos has been dancing for over twenty years competing with a dance troop locally and in New York.  A full time preschool director, Miss Amy has an associate’s degree in early childhood education.  Amy integrates her love of children into every class she teaches.   Miss Amy has been teaching classes at In Sync for the past 12 years.  Miss Amy is the founding teacher and director of our Me Too dance program for special needs and is happy to be making a difference in so many lives! This year Amy is also the director of our preschool dance program and it thrilled to be returning to teach for the 2017-2018 season!

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Mary Quigg danced with In Sync for over 10 years and was a classroom assistant for 5 years. This year will be Miss Mary’s 6th year as a teacher on staff.  Mary is a graduate from Bridgewater State University, and hopes to earn her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy.  Miss Mary is the director of our Summer Programs, and the Director of our grades 1&2 and grades 3&4 programs as well as the Senior Performance Team.  Miss Mary is excited to share her passion and love for dance with all her students!

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Amy Stanton has been teaching at In Sync for the last 9 years!  She graduated from Lasell College with Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and is licensed as an Audiology Assistant in the state of MA.  Miss Amy teaches kinder moves, combo grades 1&2, combo grades 3&4, and the Jr. Performance Team.  Miss Amy is currently the Director of the Student Internship Program, managing all the dance class assistants.  Miss Amy strives at creating a positive environment for all the students at In Sync and we love her dedication to a well rounded dance education with a nurturing approach!

Mary Haddad moved to Miltion from NYC and we are thrilled to have her joining our staff this year! Mary has trained with Boston Ballet before getting her degree in theater arts. Mary moved on to work at Broadway Dance Center and serve as the Dance Captain for Norwegian Cruise Lines managing their many performances. After her adventures at sea, Mary spent eight years teaching for Broadway Classroom, running dance class experiences for young dancers and New York professionals. We are thrilled to have her local again and working with our dancers at In Sync! Mary is certified by Acrobatic Arts and will be teaching Acro, Ballet and our new Musical Theater Company!

Miss Becca  just completed her second year at Salem State University where she is currently studying Social Work with a minor in dance. Becca is part of the student company Repertory Dance Theater and is choreographing for the group at Salem State. Becca has grown up dancing at In Sync. You may remember her as the lead ballerina in our production of Sleeping Beauty as well as Dorothy in our ballet production of Wizard of Oz. Becca will be teaching Contemporary classes and Contemporary Company at In Sync. We love having Becca at In Sync!

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Maggie Crowley holds a BFA in dance and a BA in political communications from Emerson College.  She has danced with numerous Boston choreographers and companies including Kelly Donavon, Tanja London, Big Moves, Boston Dance Company, and Ballet Rox.  She received her early training in Vaganova technique at Valley Ballet in Collinsville, CT.  Miss Maggie is certified in levels Pre-Primary-3 of the American Ballet Theater National Training Curriculum.  Maggie has been teaching at In Sync for the past 12 years!

Emily Cordell grew up dancing with Ballet Orlando at the Royal School of Dance in Florida. Her dancing continued at Valencia College, University of South Florida and Jacksonville University where she received a BFA in Dance Performance with minors in Theater and Humanities. She has been a dance educator throughout the US for nearly 20 years in dance studios, performing arts middle and high schools, and as an adjunct professor at Valencia College, and as an adjudicator in New Mexico, Ohio, and Florida and as a judge for NexStar Competition. As a proud military wife, Emily continues to travel the world as a dance educator. Emily is a certified Acrobatics Arts instructor and will be teaching Acro, Ballet and directing our ballet production of Peter Pan this year at In Sync. We are honored and excited to have Emily join us!

Juliana Wiley grew up in Albany NY dancing and competing with Eleanor’s School of Dance Dance Competition Team. Throughout high school, she also participated in many musical productions and her love of the arts pushed her to pursue dance as a career. She attended University at Buffalo and received a BFA in dance and a BA in Psychology. Upon graduation, she moved to Boston to further her dance career dancing for Urbanity Underground, Tribe: The Dance Company and Nozama Dance Collective. She is super excited about sharing her knowledge and passion for dance with the students at In Sync! Juliana will be teaching jazz classes and tap classes this fall!

Diana Madden has danced and trained internationally in such countries as Belgium, Greece, Lebanon and the United States. She has danced all of the great roles in classical ballet repertory, her favorite being “Juliet”. Ms Madden has been teaching ballet on the South Shore to children and adults for more than 20 years. She was the principal teacher at Boston Ballet’s South Shore Studio from 1993-2001. She holds a Vaganova Method Certificate from the Hartford Ballet. Some of Ms. Diana’s students have gone on to study with companies such as American Ballet Theater, New York City Ballet, Boston Ballet and many others. Diana will be co-teaching the Ballet Company and Pointe classes this year and will be working with our featured roles for our ballet production of Peter Pan! We are honored to have Ms. Madden join us!

IMG_3855Lauren Murphy grew up dancing at In Sync and was a student here for 10 years before she graduated from high school.  Her favorite part of dancing at In Sync was being a Company Dancer and getting to participate in regional competitions.  Miss Lauren teaches full time at In Sync and you can see her at the studio Monday – Saturday teaching Minimoves, Kindermoves and Acro. Lauren is a certified Acrobatic Arts instructor and will be teaching in all of our Acro classes this year! Lauren is also the director of our Birthday Party program and is happy to be planning tons of parties for our students this year!

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Sheila Varela holds a B.A. in communications/Theater Arts from Suffolk University.  She has studied dance, movement and acting for over 20 years.  She spent several years on the dance staff of the former Let’s Dance Studios in Quincy and Weymouth and has performed and assisted with choreography/movement for many Boston area theaters.  Over the past 12 years on staff at In Sync Miss Sheila has worked with Mini Moves, Kinder Moves, and Combo grades 1&2 classes.  Miss Sheila is very excited to be teaching Tap Grades 7&8 this year at In Sync!

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Ms. Frances, as her students call her, is a well-established dance master in her field. She is a 35 year member of the Dance Teachers Club of Boston and former chairperson of their Dance Education Training Course. Ms. Frances continues to serve on the Board of the Greater Brockton Dance Teachers Association along with In Sync director, Teri Mangiaratti. Frances is the former owner of The Frances Osborne School of Dance and Total Attraction. In Sync is very happy to have Ms. Frances teaching the Grade 5&6 tap class this year! 

IMG_3915Jen Alberino holds a degree in Early Childhood Education and has worked with children since 1993!  Miss Jen is outgoing, fun, loving, and has a positive attitude.  Miss Jen has been working for In Sync for the past 6 years.  Miss Jen assists in our Mini Moves & Kinder Moves classes in the mornings and teaches our Totally Twos classes.  She is very excited to bring her skills, love of children, and her never ending creative ideas to our In Sync Families!

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Lauren Hamaty has been dancing for over 20 years and is excited to be returning to In Sync for a 4th  year!  She attended Emerson College and earned a BFA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing with a minor in Dance. Miss Lauren danced for the Emerson Dance Company.  She is currently pursuing her career as a dietitian with has a Master’s Degree in Nutrition.  Miss Lauren is the smiling face you will see teaching Minimoves classes every Saturday morning!

Norwood Pearson is the director of our music program.  He holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Berklee College of music.  He currently teaches middle school band, orchestra, and jazz band for Braintree Public Schools.  He is currently working on his Masters of Music Education at Gordon College.  Norwood believes that everyone has the ability to make music and strives to help his students achieve their full potential.   In Sync is thrilled to have Norwood back for his 8th year teaching guitar, piano, woodwinds, and strings.

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Dave Prendergast graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Professional Music from Berklee College of Music.  He enjoys being a music educator because it allows him to utilize his skills as a musician and performer to provide students with quality music education.  Dave is one of the founders of In Sync’s music program and is joining us for his 7th year!  Dave teaches guitar, bass, Piano, & Brass and believes in using a traditional pedagogical technique intertwined with modern technologies. 

Petrina Foley is a Boston raised and trained singer, songwriter, and teacher with over 9 years’ experience in private lessons. Petrina specializes in the styles rock, pop, country, soul, and R&B. She creates a unique lesson plan designed to fit each individual’s needs. She focuses on breathing techniques, working through breaks, maintaining stamina, delivery with conviction, and building power and control. Petrina is very excited for her 4th year here at In Sync. She will be teaching voice, piano, and guitar this year!

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Robert Barton started learning to play the organ at the age of six and has continued to learn new instruments all his life. He has studied from a wide variety of music teachers and was a student at the Dallas Baptist Conservatory during the late 1980’s.  Rob has played in Drum Corps, marching and concert bands.  For two decades he has taught many private student and numerous ensembles.  Rob will be teaching piano, guitar, brass, flute, and strings at In Sync again this year! 

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Zac Stein is an experienced percussionist and guitarist, specializing in both conventional drum technique and hand drumming.  Zac is well-versed in many styles of performance including rock, funk, pop, jazz, Latin, metal, and more.  He can be found actively gigging in several Boston-based bands, whose styles range from acoustic pop to prog metal.  Zac will teach is students to maintain both excitement and professionalism, while learning the technical aspect of percussion!  In Sync welcomes Zac to his third year on staff.

Clinton Degan “Degan” has been a pianist for over two decades and a guitarist just as long.  His musical pursuits include musical directorship at Suffolk University, various stints in the pit in both traditional and experimental theater, a 13-piece rock ensemble, studio work, and acclaimed output in composition and arrangement.  Degan has been a teacher at In Sync for the past four years and is excited to join the staff as a teacher this year!  He will be teaching piano and guitar.

Michael Murray is a lifelong Boston resident and piano teacher. He is very excited to join In Sync after returning from two national tours, playing piano & bass. A recent alumni of Berklee College of Music, Mike was a film scoring major and enjoys utilizing a series of composition techniques in his teaching methods. He is also an enthusiastic music director for theatre in Quincy Public Schools and elsewhere. 

Kate Elmendorf  is a recent graduate of Berklee College of Music (BM in Music Education and minor in drama) Kate has sang and performed for crowds since age 9 and produced a full length album of jazz standards at age 16 and one of original music at age 17. At Berklee she has performed, produced, directed and lead the Berklee Musical Theater Club. She also lead her award winning a cappella group, Upper Structure, as Business Manager and President in recording a full length album, and numerous ICCA Championships. Kate’s passion for music, performing and education steams from her students and their ability to inspire her every day. She is looking forward to beginning this journey with In Sync!

 

 

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