Jaina Harrison (owner/director) grew up dancing at her local studio from the time she was three. At 13, she took on the role as demonstrator and began teaching her own classes at 16. Jaina taught multiple dance classes each week as she attended Rhode Island College. Jaina graduated with a B.S. in Elementary Education with a concentration in Special Education K-12. Dance education continued as she began her career as a special educator. Jaina has been a special educator for 14 years and worked with children with mild-severe disabilities and behavior disorders in both urban and suburban areas in Florida and Rhode Island. In addition to teaching, Jaina found a love for fitness through Jazzercise and taught at her local center for 9 years before retiring. Currently, Jaina teaches special education grades 1 and 2 at LaPerche Elementary school in Smithfield, RI. Jaina lives in Smithfield with her husband Joe, three children Julia, Joey and Jack and their dogs Gus and Gabby. The love of dance has never left her and the excitement of working with children and their creative talents proves to be most rewarding!

Torie Caldarone (co-director) began dancing at the age of three at her local studio and continued exploring her love for dance for an additional fourteen years. During her years as a dancer, she studied many styles including: Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary and Hip-Hop. After graduating high school, Torie went on to pursue her lifelong dream of teaching children. She graduated from Rhode Island College with a B.S. in Elementary Education with a concentration in Special Education. Torie will be going into her fifth year as a special educator at Raymond C. LaPerche Elementary School in Smithfield, RI. As a teacher, Torie feels that it is important for her students to feel comfortable, motivated, confident, and inspired at all times. Above all, she believes that dance should be fun for and accessible to all.

Kaiya Day (Foundational Gymnastics teacher) grew up in the world of gymnastics. She constantly had so much energy, and finding gymnastics at a young age was the perfect fit for her to move her body in ways that other settings couldn’t. Kaiya has previous experience with teaching gymnastics from ages 3-9, as well as 5 years of preschool teaching experience. Kaiya received her B.S. in Early Childhood Education/Human Development from the University of Rhode Island. She is currently a second grade teacher at LaPerche Elementary School in Smithfield, RI. She believes using gymnastics, dance and other movement opportunities is a positive and encouraging outlet for those wiggly kiddos, or ANY kiddo to simply feel happy and free.

Sarah-Lynn St. Vincent (Yoga Instructor) has been an occupational therapist in the Woonsocket School Department since 2002. She graduated from Quinnipiac University in 2001 with a B.S. She has worked with students Pre-K through high school and students with mild-moderate and severe-profound disabilities. She regularly designs sensory diets and uses visual supports in treatment to help kids self-regulate and function independently within their daily occupations. She has always used movement and music as part of therapy sessions as well as in her own personal workouts. She has coached Special Olympics and Girls on the Run and loves helping kids get fit and learn new skills. In 2018, she fell in love with yoga and started a daily at-home practice that changed her life. Sarah-Lynn was certified as a kids yoga instructor through Kidding Around Yoga in 2019 and began incorporating yoga into school-based therapy services. She loves creating yoga classes based on a theme including music, dancing, yoga poses, breathing, meditation, games, crafts, kindness, and of course fun! Namaste yogis! Peace Begins With You!

Alexandra Duprey Alexandra received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre and Theatre Arts Management from Marymount Manhattan College. She also spent time in Arezzo, Italy where she studied Physical Theatre at the Accademia dell”Arte. Over the last 8 years, she has worked as a teaching artist in New York, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. She has been performing for over 16 years and has performed at numerous venues including Lincoln Center in 2018 & 2019. She has also Directed, Choreographed, and taught dance for the past 8 years.

Erica Courtemanche Erica Courtemanche is from Rhode Island and started dancing when she was three years old. She graduated from Plymouth State University in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in small business entrepreneurship and a minor in dance pedagogy. In college, Erica had the opportunity to work with professional choreographers, such as Betsi Graves, Jesse Robb, and Helen Simoneau and performed some of their works after intensive training. She also was a member of the Contemporary Dance Ensemble, and was captain and treasurer of the dance team. Since college, she has spent five years teaching dance to children of all ages and has choreographed numerous dances for recitals and competitions. She also attended the NYC Dance Teacher Summit, the Rhee Gold Dance Teacher Life Conference, and became certified as an Acrobatic Arts teacher. Erica has performed with Alchemy Movement at Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, Green Street Studios in Cambridge, Hartford Dance Collective, and Canterbury Shaker Village. Erica is very passionate about teaching dance to children and watching her students grow. She believes everyone should have a chance to dance and be able to express themselves through movement.

Bianca McAfee Bianca started dancing at the age of 2 at her local dance studio. During elementary and middle school, she explored her love for dance both recreationally and competitively. Bianca has trained in many forms of dance including ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, and hiphop. During her competitive tenure, she received numerous special awards for stage presence and authenticity. Bianca choreographed for her high school musical performances, as well as at her dance studio. Outside of dance, Bianca works as a Speech and Language Pathologist with students with mild to severe disability and behavior disorders in both a school and an outpatient setting. She looks forward to the exciting future of DANCE UNLIMITED and helping children and adults alike find their voice through dance!”

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We are located at 840 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, RI 02814 • Call  (401) 526-8866