Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary Modern, Lyrical, Adults and Young Children’s Dance
Lindsey Hadley has been studying dance for over 25 years. She grew up in Salem, NH, which is where she first fell in love with teaching dance as an assistant teacher in high school.
Lindsey continued her studies at the University of New Hampshire, where she earned a B.A. in Theatre with an emphasis in Dance with Gay Nardone, Mary Beth Marino, and Larry Robertson. While a student in Durham, she performed for four years with the UNH Dance Company and choreographed many pieces for the student dance showcases. At UNH, she also had the opportunity to train in aerial dance, which taught her a new way to look at movement while utilizing the trapeze, silks, lyra, and other apparatuses. Lindsey even spent time performing in theater productions at UNH and working backstage as a technical assistant.
Since college, Lindsey has been teaching in the Seacoast area and continuing her dance education. She danced with the Boston-based dance company DancEdge for three years and directed several of UNH’s youth summer programs. Her choreography has been featured in UNH summer theater programs, the Little Red Wagon, Dance Northeast, and the Charles River Dance Festival. She is also the artistic director of the Alegria Dance Company, which she founded in 2010.
Each year Lindsey contributes to her continuing dance education by attending seminars and workshops in order to bring fresh ideas to the studio. She is a certified RMP teacher, Alixa Flexibility certified, and a CLI member. In 2020, Lindsey was featured on an All-Star Studio Owner panel presented by the Dance Studio Owner’s Association.
Lindsey has been teaching at Joy of Dance since 2005 and has been the owner since 2011. She is thrilled to continue the tradition of helping children to become dancers and dancers to become a part of the Joy of Dance family!
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