Ana T. McKenna
Owner & Director
Ana T. Cutting McKenna was raised in Concord, New Hampshire. She began her training at the age of two and has continued to live her love of dance for over forty years. With a true love for children and for teaching, she has shared her passion for dance and performance all over the New England and New York areas. She has a Masters Degree in Project Management from Granite State College and Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communications from Saint Bonaventure University in New York. Ana has taught dance to all levels for over twenty-five years in New York, Boston and New Hampshire. Ana continues to further her dance education locally and in Boston and New York. She is a licensed Zumba instructor, part of the Zumba Instructor Network (ZIN) and has extensive experience in choreography. Ana has loved bringing her love of teaching dance to the wider Capital Area with thirteen years of the McKenna Dance Center! The McKenna Dance Center is a proud I.D.E.A. (International Dance Entrepreneurs Association) school, committed to age-appropriate movement, music and costuming.
Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop
Lynn Vasseur has been dancing for over 20 years and has been sharing her passion by teaching various styles for 12 years. She attended Dean College in Franklin, MA where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2009. Among learning many dance styles she has also studied kinesiology, pedagogy, and anatomy and physiology. Her teaching career started while attending college and has also included teaching master classes throughout New England. Lynn is an award-winning choreographer at the regional and national levels. She is thrilled to share her knowledge and love of movement with you!
Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical
Maya Infascelli is a recent graduate from Plymouth State University where she earned her B.A. in Ethnochoreographic Studio Management. Maya started her dance training at the age of four at the Ninth State Dance Studio where she studied ballet, pointe, modern, jazz, and lyrical over her 16 years with the studio. During her studies at Plymouth State she worked with multiple Massachusetts based companies including Pantos Project, BoSoma Dance Company and Lorraine Chapman: The Company. Additionally, she has taken master classes with Summer Stages Dance at Concord Academy and New York City’s Broadway Dance Center. She was a member of PSU’s Contemporary Dance Ensemble, the PSU Dance Team and worked in their Music Theater Dance Department as the student Events, Archives, and Studio Coordinator. Throughout the years, Maya has taught dance in her community at two local dance studios and has an extensive background of choreographed works including group and solo pieces. These include numerous Nutcrackers, her studio’s company tour of Peter and the Wolf, her local Dancing with the Community Stars event, and other community wide fundraisers and performance-based events. Maya loves sharing her passion for dance and creating a fun and positive atmosphere for her students to grow, while encouraging them to do their very best.
McKayla Deidre Bond
McKayla Deidre Bond is an accomplished tap dancer, training for many years at several New England dance studios and in New York City, and she has performed in various tap ensembles, to include Aaron Tolson’s New England Tap Company and Speaking in Taps, as well as Jacob’s Pillow. She has taught and choreographed for several Capital Area dance studios over the years, to include the McKenna Dance Center. A fierce competitor, she has won many titles and awards dating back to the early 2000s, and her showstopping choreography shines on any stage, on any dancer. We are thrilled to welcome her home to the McKenna Dance Center!
Emma has studied dance for over 20 years. She began her dance training at Acton Boxborough Dance Center in Massachusetts under the direction of Melinda Samperi. Throughout her childhood, Emma trained in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, lyrical, and pointe. She was also a member of Acton Boxborough Dance Center’s ballet performing company and competition team. In 2014 Emma completed the Young Dancers Summer Intensive Program at Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre in Cambridge, MA. In 2017, Emma received her B.A. in Dance at the University of New Hampshire. During her studies at the university, she had the privilege to train with Larry Robertson, Assaf Benchetrit, Gay Nardone, Susan Endrizzi, and Mary Beth Marino. Emma also had the honor to receive the Richard A. Morse Dance Scholarship 2014-2015, and the Elizabeth Jones Dance Scholarship 2016-2017.Emma performed with the UNH Ballet company in shows such as Peter and the Wolf, Don Quixote, Les Enslave, and Cinderella. She also danced in two concert ballet pieces in collaboration with the UNH orchestra. During her studies, Emma took courses in dance history, dance pedagogy, dance composition, and choreography. For her senior capstone she choreographed and performed a twelve-minute ballet to a piece composed by Mozart. In 2018, Emma danced with Northeastern Ballet Theatre in productions of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow and the Nutcracker. Emma has performed in several productions with Safe Haven Ballet as well. Some of these productions include the company’s Be Brave Galas, and 2019 performances of Sleeping Beauty and the Nutcracker. In 2019, Emma received her M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education from UNH. She now works as a special education paraeducator in the Dover Public school system and continues to study ballet and perform with Safe Haven Ballet. She is thrilled to share her love of ballet with aspiring dancers at Mckenna Dance Center.
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