Jennifer Gamache-Dubilo, Artistic Director
In June 2003, Jennifer formed Artistic Dance Conservatory. Her vision created a professional dance school, which offers its students a variety of dance instructions in a creative, positive atmosphere and state-of-the-art facilities. Jennifer is proud to now be the President of the Artistic Dance Conservatory Corporation, a non-profit dedicated to the proliferation of Performing Arts and Dance Education. Through her school, she teaches dance technique for both recreational and pre-professional students. Throughout her career, Jennifer has received numerous choreography awards for her work in Contemporary, Jazz, and Modern dance. The American Dance Awards named Jennifer ‘Young Choreographer of the Year’ in 1998 and 2000. She received diamond choreography awards in 2006, 2007, and 2008 and was honored in Who's Who among American Dance Teachers. Her students have been honored with many prestigious awards for their solo and group performances in Contemporary Lyrical, Ballet, Jazz, Modern, and Hip Hop dance. Mrs. Dubilo's community outreach efforts develop through the Kinetic State Youth Ensemble and Eclipse Dance Company, for which she is both director and a choreographer. As the former Director of the Dance Department and Choreographer for the Theater Department at the Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, CT, Jennifer had the pleasure of creating original choreography for dance concerts and musical productions. Her musical theater credits include 11 original productions including Thoroughly Modern Millie, Wonderful Town and Anything Goes. Jennifer also had the privilege of coaching for the American Team at the IDO World Dance Championships in Poland (2008), where her dancers won the overall gold medals for Male Solo Jazz and Contemporary Duet performances. In the past few years, Jennifer's contemporary choreography and teaching style has been chosen to debut in festivals like Dancin' Downtown at the Joyce, The Mass Dance Festival and the Boston Contemporary Dance festival. Jennifer is continuously educating herself in dance and has had the privilege to work with and study under many dance masters. She is a level three certified member of Dance Educators of America. With a diverse background and forward thinking ability, Jennifer brings a wealth of knowledge and creativity to every motion.
Rebecca Gamache-Sutter, Instructor / Choreographer
Rebecca Gamache-Sutter has been studying dance for over twenty years. She has studied at numerous dance schools including Broadway Dance Center, Steps and Dance New Amsterdam in New York City, and the Nancy Carole School of Dance in New Jersey. She has taken classes from Madam Darvosh, Frank Hatchett, Gus Giordano, Charles Kelly, and has studied intensively with her sister Jennifer Gamache-Dubilo. As a child Rebecca performed with the Albany Berkshire Ballet as the lead role of Clara in The Nutcracker. Rebecca has won various dance titles and high score awards in ballet, lyrical, jazz and modern dance. She held the title of “Miss Starpower” for two years at Starpower National Talent Competitions and toured nationally with their performance group, The Power Pak. Rebecca was chosen to perform with N*sync at the 1999 Pro-Bowl halftime show and currently dances professionally as a member of Eclipse Dance Company. She is a certified Dance Instructor through Dance Educators of America and in June of 2003, Rebecca accepted the position of Sr. Instructor/Choreographer for ADC. In addition to her work as an instructor, Rebecca is also a founding partner of the Kinetic State Youth Ballet Company for which she choreographs original ballets including The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz, The Dream and Peter Pan. Her work is performed throughout Massachusetts in local schools, nursing homes and charity performances. Additionally, Mrs. Gamache-Sutter has been a guest Choreographer for the Theater and Dance Department at The Loomis Chaffee School. Along with her years of experience in the dance field, Rebecca brings an unparalleled ability to teach a refined technique while incorporating a unique choreographic style that makes her work her own.
Brenden Silbaugh , Choreographer
Brenden's consistent drive and passion for entertainment have made him a notable performer and educator throughout Western Massachusetts. In 2001, Brenden met Jennifer Gamache-Dubilo at Holyoke Catholic High School where she instructed him as a member of the dance club. He has since served as an apprentice to Gamache-Dubilo and won numerous awards for his hip hop performances in national competition. Brenden has been a featured dancer in such shows as Le Cirque at the Hippodrome, Dead Man's Party at Six Flags New England and The Cher Extravaganza. Brenden shares his knowledge of hip hop and street jazz as a faculty member at American International College and the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter School. When not in the studio, Brenden can be seen performing with Eclipse Dance Co. and as a backup dancer for local Hip Hop and R&B Artists. He is the lead choreographer for the NCAA Elite Eight Dance Team and his work has been featured at NCAA championship games televised on CBS, and ESPN-U. Brenden thrives in always expanding his dance knowledge through new and creative educational outlets. His streetwise and stylish choreography make for a fun and energetic hip hop experience.
Noel St. Jean, Instructor / Choreographer
Noel brings to ADC a diverse background in dance and fitness. Ms. St. Jean holds her BA in Dance and Biology from Goucher College (2003) and is a nationally certified Personal Trainer. Noel has studied at Broadway Dance Center, Steps and The Dance Space in NYC, Dance Mission in San Francisco and Pineapple Studios in London, England. She has danced for renowned choreographers Sara Pearson, Patrik Widrig, Kim Epifano, Amy Marshall, Kathleen Hermsdorf and Miguel Gutierrez. She has created works for performers at Goucher College, The First Mariner Arena (Baltimore, MD), The Holyoke St. Patrick's Day Parade, The NCAA Elite Eight Dance Team, and other local performances. Noel is the Head Coach and Choreographer for the Elms College Blazers Dance Team and she serves as a technical judge for national dance competitions. Ms. St. Jean also returned to her alma mater, the Loomis Chaffee School to teach Jazz and Musical Theater Technique. Performance Credits include The Pro-Bowl Halftime Show with N*sync, Six Flags New England, Goucher College Dancers in Action, Baltimore Blast Halftime Show, Middlesex University Choreography Showcase-London, UK , NCAA Elite Eight Dancers, The Armorettes Dance Team, and The Cher Extravaganza. Noel is also a member of Eclipse Dance Company and continues to perform throughout New England. Noel's high-energy, expressive style make for fun classes and entertaining choreography.
Janeen Murray, Instructor / Choreographer
Janeen has been dancing since childhood. She has studied a variety of dance styles including ballet, jazz, tap, African as well as gymnastics. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA, where she studied Musical Theater and Dance. She aslo studied under Roberta Mathis at Steps on Broadway. Her many stage performances include West Side Story, Chicago, Guys and Dolls, and Aida. She has taught and choreographed for several studios and ensembles in the New York and Los Angeles areas. Janeen currently resides in Northampton, Massachusetts with her son and husband. Since the birth of her son she has become a licensed Kindermusik educator, teaching music classes to children ages newborn to seven.
Ben Murray, Instructor
Ben earned a BFA in drama from Carnegie Mellon University where he studied acting and voice. He has performed with several regional theater companies including West Virginia Public Theater, Pittsburgh CLO and American Family Theater in Philadelphia. Credits include Samuel Byck in Assassins, Mr Sowerberry in Oliver and Zoser in Aida. Ben has taught acting, voice and speech in a variety of settings including the My True Voice project – a community outreach program featured in the PBS documentary “Do You Speak American?” He is excited to join ADC as an instructor this year.
Maura Cassin, Instructor/Choreographer, Irish Dance
Maura Cassin, TCRG, has been involved in the Irish dance community since the age of 9. She competed in solos at many different levels regionally, nationally, and internationally. In addition to Irish Dance, Maura studied many forms of dancing at Mount Holyoke College where she minored in Dance. In May of 2010, Maura sat for the TCRG exam in Limerick, Ireland where she passed with high honors. She is excited to have the chance to pass on her love of Irish dancing to other dancers.
Krystal Say, B.S. in Health Fitness , HFS Personal Coach/Owner of Bia Fitness
Being physically active all through my childhood with many organized sports teams and into my adult hood competing as a recreational athlete, I have begun to realize there is an inner athlete in everyone. Every person has what it takes to give that little bit more to succeed in their goal. Graduating from the University of Southern Maine with a Bachelor’s of Science in Health and Fitness has given me the knowledge, skills and abilities to impact people to live healthfully, happily and actively. As a personal coach, motivating people to make change and realize their physical capabilities is my passion and drive for the success of Bia Fitness. Taking time and listening to my client’s needs has helped me grow and develop a distinctive model of fitness that guides people to success. The key to success is never being complacent. Continuously attending the latest fitness conferences and seminars, allows me to offer exclusive programs with a purpose to meet the need of each individual. Specializing in Boot Camp and TRX suspension training programming, infusing knowledge of the fitness continuum is how a fitness program is truly designed.