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Directors, Faculty and Choreographers

 
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Bree Fallon

Owner / Artistic Director / Company Director / Tap / Contemporary / Jazz / Early Age Learning

Bree has been a dancer for 31 years.  She has won numerous awards and high scores for her talents in dance and choreography.  Miss Bree attended Dean College in Franklin, MA as a dance major in 2003.  She was a former studio owner and Company director for 9 years in Mass.  Some of her dance credentials include performing for Christina Aguilera, Rascal Flatts, Disney World, and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.  Miss Bree was also on a professional dance team for the WNBA CT Suns for 2 seasons.  Bree is also the head coach of the Coventry High School dane team. She has received many prestige scholarships including the Alvin Alley School full scholarship to the summer intensive as well as Broadway Dance Center and Millennium Class Scholarships.  Her Choreography has gone to receive several awards with Best Choreography and Amazing Artistry to name a few.  Her 2021 Production won first place overall at nationals.  Miss Bree still participates in yearly conventions and classes to keep up with the latest trends Her love for children shines through the minute you step foot in the building.  She is looking forward to share her love and passion with all her students.

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Tiffany Smith

Assistant Company Director / Jazz / Hip Hop / Competitive Choreographer

Tiffany Smith has been dancing for 15 years.  She specializes in Jazz/funk and Hip Hop.  Tiffany also has been a competitive dancer for 10 years and continues to participate in yearly regional and national competitions. Currently, she is focusing on training in the style of hip hop at Thr3eLive Dance Complex and was involved in a Pro-Development Program. Some of her resent accomplishments include being in a pre-professional concept video, Music Videos, and is a current member of the “Liv3lihood” hip hop crew.  She has recently performed back up for "New Kids On The Block" at Fenway Stadium. Tiffany also teaches hip hop classes at some local studios in Rhode Island and continues learning and growing by attending conventions. Her future vision is to become a professional dancer or open a studio of her own.

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Kassidy Rochon

Contemporary / Jazz / Acro Instructor / Competitive Choreographer

Kassidy Rochon began dancing at the age of two at Rising Stars Dance Academy, and continued to train there for 15 years. During her time there she won many titles, scholarships and became a National Grand Champion. Since then she has been teaching for the past five years at several studios throughout the east coast. She specializes in acrobatics, contemporary and jazz dance. Her choreography has received numerous awards and overall high scores.  Miss Kassidy will be teaching our Acro program at THRIVE.

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Jordan Raleigh

7 & up Ballet Instructor

  Jordan Raleigh is a senior at Roger Williams University who received a bachelor's degree in dance and is receiving a bachelor's degree in legal studies in December.  Jordan has been dancing since the age of three and has training in styles of dance including, but not limited to: ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, contemporary, and modern.  She was also a member of the Danceology Competition Team training under Miss Tanya Silvio throughout high school.  She has gained amazing opportunities as a member of the RWU Dance Theatre including working with guest artists Gisela Creus, Tiffany Mills, Ashley Rich, and Aretha Aoki.  She has trained under Cathy Nicoli, Stephanie Turner, and Michael Bolger during her college years.  She will be attending Roger Williams School of Law next fall.

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Rachel Morton Mello

Contemporary / Jazz  / Competitive Choreographer

Rachel has been dancing for 23 years and has trained in ballet, jazz, modern, tap and hip hop. She was a competitive dancer through high school and won many high score awards, scholarships and performance recognition. She attended many conventions and learned from professional and master teachers in the field. She also attended summer camps at The Gold School Dance Art in Brockton MA to further her technical and performance training. 

To further her dance education, she attended Bridgewater State University where she graduated with a BA in Dance Education and BS in Psychology. She studied ballet pedagogy, anatomy for the dancer, dance methodology, dance composition, creative dance and studied modern, ballet, tap and jazz. Her Junior year of college, she applied her two majors of dance and psychology to her own research and authored a research paper entitled “Assessment of Physical and Mental Development in Private Dance Studios”.  In 2016, she was invited to present an oral poster presentation of her research at the Bridgewater State University Mid-Year Research Symposium. She also attended national conferences and is a member of the National Dance Education Organization.  During college she was also a member of the BSU Dance team where she competed nationally at UDA National Collegiate Competition. Her and her team placed 10th overall in the nation out of 22 collegiate teams.  Rachel has now been teaching, holding master classes and choreographing competitive routines for the last 8 years. Her routines have won many high awards and special awards including judges choice awards. Rachel continues to grow her knowledge by taking class and attending conventions to ensure the best education for her students.

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Jalyn Wellington

Early Age learning Teacher / Bundle classes

​Jalyn is an aspiring choreographer and dance instructor. She has been dancing for 17 years. She is a former student of Thrive for 2 years and previous danced at Dance Unlimited for 15 years. She was a classroom assistant for 2 year at Thrive, where she trained under owner learning bundle structure and teaching techniques. She is currently in her sophomore year at CCRI for Entrepreneurship. After CCRI her plan is to transfer to Johnson and Wales University for Entrepreneurship and Marketing. Her future goals include becoming a dance studio owner of her own.  

  

Classroom Assistants

Teachers in Training

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Kaelyn Smith

Arco / Early Learning  / Bundle Class Assistant

Kaelyn is a Senior at Coventry Hight School. Kaelyn aspires to be a dancer.  This is her third season assisting at Thrive.  She is going to major in business with a minor in dance after high school.  She is a certified teaching assistant and currently getting certified in Acro teaching.

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Emma Reyes

Early Learning / Bundle Class Assistant

Emma is a junior at West Warwick High School .  Emma aspires to be a teacher. You can also find Emma on stage in the musicals at West Warwick High.  This is her first season assisting at Thrive.  Emma is one of the Scholarship recipient receiving half off tuition while she learns the fundamentals of teaching in class with our lead teachers.

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Lylah Morais

Early Learning / Bundle class Assistant

Lylah is a Freshman at Cranston West. Lylah aspires to be a professional dancer. It is her first season as a Falconette at Cranston West.  This is her first season assisting at Thrive.  Lylah is one of the Scholarship recipient receiving half off tuition while she learns the fundamentals of teaching in class with our lead teachers.

 

Choreographers / Guest Teachers

Bree Fallon, Neenah Cruz, Hailey Winn, Tjay Martino, Nikki Gyfto, Courtney Moniz, Jason Berube, Joelle Minisce, Rachel Melo, Michelle Vaughn, Brianlee Martinez, Edgar Viloria, Elizabeth Evelyn, Geraiya Wallace-Toczko, Jasmyne Blandon, Jess O'Neil, Brit Hay, Josh "Jato" Perez, Kirsten & Cam, Tiffany Smith, Felicia Byrd, Delaney Inman, and Kassidy Rochon


 
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