Directors, Faculty and Choreographers
Molding Our Dancers
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.
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.
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.
Contemporary / Jazz / Competitive Choreographer
Delaney is a 20 year old aspiring dancer/choreographer from Rhode Island, with a true passion for performing and creating. She trains in a variety of styles such as Contemporary, Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop and many more. She is currently training with companies and crews such as Boston Community Dance Project, Livelihood, and Providence Ballet Theatre where she has been given opportunities to guest teach and showcase in all events over the northeast. She has recently performed back up for "New Kids On The Block" at Fenway park. Delaney plans to continue her journey of dance in the professional industry and beyond!.
Hip Hop / Competitive Choreographer
Felicia Byrd is a dancer, choreographer and instructor who simply loves to perform. She began dancing at a young age, learning choreography from music videos by artists such as Aaliyah, Chris Brown, and of course Michael Jackson. Aside from her “at home performances”, she also danced with different teams at her church called Silent Witness (liturgical), .COM (hip hop) and the Tri-Steppers (step). While attending college, Felicia realized her talents and joined teams such as Aesthetic Flo (hip hop), One Sound (step) and eXposure (hip hop, bachata, salsa, pasada and more). Through connections in eXposure, she was introduced to Dancin Spirit Performing Arts when her dance career truly began. Since then, Felicia has taught at multiple studios throughout RI and continues to be a student at Thr3e Live Dance Complex where she is also a principal dancer on the Liv3Lihood dance team. Felicia has performed for the Providence Dominican Festival, Issa Pointer, HGTV, and most recently, New Kids On The Block at Fenway. Felicia hopes to continue to teach and mentor young dancers to be able to pursue their dreams, while continuing to pursue hers.
Rachel Morton Mello
Ballet / 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.
Teachers in Training
Bundle Class Assistant
Jalyn is a freshman in college currently attending CCRI. Jalyn aspires to be a dance teacher/choreographer. This is her second season assisting at Thrive. Jalyn is the Scholarship recipient receiving unlimited training free of cost this season, while she learns the fundamentals of teaching.
Tot Class Assistant
Lexie is a high school senior attending Coventry High School. She is currently on the high school dance team and dreams of opening a studio of her own someday. This is Lexie second season assisting in classes at Thrive
Tot Class / Bundle Class Assistant
Kaelyn is a high school junior who attends Coventry High School focusing on child studies. She is currently a 3 year varsity competitive cheerleader at the high school. Kaelyn is aspiring to become a school teacher in her future. This is her second season assisting at Thrive.
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, Tiffany Smith, Felicia Byrd, Delaney Inman, and Kassidy Rochon