our staff

Suzanne Boire

Ms. B is the director and owner of Boire Dance Academy. She has been a dance educator for 34 years. She teaches all levels of ballet and contemporary. Ms. Boire was trained in the Royal Academy of Ballet Syllabus as a student. She received her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Dance from Jacksonville University with honors and her master’s in education from Grand Canyon University Summa Cum Laude. She danced professionally in Jacksonville, Houston, Los Angeles and Miami. At her last company she danced with,” Demetrius Kline Dance Company” she found her love for choreography. Her choreography has been adjudicated at the national level and have won all-around high scores. She has had works created and shown in Florida, Georgia, and Rhode Island. She has choreographed musicals, dance productions and independent ballet and modern works. Her pieces have won high scores and choreography awards at ADA, Headliners, Star Quest, Dance Ovations, Turn it up, Step it Up to Dance, EDC, Star Power, and KAR, at the regional and national level. She has been a guest teacher at several Summer Schools in Florida and throughout New England. She has been a director of dance for over twenty-five years. She has owned the school for 18 years.

Tina Cassidy

Miss Tina, a native of Erie, PA, trained under Arlene Ashton Hay of the Diana Byer’s Dance Ring and later Robert Steele and Jeff Satinoff of the Elliot Feld Ballet. Ms. Cassidy received her BA in Dance from Mercyhurst University and her MFA in Dance Performance from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Her professional affiliations include the Lake Erie Ballet, Indianapolis Ballet Theater, Indianapolis Dance Company, Boston Dance Company, Burklyn Ballet Theatre, Melrose Youth Ballet and the Northern Ballet Theatre of Nashua, NH for ten seasons. Ms. Cassidy is a former Adjunct Faculty member at Berwick Academy and Northern Essex Community College. For twenty seasons, Ms. Cassidy was a Faculty Member and later Director with Northern Ballet Theatre Dance Centre where she has taught ballet, pointe, and contemporary dance and choreographed original works including the NutcrackerSleeping BeautyBeauty and the BeastAlice in Wonderland, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Favorite dance roles include Concerto BaroccoWalpurgisnaught, Fairy Godmother in Cinderella; Flower Festival at Genzano; Balanchine’s Tarantella, Blue Bird in Sleeping Beauty and Snow Queen, Sugarplum, and Dew Drop in The Nutcracker. Ms. Cassidy has previously danced in six operatic centerpieces with the Boston Early Music Festival including the Grammy nominated Ariadne. Ms. Cassidy has also choreographed extensively for musical theatre including the Actor singers, NH Theatre Factory, Nashua High School, Music and Drama Company, Stagecoach Productions, and Peacock Players of Nashua where she received an award for “The Best Choreographer of a Community Musical” at the NH Theatre Awards. Tina teaches the upper-level Ballet program. Tina teaches our upper-level Ballet program and coaches our YAGP participants.

Katherine Proulx

Miss Katie is a graduate of the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. She has taught, choreographed and directed professionally across New England. She has over 20 years of formal dance training in Classical Ballet, Jazz, and Musical Theater. Theater credits include Off Broadway, I Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, and Great Lakes Theatre Company performing Spikes Heels, The Philadelphia Story, Les Misérables, Secret Garden, Comedy of Errors, King Lear, Merry Wives of Windsor, among others. She has also performed on the East Coast in Les Misérables, A Christmas Carol, Joseph…(Palace Theater), Mamma Mia! (NCCA), The Fantasticks at the Winnipesaukee Playhouse for where she earned Best Supporting Actress in a Musical at the New Hampshire Theatre Awards. Most recently she directed and choreographed musicals across the state including: Caberet, Crazy For You, 42nd Street, Chicago, Beauty and the Beast, The Fantasticks, The Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, and the Music Man. BDA is excited to have Katie join our faculty this season where she will be running the Musical Theater Department.

Kiersten Oliver

Miss Kiersten danced for 16 years at Boire Dance Academy. She has won numerous Dance Titles including American Dance Awards. Her choreography won her senior year in High School. She has brought her choreography to the next generation of company members. She also teaches our young dancer program, puggle program and contemporary dance.

Sydney Moran

Miss Sydney danced for over 14 years. Sydney was a competitive dancer for years and she graduated from the Boire Dance Academy dance program. She teaches Hip Hop at BDA.

Sarah Efsthanthiou

Miss Sarah started dancing at four years old and continued dancing throughout high school with Boire Dance Academy. Sarah studied primarily classical ballet, as well as contemporary dance and jazz. She performed in various productions, competitions, and scored highly in competency and skill standards of “Performance Awards”. After fourteen years of dancing, Sarah continued her dance journey as a teacher where she is part of the Children’s Dance program. While Sarah has dedicated the better part of twenty years to ballet, she also has recently attained a master’s degree in forensic psychology with honors from Southern New Hampshire.

Amy Chenette

Miss Amy began dancing at the age of 3 where she fell in love with her first ballet class at Nashua School of Dance. She continued to dance throughout her childhood, spending many years with Rosita Lee Dance Center as a member of the Showstopper company where she performed roles such as Mrs. Banks in Mary Poppins and Ariel in The Little Mermaid. Amy graduated from Castleton University with a degree in Elementary Education and Sociology and has been teaching kindergarten in the Derry Cooperative School District for 15 years. Amy teaches the Children’s program at BDA.

Jade Huard

Miss Jade teaches the Jazz and Tap program at Boire Dance Academy. Bio to come