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Cortney Puza | Owner + Director

  • Degree / Experience:

    • BA '15 | Dance Education, Bridgewater State University

    • Bridgewater State Dance Team Alumni, Nuvo Dance Convention Teacher Training, Dance Camp Director of Friends Academy, Acrobatic Arts Certified

  • Teaches: Acro, Jazz, Contemporary, Ballet, Conditioning, Technique

  • Favorite artists to dance to: James Bay, Lauren Naigle, James Arthur, Lewis Capaldi

  • Favorite class to teach: Acro

  • Fun Fact: Miss Cortney is a neat freak

  • Favorite part of being a teacher at MTDS: The committed students, parents and staff that make up MTDS. It really is magic.

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Liz Fournier | Staff Member + Adult Dance Program Director

  • Degree & Experience: ​​

    • BA '19 | Dance Education, Bridgewater State University

    • MS '21 | Marketing Management, Framingham State University

    • BSU Dance Team Alumni, Bridgewater State University's National Dance Education Organization, NUVO Dance Convention Teacher Training

  • Teaches: Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop

  • Favorite artists to dance to: James Bay, Forest Blakk, Andy Grammar, Patrick Droney

  • Favorite classes to teach: Contemporary and Hip Hop

  • Fun fact: Lizzie has performed as a dancer in a Disney movie.  

  • Favorite part of being a teacher at MTDS: The equal dedication from each member of the MTDS community. From the teachers, to the students, to the parents, every effort is a team one (even in our Adult Dance community)!

Alysha Elie | Staff

  • Degree & Experience:

    • BA '19 | Dance & Elementary Education, Bridgewater State University

      Head Coach BSU Dance Team: 2021 DTU College Classic National Champions, Grade 3 Teacher, Nuvo Dance Convention Teacher Training

  • Teaches: Ballet, Tap, Contemporary, Jazz

  • Favorite class to teach: Tap

  • Fun fact: Miss Alysha has been getting her hair highlighted since she was 5

  • Favorite artists to dance to: Celine Dion, Kelly Clarkson, Jessie J

  • Favorite part of being a teacher at MTDS: the sense of community & family and watching students grow up inside and outside of the dance studio!

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Andrea Souza | Staff

  • Degree & Experience:

    • BS '15 | Psychology, Bridgewater State University

    • MS '22 | Social Work, Boston University 

    • 10+ years of competitive dance experience, Bridgewater State University Dance Team Alumni, Static Noyze Dance Company. 

  • Teaches: Hip Hop, Jazz, Contemporary, Technique 

  • Favorite artists to dance to: Beyonce, Ben Platt, T-Pain, & Adele.  

  • Favorite class to teach:  Hip Hop & Contemporary 

  • Fun fact: Miss Andrea started dancing at Motion when she was 14. 

  • Favorite part of being a teacher at MTDS: The sense of family that has been created at Motion. The relationships that have been built at this studio are irreplaceable. 

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Hannah Sunderland | Staff

  • Degree & Experience:

    • BSN '23 | Nursing, Worcester State University

    • Worcester State University Dance Team Member, 10+ years of competitive dance experience. 

  • Teaches: Ballet, Tap, Acro, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Jazz

  • Favorite artists to dance to: EDEN, Joji, Anson Seabra, and Marian Hill

  • Favorite class to teach: Contemporary

  • Favorite class to teach: Contemporary 

  • Fun fact: Miss Hannah has arm surgery performed by the Patriots football surgeon.

  • Favorite part of being a teacher at MTDS: The welcoming atmosphere and the confidence students grow in not only dance, but themselves.

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Morgan Oliveira | Staff

  • Degree & Experience:

    • BSN '22 | Nursing, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth 

    • 10+ years of competitive dance experience 

  • Teaches: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary

  • Favorite artists to dance to: LÉON, Glass Animals, James Blake

  • Favorite class to teach: Contemporary 

  • Fun fact: Miss Morgan has gray hair.

  • Favorite part of being a teacher at MTDS: The connections made with students and the overall family environment.