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Cortney Puza | Owner + Director

  • Degree / Experience: Bachelor's Degree in Dance Education, Bridgewater State Dance Team Alumni, Nuvo Dance Convention Teacher Training, Dance Camp Director of Friends Academy, Acrobatic Arts Certified

  • Classes taught: 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

  • My favorite part of being a teacher at MTDS is the committed students, parents and staff that make up MTDS. It really is magic.

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Andrea Souza | Staff

  • Degree / Experience: Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Bridgewater State Dance Team Alumni, 10+ years of competitive dance experience

  • Classes taught: Hip Hop, Jazz, Contemporary, Technique

  • Favorite artists to dance to: Anything soulful or with a good beat

  • Favorite class to teach: Hip Hop & Contemporary

  • Fun Fact: Miss Andrea danced at MTDS the first year it opened

  • My favorite part of being a teacher at MTDS is the relationships that are built between teachers, students, and their families. There is no family like the MTDS family! 

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Liz Fournier | Staff

  • Degree/Experience: Bachelor's Degree in Dance Education (Bridgewater State University), BSU Dance Team Alumni, Bridgewater State University's National Dance Education Organization, BSU's Dance Company/Executive Board, National Dance Education Organization Conference, NUVO Dance Convention Teacher Training

  • Classes taught: Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Performance Technique

  • Favorite artists to dance to: Beyonce, James Bay, Sara Bareilles, Lauren Daigle

  • Favorite class to teach: Contemporary and Hip Hop

  • My favorite part of being a teacher at MTDS is the equal dedication from each and every member of the MTDS community. From the teachers, to the students, to the parents, every effort is a team one!

Alysha Elie| Staff

  • Degree/Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education & Dance Education (Bridgewater State University), Head Coach BSU Dance Team, Grade 3 Teacher (Bridgewater-Raynham), Public Relations Officer for National Dance Education Organization at BSU, Conducted research at NDEO national conference, Nuvo Dance Convention Teacher Training

  • Classes taught: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Technique

  • Favorite artists to dance to: Hozier and Beyonce

  • Favorite class to teach: Ballet and Tap

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

  • My favorite part of being a teacher at MTDS is watching students grow up inside and outside of the dance room!

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