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Meet Our Faculty

Deborah Stanton-Bianca
All of our courses are taught by our professionally trained and experienced faculty members and never by student teachers or minors. In addition, all of our faculty has been CORI checked so you can rest assured of a safe environment.

Deborah Stanton-Bianca
OWNER & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR - Ballet | Pointe | Variations | YAGP | Coaching

Deborah Stanton-Bianca

Ms. Bianca is an accomplished dancer, teacher, and choreographer with over a decade of teaching experience. A former student of the Boston Ballet, Deborah has studied Classical dance under the direction of E. Virginia Williams, Violette Verdy, James Capp, and Bruce Wells. She appeared in five seasons of the Nutcracker Suite with the Boston Ballet and performed with the Dance Theater of Harlem. As a scholarship student and apprentice, Deborah won a soloist role in the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre II's production of "The Sleeping Beauty" and also toured extensively with the Company.

An accomplished vocalist and triple threat, Deborah has performed as a singer/dancer in Theater-by-the-Sea's Show Boat. She is a former member of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, and has appeared with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall; Carnegie Hall, in New York City; and at the orchestra's summer residence in Lenox, Massachusetts.

Deborah is a Master Teacher for The State Ballet of Rhode Island's summer dance program. She is a former Artist-in-Residence for the Sage School, where she co-founded the Arts Department and served as co-director of its summer theater program. Before opening her own school, Ms. Bianca taught for the New England Dance Academy and MJT Dance Company where she served at-risk children in Boston Public Schools.


Tim Stickney

Tim Stickney began dancing at the age of three at a variety of school in upper state New York, North Carolina and Massachusetts, most notably The Gold School. He graduated from Ailey/Fordam BFA in 2014 and while there, he performed in both Memoria and Revelations with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at New York City Center.

He has performed works by Dwight Rhoden, Alvin Ailey, Francessa Harper, Ronald K. Brown, Karloe Armitage, and Bob Fosse among others. Tim joined Complexions Dance Company in 2014 and this season Tim will join Dance Theater of New England as an Artist in Residence.

Kim DeCost
MASTER TEACHER - Ballet | Jazz | Lyrical | Musical Theater

Kim grew up dancing for the late Carole Miller in Taunton, MA. She graduated from Bridgewater State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications, Theater and Dance. She also attended Dean College, where she auditioned for and was accepted into the Alvin Ailey School of Dance. She has performed in many shows, including The Pajama Game, A Chorus Line and Anything Goes. Since graduation, Kim has taught at several local studios at both the recreational and competitive levels, holding positions as choreographer, instructor and Assistant Artistic Director. She continues to teach master classes locally in Musical Theater, Jazz, and Ballet.

Miss Kim's choreography has been recognized at both the regional and national levels, winning numerous high score, choreography, judge’s choice, and costume awards. Kim’s personal favorite piece, “Violence,” won top honors nationally winning Dance On in the production category. Several of her pieces have also been invited to be a part of the United States Dance Team and be a part of the World Championships.

Kim is a professional, passionate instructor and choreographer that believes anything can be achieved with a little hard work and passion!

Kaitlynn Briggs
TEACHER/CHOREOGRAPHER - Jazz | Lyrical | Tap | Acrobatics | Preschool

Kaitlynn graduated with a BA in Dance Education from Bridgewater State University in 2013. She has danced since she was 3 and spent her high school years dancing at Dance Theater of New England where she is now a choreographer. Kaitlynn was on the Bridgewater State University Dance Company and performed in many shows including Winterdance 2009, 2010, and 2011, Kaleidoscope 2010, and POPS! 2010 and 2011 and other fundraisers and benefit shows. Her choreography has won both regional and national awards including her small group routine “School’s Out” which placed in the top ten at Nationals in 2015.

Miss Katie, as she is known to her beloved students, brings a fresh, and enthusiastic approach to her classes. We are pleased to have her back this season.

Lindsey Pires
TEACHER/CHOREOGRAPHER - Ballet | Modern | Hip Hop | Musical Theater | Acrobatics


Lindsey Pires is a graduate of Dean College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance. She started dancing at a young age and trained intensively with Dance Theater of New England through high school. While at Dean College, she performed in and choreographed for many shows including a solo piece in the prestigious Choreographer’s Concert. She has been teaching dance on the recreational and competitive level and has experience teaching ballet, tap, jazz, modern, hip hop, and contemporary styles. Additionally, she taught drama and dance at performing arts intensive in Italy. Lindsey was recently accepted into the Alvin Ailey School of Dance Independent Study Program.

Lindsey is also a working actress who has been cast in several feature films, television shows, and commercials. Her most recent films include The "Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2," "The Finest Hours," "Joy," "Ghostbusters 3," "Good Kids," and "The Purge 3: Assassins," in which she was cast as the lead principal dancer. Lindsey strives to pass on to young dancers what her mentors have taught her, and create a positive learning environment in which to explore the art of dance.

Olivia Rodrigues
TEACHER/CHOREOGRAPHER - Hip Hop | Contemporary | Pom Pom


Olivia’s life has always revolved around her love and passion for dance. Starting from the age of 3, she Studied at several different studios in Massachusetts and was also on her high school dance team for 4 years. Upon graduation, she then pursued her dance education at Dean College where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in dance in 2016. While at Dean she was fortunate enough to be a member of the Dean College Dance Company, working under the amazing faculty in a variety of styles including jazz, hip hop, contemporary, tap, urban movement, and African dance. Olivia was also a member of the Dean College dance team, hip hop team, and tap team.

Along with performance, she found a true love for choreography, with two of her choreographed pieces being hand selected for the renowned Dean College Choreographer’s Concert. Olivia is a 4th year UDA (Universal Dance Association) instructor where she has traveled around the US teaching many dance styles and techniques to several dance teams, from middle school up to college level. She has been a dance judge at numerous dance competitions, and has choreographed for a few different high school and college dance teams. Upon graduating from Dean, Olivia moved to China to work as a cheer dance instructor/choreographer, teaching ages 1.5 - adult at a cheer dance facility. While in China, Olivia also taught Zumba and adult fit classes, along with traveling throughout China to teach hip hop at international afterschool programs. Olivia is moving back to America and will be the new dance coach for the Plymouth North High School Dance Team, along with being a dance instructor at the Dance Theater of New England!

Elizabeth Mochizuki


Elizabeth (Beth) Mochizuki grew up in California where she studied ballet with Diane Mosier. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from Tufts University. Ms. Beth has performed with such companies as Boston Dance Company, Ithaca Ballet, Jose Mateo's Ballet Theatre, Spindle City Ballet, and State Street Ballet. She recently retired from Festival Ballet Providence where she danced for the past 7 years, performing such roles as the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, Princess Florine in Sleeping Beauty, and Princess Elena in The Firebird.

Ms. Beth has been teaching dance for over 20 years including 10 years at Tony Williams Dance Center where she is the Assistant Director of the Urban Nutcracker. Ms. Beth is excited to join the faculty this year at Dance Theater of New England! 

Angela James

Angela James

Bio coming soon!

Sarah Ready


Bio coming soon!



Brianne Kimball


A life-long dancer, Miss Bri has been dancing since the age of 3. She was born and raised in Western MA dancing at both Terpsichore and Toe to Toe Dance Centers. Since a young age, she has had a passion for all forms of dance; ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical and cheer. Miss Bri danced with the Providence College Dance Company where she studied in the department of Theater, Dance and Film, and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities. She worked for Wheelock College in Boston, supporting their mission to improve the lives of children and families. During her time at Wheelock, Miss Bridid post graduate studies in the Early Childhood Education department. Her first involvement with DTNE was 8 years ago,taking our inaugural Mommy and Me class with her oldest daughter. Since then, she has watched her three daughters grow and cultivate a love of dance, movement and music at DTNE. Miss Bri is delighted to be joining the DTNE faculty as a dance instructor; teaching our youngest dancers in the Early ChildhoodDance program. Miss Bri lives in Bridgewater with her husband and three daughters.

Tanya Vincent


Tanya holds a BFA in dance andperformance from California State University of Long Beach. She has been dancing in Cape Codproductions of the Nutcracker since 1995 as a guest artist and became the artistic director of Cape Cod Ballet in 2002. She has also been a principal dancer with Ballet Repertory Theatre andThe Company Dance Unlimited in California. Shehas performed the role of the White Angel inMartha Graham’s “Diversion of Angels,” as wellas performing in Rachel Lambert’s “Braham’sVariations” and Rosalind Newman’s “Heartbeat.”She has also worked with Winifred Harris, SusanMcClain, Janet Eilber, Jeff Slayton, MichelleSimmons, and Rebecca Wright. She and herhusband Coby Vincent owned and operated theAtlantic Coast Academy of Dance from 2006-2020.