Patricia Ledoux, Director
Patricia is a graduate of The Boston Conservatory. During her four year study towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, she also was a member of The Boston Conservatory Dance Theatre, a professional dance company in residence. Upon graduation she became a faculty member of The Dance Place (N.Grafton, MA). Patricia founded the Patricia Brosnihan Dance Center in 1989. She is a member of Dance Masters of America. She has studied with Ann Faguhar Dooley, Ruth Ambrose, Russel Chambers, formerly with the Joffrey Ballet and Clyde Nantais. She has also studied with Yosuko Tokanaga, Edward Desoto, former principal dancer with the Jose Limon Company and Sue Ronson.
Mariama began and received a majority of her ballet training as a scholarship student in the pre-professional division of the Boston Ballet School. This training was supplemented with classes across dance disciplines, both locally and at summer dance programs. Sidelined by an injury for several years she earned her collegiate and professional degrees and worked as an American Sign Language/English interpreter and translator. Having returned to the world of dance, Mariama graduated sums cum laude from the Hartford Conservatory, where she completed a double major in Dance Pedagogy and Dance performance. Mariama has had the privilege of dancing ballet, modern, jazz, opera and musical theatre performances. She has enjoyed having choreography set on her by Broadway choreographers Pat Birch and Leni Williams, for The Opera Company of Boston’s Aida and by Bruce Marks for Boston Ballet’s Nutcracker. She has relished in appearing as Cygnet in Ballet Workshop’s Swan Lake, and as principal dancer in Darcie Froman’s Amantes and The Jazz Nutcracker, as well as in Sonia Plumb’s Searching for a Moment and Something Unsaid. She teaches ballet, pointe and modern/lyrical at the Hopkinton dance center.
Christie is a graduate of Wheaton College, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance and English. In her second year at Wheaton, she co-founded Tap Out Loud, Wheaton’s first and only tap dance performance group. In addition to choreographing and co-directing for Tap Out Loud, Christie managed and organized Wheaton's Festival of Dance, a yearly main stage production that showcases student choreography and focuses specifically on tap dance. She was also a member of the Latin dance group at Wheaton as well as Secretary of Wheaton's Dance Collective, a student run group that organizes and teaches workshops in all styles of dance. Christie has been dancing since age 4, studying at the Patricia Brosnihan Dance Center, and has attended dance conventions including Dance Olympus and The Pulse On Tour. She teaches jazz, tap, hip hop and lyrical classes at the Hopkinton dance center.
Cathy Hazeltine Fallon
Cathy is a graduate of S.U.N.Y. Empire State College with a Bachelor of Professional Studies in Dance. She also studied at the American Center for the Alexander Technique and is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique. Cathy began her professional dance career performing the works of George Balanchine with Peter Anastos at the Garden State Ballet and with Todd Bolender at the Kansas City Ballet. Her interest in modern dance was inspired by Twyla Tharp and her company members, with whom Cathy trained for two years. Cathy later toured internationally, performing and teaching with Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians. She also worked with the Mark Morris Dance Group in his renowned production of The Hard Nut. Cathy teaches ballet and pointe at the Dance Center.
Ashley received a B.A. in Dance from Roger Williams University in 2010 where she was a member of the Roger Williams Dance Theatre. She also studied abroad for a in London England for a year. Ashley has studied many forms of dance for over 15 years including ballet, pointe, jazz, modern, hip hop, tap and musical theatre. She continued her training during the summer months in many summer dance intensives including a summer at The Broadway Dance Center in New York City. She was a guest artist and performer from 2010-2011 for Roger Williams University. She was also a guest teacher / choreographer in 2011 for the Worcester Art Magnet Elementary school, Worcester, Ma. Ashley will be teaching ballet, tap and jazz (Hip –Jazz) at the dance center.
Lisa received a Bachelor of Arts, Psychology from Stonehill College in 2012. She was the president of the Stonehill College Dance Club from 2010-2012 in which she communicated wit the advisors, faculty, dance professionals and students to organize the enrollment and maintain membership of 100 students each year. She also taught many classes for the new beginner dance club members. Her dance studies have included ballet, jazz, hip hop, lyrical and tap. Lisa will teach hip hop, Super Combo classes and beginner ballet at the South Grafton Location.