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 Bostonís Aida and by Bruce Marks for Boston Balletís Nutcracker. She has relished in appearing as Cygnet in Ballet Workshopís Swan Lake, and as principal dancer in Darcie Fromanís Amantes and The Jazz Nutcracker, as well as in Sonia Plumbís 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, Wheatonís 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.
Marina Van Winkle
Marina Van Winkle is a graduate of the Kiev Choreography Institute, Kiev State University and was a member of the Classical Dance Ensemble Kiev, Ukraine, dancing principal roles in classical ballet productions including Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and more. She teaches master ballet classes throughout New England dance centers including Harvard University and South Shore Ballet Theater. Marina teaches at the Annual Bolshoi Summer Intensive/Russian-America Foundation NYC/CT and teaches for the Bolshoi Summer Auditions in Boston and Connecticut.