Amanda Singer
Owner/Artistic Director, Teacher

 

Amanda spent her youth dancing, training in multiple styles. She discovered her love for teaching through apprenticeships, choreographing theatrical productions, and founding a dance program out of the Plymouth Boys and Girls Club.

Amanda studied at both Franklin Pierce University, and Cape Cod Community College and now holds an AA in Dance and Theater, with additional studies in Business. Amanda was part of a pioneer "Teaching Dance for Children" course, a member of Raven Thunder Dance Team, as well as FPU Dance Company and the Winter Dance Concert.

Amanda has been spreading her passion for dance through non-profit organizations, after school enrichment programs, drama club productions, and in studios throughout the South Shore and Cape Cod. Since she began teaching, she has instructed students of all ages, ranging in abilities, from recreational to competitive. Also a licensed Cosmetologist, she has found creative ways to integrate her passion for hair and makeup into the dance classroom.

Having an avid love for pointe shoes, Amanda has spent countless hours studying the structure, various brands, and how to successfully and safely place a student "en pointe."  She has assisted in each pointe shoe fitting of her dancers, and continues to gain insight through pointe shoe conventions.

Outside of DDW ownership, Amanda trained and performed with Coastal Dance Company from 2012-2014, in classical and contemporary works, and was a member of Kinetic Synergy Dance Company in 2015. She is also the former Director of theater in Brookline. Currently, Amanda is a dancer with Company Breathe 360, and is doing commercial and short-film work. Additionally, Amanda travels with the opportunity to speak on behalf of her experiences with feeding tube and IV nutrition, and advocate for better patient care, for those dealing with chronic illness. 

Miss Amanda teaches Ensemble classes, all upper level Ballet and Intensive classes, Contemporary/Lyrical, Adult classes, Pre-Ballet and KinderCombo.


Emily Harrington
Studio Manager, Teacher


Emily has been dancing since early childhood, training in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, and modern. She began teaching dance in 2005, volunteering as co-director of a dance program at the Plymouth Boys and Girls Club with Amanda Singer.

She holds a B.S. in Elementary Education, and a B.A.Com. in Dance Education. She was a dancer and choreographer for Bridgewater State University's Dance Company. She also studied stage costuming, lighting, and set design, and worked backstage for several dance and theater shows.

She has held positions as a dance instructor teaching pre-ballet, ballet, lyrical, tap, jazz, and hip-hop for dancers ages 3 to adult, and has served as an assistant teacher, instructor, maintenance and administrative assistant for studios on the South Shore since 2010.

Emily has taken tap, hip-hop, improv, jazz, and ballet classes with many dance studios, competition judges, and dance companies including Skooj-Koreo, Gregg Russell, and esteemed staff at Boston Ballet School. She continues to take class when possible to further her experience as a dancer, and strengthen herself as a teacher. She was also a dancer on local dance company Dance2Save for 5 seasons, which benefits several charities through dance performances and events.

Outside of her work at the studio, Emily works full time with young special needs students in a public school setting. She also teaches country line dancing at local establishments.

Miss Emily teaches Pre-Ballet, Elementary Ballet/Tap/Jazz, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Tap, Ballet Foundations, Contemporary/Lyrical, Ensemble, and will be teaching the Acrobatic Arts curriculum this Fall.

 Michaela Nee

Substitute/Support Staff

Miss Michaela began dancing at the age of three, studying multiple dance genres at a local studio. She has had experience assisting both in the studio setting and for the Recreation Department. Michaela has competed and performed on cruise ships and Celtics games. Michaela earned her Associate's in Liberal Arts in 2014 from Cape Cod Community College, and her Bachelor's in Dance Education and Psychology at Bridgewater State University in Spring of 2017. When asked what Michaela hopes to bring to the students of Dance Dreamworks, she said, "I hope to help children and young adults excel with dance and watch their passion grow."


Melanie Singer

Studio Assistant/Support Staff

A former DDW student of three seasons, and current Break a Leg Theater student, Melanie is now on board here at Dance Dreamworks, helping her big sister's studio run smoothly and getting back involved with the business. We are excited to have Melanie as the newest member of our staff!

We are growing, and we are hiring!


SUBSTITUTES, SUPPORT STAFF, ASSISTANT TEACHERS (for college students, willing to train)

Candidates must be available weekday evenings and be open to working with many ages and skill levels.

We want all staff to feel like part of the studio, and there is room to grow within. E-mail us your resume with 'job' as the subject line to set up an interview.