The Braintree Academy of Dance
Lori Putnam Hurley
Owner, Director, Teacher
Lori has been enjoying the art of dance since the age of three. With over 50 years of dancing and teaching experience, Lori maintains her love and dedication of mastering the art of dance, and continues to enjoy working with children and sharing her knowledge and experience.
"It has been my experience in teaching all forms of dance that every student is a unique individual, and as such, it is my goal to take that student's talent and develop it to it's fullest potential. Through physical conditioning and mental discipline, I strive to build self-confidence and achieve a high level of self-esteem in all of my students."
Over the years...
Quincy School of Ballet, Boston Ballet, Filenes Fashion Model - Dance attire, Braintree Dance for Fun Clinics, Quincy Community Theatre, Highland Elementary School Variety Shows and many other Dance Camps, classes and events over the past 45 years.
We are so fortunate to have these very talented ladies teaching at our studio!
If you have any questions regarding your child's progress in class, please do not hesitate to contact us! The teachers would be more than happy to speak with you.
Kelli Lin Myett
Teacher, Dance Team Choreographer & Dance Team Coach -
Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Lyrical & Creative Movement
Kelli has been dancing for over 37 years and began assisting dance instructors in 1995. She was an eight season member of the Braintree High School Varsity Dance Team. Kelli has trained at the Boston Ballet School in Norwell, Massachusetts , and has had training with the Dance Teachers Club of Boston . In July of 1999 she was chosen to become a member of The Universal Dance Association "All-star" Team, with an invitation to dance in Paris, France at the New Years' Eve Millennium Parade. She was also selected to tour China in the summer of 2000 as a member of a Dance Team to promote the upcoming Olympic Games. Kelli has been instructor has worked in various Recreation Department Cheerleading/Dance and Theatre programs on the South Shore. Kelli has been accepted into the prestigious Alvin Ailey Summer Dance Program in New York City in 2003 & 2004. She was a member of the BHS Musical Theater Guild for three years, in which she performed in numerous musicals.
Kelli received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance in May of 2005. She adopted the Creative Movement Class for 2 1/2 - 4 yr. aids at our studio in 2001, and the program is still running, as well as beginning Hip Hop and Modern Dance sessions in 2002. Kelli is also currently an instructor for Dance Out in Canton, where she teaches the Ballet program; going into her 7th season with them! Kelli also works with the Braintree High School Musical Theatre Guild on choreography. Kelli is lovely young women, a talented dancer, and a kind and giving teacher! Her stage presence is an inspiration to all.
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Meet the teaching staff at B.A.D.! Please check back- page under construction
Jessica Brewer (photo soon!)
Substitute Teacher/ Dance Team Choreographer Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop & Lyrical
Jessica Brewer has been dancing for over 27 years and teaching classes across Massachusetts over the past two decades. Growing up, Jessica trained at Sherry Gold’s (now The Gold School) in Brockton, MA and was part of their competition team for many years, competing in national and international competition such as Dance Masters of America, American Dance Awards and Star Power. During this time, Jessica trained with teachers such as Rhee and Rennie Gold, Mia Michaels, Mike Minery, Nailah Bellinger, Larry Sousa, Kathy Kozul and many others. She continued to dance at Suffolk University and served as captain of their dance team there.
When she is not teaching dance classes, Jessica is a fourth grade teacher in a local public school, and is licensed in both General Education and Special Education. A teacher by day and night, Jessica strives to bring her love of the arts to the students in her classes and it is her goal that all students are able to learn and grow through dance.
Kristin Hersey (photo soon!)
Teacher - Acro, Acro Dance, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop & Lyrical
Bio to follow.
Lucia Morelli (photo too!)
Teacher - Musical Theatre, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary.
Substitute Teacher/Dance Team Choreographer
Bio to follow.
Katelin Andrews (photo soon!)
Teacher - Creative Movement, Ballet, Tap & Jazz
Bio to follow.