Our Faculty

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 C.O.R.I. checked so you can rest assured of a safe environment.

Deborah Stanton-Bianca – Owner/Artistic Director
Ballet, Pointe, Variations,Jazz, Lyrical, Tap

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, in Boston, Massachusetts, Carnegie Hall, in New York City, and at the orchestra’s summer residence in Lenox, Massachusetts.

Deborah is currently 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- Artist in Residence

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/Choreographer
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. Her 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 – Instructor
Jazz, Lyrical, Tap, Acrobatics, Pre-School

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.

Emily Losccoco-Master Teacher

Ballet, Pointe, Variations

Emily began her dance training at the Dancing Arts Center in Holliston Massachusetts under Wayne Stewarte and Stephanie Moy. At the age of sixteen she was accepted to the Kirov Academy in Washington D.C. and trained with Glania Kozlava. She has also studied with The Rock School of Dance Education, Boston Ballet, and Cosmin Marculetiu. Emily has danced with the Orlando Ballet under the direction of Bruce Marks and BalletMet in Columbus Ohio lead by Gerard Charles. Emily has also been one of the Top 12 in the Youth America Grand Prix Finals and was awarded a full scholarship to study with the Munich Ballet School. During her career Emily has danced in works such as Twyla Tharp’s Water Babies and Bergit Scherzer’s Requiem. She has also enjoyed performing in classics such as The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, and Don Quixote. Miss Emily was principal dancer with Festival Ballet Providence and has appeared as a guest artist all over the world.

 

 

 

 

Lindsey Pires-Instructor

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.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

Dance Theater of New England : 25 Scotland Blvd : Bridgewater, MA 02324 : (508) 697-5255 : Email
Deborah Stanton-Bianca – Artistic Director