Dance Track Studio was Founded in 1985 under the direction of Marlene & Kelly Russell - Kerr. Dance Track is now celebrating its 39th Season. "We Offer quality dance training in a friendly relaxed atmosphere where learning is a great experience".
We have a safe high quality studio environment where our students learn confidence, team work and the skills needed for dance. Dance Track has developed a curriculum that offers well-rounded dance education. Our highly trained staff teaches classes for all ages and levels. Starting with our 6- Week 2 & 3 year old Sessions.... We also have Recreational dance as well as competitive Dance Teams with students that want to take dance to the next level.
Welcome to the Dance Track Family!
Owner/Director Kelly Russell- Kerr started dancing at the age of 2 at her mothers dance studio "Russell School of Baton and Dance" in Malden Mass. Kelly was also a competitive gymnast. She also studied Ballet at the E. Virginia Williams school of Dance and at The Boston Ballet School performing in the Nutcracker for eight years. She trained at the Sherry Golds Dance Unlimited and Rhee & Rennie Gold and became a Gold Dance Company Member. She started teaching at the E. Virginia Williams School of dance and was also the Director/Teacher for Creative Arts for Kids in Reading. Taking a short break from teaching to pursue a professional career Kelly received the Joe Tremane scholarship to dance at their studio in LA. Later moved to N.Y.C and became a dancer for the Singer Mark Anthony & Crissy Ieiss. She also Performed in Dinner Theater in Chicago Illinois in the Marriot Lincolnshire's production of "Funny Girl" and also performed in "Singing in the Rain" at Druary Lane Theater. Performed at Walt Disney's Worlds Pleasure Island as a dancer for six years and competed on the Television show Star Search. Kelly is a certified member of The Dance Teachers Club of Boston, Dance Masters of America, Actors Equity & Acrobatic Arts Certified. Dance Track Studio is a member of the Melrose & Wakefield/Lynnfield Chamber of Commerce. I am so proud of our Dance Track dancers accomplishments over the years dancing at such venues as Walt Disney World, Radio City Music Hall, Boston Garden, Fenway Park, Canobie Lake Park, Topsfield Fair and more.
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Julia has been dancing at the Dance Track Studio since the age of three. She competed in many dance Competitions and performed at the Boston Garden, Fenway park and The Nutcracker with the touring Dance Prism Ballet Company. Julia received a four year Dance Scholarship to Roger Williams University and spent her freshman year there. She went on to the University of Massachusetts Amherst receiving
a Bachelors in Fine Arts Degree Majoring in Dance.
She studied Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz,
Dance History, Kinesiology, along with classes in Stage, Production & Choreography. Completed two summers of dance teacher training with The Dance Teachers club of Boston and is Acrobatic Arts Module one Certified. A member of Dance Masters of America chapter 5. Julia is excited to be back and working
with the students at Dance Track!
Dance Team Director - Nicole Doucette has been dancing since the age of 4. She began with a ballet class and quickly went on to take classes in tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical, pointe, and breakdancing. At age 13, Nicole became an assistant dance teacher and instantly found her love for teaching. It was in this role that she first discovered how much she enjoyed being able to share her passion for dance and pass on the artistry to the next generation of students. During her senior year of high school, Nicole had the opportunity to complete an internship with a local dance studio. As part of this role, she had the chance to see the “behind the scenes” of running a studio, assist in planning an annual performance, and choreograph routines in multiple styles for students of all ages. After graduating from Melrose High School in 2013, she went on to the University of Hartford to study Elementary and Special Education. Determined to keep dance in her life, Nicole auditioned for her university's hip hop dance team. With this team she had the opportunity to take classes from several different choreographers, perform and compete at various events throughout the state of Connecticut, and choreograph diverse routines for her teammates. In addition, she taught dance classes on her college campus as part of the University’s Greek Life philanthropy program. Nicole graduated in May of 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Integrated Elementary and Special Education. She then went on to receive a Master of Education in Curriculum and Teaching from Fitchburg State University in 2019, a degree that Nicole now uses to design her own dance curriculum for her students. Over the years Nicole has participated in several dance conventions, including Monsters of Hip Hop and The Pulse, taking classes from well known choreographers in order to better herself as a dancer, a choreographer and an instructor. In addition, she continues to participate in dance classes both locally at neighborhood dance studios and nationally via online platforms, such as CLI Studios, in an effort to always be bettering her craft. Since joining Dance Track in 2018, Nicole has had the opportunity to work with students of all ages in both recreational classes as well as on competition teams. Sharing her love and passion for dance in the hopes of guiding students to discover the same sentiment in themselves is what she truly loves to do. Nicole can’t wait to share another great season with the dancers and faculty of Dance Track!
Henoch Spinola (he/his), a native of Cabo Verde, began his classical training with Jose Mateo’s Ballet Theatre in Cambridge, MA, graduating from the Young Dancers Program in 2006 to become a full company member 2007. After leaving JMBT, Henoch began working with Prometheus Dance from 2011–2012, along with other dance companies local to Boston. He then moved to New York City to dance in a work by Itzik Galili at the Metropolitan Opera from 2013-2014. He recently completed the Master of Fine Arts program within the Creative Practice: Dance Professional Practice Pathway at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London. He is currently a core member and trainee program manager with Boston Dance Theater.
Kayla is a performer, dance teacher, choreographer and Massachusetts native. She graduated from Marymount Manhattan College in 2019, where she studied dance with a minor in photography. During her time in NYC, Kayla has performed at the Park Avenue Armory, Dixon Place, Steps on Broadway, Carnival Choreographer’s Ball, Museum of Ice Cream and as a part of the Table of Silence Project at Lincoln Center. She has set her own work on Marymount Manhattan students, Boston Community Dance Project and Refine Dance Company. Kayla currently enjoys teaching and performing throughout the Boston area, most recently making her acting debut in the cast of Rocky Relationships at the Boston New Works Festival. A forever student, she strives to always continue learning and sharing.
Jennafa’s love of dance began at the age of 2. She entered the competitive dance world and never looked back. Her technique is on point! She has held many Regional and National Dance titles including Modeling. Top Soloist won her the honor of dancing in her first televised appearance. She also, was selected to attend Boston Ballet School of Dance on a free scholarship. She has judged many Regional Dance Competitions, was the head instructor for several years choreographing the opening and closing numbers, along with pursuing her dream of becoming an NBA Dancer for several years. She’s had the privilege of experiencing what it was like to be part of a World Championship Team. All while staying HUMBLE! Her passion in life is not only to educate, but share every aspect that comes along with dance.
To enhance every child’s full potential to become their own artists. Her end goal is to have each child be confident, treat their fellow teammates with respect and to push them to be proud of who they are and what life means to them. To never give up, as life will throw you many curve balls, you will always have your dance education to fall back on. Not every child is born to be a star – however giving your best is all that is asked and this education cannot be taken from you. Though her nick name may be MINI, she stands tall in the dance world and her love for the art of dance does not fall short of anything but mighty. She looks forward to this new season full of fresh new faces and sharing her dance creativity with all of you!