Darcy first opened the Dance Academy in 2004! She has been happily sharing her love for dance with her students for the last nineteen years. Darcy took her first dance class at the age of three and has been dancing ever since. As a young dancer she enjoyed performing with the Northeastern Youth Ballet and Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre. Darcy is a graduate of Salem State College, having majored in Business Administration and Dance concentartion. During her years at SSC Darcy was an active member with the Repertory Dance Theatre, serving as the clubs' president and was also a member of the Boston Cannons Dance Team for the professional lacross team of New England. Darcy is a member of Dance Teachers Club of Boston/AS, where shas has served on the nomination committee and as a former DETC Advisor. Darcy also a member of Dance Masters of New England Chapter 5. When Darcy is not at the studio she is a busy mom of three beautiful kids!
Ella is a Boston-based dancer and performer. Ella started dancing at the age of three and hasn't stopped. As a young dancer Ella enjoyed performing in local Nutcrackers and was a member of the USA Dance Team. Ella is currently in school studing Message Therapy. Ella is excited about returing to teach again this year at DDA and can't wait to start getting her hiphop groove on with her classes!
Olivia is a Boston-based dance teacher and choreographer. Olivia began dancing at the age of three. At the age of sixteen she joined the Boston Tap Company where she performed at different venues across New England. Olivia graduated from Dean College in 2021 with a bachelor's degree in Dance. Olivia's true passion is teaching, as she always strives to create an exciting & welcoming envorioment for her students to learn and thrive.
Libby currently attends Simmons University and is working towards her bachelor's of Exercise Science & doctorate of Physical Therapy degrees. As a young dancer Libby performed in local Nutcracker productions with the Boston Dance Company and also the Melrose Youth Ballet. Libby was an apprentice with the Aurora Borealis Dance Company and danced as a memebr of the Turn It Up National Dance Team. Libby is thrilled to have the opportunity to teach the next generation of DDA dancers and share her love and passion for dance!
Flora began dancing at the age of two. During her 17 years of dancing she won multiple scholarships, awards, regional/national titles, and self-choreography awards. Flora has worked with talented dance phototgraphers including Jordan Matter and Shark Cookie. In 2018 Flora was awarderd an invatiation and scholarship to attend the Bolshoi Ballet Summer Intensive for YAGP's Larissa Saveliev. Flora was also mentored and trained with Alex Wong. You can find Flora on this year's Season 17 of So You Think You Can Dance as top 12 girls, and top 24 overall.