Our Faculty

Amy DeFeudis

Owner & Director

Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Tap, DDC

Dancers Making Waves Co-Chair

Amy began her dance training at the age of 6 in Worcester, MA with Paula (Zawalich) St. George & Pamela (Polo) Moscatelli.  Training as a fierce competitor from a young age, Amy earned numerous awards as both a solo & team performer.  She instantly fell in love with both performing and teaching dance; developing a versatile style that she was determined to bring to the Cape. 

 

Amy expanded her dance training with some of the Masters of Dance including Joe Tremaine, Doug Caldwell, Sam Fiorello, Joe Lanteri and Suzi Taylor; in NYC at the Broadway Dance Center & Steps on Broadway; as well as with the renowned Jeanette Neill Dance Studio in Boston, MA.  She furthered her education as a Child Psychology major at Worcester State College and still continues her dance teacher education at dance seminars and workshops across the country today.  

Amy's own performance highlights include Dancer in DisneyWorld (Orlando, FL); Cast member with the New England Children's Theater (MA); Ensemble in a tribute to Bob Fosse (Boston, MA); & Dancer for a Boston based entertainment company from 1995-2000.  Amy still teaches Master classes throughout New England, has judged for regional dance competitions & has even lent her award winning choreography to the Barnstable High School cheerleaders!  She is always honored when her work receives special recognition but she remains most proud that her dancers are consistently recognized for their character behind the scenes wherever they perform.  

 

"Mama D" alumni can currently be found performing professionally with the Caribbean & Carnival cruise lines; signed with top talent agencies; performing with top artists including Katy Perry; on pro athletic dance teams including the incredibly selective Knicks City Dancers, Patriots Cheerleaders & the Boston Celtics Dancers; in television appearances; and majoring in dance with National & International collegiate programs!!  Her greatest life accomplishment, however, is becoming Mama D to her own 3 beautiful children & watching them grow up here on the Cape & within her studio family!  

 

Amy encourages all of her dancers, whatever their chosen path in life, to work tirelessly at achieving their dreams ... just like she did!!!  

Kelly Thind

Assistant Director

Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, DDC

Dancers Making Waves Co-Chair

Kelly started dancing at the age of 3 at Dance Designs.  She was trained in Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Lyrical and was an original member of the Dance Designs Company under the direction of Amy DeFeudis until she graduated high school in 2005.  Kelly continued her training at Marymount Manhattan College as a BFA from 2005 -2006 and then transferred to University of South Florida where she double majored and received her BFA with a Ballet Performance concentration and her BA in business.  While in college

she had the opportunity to perform for renowned choreographers such as Gretchen Ward Warren, members of the Trisha Brown Company, John Parks formerly of Alvin Ailey and Sascha Radetsky of American Ballet Theater.

 

While in school Kelly performed part time at Busch Gardens Tampa and taught Ballet at America’s Ballet School in Tampa, FL.  She had the opportunity to perform in 3 DisneyWorld

parades as a guest to the choreographer’s assistant and other small productions in the

Tampa Bay area.  In 2009, Kelly returned to Cape Cod to be near family and continue her true passion of teaching dance. She has been faculty at Dance Designs since 2009 and became our Assistant Director in 2014!  Kelly's choreography has won numerous awards at both regional and national competitions and her choreographic concepts have also received special recognition. Kelly is now a married mom to two girls, living in Centerville, MA and living her dream of teaching

dance.

Norah Dale-Allen

Ballet, Pointe, Adult Ballet

Keith Silva

Hip Hop

Kara Vose

Creative Dance, Musical Theater, Ballet/Jazz/Tap Combo

Kara Marie Vose began dancing at the age of three and was trained by some of the most esteemed teachers of our time.  Kara’s favorite teacher, who inspired her to fall in love with dance,  was Sherry Gold (Rennie & Rhee Gold’s mother of The Gold School in MA).  Kara moved to Cape Cod in 1998 where she taught dance in Sandwich until 2015.  Kara taught Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical & Hip Hop to students of all ages and has also choreographed many award-winning competition pieces.  As a teacher and mentor for more than half of her life, dance has inspired her to be a positive role model for her students.  “It is not just about the steps and the dances you learn, it is the love and acceptance you feel of being a part of something and belonging to a family that will encourage you to express yourself in one of the most beautiful art forms in this life.”

We are thrilled to welcome Kara to the Dance Designs family where she will help nurture our most precious students!

Alexis Karras

Administrative Assistant, Production Assistant

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