Now I’ve spent most of the Summer in and out of the hospital, a couple of surgeries one expected and one dreaded and then one surprise surgery. I am recouping well. Meanwhile, I have been reorganizing the Centre of Movement. So far, I am liking how it’s shaping up. We have some new and some old locations and a great staff some new and some old and in spite of a few other surprises … we have started our Fall Schedule. If you aren’t dancing yet this Fall, it’s probably time to give us a call and get you or your children signed up for classes. The Centre of Movement school of performing arts primary location is now the Limington Studio at 60 Ossipee trail (Rte 25) in Limington. We also have classes in Gorham, Portland, and Westbrook and we are working out the details for classes at the Schoolhouse Arts Center in Standish. We have a very talented staff. Let me introduce them to you!
Emma Tompkins: A very talented dancer, and teacher. Most of her training was at Maine State Ballet, but I have had the opportunity to have her in Centre of Movement classes and productions for the past few years. She is working on her college degree and is on the Board of Directors for Vivid Motion. We a very happy to have her working with us.
Kai Brown: Most of you already know Kai (Kaya Brown). You have seen her dance for years in Centre Recitals, and numerous Centre productions. She has performed in several shows at the Biddeford City Theater. Kai is currently rehearsing for A Christmas Carol at Lyric Theater, Working & going to College, and we are very happy that she has joined the Centre of Movement teaching staff.
Paul McIntosh: Paul has been studying dance with Ms Vicky at the Centre of Movement for 14 plus years. He is also teaching for the Centre and is a member of the “Happy Hoofers” tap dance company. Paul McIntosh is currently choreographer for “A Christmas Carol” at Lyric Music Theater in So. Portland. He spent 3 years at Dean College working towards his degree in dance and theater. We are pleased to have Paul on staff at the Centre with his strong ability and passion for dance and theater.
Vicky Lloyd: Began to study Ballet at the age of eight. After that it was a matter of adding one more kind of dance class after another, then gymnastics, theater, voice etc. Began teaching at 14, choreographing at 12, Ballet Company ages 15 thru 17, Model, Apprentice Summer Stock 13 thru 16, Actors Equity at 18, Professional Productions include; Damn Yankees, Kismet, L’il Abner, The Bells are Ringing, Auntie Mame, Kiss Me Kate and more. Competition Judge and master teacher and board member for Dance Educators of America. Have had the pleasure of seeing many of my students become professional Performers, Teachers, and Choreographers. Never stop learning, sharing knowledge and caring about others. Loves being a Mother, Grand Mother & Great Grand Mother.