We offer a well-rounded staff to educate your dancers. Learn more about our staff members below:
Lauren Angelo, Director/Owner
Miss Lauren is a native of Saugus and started dancing at the age of three. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Dance at Dean College in 2015 (Joan Phelps Palladino School of Dance) graduating magna cum laude. During her time at Dean, she studied under many renowned dance educators-Jill Silverman, Joan Phelps Palladino, Rose Pasquarello-Beauchamp, Ricardo Foster and other choreographers. She has danced various styles including jazz, tap, ballet, pointe, hip hop, contemporary and modern. Lauren has also attended various dance conventions and workshops including Dance Teacher’s Club of Boston. She has performed and competed with a dance company in 2013 in numerous places around the East Coast, including World of Dance Boston, Elements at Boston University, Bentley University and Prelude New England Dance Competition in New Jersey where the company placed second overall. Lauren has also performed in Dean College’s Production “Dance Company: Backstage” in a piece choreographed by Ricardo Foster. Lauren went on to develop adaptive and inclusive programs at Dance Junction alongside the general dance curriculum. She is currently an ABA tutor in addition to her role as a studio owner. She cannot wait to work with your dancers and provide them the road to success in dance.
Anna Witkowski, Dance Company Coach, Choreographer
Anna Witkowski began her dance training at the young age of three, where she found her passion for dance. Growing up attending a local dance studio, she studied a variety of dance styles and was a competitive dancer, competing in Regional and National Competitions up and down the East Coast. She went on to study dance and dance production, theory, and composition at Stonehill College where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Visual and Performing Arts with a concentration in Dance. There, Anna was a dancer and choreographer for the Stonework’s Dance Company, an instructor of the Dance Outreach Program, a performer for the Mayfair Festival of Boston, as well as a two-time finalist in Team Dance at the National Dance Alliance Collegiate Competition with the Stonehill Dance Team. After college, the dancing never stopped. Miss Anna has continued her dance career choreographing and teaching at local dance studios for all age and dance levels. Her choreography has been recognized in multiple dance competitions receiving high scores, special awards, and top placements. Anna continues her own dance education by attending dance classes and conferences instructed by some of the most outstanding names in the dance industry in cities like New York and Boston. As a dancer, instructor, and choreographer, Anna prides herself in creating a fun, enthusiastic, hard working atmosphere enriched with artistic expression in every class to build a memorable and positive experience for every dancer who walks in. She always encourages all of her dancers to dream beyond the stars and is so excited to share her passion of dance with each and every one of them.
Debi Cocco, Tap, Competition Team Choreographer
Debi is an active member of both professional teacher organizations, dance teachers club of boston and dance masters of america. She is a former studio owner that has taught at many studios throughout New England. She has been on faculty at many conventions and workshops including dance teacher live conference. She not only has judged competitions but her students continually achieved many overall and high score awards. She has taught at many dance intensives throughout mass and New Hampshire. She continues her education by attending seminars, classes, and conventions in New York, Vegas, and California. Debi is excited to share her knowledge and passion for dance with her students!
Lori Egan, Creative Movement, Tap, Pre-ballet
Lori completed the Dance Education Training Course of Dance Teacher’s Club of Boston, Inc. and the American Society (DTCB/AS). She holds a BA in Psychology from Merrimack College with a minor in Elementary Education. Lori is a counselor for Summer Camp Fire Program with training in their after-school program, working with children in pre-school through grade 5. She is currently an elementary school teacher. Lori studied with Sandra’s School of Dance from the age of 5.
Kathleen Donahue, Competition Choreographer, Ballet
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Kelsie Crowley, Hip Hop, Competition Choreographer
A 22 year old professional dancer from Boston, Massachusetts, currently dancing on Unyted Stylez Hip Hop crew run by Ricardo Foster Jr., based out of Boston. Having trained and studied in numerous forms of dance since an early age, and and recently graduated from the Dean College Joanne Palladio School Of Dance with her B.A. in Dance and B.S. in Business. Though not limited to, she is know for her Hip Hop choreography and performing. Having done multiple professional performances such as concerts and music videos, as well as being invested in her students she teaches. Kelsie has been teaching numerous styles of dance including Hip Hop, Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, Musical Theater, Lyrical, Ballet, Technique, Stretch and Strengthening. Her classes range in ages of to children and adults, 2-18+, and she had been teaching for the past 7 years. Kelsie has a love and passion for teaching, and strives in advancing dancers not only physically but also with the knowledge and love of dance.
Linda Krause, Office Manager
Linda is our trusted office manager who shares her love of dance with all students and families that come to Dance Junction. She is an extremely active member in both the Saugus and Lynn communities but she always finds time to study tap at Dance Junction. She is your go-to for any billing and emails!