Raquelle opened Raquelle's Institute of Dance & Fitness in September 1997 with the intention of passing on the art of dance to her students. Learning to dance instills self confidence, self esteem, discipline, respect, responsibility, poise, grace an … show more
Raquelle opened Raquelle's Institute of Dance & Fitness in September 1997 with the intention of passing on the art of dance to her students. Learning to dance instills self confidence, self esteem, discipline, respect, responsibility, poise, grace and coordination. Such positive life skills obtained for both children and adults are wonderful benefits achieved through learning the art of dance.
Raquelle started dance and gymnastics at the age of three with Mary Jane Strondak of Methuen and continued her Training at Interstate Gymnastics, The Dance Theatre of Boston, The Ballet Theatre of Boston and Sherry Gold's Dance Unlimited. She studied extensively with such renowned teachers as Gus Giordano, David DiMarie, Judy Ann Bassing, Beverly Fletcher, Sherry, Rennie and Rhee Gold, Kathy Kozul and Roseann Ridings. Raquelle has studied and is proficient in Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Lyric, Adage, Musical Theatre, Modern and Hip-Hop. Raquelle has performed professionally at the Jukebox and The Roxy in Boston, Shout in New York, for Norwegian Cruise Lines and Opryland U.S.A.. She has traveled to Japan to perform in the World Show, Minikami and in World Show II at the Keio Plaza, Tokyo. She has performed on stage at the Grande Ole Opry, has made a video with Dolly Parton and performed in the show “Riders in the Sky” with Reba McIntyre. She has also done several industrials for Tellos, Reebok, Super 8, Khakas Furs and Scitex Industries with Sandy Patti and Gary Morris.
Raquelle began her teaching career in 1984. Prior to opening her own studio she taught dance, gymnastics, aerobics and fitness at a variety of facilities throughout Massachusetts. She has also taught for the dance programs at Phillips Academy in Andover, MA and Boston College. Raquelle now serves in the Army Reserves as a Medic with the 804th Medical Brigade out of Devens, MA. She is certified in CPR, ACLS and is nationally registered as an EMT-B. It is our philosophy that dance provide children with...