Meredith Pellecchia Fucile
Received a B.A. in Dance with a dual minor in Business and Psychology from Dean College where she graduated with highest honors. In her early years she trained with Kathy Kozul at Mary Flynn Murphy Dance Studio. During her four years at Dean, Meredith’s focus was on Pedagogy, Composition, The Vaganova Method and Horton Technique. She has studied and worked with masters such as Jill Silverman, Nailah Randall-Bellinger, Wyatt Jackson, Lisa Pari, Josh Hilberman, Bob Thomas, Denise Jefferson, Jay T. Jenkins, Pilobolous and the well-known NYC Rockettes. She has performed with Dean Dance Company and Dean College Dance Team. Her philosophy is teaching proper technique to her students. This allows her students to increase their strength and develop as dancers without injury to the body. Miss Meredith has taught dance at several dance studios in the Boston area. She has received many high scores and special awards for her excellence in dance and choreography. Meredith is happy to share her passion for the art of Dance, and looks forward to sharing her passion with her future students. This is Meredith's nineteenth year of teaching. Miss Meredith is very excited to start her own dance family here at Dance Xhilaration and is delighted that her dream has come true! Miss Meredith teaches Ballet, Pre-pointe, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Musical Theater and Acro at Dance Xhilaration. With a variety of offerings to choose from, we're sure you'll be happy with us here at Dance Xhilaration!
Hip Hop, Kinder-Dance & Irish Step
Meg Arrington developed her passion for teaching dance when she was assisting dance classes at her local dance studio where she grew up dancing. She continued her dance education and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance as well as an Associate of Science degree in Business from Dean College. Meg is trained in styles of ballet, tap, jazz, hiphop, modern, contemporary, lyrical and Irish Step.
Meg is a member of the National Dance Educators Organization. She enjoys continuing her education and wants to be the very best dance teacher she can be. In Meg's classes she encourages having fun, expressing oneself creatively and staying healthy through physical activity. She loves to see how much her students can grow and improve throughout the year. Meg prides herself on the safe space that she creates in all her studios, which allows her students to reach their full potential as dancers and people. She is very excited to join the DX family!
Tap & Kinder-Dance
Olivia started taking dance classes at age three and has been dancing ever since. She developed a fascination for creating at a young age and has been assisting and teaching her own dance classes since age fifteen. Aside from the training at her dance studio, Olivia joined The Boston Tap Company at age sixteen where she performed at different venues across New England. She currently is a part of DrumatiX, a tap and percussive dance company based in the Boston area. Olivia earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance from Dean College, with a concentration in Studio Management. She is always excited to share her passion for dance with students and is honored to be a part of the Dance Xhilaration staff!
Ballet & Contemporary
Elizabeth Harrison was born in Hong Kong, where she started dancing at age four. She attended Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, where she performed in Les Sylphides, Flower Festival, Paquita, The Four Temperaments, and Persistent Memory. She also danced with Hong Kong Ballet in The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, and Romeo & Juliet. She won the Hong Kong Open Dance Competition in 2007 and 2009, among other awards. Harrison graduated from the University of Oklahoma with undergraduate degrees in ballet performance and international relations and recently graduated with her Master's degree in fine arts from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. In Oklahoma, she danced as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Dew Drop Fairy in The Nutcracker, and appeared in Someday Sideways by Jock Soto, La Bayadère, La Vivandière, Cinderella, Swan Lake, Raymonda, Lakmé, and many other roles by various choreographers. In 2015, she toured with the Oklahoma Festival Ballet Company, which performed at the Haydn Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria. After a year with Cincinnati Ballet, she went on to join Milwaukee Ballet and danced with them for seven seasons. There she danced in Michael Pink's Beauty and the Beast, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, La Bohème, and Dracula, along with many other performances crafted by a myriad of choreographers. Miss Elizabeth is thrilled to instill the love of ballet into our dancers here at Dance Xhilaration and help them achieve their goals of developing great technique.
Tara Hurley grew up in Somerville where her passion for cheer and dance started at age seven. She coached high school cheerleading from 1995-2012. Along the way, she also coached at the Youth and All Star levels. Her teams earned countless league, regional and national titles. After becoming Head Cheer Coach at Somerville High School, she started directing regular youth cheer clinics for the city of Somerville. For several years, Tara ran tumbling programs at Winthrop Gymnastics Academy and for the city of Everett. Tara has held certifications with the National Federation of High School Cheerleaders, the MIAA and the MSAA for coaching instruction and safety. She was a certified Massachusetts tournament judge for seven years. In 2014, Tara started teaching dancers of all ages she has taught young dancers, beginner tap/jazz and acro. Tara’s competitive acro teams have been recognized for countless achievements over the years. Tara also worked in the early education and childcare field for almost twenty years before opening her portrait studio in 2014. Tara is very excited to join the Dance Xhilaration family!