Masters Dance Academy
We are passionate teachers and choreographers who want to deliver high quality dance education in a nurturing environment that will encourage your children to shine!
Bekah Blair started Masters Dance Academy with over a decade of choreography and teaching experience. Her beautiful choreography reflects a deep belief in the importance of performance quality and emotional connection. She has a strong and diverse background in many forms of dance including ballet, jazz, contemporary, and musical theater. Before starting Masters Dance Academy, she was teaching at Needham Dance Theater and choreographing for their competitive dance team for 5 years. She is also the Dance Department head at Charles River Creative Arts Program. She has a B.A. in Dance Education and a Masters degree in Social Work. She brings positivity and encouragement to each of her students in the classroom and creativity and drama to the stage!
Jessie Manning began dancing at the age of three. In high school, she spent her days and nights dancing between Pebblebrook High School’s Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts and Roswell Dance Theater. As a dance major at Point Park University, she had the opportunity to dance with Texture Contemporary Ballet and perform at Jazz Dance World Congress. After University, Jessie danced and traveled the world with Royal Caribbean Productions. She moved to Atlanta after ships and began teaching ballet and modern at two local studios. Jessie is excited to join the Masters Dance Academy team!
Anna is extremely passionate about teaching and choreographing, and loves dance more than anything else! She trained in all styles, growing up at Patti Eisenhauer Dance Center and then later pursued dance in college. She currently works with competitive companies teaching tap and choreographing with a focus on tap. She works with children of all ages & abilities. Outside of dance, Anna has a bachelor's degree in psychology and childhood studies from Bridgewater State University.
Lauren Picard began dancing at the age of three. She progressed into learning various styles of dance including: tap, jazz, acrobat, lyrical and pointe. She also participated in both Junior and Senior Company dance teams at her childhood studio. As Lauren’s dance journey progressed, she began teaching with a focus specializing in ballet, jazz and acrobat. She holds a B.A. in Business Management and Marketing as well as an MBA with a concentration in Management from The College of Our Lady of the Elms. Lauren continues to take adult tap and jazz classes weekly and is extremely excited to join the MDA team and dance with you!
Zoe Habershaw began dancing at 8 years old. She danced competitively and has been cross-functionally trained in ballet, contemporary, hip hop, jazz and jazz funk. She has just graduated from Stonehill College, where she was studying Health Sciences with a concentration in nutrition. She continues to take various dance classes at both Stonehill and in the city of Boston. In her freshman year of college, Zoe began training for NFL and NBA professional dance teams. She currently trains with former New England Patriots Cheerleaders, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders and Celtics Dancers and is in the process of auditioning for these dream teams. In addition to Zoe’s dance journey, she teaches barre and other fitness classes at various studios in Rhode Island and now, MDA!