GINA FLAHERTY, Owner, Director, Instructor of Gina's Studio
Gina’s passion for dance and fitness is clearly visible when she teaches and shares her love of dance with others. Her classes offer an encouraging and positive atmosphere where students of all ages and abilities thrive. Gina’s depth of dance knowledge and breadth of experience enable her to bring a variety of dance elements to her classes so that everyone feels energized, engaged and inspired. Gina loves seeing her students take pride in their achievements in class and support each other both on and off of the dance floor.
Gina began her formal dance education and training in 1975 under a number of the area’s leading dance instructors. Her formal dance training began with Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Hip-Hop, and she continually attends master classes, fitness workshops and dance conventions. She also enjoys choreographing for many dance troupes, dance schools and musical theatre programs in the Boston area. She has now expanded her solid dance and fitness foundation to teach Zumba Basic 1, Zumba Basic 2, Zumbatomic (a Zumba program just for kids), and Zumba Toning, striking a healthy balance between the beauty of dance and the hard work of fitness that results in a sense of joy and accomplishment. Off the dance floor, her greatest joy is being a mom and watching her son and daughter grow up and experience life!
Michelle Hogan received her classical ballet education at the School of American Ballet, the official school of the New York City Ballet. She studied under some of the most distinguished dancers and choreographers of her day including George Balanchine, Alexandra Danilova, Muriel Stuart, and Jacques D’Amboise. She was also a member of the Joffrey Ballet touring company. She has performed repertory at Lincoln Center, NYC Center, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, NYU and Jacob’s Pillow. A graduate of NYC’s High School of Performing Arts (“Fame”), Michelle holds a BA in Theatre Arts Education from Boston University. She has taught ballet for over forty years to pre-professionals, university students, adults and children.
Nicole is a fun and creative spirit with a love of people and a passion for dance. Nicole is a recent graduate of Dean College with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Dance as well as a Bachelor’s of Science in Business. She has been training in dance since she was three years old with Janice Zawodny and four years of dance with Dean College’s Joan Phelps Palladino School of Dance. Nicole has also danced for the New England Patriots during the NFL Kick-Off Show in 2017, performing for 68,000 people. Nicole has studied extensively with Bill Evans, as well as Jill Silverman, Todd Shanks, Jean Wenzel, Lindsey Klein, Melissa Amershek, and many more professionals. Nicole teaches Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Lyrical, and Musical Theatre Dance. In addition, she is also the choreographer for The Acton Cooperative Theater in Acton, MA as well as Superstar Productions in Harvard, MA.
Wendy is a licensed Zumba Instructor whose passions include singing, cross country skiing, soccer, basketball, running, all kinds of dance, yoga and Pilates. Wendy is also a development and finance consultant for owners and builders of affordable and mixed income rental housing developments. She is married with two teenage children, whom she adores.