(978) 957-8668

1934 Lakeview Ave, Unit 4

Dracut, MA 01826

©2018 by 5-6-7-8 Dance Studio

FABULOUS FACULTY

JENNIFER COUGHLIN

Creative Director | 19 years

FAVORITE: JAZZ
Jennifer has been sharing her love and passion for dance since she opened her doors in 1999. She has performed professionally all over the world but found that her true calling was nurturing and inspiring young dancers here in Dracut, Massachusetts. Over the years, her students have won hundreds of awards for technique, choreography, expression, and sportsmanship and have placed in over-alls and title awards. Many of her alumni have become professional dancers and teachers/choreographers. Jens love for dance is proven daily through her teaching, faculty, and students and she always means it when she says you are part of her "Dance Family." 

SUZANNE SHAW

Studio Manager | 19 years

FAVORITE: JAZZ & TAP

Suzanne wears many hats for 5-6-7-8 Dance Studio, depending on her role that day, and does so with class and grace. She is a role model to her students and employees, and is the glue that holds everything together. Suzanne has been with our company since the very beginning and is a substantial member of our faculty. She is the "queen" of the back stage, works deeply with our Dance Team students and families as a Choreographer and Manager, and is always striving to make 5-6-7-8 the best it can be. 

ELIZABETH SHAW

Choreographer & Social Media Manager | 19 years

FAVORITE: CONTEMPORARY
Elizabeth is one of the founding students of 5-6-7-8 Dance Studio. She has been a part of every show, performance and competition since our doors opened in 1999. Her uniquely styled choreography has won numerous awards and she is constantly impressing others with her creative concepts. Elizabeth has also been a featured dancer in many movies and music videos, as well as modeling for large brands and fashion shows. 

SAMANTHA CHARETTE

Choreographer & Marketing Manager | 18 years

FAVORITE: CONTEMPORARY
Samantha started her career with 5-6-7-8 as an Assistant and quickly moved into a Teacher and Dance Team Choreographer role. Sam has taught all over New England, was the President of Middlesex Community College Dance Club, has appeared in movies, and walked in Boston Fashion Week. She is also a skilled Marketing Professional and has helped bring the business side of  5-6-7-8 to the next level. 

CHRISTINA DECKER

Choreographer | 15 years

FAVORITE: TAP
Christina has been with 5-6-7-8 for many years as a student and teacher. She is our most advanced tap instructor and choreographer, and it's no surprise since she ventures to New York to update her training monthly. She has even choreographed multiple Acapella pieces where the only music was the sounds made by her students tapping. Her bright and beautiful smile lights up her elementary classroom during the day, and our studio at night during her classes!

NICOLE DIGIORGIO

Choreographer | 8 years

FAVORITE: JAZZ
Nicole is an extremely detail oriented dancer and choreographer and it is showcased in her award-winning pieces. She comes to 5-6-7-8 with an expansive background in many styles and a 4-year Certification from the Dance Teachers Club of Boston. As an educator Nicole strives to provide a positive learning environment for her students. 

KATELIN COLLINS

Choreographer | 5 years

FAVORITE: BALLET
We're so happy to have Katelin Collins back on our roster of amazing teachers! Her combination of discipline and keen sense of technique makes her an incredible ballet and pointe teacher. She works with our beginners through to our most advanced dancers to constantly improve technique while taking proper precautions to avoid injury. 

ASHLEY DESMARAIS

Choreographer | 7 years

FAVORITE: LYRICAL
Get ready to be dazzled by the grace and flawless movements of Ashley. She specializes in Lyrical, but can teach every style to any age student. Ashley is also the captain of the UMASS Lowell Dance Team and as well as the Spinners Dance Team.

SAMMI BLADES

Choreographer | 5 years

FAVORITE: LYRICAL 
Sammi started her dance career at 5-6-7-8 as a young child, and her deep love for dance eventually landed her a spot as a teacher and choreographer for our Dance Team. She is also a member of the UMASS Lowell Dance Team as well as the Spinner's Dance Team. 

SHELBY SAWTELLE

Choreorgapher | 5 years

FAVORITE: CONTEMPORARY
Shelby started her dance career at 5-6-7-8 and quickly found a love for dance. She joined our Dance Team where she won many awards at Regional and National competitions, including Title, 1st Place Overall Solo, Duo & Trio at Elite Dance Challenge. Shelby is a member of Merrimack College Dance Team and continues to grow her career as an Instructor and Dance Team Choreographer.

KAI HOLMES

Choreographer | 2 years

FAVORITE: JAZZ FUNK

Coming to us with an impressive repertoire, we’re thrilled to have Kai Holmes as one of the newest members of the 5-6-7-8 Faculty. She was a featured dancer in Chris Brown's "Grass Ain't Greener" music video, went on tour as a back up dancer for Brooklyn Jai in China, has been in multiple opening number for Choreographers Carnival, and has performed at Club Jete in Los Angeles. Don’t miss out on the great talent this girl brings to the stage personally and through her students.

APPRENTICE TEACHERS & ASSISTANTS

We believe in the power of passing our love for dance on to others. Our Apprentice Teacher Program allows our advanced dancers to learn the process of becoming a dance teacher and choreographer.