My name is Stacia Boudreault. I have lived in the Boston area most of my life. I lived in New York for five years and relocated to Lake Wylie, South Carolina and have been living here for 12 years. I graduated from Bridgewater State College in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts/Theatre and Performing Arts degree. Although I have worked in several office jobs including banks, insurance agencies, law offices and medical and legal transcription, I felt that without dancing and singing I could not be truly fulfilled.
I began taking dancing lessons when I was two years old and I have been teaching and choreographing dance routines since the age of 15. I have instructed a wide variety of groups of children and young adults ranging from the ages of two through 16, many of which have never had previous dance experience and training. I am proficient in tap, jazz, classical, and lyrical ballet (beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels) and beginner hip-hop. I have also instructed summer dance camps for several years, which includes conditioning and the use of props with creative movement and dance.
I have attended several dance conventions in New York City, was Dance Captain of my Dance Troupe for three years in a row, and received two “Student of the Year” awards. Our Dance Troupe performed in New York City where we were the recipients of multiple awards for performances in tap, jazz, and lyrical ballet.
I have instructed and choreographed several college theatrical productions, which include Into the Woods, As You Like It, and Kismet. I have also modeled and choreographed models for wedding expos in Boston, Massachusetts, for which they did not have prior dance experience. I also enjoyed being a tour guide for two summer seasons at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
I have performed in various musical theatrical productions, including productions with Silver Lake Regional High School, Bridgewater State College, and professional theatrical productions with the Publik Theater in Boston and the MacHaydn Theatre in New York. (Two of the New York productions were Broadway-directed.) In college, I was nominated for the Irene Acting Award by theatre adjudicators for my roles in two theatrical productions, which include Portable Pioneer and Prairie Show and an original play works. Other productions include Once Upon A Mattress, Pippin, Fiddler on the Roof, Into the Woods, As You Like It, Guys and Dolls, Crazy for You, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Sugar Babies.
In addition to dance and theatre, I am a professionally trained soloist and vocal instructor, instructing both children and adults. I primarily sing in wedding ceremonies, theatrical productions, chorale groups, and in church services. My song styles include jazz, blues, pop, classical, and opera. I was given the opportunity in college to tour Eastern Europe with my Chamber Choir where we performed in Latvia, Lithuania, Czechoslovakia, and Russia. Our choir has also performed in other countries including Bulgaria, Hungary, and Italy. Our music selections included foreign languages such as Latin, French, Italian, German, Latvian, Lithuanian, Bulgarian, Czechoslovakian, and Russian.
Other experiences include instructing gymnastics and acrobatics. Primary skills include proper warm-up and conditioning, spotting the students and teaching proper technique in all floor skills and on all gymnastic equipment, and teaching ribbon dancing and floor routines.
I have been fortunate enough to work at a job that I absolutely love and I am so excited about Adagio School of Dance and Performing Arts! I am honored to finally have the amazing opportunity of owning a dance and performing arts studio!