Stephanie Bibeau found her love for dance when she was in fourth grade at Rap N Tap School Of Dance under the guidance of Carolyn Hanley-Tapley and Shantell Sabino. While Stephanie was at Rap N Tap she competed in several competitions and won numerous awards, including second place for her solo "All That Jazz" at Disney World, FL. In eighth grade she was offered the role of student assistant giving her the chance to be creative. This opened the door for job opportunities including head choreographer for the Amesbury Middle School play "Annie" in 2000 and in the High School play "The Wizard Of Oz" in 2002. While studying dance Stephanie also participated in her high school cheering team, competing and going to nationals in 1999. Attending several cheering camps she was invited to be an instructor. Stephanie furthered her dance education after graduating high school by attending Dean College Performing Arts; learning and improving her dance skills. Stephanies work experience grew by becoming a back up dancer for big artists like Sean Paul, Chaka Khan and Papa Roach. In 2003 she was invited to perform at the star 97.3 concert held at the Avalon in Boston and in 2004 she performed for over 30,000 people at the Hatch Shell in Boston for the Kiss 108 concert. In 2008 Stephanie became a Hip Hop instructor for Latitude Sports Club in Salisbury MA and found herself back at Rap N Tap teaching a variety of styles ranging from ages 4-18. Miss Stephanie is looking forward to another year of watching her students evolve and improve not only in dance but within themselves.
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Nicole Cronin found her passion for dance at an early age at Rap n’ Tap. She was instructed and trained by Carolyn Hanley-Tapley and Shantell Sabino. During her high school years she helped student teach alongside Carolyn. Nicole was in the Senior Company, Tumbling Company and competed in several competitions competing with solos, duos, trios and group routines. She attended Salem State College and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Bachelors Degree in Art. Nicole has 20 years experience of teaching young children. She has worked with ages ranging from infant to 8 years old. Nicole has her ECE certification and is ECE Director qualified. She is also a certified barre instructor and loves helping people be the best they can be. She is a passionate, caring, positive and fun teacher that motivates and encourages her students to have fun and be themselves. She is determined to give her students an amazing dance experience. Nicole is so excited to be back teaching at Rap n Tap doing what she loves
Jack Caravallo began his dance training when he was 5 years old. He found a home at Rap N Tap School of Dance and continued his passion when he turned 9 and auditioned for the Company the following year. Learning the styles of tap, jazz, ballet, modern, contemporary, lyrical, and hip-hop, Jack received incredible training and growth under the guidance of Carolyn Hanley-Tapley, Shantell Sabino, and the rest of their instructors. He received numerous special judge’s awards, national invitations, and high-score overall awards at regional competitions over his 8 years in Company until he graduated in 2018. Since graduating, Jack pursued dance with the Suffolk University Dance Company where he performed twice for the Boston Celtics pregame show and contributed choreography for semi-annual performances. During his college years he started touring with Turn It Up Dance Challenge working as backstage crew travelling around the country. He has recently continued his dance education at Salem State University under the guidance of Betsy Miller, Meghan McLyman, and Michelle Deane, where he’ll be receiving a B.A. in Contemporary Modern Dance with minors in educational studies and English in 2023. He attended the American College Dance Association conference in March 2022 where he got to take classes from college faculty and perform in Erin Hanafin’s “Seismicity”. He recently earned a Presidential Arts Scholarship in Dance for the remainder of his studies, which include classes in Modern, Ballet, Composition, West African, Street Latin, and Dance-related Anatomy. Jack is so thrilled to return home to Rap N Tap and share his passions for artistry, story-telling, and work ethic through his teaching!
Hanna Scotch - Substitute Instructor
She started dancing when she was three years old at Rap n Tap School of Dance. She continued to grow under the guidance of Carolyn Hanley-Tapley and Shantell Sabino, and when she was six years old, she was invited to join the company. For the next twelve years, she competed in several competitions, and won many awards for large group dances, small groups, duo/trios, and solos, including second overall for her solo "The Lonely" choreographed by Shantell Sabino. When she was eleven years old she was asked to be a student assistant for the 2-3 yr creative ballet/tap and the 4-5 yr ballet/jazz. She continued as a student assistant for six years with the younger dancers. She also graduated to a student instructor and helped teach company level dancers. In 2016 she was named "Student of the Year". She is now in her senior year in the Molloy College/CAP21 Musical Theatre Conservatory program, on her way to earning her B.F.A. The college auditioned 1200 people, and she was selected to be part of a class of 40. Hanna loves to create artistic pieces, and she loves working with kids.
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Krystn Cinelli has 20+ years of experience as a performing artist in various modalities including singing, dancing and acting. She grew up dancing at Rap & Tap School of Dance and was a Company member until she graduated in 2002. Krystn holds a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Sports Science from Fitchburg State University with a minor in Theater. During college, she was a part of the Dance Club for 5 years teaching Advanced Hip Hop. After starting a dance program at Dedham Health & Athletic Complex, she opened her own studio in Wakefield, MA. which she owned and operated for 10 years.
Krystn is ECE Teacher Certified, loves working with young children in any capacity and is now the Regional Director of a LEGO & Robotics STEM Program working with children ages 4-13. She is also the sole owner and operator of two thriving businesses - Health & Hope, LLC. and K. Marie Photography.
Krystn’s journey is one of love, passion, inspiration, and perseverance. She very much looks forward to teaching dance at her hometown dance studio!
Nadia Sabino - Substitute Instructor
Nadia Sabino, daughter of Shantell and granddaughter of Carolyn, grew up dancing at Rap N Tap starting at the age of 1 1/2. She began her competitive journey at the age of five, and joined her first competition team at the age of six. Throughout her years as a competitive dancer, she earned many special awards, top placements, and overall high scores along with her teammates. As well as dancing, she became a student assistant at the age of nine, working with all ages 2 and up! As she got older, she became a student choreographer for the 4-5 ballet and tap! She is currently at Bryant University studying actuarial mathematics, and has been a member of the dance team throughout college. Her and her team compete yearly at the NDA/NCA Nationals in Daytona, and she is currently one of her team’s captains!
Mackenzie Olson - Substitute Instructor
She started dancing when she was five years old at Rap n Tap and at the age of seven was invited to join the company. She competed in many competitions over the next eleven years winning numerous awards with her teammates as well as solo awards. When she was twelve years old she was asked to be a student assistant and helped with many classes from the 2-3 years to 8-10 year old classes. She was awarded student of the year in 2018. After graduating she decided to take classes at a local college and continued dancing at Rap n Tap for another two years. After a few years away from the studio she can’t wait to get back.