Our Staff.....

Liza Indiciani
Liza has been a dance educator for the past 23 years. She has served as an inspirational role model through her teachings to both recreational and competitive dancers. Ms. Indiciani is a graduate of Roger Williams University where she attained her bachelors degree studying Business Management and Dance. At Roger Williams University, she was a member of their prestigious Dance Theatre which gave her experiences and training from the Alvin Ailey Dance Company and dancers from numerous Broadway productions.
Over the past several years, her choreography has taken students to win numerous high scoring routines and choreography awards at both the regional and national level. She has also choreographed and trained numerous title winners. Several of her former students have gone on to pursue a professional career in dance featuring theater, stage and teaching.
Liza enjoys passing on her love and passion for dance through teaching. She combines enthusiasm, excitement and positive encouragement to provide a wonderful learning experience for all students.

Alissa Hartley
Alissa Hartley began her dance training at the age of 3 with Bill Fowler Dance Studio where she studied all forms of dance. She competed at many regional and national competitions, where she received several awards both as a soloist and in group routines. She graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 2002 with a Doctorate in Pharmacy. She was a member of the URI Dance Team and served as the president of the URI Dance Company. She currently teaches tap and musical theater for the competitive program at Liza's. Her routines have won multiple regional and national awards, and her students have placed for both regional and national titles. She has been recognized for her choreography by American Dance Awards by receiving the "Choreographer of the Year" award, "Diamond Choreography" awards, and has received choreography awards from several other nationally recognized competition organizations. She guest teaches master tap classes and judges at regional competitions. Alissa still studies tap in NYC and at conventions with internationally recognized tappers such as Jason Samuels Smith, Michelle Dorrance, Derrick Grant, and Barbara Duffy to name a few. Alissa strives to instill a strong work ethic in all of her students and aspires to share her passion for dance with all.

Jackie Reppucci
Jackie Reppucci began studying dance at the age of three at the Fowler Dance Studio in Medford, MA. Joining the competitive team at age seven, Jackie achieved numerous solo, duo and group awards at the regional and national level, including "American Dance Awards Dancer of the Year" in 2000 for her tap solo. She graduated Cum Laude from Fitchburg State University in 2011, and received her post baccalaureate certificate in Paralegal Studies in 2012.
Jackie began her teaching career at Liza's Studio in 2004, instructing at the recreational and competitive levels. Her choreography was recognized by American Dance Awards by receiving the "Young Choreographer of the Year" award, and the "Diamond Choreography" award. Her students have achieved numerous first and second place solo and group awards, including "American Dance Awards Petite Dancer of the Year," and "Dance Xplosion First Place Petite Soloist". Jackie enjoys sharing her passion for dance with her students, and encourages a fun and creative atmosphere.

Jenrett Doucett
Jenrett hails from Danvers, Massachusetts where she discovered her love for dance. As a young dancer, she trained in all areas of dance. After receiving numerous awards as a competition dancer, she attended the University of Hartford as a dance performance major. She has had the opportunity to perform in pieces created by Alla Nikitina, Katie Stevinson-Nollet, Amy Marshall, Ralph Perkins, and Scott Rink. Jenrett also received the great opportunity to play the role of Lady Capulet in the Hartt School's production of Romeo & Juliet. In April of 2006, she premiered her first choreographic work on a main stage as part of the Hartt School's senior dance major compositions. She is pleased to have now joined the staff at the Liza Indiciani Studio of Dance and looks forward to passing on her love of dance.

Richard Cushing
Richard is an aspiring dancer, choreographer and teacher. Richard began his training with Liza Indiciani at the age of 9. Over the past many years, he has been intensely studying Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyric, Contemporary and Hip-Hop. He has been recognized for his talents by holding many titles such as Teen Mr. Starquest, Mr. and Junior Mr. Dance Xplosion, Junior and Senior Mr. Global Dance International, and the Regional Dancer of the Year at American Dance Awards. Mr. Cushing has also received the "Future Star Award" presented by Dance Spirit Magazine at International Dance Challenge and was recognized as "Young Choreographer of The Year" at American Dance Awards. He has also been a scholarship recipient from "The Pulse" convention to train and work along side with many prestigious choreographers as Mia Michaels, Wade Robson, Tyce Diorio, Brian Friedman, and Chris Judd. Richard is currently studying dance arts and choreography at Marymount Manhattan College in New York. There he is studying from top ranking teachers and world renowned choreographers as well as furthering his love and passion for dance. Richard thoroughly enjoys sharing his knowledge and love for dance with students of all ages and levels.

Sarah Slifer
Sarah Slifer Swift is dance educator, performer, and choreographer. She attended George Washington University on a Performing Arts Scholarship, graduating in 1996 with a BA in Philosophy of Science and a minor in Dance. Sarah worked as a dancer for several choreographers and companies, including Vincent Cacialano, the Maida Withers Dance Construction Company, Caitlin Corbett, and Ballet Theater of Boston. She has taught at Boston Ballet School, Salem State University, George Washington University, Dance Base in Edinburgh, Scotland, and Amsterdam College of Art, the Netherlands. Her own choreographies and improvisational performances have been on national and international stages, and she received a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in Choreography(2010). She has been teaching for LISD since 2005. Please visit her website at www.sliferswift.com

Sierra Surette
Sierra Surette has been a dance instructor for the past 9 years. She is on faculty at several dance studios throughout New England where she teaches multiple styles of dance to students of all ages. A long time student of Bryan Steele, Ms. Surette studied all forms of dance from modern and jazz to musical theater and tap with the most accomplished teachers in the area. Her jazz and tap choreography has been performed and recognized at many regional and national competitions. Sierra continues to share her knowledge of technique and passion for the art of dance with her many students.

Michelle Harrington
Michelle began studying dance at the age of 6 studying Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical, Hip-Hop and Musical Theatre. She was also a part of a competition dance team where she competed and achieved several top score awards for her groups, duos and solos. Michelle has been teaching dance since 1999 and her students have won several top score and special judges awards. Michelle began her career here at Liza's studio in 2011, and is currently teaching recreational and competitive level classes from pre-school through teens. Michelle also works closely with several other children's programs including dance camps and summer programs for children of all ages. Michelle enjoys sharing her passion for dance with all of her students every day!

Caitlin Pesce
Caitlin is a former graduate of Mercyhurst College where she attained her degree in Dance. Her professional experiences include performances and principal roles with The Colorado Ballet Company, Lake Erie Ballet Theatre, The Roxy Ballet in Pennsylvania and the North Star Ballet of Alaska. She is currently on staff at The Northeast School of Ballet as well as the assistant to the director for many Ballet Productions including the Nutcracker. Caitlin enjoys teaching Ballet to students of all ages.

Megan Davis
Megan began her dance training at age 3. She has studied ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary and hip hop. Over her career Megan has studied with some of the most sought after instructors and choreographers in the world.
In the summer of 2003, Megan worked as a singer/dancer in the show "This is Octoberfest" at Busch Gardens, Williamsburg. The next summer she was chosen to train with the River North Chicago Dance Company under the direction of Frank Chaves. In 2009 Megan resided in New York City where she was an intern at the Broadway Dance Center, training intensely to perfect her craft. Her film/print work includes being a two time contestant for Fox's hit reality show So You Think You Can Dance, season 5 being in the final 37 girls of vegas week and a featured performer and final 65 total contestant for season 7. You can also catch Megan modeling for Dance Spirit Magazine in their May/June 2009 issue.
Megan's choreography highlights include American Dance Awards 4 time regional young choreographer of the year along with ADA's diamond choreography winner. In the 2010 season alone, Megan was awarded with the choreography award at the past 8 competitions her dancers attended.
As a dancer, instructor and choreographer, Megan wishes to inspire her students and in turn be continually inspired by them. As a choreographer she hopes to continue to push new movement, strong technique and emotional commitment.

Holly Croteau
Holly grew up in Hooksett, NH where she started her dance career at the age of 3. She has had many opportunities to train with teachers and choreographers around the nation. She has a very strong background in ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary and modern and extensive knowledge and exposure from being part of a National Dance Competition Team in which she won numerous High Scores and Titles.
Holly graduated from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Dance with a double concentration in Ballet and Jazz. While at Point Park, Holly had the privilege to study with many famous teachers and choreographers such as Ron Tassone (former Broadway star), Kiesha Lalama-White (famous Choreographer), Susan Stowe (former Principal Ballerina of Ballet Austin and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre), Jason McDole, (former dancer of David Parsons and Robert Battle), Nicholas Petrov (founder of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre & Point Park University Dance Department), and Lindy Mandrajieff, (Former Principal Ballerina of ABT).
Holly has been choreographing all around New England for the past 4 years. She has won numerous high score and choreography awards, both regionally and nationally. She has also choreographed solos that have won regional titles and have gone onto nationals to place in the Top 5. Holly has also been a guest teacher to studios throughout New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
Holly has an extensive amount of teaching experience and looks forward to inspiring and encouraging each of her students to find the love of dance the way she has.

Zach Galasso
Zach Galasso has been dancing for over 16 years. He began his training at Broadway Dance Academy in Tewksbury, MA and was a member of the competitive program for 10 years. Zach attended Hofstra University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Art's in Radio Production & Communications. At Hofstra, Zach was a four year member and senior captain of the Hofstra University Dance Team. While on the team, he won two Division One National Titles in 2012 and 2013 at the Universal Dance Association Collegiate National Championship. He also appeared, with his team, on ESPN and Good Morning America. In addition to being a dancer, Zach has been teaching and choreographing for 10 years. He started teaching at Broadway Dance Academy and local studios in the Massachusetts area. As a college student at Hofstra University, he was on staff with local studios in Long Island, New York. He is now an associate choreographer for TRA Choreography, working with high school and college dance teams. Zach also auditioned for season 12 of the Fox hit show "So You Think You Can Dance". Zach made it to the final callbacks in Las Vegas and made it to the second round.
Zach is eager and excited to come on board to the LISD staff. He is hoping to instill strong technique, a disciplined work ethic and pass along his passion for dance in all subjects.