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Riley's Holiday Benefit


Sunday, December 3rd

11:00am, and 1:00 pm

Enfield High School


Tickets go on sale November 6th.

Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at the desk.

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    K.T Riley DaSilva
     

    K.T grew up dancing at Riley's as it was her mother, Marion Walsh Riley's dance studio. K.T. continued her dance education at Central Connecticut State University. She studied dance under Catherine Fellows. K.T. has been teaching for over 40 years, and has taken her students all over the states to perform with dancers like Frank Hatchet, Gregory Hynes, and Savion Glover to name a few. Through Dance and her eagerness to give back to the community K.T. shapes her students to be beautiful young adults.

      

     

     


     

    Brenna DaSilva Grimson

    Brenna has followed in her families footsteps and began dancing at her mother and grandmothers studio at the age of 2 and continued dancing at Riley's until she graduated in 2004. Brenna also studied in the pre-professional program at the Hartford Ballet. Brenna toured with the Hartford Ballets production of the American Nutcracker directed By Kirk Peterson. She also performed in numerous Nutcrackers with the Albany Berkshire Ballet. Brenna Graduated from Sacred Heart University in 2008 with a BA in Business Administration with a concentration in Management. Dasilva was on the SHU dance team all four years. She was captain of the team in 2008 where they took 4th place at NDA nationals in Daytona Beach Florida. Brenna spent one summer as an NDA instructor. Since college Dasilva has been teaching full time at Riley's in addition to coaching and choreographing for numerous dance teams.

     

     


    Melissa Howe

     Melissa began dancing at Riley's School of Dance at the age of three, and continued dancing until graduating from Enfield High School in 2003.  Melissa has danced in many performances of the Albany Berkshire Ballet's rendition of The Nutcracker.  She has learned from many great dancers, including Gregory Hines and Frank Hatchett. She attended Central Connecticut State University where she was a part of Dancentral and the CCSU Dance Team. Since college, Melissa has been teaching part time at Riley's School of Dance. 

     

     

     

    Megan Blais

    Megan Blais has been a family member of Riley’s School of Dance since 1983 where at the age of three she began taking dance lessons. Megan finished her dance career and graduated from Enrico Fermi High School in 1998. Megan began teaching at Riley’s following graduation. Megan has remained committed to art of dance and has developed a vast working knowledge as she has taught ballet, tap, jazz and gymnastics. Megan is a Graduate of Springfield Technical Community College where she studied Early Childhood Education and a Graduate of Bay Path College where she earned a degree in Liberal Studies. Megan continued her education at Saint Joseph College where she received her teaching certification. Megan is currently employed by the town of Suffield, CT where she can be found teaching Kindergarten. Megan and her husband Chris, have two children Jordan and Morgan who both take lessons at Riley’s. For Megan and her family, Riley’s has truly become a family tradition. As the end of summer approaches, and the start of a new school year, this will be Megan’s 13th year teaching at Riley’s.

     

    Rachel Dubreuil

     Rachel has been dancing since age two, and joined the Riley’s family in 2002.  She continued her dance education with Riley’s until her graduation in 2012. She also attended the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts where she studied tap, ballet, and modern.  She is now a member of the class of 2016 at Westfield State University where she will graduate with a degree in Education.  She has been a member of the WSU Competitive Dance Team where they have placed first in New England for a consecutive three years.  She continues her senior year on the team as captain where she will choreograph and lead them to UDA Nationals.  She began assistant teaching in 2010 and has continued her dance education any way she can taking classes in NYC and master classes.

     

     


     

     

     

     

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    Jill Grey

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Laura Fetko

    Laura is from Ellington, Connecticut, she started dancing at Riley’s School of Dance at the age of 3, she continued at Riley’s until graduating high school in 2010, where after she went to Dean College.  Laura graduated Dean in 2014 with a Baccalaureate degree in Dance, and an Associate degree in Exercise Science.  She has studied an array of styles including jazz, lyrical, tap, ballet, modern, and hip hop just to name a few. Laura has choreographed and performed in a multitude of Dean College performances.  Laura also had the opportunity to choreograph for Evening Delight hosted by the Dance Complex in Cambridge Massachusetts, of October 2012.  She also had the opportunity to choreograph for Hatch Presenting Series hosted by Jennifer Muller/ The Works of November 2013 in New York.  Laura is also the Artistic Director of Unyted Tek’Nekz a Dance Company located in Boston, MA.