Courtney Solsky

Courtney Solsky has been involved in dance since the age of three. Over the years she has studied Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Kickline, and cheerleading, spending all of her teen years as part of the competition team at Corinne's School of Dance. As a teen she found her love for choreography and costume design. Since then Courtney has been involved with choreography for many competition routines and recital numbers. Courtney loves working with the children teaching them to dance and to enhance their self confidence. The children’s enthusiasm gives her pure joy. When a child performs on stage or for them selves or for others they can be anything they want to be.

Kirsten Playdon
Happy Feet/Tap/Jazz/Hip Hop/A Chance To Dance

Kirsten was born in Malden, Massachusetts where she started dancing and acting at the age of five. Her first acting role was Gretel in "The Sound of Music". That started her love for the stage and proceeded to act and dance. In 1991, she moved to New Hampshire and started dancing at Corinne's School of Dance. Throughout her teen years, Kirsten had performed in numerous dance competitions in Boston and New York City. In 1996, she won top overall prize for her hip hop routine in NYC. During this time, she also studied tap at Rochester Creative Arts. Kirsten has been cast as a lead dancer in many musicals throughout the Seacoast region. One of her favorite roles was Louise from "Carousel". Also, she has been hired as a choreographer for a children's theatre company at Hackmatack Playhouse. In 2000, she started teaching at Corinne's School of Dance. In 2002, Kirsten graduated with a teaching degree in Early Childhood Education. She taught at Corinne's School of Dance and the Rochester Schools until 2009. Then she decided to become a stay at home mom. She is now happy to be back teaching again and is look forward to the new school year!

Grace Libucha

Grace Libucha began her dance training at the age of four in Farmington, Connecticut. She trained under Diana Evjen, Rebekah Barnes, and Naomi Lemire in ballet, pointe, lyrical, contemporary, jazz, and modern technique from 2006 to 2020. In 2009, she joined the Evjen Elite Dance Company and began competing in the advanced division of several regional and national competitions. Grace has had the privilege to learn from contemporary master classes yearly with prestigious choreographers such as Nick Anthony and Jaimie Goodwin. She has achieved several high score awards as well as many special awards for her mastery of contemporary storytelling and emotional commitment to her dancing. At the age of 15, she began student teaching ballet and tap classes, to eventually teach at Evjen Academy of Performing Arts from 2018 to 2020. As a teenager, Grace fell in love with sharing her passion for lyrical, jazz, and contemporary dance with younger dancers. Through teaching, she also found a passion for choreography and has most recently choreographed Farmington High School's production of Cinderella, which was recognized by Seven Angels Theater when she was awarded for Best Choreographer in June of 2020 among other high school theatrical productions in Connecticut. Grace is eager to bring her love for dance to Corinne's School of Dance, and cannot wait for the year ahead! 

Samantha Fantasia
Jazz/Modern/Lyrical/Hip Hop/Contemporary

In 2006, Sam began her dance training at Tri-Star Dance in Dover, nh until 2013 when she began dancing at Corinne’s School of Dance in Rochester, nh training in all styles including ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, kickline, hip hop, and contemporary. She also danced at The Dance Annex Studio in Kittery, ME furthering her ballet and modern training from 2014-2019. With The Dance Annex, she has had multiple opportunities to train and perform alongside the professional company. She has participated in many master classes including ballet and jazz at the Jeannette Neil Studio in Boston and tap with award winning performer and choreographer Ryan Casey at Sole City Dance. She has performed in numerous ballets par taking many roles in Sole City’s The Nutcracker (2014-2016) as well as The Dance Annex’s The Nutcracker (2016-2018). She was part of the CSD ballet company for 3 years performing in Sleeping Beauty (2017) Alice in Wonderland (2018) and The Wizard of Oz (2019). In 2019, Sam joined the dance club at Husson University. She was voted as President of the club both her junior and senior year giving her many teaching and choreography opportunities in various styles of dance as well as directing the club showcases in 2022 and 2023. On top of her dance experience, Sam has 8 years of experience working with kids and teaching. She taught dance at her local elementary school for 3 years and volunteered as an assistant teacher in the happy feet classes at Corinne’s School of Dance for 5 years. Sam graduated from Husson University in 2023 with her bachelors degree in Exercise Science. In August, she will begin her career as a certified personal trainer and has plans to further her education to get her masters degree in Strength and Conditioning to train college level athletes.

Angela Grassie
Creative Dance/Happy Feet/Ballet/Pointe/Lyrical/Tap/Kickline/Jazz/Modern/Contemporary

Angela Grassie has been dancing since the age of two at Corinne’s School of Dance in Rochester, NH. She also studied ballet, pointe, and modern at Ballet New England in Portsmouth, NH. Angela was featured in Dance Sprit Magazine for winning the Future Star Award at Pick The Stars Competition in Canada. She won title awards such as Miss Pick The Stars International (2003, 2004 & 2005) and Miss Sophisticated Productions (2004 & 2005). Angela has studied many forms of dance at Steps On Broadway and Broadway Dance Center in New York City. She received a full scholarship for the Rockette Summer Intensive in New York City and performed at Radio City Music Hall. Angela was a Rockette Teacher Assistant for the weekend Rockette Experiences and the Rockette Summer Intensives for over two years. She has traveled to New Jersey to choreograph for the Sophisticated Productions Performance Team in Atlantic City. Angela was the dance choreographer for Noble High School's performance of The Music Man in 2013. Angela has professionally performed in Ballet New England, The Dance Annex, Great Bay Academy of Dance and Sole City Dance's The Nutcracker as the Snow Queen, Rat Queen, Lead Spanish Soloist, Demi-Soloist Flower and Snow Corps. She performed in Cabaret as a Kit Kat Dancer at the Rochester Opera House. She has danced professionally with Ballet New England, The Dance Annex and Great Bay Academy of Dance's modern and jazz companies. Angela has also had the opportunity to be the choreographer for Pippin, Dog Fight and Jesus Christ Superstar at the Player's Ring in Portsmouth, NH. Angela has recently studied under Rhonda Malkin in NYC for precision dance. 

Corinne Allaire
Happy Feet/Tap/Kickline/Jazz

Corinne Allaire found her love of dance in her first tap class at the age of 6 in Saugus, Mass. at Alice McDonald School of Dance. At the age of 17, she auditioned and joined the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes in New York City for eight years. She toured with the Rockettes in Chicago, IL, Fort Worth, TX and Las Vegas, NV. Corinne's television and performance appearances include: “Night of 100 Stars” (CBS), “Liberty Weekend” (ABC), the NYC Sheraton Center and the NYC Hilton for the Alumni Charity Ball. Corinne is currently a member of the Rockette Alumni and has appeared in the Rockette's 75th Anniversary performance in NYC. Corinne has studied dance throughout New England, New York and Canada. She has been a Sophisticated Productions dance competition adjudicator since 1999 and a Master Teacher and Choreographer on the competition circuit. She owned, directed and taught dance at Dance Workshop of Deer Park in Long Island, NY for seven years. She then moved to New Hampshire and opened Corinne’s School of Dance in Rochester, NH in 1989 which allows her to share her passion for dance with her students.