Ashley Pavone (Co-Owner / Director)
Ashley started her dance journey at 3 years old in the same building that Synergy Dance Co. now calls home. She has participated in numerous conventions with master teachers and competed and placed at many regional dance competitions. She is grateful for the amazing performance experiences she has had, which include local community events, several NFL games, and having been part of four professional New England dance teams. Ashley has a great love and a comprehensive resume for teaching dance to all ages from the dancers walking into the studio for the first time to the collegiate level as the former coach of the Bentley University Dance Team. She studied Dance and has a Bachelor's degree in Arts from Dean College. Ashley was a part of the Boston Cannons organization for 12 seasons, serving as director and choreographer of the Boston Cannons Dance Team for 10, where she met her best friend and business partner Nicole. Dance has always been a huge part of her life and she is excited to be sharing her passion, experience, and knowledge with the next generation of dancers.
Nicole Richard (Co-Owner / Director)
Nicole began studying dance at the age of 3 in the north central MA area, attending numerous conventions with master teachers and competing and placing at both regional and national dance competitions. She has performed at many exciting venues, such as at local community events and festivals, at several NFL games, and aboard international cruise ships. She studied English, Anthropology, and Dance as an undergraduate and earned a Master's degree in English from UMass Boston. She has an extensive teaching resume beyond the dance studio as well, having worked as an adult fitness instructor, an elementary school teacher, and a college professor. Nicole was a part of the Boston Cannons Dance Team (through which she met her best friend and business partner Ashley) for 8 seasons, serving various roles including captain, choreographer, and assistant coach. Dance has been a life-long constant and a primary source of joy for her. She is excited to help foster this same love of dance in future generations!
Miss Amanda - Acro Instructor
Amanda started her gymnastics career at the age of 7 at the Clark Memorial YMCA in Winchendon. She competed for the Clark until the age of 15 when she took on the role of instructor and coach in their program. In 2014, she moved into her current position of Gymnastics Director, overseeing and managing all gymnastics programming including the competitive team. Amanda graduated from Monty Tech with her certificate in Graphic Communications. She also studied at Franklin Pierce University and has two Bachelor's degrees in Psychology and Elementary Education. She is excited to share her passion for gymnastics with all of the Acro students!
Miss Faith - Acro & Dance Instructor
Faith took her first dance class at just 2 years old. Her passion for dance quickly grew as she studied all forms of dance from ballet to musical theater. Her diverse performance experience includes dancing at Disney World (both on the stage and in a parade), on the Broadway stage, as a Jr. Boston Cannons Dancer, and at a Thunderbirds game. She has enhanced her dance experience through many competitions and conventions. Faith has also enjoyed taking part in gymnastics. She was a competitive gymnast for 13 years and has also served as a gymnastics instructor. She graduated from Monty Tech with a focus in Dental Assisting and is currently studying Health Sciences at Franklin Pierce University. Faith is excited to share her love of dance and gymnastics with the students of Synergy Dance Co.!
Miss Renea - Dance Instructor
Renea took her very first dance class at 7 years old. From the moment she stepped foot on the dance floor, her passion for dancing formed, and she instantly knew dance would have a big impact on her life. Renea has competed in several dance competitions and conventions and has attended numerous master classes. In 2005, Renea not only continued dancing, but she also started teaching and choreographing for dance classes in the very same studio she grew up in. In addition to studying Accounting at Bridgewater State University, she has continued to train in dance and especially loves the teaching aspect of it. Renea is excited to teach at Synergy Dance Co., where she can continue to share her talent and love for dance amongst all generations. Because dance has given Renea so much power and strength—in and outside of the dance studio—she wants to spread its joy and empower others. She encourages everyone to get up and dance because you never know where it will take you!