Meet the LINX Dance Studio Faculty

 

Joe Kahn

Owner and Founder

Joe is the owner and founder of LINX, LLC. Before starting LINX, Joe worked as a financial consultant for KCI (acquired by FTI) and worked for McKinsey & Co in Boston; he was the COO/CFO of an eldercare startup and did some turnaround work as well. Drawing on his business experience, his passion for teaching and desire to help children expand their interests, in LINX Joe has created an innovative enrichment environment of classes and camps in which children explore and experience new things and learn along the way. He has proven that children learn and retain experiences most notably in a fun based environment, which is the hallmark of LINX. Joe is a board member of Camp Casco, which provides free camp experiences for children with cancer. He holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S.in Management, with a minor in Computer Science, from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). Joe is married and the proud father of two daughters.


 

Heather Emley

Dance Director

Heather is the Dance Director at LINX and the Director of Dance Programs at LINX Camps. Her unmatched expertise and training in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, ballroom, yoga, and award-winning performances across the country make her the perfect leader for Dance programs here at LINX. Heather has a bachelor's in Dance and a bachelor’s in Exercise Science from Adelphi.


 

Jessica Tibbetts

Jessica is a Dance Instructor at LINX. Before coming to LINX she competed and performed in local community and charity events throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire, and choreographed award-winning competitive dance routines on a regional and national level. Jessica served as Dance Coordinator at the Old Colony YMCA in Taunton. She currently teaches at local dance studios, summer camps, workshops, and after-school programs, and is a dancer in the Larkspur Dance Company and continues her dance education through instructor workshops in Boston, New York City, and Orlando. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Dean College with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance and a minor in Business.


 

Kaely Schuh

Kaely is a Dance Instructor and part of the Customer Service Team at LINX. Before coming to LINX, Kaely participated in many competitions, including at ACDA Nationals in Washington D.C and has worked in dance studios throughout Florida. She is a graduate of BAK Middle School of the Arts and A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts. Kaely is a graduate of Florida State University with a BFA in Dance.


 

Dannea Reali

Dannea is a Dance Instructor at LINX. Before coming to LINX, she was the captain of her college’s Competitive Dance Team and has danced and choreographed professionally, including for the UFL Hartford Colonials Cheerleaders and the WNBA Connecticut Sun Dance Team. Dannea is a Boston Celtics Dancer, and a former member of the MLL Boston Cannons Dance Team. She has a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Eastern Connecticut State University.


 

Nicoletta Agostino

Nicoletta is a Dance Instructor at LINX, with a focus on Ballet classes. Before working at LINX, she danced professionally, performing classical repertoire in several roles. Nicoletta completed her dance education, with an in-depth study of many styles and techniques, at the Dancing Arts Center in Holliston, MA, before pursuing her present role as a full-time Math and Economic major at Bentley University.


 

Isiah Beasley

Isiah (Zay) is a Dance Instructor at LINX. He is known for his exceptional performance skills, knowledge of choreography and involvement with the Phunk Phenomenon group.


 

Darnell Brown

Darnell "Snoopy" is a Dance Instructor at LINX. As a dancer, he won awards and performed at institutions such as Suffolk University, M.I.T, Framingham State, Northeastern University, and Wellesley College. He did company work with Urbanity Dance, Anna Myers & Dancers Dance Company, and Pictures in Concrete. Darnell actively teaches and attends workshops and classes in and outside the Boston area. Darnell has a BA in Arts and Entertainment/Business Management in the Performing Arts from Dean College.


 

Ashleigh Buckley

Ashleigh is a year-round Dance Instructor at LINX. Before coming to LINX, she taught dance and danced professionally with Perceptions Contemporary Dance Company, Enigmatic Dance Company and Embrace of Rainbow Tribe Dance. Ashleigh teaches kindergartners in Boston. She is a graduate of the University of Buffalo with a B.A. in Dance, and a graduate of Regis College with a Master’s in Special Education.


 

Rebecca Corsetti

Rebecca is a Dance Instructor at LINX and a Dance Camp Specialist at LINX Camps. She is a graduate of Pace University with a BFA in Commercial Dance.


 

Bryana Cruz

Bryana is a Dance Instructor at LINX. She has been a lifelong dancer, winning many awards. She has been an Assistant Teacher at Rising Stars in New Jersey, and through her collegiate studies, she substituted and ran summer camps, and taught and inspired young recreational and competitive dancers. While attending Quinnipiac University, where she graduated with a BS in Health Sciences, Bryana danced with their Dance Company and served on the executive board. She was a part of the staff at Cheshire Performing Arts Academy in Connecticut. Bryana is a student at Lesley University, working on her master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling and Dance Movement Therapy.


 

Katie Grenier

Katie is a Dance Instructor at LINX. She has worked closely with artists and choreographers and has been a competitive dancer. Katie is a graduate of Dean College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance with a concentration in Performance and Choreography and a minor in Psychology.


 

Flora Kim

Flora is a year-round Dance Instructor at LINX who is a dedicated dance educator, performer and choreographer. She earned her B.F.A. in Dance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2014 and has been working with prestigious Boston dance companies and choreographers such as Prometheus Dance, Lorraine Chapman, and Urbanity Dance.


 

Carrie Klimeczko

Carrie is an Instructor at LINX where she incorporates the elements of music, movement and theatricality to create a magical musical experience for children. She received a Masters of Music degree from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee with an emphasis in Theatre and Dance.


 

Val Maio

Valerie is a Dance Instructor at LINX. She has taught dance throughout the greater Boston area and danced professionally with Island Moving Co., a contemporary ballet company located in Newport, Rhode Island. She is involved with community based arts organizations and has worked with BalletRox. Val has a BS in Dance from Skidmore College and MS in Arts Administration from Lesley College.


 

Ashley Wieher

Ashley is a Dance Instructor at LINX. She is a competitive dancer, specializing in tap, winning many elite awards in her division.


 

Lisa Gatto

Executive Coordinator

Lisa is a Class Director at LINX. Before coming to LINX, Lisa worked with younger children and their caregivers in discussion groups, directed child development programs at Isis Parenting, and worked as a Child Life Specialist at Boston Children's hospital. Lisa graduated from Wheelock College with a bachelor's in Human Growth and Development.