Our staff members at Dance Visions have over 30 years of combined experience in the field of dance. We pride ourselves in providing a fun and friendly environment where all our students can learn and grow.
Dance Visions Mission
The mission of Dance Visions is to instill a love for the art of dance through discipline, a positive and professional environment, and the commitment to nurture the individual talents of each child we are blessed to teach.
Bethany Shepard - Director / Choreographer
Bethany began dancing at the age of 3 under the artistic direction of Kimberly Beauregard, owner of Kimberly's School of Dance Education, in the areas of Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Pointe and Lyrical. Bethany competed on a regional and national level with the Dance Company's at Kimberly's School of Dance Education as well as Dance Visions, winning many awards and honors. Bethany became an assistant teacher at Kimberly's School of Dance Education at the age of 13 and in 2001 she began assisting at Dance Visions for Errica where she excelled in all areas and began teaching in 2002. As of 2012 Bethany has become the Artistic Director of Dance Visions. Bethany has taken master classes from such greats as Mia Michaels, Bril Barrett, Gregg Russell, Dave Scott and Jo Rowan to name a few. She graduated Dance Teacher's Training in 2004
and is a member of DTCB/AS and DMA. Bethany has choreographed award winning routines, including the 2006 Regional Jr. Mr. Dancer of the year for American Dance Award.
Errica M. Cerrone-DeVarenne - Sr. Teacher / Choreographer
Errica credits her early dance education to her dance teacher Kimberly Beauregard, owner of Kimberly's School of Dance Education. From there she went on to teach Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Pointe, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Acro. In 1995 she became a Dance Olympus V.I.P. Errica has studied with many renowned choreographers from around the world, including Savion Glover, David Howard, Mia Michaels and Gregg Russell to name a few. Errica served as an assistant choreographer in the Philadelphia Ballet's interpretation of "The Nutcracker". Errica has has also choreographed many award winning routines, including the 2006 Regional Jr. Mr Starquest. She is a member of DTCB/AS and DMA. A regional and national competitor, Errica has won many honors but, most important to her, are the accomplishments of her students.
Alissa Bates - Teacher / Choreographer
Alissa began her dance training at the age of 2 under the artistic direction of Kimberly Beauregard. She was a member of the KSD Dance Company for 14 years and began assistant teaching at age 14. Alissa became a part of the Dance Visions staff in 2004 as an intermediate level Tap, Ballet and Jazz teacher. She was the practice coordinator and a member of the UCONN tap team for 2 years where she won many awards. Alissa is a member of DTCB/AS and DMA. Her favorite quote and the motto by which she dances is “Anyone can dance with their feet, just takes a little rhythm, a little concentration…but it is when you move from within that one can see it is not just in the feet, but from the soul."
Jessica Saunders - Teacher
Jessica has been a student of Dance Visions since its inception in 2000. She has been a participant in both the dance and acrobatics programs at the studio. Jessica has recently taken on her own acrobatics classses. Jessica is an extremely dedicated and hard working member of our staff.
Stephen Dusza - Teacher
Stephen has been with Dance Visions since its inception. He has studied Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical and Hip Hop as a student and member of the Competitive Dance Company. Stephen is so helpful in all the classes he assists and the students taking a liking to him right away. He has been assisting for the past few years and continues to learn and grow every day.
Emily Corbett - Teacher
Emily has trained in Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical and Acro both as a student of Dance Visions and a member of the Competitive Dance Company . She has been with the studio for over 13 years and her love of dance is a great motivator for our staff and her students.
Everybody is welcome from absolute beginners to professionals.