Carolyn Dutra Dance Studio
Tradition...with an EDGE
Studios in Warwick, Cranston, Smithfield, RI
Winner PROJO Best RI Dance School 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Summer Intensive
JULY 25-28, 2022

Choreography TBA July 29
Summer Program A Schedule-2:30-7:45pm
Summer Program B Schedule-9:30-2:15pm
Dress Code:
Ballet-all black leotard, black bra, pink tights, hair in a slick bun, ballet shoes
Jazz/Contemporary/Tap/Dance Team/Bollywood/Musical Theater-black leggings over tights and leotard, appropriate shoes. high pony tail
Hip Hop/Step-Loose tshirt, shorts, sweatpants, sneakers over leotard and tights
Bring all shoes every day.
How to Summer Intensive:
  • Arrive 10 minutes early.  Classes start on time.
  • Bring a water bottle with an attached lid.
  • Pack a healthy lunch/dinner and snacks.
  • Cell phones should be kept away during the Intensive.  This is a time to focus, be with friends and unplug. 
  • Dancers can not arrive late/be dismissed early
Summer Program B-Closed Prep PW-9:30-2:15-Smithfield Studio
Monday 7/25
9:30-11:00 Step-Remo
11:15-12:15 Dance Team-Miss Maddie
12:15-12:45 Lunch
12:45-2:15 Ballet-Breanne Clarke

Tuesday 7/26
9:30-11:00 Musical Theater- Miss Rachel
11:15-12:15 Dance History Miss Rachel
12:15-12:45 Lunch
12:45-2:15 Contemporary Nick Anthony

Wednesday 7/27
9:30-11:00 Ballet- Jennifer Ricci
11:15-12:15 Voice-Ava Gaudet
12:15-12:45 Lunch
12:45-2:15 Hip Hop Robert Taylor

Thursday 7/28
9:30-11:00 Bollywood-Rupa
11:15-12:45 Musical Theater-Miss Rachel
12:45-1:15 Lunch
1:15-2:15 Tap-Alicia Monaco
Summer Program A-Rhy, Jr, Sr 2:30-7:45-Smithfield Studio
Monday 7/25
2:30-4:00 Ballet-Breanne Clarke
4:15-6:15 Musical Theater-Dee Tomasetta
6:15-6:45 Dinner
6:45-7:45 Dance Team-Miss Maddie

Tuesday 7/26
2:30-4:00 Contemporary-Nick Anthony
4:15-5:45 Ballet-Jennifer Ricci
5:45-6:15 Dinner
6:15-7:45 Alex Jean Baptiste

Wednesday 7/27
2:30-4:00 Hip Hop-Robert Taylor
4:15-5:45 Contemporary-Kellie Grant
5:45-7:15 Jazz-Kellie Grant
7:15-7:45 Dinner and Dance History

Thursday 7/28
2:30-3:30 Tap-Alicia Monaco
3:45-5:15-Musical Theater-Alicia Monaco
5:15-5:45 Dinner
5:45-7:00 TBA
7:00-7:45 Review all Combos
Dee Tomasetta is a Massachusetts native where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance at the University of Michigan. She was honored in 2018 receiving the Emerging Artist Alumni Award from the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre & Dance. Dee was awarded Dancer of the Decade in 2021 for her principal role in the original production of Those Dancing Feet at Transcendence Theatre Company in Sonoma, CA.
Dee played the role of Peter Pan in the Broadway First National Tour of Finding Neverland and was also the Associate Choreographer of the Broadway National Tour. She most recently was a part of the Broadway Labs and Pre Productions of Mrs. Doubtfire Broadway, Bliss the Musical, Kalevala the Musical, and The Storm the musical. Dee currently serves as one of the US Associate Choreographers for the 8 time Tony nominated Broadway production of SIX the Musical.
Dee was featured on So You Think You Can Dance as a Top 15 female finalist in Season 10 where she met choreographer Mia Michaels. Dee worked as an assistant choreographer on numerous projects with Ms. Michaels including So You Think You Can Dance, the Joffrey Ballet, Mia Michaels LIVE, and performed Mia Michael’s original works at the Geffen Playhouse Los Angeles honoring Lin Manuel Miranda,  Dick Van Dyke, and Diane Keaton.
Dee has been seen dancing and singing in The SpongeBob Movie, Disney’s Freaky Friday Movie Musical, the NBC Upfronts, REEBOK, New York Fashion Week, AUDI Global Launch Events in Shanghai, with Grammy Nominee Aloe Blacc, Musical Artist DUMBLONDE, and Gillette Venus commercials. In addition to dancing, Dee has modeled for MAC Cosmetics, Enbrel Print, Beachbody and Openfit Pilates subscriptions, Capezio Dance wear and Hasbro Products USA.
Her favorite credits include the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, the MET Gala 2021, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 3-5, The Gilded Age Season 1 & 2, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Radio City New York Spectacular, Saturday Night Live, New Years Eve Ball Drop with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen, Jimmy Kimmel LIVE, The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, Good Morning America, Americas Got Talent, Transcendence Theatre, Mystic India: The World Tour, Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre, and iKADA Dance Company.
In addition to performing, Dee is currently on the Dance Faculty at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) located in New York City. She continues to share her knowledge, love, and passion for the arts teaching at various dance institutions and conventions throughout the country.

Alicia began dancing at the age of 2 at The Dancer’s Studio in North Haven, CT.  Her early training comes from Sharon DiCrosta, and she has continued her studies in NYC with teachers such as Andrew J. Nemr and Derick Grant. Cited for her talents at the age of 9 by Gregory Hines, his words of praise and encouragement continue to motivate Alicia even today. A former Petite Miss Dance of America, she has been recognized for her performances, as well as her choreography on the national and international levels. As a member of the World Tap Dance Champion Team in 96 and 97, she placed 3rd highest among female soloists and captured the bronze medal in the duo division.  Alicia has taken her students to Riesa, Germany as part of the USA Tap Team and they were awarded gold, silver and bronze medals at the 2014, 2017 and 2019 World Tap Dance Championship events.
 Alicia has worked with artists such as Ayodele Casel, Sarah Savelli, Danny Wallace and Derick Grant and was a member Cats Paying Dues, a NYC based tap company under the direction of Andrew J. Nemr.  As the artistic director of Tap Into the Soul, Alicia's choreography has been featured in NYC's Dumbo Dance Festival, Symphony Space on Broadway in NYC, NBC’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and she directed and choreographed the production of 'TAPOGRAPHY.....A Tap Dancer's Journey, One Step At A Time.'  She was a featured tap dancer and choreographer at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) along side artists Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino of 'A Great Big World.'  In addition to performing, Alicia has been on the faculty for American Dance Awards, Dance Masters of America, Dance Educators of America,, Tap It Up, Generation IV Dance and continues to travel throughout the country as a teacher, choreographer and adjudicator.

ROBERT TAYLOR JR.-Broadway Dance Center Staff!
Robert Taylor Jr. is an American entertainer whose goal is to inspire and spread love and peace to people of all ages through music and dance. Robert was born in Brooklyn and raised in Coney Island and developed a love for music and dance as a young child through his father Robert "Bobby T-Boy" Taylor and went under his tutilage for his music/artistry. He then became under tutilage of Elizabeth Buzzetta Palmeri and Pat Conlon to continue his musical training, Larry Ramsey for his acting, and John Goring for his dancing. He graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a B.A. in Dance and a minor in Musical Theatre. While at Marymount, he studied the Graham, Horton, and Limon techinques, as well as acting, theater, and other styles of dance. Stemming from his origins as a theatre kid he performed in several musicals, including New Girl In Town and The Boyfriend.
Later, Robert went on to study with teachers such as Brian Green, The Amountboyz (who he performed with as an honorary member), Jared Grimes (doing many performances with him as well - including “Broadway Underground”), Ephrat "Bounce" Asherie, Eric Jenkins, Jamie Jackson, Future, Eric Negron, and Spex. Robert performed for Michael Jackson, in 2002 with a singing/dancing group called 'Uneti."  In the underground music world, Robert has won multiple music showcases, including (2006-present) "Faces In The Crowd" (twice),  (2006-2009) "Mental Supreme" (2007) and "Roc The Mic" hosted by Monse from hot 97 (2009), making him a 5 time NYC underground music industry showcase winner as an R & B entertainer.
Robert has performed for Michael Jackson in 2002 for the Sony Protest party @ Webster Hall. Shortly after, Robert was selected as one of the nation's top 20 contestants for Season 8 of So You Think You Can Dance, and made it to the top 16. Other credits include American Idol (Season 3), So You Think You Can Dance (Season 2), MTV's 'Say What? Karaoke (in which he won 2 shows and made it to the finals in 2003 and 2007), Kat Deluna's Whine Up music video, and the national tour of Hairspray as a singer/dancer/actor in 2008, danced for L.L. Cool J at Carnegie Hall for the CBS Network Rundown (choreographed by Gio Hubela from Iconic). He also performed with Rihanna as a recording artist/entertainer for the Peace and Love festival in Sweden in 2012. Robert recently performed in Rihanna's Budweiser commercial with fellow faculty member Anthony Rue II aka AntBoogie. In the summer of 2015, he was a part of America's Got Talent as a finalist with The Mothmen.
Robert’s Broadway debut was with the cast of SpongeBob Squarepants (the Broadway Musical) and the movie is now streaming on Amazon. Later, he appeared in a few wrestling matches as a wrestler in battle royals and tag team matches  training with WWE Hall of Famer Johnny Rodz as “Music Man”.   Shortly after he became an ambassador for the “Master Class” series and he became student of the month for the series in 2020 as a music producer/engineer. On the other side of the entertainment spectrum he is ranked a “low blue belt” in the world of an MMA with the Tiger Schulmann’s MMA school operated by former welterweight champion Lyman Good (The Cyborg) as one of his teachers.  As of 2022 he has appeared as a feature on “Law and Order (Organized Crime)” playing the role of a teenage vigilante and “And Just Like That” as one of the “Hot Fellas” with Mario Cantone. He also recently dropped a music video called “Unity For The World” now streaming on Spotify.

Kellie Grant trained for 15 years at The GOLD School under the direction of Rennie Gold, performing in the early stages of the Project Moves Dance Company throughout the United States and Germany, before joining The GOLD School/Project Moves Dance Company faculty in 2006.
Kellie assisted and trained as a teacher and choreographer with Rennie Gold while working on her B.A. in Writing, Literature, and Publishing with a minor in Hearing and Deafness at Emerson College. Kellie is a two-time nominee for the Evvy Award in Outstanding Choreography and is a three-time recipient of American Dance Awards’ Young Choreographer of the Year award. In June 2011, she was featured at the Young Choreographer’s Festival in New York City. Her work has been performed at the Joyce Theater in New York City, Symphony Space in New York City, The Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA in Boston, and numerous theaters and schools in the Boston area. She is immensely proud to be with Project Moves Dance Company and The Gold School.

Nick Anthony is a dancer, choreographer, producer, director, entrepreneur, educator, & coach from Los Angeles, CA.  Having grown up at his family's dance studio in western MA, the Hackworth School of Performing Arts, which has  been in business since 1934, Nick was introduced to dance & the performing arts at an early age. It wasn't until his  college years at Quinnipiac University, however, that he realized his desire to move to LA & pursue a career in the  arts & entertainment industry. Shortly following his college graduation in 2010, Nick took what he learned from his  Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management degree, as well as his years of dance training & experiences, &  dove into the LA dance scene in 2011. Since then, Nick has been represented by Bloc Talent Agency & Clear Talent  Group as a dancer & choreographer & The Movement Talent Agency as a dance educator. His work spans from film,  tv, & music videos to commercials, web series, & live shows. Some of his more notable credits as a performer &  choreographer thus far include: Dr. Ken, Arrested Development, Dance Moms, All the Right Moves, Real Life: The  Musical, Lindsey Stirling, Neon Trees, Kidz Bop, Disney, Coca Cola, Ryan Seacrest Productions, GAP, & the NBA  D-League. As a dance educator, Nick has worked with hundreds of studios, schools, colleges, workshops,  conventions, competitions, events, & students of all ages & levels across the US, as well as in parts of Canada,  Central America, & Thailand. He's a regular faculty member for Generation IV (GIV), Dance Educators of America  (DEA), Dance Masters of America (DMA), American Dance Awards (ADA), & Move: The Initiative. He has also  taught &/or judged for the likes of LA Dance Magic, Hollywood Dance Jamz, Regional Dance America,  DanceXplosion, Headliners, Dance Fierce, Breaking Bounds, & Kids For Kids. Through his company NAKOA  Network, over the years Nick has served as a manager, producer, & director for many individual artists & their  projects, as well as for companies such as Shaping Sound, Generation IV, The Dance Counsel, IV REAL MVMNT,  UN.Conventional, & Curtain Call Costumes for their fashion line NX3. Currently, amidst his teaching,  choreography, & travel schedule, Nick is focused on building his newest venture, NAKOA Coaching, a business  focused on helping educate, mentor, advise, motivate, & inspire both aspiring & established professional artists to  more effectively navigate & manage their lives, careers, & finances. Most recently, Nick began teaching personal &  professional financial seminars for the CLI Conservatory, CLI Studios’ new pre-professional launch program for  future professional dancers based in MA. While Nick frequently finds himself on the road in his professional life, he  spends most of his free time at home in LA with his wife, Taylor, their dog, Arrow, & the newest addition to their  family, their son, Asher.

Jessica “aka Remo” Saul is a Latina entrepreneur who founded the Art of Stepping® and the World of Step. Before her startup career, Remo was a creative services consultant with Latina Media Ventures. Remo attended Herbert H. Lehman High School in the Bronx, graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from SUNY Albany.Remo is a renowned choreographer well-known for the Stepping genre of dance and the Remo System©. The FIRST ever written language & curriculum applied to dance through the use of animation, digital content & mathematical formulas. Her work on the Remo System© earned her Presidential Awards under President Barack Obama in Fitness, Nutrition & Sports and Hispanic Educational Excellence. The Remo System© has been licensed to those in the education, sports and fitness industries as well as implemented by Remo herself in STEAM afterschool programs across the U.S. and overseas. Remo’s work and brand(s) have been broadcast by notable networks including, but not limited to, Fox News Latino, MTV True Life: I’m a Stepper, Univision-Accesso Total, Despierta America, Latina Magazine and Famous Footwear.

Breanne Clarke began her ballet training at Seiskaya Ballet Academy and later studied with renowned ballet coach Maggie Black.  She continued her formal training on scholarship at Walnut Hill School for the Arts with Michael Owen and Samuel Kurkjian.  Breanne was an American Ballet Theater National Training Scholar from 2002-2004.  Breanne began her professional ballet career in 2004 with Kansas City Ballet where she performed principal roles in a variety of classical and contemporary ballets.  In 2010, Breanne went on to become a principal dancer for Ib Andersen at Ballet Arizona. Breanne's favorite roles include principal roles in George Balanchine's Apollo, Pas de Dix, Monumentum Pro Gesulado, and Who Cares?, Twyla Tharp's Nine Sinatra Songs and Deuce Coupe, Trey McIntyre's The Naughty Boy, Petipa's Le Corsaire, and the Sugar Plum Fairy and Snow Queen in Ib Andersen's The Nutcracker.  In 2013, Breanne and her husband Russell accepted positions as the Directors of the Community Dance Academy at Walnut Hill School for the Arts where they worked for four years.  Currently, Breanne is a mom to two little girls, a registered nurse, and teaches ballet at Patti Eisenhauer Dance Center in Franklin, MA.  

Coming soon!

DANCE BFF/Pooja Thyvalappil
Dance BFF promotes Bollywood, Bhangra and other Indian dances as culture and art form in the State of Rhode Island. Dance BFF instructors have a strong dance background in Indian classical dances and bollywood style of dance. Pooja's background is in Kuchipudi, one of the six classical styles of Indian dances. She is currently pursuing her studies in UMass, Amherst and is part of their Fusion Dance Team, Dhadak.

Madeline Wilks is a former CDDS Company Member and Southern Rhode Island Youth Ballet Soloist. She attended the Dance Teachers Club of Boston, Dance Education Training Course and received the Sherri Gold scholarship award for excellence in Ballet, Tap, and Jazz. Madeline currently attends Providence College and is majoring in Accounting and Finance. She is a member of the Providence College Dance Team and has performed at venues such as the Dunkin Donuts Center and Madison Square Garden in New York City. Madeline has also competed at the NDA national dance competition in Daytona Beach, Florida performing in Pom, Hip Hop, and Lyrical styles!

Monday Night Staff:  ERIN STOMSKI
Dancing for almost 30 years, Erin Stomski has intensely trained under many well known instructors and companies in all genres of dance, all over the country. Some of her professional credits include; Reebok Industry, TD Bank WOW awards, Planet Fitness commercial, UDA College dance team and “Turn It Up Dance Challenge” Nationals Dance Team choreographer, Massachusetts Pirates, and Capezio dance wear. Erin’s performance credits include; Salt N’ Pepa, Fat Joe and Sean Kingston’s opening number concert dancer, Boston Symphony Orchestra, KISS 108, HGTV, Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, The Nutcracker presented by The Hanover Conservatory, Miss Massachusetts Pageant, and Boston Celtics games. Erin has been apart of multiple professional hip hop crews in Boston, CONcept ARTists and Static Noyze (MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew) to name a few. Her crews have been numerously crowned champions in competitions World of Dance Boston and Prelude New England. Outside of her dancing she loves teaching and choreographing all styles of dance as her full time job at numerous studios around New England. Erin also furthered her education of movement by becoming a certified personal trainer through the Nationals Academy of Sports Medicine. She loves helping others achieve healthy and happy lifestyles!

More to come!