Meet Our Team
Michele has a BA in Psychology and an MA in Speech-Language Pathology. She has worked as an SLP with children and adults, taught piano, home-educated her children for 13 years, and created and taught a high school child development course. She is a co-founder of Mile 54 Fine Art Studio, the parent company of Total Arts, which creates custom works of art. In 2015, Michele helped develop and lead an arts sampler program for young children as part of a broader sports & arts summer day camp. This initial program, dedicated to exploring the arts, planted the seeds for what is now Total Arts! Michele is excited to share her love of the arts with the community through Total Arts! workshops.
Amy has over 20 years of in-home childcare experience and ran the childcare program for the Studio 13 fitness classes at BoSoma School of Dance. An accomplished vocalist, Amy can be heard singing in local venues, contests, and fundraisers across the North Shore. She has competed in local competitions and high-profile events such as Stars Over Boston, Community Auditions, and the Talent Quest TV show. Her love for the performing arts goes beyond the microphone, as she serves on the executive board of the BoSoma Dance Company, a professional modern dance ensemble dedicated to promoting dance and dance education. Always excited to see different areas of the arts work together, Amy is thrilled to be part of bringing Total Arts to the community.
Erin is a rising junior at Endicott College in Beverly, MA pursuing a major in Psychology with a minor in Education. She has several years of experience working with children from ages 2-13 in child-care settings, leading day trips, and as a teaching assistant for a remote summer learning program. Erin was very involved in her art program in high school and is bringing some new and creative ideas to our workshops this summer. She will be an important part of our planning and implementation of the summer program for all age groups.
Caitlin is a rising sophomore at Endicott College in Beverly, MA pursuing a major in Art Therapy. She has worked with children and adults of all ages, leading regular art and craft projects in a range of settings, from day schools to assisted living facilities. She has acted as a birthday party host and helped coordinate a variety of group events. Caitlin will be helping us plan and run several of our summer workshops this year and will assist us as we look ahead to the fall. We are excited about Caitlin's contributions to our program.
Art Instructor, Workshop Consultant
Heather is pursuing a BFA in Studio Art: 2D at Endicott College in Beverly, MA where her work has been selected for invitational exhibits, receiving awards and recognition. She is also part of the dance program and repertory ensemble on campus. Heather is the primary artist at Mile 54 Fine Art Studio, creating custom works of art. She co-created the original creative arts program that inspired Total Arts! and is thrilled to lend her hand in planning and leading our workshops throughout the year. We are very excited that Heather will be the lead instructor for our Art Foundations workshop during the Tween Week this summer. (Portfolio)
Dance Instructor, Workshop Consultant
Meghan is heading to Mount Holyoke College in the fall to double major in Architecture and Dance. She graduated from the Senior Advanced Youth Company and has been an assistant teacher at BoSoma School of Dance. Meghan is a freelance artist for Mile 54 Fine Art Studio, particularly for ink & watercolor or impressionistic paintings. She lends her talents to Total Arts! throughout the year in planning, acting as copy editor, and assisting in our videos and workshops. This summer she will be co-leading the Irish Step workshops along with fellow BYC dancer, Taryn Moquin. (Portfolio)
Dance Instructor, Workshop Consultant
Taryn is a dancer and a singer, and is a rising high school. senior She is in the Senior Advanced Youth Company at BoSoma School of Dance, studying every style offered at the studio! Taryn lends a hand to Total Arts! throughout the year when called upon to share her skills, such as bringing to life the character of Cindy Lou Who in our Adventures in Whoville community event. This summer she will be co-leading the Irish Step workshops along with fellow BYC dancer, Meghan MacBeath. (Portfolio)
Media and Tech Support
Andrew is pursuing a Sports Media major with a minor in Athletic Coaching at High Point University in High Point, NC. There he plays saxophone in the campus jazz and woodwind ensembles, is a social media coordinator for Young Life, and is an active participant in the E-Sports program. He currently has a summer internship with Wakefield's Community Access Television Station, helping document local events and spearheading a project to highlight local businesses. He often serves as the tech crew for Total Arts, recording, editing, and producing videos for our To-Go boxes, workshops, and events.
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