Director Hannah Hall (Tap, Jazz, Irish Step, Lyrical, Contemporary, Voice, Show Choir, Creative Movement, Team Choreography) has over fifteen years of experience in the performing arts, teaching dance, acting and music since the age of fifteen. Hall began her dance training at The Dance Factory of West Warren, voice and music training from Soprano Rochelle Bard of CT and Mr. Don Boothman of Hardwick, and has been guided in acting and directing from Barre local Diana Canterbury. Hall studied musical theater at the the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC, but returned back to her native central mass to pursue her love of teaching the arts. She is currently working toward her certificate in Dance Education and continuing her arts education with private teachers.
Gina Pascale (Competitive and recreational Hip Hop, Ballet, Glee, Voice) is a twenty one year old Quabbin Graduate.Gina has 14+ years of tap, jazz, ballet, and hip hop. Gina was an active member of the Quabbin Show Choir all four years of high school, finishing up as the student leader and choreographer in her senior year. This is Gina's 4th season with NSSPA. As a child, Gina was the singer in her family band with her brothers and sister. Gina was the first prize winner of "The Center's Got Talent" in January of 2014 for her performance in voice. Her Advanced Competitive Hip Hop team won the same title in 2016.
Abby LeClair (Acrobatics, Cheer) is a Fitchburg State University graduate with a career in graphic design. She has been cheering for nine years and was FSU Cheer Captain for three years. This is Miss Abby's second season with NSSPA.
Rachael Hager is thrilled to be joining the Next Step staff this year! A teacher and proud mommy of two beautiful babies, Rachael has many years of theater experience, both onstage and off. She and Miss Hannah have teamed up many times, with Rachael directing and Miss Hannah choreographing. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and riding her horse. She's also very excited that her two year old daughter, Piper, is starting dance class at the studio this year!