Faculty & Staff
Miss Chamoni is the owner/director at Rhythm Dance Center. She enjoys sharing her passion with each student at RDC. Miss Chamoni has performed with the Worcester Youth Ballet and the Bermuda Civic Ballet prior to earning her Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in Dance Performance from the University of Hartford. She has been a member of the Cecchetti Council of America for 14 years and has been teaching for 21 years at studios throughout Mass. RI and CT. She is mom to Aniena (15), Angelo(13), and Dacia (10).
Miss Jessica G.
Miss Jess G has nearly 20 years of experience teaching all ages and dance styles both at the recreational level and competitive level. She is a third grade ESL teacher in the Providence school district and mom to dancers, Ava (13), Anna (13), Sofia (15), and swimmer Joshua (16).
This is Miss Lauren's 9th year teaching at RDC. She is an absolute delight with the little ones~ you may also recognize her as summer camp director at Hidden Hills, or the kindergarten teacher at Wawaloam Elementary School! Miss Lauren began dance herself at a very young age, and keeps her classes current by attending local conventions when she is not working towards her degree in Early Childhood Education. Her favorite dance discipline is tap!
Miss Ashley Iadavaia
Miss Ashley is a former competitive gymnast, competing both locally and regionally. With over 18 years of recreational and competitive gymnastics and dance experience, Miss Ashley brings a versatile and comprehensive teaching style to her acro and musical theater classes here at the studio. In addition, she regularly takes classes to continue to strengthen and expand her abilities. Miss Ashley is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Sport Psychology and Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Western States and holds an undergraduate degree in Expressive Arts Therapy and Psychology from Lesley University.
Miss Emily has been a member of our staff for 3 years but has been a part of the Rhythm Dance Center family for 9 years. She has taken ballet, lyrical, modern, pointe, and jazz classes~her favorites being ballet and lyrical. Miss Emily loves RDC for its positive atmosphere. She is currently a student at URI, and continues to take classes at RDC. She loves helping students learn and grow in ballet and lyrical classes. She hopes to vest in her students the same love of dance that her teachers at RDC gave to her.
Miss Jessica P.
Miss. Jessica has been dancing since the age of 3. She has her degree in Elementary Education from URI and is a member of Dance Educators of America. She taught at various studios and YMCAs in RI prior to opening Rhythm Dance Center in 2006. Miss. Jessica operated and taught a variety of classes and ages at RDC until 2015, when Miss. Chamoni took the reins. She continues to share her love of dancing with her students and still considers RDC her home. Miss. Jessica has 3 children; May, Luke, and Van.
At the age of eight her parents enrolled her at The Studio, A Dance and Performing Arts Center in Narragansett, where one of her many teachers was RDC owner, Miss. Chamoni. Heather went on to study dance at the college level at Slippery Rock University, graduating in May 2012 with a BA in Dance. While at college she both performed and choreographed for SRUDT, the Jazz/Tap concert, and the Senior Synthesis concerts. She stayed in Pittsburgh and began teaching at Richelle Lyn School of Dance, where she was able to teach many different styles, ages, and levels. Having recently moved back to Rhode Island she is excited to be teaching at Rhythm Dance Center.
Miss Allie is a graduate of Rhode Island College. She holds a bachelors in theater and a bachelors in dance performance. Miss Allie has choreographed and performed in several musicals since graduating. A teacher of numerous dance styles, she has done residences at both public and private high schools. She has performed with Barrefoot Production Dance Company. Also, spent years dancing with Mystic Moves Company performing at the Coast Guard Academy and Dragons Egg. She hopes to soon get her masters in Theater.
This is Miss Meghan. She is currently a student at the University of Rhode Island and is majoring in kinesiology. Miss Meghan began taking dance class at the age of three and continues to dance throughout college. She has taken hip hop, tap, ballet, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, and pointe. She hopes to keep dance a part of her life forever and give her students the same passion she has for dance.
Miss Jenn is our office manager and can answer any questions you may have. She is mom to dancers Ashley (16), Lizzie (13), Emily (11), and Otto (9).
Miss Grace has been dancing at RDC for 13 years and takes every style of dance offered including being a part of the Company. Her favorite styles being ballet and pointe. She is currently enrolled at Chariho High School and will be graduating in 2019. She has been an assistant teacher to Miss. Lauren and Miss. Chamoni, as well as being a substitute teacher. She loves sharing her passion for dance with all of her students.