Michelle Goodwin Panagiotes
Teacher & Artistic Director
A teacher for 49 years, Michelle has been the Director of MGSD since 1973. She trained with Donna Miceli Dance Center, the Gus Giordano Dance Center in Chicago and has continued her dance education throughout her career. She is certified through the Dance Teacher's Club of Boston where she currently holds the position as Director of Grievance. She is also a member of the Dance Masters Association of Boston as well as a member of the Townsend Business Association. The founder of the Michelle Goodwin's Dance Company, she has served as it's director for 31 seasons. The Dance Company performed in 1998, 2000 and 2006, 2013 at Walt Disney World in Florida. They also performed on the Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship in February 2002 and the Carnival Cruise Ship in June 2010.
Tiffany P. Pelletier
Teacher & Asst. Director
A staff member for 19 years, this is Tiffany’s 34th year dancing at MGSD. She graduated from the Dance Teacher’s Club of Boston Teacher Training Course in July of 2000. Tiffany was the recipient of the Dance Teacher’s Club of Boston Award for Ballet in 1998 and for Best Teach-In Performance in 2000. Tiffany has been a member of the Dance Teacher’s Club of Boston and held many Board Postions. Tiffany graduated in 2005 from Framingham State College with a degree in Communication Arts and Political Science. Tiffany became the Asst. Director of MGSD in the Fall of 2006.
Anne has studied and been a student at MGSD for 44 years. Anne joined the MGSD staff in 1982 and has been diligently working as both our office administrator and a teacher. She completed the Dance Teachers Club of Boston, Dance Education Training Course in 1992. Anne is working as a veterinary technician at “The Cat Doctor” in Nashua, NH.
This is Tara’s 20th year on our staff. She graduated from the Dance Education Training Course in July of 1999 and has danced at MGSD for 34 years. Tara became a member of The Dance Teacher’s Club of Boston in March of 2006. Tara has received several scholarships and awards for her outstanding dedication to our Dance Company and is the Co- Director. Tara is now working at Atlas Travel.
Kelly Hayward has over 25 years of teaching experience. Kelly is an MGSD Alumni and began her teaching career here at MGSD over 20 years ago. She has taken classes from many professional teachers from across the country and studied at The Gus Giordano Dance Center in Evanston, Illinois. Kelly is a graduate of the Dance Teacher’s Club of Boston, a 25 year DTCB member, has served on the Executive Board of Directors for 9 years and on the Board of Directors for 3 additional years. Kelly was a former President of the Dance Teachers Club of Boston and is currently serving on the board of directors for the 2018-2019 season. Kelly works full time for Verizon Communications and is also pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Leadership at Southern New Hampshire University.
Jessica has been teaching for 7 years and has danced at MGSD for over 20 years. Jessica graduated from the Dance Teachers Club of Boston, Dance Education Training Course in August 2014. Jessica has received several scholarships and awards for her outstanding dedication to MGSD. Jessica graduated from NMRHS in 2012 and graduated from Fitchburg State College in 2016 with a major in Elementary Education. Jessica is an elementary school teacher in North Middlesex School system.
Caitlyn (Entwistle) Morris
Caitlyn started dancing with MGSD 28 years ago and has taught ballet for over 10 years. She started dancing on Pointe 20 years ago and it is still her favorite type of dance. Caitlyn is a science teacher at Groton Dunstable Middle School and recently earned her masters degree from Lesley University.
Sarah has been a student at MGSD for 24 years and was a previous member of the MGSD staff as both and Assistant Teacher and Teacher. She graduated from the Dance Teacher's Club of Boston Dance Education Training Course in August of 2004. She earned a Bachelor's degree from Framingham State University in 2009 and was an active member of the college's student-run dance organization. She is currently a teacher at St. Ann's Home and School in Methuen and graduated with a master's degree in special education in 2017.
Kelsey (Swart) Bertram
Kelsey has been dancing for 20 years training at multiple studios including Tami’s Dance Connection, The Gold School and Diane Kelly’s Dance Studio. She continued her dance training while attending Salem State University where she got a Bachelor of Science in Sports and Movement Science in 2014. Kelsey has several dance accomplishments including, Boston Cannons Dance Team Performer, ADA Dancer of the Year, Salem State University Dance Team Captain, to name a few. Currently Kelsey works at Electro-Wire in Leominster, has a successful Lularoe business and a beautiful family.
Nicole has been dancing at MGSD for over 20 years. This is her 8th year teaching at MGSD. She graduated from the Dance Teacher's Club of Boston's Dance Education Training Course in 2008. Nicole graduated from Lunenburg High School in 2009, Mount Wachusett Community College with and Associates Degree in 2014 and BA in Dance at Dean College in 2017.
This is Dawn’s 26th year on our staff. Dawn’s training includes the Littleton School of Ballet and MGSD. She graduated from the Dance Education Training Course in 1992. Dawn is a member of The Dance Teacher’s Club of Boston and is a Petcare Specialist at PetSmart.