MISS ERICA • Studio Owner & Director
Happy Feet Dance School is owned and operated by Erica O’Donaghue. Erica has extensive dance training in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, and Lyrical. She also holds a multitude of college credits in early childhood and elementary education, in addition to a Bachelor of Arts degree in business. She is a certified member of Dance Masters of America, Inc. by successfully completing oral and written exams. She is also a member of More Than Just Great Dancing, an international affiliate program that aligns studios with a higher standard of dance education and management principles.
Erica has been working as a professional dance educator for over 15 years. She founded Happy Feet Dance School, LLC in 2005 and instructs students from the age of two through adult, beginner to advanced. She has received many bouts of recognition for her work with children. Her of love of children and her passion for dance make every child’s experience an enjoyable one.
MISS ANDREA • Instructor
Miss Andrea has received extensive training in Ballet, Modern and Jazz from some of New England’s finest instructors. She started working at Happy Feet in 2005 as a teacher in training. This gave her hands on training with students of all ages and levels in multiple forms of dance. Once she completed her training, she quickly grew to be a well respected member of the Happy Feet team! Her students are drawn to her fun personality and inventive choreography.
MISS TARA • Instructor
Miss Tara has been studying dance for over 30 years at various studios throughout New England. For 16 years, she's been teaching Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical, Jazz, Musical Theatre, and Hip Hop in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. She has performed roles in Alice In Wonderland, Cinderella, and The Nutcracker with the Ballet company Dance Prism. Miss Tara has also had the opportunity to perform with the SRO players and at the Celtics half time show. She has also choreographed for performing and competitive dance teams. Her Hip Hop choreography has been awarded top teen and junior high score overall awards. She has also had the pleasure of choreographing a Hip Hop piece that was performed at Walt Disney World. Miss Tara is very dedicated to the art of dance and is excited to spread her knowledge to her students.
MISS SAMANTHA • Instructor
Miss Samantha began her training in 1992 at Dance Concepts in Pelham, NH where she studied jazz, contemporary, lyrical, tap, and ballet and was a competitive dancer. She earned her Bachelor of Art in Dance from Keene State College. She has passionately taught Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, and Contemporary in the New England area for over 6 years. She's currently back in school studying Nutrition, and hopes to work with dancers of all ages and abilities on the best ways to fuel the body to further their artistry. Samantha began her time at Happy Feet Dance School in 2005 as an assistant, and is so excited to continue as an instructor to such wonderful and passionate dancers!