MAMA Teaching Staff

Christina Ahern

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Miss Christina began her training at the Philadelphia Performing Arts School at the age of eleven, on a full scholarship. At this prestigious school, Christina took daily classes in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre, Spanish  & Character Dance. Other aspects of the performing arts were also studied; acting, voice, dance history, & Labanotation. Partnering, piano and music history, as well as set design, stage makeup, costuming and choreography were also studied. After attending the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, she went on to dance professionally with the Pennsylvania Ballet Company, Wildflowers ll and the Delaware Opera Society, performing Ballets and Opera's such as Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella, The Nutcracker, Rumpelstiltskin, Die Fleidermouse, Carmen and many others. Her summers were spent attending dance programs and taking master classes with renowned teachers such as Benjamin Harkarvy, Melissa Hayden, David Howard, Alvin Ailey, Andrew Pap & Lupe Sorano. She danced for Rudolph Nureyev when he was presented with an Honorary Doctorate from the University of the Arts. She has been teaching and choreographing for over 35 years, including the Well School, Northern Lights Dance Theatre & The New Hampshire Dance Institute. She is proud of the many students that have trained under her, many of which have gone on to pursue dance in higher education and to dance professionally!

Riley Anne Lynch

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Miss Riley began her dance training at the Monadnock Academy of Movement Arts when she was only 3 years old. Starting with the Creative Movement classes and going on to the highest levels of Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop & more. She spent many of her summers attending various dance programs and taking Master Classes. She went on to pursue dance at Keene State College, earning a Bachelors degree in Theatre and Dance. She is currently the director of her own Modern Dance Company, Weather Makers Dance. 

Touring New England with unique and splendid choreography! She has performed for Southern Vermont Dance Festival over many summers, and participated in the world renowned American Dance Festival at Duke University on scholarship. She is excited to be teaching the children of MAMA the joys of dance and choreography.  

Linda Estabrook

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Miss Linda Estabrook graduated Magna Cum Laude from SUNY Purchase Arts Conservatory earning her BFA in dance and a minor in psychology. She was an apprentice at the Granite State Ballet of Nashua, NH, performed with the Debra Weiss Dance Theatre and danced in the show "Rock Stars NYC" in New York City under the direction of Skip Costa. She has traveled many ports of the world performing with Carnival Cruise Lines in their Vegas style production shows working with choreographers  such as Minnie Madden, Mistinguett and One direction's choreographer Paul Roberts. Linda is a teaching artist for the New Hampshire Dance Institute, is Co-Artistic Director of Full Motion Dance Theatre and  teaches Ballet, Musical Theatre, Cabaret and Jazz here at the Monadnock Academy of Movement Arts.

Taylor Remy

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Taylor Remy grew up in Bellingham, MA attending dance classes since the age of two. She has a diverse background in Modern, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Lyrical, Ballet, Pointe and Gymnastics. She joined the Senior Dance Company at the early age of 11 and earned a full scholarship to the Dance Revolution Company intensive in South Carolina. She graduated from Franklin Pierce College with a Bachelors Degree in Creative Dance Therapy and a Minor in Psychology. She studied abroad in Lyon, France taking daily classes and immersing herself in modern dance & attending multiple performances every week. 

Taylor was a member of Accendo Dance company during college, performing in Italy, Florida, Washington DC and New England. Taylor has found enjoyment in co-coordinating Full Motion Dance Theatre and is continuing her studies towards dance therapy. She is excited to bring her special and unique talents to the students at MAMA!

Corey Starr

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Miss Corey spent the majority of her childhood dancing with Paula Meolas Dance and Performing Arts, Inc. Attending various competitions across the East Coast as well as nationally, gave her a sense of performance and an appreciation for the Art of Dance. Corey attended the dance program at Dean College in  Franklin, MA. Having opportunities to train under instructors such as Jill Silverman, Jean  Wendell, Kelly Peters & Joan Pallodino. At Dean, she co-created the first Hip-Hop crew, &  choreographed for student showcases. The past ten years she has been teaching at select studios throughout the North East. Corey attends conventions & teacher workshops to stay fresh and inspired with choreography and continues training with well known artists such as Mia Michaels, Raphsody James, Thelma Goldberg, Marty Kudelka, Rhee Gold & Mandy Moore! She has experience with all genres of dances, but specializes in Tap & Hip-Hop. Her style focuses on syncopation of rhythms in Tap, with a hoofing style. She enjoys instructing all ages of dancers and it's impossible for her to choose her favorite discipline, she loves it all! She is thankful to be able to live out her passion teaching the students of MAMA!

Shawn Fitzgerald Ahern

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Shawn began his training as a young boy at the Monadnock Academy of Movement Arts taking classes in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Musical Theatre, Ballroom & More. He went on to pursue a Bachelors  degree in Theatre & Dance from Keene State College and toured for 7 years with the world renowned dance company Pilobolus, acting as Dance Captain. 

He performed and studied with Bill Irwin, and has partnered with many notable industry leaders for stage, screen and behind the scenes work., allowing him to further his mastery of the arts in dance, theatre & film.

He is currently working under the direction of Sidi Larbi Cherkoui's Eastman Dance Company out of Antwerp, Belgium as a dancer and assistant choreographer. He has worked with the Beyonce & Jay-Z, choreographing for her music videos; Spirit & APES**T, and dancing with Emma Watson, in the film Little Women. He just finished filming & dancing in the Netflix film ANIMA, and is currently traveling the world to dance, choreograph and teach students with his positive & encouraging teaching style!

 He loves to come home to Peterborough, NH to teach dance to the students of MAMA!