MEET THE DIRECTOR
Stephanie P. Kemp
Artistic Director, Leadership Mentor
As Artistic Director of New England Dance Academy (NEDA), Stephanie Kemp has created one of the most successful dance studios in New England. Now in its 31st season, NEDA is recognized nationally as a premiere facility for dancers and acrobats of all ages.
Stephanie has received both regional and national recognition for her extensive knowledge and expertise. She continues to teach and choreograph at both the secondary and college level. Her recent nominations include:
- The prestigious Federation of Dance, Top Finalist for the Industry Dance Awards (last 3 consecutive seasons)
- Winner - Choreography of the Year, 2020 Star Dance Alliance
- The ADCC Studio Of Excellence Award.
Stephanie continues to master all of the latest techniques in all aspects of dance education including Anatomy, Dance History, Laban notation, dance production, Improvisation and Choreography. She brings a wealth of teaching experience, having taught dance at beginner through professional levels.
Stephanie Kemp earned her BA in Liberal Arts from Mount Holyoke College with a Dance Major from the 5 College Dance Department. She continued her studios in Kinesiology and Dance History at Smith and Amherst College respectively. Stephanie's professional background and creative insight have enabled her to create a school that is motivated by challenge and driven by high standards. New England Dance Academy has been named one of the TOP Dance Studios in the nation!
She is also the founder of Active Organics; a company that develops and manufactures all-natural and organic products and activewear for the dancer, made from eco-friendly, sustainable materials.
My Pledge to You
As a teacher of young children, I understand the importance of being prepared to teach. I understand the impact that my behavior, appearance, and knowledge have on my students. I recognize that I am a role-model and that everything I do and say makes a lasting impression.
I will not only teach dance, I will share my love of dance with all of my students. I will strive to make my lessons exciting and impactful so that my students will grow and learn, and we can dance together for many years to come!
For the Love of Dance
I believe anything is possible when it comes from the heart. Dance has taught me to live, laugh and dream. It has not been about the awards and the accolades, for me it has been about the journey. The memories and friendships I have made along the way are priceless.
When I started this business 28 years ago I knew not a soul in Attleboro; the community embraced me, my second family. I am forever grateful for all of the love and support. I am honored that you have chosen to investigate the many advantages a New England Dance Academy education has to offer. I will do my best to earn and maintain your trust.