Teachers

Cathy Richard – Owner

My name is Cathy Richard and I am the Owner and Director of GSDC. I started my dance career at the early age of 2. I was assistant teaching by 11 then independently teaching by 14. After several years of taking classes around New Hampshire, I ventured out to expand my knowledge in Boston and New York City and competed as a soloist. I have enjoyed sharing my passion for dance with children and adults for over 30 years in a variety of styles.


Amy Maxwell

Amy teaches several of our lyrical classes and beginner ballet classes. Amy has been dancing since she was three years old and was trained in the styles of ballet, pointe, lyrical, contemporary, tap and jazz for 17 years. In her classes, Amy uses her extensive dance training to teach her students proper technique and utilizes appropriate terminology while she teaches. Her goal is to provide all of her students with a positive dance environment where they are able develop and expand their skills. Along with being a dance teacher, Amy recently obtained her degree in Elementary and Special Education from Southern New Hampshire University. Teaching at the Granite State Dance Center allows her to combine her love of teaching with her passion for dance!


Emilia Morrissette

Emilia-3cropFrom being a 3-year-old in pre-ballet to teaching, Emilia has come a long way. Even though she started with just ballet, she eventually broadened her horizons with taking classes such as lyrical, contemporary, and even hip hop. By taking all these different classes, Emilia has become very creative. She uses her creativity to choreograph some fun dances. Her bubbly personality makes for a fun environment.


Danielle Demers

Danielle began taking ballet classes at the age of three. While ballet is her passion, she has also had training in modern, jazz, and tap as well.  Danielle has a bachelors degree in Elementary Education from Southern New Hampshire University and is excited to be teaching for the Granite State Dance Center!