Elizabeth Cammarata is the owner and director of Alton Street Dance. She has danced since the age of 3 all the way through college and continues to take classes wherever and whenever possible to continue her dance education. Elizabeth has danced in many local performances, as well as participated in the Dance Teacher Club of Boston training. Elizabeth strives to provide a loving, nurturing and professional environment for her students and their families. Outside of the studio Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her husband, children and their dog Tucker!
Jennifer Stauss actually grew up training in gymnastics and cheerleading and it wasn’t until age 11 that she found her love for dance. She studied at her local dance studio Sally’s School of Dance in New Hampshire & then in high school she continued her dance training at Edra Toths Academy of Dance and Music where she was also a member of the Northeastern Ballet Theatre, the high school Dance Team and her local dance studios’ competitive Dance Team. In college she studied dance at Temple University and then graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre and Dance from The University of New Hampshire. Here she was also a member of the UNH Dance Company. She has been teaching dance at a recreational and competitive level for over 10 years in eastern Massachusetts and northern New Hampshire. Jenn has a true passion for dance and teaching children. She enjoys bringing a love of dance to all of her classes. When Jennifer isn’t dancing, she enjoys taking her dog Joplin for walks and to the dog park.
Megan Dickerson started dancing at the age of three and is a proud ASD alum. In addition to being on the ASD dance team for 4 years, Megan has also danced professionally in Disney’s, “The Finest Hours”, Universal Pictures, “The Purge: Election Year” and has been cast in numerous acting and modeling gigs in the Boston area. Megan earned her business degree from Endicott College in Beverly, MA and serves as our office manager and social media coordinator. When needed, she is capable of filling in for any of our instructors with her broad dance background and experience. Outside of the studio, Megan enjoys keeping up with the current fashion trends and taking dance classes for fun.
Amy Hantson has danced since she was 3 years old. She trained in tap, jazz, contemporary and hip hop at the Bolton Dance Academy in Glens Falls, NY for 15 years. During college, Amy was the choreographer and member of the Western New England College dance team. After moving to the Boston area, Amy spent 5 years as a choreographer and performer for OnStage Dance Company. She is now a certified Zumba instructor as well! When she’s not dancing, Amy is a first grade teacher in Watertown. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their golden retriever, Brogan.
Audrey Hatas grew up dancing at Accent on Dance in Waukesha, WI and has been choreographing and performing ever since. Since moving to Boston in 2009 she has danced with several groups, and for the past 4 years has been a member of Alive Dance Collective, a small contemporary company based in Cambridge. Growing up her favorite dance style was ballet, but she grew to love the freedom and creativity that contemporary offered, and she loves being able to share that with the next generation of dancers! Outside of the dance world, Audrey works as a physical therapist and loves running marathons, cooking, and hiking in her spare time.