Jenica graduated from Dean College with a Bachelor's Degree in Dance in 2017, concentrating in studio management. She began dancing at the age of three at the Studio of Performing Arts, and throughout the years blossomed into a choreographer and teacher. At Dean College, Jenica has been in many performances including, Faculty Showcase, Arts Mosaic, and Dance Company. In addition to her dance, Jenica also wrote a book titled, Movement Is a Must for K-12 Education: How to Make It Happen. In this book, Jenica discusses the importance of movement within education, in and outside the classroom. Jenica traveled to Disney World in Orlando, Florida and continued her education in the Disney College Program. There she worked in the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique in Cinderella's Castle in Magic Kingdom. She learned more about the business side of her education, and realized that teaching children is truly what she wanted to pursue in life. Jenica returned home from college and has been slowly taking over the business from her Mother, the former Director Jeanne Dion Arsenault, for the past 4 years. Jenica is a person that believes dance is so important for everyone because it teaches them discipline, strength, determination, and provides them with a sense of self confidence needed in everyday life. Jenica is excited to embark on her new journey as the Owner & Director of Studio of Performing Arts for many years to come.
She was bitten by the bug of dance when she was three years old and never looked back. Ashley grew up dancing at the Carlene Nazarian's Dance Center in Salem, NH and danced there till she was 18. For years she traveled all over the US taking master classes and conventions hosted by leading choreographers. She is trained in all aspects of dance, but her love is Hip Hop. She has learned from Napoleon and Tabitha, Darren Henson, David Scott, Wade Robson, Dena Rizzo, Geo Hubela and so many more. She has taught at multiple dance studios over my career in both NH and MA. She has had students go off and compete in the International Hip Hop Competition in Germany where one student placed 11th in the world. Other students have gone off to lead the "Dancer's Life" dancing with celebrities like Lady Gaga, Becky G. and more. She has loved Hip Hop before judges knew how to judge it and very excited and motivated to instill that same love and respect to every class she teaches.