- You want a studio that is family-friendly and truly cares about you.
- You want high-quality training with some of the best dance artists and educators in the state and beyond.
- You want to make sure that your child is in age appropriate costumes and dance numbers.
- You want your child to learn many styles of dancing, singing, and acting in a professional setting.
- You want your student to have many performance opportunities. Our dancers can participate in the Spring Recital, community performances, and competitions.
- You want your child to have a well-rounded life. At MDC, we want that too! Therefore, we allow ongoing registration through January. Our dancers are also athletes, artists, and scholars.
This year at MDC has been amazing. Everyone sees the new studio name, changes to the interior of the studio, the new teachers, etc, but the biggest change I have seen is in [my daughter] Emily.
It’s amazing to see how much her knowledge base and technique have improved. She has always liked dance but this year her spark has been ignited- she is already talking about trying out for a solo and attending camp. After sitting through your class yesterday [at peek week] it all was very clear why. You have such a passion for dance that is infectious. Emily is so happy and proud to be part of the MDC team. Thank you for all you do to help our children grow as dancers and young confident ladies.
MEET THE DIRECTOR...
Dance has been a prevalent part of Rhiannon's life for as long as she can remember. Born, raised, and trained in Maine, Rhiannon reached the pinnacle of a ballet career in her home state by achieving the title of Principal Ballerina with Maine State Ballet at the ripe age of nineteen. She was also one of the youngest dancers to join the Maine State Ballet Company at age fourteen.
Rhiannon has been classically trained in ballet by Linda MacArthur Miele (a former pupil of George Balanchine and artistic director of the Maine State Ballet) as well as tap and jazz. By age twenty-one, she expanded her principal repertoire to include roles such as "Aurora" in Sleeping Beauty, "Swanhilda" in Coppelia, "Sugar Plum" and "Dew Drop" in The Nutcracker, "Kitri" in Don Quixote, she was a soloist in Balanchine’s Serenade, and most recently her rendition of "Odette/Odile" in the infamous Swan Lake gained her critical acclaim. Rhiannon has attended summer programs with the American Academy of Ballet as well as Boston Ballet’s Summer Intensive, and continues to expand her training by attending workshops in Portland, Boston, and New York. She has taught classes with local studios for more than eight years, and loves working with kids of all ages.
With a passion for entrepreneurship, Rhiannon obtained her Bachelor's degree from St. Joseph’s College in Writing and Publishing with a minor in Business Administration, and runs two of her own businesses in addition to MDC and her career with Maine State Ballet. First and foremost, however, Rhiannon is thrilled to be able to give back to the Southern Maine community through an art form that has given so much to her.