Our Classes will be tought by a team of professional dancers under the direction of the Boston Community Dance Project lead by Skooj.
Sarah-Katarina (SKooJ CorE-O) brings her knowledge and talents to the Performing Arts with experience in
performance, choreography, instruction, and adjudication.
SKooJ’s organic approach toward movement created the
Boston Community Dance Project (BCDP), a professional
collective expressing their passion of story telling through contemporary and fusion movements.
Her choreography and direction has also been featured on the HGTV series
"Spontaneous Construction", NESN, The Dr. Oz Show, WayFair.com Commercials
MTV, Her talents have also paired up with TedEX Boston/Philadelphia, New
Balance, Broadway in Boston, LA’s own Club Jete, and Carnival Choreographer’s
Ball Anniversary Show! Most recently SKooJ worked for artist Shoshana Bean as she
choreographed the Closing Number of Brian Friedman’s The Main Event in New
JESSICA ROSE FLYNN
Jessica Rose Flynn, born and raised in Massachusetts, received her early dance training at the North Reading School of Ballet in Ballet, Modern, Tap, Jazz, and Lyrical under the direction of Lisa Pulver. In high school, she was also accepted into the Junior Apprentice program with Urbanity Dance Company and added Contemporary dance and Improvisation to her repertoire. While with Urbanity, Jessica trained with mentors and choreographers such as Betsi Graves, Ellenore Scott, Jackie Nowicki, and Tucker Knox, and has performed at shows/locations such as Outside the Box in Boston Common, the Boston Contemporary Dance Festival at the Paramount Theater, and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. After departing from NRSB and Urbanity in 2016, Jessica jumped straight into a professional career by joining Bosoma Dance Company under the direction of Katherine Hooper. So far with Bosoma, she has performed at the Peabody Essex Museum as living art in the exhibit Rodin: Transforming Sculpture, various festivals, and in the fall and spring shows every year. In 2017, Jessica joined Boston Community Dance Project under the direction of Sarah Katarina “SKooJ CorE-O” and started training in Fusion dance. So far with BCDP, Jessica has performed in shows such as New York City’s Choreographers’ Carnival at the Highline Ballroom, the New York City Dance Parade, Openhouse NYC in Times Square presented by Brickhouse NYC, New York City's Dixon Place, various festivals, and has danced in and choreographed for the annual BCDP showcase.
Jessica Rose also teaches and choreographs in styles including Contemporary, Lyrical, Jazz, Ballet, and Improvisational Dance. She has taught and choreographed for Aurora Borealis Dance Company, Urbanity Dance Company, Boston Community Dance Project, and many other studios.
Kayla Luoma has been dancing & performing since the age of 2 and competed since the age of 6. She trained under the direction of her grandfather, Jim Caisse, and mother, Melissa Caisse. She formerly Co-directed their family owned dance studio alongside her mother that ran successfully for 56 years. Kayla has also studied with Juan Sanchez, Joe Melchiona, Paul Franklin, Sarah Jo Fazio, Raymond Lukens of ABT, Rhapsody, Geo, Mia Michaels, Brian Friedman, Dave Scott, LaurieAnn Gibson, Wade Robson and has assisted for dancer/choreographer Cris Judd. Kayla has premiered on the FOX Network television show "SYTYCD" Season 8 and season 10 auditions making it to the final 50 girls both times. Kayla trained at the Ballet Seminar at UNLV for four years. She has done guest performances and choreography for MIMO Theater group in Florida as well as many dance conventions and performances abroad such as representing the U.S. in Bermuda at the Goombay Festival, Norwegian Cruise line, Mexico, Las Vegas, and N.Y.C. Although Kayla's roots are in tap, jazz, & ballet, her main focus is in contemporary, hip hop, fusion, & jazz. As she is a true believer in being a well-rounded performer she keeps busy by taking classes at Broadway Dance Center in New York City and attending annual workshops continuing to train in all genres. She is a graduate of Dean College with an AA in Dance. She has assisted and worked with the Boston University dance team as well as the Wellesley College dancers. Kayla is a member of Boston Community Dance Project contemporary company based in Boston M.A. in which she has opened for Singer/ Songwriter Erene, performed at Carnival Choreographers Ball NYC, Brickhouse’s “Open House” show in Times Square, and “Built on Stilts” Agriculture Fair. You can find Kayla teaching classes in Boston MA along with studios across the east coast. She is currently an adjudicator & choreographer for High Demand Dance competition and DanZa Intensive. Kayla has undying passion and desire for dance, which she endlessly enjoys passing on in her classes.
Kiana is a dancer, artist and performer from southern New Hampshire. She is a company member for Boston Community Dance Project (BCDP), a contemporary fusion based dance company directed by Sarah-Katarina (SKooJ CorE-O). Kiana is also manger of the BCDP social media pages. She teaches at workshops and conventions with the company, such as ‘MOTIVZE’ and has set choreography for the company as well as danced in their annual show 2018 ‘VOCALIZE!’ She also performs in shows all around New England as well as performed in the 2018 NYC Carnival (Choreographers Ball).
Kiana has a background of training in contemporary, hip hop, ballet, musical theatre, jazz and modern and currently teaches in several areas in Boston and New Hampshire. She is also a company member of Saving Grace Dance Ensemble, an inspirational ballet and modern based company who performs in New Hampshire, Boston and NYC and is a current member of Tilted Colab, a contemporary and improvisational based company. Kiana also has a passion for jazz funk, hiphop, urban, fusion and improvisation classes and has has taken classes with Brian Friedman, Yanis Marshall, Willdabeast Adams, Robert Green and several other artists throughout NYC and Boston. She was also dancer and choreographer for Danceworks Boston for seasons 11 and 12 and has taught at several workshops and studios in a wide range of styles.
Kiana has a passion for storytelling and practices this art form by creating dance concept videos, editing promotional videos for her dance companies and is also a singer and songwriter with music on Spotify and ITunes. While developing her personal artistry, she has performed for both charity and professional events all around New Hampshire, Boston, and New York. Kiana loves various forms of art and has a passion for teaching several styles of dance to children and adults of all ages!
Maria Perry is a Boston-based engineer and dancer who is constantly excited by the beautiful intersection of art and science in the world around her. Maria began her dance education at a young age, training at studios along the Eastern Seaboard including the Center for Ballet Arts (Fairfax, VA), Eastern Connecticut Ballet (East Lyme, CT), and BalletNova (Falls Church, VA) in ballet, modern, and jazz. In college at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), she began to expand her dance horizons by studying contemporary and hip hop and performing with competitive collegiate teams in both styles. Maria was the Show Coordinator for MIT’s largest dance group, MIT DanceTroupe, and held senior leadership and choreographer positions for DanceTroupe and Fixation, MIT’s premier contemporary performance group. Maria graduated from MIT in 2015 with a BS in Biology and currently works as a process development engineer in the biotech industry. Maria is active in the Boston dance scene as a member of SKooJ CoRE-O’s Boston Community Dance Project and Urbanity Dance’s Underground company, and continues to train in contemporary, hip hop, and ballet.
Kelsey Rioux, born and raised in Killingly, CT, began her dance education at The Putnam Dance Center where she danced for 15 years and is now Assistant Director as of 2019. Following her time in Putnam, CT, she continued her studies at Rhode Island College located in Providence, RI. Here she not only received a B.A. in Dance Performance and a minor in Mathematics, but also graduated summa cum laude with a four-year talent, and presidential scholarship. While at Rhode Island College, Kelsey has had the pleasure of working with her professors Angelica Vessella and Jessica Pearson, and also guest artists such as Bob Boross, William Evans, Jennifer Archibald, Keigwin+Company, and David Parker among others. Kelsey has also performed with the RIC Dance Company and Boston Community Dance Project in several areas throughout New England. Recently, she obtained her certification for Acrobatic Arts Module 1 and membership with Dance Masters of America Chapter 5. Kelsey has been a teacher and choreographer for over 10 years, and always enjoys going to conventions and workshops to meet new people, engage with students, and further advance her knowledge in dance.