Michele Connaire, Director of the Energy Center

Year started at WC:   2015

Philosophy:
Stay Humble, Work Hard, Be Kind

Education/Experience: 
Monsignor Ryan Memorial High School, Aquinas College A.S. Business, Bridgewater State University B.A. English, pursing MBA Boston College

Certifications:
ACSM CEC Certificate, Leadership Foundations Certificate

Fun fact about me:
I played baseball as a child

Lianne Mankus, Energy Center Assistant Director; Director of the Energy Center Camp

Year started at WC:
2016

Philosophy:
To teach is to touch a life forever

Education/Experience:
Boston Latin Academy HS
Suffolk University
Massasoit Community College

Certifications:
Infant/Toddler Lead Teacher Certified
Preschool Lead Teacher Certified
Director I certified
CPR/First Aid/AED Certified
CDC Heads Up Concussion Training

Fun Fact:
I own two blind cats who are brothers, Cotton and Snow

Richard Oaxaca, Dance with Energy Company Director 

Bio:

Richard is originally from Texas where he grew up competing in gymnastics and cheerleading and was named “America’s Number One Male Cheerleader” four times by the National Cheerleaders Association. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio with a Master of Fine Arts in Dance.

He performed as a member of the Los Angeles based dance company Diavolo, was invited to perform at the 2012 World Expo in Yeosu, Korea, & appeared on Season 7 of America’s Got Talent. He has been a backup up dancer for Patti LaBelle, danced in Cameron Mackintosh’s Hey, Mr. Producer! , and danced for Princess, Carnival, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, & portrayed the part of the Magic Carpet in Disney’s Aladdin, A Musical Spectacular, for Disney Cruise Lines.

After attending the New England Center for Circus Arts and the San Francisco Circus Center, he joined Norwegian Cruise Lines as a principal acrobat and dancer, then toured internationally as an aerialist and fire eater with Aerial Angels Circus Company, Aerial Experience, & choreographed for The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus. He was awarded the “Up and Coming Choreography” award by The Movement Project of Cleveland, Ohio, & most recently nominated for the “Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching” award in Cleveland, Ohio.

Before joining the Weymouth Club as the Director of Dance With Energy, Oaxaca was an adjunct professor at Case Western Reserve University, the University of Wisconsin, and the former Assistant Director of Dance at Notre Dame College in South Euclid Ohio.