Kathy Buccella: Director of Dance

Kathy started teaching for Dance With Energy in 2017, but has been on the Weymouth Club management staff for 11 years in her role as Member Accountant Manager. Now in addition to that role, Kathy became the Director of Dance in 2022.  She also can be found teaching Barre early mornings, for Weymouth Club.
Kathy studied at UMass Boston, holding a major in musical theater and a minor in dance. She has been dancing since the age of 3. She has studied Ballet, Lyrical, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop and Pro-style/Pom dance. Kathy also performed with numerous award-winning competition teams and was a resident dancer for the Company Theater in Norwell for 5 years. Prior to teaching for Dance With Energy, Kathy taught at numerous dance schools such as Studio One, Easton Dance Academy, Shoestrings Studio of Dance, Michelle’s School of Dance and Lisa’s Dance Studio.
Most recently, Kathy has competed in many numerous fitness modeling competitions, and has been published in Status Magazine in 2017 and 2018, Vagaro Magazine in 2019, Boston Man Magazine in 2020 and Fit n Firm’s Spring issue in 2022.

Kellie Brito: Director of Competitive Dance

Kellie started with Dance with Energy in 2008. She teaches Discovery Dance, Creative Movement, Kinder Combo, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Acro and Performing Company classes.

Kellie received her B.A. in dance performance and education from Dean College School of Dance in 2007. There she performed as a featured dancer under Maurice Hines and as a part of the Elite Dance Company. While at Dean, Kellie focused her training on pedagogy, composition and creative movement. Kellie was also accepted into Alvin Ailey’s Independent Study Program in New York City. She has received numerous awards for her choreography at Dance with Energy.

Layla Mouline: Director of Recreational Dance

Layla has been dancing with Dance with Energy since 2012. She has danced competitively since 2014 and has trained in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, and acro. Prior to dancing, she was trained in competitive gymnastics for 9 years. Layla began assistant teaching classes for young dancers at DWE in 2014 and has been teaching on her own since 2017.
After graduating Braintree High School in 2017, Layla attended Wellesley College for 2 years and finished her studies at UMass. She graduated Summa Cum Laude in May 2021 with a degree in Early Childhood Education and a written portfolio on dance teaching. She has been choreographing for Dance with Energy’s competition teams since 2020 and has received multiple awards for her choreography. Layla is excited to continue dancing and sharing her passion at Dance with Energy.

Casey Durazzano

Casey began dancing when she was 3 at Dance Creations Inc. in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Here she trained in tap, jazz, ballet and pointe, under the direction of Dawn Masse Gariepy. She also danced competitively and taught for the studio. Casey graduated from Bridgewater State University in 2017, where she earned Bachelor’s Degrees in both Elementary Education and Math. Throughout her time at Bridgewater, Casey danced on BSU’s dance company as a dancer, tap choreographer and member of the E-Board. Currently, Casey dances with DanceWorks Boston, performing in shows twice a year and has staged and choreographed 4 tap pieces with DanceWorks since 2018. Casey has taught and choreographed at local dance studios throughout the past three years, as well as teaching pop-up tap classes in Boston. Outside of dance, Casey earned her Master’s degree in STEM Leadership and works as an Elementary STEAM Specialist with the Weymouth Public Schools. Casey joined Dance with Energy in 2021, teaching tap technique to the Company dancers and is excited to continue sharing her passion for tap!

Allyson Magazu

Allyson began dancing at Dance with Energy in 2013 and has danced competitively since 2015. She has trained in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, and acro. Allyson has won several awards at dance competitions including earning second place for her solo at the Showstopper National Competition in 2019. She began assisting younger dancers at Dance with Energy in 2015 and has been teaching since 2020. Allyson teaches Discovery Dance, Tumble Tots, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Lyrical recreational classes as well as Performing Company classes. Allyson is attending Stonehill College in Easton MA where she will graduate with a degree in Education Studies and Performing Arts: Dance with a minor in Arts Administration in 2023. She is also a member of the Stoneworks Dance Company where she trains and performs in a variety of styles, as well as choreographing for their shows each semester. Allyson enjoys working with young children and sharing her passion for dance. She hopes to continue working with children and wants to integrate her love of dance into her career.

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