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Dance Unlimited’s well-balanced approach to teaching dance is a tribute the school's Artistic Director, Founder, Teacher and Choreographer, Linda Turner. Linda’s experience as former professional dancer, teacher and coach bring a well balanced approach to the studio environment.  She includes over 30 years teaching experience from Pre-K to the College/University level. As well as being a certified teacher, Linda’s credentials include:

  • Active membership in the Boston Dance Teachers Club and Dance Masters of America
  • Certified adjudicator by the National Dance Council
  • Former professional dancer
  • Award winning and competitive gymnast
  • Post Graduate Dance Masters Training School at the University of Buffalo. Certification in Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Modern/Contemporary and Acrobatics’
  • Dance Team Coach at junior high school, high school and college/university level
  • Former Cheeleading Coach at junior high, high school and college/university level
  • Former New England Patriots Cheerleader
  • Gymnastic floor exercise choreographer for an Olympic Medalist's Gym School
  • Certified Kindermusic Instructor
  • Certified Ariel Silks & Bungee Instructor
  • Recently choreographed for the New England Patriots Cheerleader Alumni

Linda frequently attends workshops and seminars across the country such as Pulse, Summit, and most recently Dance Teacher Web Conference in Las Vegas.  This ongoing exposure is evident in the school's training and choreography, especially in the schools resident dance group, the Dance Unlimited Dancers.   The DU dancers have performed Linda's choreography at Walt Disney World, ABC TV Disney Christmas Parade, Universal Studios, Norwegian Cruise Lines, The Boston State House, The Boston Celtic's, Macy's, and the Boston Red Sox.

Emily McHugh - Ms. Emily studied dance at Bridgewater State University & UMass Boston.  She was very active in the respective dance companies as both a performer & choreographer.  Ms. Em also assisted with the choreography for Walt Disney World when DU was there in 2009 and with our productions of the Nutcracker.  She recently received her Zumba certification which she shares with the Special Needs Students and many local gyms in the area.  She was the former dance coach for Notre Dame Academy and began her dance training here at DU! Her contemporary classes are a favorite of many of the students here at DU. 

Lindsey Murphy - Lindsey has just received her Masters Degree with distinction in Tax at Bentley University and has recently passed the CPA exam.   She began her training with her mom Linda Turner at DU.  She has also continued her dance education by attending conferences in New York at Summit & Dance Teacher Web Conference in Las Vegas.  Lindsey also completed the Boston Dance Education Certificate program in 2009.  She was recipient of the Boston Dance Teachers Club Teach In Award for showing the most potential as a dance educator.  She  also won the National Dance Council scholarship which was based on her talent in tap and outstanding academic record. 

Karen McAlpin - Ms. Karen began her journey with DU back in 1992 and returned to DU six years ago as a member of the Adult Class.  Karen graduated from Emerson College with a BFA in Production/Stage Management and has worked at various theatres in the Boston & surrounding areas.  She currently works part time  at the North Shore Music Theatre where she works in production.  When she is not dancing or in the theatre she can be found at Source One Financing.  Karen is thrilled to join the staff just in time to celebrate DU's 30th Anniversary.

Libby O'Dowd, Instructor- bio to come shortly