MEET OUR STAFF
Owner & Director
Jaina grew up dancing at her local studio from the time she was three. At 13, she took on the role as demonstrator and began teaching her own classes at 16. Jaina taught multiple dance classes each week as she attended Rhode Island College. Jaina graduated with a B.S. in Elementary Education with a concentration in Special Education K-12. Dance education continued as she began her career as a special educator. Jaina has been a special educator for 14 years and worked with children with mild-severe disabilities and behavior disorders in both urban and suburban areas in Florida and Rhode Island. In addition to teaching, Jaina found a love for fitness through Jazzercise and taught at her local center for 9 years before retiring. Currently, Jaina teaches special education grades 1 and 2 at LaPerche Elementary school in Smithfield, RI. Jaina lives in Smithfield with her husband Joe, three children Julia, Joey and Jack and their dogs Gus and Gabby. The love of dance has never left her and the excitement of working with children and their creative talents proves to be most rewarding!
Torie began dancing at the age of three at her local studio and continued exploring her love for dance for an additional fourteen years. During her years as a dancer, she studied many styles including: Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary and Hip-Hop. After graduating high school, Torie went on to pursue her lifelong dream of teaching children. She graduated from Rhode Island College with a B.S. in Elementary and Special Education. Torie is currently a special educator at Raymond C. LaPerche Elementary School in Smithfield, RI. Torie loves creating dance classes where her students to feel safe, motivated, confident, and inspired to be their best selves.
Foundational Gymnastics Instructor
Kaiya grew up in the world of gymnastics. She constantly had so much energy, and finding gymnastics at a young age was the perfect fit for her to move her body in ways that other settings couldn’t. Kaiya has previous experience with teaching gymnastics from ages 3-9, as well as 5 years of preschool teaching experience. Kaiya received her B.S. in Early Childhood Education/Human Development from the University of Rhode Island. She is currently a second grade teacher at LaPerche Elementary School in Smithfield, RI. She believes using gymnastics, dance and other movement opportunities is a positive and encouraging outlet for those wiggly kiddos, or ANY kiddo to simply feel happy and free.
Sarah-Lynn St. Vincent
Sarah-Lynn has been an occupational therapist in the Woonsocket School Department since 2002. She graduated from Quinnipiac University in 2001 with a B.S. She has worked with students Pre-K through high school and students with mild-moderate and severe-profound disabilities. She regularly designs sensory diets and uses visual supports in treatment to help kids self-regulate and function independently within their daily occupations. She has always used movement and music as part of therapy sessions as well as in her own personal workouts. She has coached Special Olympics and Girls on the Run and loves helping kids get fit and learn new skills. In 2018, she fell in love with yoga and started a daily at-home practice that changed her life. Sarah-Lynn was certified as a kids yoga instructor through Kidding Around Yoga in 2019 and began incorporating yoga into school-based therapy services. She loves creating yoga classes based on a theme including music, dancing, yoga poses, breathing, meditation, games, crafts, kindness, and of course fun! Namaste yogis! Peace Begins With You!
Bianca started dancing at the age of 2 at her local dance studio. During elementary and middle school, she explored her love for dance both recreationally and competitively. Bianca has trained in many forms of dance including ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, and hiphop. During her competitive tenure, she received numerous special awards for stage presence and authenticity. Bianca choreographed for her high school musical performances, as well as at her dance studio. Outside of dance, Bianca works as a Speech and Language Pathologist with students with mild to severe disability and behavior disorders in both a school and an outpatient setting. She looks forward to the exciting future of Dance Unlimited and helping children and adults alike find their voice through dance!
Growing up in a small town in North Carolina, Victoria spent every day after school training for competition season at The Dance Shop in Archdale, NC. After 10 years of competing at the dance shop, she finished her senior year off making it all the way to Las Vegas for nationals with her team. While in high school, she also assisted dance classes at her dance studio. After high school, she joined her college dance team at Coastal Carolina University. After being a Pre-K teacher in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, she moved to Rhode Island where she will be perusing her dream of sharing her knowledge and love for dance with others. Her specialties include, but are not limited to, contemporary, lyrical and open.
Jamison began dancing at age 4 at her local studio and has continued to explore her love for dance since then. She studied ballet, pointe, and lyrical over the years and danced competitively for 4 years. She graduated from Assumption University with a B.A. in Biology before making the switch to pursue a more administrative role. She is currently pursuing her MBA in healthcare administration through Assumption University. She has completed extensive volunteer work with children and babysits in her free time. Her love for kids hasn’t wavered over the years, and she loves sharing her passion for dance with the young dancers of today.