ABOUT US

Instructors

Ashley Whalley

Ashley Whalley

Owner/Instructor

Ashley Whalley studied theatre and dance at the Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick, MA and earned her BFA in Musical Theatre from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Some of Ashley’s professional credits include performing in the musical Chicago at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, singing with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra on PBS, and performing at NYC’s Lincoln Center. Ashley traveled the world as the company manager and principal singer for Jean Ann Ryan Productions on Norwegian Cruise Line and P&O Ventura Cruise Lines. Since returning back to NH, Ashley has continued her professional performance  career.  She has performed with the Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra and played numerous roles locally, including her award-winning performance for Best Actress as Velma in the Winnipesaukee Playhouse’s 2019 production of Chicago. Ashley is passionate about arts education in the Lakes region and is the proud owner/director of The Studio at Meredith Bay!

Allison Patterson

Allison Patterson

Modern, Tap, Pre-Ballet Instructor

A native of the Lakes Region, Allison found her passion for movement and “all things dance”  at Meredith’s Sally’s School of Dance.  After graduating from Interlakes High School,  Allison went on to study modern dance at Keene State College and then at SUNY Brockport where she earned her BFA.  As a college performer, Allison was cast in many dance reviews including the American College Dance Festival’s Gala in Buffalo, NY.  Allison brings her passion for creative movement to the Studio where she trains our youngest dancers to enjoy the fun, elegance and energy of self-expression through movement.  Movement also plays a major role in her life outside of The Studio, as Allison works as a licensed physical therapist’s assistant.
Suzanna Derynioski

Suzanna Derynioski

A native of the Lakes Region, Suzanna began her training at Diane’s Dance Academy and continued with Edgewater Academy of Dance. She was a member of the Edgewater Dance Company, performing at many events and venues. Suzanna graduated from Plymouth State University in May 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Management, with an option in Small Business Entrepreneurship and a minor in dance and received a certificate in dance pedagogy. Suzanna is co-founder of New Hampshire Dance Movement, an organization that puts on an annual dance show to benefit a local charity. She is an accomplished choreographer with the PSU Contemporary Dance Ensemble and New Hampshire Dance Movement.  Suzanna is excited to share her love of dance with the Studio dancers!

Ali Doucette

Ali Doucette

Jesse Farquharson

Jesse Farquharson