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Karen Kosta with son Matthew and daughter Kaleigh.

Jody's School of Dancing
407R Mystic Ave. #11A
Medford, MA. 02155

Karen Kosta
Karen is a Graduate of Umass Boston with a Bachelor Of Science Degree in Psychology with a Minor in Dance. She has more than 20 years experience teaching children and adults. Karen started her training with Jody Palange Roffi, Jeanette Neil, Liz Lapuh and continued at Boston Ballet, which is affiliated with Umass Boston. She has continued her children's dance training from Rosemary Boyden. Karen has completed the Dance Teacher's Club of Boston Teacher's Training course and is an active member of the Dance Teacher's Club Of Boston.

She has also completed the American Fitness Association Of America 's Aerobic Certification course. Karen continues her education as a dance teacher and student through numerous workshops and conventions with dance professionals throughout the country.

Karen's performance background is very diverse. She has toured with the Dance Prism Ballet Company performing in "The Nutcracker" and "Alice In Wonderland" around New England. She has performed and choreographed for dance concerts at Umass Boston, performed in numerous Jeanette Neil Dance Studio Repertory concerts, performed with the Cambridge Chamber Ballet under the direction of Liz Lapuh, performed with Impulse Dance Company and also in many benefit banquets, holiday shows, parades, competitions and fashion shows. Most recently Karen performed with original cast member Brad Musgrove of Broadway's "Fosse" in "Sing, Sing, Sing" in Boston.

Karen's most frequently asked question is "who is Jody?". Jody Roffi opened the studio in 1977 in Ball Square, Somerville. After many years as a student and teacher at Jody's School Of Dancing, Karen took over in 1995 as Jody retired. Karen relocated the studio in 2002 to the new spacious state of the art studio in Medford.

Michelle Scott with her daughters
Addison and Camrynn.

Michelle Scott has been teaching at Jody's School of Dancing since 1995. Overall, she has been dancing for 25+ years and has been teaching dance for over 15 years. She trained primarily with Jody Palange-Roffi and Susan O'Keefe. Michelle also enjoys taking class at Jeannette Neill Dance Studio in Boston during the summer months and when time allows. She has also taken master classes with Broadway performers Jeff Shade, Ron Kellum and Joey Zarzecki. Michelle also completed a course in children's dance training taught by Rosemarie Boyden and has attended the Project Motivate seminars presented by Rhee Gold. Over the past few years, Michelle has attended several workshops at the Dancelife Retreat Center in Norton, MA, learning from some of the leaders in the dance education field.
In addition to her dance training, Michelle is an examined and current member of the Dance Teacher's Club of Boston and the American Society. She attends all member meetings and classes presented by dance professionals from around the nation.

Michelle was an Early Childhood Educator for 10 years, working with infants thru pre-kindergartners. She has a Bachelor of Science from Boston University and has taken many Early Childhood Education classes over the years. Michelle is happy to bring her professional experience and love of children to her dance classes.


Charron Alves


Amanda Roberto


Katie Bloom

2012 Staff


Matt, Daysia, Stephanie, Maddison, Victoria and Erin

2012 Recital









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Teacher and Director: Karen Kosta

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