Located at 613 East Middle Turnpike in Manchester, Connecticut our professionally equipped studio 

offers complete dance education at all levels, 

from preschool to adult.

Dance in its fullest meaning is a performing art. 

One of the most exciting, fun and 

valuable experiences for the dance student 

is the extension from the classroom to the stage, 

which students of the Manchester School of 

Dance Arts experience at both 

the annual “Christmas Spectacular” and 

June recital – “Show Stoppers.” 

Each year a ballet choreographed by Miss Cherie 

is featured at the June recital.


 Miss Cherie Manna, artistic director and owner, 

is a talented and accomplished dancer, 

instructor and choreographer. 

Her extensive training and performing experience 

led her into her career. 

    After accepting and completing a two year teaching apprenticeship with former director Miss Priscilla Gibson, 

Miss Cherie became an instructor and choreographer 

for the studio as well as for many of the 

Manchester Ballet Company’s productions. 

    For many years Miss Cherie danced leading roles 

in many ballets as a senior member and soloist 

for the former Manchester Ballet Company.

    In July 2010, after participating for four years, 

Miss Cherie graduated from the 

Teacher Training School of Dance Masters of America (DMA) 

and is certified by DMA to teach ballet, tap and jazz. 

She has also participated in events hosted 

by the National Association of Dance

 and Affiliated Arts (NADAA).