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.
Miss Cherie graduated from the
Teacher Training School of Dance Masters of America (DMA), after completing a rigorous four-year program,
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).