Cheryl Dalessio

Dance Instructor/Choreographer

Cheryl Dalessio has been teaching the art of dance for over 35 years. She received her training in Tap, Jazz and Lyrical dance from Adjudicator, Bill Fowler and also from Tap Extraordinarie, Julia Boynton. She studied her passion for Classical Ballet and Pointe with the founder of the Boston Ballet, E. Virginia Williams.

For 15 years Cheryl owned and operated a fully staffed dance studio named Cheryl Lomas Dance Studio in Melrose, MA. Several of her students participated in the most reputable dance competitions and were awarded several medals for their performances. Accomplishing this took years of hard work, dedication and teamwork. Together they received many special awards for concept, originality, etc. In addition to previously owning her own a studio, Cheryl has also choreographed many musicals and revues within the community such as Annie, West Side Story, A Tribute to Andrew Lloyd Weber, and Nunsense to name a few.

Her mission has always been and will continue to be for her students to have a fun-learning experience- it’s as simple as that! Cheryl teaches confidence and comraderie which she feels is very important to keep in mind; especially since she is a role model for children and teens.

Linda Vieira

Dance Instructor/Choreographer

Linda Vieira began her dance life at the age of 2 at Dance Class in Salem, MA.  Since then she has had the opportunity to train at several local dance studios as well as The Gene Murray School, Salem State University and Boston Ballet.  Linda trained at Dance Enthusiasm for 10+ years where she was an original member of their Dance Company and began her dance teaching career.

Miss Linda began teaching dance in 1994 and in 2004 opened Just For Kicks School of Dance; after many wonderful years she sold her studio to focus on her family.

She received her Bachelor’s in History from Salem State with a minor in Educational Studies. While at Salem State Linda participated in the Repertory Dance Theater as a choreographer and dancer.

Over the course of her dance career she has attended numerous master classes in dance and dance education.  Linda has received many awards for her choreography at both the local and national level.

Linda began teaching at Crystal Joyce Dance Academy in 2015 and is thrilled to be teaching at such a wonderful studio!

Brittany Lincoln

Dance Instructor/Choreographer

Miss Brittany started dancing at age five at LeAnne Leslie’s School of Theatrical Dance in Lynn. Her dance education included Jazz, Tap, and Ballet. At age 9, she found her creative passion when taking her first Hip Hop class. Brittany continued her love for Hip Hop throughout high school at Beat ConnXtionz Dance Studio in Saugus, MA. Eventually, she auditioned to become a member of their traveling Hip Hop group. This group traveled all around Massachusetts and performed for numerous charity events as well as a few college shows/competitions yearly. Miss Brittany later became a Teacher’s Assistant and built her experience in teaching classes as well.

Miss Brittany has been teaching Hip Hop at Crystal Joyce Dance Academy since 2012.

When Miss Brittany is not working at CJDA, you can find her working as a Veterinary Technician at The Animal Hospital of Lynnfield. Brittany graduated in 2014 from North Shore Community College with her Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology. She continued her education at Salem State University and in 2017 Miss Brittany graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management.

Courtney Connors

Dance Instructor/Choreographer

Courtney has been dancing for 19 years. She began her training at Broadway Dance Academy in Tewksbury, MA where she was a member of the competitive program and trained in various styles until graduating from high school. Miss Courtney went on to attended Westfield State University where she graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education in May 2017. While at Westfield, she was a member of the competitive Jazz and Hip Hop dance team for four years; she was elected captain her junior and senior years. Courtney competed at the Universal Dance Association College Nationals in Orlando, Florida all four years on the dance team where they placed 6th in the Nation for Open Hip Hop for 3 of those years. She was also a part of the teams 10th consecutive win for the New England Championships. This will be Courtney’s second year teaching dance. Courtney is very excited to share her love of dance at Crystal Joyce Dance Academy!

Jasmine Wong-Wynot

Dance Instructor/Choreographer

Jasmine began her dance training under the direction of Teri Gordon at Mass Motion Dance at the age of 7. There, she studied Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop,  Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, and Tap. Growing up, Miss Jasmine attended many competitions such as Spirit of Dance and Turn it up where she placed first overall in her category. She loves to attend various dance conventions whenever possible to keep up with her dance education. Jasmine has performed for Move for the Movement, MayFair, Reach, and BoSoma to name a few.
After graduating from Boston Latin Academy in 2016, she began her teaching career at Mass Motion Dance. This will be Jasmine’s third year teaching; she is excited to join the Crystal Joyce Dance Academy family! In addition to teaching, she is also a company dancer for Contemporarily Out of Order, under the direction of Wendy O’Bryne.
Jasmine is currently studying Exercise and Health Science with a minor in Dance at the University of Massachusetts Boston. After graduating college, she aspires to be a Physical Therapist and continue teaching dance classes.

Diane Killion

Bookkeeper/Office Manager

Diane is the bookkeeper and shares office managerial duties at CJDA.  Diane is the proud parent of the owner, Crystal Joyce, and has been employed at CJDA since its opening in September 2011.  The camaraderie and positive environment make it an enjoyable and pleasant place to work at.

In addition to working at Crystal Joyce Dance Academy, Diane also volunteers for the American Red Cross and creates “Keepsake” teddy bears and pillows from loved one’s favorite articles of clothing or blankets for Merrimack Valley Hospice.

Kristen Crabtree

Office Manager

Miss Kristen is one of Crystal Joyce Dance Academy’s Office Managers. She has been working for Miss Crystal for over 6 years.

In addition to working at CJDA, Kristen teaches 3rd Grade in Lynn Public Schools. She has a Bachelor’s in Business Management with a Marketing concentration from Bridgewater State University and a Master’s in Elementary Education from Endicott College. Kristen is continuing her education and returning for a Certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies in Reading through American International College.

In her spare time, you can find her taking fitness classes and spending time with family and friends!