Owner & Artistic Director, Whitney MacIsaac opened Eloquence Dance Centre in 2007.
After many years of dancing and teaching, Ms. Whitney decided it was time to share her love of dance, in a non-competitive, confidence-boosting, family-friendly environment. Eloquence offers classes for beginner through advanced dancers in BALLET, TAP, JAZZ, CONTEMPORARY, HIP HOP, BOYS ONLY HIP HOP, IRISH STEP, ACRO, MUSICAL THEATRE, YOGA.
Eloquence has two large studios, and a cozy waiting room equipped with television screens to view your dancers’ progress while they take class.
Our instructors are experts in their field with many years of dance training, eager to share their love of dance and teaching with your dancers.
Located in Littleton, MA our dance family encompasses Littleton, Acton, Ayer, Boxborough, Chelmsford, Groton, Harvard, Shirley, Westford and beyond. Come check us out!
Whitney MacIsaac (Owner and Artistic Director)
As far back as I can remember, my lifelong dream was to own a dance school. After studying dance at many local dance schools, I continued my dance education at Roger Williams University where I received my Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Performance studies with a minor in Business Management. These days, when she I’m not teaching or performing varies office duties at Eloquence I’m running around Littleton with my two young boys and husband. My favorite part of owning Eloquence is watching our young dancer grow into both strong dancers and amazing people. At our annual performance I am always amazed at the growth that has occurred in 10 short months both mentally and physically. It’s truly a honor to be a part of our dancers’ lives.
Kim Fraser, Studio Manager
Kim has been our studio manager from day one. Ms. Kim is actually the one who came up with our name, Eloquence Dance Centre. As Ms. Whitney’s Mom, she is our biggest supporter! When Ms. Kim isn’t in the office you’ll find her in our waiting room, cheering on our dancers or possibly babysitting her three grandsons. Kim grew up dancing and will be the first to tell you, tap is her favorite!
Natasha fell in love with dance shortly after she decided to stop her gymnastics career. Although she loved gymnastics, her passion for dance was greater. Natasha trained under the Donna Miceli beginning in high school. After graduating from Lowell High School Natasha decided to pursue dance at Bridgewater State University and also became a member of Strive For Change Lifestyle (SFC.) While on SFC she was on the Bridgewater State University dance team for 3 years and her junior year she was the vice president of the BSU dance team. After receiving her bachelors in dance, Natasha joined two dance companies, Boston Community Dance Project and The Expressive Movement. Both of these companies have given Natasha wonderful opportunities to perform at World of Dance Boston, Carnival Choreographer’s Ball in New York City, Times Square, NYC and even the opportunity to showcase her work and perform in The Expressive Movements headlining Tour show “Within A Dancers Mind”. Aside from dance, Natasha is either working with her toddlers and Preschoolers or her mother’s family childcare. Natasha is thrilled about this season and cannot wait to be back in the studio!
Miss Emily has been a part of our Eloquence family since 2007. Over the last eleven years Miss Emily has studied ballet, tap, jazz, pointe and contemporary. When Miss Emily isn’t at Eloquence you can find her at alumni stadium playing field hockey, lacrosse or babysitting many families around town.
Jen is thrilled to start her third year teaching at Eloquence! She has been dancing since the age of five. She attended Acton Boxborough Dance Center for 14 years. During her time at ABDC, she took ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, and pointe classes. While in high school, she also assisted many dance classes with the younger students at the studio. Jen recently graduated from West Chester University of PA with a bachelor’s degree in both Early Childhood and Special Education. She performed for WCU’s Dance Company during her freshman year there and attended a variety of master classes during the rest of her time at West Chester. Along with teaching at Eloquence this upcoming year, Jen will be finishing her Master’s degree in Elementary Education at Lesley University. She will be student teaching in a second grade classroom in Cambridge and is looking forward to getting her own classroom shortly after that. Jen is very excited to start dancing again with some familiar faces along with meeting some new Eloquence dancers this year!
Shaylyn has been dancing since the age of two. At five, she began her career as an Irish step dancer and has not looked back since. She has travelled and performed all throughout New England at various festivals to spread Irish joy to those young and old. Beyond dancing, Shaylyn graduated from UMass Lowell with a BA in Political Science and with minors in French and American Studies in May 2018. She has just begun her Master’s degree in Public Administration. When she is not in dance class, you can find her playing with her dogs, Jake and Dolly, reading a book (Harry Potter), or watching television shows (Downton Abbey).
Mary has been dancing for fifteen years, but found her passion for Irish dance thirteen years ago and has loved every minute of it since. Along her journey, she has travelled the New England area with numerous Celtic performing ensembles. With these ensembles, Mary has performed at events such as the Quechee Games in Vermont, and has also worked to brighten peoples’ days through her love of Irish dance at various functions, including the Move for the Movement festival. In addition to performing, Mary has also studied Celtic dance across Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia under professional dancers and choreographers. Mary is currently attending Lawrence Academy. Outside of dance, she enjoys playing music, volunteering, and spending time with her family.
Melanie Najarian is excited to be back and teaching at Eloquence for the 2018-2019 dance year! She has been teaching dance in both the Greater Boston area as well as in the Berkshires since 2002. She holds a B.A. in Music from Clark University, where she danced with, choreographed for, and co-directed the Variant Dance Troupe. Following her passion for teaching dance, she earned her A.A. in Dance from Dean College. At Dean, she took classes in all styles of dance as well as pedagogy, choreography, and creative movement for children. She has since then danced with the SRO Players of Lowell, participated in Boston Ballet’s Adult Summer Dance Program, and more recently been a member of Moving Arts Exchange’s Adult Dance Company. With MAX, Melanie had the unique opportunities to perform at the Sandisfield Arts Center, The Mount, Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, and twice on the beautiful Inside/Out Stage at Jacob’s Pillow. Also while in the Berkshires, Melanie was a retail supervisor at Tanglewood, managed two non-profit art centers, and managed The Pillow Store at Jacob’s Pillow. Before moving to the Berkshires, Melanie was the General Manager of Dance This Way in Concord, and also co-choreographed the annual musicals at RJ Grey Junior High School, including the junior versions of Guys and Dolls, Honk, Willy Wonka, Once On This Island, and Bye Bye Birdie. Prior to college, Melanie studied at the former Belmont School of Ballet.
Vattana Thach has been dancing, choreographing, teaching and managing a dance crew since 2010. He has trained with The Movement, The Expressive Movement, Mill Advised, and is currently the director of Inner Mission. He is a practitioner of mind, body, and spirit. He blends wisdom with technique and deconstructs movement in a way where it can be fully understood by anybody taking his class. He believes that a person’s mindset comes first before anything can be executed properly. Vattana’s style is a mixture of hip hop, street styles, and jazz funk.Vattana is also the founder of Eat, Sleep, Dance, Repeat; a dance convention that’s held annually in Lowell, MA. He also conducts a workshop series called The “Soul Sessions” movement workshop. Outside of dance, Vattana is studying holistic health with goals to be a coach and consultant. He is also an online content creator and “social media influencer” with goals of becoming a digital nomad. His life goal is to raise the consciousness of others and help them heal.
Erica has decades of experience dancing and cheerleading, both as a performer and a coach/instructor. She also works with children professionally, and is raising a couple Eloquence dancers of her own. She’s thrilled to be part of the Eloquence family.