Meet the Team

Carolyn Dutra

Founder, Director, President
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Blair-Victoria Dutra

Studio & Accounts Manager
Blair-Victoria Dutra is the Studio & Accounts Manager and Company Liaison for the three Carolyn Dutra Dance Studios and Co-Director of Dance For Art, Inc.  She has been with the Carolyn Dutra Dance Studio from the very beginning, and is a former CDDS Company member, dance captain, and Southern RI Youth Ballet Company Member.  She performed in Europe, competitions, with the Moscow Ballet, at Carnegie Hall and more during her 16 years dancing with CDDS, and as a backup dancer for Weird Al Yancovic at PPAC, RI! She is a current member of the National Dance Education Organization and Dance Alliance. Blair-Victoria pursued her educational career receiving a Masters of Social Work from Boston University and a B.A. in Psychology from Roger Williams University. She served a year with AmeriCorps and then worked at Westbay Community Action in Warwick, RI. Her graduate school internship was at My Life My Choice, a survivor-led non-profit organization fighting to end commercial sexual exploitation of children. She later worked as a project manager at American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry. Blair completed a 200hr yoga teacher training through Providence Power Yoga and is certified to teach children's yoga through Karma Kids Yoga. She is also a certified POUND Pro instructor. Blair is the proud daughter of Miss Carolyn and mother of Carolina!
Miss Blair teaches kids, dancers, and adult Yoga and Pound fitness, and is the Company Liason!

Juliette De Roxas

Studio & Production Manager, Faculty
Juliette de Roxas is the Studio & Production Manager for the three Carolyn Dutra Dance Studios and has been teaching dance for 20 years.  Juliette is a Certified Instructor with Rhythm Works Integrative Dance. RWID provides inclusive dance classes created specifically for kids and adults with individual learning differences and other special needs. She is a former Carolyn Dutra Dance Studio Company Member and Southern RI Youth Ballet Company Soloist.  Juliette is a Certified Coach and Evaluator for Dance Proficiency Requirements for RI High Schools, Graduate of Providence College & Former Captain of the Providence College Dance Team.  Juliette is a member of, and certified to teach by, the Dance Teacher’s Club of Boston, has attended the Dance Teacher Conference in NYC and the DanceLife Retreat Center Conferences in Massachusetts. Recently, Miss Juliette was awarded by the Ronald McDonald House of Providence Women’s Leadership Awards for being an influential women in the community who make a positive impact and demonstrate exceptional leadership.  Juliette was the President and Director of the non-profit Will Speck Memorial and Race for 15 Years in Cranston and was on the board for the Ronald McDonald House Galas.  Her passion is kindness through giving back to others through many forms of philanthropy.
Miss Juliette teaches Toddler and Me, Preschool, Primary, Acro, Level 1, 2, Hip Hop and Company!

Chryssa Mitchell

Bookkeeper, Faculty
Chryssa Mitchell  is a Certified Instructor with Rhythm Works Integrative Dance. RWID provides inclusive dance classes created specifically for kids and adults with individual learning differences and other special needs. She is an instructor at the Carolyn Dutra Dance Studio, a former Carolyn Dutra Company Member, former member and soloist with the Southern Rhode Island Youth Ballet Company, and was accepted into the prestigious Pennsylvania Ballet School Summer Program. She has successfully completed the Dance Teachers Club of Boston’s certified dance instructor program and received the award for highest Ballet scores, written and performance, in her graduating class. She is an Early Childhood Educator with a bachelors degree from Wheelock College, Boston, MA and has completed coursework in the Special Education Masters program at Lesley University, Cambridge, MA. In continuing her dance education, Chryssa has also attended the “8 and under curriculum” and “ballet intensive” workshops at the DanceLife Retreat Center, Norton, MA.  Miss Chryssa is the coordinator for CDDS National Honor Society for Dance Arts - junior and secondary chapters.  She LOVES to continue learning.  Currently, she is taking classes through the NDEO Online Professional Development Institute and attending  the national conference in October!
Miss Chryssa teaches Toddler and Me, Preschool, Primary, Level 1, 2, Company and Adult Classes!

Rachel Ferrara

Faculty, Management Assistant
Rachel Ferrara is a member and scholarship recipient of National Dance Education Association (NDEO) and Rhode Island Dance Alliance.  Rachel is a graduate of the Dance Teachers Club of Boston, Dance Education Training Course, received an award for the Greatest Aptitude for teaching dance, and the Caitlin Ledwell award as Faculty Choice.  She is a former CDDS Company Member and Southern RI Youth Ballet Member.  Rachel performed on cruises, in Disney, competition and more with CDDS, and as a backup dancer for Weird Al Yancovic at PPAC, RI! She is a graduate of Rhode Island College with a degree in Youth Development. Rachel was the recipient of the Paulette Harwood Ballet Scholarship at the 2015 DETC, the highest written and performance scores in Ballet.  Most recently, Miss Rachel received her Acrobatic Arts Certification Primary-Level 6.  She received a perfect score on her written exam.
Miss Rachel is now a certified POUND Pro Instructor, licensed Zumba Instructor and a member of the Dance Teacher's Club of Boston!
Miss Rachel teaches Toddler and Me, Preschool, Primary, Level 1, 2, 3, 4, Hip Hop, Acro, Pound and Company
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