Sharon Parillo (Owner/Director)
Sharon has been the owner and director of the MFM Dance Studio since 2000. She took over as director when her mom Mary Flynn Murphy retired after owning and running the studio for over 40 years. Sharon has over 25 years of experience teaching children to dance. She started dancing at the age of 3 right here at the MFM dance studio. As a young dancer she studied for several years with the Boston School of Ballet. She also studied with Harriett Hoctor, Gene Murry, and Madame Rojue. Sharon performed for several years
with Boston Ballets Nutcracker. Sharon was also chosen to dance with the Bolshoi Ballet when they brought their version of Ballet School to the United States.
Sharon’s students have won numerous awards on bot h the national and regional level. She has also been
recognized for her outstanding choreography with children. Sharon’s students have gone on to be successful dance teachers, open their own dance studio, perform abroad, and dance on cruise ships. Many have also gone on to prestigious dance colleges on dance scholarships.
Danielle, granddaughter of Mary Murphy, has studied intensively with Kathy Kozul, Sharon Parillo, Deidre Mahoney, Barbara Marks, and Mary Flynn Murphy. Danielle is the third generation female to teach here at the MFM Dance Studio. She started dancing at the age of 2 with her mother Sharon Parillo. As a dancer, she won several high scoring medals in both group and solo performances. She also won several overall medals as well as being awarded Performer of The Year in a national dance competition. Danielle was a member of the New England Repertory Dancers, a local dance company under the direction of Kathy Kozul for several years. She greatly enjoyed performed in their annual production of the “Nutcracker”.
Danielle has been teaching here at the MFM Dance Studio for over 12 years. She teaches both the recreational level as well as the competition level. She specializes in teaching the 12 & under program. Her choreography has won several high scoring medals on both the national and regional level. She has also been awarded many special awards for outstanding choreography as well as her students being picked to perform at a special concert at Merrimack College, where she graduated from in 2004. Danielle greatly enjoys sharing her love of dance with boys and girls of all ages. She hopes to be a positive influence on all the students she teaches.
Michelle Andrade Bonos
Michelle started teaching Open tumbling classes at MFM in 2008. She received her dance training at Dance/Arts Studios Dance & Gymnastics Center in Somerville where she studied Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Tap and Tumbling. She was a member and captain of the Horizons Unlimited Dance Company. Michelle has been teaching all forms of dance and tumbling for over 20 years. She has coached competitive dance teams to several regional and national competitions throughout New England. Michelle has continued to share her love of dance by teaching Acrobatic Tumbling to children of all ages. Michelle started teaching the competitive Junior and Senior Jazz classes at MFM in 2014. She continues her dance education by attending Dance Teacher Intensive Programs.
Michelle is a Certified Acrobatic Arts Instructor; Professional Curriculum for Acrobatic Dance in both Modules One and Two (Levels Primary through Pre-Professional 3). Dancers who train through Acrobatic Arts have balance development, are stronger, flexible and fearless. Michelle’s objective is to provide a safe, confidence-building, and FUN experience for every student.
Charlene began dancing at the age of 3 at Kerry Smith's Academy of Dance Arts in Norwood, MA. She has studied extensively in ballet, lyric, tap, jazz and modern. She won numerous awards competing in regional and national competitions. She started teaching when she was 16. Charlene began teaching at Mary Flynn Murphy's in 2001. She teaches children from the age of 3 to Sr. Company. She has choreographed many award winning solos and group routines over the years. Charlene expects maximum effort from her students in the hopes of training them to become technical, athletic dancers building their confidence as performers and young adults.
Stephanie Hurley grew up in Malden, MA, and began dancing at the age of 3 at the Lisa Liston School of Dance, where she performed in local competitions and annual recitals.
Stephanie also studied with the Melrose Youth Ballet and performed as both an ensemble member and soloist in their productions of The Nutcracker. In a three-year summer intensive, Stephanie completed the Dance Teacher Club of Boston's Dance Teacher Training program, winning special awards in Tap and showmanship. After graduating from
high school, Stephanie attended Boston College and earned her bachelor’s degree in English and Secondary Education. For four years, Stephanie taught tap classes to students ages 8-18 at a studio in Newton, MA, and danced with the Boston College Dance Ensemble, serving as a choreographer for four years and as the group’s assistant director for two years. Stephanie currently takes dance classes at studios in and around Boston and is a choreographer for the company DanceWorks Boston.
Ines began dancing at Mary Flynn Murphy Dance Studio at the age of 4 and continued her dance education until she graduated in 2009. As a competition team member at MFM Ines won several judges awards, scholarships to attend nationals, as well as the title Miss DanceXplosion in 2008. While at Mary Flynn Murphy, Ines studied under Sharon Parillo, Mary Murphy, and and Charlene Oliva, just to name a few. In 2009, during Ines’s short time at Salve Regina University, she was a member of Extensions Dance Company; an audition only team made up entirely of the 15 most elite dancers on campus. After one year at Salve, Ines returned home to Stoneham, MA and continued her collegiate education at Lesley University. Soon after returning home, Ines received an invitation from MFM Alumni Instructor Nicole Pelletier to attend an audition for the Boston Cannons Dance Team, a professional sports-based dance team. This summer marks Ines’s 5th consecutive season as a Boston Cannons Dancer. As a dancer on the team, Ines now specializes in the styles of jazz, hip-hip and pom. She enjoys performs on the side-lines and also on the field for Major League Lacrosse’s Boston Cannons. This past season, she got to perform at Gillette Stadium for over 10,000 screaming fans. Ines continues to push herself in the world of dance. This past March, Ines was a finalist in the running to be a Patriots Cheerleader; making it all the way to boot-camp with 40 other hopefuls. Ines is excited to be back at Mary Flynn Murphy where she can continue spreading her love of dance!
Jayson Douglas is from Paterson, NJ where he began his training at Dance World Academy. He went on to further his training in New York City at Steps on Broadway, Broadway Dance Center and Alvin Ailey. Jayson also
attended Point Park University to study dance as his major. While there he also attended summer programs at Dance Place, Orlando Ballet 2, and Boston Ballet all on full scholarships. Jayson’s professional career began
as a Trainee with North Carolina Dance Theatre, now known as Charlotte Ballet. Jayson then went on to dance for Lexington Ballet, Ballet Theatre of Maryland, Ballet Nouveau Colorado and one of the top 25 to watch
companies named in Dance Magazine, Company C Contemporary Ballet, there he was featured in Twyla Tharp’s “Surfer in the Styx”. He has also performed around the world on cruise lines as a dancer and aerialist in Cirque affiliated themed shows. He is a resident choreographer with MidState Ballet, Sarah Berges Dance, and teaches masterclasses around the country as well as internationally. April 2014 he, toured to Paris with Sarah Berges Dance. He is currently a company member with Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre in Boston, where he is on his second season.
Alyssa began dancing at the age of 4 and continued her dance education until she graduated in 2016. Alyssa studied under Sharon Parillo, Danielle McCabe, Charlene Oliva, Stephanie Hurley, Michelle Bonos, and many more. She started dancing competitively at the age of 7 where she participated in many high scoring and award winning dances. Alyssa was also chosen to dance for the Mayor of Somerville where she and her teammates performed their award winning tap routine, 'Sister Act'. In 2015 Alyssa and her senior team won the Xcalibur award for their tap routine, 'Seventh Inning Stretch'. This award is for the highest scoring routine in the entire competition. Ms. Alyssa has been training alongside Sharon Parillo and Danielle McCabe since the age of 12. During our 2016 dance season Alyssa excelled in her first year long teach experience.
While Alyssa has achieved great things in the world of dance, she has also achieved great things in all aspects of her life. Alyssa was both Senior Class President as well as National Honor Society President. She was coach of the Elementary School Pep Squad for three year and was captain of the cheering team for five years. After graduating valedictorian of her senior class, Alyssa will be pursuing a career as Doctor of Pharmacy at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences University in the fall. Alyssa has always considered MFM to be her second home and feel privileged to be part of our teaching staff. She aspires to be the type of teacher her students can look up to as she has looked up to her own!