Vincent Ratsavong Bio

Vincent Ratsavong is a Director/Choreographer pursuing a Masters in Theatre Education and Community at Emerson College. He studied Ballet Performance at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and graduated from Dean College in Franklin, MA with a B.A. in Theatre. Vincent has worked and performed with: Pennsylvania Ballet; The Maine State Ballet; Everett Dance Theatre; Portland Ballet; Doug Varone and Dancers; Androscoggin Dance Company; among others. He is a two time Irene Ryan Nominee and 2015 Semi-Finalist for The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Region 1. He won first place at The 2015 NATS Boston Song Festival. He was awarded as a Creative Genius in the 40 Young Professionals Under 40 in The Lewiston/Auburn Chamber of Commerce and Uplift Magazine Competition. He was Executive Producer for the Miss Maine America Organization and former Artistic Director for Community Little Theatre in Auburn, ME. More info…

Marissa Stanley Bio

Marissa Stanley is a dance educator who specializes in creating positive, self-affirming environments for children and adults. Marissa has trained students with both recreational and professional goals and is wholly committed to bringing dance education to all bodies and abilities. Marissa began dancing as a child and rediscovered her love for dance shortly before attending Bridgewater State University (BSU) where she majored in Dance Education. While at BSU, Marissa served as an assistant choreographer to Larry Sousa (Gypsy, 2017) and Dori Bryan-Ployer (The Little Mermaid, 2018) through The Family Performing Arts Center at BSU. Marissa also teaches dance and theatre at Arts for Youth. Marissa attends classes and workshops through the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) where she continues to study the latest trends in dance and dance education as well as choreography composition. Marissa earned her BA in Dance Education with minors in theatre and musical theatre from Bridgewater State University in 2017. She graduated cum laude with dance honors recognized through the NDEO. She is thrilled to be joining the faculty at The MMAS Academy. More info…

Alex Sweeney Bio

Alex Sweeney holds a BA in Theatre Arts from Dean College. While at Dean, Alex played lead roles in several mainstage productions including Godspell, Spring Awakening, Noises Off, The Odd Couple and Cabaret. Recent performance credits include Mayzie in Seussical and Babette in Beauty and the Beast for The Family Performing Arts Center in Bridgewater MA. In 2016, Alex served as the Assistant Director and Props Master on The Pillowman produced by the Abraham Society in Boston MA. Alex received early theatre training at The Capachione School of Performing Arts having studied under Adam Joy, TaraMcSweeney, Eli Bigelow, and Teresa Capachione. With the Capachione School, Alex earned national recognition for outstanding achievement in musical theatre performance and voice. Alex has also danced with Dance2Save Company in Taunton MA. More info…