Meet the team
Raegan Blackwell Lopez
Raegan has been a dancer since the age of three. She has performed in countless productions, choreographed in-numerous dances, and taught her love for dance to students for more than twenty years. Raegan works to keep her knowledge current by attending classes herself across the country.
Creative Arts Club Teacher
Kim is so excited to be teaching in Creative Kids Club! She has taught in private preschools for 10 years, two of which were in Ukraine. She has also taught preschool at church for over 20 years. Children of all abilities have been in her classrooms, including her own children, 3 of whom have Down Syndrome.
Giving them opportunities to move, grow and play is Kim's focus. Having them learn new things and discover the world around them has been a treasure. That spark and curiosity to learn gives her energy to keep going even on challenging days. She believes that every child is a bundle of potential.
Other than spending time with her family, mostly at the baseball field, she enjoys being outside, riding her bike and eating ice cream! 🍦
Kelly Serafini helps us around the studio a lot. She has taught art class and ran playgroup during the past year. Kelly is the substitute to Raegan if she needs to be absent. She grew up dancing in the studio from the age of 12 or so. Kelly’s favorite form of dance is tap. You may see her daughters Penelope and Isabelle in class. She can answer questions and is always excited to help out whenever needed.
Ashley has been dancing since the age of three. She continued her dance career through high school in competitive dance. During high school, she also worked at Patterson’s, a dance supply store. She graduated from UMASS Dartmouth with a Fine Arts degree and now owns a photography business. Ashley is a busy mom of two very involved children. Paisley fell in love with dance, just like her mother. Her son, Blake, plays hockey and lacrosse. From experience with her own child, Ashley is knowledgeable about special needs.
When Ashley isn’t working or chasing around her two kids, she is actively involved in the community as a Girl Scout leader and a volunteer in the school system. You can find Ashley helping around the studio, as well as behind the scenes!
Emily has had a passion for dancing since she was 2 years old. She performed many genres in her 16 years at the New England Dance Academy. During her early dance career, she competed for 9 years in many styles including tap, jazz, lyrical and Acro.
Her Acrobatic focus was on contortion. She teaches under her Acrobatic Arts Certification. Emily is thrilled to be helping young dancers develop and master new skills.
Emily’s love for B-Well began when she started bringing her twins for Zumbini; with her youngest following in their footsteps. They have each grown tremendously; with her 2 oldest now taking tap, ballet and Acro. You can even find Emily at the studio taking classes herself; continuing her dance education with Miss Reagan in tap, ballet and fitness classes too!
Lisa K. Salerno
Lisa K. Salerno is a mixed media painter, writer and content creator. In the span of over 20 years as a professional artist, Lisa participated in many arts related auctions, events, and exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad. Her work has been featured in numerous online and print publications, in film, and has been acquired for inclusion in private, corporate, and public collections. A Merrimack resident and mother of two, Lisa is excited to bring a wealth of experience and a fresh perspective to creatives of all ages and is excited to help you unleash your artist within!
As a previous early childhood educator, Melanie is able to combine her love for children and yoga. She is excited to share her experience in yoga and mediation with our studio. Being trained in teaching children's yoga, Melanie will help our kids learn to cope with stress and learn the art of mindfulness and self-regulation.