About the Studio

Voted #1 Dance Studio in the entire region 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Voted one of the top Gymnastics studios in North Andover for 2018, Voted #1 for 2019!

Welcome to the 2018-2019 season at the Center for the Performing Arts

Our mission is to offer the absolute best dance instruction available for all ages, with qualified, seasoned teachers, in a warm, non-competitive setting.  Our state of the art studio is conveniently located on rte 114 in North Andover.  Center for the Performing Arts has 4 classrooms, all with professional sprung dance floors as well as viewing windows so that parents can watch their child's class in progress.  What makes us stand out is our incredible staff, who are all highly trained and experienced in their field, but more importantly, know how to communicate and teach in a nurturing environment. 

We place students with their age and school grade so they can dance with their friends and we allow the parents to make the decisions on what classes and how many days per week they want their child to train.  Whether you have a toddler expressing interest in dance, a high school student looking for intense training to prepare for college dance intensives, or you are an adult who always wanted to learn to dance, we have a class and program for you! We welcome visitors to our studio, and would love the opportunity to share our programs, philosophy and non-competitive nurturing environment with you.  Call us today to arrange a tour to see our beautiful facility and to meet our wonderful staff!

Center for the Performing Arts is excited to announce that is is now a member and official chapter of the National Honor Society for Dance Arts! Click here to learn more.

Did you know we also have a full retail store with all your dancewear needs? We carry a full line of Revolution products, as well as select Capezio, Bloch, Natalie, and Motionwear products. Call us today for more information, 978-681-1820.

Jane O'Donnell,
Owner & Founder
Certified in CPR/First Aid/AED/Epipen, Member National Honor Society for Dance Arts

Meghan O'Donnell,

 Certified in CPR/First Aid/AED/Epipen, M.S Marketing, B.A Business, Member National Honor Society for Dance Arts. Certified in AcroDance from Acrobatic Arts

Katelyn McMahon Bourdeau,
Director, Ballet Intensive Program

Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Certified in CPR/First Aid/First Response/AED, Member of the Performing Arts Medical Association (PAMA)

Elisha Analoro,
Director, Pre-School Program

Early Education & Care (EEC) Massachusetts License, Certified in CPR/First Aid/AED/Epipen. Certified in AcroDance from Acrobatic Arts

Kara Risitano

Certified in CPR/First Aid/AED/Epipen

Shauna Whelan

Certified in CPR/First Aid/AED/Epipen

Suzanne Polizzi Newell

Certified in CPR/First Aid/AED/Epipen

Jane Sances

Certified in CPR/First Aid/AED/Epipen



Chelsea Zawadzki

BA, Dance, Certified in CPR/First Aid, ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Intrinity Personal Trainer


Brenda Limperis

Associates in  Liberal Arts, Dance Concentration, Certified in CPR/First Aid/AED/Epipen


Jamie Erler - Office Manager

Certified in CPR/First Aid/AED/Epipen

Juliana Utz

M.F.A, Dance Performance & Choreography, Certified in CPR/First Aid/AED/Epipen



Nadine Delano

Certified in CPR/First Aid/AED/Epipen


Ashley Herron Shultz

Certified in CPR/First Aid/AED/Epipen, Certified Fitness & Zumba Instructor, Former New England Patriot's Cheerleader



Emma Limperis

Certified in CPR/First Aid/AED


                                                                      Chloe Osgood                

Fluent in Spanish, Certified in CPR/First Aid/AED/Epipen



Joyce Maclary

B.A, Elementary Education, Certified in CPR/First Aid/AED/Epipen







Center for the Performing Arts is an official Chapter of the National Honor Society for Dance Arts

The National Honor Society for Dance Arts (NHSDA) is a program of the National Dance Education Organization, created to recognize outstanding artistic merit, leadership, and academic achievement in students studying dance. 

CPA's Secondary Chapter is for students in grades 9-12.  The goals of the program are to create a lifelong learning in the field of dance, to encourage an undestanding of, and appreciation for dance as an art form and to identify honor students for nomination to the NDEO Artistic Merit Leadership & Academic Achievement Award. This is one of the highest honor programs for dance in the United States.

To be eligible for this program students must complete 30 points of eligible dance acitivites and maintain a GPA of 3.0. Students do NOT need to be a member of Center for the Performing Arts to complete the NHSDA. Please contact Meghan@cpadance.com (chapter sponsor) for more information.