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Welcome to the Southern Vermont Dance Festival!  Takes place July 14th - July 17th with 100 classes, 3 Gala performances, Informal performances, Dozens of Community Events, Meet and Greets and Receptions and Dinner at Rudyard Kiplings house and much more.  Purchase your tickets on Eventbrite and have access to your own Vermont Dance Adventure.
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Melissa Gendreau Teixeira

Perceptions Dance
Founder
New Hampshire
Melissa Gendreau Teixeira is a graduate of the Dean College School of Dance, where she received her Bachelors Degree in Dance with a minor in business. In 2015, Melissa received her Masters of Science in Arts Administration from Drexel University. Melissa spent many years performing in Boston and New York as a freelance dancer. In 2007, she founded Perceptions Dance, which has toured across the country, from Cape Cod, MA to San Francisco, CA, on such stages as the Joyce SoHo, Ailey Citigroup Theater, Dumbo Dance Festival, CoolNY, White Wave Festival, Boston University, the Davies Symphony Hall and many more. In 2010, Melissa started the Perceptions Dance Festival in NYC in an effort to create high-quality performance opportunities for emerging and small dance companies and independent choreographers. From 2009 to 2012, the Festival presented more than 40 national and international artists, providing not only a stage and visibility, but important materials such as high resolution photos and video documentary. In addition to dance, Melissa trained extensively in the Anya Method directly with the founder, Courtney Bauer. She spent several years teaching Anya signature group fitness classes, and private/semi-private Pilates equipment classes as a method for self-healing. Melissa has taught dance across the country to children, adults and professionals as a resident instructor, guest artist, and master trainer. Currently, Melissa is a faculty member at Kearsarge Conservatory of the Performing Arts and Bedford Dance Center in New Hampshire, as well as Legacy Dance Company in MA. She is the Director of the Bedford Dance Center Repertory Ensemble.