Unbound Dance Academy
Kara Warnock - Director of Operations - Acrobatics, Tap & Jazz
Miss Kara was involved in dance for 10 years from 1993-2003. She studied styles including jazz and hip hop while focusing mainly on tap. From dance, Kara took interest in gymnastics and eventually began cheerleading competitively. She furthered her love for tumbling by becoming a tumbling instructor at an all-star cheerleading facility in the Nashua area in 2006. Kara earned her dual degree in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education at Granite State College and currently works full time as a preschool teacher in the Manchester area. Over the past 6 years, Miss Kara has grown the acrobatics and tap programs to a point where we are expanding! We now offer multiple levels of acrobatics and tap! Kara has a passion for working with children and is looking forward to bringing her fun and outgoing personality along with her unique skill sets to the Unbound community!
Maria Bradbury - Ballet & Pointe
Miss Maria is a California transplant who has lived in Nashua since 1995. She trained with SJ Dance Theater and danced professionally there as well. She has taught classical ballet and pointe for over 25 years. By way of her husband's military career, she has had the good fortune of living in various locales, all offering wonderful opportunities for professional growth. Miss Maria has trained with master teachers such as, David Howard, Finis Jhung, Densil Adams and Eleanor D,Antuono, and is certified to teach through Dance Masters of America. Besides her husband, Miss Maria has a daughter, Lauren, and son, Colin.
Sara Kelley- Lyrical, Modern, Tap and Jazz
Originally from Indiana, Miss Sara moved to Boston to pursue her in Masters in Sport Psychology. Miss Sara has more than 15 years of dance experience as has won regional and national competitions with her team! Today, she is an licensed mental health counselor working for Beacon Health Options in Massachusetts. Miss Sara has done a beautiful job in growing the teen tap and lyrical programs at Unbound and we look forward to expanding her teaching palette next year to give more dancers the opportunity to work with her!
Allison Barstow - Ballet, Lyrical, Modern, Tap and Jazz
Miss Allison has been dancing for over 20 years, starting at age 2, along with about 10 years of gymnastics training. Throughout the years at her studio, New England Civic Ballet, she trained in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, modern, hip hop, lyrical and pointe. She and her competition team won many special awards and high score overalls along with different performing opportunities in New York City, and Boston. Miss Allison continued her dancing career with a full performing arts scholarship at Dean College where she worked with very respected choreographers/professors such as Jill Silverman, William “Bill” Evans, Todd Shanks, Kristina Berger, and Robbie Mulrey. Miss Allison is so happy to be at Unbound and loves being a teacher to all her students and sharing her love of dance!
Mandy Digan - Acrobatics
Miss Mandy has been a gymnast since the age of 2 and a cheerleader since age 9. She worked as a Counselor In Training for the Derry Demons 16-18, coached rec level 1/2 gymnastics, Mommy and Me gymnastic classes and also coached Team Level 4/5 gymnastics at the Goffstown YMCA. Miss Mandy currently works as a paraprofessional in the Manchester School District. Miss Mandy trained under Miss Kara for a year, co-teaching acrobatic levels 1 through elite. With her gymnastic background and acrobatic training, she has helped expand the acrobatic program. Miss Mandy brings a passion for teaching all abilities to Unbound!