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Get to Know Us

Dancing Shoes

Keri Gorton

Owner / Director

Keri’s significant dance career began at the age of just 2 years old when she danced with Miss Lindy Brooks in Somersworth, NH.  She has studied dance and has performed throughout the seacoast area for over 40 years. Keri attended the Robertson School of Classical Ballet where she studied ballet intensively. She has performed in several Ballets including "Fire Bird", "Nutcracker Suite" and "Giselle" and has had the opportunity to perform with many great artists including Boston Ballet’s Paul Thrusell and Nadia Thompson. Keri attended UNH where she continued her dance studies and was a dancer in the Dance Company. In addition to her ballet background, she has also studied tap and jazz at intensive levels. She has performed in and choreographed multiple award-winning dance numbers and has consulted and choreographed routines for high school cheerleaders leading them to winning performances.  Keri most recently choreographed Kingswood High Schools production of Spamalot and Star Crossed Lovers.  Keri attends renowned dance conventions and remains active in today’s dance society. Her volunteer work has included tutoring, children-driven programs and area schools. She is extremely passionate about dance as well as promoting a safe, loving and healthy environment for each individual that walks through her studio doors. She strives to bring out the best in every student so that they may fulfill personal achievements both inside and outside the dance classroom.  Keri lives in Barrington with her husband and 2 daughters. In 2013 & 2014, she was honored to take her dancers to perform at both the Orange and Russell Bowls as well as Universal Studios-Orlando!! In 2022 Keri proudly brought her dancers to Disney World where they danced down Main Street USA.  She is beyond excited about the many more opportunities to come as the owner & director of Dance 'N Motion 2!

Tap Dance Class

Brianna Boucher


Bri has been dancing since she was 3 years old. Over the years, she has enjoyed taking various classes including jazz, tap, hip hop, lyrical and contemporary. She became a teacher's assistant at the age of 13 and by the age of 17, she began instructing her own classes. Bri has been part of the dance team as well as many production numbers. She has performed in award-winning dances in competitions including her 2013 self-choreographed contemporary solo-which earned a high gold! Bri is a 2013 graduate of Farmington High School and attended both Granite State College & UNH. She earned a degree in education while instructing classes and furthering her dance education. Bri is currently a special education teacher at Gonic Elementary School.  She brings her unique gift of teaching into every class both in the studio as well as the school.  Bri's co-instructors and students admire her beautiful stage presence and artistic vision that comes alive when she steps on to the floor. She was thrilled to participate in DNM2's journey to the Orange Bowl. Not only was she able to work with well-known choreographers and take Master classes, she was one of the dancers that performed on the field during the half-time show with Dierks Bentley (aired on ESPN)!!


Modern Style Dancer

Rebecca Bodwell


Becca started dancing at 4 years of age. She has studied tap and jazz for many years and has also explored ballet and modern. Becca start competing at various dance competitions at a young age. She not only competed as a dancer of Dance 'N Motion's Dance Team, but with other numerous numbers including solo performances as well. In 2004, Becca was honored to dance in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC as part of the Mike Miller Dance Team alongside many other DNM dancers who were formally invited! It was an amazing experience that she will never forget! While attending Plymouth State University, she minored in dance for 2 semesters until an injury prevented her from continuing. Becca is passionate about education and is currently a 2nd grade teacher in Somersworth, NH. She is very happy to be dancing as an adult and is thrilled to also teach dancers in the DNM2 classrooms.

Sitting Ballet Dancer

Brittani Smith


Brittani Brittani started dancing at the age of 7. She has studied numerous styles of dance including tap, ballet, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, and Irish (both soft shoe & hard heel). In 2007, Brittani traveled with fellow Dance 'N Motion dancers to perform in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC as part of the Mike Miller Dance Team. Like fellow instructor, Becca, this was an amazing experience and dancing at that level will be something she will never forget. She has competed at various dance competitions over the years, winning numerous awards. Brittani is very passionate about health & fitness. When she isn't dancing, she enjoys weight lifting/body building. She lives in Middleton with her husband and daughter.  She had the immeasurable pleasure of sharing the stage with her daughter in our 1, 2, 3 Dance with Me class this year!

Patrice Maliski


         Patrice started her dance career at just 2 1/2 years old! She enjoys all forms including jazz, lyrical, tap and is especially passionate about theatre dance. While in high school, Patrice was a member of chorus, drama club, and colorguard -- selected as captain of colorguard senior year. Since graduating from Spaulding in 2013, she continues as a choreographer for the SHS Colorguard. She is currently attending NHTI where she was on the Dance Team for 2 years. Patrice has a niche for performing. She captivates her audience and expresses her personality & creativity with each step. In the spring of 2015, she earned a High Gold for her self-choreographed solo performance. Patrice was previously a teacher assistant for creative motion classes along with assisting Keri with the Dance Team & Junior Dance Team. Patrice is thrilled to be teaching theatre dance classes at DNM2. She can't picture her life without dancing/performing and wants to share that passion with all of her students. Outside her studio life, Patrice continues her love of working with children at the Rochester Child Care Center.

Hip Hop Class

Lea Marshall


Alisha Randall


Alisha started dancing with Dance 'N Motion over 25 years ago!  She has taken classes in jazz, hip hop and tap. She loves dancing and when she went to college at Keene State she explored their modern dance classes. After taking a Zumba® class she found another outlet through which to share her passion for dance.  She then became a certified Zumba® Instructor and taught Zumba® classes with both DNM2 and the Farmington Recreation Department for several years.  Alisha also became the director/instructor of the ZumbaGold® program for senior citizens in Farmington.  In addition to teaching hip hop at DNM2, Alisha now enjoys choreographing and instructing our award winning dance teams along side Keri. By day, she continues as the Assistant Director of the Farmington Recreation Department, and is now a successful Beach Body® coach. Alisha lives in Middleton with her husband and 2 young children.

Lea has been taking jazz and tap classes since 2007 with Dance 'N Motion. She enjoys putting on the sparkly costumes and dancing in our shows. In October 2011, Lea became a licensed Zumba® instructor and then went on and earned her ZumbaToning® license in August 2012. She is very excited to be DNM2's current Zumba® instructor! Lea now shares her love of dance with our littlest dancers as instructor of our 1, 2, 3 Dance with Me program.  When she's not dancing, she is an English teacher at Rochester Middle School. Lea enjoys reading, cooking and having fun with her son, Tony (who is also a dancer!). 

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