KACIE FERRARO has been a part of NPAC's family for nine years, and joins us for her fifth year as an instructor ameritus, as she is a Junior at UNH this year! She was also one of the only freshman accepted to the UNH Dance Team during her first year there! Kacie is known for her fabulous tapping feet, but she also excells in every other form, having won many high score awards for her performances in both jazz and lyrical as a member of the Terpsichore Elite Dance Company. She has played lead roles in productions of La Boutique Fantasque, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, the role of the animated Mrs. Potts in our 2005 production of Beauty and the Beast, and the lead role of POCAHONTAS in our 2006 production. A former member of Rhode Island's Ballet Theatre, Kacie was Miss Rhode Island Outstanding Teen 2005, a talent based scholarship pageant! She competed for the title of America's Outstanding Teen in Orlando, Florida in August 2005! In addition to all that Kacie does within the dance community, she is also very active in civic and social activities in the South County area. Kacie spent time in Camden, New York where she assisted in building homes for those less fortunate with Cluster Thirteen Ministries. She was a member of the National Honor Society for three years, and served as the Coordinator for Inductees. Kacie competed in the 2007 MISS RHODE ISLAND SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANT and was the recipient of the JUDGES TALENT AWARD! She continues to be a wonderful role model, and we're looking forward to many great years of dance with her as a part of our fabulous staff!