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Alice Rainka

Owner, Instructor

Alice grew up in Kansas City and has been dancing all her life in almost every style – ballet, jazz, ballroom, Latin, pole, modern, etc.  After receiving her BA from Hollins University and her M.Ed. from Rockhurst University, she began her career as a middle and high school English teacher.  She began teaching Zumba and Dance Fitness classes in 2012 and has pole danced competitively across the country since 2014, winning first place in Washington DC and, third place in New York City in 2018, and second place most recently in Boston in 2021. For Alice, dancing is a fitness gift.  It builds strength, encourages creativity, relieves stress, improves confidence, and allows for the best part of herself to come forward.  She has always wanted to open her own studio and share this gift with others.

Bradley Davison

Owner, Instructor

Bradley has lived in Massachusetts most of his life.  He graduated from Fitchburg State College with his BA in communications and began his career in television production.  Since then, he has shifted to software engineering.  He has earned his first degree black belt in Krav Maga from Premier Martial Arts.  There he also studied Muay Thai Kickboxing and various forms of self-defense.  Since moving to Sturbridge, he has been training locally in Brazilian Ju-Jitsu.  For Bradley, martial arts has been an excellent way of keeping fit, improving body mechanics and awareness, and building core strength, all while having fun and doing something he loves.

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Colleen Lazzareschi

Dance Fit Instructor

Colleen has been dancing since the age of three.  Through her many years, she has studied several dance styles such as Ballet, Tap, Jass, Pointe, Lyrical, Modern, Hip-Hop and Adagio.  She has danced competitively and assisted as a teacher.  She was selected in New York City to tour the country with the Dance Olympus faculty while performing in each city.  Although her passion for dance has never faded, she is also an animal lover and changed direction to pursue a career in the animal health industry.  She has worked as a veterinary surgical technician and is currently a vet pharmaceutical sales representative.  She is also a loving mother of two young boys, Jack and Charlie.

"I am very excited to be a member of the team at Alice's Fitness and Dance where I get to reignite my passion for dance and share it with others."  

Erica Jajliardo

Power Dance Fit Instructor

Erica has lived in Southbridge all her life. She has had a passion for dance since the age of five! Erica has fond memories of times growing up when she and her brother, who also had a passion for dance, would put music on and just dance and put on performances in their living room. Erica had the opportunity to dance with a local studio until the age of 18. At the age of 20, Erica became focused on fitness. She began getting involved with local gyms as another way to stay fit. Erica took her first Zumba class back in 2010 and was hooked! She became certified shortly after. In 2018, Erica had the opportunity start instructing  dance classes, which she continues to enjoy doing today!

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Gloria

St. George

Tap Instructor

Gloria has always been very active. She started dancing at the age of two and played multiple sports growing up. She received her B.S. in Recreation and Leisure Studies from Gordon College. She has been coaching recreational gymnastics since 2004 and taught Ballet, Tap & Jazz for multiple years as well. She had taken a few Dance Fit classes with Alice when she was teaching in Holland; and was thrilled when Alice announced she was opening her own studio! She started taking Burlesque classes with Alice, then shortly after joined her Burlesque Troupe and has performed locally with them. She also loves taking Pole Fitness with Alice and loves the combination of strength and grace required for the sport! Fitness is also a family activity for Gloria, with her husband and son joining her for Kickboxing with Brad! She loves to share her passion for movement and fitness with others and is excited to join the Alice’s Fitness and Dance team!

Megan Houatchanthara

Cardio Kickboxing Instructor

Megan moved to Sturbridge with her husband in 2015 where she started her family.  Megan is a mom to three young children.  She has always loved being active and staying fit.  From swim team in high school, all the way through college, she has been an athlete and a coach.  After college, Megan found a new way to love working out through kickboxing.  After a couple of years being a student, she became a kickboxing instructor.  Realizing her love for this activity, she continued her training by starting Krav Maga with America's Best Defense Martial Arts School.  Megan worked her way through classes and became an advanced student earning her blue belt.  After taking some time off to have kids, she is back to training and excited to be able to help people achieve their fitness goals.

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