The 3 Major Benefits Of Un.Convention Boston™ – Summer Intensive

Benefits Of Un.Convention Boston™ – Summer Intensive.

Un.Convention™  is a 4 day dance workshop that delivers the best aspects of a dance convention in an intimate, studio setting, offered exclusively at Joanne Langione Dance Center. Although there are many summer dance conventions, Un.Convention is a unique intensive set apart from the rest. Hence the name. . . the “UN” convention.  So why […]

Dance Lessons: SeniorSPEAK Sentiments from the JLDC Class of 2023

May is an extremely fun and exciting month at Joanne Langione Dance Center. May at JLDC means costumes, rehearsals, and lots of recital prep! But for the Senior Graduates, May can feel a tad bittersweet. Because with all of the recital preparation as well as the end of year excitement, also comes the reminder that […]

A Peek Inside Playdance

Playdance class in newton at JLDC

If you have ever been curious about what our preschool dance program Playdance class is like, look no further!  Let’s take a peek inside a typical Playdance class and talk about all of the things you can expect when choosing to enroll your little one into the world of dance at JLDC.  It’s never too […]

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Shawn Mahoney

Shawn Mahoney began his ballet, tap, and jazz training at the Joanne Langione Dance Center and his early performing career with Jose Mateo’s Ballet Theatre in Boston, MA. As an apprentice, Shawn danced for American Ballet Theatre before joining Boston Ballet. At Boston Ballet, Shawn performed in Petipa, Balanchine, Kylian, Forsythe, Bejart and others. Shawn performed as a chosen member of “Tharp!”, a national and international touring company directed by Twyla Tharp. Ms. Tharp invited Shawn to be part of the creative and choreographic process for her Broadway hit “Movin’ Out” and performed in Tharp’s “Red, White, and Blues”. Shawn performed with the Suzanne Farrell/Balanchine Project, Sean Curran Company, Washington Ballet, and Bale Estado de Goias. As an educator, Shawn has taught internationally for Festa de Danca in Sao Paulo and Bermuda Civic Ballet. Currently, Shawn is on faculty at Emerson College, instructing dance classes to actors and musical theatre students and is a teacher and lecturer at Days in the Arts. Shawn founded Mahoney Agency, representing dancers for national engagements for the Nutcracker Ballet. Shawn is a sought out mentor for emerging artists and choreographers in ballet and contemporary dance.