- JOANNE LANGIONE
A platform to share the stories of our lives teaching, performing, and living beautifully in the world of dance.
From September through early June, there is rarely any down time for The Joanne Langione Dance Center located on 38 Border Street, and Summerdance is
“Thank you JLDC for giving me a space to be myself, and allowing me to create bonds and memories to cherish forever.” – Rebekah Jaffe,
In honor of this month’s International Tap Day on May 25th, JLDC tap teacher and resident tap expert Isla Niezgoda sat down for an interview
Throughout four decades of providing dance education to the greater Boston community, the students at Joanne Langione Dance Center consistently curate a life-long love of
The Joanne Langione Dance Center located in West Newton, MA is a very familiar name to the residents of the community. You won’t get very
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.