Our facility features over 11,000 sq. ft., four state-of-the-art dance studios, 16 ft. high ceilings, sprung Marley floors, full length mirrors, professional audio and HD video systems, and a black-box style dance theater.
JLDC is proud to offer its students a grand 40 x 60 ft classroom with 16 ft high ceiling that converts to a black box style “dance theatre.” Fully rigged light systems thrill students in providing collegiate opportunities for smaller audiences to enjoy informal showcases. SeniorSpeak, Summerdance and Un.Convention all take place in Studio 4 Dance Theater.
To those pioneering students with whom we began and in whose spirit we continue,
To those through the years who have dared to strive, to leap, to fall and reach again for the barre,
To those who come day after day to discover the joy, the power, and the love of dance,
…this student lobby is dedicated.
Joanne, September, 2015
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.