Assistant Director, Instructor
Trish has been with JPSD since 2007, bringing years of contemporary, modern, jazz, lyrical, and ballet experience to our school. Trish is a graduate of Salve Regina University with a bachelors degree in communications and dance. While in college, she was the recipient of the SRU Theater Arts Dance Award and a dancer and choreographer on the university dance company.
As a teacher, she strives to cultivate genuine connections with her students to help them on the path to exploring their own artistry and personal growth in and out of the classroom. Her students and choreography continue to be recognized with high scores, regional titles, scholarships, choreography awards and guest teaching appearances.
Through the years, she has also had the opportunity to perform in Island Moving Co.'s Open for Dancing, set guest choreography for the URI Dance Company, and teach in school enrichment programs and dance schools throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
Trish is an integral part of JPSD's competition teaching staff. She attends annual conventions, and always takes the opportunity to attend seminars and master classes led by industry professionals to continue to learn and bring back knowledge to share with her students. Her passion for her students can be seen through their dancing, and she is always proud to celebrate the successes of her former dancers who have gone on to perform at Disney World, college dance and theatre companies, and to pursue careers as both educators and performers through studying dance at a collegiate level.
When not at the studio, Trish can be found making memories with her husband, Adam, and their two boys, Ryan & Joshua.
Sara started dancing at the Jennifer Prete School of Dance when she was 6 years old. She is an alum student of JPSD and was the Dance Captain of the JPSD Competition Team.
Sara graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education. Sara is a natural at teaching and always enthusiastic when working with our students! Sara is well versed in all genres of dance and works with our younger students and teens.
Crew Director, Instructor
Jessica Gencarella Lowe
Jessica, a South County native, began her dance training at JPSD when she was just a young girl. She studied all genres of dance and began student teaching at a young age under the tutelage of Miss Jennifer. After several years, Jessica became one of the most integral parts of the teaching staff at JPSD.
Jessica is cross trained in all traditional genres of dance and has specialized her teaching in tap and hip hop. She attends several master classes and dance conventions every year to ensure she has nothing but the best dance technique to pass on to her students.
Jessica is on the competition team teaching staff as our Crew Director, and is also a Registered Nurse. She resides in Charlestown, Rhode Island with her husband and three young children.
Originally from New York City, Meag’s dance journey began at the age of four when she stepped into her first jazz class and fell in love with the combination of movement and music. From that day forward, tap, ballet, lyrical, contemporary, and eventually pointe, would find their way into her life. Over time her journey evolved from recreational study into a more serious multi-level/multi-studio approach, and she began competing at a
young age, continuing to do so throughout high school. Soon after, through natural progression and noted talent, she moved on to teaching and choreography, followed by studio administration as well.
Meag comes to JPSD with over ten years of teaching experience in New York City, Westchester, upstate New York, and Rhode Island. She loves sharing her passion for dance in both a recreational and competitive class setting, encouraging her students to always find the FUN in the beauty of dance, while helping them build self-confidence and positive body image.
Whether it is through professional workshops, master classes, or taking classes at Broadway Dance Center in New York, Meag believes that there is never an end to learning in the ever growing dance world. She strives to always expand her own knowledge so as to bring the best to her students when in the studio.
Meag holds a B.A. in Psychology and English Literature from Iona College in New Rochelle, New York and when not teaching, she can be found dancing around her kitchen with her own two children.
Amanda brings a wealth of knowledge, training and experience in Acro to JPSD. She currently attends the University of Rhode Island majoring in Kinesiology. She is a URI cheerleader and is very active in national college cheerleading competitions.
Amanda teaches multiple level Acro classes at our studio for all ages and ability levels.
Her bubbly spirited personality and skill are a perfect fit on the JPSD teaching staff!