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Meet Our Faculty


Janet Marland

Janet Marland is the director & CEO of FIM. She is an active member of the Greater Brockton Dance Teachers Association, certified by Dance Masters of America and continues her business & leadership training through seminars & courses by leading professionals in the dance industry. 

She began dance class at the age of 3. As she got older & started attending dance conventions with master teachers, performing at outside venues, competing & assistant teaching, it was obvious which direction she wanted to head in. In 1990, after she graduated from King Philip H.S., she began teaching at the dance studio that she had danced at since she was three years old. Janet also attended Bridgewater State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Health Fitness & Exercise Science. While at BSU, she was a member of the Dance Company & traveled on tour with Dance Olympus as a VIP during the summer of 1992. In addition to teaching dance after college, she also worked at Milford Hospital for 2 years in the cardiovascular department.

In 1998, Janet decided it was time to focus on what she had a real passion for and that was teaching children to dance. She officially opened FIM in 1999 inside a gymnastics facility in Medway, MA. After outgrowing the space, FIM moved to its 2nd location (Franklin,MA) in 2005. Again needing to expand, FIM moved to its current location at 250 East Central St. during the  summer of 2012. Miss Janet got married in 1996 & has 3 children, now ranging in age from 21 to 11. Over the past 24 seasons many things have changed behind the doors of FIM. She has gradually been able to reduce her teaching hours, which has given her more time with her family and the space to grow the business and mentor her faculty. The goal is to share her passion for teaching dance and the mission behind the studio.  She strives to make FIM a place where students and families can experience the joy and fun that dance can bring into your life, without it consuming your whole life. She is looking forward to celebrating FIM's 25th anniversary season in 2023- 2024 and can't wait to see what the next 25 seasons have to offer.  

Janet Marland

Ashley Deschamps

Ashley began dancing at the age of three at Krylo Dance studio in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. She continued her studies at Festival Ballet Providence, where she danced with the junior company. A 2011 cum laude graduate of Dean College, she graduated with a Bachelor of the Arts in dance and a minor in business. While at Dean she was a member of the Dean Dance Company. Ashley is a graduate of the Dance Teacher’s Club of Boston and a member of the Greater Brockton Dance Teacher Association since 2018. In 2014 she taught and judged for the Dance Masters of America New England chapter scholarships. She has also judged for Take Centerstage Dance Challenge. Besides dance, Ashley is a certified Pure Barre Instructor, teaching in Foxboro since 2019 and has been Lead Teacher since 2023.

Ashley loves to teach and pass on her knowledge and passion of dance to her students!


Ashley Connolly

Mary Ahern 

Originally from Easton MA, Mary Ahern has been dancing for over 20 years. Mary has been trained in all styles of dance, but focuses her energy on jazz, lyrical, and hip hop. During college, Mary was an active member of the nationally ranked Westfield State competitive dance team, and spent time dancing with contemporary dance company, Contemporarily Out Of Order.

Mary has been a member of the Boston based company IMPACT Dance, under the direction of Meghan McCaffrey, for two seasons. She has also recently become a member of the Greater Brockton Dance Teacher's Association. Mary's passion for dance is matched only by her passion for teaching. She loves sharing her knowledge with her students and watching them develop their own love of dance.



Mary Ahern

Emily Jane Lewis

Emily Lewis grew up in Plainville, MA, where she trained and competed in a variety of styles from ages four to eighteen. She went on to receive her bachelor’s degree in Dance and Psychology from Dean College in 2018. Throughout her time in college, she had numerous performance and choreography opportunities, including mentoring and choreographing for the college’s new dancers, and performing on the field at the 2017 New England Patriots Home Opener. 

    Although Emily has performed throughout her life, she has found an even greater passion for teaching.  After teaching at Feet In Motion for several years, she decided to pursue her Masters in Elementary Education from Merrimack College, graduating in 2022.  This is Emily’s eighth year as a Feet In Motion faculty member, and she is so happy to continue to share her love of dance with her students!



Zoe Pan

Zoe Pan, originally from Long Island, New York, is currently pursuing a dance major with a business minor at Dean College in Franklin, Massachusetts. Her early commitment to dance led her to become an assistant in dance classes at the age of 16, and teaching dance at 17 years old. Zoe grew up training at Broadway Dance Center in New York City, where she became an integral part of the Arts in Motion Dance Company and actively contributed to their CTP program.

Zoe is deeply committed to sharing the joy and magic of dance with the next generation. She loves being able to watch her students not only grow as dancers, but as individuals.


Zoe Pan



Emily Harris 


Emily began dancing at the age of 3 right here at Feet in Motion until she was 18. She later came back in 2021 to share her love for dance as a teacher. Emily holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Early Childhood Education from the University of Rhode Island. While at URI, Emily was a part of the URI Dance Company as well.

When not at the studio Emily works as an Infant Room teacher in Holliston. Emily loves working with children and observing the growth in development that happens throughout the year.  In her free time Emily loves cuddling with her three cats, and spending time with her friends and family.






Kailey Mangion


Kailey started dancing at the age of three. She spent the majority of her training here at Feet in Motion, where she trained in tap, jazz, ballet, and lyrical and competed on the dance team. After graduating high school, Kailey continued her dance training on the Worcester State University dance team, performing at events in the Pom and Hip Hop styles.  The team competed regionally and nationally, traveling to ESPN’s Wide World of Sports at Disney World for the UDA college national competition. Kailey later returned to teach at Feet in Motion, where she encourages her students to reach their best potential while having fun!

Kailey is currently pursuing her degree in Elementary Education from Worcester State University to be a teacher, in addition to continuing her love for teaching dance. 




Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Pointe, & Lyrical Dance Classes in Franklin, MA

Feet in Motion Dance Studio   •  250 East Central St.   •  Franklin, MA 02038   •  (508) 520-0054   •   feetinmotiondance@gmail.com
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