Janet Marland is the director & an instructor at FIM. She is an active member of GBDTA & Dance Masters of America. She started dance at the age of 3. As she got older & started attending conventions w/ master teachers, performing at outside venues, competing & especially assistant teaching, it was obvious which direction she wanted to head in after high school graduation. She began teaching at the studio where she grew up when she turned 18. Janet also attended Bridgewater State University where she got her Bachelor of Science in Health Fitness & Exercise Science. While at BSC 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 continuing to teach after college, she 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 which 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 in 2005. Again needing to expand FIM moved to its current location the summer of 2012. Miss Janet got married in 1996 & has 3 children, ranging in age from 13 to 3. Due to the growth of the studio & demands of raising a family, over the past 17 years, she has gone from teaching all classes herself to having an incredible faculty who also share her passion for dance.