Sheila Allaire Huggins
Sheila Allaire Huggins was raised in North Haven, Connecticut and began dancing at the age of six after seeing the Boston Ballet’s Performance of the Nutcracker. She studied for 12 years at The Dancer’s Studio in Northford Connecticut under the direction of Sharon DiCrosta and teacher Sheri Bonnano training in ballet and tap, and later jazz, modern, pointe, and contemporary training, dancing competitively for 7 years. She attended the Full Force Dance Theater summer intensive program at the Hartt School under Katie Stevinson-Nollet which sparked her interest in the program. After graduating high school in 2009, she attended Roger Williams University for a year studying dance, and then transferred to The Hartt School at the University of Hartford where she is currently a Dance Performance Major. During her training she has had the opportunity to perform original works by Gregory Dolbashian, Stephen Pier, and Katie Stevinson Nollet, featured roles in José Limón’s “Dances For Isadora”, “There Is a Time” and “Choreographic Offering” restaged by Nina Watt and in the ballet “Sylvia” restaged by Debra Ryder. She was selected to participate in the Limón Technique Conference with original members of Limón’s classes and company at Jacob’e Pillow in the summer of 2012. Currently she teaches modern and contemporary dance at The Dancer’s Studio as well as The North Star Dance Academy in Connecticut. This summer she will travel to Europe to study dance in Amsterdam, Germany, as well as Italy. After graduating she plans to pursue a career in dance as a performer and continue to teach and inspire those who share the same love for dance.