Who's Who at Impulse . . .


LUANN C. PAGELLA is the Owner/Director of Impulse Dance Center, which is celebrating 29 years of dance education. Additionally, she is the founder of The Connecting Point Dance Company based at Impulse. This performance ensemble can be seen in the Metrowest and Boston area sharing the art of dance. She received her dance training from Lillian Schovall of Connecticut, The School of the Hartford Ballet, also in Connecticut and Vergari Dance Center, of Ohio. She holds several certificates in Dance Education and is a member of The Boston Dance Alliance and Dance Educators of America. LuAnn also has a degree in business.

She has done work in children's theatre, was the resident choreographer for The Cambridge Performing Arts Theatre in Ohio, directed a dance ensemble affiliated with that Theatre and choreographed two televised telethons for the American Cancer Society. LuAnn's "Interactive Nutcracker" is a highlight of the Holiday Season and is enjoyed by children in schools and community events as well as at Impuse. LuAnn teaches the Ballet, Tap, Jazz Combo, Ballet I/IB, Ballet Barre and Pre-Pointe.


KAREN KROLAK is the Artistic Director of Monkeyhouse, a nationally/internationally touring, professional dance theatre company, and has been teaching at Impulse since 1996. Although most of the students only know her as the woman who developed the Modern program at Impulse or the Advanced & Repertory Teen Jazz Instructor, Karen also has extensive training in Ballet, Yoga, Contact Improvisation, Circus Arts and Pilates. She specializes in working with teens and her idiosyncratic classes encourage individual artistic expression and promote healthy technical training.

In 2000, Karen was commissioned by Dance Umbrella to create a residency program for at-risk-teens at the Germaine Lawrence School. She has also choreographed for six Dover Sherborn High School musicals, twice been a Guest Artist at Northwestern University, been a guest choreographer for the Latin School in Chicago, IL, taught at the National High School Institute in Evanston, IL and worked at Actors Gymnasium in Evanston, IL. Her work has been presented in theater, film, and concert dance productions in Boston, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Winnipeg and Jackson Hole.


AMANDA MASTROIANNI received her initial training right here at Impulse Dance Center and went on to receive her BFA in Dance from Adelphi University. Amanda assisted choreographer, Karla Wolfangle at Barnard University, New School University, Stockton College and the American Ballet Theatre's Summer Program.

Amanda's teaching credits include Joffrey Ballet's Summer Intensive, Adelphi University, Peridance Center, Brooklyn Arts Exchange and the Bronx Arts Ensemble. Amanda is a versatile, experienced dance educator that will be teaching a broad spectrum of dance levels of Ballet, Pointe and Lyrical at Impulse.


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Kim Pagella started out dancing at a young age of 3 years-old right here at Impulse Dance Center. She continued her dance training at Impulse until her high school graduation in 2009.  Kim started assisting children's class at the age of 12 and was a positive role model for those young dancers. She was a valued member of the Connecting Pointe Dance Company, and she was one of the first members of the TAProject.

Kim attended the University of Rhode Island and graduated Cum Laude with a double major in Psychology as well as Elementary Education in May of 2013. She specializes in working with younger children to help them use their imaginations to experience the wonderful world of dance.