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Our Team

Miss Erin

Erin Rae McNamara: Owner / Director

With 25 years of dance experience, my dream was to open my very own dance studio, which I have successfully accomplished. With my excellent knowledge of Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Lyrical, Musical Theater, Preschool Dance Programs and Tap; I am not only the owner of Erin Rae’s School of Dance but I teach, and choreograph. I have been awarded multiple times for my choreography; including the Young Choreographer of the Year Award in 2003 at American Dance Awards, several yearly title winning solos for Girls and Boys, and in 2012 I mentored a solo dancer who competed with the TEAM USA DANCE TEAM in Germany at the World Championships. I am asked periodically to judge at dance competitions and this year I was contacted to choreograph for the 2013 Miss Fall River Scholarship Pageant. Since opening my doors to Erin Rae’s School of Dance, I have had a steady increase in enrollment and I always keep a family atmosphere for my students. As a skilled dance instructor, I am a positive role model; respected by not only my students, but by their parents. With the help of my outstanding staff, assistants and student helpers, I thank you for making my dream come true!

Miss Meg

Meghan Flaherty


Meghan is a graduate of Dean College, with her A.A. in Dance with High Honors. While at Dean, Meghan was the Captain of the College Dance Team. Meghan has been dancing for over 20 years and teaching and choreographing for over 13 years. She has extensive training in Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Tap, Hip Hop and Modern dance. She competed in many regional and national competitions and has had the opportunity to perform at Mohegan Sun, Walt Disney World and Universal Studios. She has also participated in the Boston Conservatory Intensive. Meghan continues to take conventions, master classes and summer intensives to further her knowledge and style. She has a strong passion for dancing as well as teaching students of all ages and abilities.

Mr. Kyle

Kyle Weaver

Hip Hop

Kyle is a graduate of Rhode Island College with a degree in Music. He has been teaching hip hop professionally throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island since 2004. Kyle currently teaches hip hop at several studios and we are happy that we can share his talents with our dancers!

Miss Pam

Pam Mateus


Miss Pam is a classically trained ballet instructor who trained at New Bedford Ballet and Festival Ballet. She has been teaching at E-Rae’s for 12 years and has received many awards for her choreography. We grateful that she continues to share her talents with both our recreational and competitive dancers!

Miss Dani

Danielle Simoes

Teacher / Choreographer

Miss Dani trained with Miss Erin from the age of 3 and competed for 10 years. She has received many awards for both performance and choreography. Miss Dani is currently in her final year at Bridgewater State University studying Elementary & Special Education. We are fortunate to have her continuing to share her knowledge and love of dance!