Colleen grew up in Worcester, MA and began her love for dance as an Irish Step Dancer for the Mary McInerney School of Irish dance since the age of 5. In middle school, she attended local arts school Burncoat High School where she learned to dance under the direction of Joan Sheary. During her years at Burncoat she was captain of the Dance Team, and during her senior year was invited to perform in the halftime show in the BCS National Championship Football Game in Miami Florida. After graduating high school, Colleen attended Boston College, majoring in Nursing. She was a member of the Boston College Dance Ensemble for 4 years, both as a dancer and choreographer, and took an active leadership role on the officer board as member relations her junior year and treasurer her senior year. Since graduating, Colleen has moved to Boston and is currently a pediatric neuroscience nurse at Boston Children’s Hospital. This is Colleens fifth season in DanceWorks and she couldn’t be more excited to choreograph for the first time for DWB with her fellow meatball and BC Alum, Cayla DiRoberto.