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Our Staff

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Kim Mulford Farmer

Consultant at Mulford Dance Studio starting July 2023,
Owner and Artistic Director of Mulford Dance Studio 1999-2023
Co-Founder of Tiny Tutus Dance Center 2013-2014

Kim just celebrated 55 recitals at Mulford Dance Studio in June 2023. Taught under the auspices of her mother, Nancy Mulford, Kim went on to study at University of the Arts in Philadelphia as a ballet major and eventually followed in her mother’s footsteps becoming owner of the studio in 1999. In June 2023, she semi-retired, selling the studio to long-time Mulford student and teacher, Ariana Ferrari. 
Kim’s career as studio owner was very rewarding as she watched many students go on to dance professionally. Her Dance Company performed in many amazing places such as Walt Disney World, the Miss America Parade, The NJ Governor’s Mansion, Madison Square Garden, Cruise ships, Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington DC, Al Alberts TV Showcase, Citrus Bowl in Florida, Six Flags Great Adventure, March of Dimes Telethon, the televised Millennium Celebration at Philadelphia Convention Center, Mrs Nj and Mrs Pa Pageants, the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Parade, and much more!
Kim will now be a consultant for the studio being able to keep her [pointed] toes in the water! Kim is so proud and excited for Ariana to begin her career as studio owner. And, looks forward to her next chapter as studio consultant!

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Devon Ficarra

DIRECTOR OF THE JR COMPANY AND SR COMPANY

Devon has been on Mulford Dance Studio staff since 2004. She graduated as a dance major from the University of the Arts with a BFA in Jazz Dance. She studied at the Hartford Ballet and in her home state of Massachusetts. Devon competed with her dance company in groups as well as solos. She won many high score overalls regionally and on the National level while competing as a soloist growing up. She toured with the Power Pack kids as part of Starpower’s National Dance Competition where she studied with many top-notch choreographers. 


Devon is the director of our Jr and Sr Dance Companies. We are proud to have her on our faculty and celebrate her 20th year on staff!

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Lisa Evanich

BabyLine, Mulford Mini’s, Apprentice Line, and Petite Company   Director

Lisa grew up dancing and performing around her hometown of Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania. Lisa moved to Philadelphia to attend Temple University’s Department of Dance. In August 2002, she received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance.

 

Lisa is a certified ACE Fitness Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor, certified Barre Above instructor, Red Hot Dance Fitness, Balanced Body Pilates Mat & Pilates Reformer instructor. Lisa is also a certified 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with the Yoga Alliance and a certified Kids Yoga Instructor. Recently, Lisa became certified in Progressing Ballet Technique [PBT], and is a NASM Certified Nutrition Coach [CNC].

Continuing her dance training is very important to Lisa. She has attended many conventions and classes in New York and Philadelphia along with training with CLI Studios online.

 

Lisa has been teaching with us since 2002. We look forward to having Lisa on our staff again this year. While keeping it fun, she plans to keep her students educated in the art of dance.

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Susan Macdonald

INSTRUCTOR, DIRECTOR OF ACROBATICS

Sue trained at Will-Mor Gymnastics and Miss Porter’s School of Dance for ballet and tap. She has been on Mulford staff for over 40 years. Her students have received many awards and titles for their acrobatic abilities. Several of her students went on to dance with Philadelphia pro-dance teams. 

Sue’s approach to teaching acrobatics is using skill charts in a progressive format so children may improve and learn at their own pace. Sue also tap dances with our famous HiSteppers tap group! Sue is a school teacher at Cold Springs in Gloucester, NJ. We want to thank Sue for all her years of service and are so excited to have Sue on staff again this year!
 

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Kristen Jacurak

ADMIN TEAM

Kristen is our main person on the desk and the first face of the business for everyone to see.  

Her hard work and dedication is what keeps the studio running efficiently, and her enthusiasm is well known by all who come in contact with her.   

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Joann Trout

ADMIN TEAM

Ms. Joann works at our desk and is amazing with all of our dance families. She  has been a part of the Mulford Dance Studio for many years, with two more generations of dancers from her family dancing there.  

While all of that is important, more importantly, Ms. Joann is our biggest supporter and cheerleader.  She is at every event, always bringing a lot of energy to the dancers, support to the parents, and when you hear a cowbell at a competition know it is most likely coming from Ms. Joann.  

2024 - Legends & Icons

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