Founder

  Founder/Director, Adrianne Tabet    "If you really want to know me, you have to dance with me."

Founder/Director, Adrianne Tabet

"If you really want to know me, you have to dance with me."

Adrianne Tabet

Adrianne Tabet is the Founder and Artistic Director of Moving Steps and Executive Director of the non-profit Moving Steps Foundation.  With an eclectic background indance and theater, she teaches dance classes at the South Middlesex Correctional Center and at Studios in Wellesley MA.  She also leads travel dance workshops to France, Switzerland and Algeria.  Adrianne earned a PhD in medical/psychological anthropology from Brandeis University with dissertation work in gender construction and transformation.

meet the women

 

  Kristian Wilt   In school, Kristian studied nursing and biochemistry. When MassRehab asked her to pursue a Certificate of Substance Abuse in order to guide others through their recovery, Kristian decided not to; she wanted that part of her life to be purely out of a desire to help, rather than getting paid to do it. Instead, she received her certificate in floral design from Rittners School of Floral Design. Kristian has been active in sports and dance since she was young, and doesn't know where she would be without music and dance. 

Kristian Wilt

In school, Kristian studied nursing and biochemistry. When MassRehab asked her to pursue a Certificate of Substance Abuse in order to guide others through their recovery, Kristian decided not to; she wanted that part of her life to be purely out of a desire to help, rather than getting paid to do it. Instead, she received her certificate in floral design from Rittners School of Floral Design. Kristian has been active in sports and dance since she was young, and doesn't know where she would be without music and dance. 

  Jen Blais    I am a woman in recovery who is passionate about helping others stay clean and spreading awareness that there is another way and that addicts do recover. I am an artist, I love to dance, and to continue to find ways to exercise my mind, body, and spirit. 

Jen Blais

I am a woman in recovery who is passionate about helping others stay clean and spreading awareness that there is another way and that addicts do recover. I am an artist, I love to dance, and to continue to find ways to exercise my mind, body, and spirit. 

  Meghan Canavan    I work as a certified nurse's assistant, and really enjoy interacting with and helping others. I have never danced in a class or professionally before this year, but have always had a passion for music and dancing. Jen introduced me to Moving Steps, and I really enjoy being a part of it! 

Meghan Canavan

I work as a certified nurse's assistant, and really enjoy interacting with and helping others. I have never danced in a class or professionally before this year, but have always had a passion for music and dancing. Jen introduced me to Moving Steps, and I really enjoy being a part of it! 

 
  Natalie Eggert    Natalie Eggert graduated from Emory University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology and Dance Movement Studies. Natalie has presented her choreography at the American College Dance Association Conference, Atlanta’s Elevate Art Week, Modern Atlanta Dance (MAD) Festival, and with Moving Steps. She will be starting her master’s degree in the fall at Lesley University for Dance/Movement Therapy. Natalie is thrilled to be collaborating with Moving Stories. She looks forward to dusting off her tap shoes and confronting her unease with public speaking. 

Natalie Eggert

Natalie Eggert graduated from Emory University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology and Dance Movement Studies. Natalie has presented her choreography at the American College Dance Association Conference, Atlanta’s Elevate Art Week, Modern Atlanta Dance (MAD) Festival, and with Moving Steps. She will be starting her master’s degree in the fall at Lesley University for Dance/Movement Therapy. Natalie is thrilled to be collaborating with Moving Stories. She looks forward to dusting off her tap shoes and confronting her unease with public speaking. 

  Vanity Reyes-Carrero    I was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY.  I'm the mother of Brooklyn, who's four. I've done theatre since I was a kid, in high school I did a lot of plays. I was in three singing group when I was younger, and performed around New York and Boston. I graduated from R.C.C., where I took theatre and learned how to write plays, produce them, and do lights and sets. I've directed alongside Robbie McCauley from Emerson College. I did lights for a Boston-based group called Origination. I write my own lyrics and my own stories. I've been in two other theatre groups, Girl Talk Theatre that deals with homeless woman living in shelters, and Survivor Theatre.  I’ve been a part of And Still We Rise theatre company for nine years. My hobbies are spending a lot of time with my baby girl Brooklyn, singing, dancing, and writing.

Vanity Reyes-Carrero

I was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY.  I'm the mother of Brooklyn, who's four. I've done theatre since I was a kid, in high school I did a lot of plays. I was in three singing group when I was younger, and performed around New York and Boston. I graduated from R.C.C., where I took theatre and learned how to write plays, produce them, and do lights and sets. I've directed alongside Robbie McCauley from Emerson College. I did lights for a Boston-based group called Origination. I write my own lyrics and my own stories. I've been in two other theatre groups, Girl Talk Theatre that deals with homeless woman living in shelters, and Survivor Theatre.  I’ve been a part of And Still We Rise theatre company for nine years. My hobbies are spending a lot of time with my baby girl Brooklyn, singing, dancing, and writing.