Owner/Director, Boston Location and Medfield Location
Miss Irada is the Owner of the Boston Location and Co-Owner/Director of the Medfield Location. She is also on faculty at the Sturbridge Location. Passionate about the art of dance, Irada is a dancer, teacher, choreographer, studio manager, director and arts enthusiast. She began her dance training in Central Massachusetts at Mass Motion Dance (formally known as the Terri Gordon Dance Centre). She continued her education at the University of Massachusetts, in the Five College Dance Department where she received a BFA in Dance. Irada was honored with a Chancellors Award in dance all four years. While in college Irada produced and performed in several different dance and theater performances throughout the Five Colleges. In 2000 Ms Djelassi moved to NYC to further her education. She studied at Steps on Broadway, Broadway Dance Center and Dance Space. While studying in Manhattan, she taught at the American Youth Dance Theater on the Upper East Side. Irada was invited to teach at a Performing Arts Magnet School in Worcester, MA. Irada has performed choreography by Andre Tyson of Alvin Ailey, Leslie Partridge, Billbob Brown, Nia Love, Janis Brenner, Katherine Hooper, Jin Wen Yu, as well as others. In 2003, Irada founded BoSoma Dance Company with Katherine Hooper and was the Co-Artistic Director of BoSoma Dance Company for 13 years. She has taught and choreographed for a number of public and private schools in New England as well as in Germany. Recently she has set choreography on the dance department at The University of Massachusetts in Amherst, the Patricia Kenney Dance Collection in NYC and a faculty piece for The Dance Pointe in Greenwich, CT. Irada completed her 200-hour vinyasa yoga certification and now teaches power vinyasa yoga as well as dance. Her undying love for the expressionism of dance is seen through her work both in choreography and class as well as virtually every aspect of her life.