We Love Our Staff!

In celebration of our shiny new website, we wanted to take a moment to appreciate our incredible, talented, hardworking staff. These are the wonderful people who keep Pulse going (and growing)! Get to know them with a few fun facts… 

Bettina Montano

Founder/Artistic Director

* Swims, knits, gardens, jumps on a trampoline, cooks, walks her dog, and dreams dances.

Benjamin Court

Operations Manager

* A member of Creation Global, a Chicago Footwork dance crew.

* Plays the guitar and also produces dance music!

Susan Ingersoll

Finance Director

* Loves everything ocean—being on it, in it, and eating anything that comes out of it!

*Also loves running, thrifting, and exploring. 

Veronica Bone

Program Coordinator

* Loves exploring New England by foot, car, ski lift, and bike.

* Craving to learn more about dance film and dance theatre!

Jaimee Christinat


* Bilingual and loves to sing (only in the car), dance, and cook!

Kim Waterman

In-School Program Coordinator

* Loves science fiction (everything from The Blob to Blade Runner to Rocky Horror) & show tunes (can be heard singing Godspell, Lil Abner & more as she cruises down rt.7).

Maxwell Chase

Front Desk Staff

* Loves to read books about history + always has the coolest socks!

Madeline Despres-Chen 

Front Desk Staff

* Recently graduated from the SomaSoul®: Somatic Therapy program at The Leven Institute for Expressive Movement! 

Alicia Ortwein

Front Desk Staff

* Been in the Pulse family for 3 years

* A homeschool teacher who loves to paint!

Andy Reynolds

Grant Writer

* The youngest of 8 children and writes plays for fun!

Moscelyne ParkeHarrison

Social Media Manager

* Grew up dancing at Pulse!

* Always trying to learn something new—by making art and diving deep into collaboration.

Jordyn Cormier

Marketing + Wordsmithery   

* Recently directed her first short film.

* Makes phenomenal gluten-free cider doughnuts!

Thank you to each and every one of you! 

Making Pulse Accessible to Everybody

We have been granting Tuition Assistance to families-in-need since 1996. Thanks to this special program, Pulse has never turned away a student for an inability to pay. Here’s a glimpse at what our Tuition Assistance Program looks like by the numbers…     

How Tuition Assistance Makes an Impact   

  • 1 out of 5 Pulse students receive tuition assistance. In 2021, students were awarded between 30% and 100% of the cost of tuition, ranging from $120 to $3000 per student. 
  • $35,000+ has been granted to Pulse students in tuition assistance this year.  
  • The need for tuition assistance has increased by 120% for families-in-need between 2020 and 2021.    

Help Us Continue Offering Tuition Assistance 

With so many challenges facing our community this year, the need for this program continues to grow. Learn more here, and make a donation here. We hope you’ll consider supporting this very special program.  

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