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116 Cochituate Rd., Framingham, MA 01701 |
Dance Is Our Love, Our Passion and Our True Joy


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Welcome to Brandi Rae's School of Dance! We are conveniently located at 116 Cochituate Road (Rt 30), Framingham, Massachusetts near the intersection of Route 30 & Route 126 and easily accessible from Route 9.
Dance Class Offerings Include: Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Pointe, Hip Hop, Modern, Lyrical, Contemporary, Creative Movement, Preschool Classes, All Boys Class, Adult Classes, Bollywood Fusion, Jazz/Salsa & More!
All Ages from 2.5 Years through Adult & All Levels from Beginner to Advanced are welcome!
Class Registration is ongoing throughout the year.
Our goal is to provide a positive, educational, enlightening and fun dance experience. Whether or not one wishes to pursue a professional career, correct dance training is a valuable asset that cannot be equaled. We know you have a choice of dance schools and we want you to feel confident that we will continue to strive to meet all of your needs. Our customer is always our number one priority.
2016 Silver
2016 Readers Choice Award
2015 Bronze
#1 Readers Choice
2013 Readers Choice Award
2011 Readers Choice Award
2009 Readers Choice Award
2009 Readers Choice Award
2008 Readers Choice Award
2008 Readers Choice Award
2007 Readers Choice Award
2006 Readers Choice Award
The dance school was formerly known as "The School of Dance Arts", which was previously owned and directed by Paula Scardino for 33 years. Brandi Rae Lochiatto took over as owner and director in 2003, changing the school name to "Brandi Rae's School of Dance" in 2004.
Please take a moment to browse through our site to learn more about our school and what we have to offer. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!
Students of all ages from the Metrowest area have attended classes at our studio. In addition to Framingham (Saxonville, Nobscott, Pinefield, Downtown Framingham, Framingham Center), we've had students from other towns including, but not limited to Wayland, Sudbury, Natick, Holliston, Southboro, Northboro, Marlboro, Ashland, Newton, Maynard, Hopkinton, Westboro, Worcester, Newton & More.
"Just Dance! Dance Company!", was as a student dance company, that was run and organized by students here at our dance school from 2007 to 2014 and sponsored by Brandi Rae's School of Dance.
"All About That Dance" is the new student run dance company, which got started in Fall 2015 and had a successful 1st year! For more information, please contact To participate in the dance company, dancers must be enrolled at Brandi Rae's School of Dance.


Brandi Rae Lochiatto - Director in Framingham, MA
Director, Brandi Rae Lochiatto graduated in 1992 with a BFA in Dance from UMASS Amherst where she also taught non-major dance classes for the Performing Arts Division. She has taught and choreographed throughout Massachusetts for multiple dance studios; public, private and performing arts schools; non-profit organizations; camps and daycare centers; universities; fundraising events and community theater; and dance companies. She has choreographed many musicals and has also performed in several musicals in venues such as Turtle Lane Playhouse, Reagle Players, Milford Theater Guild and more. She has performed and toured in New England with a variety of dance troupes and several dance companies including “Moving West Repertory Dance Theatre”, which she was a member of for over 20 years. Her choreography was presented on stage at Disney in 2002 by the FSPA Dance Company. Brandi is proud to announce Ariana Goyette, who was one of her previous students, just graduated from Dean College with a Degree in Dance & another student, Gina Ray will be continuing her studies in dance as Senior at Hofstra University.
Joni Rose Lebov - Faculty in Framingham, MA
Joni Rose Lebov is a graduate of the Boston Conservatory-Dance Major. She danced professionally for four years in a Show Band traveling New England. Joni was an actress with The Casting Co. in Boston, also a promotional model for trade shows and conventions. She was a judge for the Star Model and Talent Pageant. Her most recent specialty is to bring dance and music to senior adults. Joni has a cable show, “Dance Time!” with WACA-TV.
Allison Helberg was a former student for 13 years at The School of Dance Arts. She studied ballet, tap, jazz and pointe, taught pre-school ballet, and choreographed and performed hip-hop routines. She graduated in 2005 with a B.S. in Mathematics from UMass Amherst where she continued her studies in ballet and jazz. Allison has taught dance at the Performing Arts Center in Framingham, Center Stage Dance Studio in Hudson and through the Winter Scene program at Hemingway Elementary School. Allison also previously performed and choreographed for “Shadows Dance Art Experience” and “Stylized Movement” dance companies. She has been teaching at Brandi Rae's School of Dance since 2005.
Sue Karloff - Faculty in Framingham, MA
Sue Karloff graduated Cum Laude from UMASS Amherst in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Psychology. She taught dance at UMASS and developed and choreographed the dance group “Jazz Hot”. She has taught at many local dance studios: Metrowest Ballet, Dancer's Workshop, Dance It Up and Whimzaria. With over 30 years of experience, she has taught the art of dance to students 2 ½-18 yrs old. She receives special joy helping the youngest students build their dance skills through Creative Movement, Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Hip Hop. Sue's #1 objective is to provide a nurturing environment for her students.
Shalini Jayarama - Faculty in Framingham, MA
Shalini Jayarama began her dance training at the age of 3 in Bharathanatyam, a classical Indian dance form. She continued her training under various Gurus and has performed in solo and group presentations at various local, regional, and celebratory events, exploring Indian dance forms, including classical, folk, dance drama, and Bollywood fusion, as well as hip hop and modern. She enjoys combining elements from different styles to choreograph tight, versatile routines that emphasize energy, passion, and stage presence, and she focuses on incorporating technique, innate grace, and appreciation for the art into all dance expression. A challenge is good.
Karen Welch - Faculty in Framingham, MA
Molly Tomeny began studying ballet at age six at the Doris Marsh School of Classical Ballet in Saginaw, MI. She continued her studies at Virginia Ballet Theatre (Norfolk, Va), the Performing Arts School of Classical Ballet (San Antonio, TX), and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (Carlisle, PA). In 2007, Tomeny graduated from the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering with a BSc in Mechanical Engineering. After working several years in the field, she returned to ballet, dancing professionally with Roxey Ballet (Lambertville, NJ) and Contrapose Dance (Cambridge, MA). A dance teacher in the greater Boston area since 2008, Tomeny aims to give her students a life-long appreciation for dance. Whether through the history, music, performance, or choreography, she tries to learn how each student connects to dance and what inspires them to keep returning to classes week after week.

Karen Welch - Faculty in Framingham, MA
Karen Welch is the bookkeeper at Brandi Rae's School of Dance. Karen has been working at the dance school for 9 years and is there to help Brandi with her client's needs in any way she can!