Meet the Instructors

All of our staff members are highly qualified with advanced degrees and experience, offering you and/or your child a safe and encouraging environment for learning and personal growth!




Sensei Nate began his study of the martial arts in 1991 eventually achieving the rank of first degree brown belt in Gujo-Ryu.  His studies turned towards academics for a while earning an Associates Degree in Architectural Engineering Technology from NHTI then a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University.  He has been awarded multiple US patents.  After completing his degrees he re-entered the study of martial arts and in 2011 Sifu Peter awarded him the rank of first Dan and the title of Sensei in the Pro Dragon Style.  Recently he can be found assisting in the Karate instruction and managing the CDA props and Security for  CDA events.

Karin Lewis grew up dancing in Methuen, MA at the Studio of Dance Arts under the direction of Linda Tracy, Dee Keri, Sam Fiorello, and Gene Murray where she studied tap, ballet, jazz, lyrical, and modern dance.  She earned her dance teaching certificate from the Dance Teachers Club of Boston and holds a minor in dance from the University of New Hampshire where she performed for four years with the UNH Concert Dance Company.  She taught tap for six years at City Dance in Manchester, NH, and has also coached the Color Guard for the MVHS Marching Band.  Karin choreographed multiple musicals at MVHS and now enjoys watching her daughters every time they take the stage.

Hannah trained at Concord Dance Academy for 15 years where she studied tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, and contemporary. She has worked as an assistant, demonstrator, teacher, and choreographer for several years throughout high school and college. While at CDA, her competitive dance experience led her to regional and national titles. In May, Hannah graduated from Roger Williams University where she earned a BS in both Environmental Science and Marine Biology, and a minor in Dance and Performance. During this time, she was also the captain of her school’s dance team, and participated in dance club performances. As an instructor, Hannah wishes to instill a passion for artistry and movement in her students.