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Meet the Leadership Team of Kidville Wellesley!


Cathy Tai

Owner Meet Cathy

Cathy Tai


After working with children & families for 20 years in music education, Cathy was inspired by the community and joy she saw at Kidville. Happy Kids. Happy Families. This really resonated with her and from that, Kidville Wellesley was born!

Originally from Canada, Cathy holds degrees from the University of British Columbia, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from Boston University. Her husband, Kuangshin is a patent attorney and an avid runner. They live in Wellesley, MA with their two daughters, Kimmy & Charlotte.

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Gracie Perry

Member Service Director Meet Gracie

Gracie Perry

Member Service Director

Gracie has been with Kidville Wellesley since Fall 2013, after completing a B.S. in Psychology and minors in music and dance from the University of Pittsburgh. Inspired by the heroes of the Babysitters Club novels from a young age, Gracie sought out every opportunity to work with children as soon as she was old enough. A lifelong performer and lover of people, Gracie is thrilled that Kidville gives her the opportunity to do everything she loves with the best families and colleagues around!

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Katie Suchyta

Event Manager Meet Katie

Katie Suchyta

Event Manager

Katie joined Kidville Wellesley during the Spring of 2015 while in her senior year at Wellesley College where she majored in Theatre Studies and fulfilled pre-medical requirements. Originally from Dearborn, Michigan, Katie has a dance and theater background and continues to perform, direct, and produce in the Boston Performing Arts scene. Katie’s favorite Kidville moments include the wide eyes of joy when her students make a discovery in Mess Lab, the happy giggles when the bubbles come out in Big Muscles, and the gasp of amazement when a birthday child sees their party room for the first time!

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Stephanie Balboni

Retail and Front Desk Manager Meet Stephanie

Stephanie Balboni

Retail and Front Desk Manager

Originally from Maine, came to Mass in 2012 while pursuing a BFA in Creative Writing for Entertainment. Stephanie, coming from a large family--having six nephews and five nieces of her own, missed being around little ones and found herself right at home working as a Nanny. But as all kids do, they grew up and went off to school, so Stephanie followed their lead and earned her MFA in Creative Writing. In 2015 she started working at Kidville where she was able to combine her creativity and love of kids. During her time at Kidville Stephanie has continued to follow her passion for learning and in her off time has earned an EMT license and PEARS certification and is looking forward to going back to school in September to earn a master’s degree in Social Work. Kidville has provided Stephanie with an array of love, support, and inspiration to follow her dream of creating a therapeutic writing program for kids and young adults.

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Dan Barrenechea

Music Director Meet Dan

Dan Barrenechea

Music Director

Dan has been with Kidville Wellesley since Grand Opening in 2013! Prior to this, he studied Marketing, Psychology, and Music at UMass Amherst. After starting guitar lessons at age 13, his passion for music has transcended into producing, writing, audio engineering, teaching, performing, and being the conductor of the Rockin’ Railroad. He is a self-proclaimed goofball at heart who loves his coworkers and all of the families who come to Kidville!

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Lisa Iskra

Children’s Hair Specialist Meet Lisa

Lisa Iskra

Children’s Hair Specialist

Lisa has been styling hair for more than 30 years, and for the last 10 of those years, she has chosen to work exclusively with children. Children are her favorite people. She loves being around their spirit, energy, and spunk. There’s never a dull moment in Miss Lisa’s day!

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Meet the Play Professionals of Kidville Wellesley!



Find me in KVU, Club Kidville, Art & Yoga, Big Muscles


Find me in Rockin’ Railroad, My Masterpiece, JV Sports, Heroes in Training


Find me in KVU, Rockin’ Railroad, Big Muscles, Heroes in Training


Find me in Rockin’ Railroad, KVU, Mess Lab, Heroes in Training


Find me in Club Kidville


Find me in Rockin’ Railroad


Find me in Ballet Tea Party, Ballet, Hip Hop, & Tap Combo


Find me in Rockin’ Railroad


Find me in KVU, Heroes in Training, Ballet, Hip Hop, & Tap Combo, Gymnastics, Big Muscles


Find me in Rockin’ Railroad, Big Muscles
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Find me in Rockin’ Railroad, JV Sports, Heroes in Training, My Big Messy Art

Kidville is powered by our people!

We believe that remarkable experiences are handcrafted by people who LOVE what they do!

Mission in motion

We align leaders, teachers, artists and musicians with positions that match their talents and purpose.

We take pride in sourcing, hiring and training the best talent to make magic happen at Kidville locations around the world.  Our vision is to build an ensemble to collectively put our mission statement in motion through our daily service to the families in our community.

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Where work is play!

We take ‘whistle while you work’ to the next level and put PLAY at the center of how we interact, create and communicate as a team. Are you ready to LOVE what you do?

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