Our instructors are committed to our mission statement, and understand our model and values. They are enthusiastic and passionate people who develop relationships with their students, and encourage them to improve their skills and express themselves through their art.
Christine Kostesky found her love of dance at the age of 3 and from that moment on she has been unstoppable. Over the years she has studied a wide variety of forms ranging from the basics of ballet, tap and jazz branching out to lyrical, modern as well as specializing in a variety of forms of Latin dance. Her passion carried on through high school and on to University where she became the head coach for the Lakehead University Dance team, choreographing weekly halftime dances for the basketball games as well as competitive numbers.
Christine is a talented and versatile dance teacher, teaching all ages with skill and enthusiasm in multiple disciplines like tap, ballet, lyrical, jazz, and the ever popular Zumba.
Breanna Ianiero began dancing at the age of 3, and by age 9 began competing and has won many awards and scholarships. In 2006, she qualified to represent Canada at the World Modern and Ballet Championships in Boston, MA, receiving the bronze medal in the children’s division, and later in 2009 in Niagara Falls, Canada, placing 5th in the junior division. In 2007, she performed in the Nutcracker with the Canadian Youth Ballet Ensemble and the National Ballet of Cuba. Breanna has completed numerous Cecchetti ballet exams including Advanced Level 1. She has also attended multiple ballet summer programs such as Canada’s National Ballet School, Neglia Ballet, and Ballet Jorgen’s Junior Company in 2016 and 2017. Breanna has performed in Neglia Ballet’s “Baba Yaga” and “Nutcracker” shows and was enrolled in the pre-professional ballet program at Neglia Ballet in Buffalo, NY. Breanna recently graduated from George Brown College in Toronto from the Dance Performance Studies program. Breanna has volunteered in many of Bethany Community’s Christmas and Easter productions. She is looking forward to being a part of the dance program here at Bethany!
Nicole Hill has had a fascination with dance and movement her entire life. She found the love for dance and gymnastics at the age of 4 and continued both for several years before leaning more towards dance. She primarily studied in Hip Hop from the age of 7 performing in multiple competitions but has experience in Lyrical and Jazz as well. In high school Nicole was involved with the dance team and she also choreographed a performance for a school play along with 3 other girls which went on to win an award for student choreography.
Currently Nicole is following her love for teaching as she is attending Brock University for their Concurrent Education program. Nicole also follows her passion of teaching in regards to swimming where she has been teaching for 7 years in various areas around the Niagara Region with different levels and abilities of children.
Nicole has been a BSMA instructor since 2017 teaching Hip Hop to various ages and she is very excited to continue her experience in dance along with the students and families of BSMA.