Sarah Kirkness
Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical

Sarah has studied many dance forms since the age of 3 and has developed an enthusiastic, musical and detailed approach to teaching. Sarah began her training in her home town of St. Catharines at The Marion McPherson School of Ballet (now Ballet Etc.) as a child and has continued to increase her knowledge of performing art at the Canadian Children’s Dance Theatre, Ryerson University (Professional Dance Program), and the Teacher Training Program at Canada’s National Ballet School, among others. Earning numerous awards and accolades from the competitive dance circuit, she is now a teacher and mentor to students at schools in St. Catharines. Sarah is an Associate to the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing and the Cecchetti Society of Canada. She has a passion to share the gifts of dance and music with children as each new encounter in her dancing inspires her to teach and share with her students as much as she can about how the body moves and expresses!

Breanna Ianiero
Ballet, Lyrical

Breanna began dancing at the age of 3, and by age 9 began competing. Her passion for ballet began immediately after her first ballet class at the age of 5. 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, Ballet Jorgen, and Neglia Ballet. Breanna has performed in Neglia Ballet’s “Baba Yaga” and “Nutcracker” shows and has studied at Neglia’s Pre-Professional Program 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
Hip-Hop

Nicole 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 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.