Molly Beichler began her dance training at the Dance Conservatory of MD at age 6. She continued dancing at Harford Dance Theatre, Forest Hill Dance, and the Dance Conservatory of MD throughout high school, training in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, and Lyrical. Molly’s enjoyed studying Ballet at several prestigious Ballet schools for their summer intensives, including The Rock School for Dance Education, and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. She has also enjoyed performing in over 30 productions, including playing Wendy in Harford Dance Theatre’s “Peter Pan”, Aurora in the Danse Macabre’s “Screaming Beauty”, and Dew Drop in Harford Dance Theatre’s “The Nutcracker”. Molly has recently finished her Senior year at Towson University, and received her degree in “Dance Performance and Choreography” in May 2019. Molly began her career teaching dance at Churchville Rec. during their 2016-2017 season. Molly has loved her first two years teaching ballet at Havre De Grace Dancers. She was also thrilled to teach at Charm City Ballet this summer. While Molly’s in love with ballet, she is also thrilled to be a newly wed to her second love, Matthias Beichler. They had their dream wedding in July 2019.
Molly is excited to return to Forest Hill Dance as an instructor, and is thankful to the Volunteers, and her fellow instructors for this opportunity!
Arianna Costantini is a passionate and well-rounded theatre artist and dancer from Forest Hill, Maryland. She grew up dancing at Forest Hill Dance and while she has substituted many times, this is her first year officially teaching! She is a graduate of Towson University with a BS in Theatre Arts and a minor in Electronic Media & Film. Her greatest passion is musical theatre because it combines all her trained skills in dance, music, and theatre. You can also find her as the Engagement Coordinator at Everyman Theatre, and as various princesses at children's events and parties. When Arianna is not working as an arts administrator, performing, choreographing, or directing, she passionately works with animals. Arianna strives to bring empathy, passion, and a positive attitude into everything she does.
Gabrielle Burns is a new instructor in the 2023/2024 season. She started dancing when she was 3 and fell in love. As she grew up she found tap to be her favorite genre. She joined a competition team in middle school and continue through high school. Saw she entered college she began her journey to major in dance. She found a job at a local dance studio and continued in her passion. When she transferred colleges to be closer to her beau she decided to pursue theater design to be able to run the back of house and continued teaching at a local studio. She took a some years off after college to get married and start a family but has never stopped waiting for the right time to jump back in to teach and sharing her love of dance!
Lexie Hewitt began her dance studies at the age of four at Upper Falls Dance Academy, a Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) studio, where she completed the RAD Graded Examinations Syllabus. She graduated Cum Laude from University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a BA in Dance with K-12 Teaching Certification and is currently working on her Master of Education degree. Trained in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, pointe, lyrical and character, she has been able to pass her love of dance onto others through her teaching. Lexie began her teaching career in Anne Arundel County Public Schools and now teaches dance in Baltimore County Public Schools. She has also taught at numerous dance studios. Her choreographic works have been performed on stages at UMBC, Hofstra University, Olney Theater, Towson University, Maryvale Preparatory School and numerous public schools throughout Harford, Howard, Anne Arundel and Baltimore Counties.
Kylie Hunter started her dance journey at 3 years old training in Oxford PA. Throughout the years she learned different genres of dance. Her favorite was always Ballet, but she loved all different styles including Jazz and lyrical. Kylie danced for 16 years after and loved every moment of it. This is Kylie’s second year teaching and she is so excited for this experience.
Amy Katchko received her early classical ballet training with the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. She earned her BFA in Dance Performance, Choreography and Education from Towson University. She was certified in Dance Education K-12 and in Early Childhood Education. She has taught ballet, pointe, modern and other dance styles throughout the Maryland area. She has been the Ballet Director for MgM Dance Studio in Southern PA for 25 years. She has choreographed for dance competitions and produced over 15 original ballet productions including Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White, Coppelia, Beauty and the Beast, Frozen and many more! Amy is excited to begin sharing her love of
ballet and dance with the students of Forest Hill Dance!
Linda O’Brien is a professional instructor and award winning choreographer, working in the Mid-Atlantic area since 1987. Linda has been on the faculty at The Community Colleges of Baltimore County, also acting as Assistant Director of their resident company from 2008-2015 and at the Dance Conservatory of Maryland and Harford Ballet Company (now Ballet Chesapeake). In addition to teaching all levels of Vaganova ballet for DCM, she was also Ballet Mistress, Associate Artistic Director and Choreographer. Her students have studied at Baltimore School of the Arts and George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology and have received scholarships in dance to Goucher College, Shenandoah University, Point Park University, Marymount Manhattan and Mercyhurst University. Linda is also an ERYT-200 yoga instructor and has been teaching Vinyasa and Yin yoga classes at Peace Yoga for 11 years
Stacey Royal has been a dance educator and performer for 12 years. While earning a degree in Environmental Science, Stacey performed with both Fordham University's Dance Team as well as the campus dance company, Expressions Dance Alliance. Stacey earned a Masters of Education at University of Maryland Baltimore County, where she also performed with their resident dance group, Major Definition. Stacey has performed professionally with the NY Knicks City Dancers, former NJ Nets Dancers, and the WNBA's NY Liberty. While performing and teaching in the state of New York, she was honored to have the opportunity to take classes with a number of reputable choreographers, including Wade Robson, Mia Michaels, Ray Leeper, Tina Caspary, and the late Doug Caldwell among others.
Stacey has taught ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hiphop, and modern in studios in both Rochester, NY and Baltimore, MD. As a former competitive gymnast, she also possesses an additional love for teaching acro/tumbling. Her choreography has won awards and been performed along the East Coast in Rochester, NY, Boston, MA, New York, NY, and Orlando, FL.
Stacey earned her national dance teaching certification in ballet, jazz, modern, and acro through Dance Masters of America, Inc. She actively pursues continuing dance education through organizations such as NDEO. When not dancing or taking adult class, you'll typically find Stacey working full time, or seeking a new adventure with her two vivacious daughters.