GUEST INSTRUCTORS | CHOREOGRAPHERS

We partner with the most talented and dedicated instructors and choreographers in our area. We are grateful for their commitment to our students…Always learning, teaching, and inspiring to help our students grow as performers. Meet our 2022-23 guest instructors!

Mandy Barstow.jpeg
MANDY BARSTOW

-Former owner of Studio 109 for 23 years

-2001 Rochester Jaycees "Young Citizen of the Year"

-Dance educator at Noble High School 2005-2006 school year

-Choreographed Noble High School musicals 2005-2012, 2014

-Attended Dance Teacher Web Live Conference in CT August 2015

-Attended Dance Teacher Summit in NYC July 2016

-Has taught and choreographed award winning soloist and group performances at regional and national competitions

-As Director of the Performance Troupe, the Studio has earned Team Spirit and Class Act Awards at several competitions in New England

-Mentor in the Big Buddy program in Rochester from 1999-2006

-Board of Directors, Rochester Chamber of Commerce

-On the Board for Rochester Main Street for three years; was Chair of Entertainment

-Member of the Committee that started Rochester's family OctoberFest

-Lead organizer for the Rochester Main Street's "Zombie Walk"

-Was Entertainment Coordinator for National Night Out and Lilac Family Fun Fest

Steven Pires.jpg
STEVEN PIRES

-Christ follower, a husband to his beautiful wife Bethany and a father to his son Levi

-Self-taught in street Hip Hop and have been dancing for more than 20 years

-8 years of teaching and choreography experience

-Specializes in Break dancing, Popping and Krumping and he is well-versed in many other styles under the hip hop genre 

-Has taught hip hop and variations of both lyrical and contemporary/hip hop fusion at Studio 109 since 2014

-In 2016, he performed on tour with The Expressive Movement dance group based out of Boston MA. Within this group he was featured in hip hop, lyrical, modern contemporary and traditional partner style pieces such as the Jitterbug

-As of 2020, he is an active member of the East Coast Krump community, battling and hosting at various events. He also has partnered with a few individuals who are pioneering the expansion and growth of the Krump community here in NH

Emily D.jpeg
EMILY DELIA

-Danced with Concord Dance Academy for five years, and continued training with Turning Pointe Center of dance of Pembroke, NH for 10 years

-Completed a two year dance pedagogy program under the direction of Lisa Drouin Goff

-Performed around the U.S from 2011-2015 in places like Walt Disney World, NYC, Chicago, Boston, Atlanta

-Held classical ballet lead rolls such as Clara, Snow Queen, and Sugar Plum fairy from the Nutcracker - as well as lead rolls in Coppelia. 

-Choreographed and performed for Boston Dance Company “OnStage” from 2018-2021

-Graduate of Deans College (2019) earning a bachelors degree in dance and an associates degree in psychology

-Currently obtaining her Masters in special education through Arizona State University

-Currently a dance instructor at Fortitude for Dance in Manchester, NH and at Turning Pointe Center of Dance in Pembroke, NH

Riley R.jpeg
RILEY RIENERT

-Studied at NH School of Ballet for 16 years and is now completing her sophomore year at Montclair State University getting her BFA in Dance

-Has been to many conventions/workshops such as Generation IV, Radix, Nuvo, NYCDA and Kaos and has worked with many talented choreographers, a few being Teddy Forance, Talia Favia, Chaz Buzan, Stephanie Batten Bland, and Roderick George

-Currently signed with MSA Talent Agency in NYC, booking her first commercial at 12 years old, and has started her own summer dance intensive with her sister called Inception

-Has been teaching/ choreographing for 4 years and is so excited to work with you all

Britney%20Kimball_edited.jpg
BRITNEY KIMBALL

-Has been teaching frequently at Studio 109 since 2017, which was her final year, after 10 years on our very own Performance Troupe

-Graduated from AMDA College and Conservatory in Los Angeles, CA with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performing Arts

-Is a conservatory Graduate of AMDA NY, 2019

-Certified teacher Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT), an up and coming cross training program for dancers

-Certified in Sugarfoot Therapy, a dance injury prevention program created by dancer Katie Schaar

-An alumnus of the New England Dance Project Senior Company created by Sasha Malone and she also participated in the Sole City Dance Annual Nutcracker from 2013-2016

-Has had the opportunity to participate in workshops and masterclasses from a young age like the Hollywood Summer Tour and the International Summer Tour created by Menina Fortunato, The Rockette Summer Intensive, Camp Pulse, Pulse On Tour, and Jump. Britney’s love for dance started at a young age and has only continued to grow throughout all the amazing experiences she has had the pleasure of participating in

Zackery Betty BW.jpg
ZACKERY BETTY-NEAGLE

-Studio 109 instructor since 2019
-Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from Marymount Manhattan College with a concentration in Jazz
-Co-Artistic Director for NSquared Dance, partnering with Artistic Director, Nick Neagle
-Toured to Seattle, Detroit, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh & Baltimore
-Has set various works of choreography on the company as well as taught in various cities with NSquared
-Seasoned dancer with Keigwin & Co. a prestigious New York City dance company
-Embarked on a month long exchange tour to Africa with Keigwin & Co. with additional thanks to The US State Department and Brooklyn Academy of Music
-Performed on stages such as the Joyce Theater, Symphony Space, and New York City Center
-Member and guest dancer with Tami Stronach Dance, Project 44, & City Ballet of Boston