GUEST INSTRUCTORS | CHOREOGRAPHERS

We partner with the most talented and dedicated guest choreographers in the area.  We are grateful for their commitment to our students...always learning, teaching, inspiring and helping our students grow as performers. 

MARY BETH MARINO

Mary Beth Marino received her B.A. in Theatre with a dance emphasis and business minor from the University of New Hampshire. Mary Beth has made dance education her primary focus by teaching, choreographing and adjudicating on the regional and national level for over 20 years. She is a Senior Lecturer at The University of New Hampshire teaching jazz, tap and dance history.  She is an adjudicator for Dance Masters of America, Step up to Dance, Connecticut Invitational and Dancexplosion National Talent Tour. Her master class credits include Plymouth State College, Dean College, Dance Masters of America and the Dance Teachers Club of Boston and Maine. She directs the tap program at NH School Ballet, where her choreography has been recognized on the regional and national level. In 2017, Mary Beth set concert work for the Panda Project in Chengdu China with the Confucius Institute. Most recent musical theater choreography credits include Prescott Park Arts Festival and the Hackmatack Theater. For more please visit:  http://marybethmarino.wixsite.com/mbmarino

RILEY RIENERT

Riley Rienert studied at NH School of Ballet for 15 years in all styles and is now going into her sophomore year at Montclair State University getting her BFA in Dance and a minor in business! She is currently signed with MSA Talent Agency in NYC and booked her first commercial back in 2013 for the Bop It Tetris Game! She has been to my conventions/workshops such as Generation IV, Radix, Nuvo, NYCDA, and the new Hip Hop Convention Kaos! She has also performed works by many talented choreographers such as Teddy Forance, Talia Favia, Chaz Buzan, Michael Keefe, and most recently Ohad Naharin! She has been teaching/ choreographing for about 3 years at NHSB as well as many surrounding studios. She is excited to share her love of hip hop with you all and create a fun environment for everyone!

LAUREN DATTIS

Lauren Dattis has been dancing since the age of two. Although she studies all types of dance, tap has always been her most beloved. Receiving the Jenny Lagon award for “On the Verge of Breaking Out” and being selected as Captain for Speaking in Taps are two of her most proud dance moments to date. Lauren also participates in musical theater performance training in NY. She hopes to perform professionally someday and successfully open and operate a dance studio of her own in the future. 

SALLIE HAVENS

Sallie, a native of New Hampshire, received her early years training at Southern NH Dance Theater under the directorship of Patricia Lavoie. She also studied at Vermont Chamber Ballet, Bossov Ballet Theatre, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, and Ballet Austin. She completed her Bachelor's of Business at Pace University in NYC during which time she was part of the scholarship programs both at Ballet Academy East and Steps on Broadway, working with such esteemed teachers as Darla Hoover, Peter Frame, Cheryl Yeager, Amanda McKerrow, Finis Jhung, and Nancy Bielski.  Her classical performance experience includes lead roles in Don Quixote, Le Corsaire, Giselle, La Bayadere, Swan Lake, George Balanchine's Valse Fantaisie, and The Nutcracker, as well as original works by Alan Hineline and Johan Renvall.  A former New England Patriots Cheerleader, Sallie had the opportunity to dance on the sidelines of Gillette Stadium and appear on national TV during Super Bowl XXVI.  She has performed locally with Ragged Edge and FreeFall Contemporary dance companies.  She has recently been guest faculty at Regional Dance America's Northeast festival '18, the New England Inspirational Dance Collective '19 and and RDA' s 85th National Choreographic Intensive. 

​NATHAN DUSZNY

Nathan Duszny is a New Hampshire native that started his professional career at the young age of fifteen. He performed at the Palace Theatre in Manchester, NH all through his teenage years. Productions include Chicago, Singing in the Rain, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Cats, and many more. He was also a proud member of the American Show Dance Team and had the opportunity to compete at the World Championship in Riesa, Germany for two years in a row. After high school and graduation from The New Hampshire School of Ballet he moved abroad to Tokyo, Japan to work for Disney. After three years overseas performing in a variety show called One Man's Dream, he moved to New York City and danced for small dance companies including The Chase Brock Experience and The Next Stage Project. His Musical theater career took off in 2010 when he had the honor of touring with Radio City's Christmas Spectacular! featuring the famous Rockettes. Other past productions include Disney's Beauty and the Beast national tour, The Aluminum Show, Flashdance the Musical 1st national tour, the NY Stage and Film Festival's play of Finks, Cats, Hello Dolly featuring Sally Struthers, Hairspray, Chicago, She Loves Me,  and most recently the 1st  National tour of Finding Neverland. With the numerous tours he was a part of, Nathan had the opportunity to teach at various schools, universities, and workshops around the United States and Canada. While teaching and dancing in New York City, he was invited by the Ehrstrand Dance Collective to perform and create amazing works in Viksjöfors, Sweden in 2010 with the amazing Julia Ehrstrand. For almost a decade, he has been going to Europe and most recently Taiwan to create new choreography and teach workshops to the local student body and professionals alike under the umbrella of the Ehrstrand Dance Collective. He is proud to call himself a member of this fantastic group of professionals and educators from all around the world, who represent the best of the best of the dance community. 

BRITNEY KIMBALL

Ballet, PBT, Jazz, Heels, Musical Theatre, Contemporary, Tap

Britney has been teaching frequently at Studio 109 since 2017, which was her final year, after 10 years on our very own Performance Troupe. She is a current student at AMDA College and Conservatory in Los Angeles, CA pursuing her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performing Arts and plans to graduate Spring 2021. She is a conservatory Graduate of AMDA NY, 2019. Britney recently became a certified teacher Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT), an up and coming cross training program for dancers. She is also certified in Sugarfoot Therapy, a dance injury prevention program created by dancer Katie Schaar. Britney is 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. She 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.

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OUR OFFICE STAFF

STEPHANIE JONES

Business Manager, Instructor - Minis, Petite/Junior Tap

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Management

  • Studio 109 business manager since 2014

  • Involved with Studio 109 since it opened its doors in 1998 until 2010 handling office management and teaching dance classes, alongside her sister, Mandy and mother, Jennifer.

  • Stephanie has been a preschool teacher assistant, and teacher, at KAFB in Okinawa, Japan.

  • She also was an assistant teacher at a private family school in New Mexico.

  • Attended Dance Teacher Web Live Conference in CT August 2015

  • Stephanie's past customer service and management skills are credited to working as a manager at a globally known specialty clothing store, office manager at a small advertising company, supervisory experience at a big box retail and a reservationist, ticket agent and ramp agent with the fourth largest commuter airline in the world.

  • She has had the privilege of watching her two older daughters, Jenny and Josie; who is a current choreographer, dance at Studio 109, and now has the opportunity to watch her youngest of eight, Siena, do the same. She is one of the "original" competition team moms.  The love of dance just runs in the family!

MICHELLE SANFACON

Billing / Accounts Manager

  • Accounts Manager at Studio 109 since 2012

  • 32 years of customer service experience

  • Nine years of accounting; and payroll, experience in all aspects of business

  • Attended Dance Teacher Web Live Conference in CT August 2015

  • Involved with Studio 109 since its first year of business in 1998 when she signed her daughter Nicole, a former instructor, up for lessons 19 years ago.  She is one of the "original” competition team moms...and a very proud one!

  • Michelle enjoys every aspect of her position at Studio 109 including, the students, the parents, the atmosphere.  She also enjoys taking dance classes herself.  She is a "grande" supporter of all Studio 109 students from class time to competitions.

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