Owner & Director
Dance Instructor/ Licensed Zumba® and Zumba® Toning Instructor
Meaghan, "Miss Meaghan", has been dancing for over 20 years since the age of 7. Growing up, Meaghan developed a strong passion for various styles of dance and specialized in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Modern, Hip-Hop and Theatre. After graduating from Medway High School (Medway, MA) Meaghan went on to pursue dance education at Springfield College (Springfield) and earned a B.S. in Dance Movement and Education. Throughout the 2005-2006 season at Springfield, she became President of the dance club and co-artistic director of Pulse, the first Spring Dance Concert held at the college and which is now an annual tradition. Meaghan has performed at Foxwoods Casino Resort in Connecticut and with the Best of Broadway Theatre production at Springfield. After graduation, she went and taught various styles of dance at numerous studios and facilities in the Metro West area. In 2007, Meaghan worked at a fitness center for children, teaching Jazz and creative dance. Working at the children's fitness center made her realize the importance of fitness not only for adults but for children as well. That summer, Meaghan went on to receive her license as a Zumba® instructor in the hopes of making exercise more fun for individuals of all ages. From 2008-2009, Meaghan completed extensive training in Ballroom and Latin dancing while becoming certified in the Bronze Syllabus from Fred Astaire dance studio in Norwood, MA. Meaghan won her first professional competition in 2008 at the New England Colonial Classic and her second in the Spring of 2009 at the New England Dance Sport Championships. Meaghan is also certified through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America in the hopes of bringing wellness to all ages with a fun, safe and cautious approach. Meaghan believes that fitness and movement can be fun and fulfilling when put into the art of dance and believes that everyone should experience the benefits it has to offer.
Assistant Director & Dance Instructor
Jill, "Miss Jill", has been dancing since the age of 3. At the age of 19 she opened and directed Footnotes Academy in Mendon, MA, where she directed and taught various styles of dance for five years. This is when Jill fell in love with teaching and also grew to be very passionate about educating children in the art of dance and to give them life tools and lessons they will never forget. Jill feels there is always something more to learn when it comes to dance and she is finding herself evolving every day! Jill's focus in dance are ballet, contemporary and acro. Her unique teaching style with a focus on technique and a passion for the art of dance help grow confident, strong and passionate dancers.
Roselle, "Miss Roselle", earned a degree in dance education from Bridgewater State College which is where she continued to grow an intense passion for the art of dance. When she is not busy directing and choreographing for her own performance company, Intensity Dance Company, which performs throughout Massachusetts, she trains with some of the best choreographers in the business at various dance conventions, including Brian Freidman, Dave Scott, Wade Robson, Mia Michaels, Desmond Richardson, and Gil Duldulao, among other world renounced choreographers. In 2009 Roselle was chosen to study in Israel for five months with Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company. Her talent has seen her recognized in class by teachers such as Shane Sparks, Laurie Ann Gibson and many others. Her choreography has won numerous awards at many different competitions as well. Roselle is a proud member of the Dance Teacher's Club of Boston. Roselle prides herself on making her classes informative, high-energy and lots of fun for beginer and experienced dancers alike.
Bettina, “Miss Bettina”, is currently a dance major at Dean College and intends to graduate in 2019 with a B.A Degree in Dance Pedagogy and Psychology. Bettina has been dancing for fifteen years and has trained in ballet, modern, contemporary, tap, jazz, hip hop, and improvisation. Bettina started dancing at age three at Hazel Boone Dance Studios studying under the direction of Holly Costa. In 2011, Bettina began attending The Gold School in Brockton, Ma, under the direction of Rennie Gold. Shortly after in 2013, Miss Bettina was accepted into the Project Moves Dance Company, a nationally recognized company that creates dance art for antibullying messages. Bettina has trained with many accomplished choreographers such as Teddy Forance, Kenny Wormald, Chaz Buzan, David and Jacob Guzman, and Jay T. Jenkins. As a dance educator, she believes that creating a welcoming atmosphere for her dancer’s gives them the artistic freedom to grow, and become their best selves. Bettina Mahoney is thrilled to be a faculty member at Dance and Beyond.
Kyriana Smith is currently in her second semester at Dean College. She is studying Dance Performance with a concentration in studio management. Kyriana began dancing at the age of three at Steps off Broadway Dance Studio in Milford MA. She spent fifteen years taking numerous classes in Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, and Tap. Kyriana takes extreme pride in spreading her knowledge of dance to others. Her patient and caring instruction method allows for not only a friendly learning environment but an overall positive experience for each individual student. Kyriana was awarded the Assistant Teacher Award for her commitment, dedication and loyalty from 2010 to 2013.
Zumba ® Instructor
Dance has always been in her blood. From Stephanie's early years of ballet, followed by jazz and hip hop, the music has always moved her. As she got older, the chances to dance became fewer and fewer until she found Zumba. Zumba renewed Stephanie's love of dance! Nearly 3 years ago when she lost a close friend, Stephanie knew it was time to follow her heart and become a licensed Zumba Instructor. Stephanie says, It has been one of the best decisions of her life! She has met so many great friends and has had so much fun through her Zumba adventures. Stephanie is so excited to continue her journey at Dance and Beyond!
Zumba ® Instructor
April absolutely LOVES teaching Zumba because it's quite the party! She took her very first class in 2009 and enjoyed it so much that she decided to become an instructor in 2010. Being a Zumba instructor has allowed April to watch her students succeed and reach goals they never thought they could.
Her classes are all about having fun and they are for all fitness levels! She understands how it feels to be uncomfortable in fitness classes as she has been there. April started her own fitness journey at 240lbs. Since then, she has lost a total of 75lbs and she's not looking back!
Her main goal is to INSPIRE others to reach their goals and not to give up because it can be done!
Grab a towel, a friend, some water and let's getting movin' and shakin' in a party like atmosphere!