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Brianna Hennessy
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Molly DeMello
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Bella Bustos
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Olivia Bowers

FACULTY

The faculty is oftentimes the ingredient that makes a dance studio thrive. They invest many hours of personal time inside and outside the studio. At DANCE STUDIO B , the faculty are role-models for our young dancers. They exhibit kindness, compassion, and an interest in the lives of our students. On the technical side, all faculty are required to have professional experience as well as up-to-date certifications and degree studies. The faculty are provided with training in the latest dance trends and demonstrate expertise in a variety of dance techniques. 

 

 

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Photo by: McDilda Photography

​BRIANNA hennessy, 
Owner, Dance Instructor
SAG-AFTRA.  RYT-500 ASHTANGA YOGA.
 
B.A. Theatre and Dance
Studying for Masters of Arts in TEACHING (Dance Teaching)

 

Brianna Boyle has been dancing for over 30 years. In 2001, Ms. Brianna took her studies to China where she was an Ambassador for the United States in the International Folk Dance Festival. Ms. Brianna danced with the Tucson Ballet (2004) as well as studied with companies such as Alonzo King's LINES (2007), Pilobolus (2008), RDT (2009), and Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane (2012).  She is an alumna of the University of Wyoming where she danced lead roles as the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker and Cinderella in From the Ashes: A Cinderella Ballet. In 2013, Ms. Brianna moved to Los Angeles to dance professionally in the TV and Film Industry. Her repertoire includes dancing for Nick Cannon on his new, Nickelodeon show "Party Park", Sony Commercial "White Party", and dancing for Stacey Tookey, Jaci Royal, Kitty McNamee, and the LA Contemporary Dance Company. In 2022, Miss Brianna joined the University of Wyoming's faculty and has taught Intermediate and Advanced Ballet/Pointe courses. 

   With almost 20 years of teaching experience, Ms. Brianna excels in working with all ages and experiences. She has been the owner and director of Laramie's premier dance studio for 10 years. Ms. Brianna considers herself to be blessed with an amazing Dance Family that inspires her each day!

 

​Molly DeMello, 
Dance Instructor
Studying for BA in Elementary Education
studying for Minor in dance
Studying for minor in early childhood education

 

Molly DeMello started her dance training over 15 years ago. Miss Molly is a Laramie native. She has extensive training in ballet, pointe, hip hop, jazz, contemporary and modern dance styles.

 

Miss Molly has performed several leading roles including Titania from A Midsummer Night's Dream and Ariel from The Little Mermaid. Miss Molly has worked on several pieces created by the University of Wyoming including The Nutcracker.

 

Miss Molly has been an instructor at Dance Studio B for over three years now. She teaches a variety of styles and loves working with students from the ages of 3-18.

​Bella Bustos, 
Dance Instructor
STUDYING ADVANCED LEVELS at DSB

 

Bella Bustos was born and raised in Laramie, WY. She has been dancing 15 years. In this time, Miss Bella has actively studied ballet, contemporary, and modern dance styles. 

Miss Bella has performed many lead roles including Cinderella in DSB's production of Cinderella and Queen Elinor in The Bear and the Bow. She has also worked closely with the University of Wyoming's production of The Nutcracker

Miss Bella has been teaching and leading DSB's Creative Program for almost two years now. 

​Olivia Bowers, 
Dance Instructor
B.S. in Animal and Veterinary Science
Studying M.S. Bacteriology

 

Olivia began dancing at age three at The Center of Dance in Blacksburg, VA, with former Dance Theater of Harlem dancer, Carol Crawford Smith. During her time at The Center of Dance, she studied many styles including Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Modern, Tap, Contemporary, and African dance, and she performed in numerous productions. She also was an assistant teacher for younger dancers. In high school, she was a member of the youth pre-professional company Southwest Virginia Ballet (SVB), under artistic director Pedro Szalay. She performed in multiple productions with SVB, including The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, and La Traviata. Olivia was also a member of the ensemble of Salt Marsh Suite, an interactive, multimedia arts and technology installation created by Virginia Tech professors Ann Kilkelly and Carol Burch-Brown. She performed modern dance in Salt Marsh Suite for three years, including its 2014 premier in the Cube blackbox theater at the Moss Arts Center in Blacksburg, VA, and at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. in 2017. 

Olivia transferred to the University of Wyoming in 2019 and completed a Bachelor’s degree in Animal and Veterinary Science. She is currently a Master’s student in the Veterinary Science Department studying Bacteriology. While not pursuing dance academically or professionally, she will always consider herself a dancer and has found ways to keep nurturing her passion for dance. She performed with the University of Wyoming Theater and Dance Department in A Midsummer night’s Dream, and has performed with Dance Studio B in The Wizard of Oz, Cinderella, and The Bear and the Bow. She is very thankful to have found such a welcoming dance family and high-quality instruction at Dance Studio B. She currently teaches Jazz II and loves passing on the joy of dance to the next generation. 

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