Ballet, Jazz, and Pointe Company Director and Choreographer
Teaches Ballet, Jazz, Pointe, Lyrical and Adagio
Jennifer started her own training with The New Hampshire School of Ballet under the direction of her aunt Suzanne Taylor, whose
mother Lena Taylor founded the school in 1965. Jennifer studied and performed with the school for eighteen years and joined the
"NH Ballet Ensemble" dance company from 1987-1989. Jennifer also went on to compete in the Miss New Hampshire Scholarship
Program winning Third Runner-up, 2nd Runner Up, all the community service awards and Overall talent. Today, Jennifer continues
to choreograph and judge for the pageant system.
In 1989, Jennifer purchased The New Hampshire School of Ballet from her aunt and proceeded to carry on the family dream of
bringing quality dance training to students in New Hampshire. She is an accomplished teacher and choreographer whose students
have won many regional and national titles as well as over-all high score awards, title competitions, auditions and college
Many of her students have obtained professional careers as dancers with Busch Gardens, Royal Caribbean and Disney Cruise
ships, Tokyo Disney, Chase Brock Dance Company, Parsons Dance Company in NY, Beauty and Beast National Tour, Radio City
.Rockettes, New York City lead “Billy” in the Broadway hit show “Billy Elliot”, national Tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and National Tour of
Flashdance. Currently she has two graduated students on the national tour of Finding Neverland, a graduate with the American Contemporary Ballet and Charlotte Ballet
Company. Jennifer has been a certified teacher with DMA since 1991 and has served on the board of directors for Chapter 5 New England for many years and is
currently serving as Vice President. . She continues to open the door for her students by directing and choreographing several productions of Nutcracker each year,
teaches master classes throughout New England and adjudicates dance competitions throughout the U.S and Canada both regionally and nationally. She also writes for
the dance magazine “Dance Studio Life” and resides in Hooksett, NH with her husband and 2 daughters.
|Mary Beth Marino
Tap Company Choreographer
Teaches Tap, Jazz, and Ballet
Mary Beth has studied dance at various studios throughout Manchester NH, New York, and Boston MA. She completed her studies at The New
Hampshire School of Ballet from 1991-1995. After graduating from NHSB, She went to the University of New Hampshire, where she was a member
of the UNH dance company. She received her BFA in Dance, with a minor in business, in 1999. While there, she received four scholarships for
dance and was awarded the prestigious Jean Mattox Scholarship for excellence in dance her final year. She completed a teacher workshop at
Broadway Dance Center in 2006 and 2009.
Mary Beth currently is a full time lecturer at the University of New Hampshire teaching jazz, tap and dance history. She is an adjudicator on the
regional and national level for Dance Xplosion National Talent Tour. She currently choreographs for the NHSB Dance Company, The Portsmouth
School of Ballet Dance Company and the University of New Hampshire Dance Company. Mary Beth lives in the Seacoast area with her husband
and new daughter, Audrey.
Teaches Ballet , Jazz, Lyrical
Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Lyrical
, Zackery received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from Marymount Manhattan College with a concentration in Jazz. Mr. Betty is the Co-
Artistic Director for NSquared Dance, partnering with Artistic Director, Nick Neagle. NSquared Dance is a New York City based contemporary
dance company. With NSquared Dance, Zackery has toured to Seattle, Detroit, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh & Baltimore. He has set various works
of choreography on the company as well as taught in various cities with NSquared. As a member of NSquared Dance, Zackery enjoys working
side by side with his husband and being able to share many stages and performances with him! Zackery is also a seasoned dancer with
Keigwin & Co. a prestigious New York City dance company. Keigwin & Co. has given Zackery many performing & teaching opportunities
throughout the United States and Abroad. He was fortunate enough to embark on a month long exchange tour to Africa with Keigwin & Co.
with additional thanks to The US State Department and Brooklyn Academy of Music. He has performed on stages such as the Joyce Theater,
Symphony Space, and New York City Center. He has also been a member and guest dancer with Tami Stronach Dance, Project 44, & City
Ballet of Boston. Currently Zackery resides in New Hampshire where he teaches, coaches, and choreographs locally.
Manchester native Natalie Brankin received her early dance instruction at the New Hampshire School
of Ballet where she was on the competition team for two seasons. She has studied at dance studios
throughout the New England area including Boston Ballet School’s Adult Dance Program and has
attended professional development through the Dance Life Retreat Center. Natalie has been a student
of dance for over thirty years and has taught dance locally for nearly twenty.
As New Hampshire’s Junior Miss in 1998, Natalie competed in the America’s Junior Miss Program in
Mobile, AL. Natalie also held the title of Miss Rockingham County in 2004 and went on to place first-
runner up at Miss NH. Natalie received her BA in Mathematics from Saint Anselm College and her
Masters in Education from Providence College.
Natalie has taught all levels of dance from age 2 through adult. She lives in Manchester with her
husband and three children. Miss Natalie is excited to begin another wonderful year at NHSB!.
Cassie has danced throughout New England from a young age of 3. After graduating high school, she decided to follow her hip hop passion
and moved to Los Angeles, California, to further her education. There she trained under the best in the industry at the prestigious millennium
dance complex, Debbie Reynolds dance studio, IDC Studios and Edge Performing Arts center. While residing in Los Angeles, she shot a
commercial promo for the TV show “dance your ass off” and two music videos for Desmond Meeks and Collabo. She returned back to New
England after a few years and began teaching. It was then that she discovered her passion of passing along her love of hip hop. She has
choreographed top award winning routines throughout New England at competitive levels. She continues to strive to stay current in her dance
education by attending conventions and conferences to be the best she can be for her students. She believes she is lucky and is grateful to do
what she loves to do on a daily basis and to light the fire that was lit for her in others.
Ballet , Tap, Lyrica;
Kiera St. Laurent graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Hartford with a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education. Originally
a part of the Hartt School Ballet and Pedagogy Program, a knee injury sidelined her dance career plans, and she was able to continue her love
of teaching by transferring into the education program. Currently she works for Barnstead Elementary School as a reading specialist.
Her dance training began when she was four years old and continued through high school and part of college. Her ballet training over the years
has allowed her to become familiar with Balanchine, Cecchetti, and RAD technique methods. During this time, her main instruction was at New
Hampshire School of Ballet with Director Jennifer Beauvais-Rienert. At NHSB she was given the opportunity to dance lead roles in their annual
Nutcracker including Arabian, Lead Marzipan, Snow Queen, Dew Drop Fairy, and Sugar Plum Fairy. She was also given lead roles in their
annual evening of dance including Rizzo in Grease and Snow White in Snow White. She was also a member of their dance competition team for
nine years. During this time her solos and duo/trios often placed within the top five at National Dance Competitions. She was also a member of
NHSB’s numerous group numbers, winning top scores throughout the competition year and Nationals.
Kiera has also had the opportunity to work with outstanding instructors in the dance field. She was also a part of Boston Dance Company’s
Performance of The Nutcracker working with founders James Reardon and Clyde Nantais. While in the Hartt School, she worked with the
Division Director of Dance, Stephen Pier, as well as top faculty members, Hilda Morales, Ralph Perkins, Katie Stevenson-Nollet, and Nina Watt.
In college she was able to expand her knowledge of modern and contemporary dance exploring Graham, Horton, and Limón technique. At Ballet
North, she works as a company choreographer and teaches ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, character, and modern.
Kayla has studied dance for twenty five years and spent much of that time as a student at NHSB. She has always loved the discipline
required by ballet and her favorite roles included Sugar Plum Fairy, Odette and Carlotta (Phantom of the Opera).
Kayla attended Summer Intensives at Burklyn Ballet Theatre, Paul Taylor Dance Company and Steps on Broadway and
went on to pursue her BFA in Dance Performance at the Boston Conservatory. While completing her M.Ed at Bank
Street College of Education in NYC she taught in the NYC public schools, became certified in Little Flower Yoga and furthered
her study of Pilates. Kayla has returned home to Hooksett, NH where she lives with her husband and their 2 daughters, Clara +
Rosalie . She loves teaching children of all ages as well as adults and is thrilled to be back with NHSB.
Kate Spencer started dancing at a young age and has been teaching dance for the last 14 years. She graduated from the University of NH
with a BS in Business and Dance Emphasis. Kate has been coaching cheer and choreographing competition cheer routines for the last 16
years. Her cheer teams have won many state, regional and national championship titles. She was
the Cheer Director for the youth cheer program in Bedford for 7 years. Kate has 17 year old triplets. She is excited to be teaching at NHSB
again this year and can't wait to share her love of dance with the NH School of Ballet dancers.
Kayla is 12 year veteran as a competitive gymnast for United States Gymnastics Federation. Post competitive
retirement Kayla has coached at numerous gymnastics facilities from tiny tots and tumbling classes to
competitive high school teams.
Kayla was a seven year student of NHSB. Having started studying dance to improve on her gymnastics
foundations, it was dance-love at first class with Jennifer!
Kayla currently resides in the Boston area, a yoga fanatic and works at the fitness based supplement
company, Game Plan.
Ashley began dancing at the age of three and spent much of that time training at New Hampshire School of Ballet. She spent six years
as part of their competition team and won many awards. During her time at New Hampshire School of Ballet she performed in the
Nutcracker for many years. Ashley is trained in many genres of dance including Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Modern,
and Tap. After graduating from New Hampshire School of Ballet, Ashley continued her dance training at Dean College. She had the
privilege of training under Jill Silverman, Laura Young, Gregory King, and Bryan Steele. She was also part of Dean Colleges Pointe
and Modern Companies and performed in numerous shows. At Dean Ashley studied Dance History, Rhythmic Analysis, Dance
Composition, Dance Anatomy, Creative Movement, and Pedagogy. After receiving her Associates of Art in Dance degree in 2012 she
went on to study Mental Health at Southern New Hampshire University where she received her Bachelors of Science Degree. Ashley
enjoys continuing her dance education and has attended many Dance Teacher Seminars at the Dancelife Retreat Center. Ashley has
been teaching in the New England area for the past five years and is looking forward to spreading her knowledge of dance where her
Kayla Parcels- Tumbling
Nicole M Baron
Nicole is a Manchester, NH native who began her dance training at age 13. After years of competitive
gymnastics training she found her love of dance at a local studio where she recently returned as the lead
Acro instructor. Nicole possesses experience in a wide range of dance styles including jazz, tap, ballet,
modern, lyrical, pointe, hip-hop and contemporary. She is a graduate of Point Park University with a
Bachelor’s of the Arts in Dance Pedagogy and a concentration in Jazz Dance. While at Point Park Nicole
was able to study and work with renowned teachers and choreographers including Ron Tassone, Kiesha
Lalama White, Jason McDole, Ron Hutson, Susan Stowe, and Jill Lazzini. In addition, Nicole is a certified
Acrobatic Arts instructor which focuses on balanced and safe acrobatic training specifically designed for
dancers. With her knowledge, training and passion, Nicole wishes to inspire her students to find their own
love for dance.