BETHANY BASSO

Owner

Hip Hop, Tap & Intro to Dance Instructor

Certified Youth Protection Advocates In Dance Educator

Certified Rhythm Works Integrative Dance Instructor

Certified Intellidance® Babies Instructor

Certified Intellidance® Tykes Instructor

Miss Bethany started tap dancing when she was 13 years old & fell in love with all things dance. She added jazz, ballet, technique & competition classes to her dance repertoire throughout high school. After college, she started assisting a tap class and discovered hip hop dance, which she also fell in love with. She proceeded to teach tap & hip hop for the next 4 years and then decided to open her own studio. She is now on her 14th year of teaching.
"Owning a studio is my career, but when you make a living doing something you love, it often times doesn't feel like a job (except maybe all the clerical work!) I absolutely love to share my passion of dance with students and to see them fall in love with it the way I did. It brings immeasurable joy to see them grow throughout the season & years to follow. I may be an instructor, but the students teach me more than they know in return."

MONICA ZAK

Intermediate Jazz/Poms & Advanced Jazz Instructor

Certified Youth Protection Advocates In Dance Educator

Miss Monica has over 20 years of dance experience, including trainings in Marquette, MI, Green Bay, WI & Sault Ste Marie, MI. She has background in ballet, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, modern & tap, with ballet & jazz being dear to her heart. She has been instructing at BAHS since she moved back to Ironwood in 2014.

“Being able to share my love of dance with the students at BAHS has been such a wonderful thing for me. There’s nothing more rewarding than watching the dancers grow in their ability and confidence every year, and I’m so proud to be a part of the BAHS dance family."

CHRISTINA LAVINDER

Beginner Ballet, Beginner Jazz/Poms, Intermediate Ballet & Advanced Lyrical Instructor

Miss Christina joined the BAHS family as an instructor in 2020 and is continuing with her second year of teaching this season. She has 16 years of dance experience and background in tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, hip-hop, and pointe. The majority of her training is in ballet which has been her favorite dance genre since she started at 5 years old.
“Dance, to me, has a lot to teach people and it's helped create the person I am today; I am more creative and more confident because of it."
Aside from dance, Miss Christina has 9+ years of experience working with kids and works as a kindergarten teacher in Ironwood Area Schools.
“I love working with kids because I usually learn as much from them as they do from me. And like dance, getting the opportunity to work with them and share an art that I love is something I'm passionate about. I love being part of the BAHS family and am looking forward to dancing with everyone!"

ALLYSON CONHARTOSKI

Intermediate Lyrical & Advanced Ballet/Pre-Pointe Instructor

We are excited to welcome Miss Allyson to the BAHS family as an instructor this year! Miss Allyson has been involved in the arts since the age of four and has over 20 years of dance experience. She been teaching dance for 14 years in numerous styles including jazz, tap, poms, lyrical, contemporary, ballet and pointe and ran her own dance studio for 9 years in Park Falls, WI. She has been in many stage and theatrical productions involving dance, singing, and acting and her love of dance has always been a huge part of her life.

“I believe that being able to create art through movement is one of the best ways to grow and express who you are. I love to teach others- from the very young  to the adults. I enjoy seeing how students blossom into beautiful artists through dance by inspiring their creative hearts. I'm very excited to join the BAHS family and can’t wait to meet all of the students!"

We're looking forward to an amazing 10th season with all of our students!

 
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