Molly Brodie, owner and director
Molly has owned Little School of Dance for over 17 years and teaches Rhythm and Movement and Ballet classes.
Bio coming soon!
Nique de la Fuente, Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Jazz
Nique de la Fuente was first exposed to dance at the age of 3 under the tutelage of Liza de la Fuente-Castañeda who also happens to be her 1st mentor. She continued to dance with Philippine Ballet Theater Conservatoire with Ms. Kit Sanchez and then transferred to Miriam Ballet before moving back to Kodiak and joining the Little School of Dance. She continued her dance education under Ms. Molly Brodie and a variety of guest teachers. By middle school, Nique was introduced to a variety of styles of dance such as jazz, hip hop and modern. During high school, Nique was a member of the Kodiak High School Dance Team, coached by Sarah Nugent. The team learned and performed multiple style of dance. She achieved the leadership position of officer by her sophomore year and remained an officer until she became Captain of the team. Every summer throughout high school she attended summer dance camps and was noted by the dance instructors as a superior dancer. It was at these dance camps that she discovered her love for contemporary and hip hop. Senior year of dance camp Nique was awarded All Star Dancer at one of her camps and also two time All-American Dancer with the Universal Dance Association. Nique has extended her dance experience to choreography and to this date has created unique and exciting pieces for local shows. She continues her passion for dance by teaching and watching her students develop into fine dancers in their own light.
Lacey Harver, Tap & Jazz
Has been dancing since she was four years old. She studied Jazz, Tap and Ballet at Springfield School of Dance in Springfield Oregon. At the age of 12, she started performing with the performance core of the studio. By 15 she was teaching Tap and Jazz classes. Lacey has been instructing at the Little School of Dance since January 2014 and has been loving every minute of it!
MaryBeth Loewen, Ballet
Mary Beth Loewen began ballet lessons in high school, and discovered she loved the challenge and complexity that ballet presents. After continuing with ballet and jazz dance with a small local company in Tacoma, Washington in college and under JoAnne Emery (now of San Diego ballet) Mary Beth began teacher training in the Vaganova syllabus with John White at the Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet. She has completed levels 1-6 of the Vaganova syllabus at Mr. White’s teacher courses. She has also studied under Vera Altunina at International Ballet Academy and teacher training courses at Broadway Dance. In addition to advanced ballet classes, Mary Beth has taught jazz dance (which she loves) and also teaches intro to ballet/tap classes. In her non-studio time, Mary Beth is a fisheries biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
Ariane (Clark) Manning, Lyrical & Jazz
Has been dancing since she was 5, taking tap and jazz and adding ballet when she moved to Kodiak at the age of 12; pointe at 13 while dancing with Woodland Dance Studio. During high school, she danced with the KHS Dance Team, and attended Bossov Ballet Theatre in Maine in the summers of 2000/2001, studying under Andre Bossov. In college, Ariane was a founding member of the University of Maine at Farmington Dance Team. She returned to Kodiak and began teaching Jazz, Lyrical and Kids’ Hip-Hop for Woodland Dance Studio. She attended The PULSE Teacher Workshop in NYC summers of 2006/2007 studying Jazz, Lyrical and Contemporary under Sheila Barker, Mandy Moore, Chris Judd, Wade Robson, Brian Friedman, and Mia Michaels. She has taken groups and solo dancers to competitions such as 5,6,7,8! In Anchorage, AK and Turn it Up! in Providence, RI with Jazz and Lyrical choreography.
Jenny Stanford, Rhythm & Movement and Ballet
Bio coming soon!