Samantha Trzcinski

Director Instructor Choreographer

“Mrs. Sam” began dancing when she was three years old in North Harford’s Recreation program. Over the years she has studied ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, and modern dance with various instructors. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in English Literature in 2011 and her Masters of Science degree in Professional Writing in 2013, both from Towson University. While studying at Towson as an undergraduate, she was invited to dance with their Modern Repertoire class in 2009.

Sam began assistant teaching with North Harford Recreation Council in eigth grade. She taught her first ballet class in 2007 as her senior project. She then became the ballet instructor for North Harford two years later, her students ranging in ages 4 to 17. She also added two levels of Modern Dance to their program in 2011.

As a self-proclaimed “bun head”, Sam loves sharing her love of ballet and teaching all ages. Parents appreciate her ability to maintain control of her classes through discipline, while exuding a creative energy that keeps students engaged. She strives to create an atmosphere that is both fun and interactive, and aims to build a love of dance in her students that will grow as they do.

Leigh Targaryen

Assistant to the Director Youth Program Director Instructor Choreographer

Leigh Targaryen has been dancing since the age of three. As a youth, she studied under Towson’s Children’s Dance Division with Patty Enoch Bond where she was able to gain a strong foundation in R.A.D. In high school, Leigh was accepted into the dance program at Carver Center for the Arts. After graduation, Leigh went on to receive her Associate of the Arts degree from CCBC in Dance. During her attendance, Leigh was awarded “Outstanding Dancer of the Year” for two consecutive years. In addition, she received the only scholarships offered in the dance department, both years in attendance. She graduated from Goucher College in 2009, where she earned her BA in Dance Therapy.

Leigh began her teaching career at age 11 as an assistant at Kingsville Recreation Center. After three years she was awarded her own classes. Leigh went on to teach creative movement, ballet, tap, modern, & jazz to varying age groups around Maryland. Her theory behind teaching dance is to inspire the dancers creatively while maintaining a technical balance.

Leigh’s passion in the field of dance has led her in many directions, including costume design. In 2006, she started designing and crafting dance costumes for herself and received several awards for outstanding craftsmanship at local and national conventions. In 2008, she began designing and constructing costumes for several dance companies including Deep Vision Dance Company, Full Circle Dance Company, and Goucher College’s Dance Department.

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Jenyfer Krauss

Bio coming soon.

Eva Santi

Eva has been dancing since she was 4 years old. During her years as a dancer, Eva has trained in ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, musical theater, and modern dance. As a dancer, Eva studied under Ballet and All That Jazz, Delaware Dance Company, Cecil Dance Theater, and Eclipse Performing Dance Co. As a youth, she lived next door to a small dance studio, so she insisted on taking her first dance class, after watching dancers enter the dance studio.

After instantly falling in love with ballet, Eva began training at Delaware Dance Company. At the age of 10, she became a member of the Delaware Dance Company Youth Ensemble, and began performing in many recitals, winter performances, spring shows, and local festivals. Then at age thirteen, she became an official company member of the Delaware Dance Co. After studying there for 11 years, Eva started studying different styles of ballet at Cecil Dance Center, where she became a company member. After graduating high school, she became a company member at Eclipse Performing Dance Company. Eva was able to do performances on tour, and was able to perform at the Globetrotters Halftime show in 2020.

Eva has completed an Associates of Arts in Teaching Elementary Education in 2022 at Cecil College, and has almost completed her Bachelor’s degree in social work at Salisbury University.

Eva began teaching at the age of 14, as an assistant teacher at Cecil Dance Center. She found her passion for teaching young dancers, and continued to assistant teach, and substitute teach classes. Eva started teaching at Bel Air Dance Academy in September of 2022, where she began teaching ballet, contemporary, and modern dance. As a dance instructor, she strives to build dancers self confidence, and improve their technique. Eva sets goals for her dancers to attain. These are called SMART goals, which are great ways for dancers to make progress in their dancing. S (Specific), M (Measurable), A (Attainable), R (Relevant), and T (Timely). Eva can’t wait to continue to inspire, and work creatively with young dancers.

Jennifer Rowe

Mommy and Me Movement Group Instructor

Meet Jenny. She wears many hats that she seamlessly transitions between. Jenny is a birth doula, postpartum doula, childbirth and breastfeeding educator, newborn care specialist, and coach. Her heart beats for cheering on moms from bump to baby and beyond. Her passion for dance syncs perfectly with guiding moms on their parenting journey.