Alicia B. Howell, owner and operator of Alicia’s School of Performing Arts, is a Graduate of Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and Concentration in Personnel Administration. She has been dancing since the age of three and has had numerous years of dance and theatre training under various professional choreographers and performers throughout the United States. Alicia has been involved both onstage and off and has choreographed numerous shows for Harnett Regional Theatre, Campbell University, Benson Little Theatre, Garner Magnet High School and Mt. Olive College’s Show choir. She has also served as choreographer for the Miss Garner, Miss Johnston County, Miss Benson, and Miss South Johnston High School Pageants. She is also a faculty member at Campbell University where she teaches Ballet, Tap, Clogging and Jazz through the P.E. Dept. Alicia resides in Raleigh with her husband Steve. Her studio has been in business for 30 years.
Marilyn Brickmeier relocated to North Carolina from Long Island with her husband Keith in 1994. Their daughter Elizabeth was born in 1997, and also shares Marilyn’s passion for dance. Marilyn started teaching dance at 16 years old and quickly realized that being a dance instructor was what she wanted for her career path. With the encouragement of Diane Reynolds, she spent summers in NYC obtaining her Dance Teaching Certification from Dance Educators of America. Marilyn teaches Preschool, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Clogging. “It is a pure joy to give my heart and soul to these children because what comes back tenfold is the greatest blessing ever! Being part of the Alicia’s Family has truly enriched my life!”
DeAnn Howell has shared her love for the arts, for more than a decade, as an instructor at Alicia’s School of Performing Arts. She is trained in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Clogging, Modern and Contemporary. DeAnn enjoys teaching all ages and all levels of dance. She takes great pride in her work and has been blessed to receive best choreography and over all talent awards.
DeAnn continues her dance education by attending workshops and Dance Conventions thus allowing her to stay abreast of the changes to this art form.
Thrilled to be a part of the Alicia’s family and excited for a new season. “I am looking forward to education those who share the same passion of the arts”.
Hope Overby has been dancing since the age of 5, beginning with ballet and quickly adding jazz, tap, pointe, and clogging. She has had intensive dance training, studying under Roni Mahler, Janice Barringer, Daryl Retter, Debbie Dee, and the late Steven Boyd. She continues to study the art of dance through conventions and workshops.
Hope has been teaching for 19 years, and has experience in dance, theatre, and pageantry. She has won numerous awards, both personally and with her students including most talented and best choreography.
She enjoys passing her passion and love of fine arts onto the next generation. “It brightens my world to see the eyes of a child sparkle with new knowledge and love for dance”.
Nancy has been part of the Alicia’s family for over 10 years through being a student, a teacher assistant, and an instructor. She graduated from East Carolina University in December of 2013 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance Performance. Nancy has trained with professionals from all across the world such as David Dorfman from Dorfman Dance Company, Frank Chavez from River North Dance Chicago, Kristin Sudeikis from Kristin Sudeikis Dance Company and many more. She is excited to share her love and new knowledge of dance from her extensive training the past four years to students with the same passion she has had since she was a three year old little girl!!