Owner/Dance Instructor

Alicia Howell

Alicia is the 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, Miss Dunn 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 33 years and prides itself in her belief shared by her incredible staff, a passion like none other that instills confidence, creativity, inspiration and the value of FAMILY in its truest sense allowing the reassurance that Alicia's is ALWAYS their FOREVER HOME!!!

Dance Instructor

Kinsie Howell

Kinsie Howell has called NYC home for the past 8 years but is now back Raleigh, NC where she began her dance and vocal training right here with Alicia's. She also studied with North Carolina Theatre Conservatory and has been in over 13 North Carolina Theatre shows in Raleigh.  She is a proud Pirate of East Carolina University where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre Performance. Kinsie has worked across the United States, Canada and Asia in National and International Tours including The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein (Inga/ Elizabeth Understudy) and A Chorus Line (Judy Turner).  Other favorite main stage performances include CATS (Demeter), Victor/Victoria, Spamalot, and Atina in The Little Mermaid.  Kinsland has taught and judged with numerous Musical Theatre and Dance workshops across the country as well as studied under Broadway Directors and Choreographers such as Susan Stroman, Baayork Lee, Casey Hushion, and Jennifer Werner.  She is ecstatic to be apart of this years NCT staff and share her passion for the arts with each and every student!

Office Manager/Dance Instructor

Marilyn Brickmeier

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!

Dance Instructor

Deann Howell

DeAnn Howell has shared her love of the arts, for more than two decades, as an instructor at Alicia’s School of Performing Arts. She is trained in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Clogging, and Contemporary.  She enjoys teaching all ages and 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 atop of this ever changing art form.

Her latest venture has been the calling into dance ministry. She is co director of Turning Point Dance Ministry at Crossroads Church of Benson. She is honored to praise God with the talents which He has given her.
Thrilled to be a part of the Alicia’s family and excited for a new season. “I am looking forward to educating those who share the same passion of the arts”.

Dance Instructor

Andrea Mclamb

Andrea has been a part of the studio since she was three years old. She is married to her husband Matthew of almost 13 years and they have a five year old boy named Mason. Andrea has been trained in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Clogging. She has also been trained under many different professionals at various workshops in North and South Carolina. She has competed and won several awards at numerous competitions in group performances and solos. Andrea began her teaching career at Alicia’s at the age of sixteen where She taught and choreographed classes in Jazz, Tap, and Clogging as well as many solos. Her classes and choreography have won many awards and have won talent awards at local pageants. I love teaching all types of dance but my favorite is Tap. I look forward to another amazing year with my students and my dance family.

Dance Instructor

Hope Overby

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 27 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”.

Alexandria Dial

Dance Instructor

Alexandria has been dancing for almost 17 years.  She danced 8 years with Carolina Strut in Morehead City, NC.  While there studied under Lindsay Loveland, Rebecca Fleming,  and Jodi Justice where she was an assistant teacher and was on the competition team from 2006-2011.  She then moved and danced with Main Street Dance in Fuquay-Varina for 2 years where she was also on the competition team from 2011-2013.  While there she studied under Wendy Naylor, Sarah Bailey, and Joclyen Naylor.

Finally she came to Alicia’s in 2013/2014 year and was on the competition team for the 2014/2015 year as well as assisting in the years 2014-2016.  She has been apart of the Alicia's staff since 2017. 
She has done multiple solos and group numbers at competitions and has won various awards including first place and platinum in some years.

© Alicia's School Of Performing Arts. Proudly created with Wix.com

  • Twitter Clean
  • w-facebook
  • White Google+ Icon
  • White YouTube Icon