Bear Creek Dance is a recreation dance program ran by Bear Creek Recreational Council in Baltimore County.
We offer classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Pointe and we have a class dedicated to special needs. We accept children ages 2 (if potty trained) & up.
Ms. Jamie Carnahan- Our Head Dance Teacher & Junior Company Teacher
Alison has over 24 years of dance experience. Alison started as a dancer with Eastwood Rec and danced there for 10 years. She then decided to join Bear Creek Rec's dance program as a dancer and danced there for 6 years. After graduating from Patapsco High School, Alison went off to Frostburg State University to study Biology. During her time at Frostburg, Alison became a member of the Frostburg Strutters Dance team. Here she performed at Frostburg's pep rally, football games, community fundraisers, and more.
After graduating from Frostburg, Alison returned to Dundalk and she missed dance, so she became a certified Zumba Instructor and taught classes at her workplace. Alison currently works as an Associate Scientist II at Neximmune, Inc. She is studying Neximmune's nanoparticle platform and how it can be used in clinical trial to fight blood cancers. Alison lives in Overlea with her husband Pat, her two dogs, Mya and Freckles, and her cat, Pearl. Alison is super excited to have a great dance season!!
August started dancing at the age of 2 and it has been her passion ever since. She has performed all styles including, hip-hop, ballet, lyrical, contemporary, theatre, modern, tap and jazz, but also some more uncommon styles, like flamenco and other variations of the hip-hop style. She also has many years of experience traveling to partake in professional classes and participating in dance workshops of many styles, competing on multiple competition teams and showcasing choreographed work. She graduated from Patpasco High School & Center for the Arts in 2018 and was a part of their dance magnet program, company and competition team. August takes pride in teaching and helping shape the world of dance.
Aside from dance, August enjoys cars and various Netflix documentaries. She particularly enjoys hobbies where you can continuously learn something because she believes you can never learn too much. August is looking forward to being able to teach my students to always learn something new and apply those skills not only in the classroom but off the dance floor and out of the classroom as well. She can’t wait to see what’s to come in the upcoming dance season!
Heather has been dancing for over twenty years, and her love of dance started when Heather has been dancing for over twenty years, and her love of dance started when she was four years old and enrolled in a local dance program. She danced with the Eastwood Dance program for fifteen years where she trained in the dance styles of tap, ballet, jazz, pointe, modern, lyrical, and hip hop under several talented instructors. She also became an assistant instructor in her last few years at Eastwood Dance.
Heather then became an instructor and choreographer at Parkville Recreation Council, where she taught various styles of dance to students of all ages, for three years. After taking some time off from dancing to earn a Master of Education degree in Educational Technology from Loyola University Maryland, Heather was eager to share her love of dance with others once again. She is excited to have another wonderful dance season with Bear Creek Dance!
Kimberly has been dancing since she was 7 years old. During her dance career she participated in many recitals, regional competitions, and workshops taught by top choreographers. She has learned many styles of dance including Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Contemporary, Ballet, and more over the years.
Kimberly has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Conflict Analysis and always enjoys learning in the classroom and on the dance floor. Since the moment she first walked on stage, dance has been a large part of Kimberly's life and she can't wait to share that passion with all of her students. She's looking forward to many great moments with Bear Creek Dance!