MHDC Faculty


Heidi Conard

Heidi has been passionate about dance her entire life. For 10 years, she co-owned and operated a successful, award-winning studio in Western Massachusetts.  After relocating to New Hampshire, she found her new dance family at MHDC.  Though she is trained and certified in all forms of dance, she specializes in acrobatics and has shaped our tumble program to be what it is today.  

Heidi is a member of Dance Masters of America and has served on the board of directors of the Connecticut Chapter. She enjoys teaching master classes and adjudicating throughout the country. Heidi holds many awards for her choreography and serves exclusively as our studio’s costume seamstress. 

Heidi teaches many styles at MHDC, but specializes in tumble/acrobatics.


Sandi Duncan

Sandi owned and directed Dance Productions in Woburn, MA for 9 years before coming onboard as a full-time MHDC faculty member.  She is a member of Dance Masters of America and has served as a vice president, adjudicator and choreographer for the organization. She also has adjudicated for many organizations throughout the US and Canada. Sandi received a degree in Deaf Communications and Sign Language and trained at renowned dance institutions in Chicago and New York City.

Sandi also heads up Sharing the Dance of LIFE, which specializes in bringing workshops, seminars, and life-coaching to teens, women, dance educators and aspiring performing artists.

Sandi currently teaches many class styles at MHDC.

 Karyn Farnsworth 

Karyn started dancing at the age of 2 1/2 and has never taken a year off! As one of Sandi Duncan’s former students, majority of her dance training occurred at Dance Productions in Woburn. Karyn holds a B.S. in Sport Fitness and Leisure Studies as well as a minor in Dance from Salem State College. She’s been teaching over 20 years for all styles and ages. Many of her students have gone on to dance professionally.

Aside from teaching, Karyn enjoys bringing her 2 daughters to dance at MHDC! She teaches many styles and ages here.

Jaclyn Hoffman – Bio Coming Soon!

Jaclyn teaches many classes at MHDC – from our youngest to our oldest! She’s actively involved in choreographing for our company dancers, as well as heading Re-Motion; MHDC’s resident dance ensemble.




Sara Hunt – Bio and Photo Coming Soon!

Sara heads our Zumba and Pilates programs, as well as helping out some of our preschool classes.

Amanda Ledoux

Amanda is a graduate of MHDC, and past member of our competitive team. She continues to share her love of dance through teaching a variety of classes at the studio. Amanda is delighted to be working with a variety of levels and ages in our Dancing Tots to Teens program and also organizing our Birthday Bashes here at MHDC! Amanda obtained her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and hopes to continue into the physical therapy and training field. Ideally, she would like to combine her passion for dance with her interest in the human body and help dancers and athletes in both a performance and training setting.

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JR Linden

JR, born and raised in Connecticut, has made dance his life’s passion. JR trained under many notable teachers, and excels in many styles of dance.  His versatility has earned him various roles in musical productions and ballets. 

JR graduated from the Dance Masters of America Teacher Training School with full certification. He was a long time member of the Dance Teachers’ Club of Connecticut, Dance Masters of New England Chapter 5, and served on both of their Board of Directors. He’s also served as an adjudicator at the regional and national levels throughout the United States and Canada and is a highly-sought-after master teacher and guest choreographer. 

In June 2017, Jr established the nonprofit Dancers at Heart.  DAH is committed to raising funds that benefit the health and wellness of those in need while fostering kindness and support.  To date DAH has raised over $200,000 for various organizations.  For more information please visit

JR teaches a variety of classes at MHDC, and serves as our competition team coordinator. His daughter is an active member of MHDC as well!

Theo Martinez

Theo is a Dancer, Choreographer and Instructor, originally from Nashua NH, who began dancing at the age of 7.  His love and passion for dance which originally started with Hip Hop, have grown to other styles such as Contemporary, Modern, and Ballroom Dance.  He has choreographed and performed with Boston based dance companies (Urbanity, Tribe/B-Side/TriiipleThreat Entertainment, and also Ipswitch Moving Company), and has been able to perform at venues such as, Jacobs Pillow, Alvin Ailey, Hynes Convention Center, and opening for recording artists.  Theo has also worked in adult and teen community theater- choreographing for productions of ‘Swing’, and ‘Smokey Joes Cafe’.  He also competes in professional and pro-am ballroom dance events, as well as perform showcase dances. Most recently he performed at the ‘Boston Salsa Festival’.

Theo started his business ‘HTM Dance’ a few years ago, so he could be a stay at home dad to his 3 boys, but also keep his love of dance alive. He runs an after school movement program, as well as a Dance Communication class for couples getting ready for their weddings.  His unique approach of storytelling in his choreography has won many awards and loved by audiences who have seen his work.

Roshni Pecora

Roshni, born and raised in Chelmsford, MA, began dancing at three, studying under very notable instructors. As a dance student she was recognized often for her potential and was awarded numerous awards and scholarships.  She has performed leading roles such as The Sugar Plum Fairy in “The Nutcracker”, Aurora in “The Sleeping Beauty”, Cinderella in “Cinderella” and Lucille Grahn in “The Grand Pas de Quatre”.

She is a graduate of Dean College in Franklin MA, where she won several dance scholarships and awards. She graduated with High Honors as a member of Phi Theta Kappa.

Roshni has taught master classes and choreographed for many studios and organizations throughout the United States. Currently, Roshni is an adjunct ballet professor at Dean college as well as on staff at studios in the Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire. Many of her students have gone on to work as professional ballet dancers.

Alana Rochford – Bio Coming Soon!

Alana helps in several classes at MHDC each week, as well as helping head Re-Motion; MHDC’s resident dance ensemble. 


Katie Shaw

Katie, a former MHDC student graduated from the studio in 2011. She obtained her BA in film production and dance in 2015, and has returned to our dance family. Katie has taught for a handful of NH studios, and single-handedly ran a community dance program for 10 years. Katie heads our young dancer classes, and broadway program. In addition to teaching for us, Katie maintains our website and social media pages, and designs projections for our recitals! 


Molly Tomeny

Molly began studying ballet at age six at the Doris Marsh School of Classical Ballet in Saginaw, MI.  She continued her studies at Virginia Ballet Theatre (Norfolk, Va), the Performing Arts School of Classical Ballet (San Antonio, TX), and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (Carlisle, PA). In 2007, Tomeny graduated from the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering with a BSc in Mechanical Engineering. After working several years in the field, she returned to ballet, dancing professionally with Roxey Ballet (Lambertville, NJ) and Contrapose Dance (Cambridge, MA).

A dance teacher in the greater Boston area since 2008, Tomeny aims to give her students a life-long appreciation for dance. Whether through the history, music, performance, or choreography, she tries to learn how each student connects to dance and what inspires them to keep returning to classes week after week.