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Instructor Bios

Juanita Allen Kingsley

DCH Classes: BLAST – Babysitting Training, Home Alone Safety, Heartsaver First Aid & CPR, Social Netiquette

Juanita Allen Kingsley is an EMT with Wilderness Certification.  She is also certified as an Instructor and Instructor Trainer by the American Heart Association and trains approximately 1800 people a year in CPR/First Aid/Defibrillator Training and Wilderness First Aid.  She also teaches the BLAST Babysitting, Home Alone Safety and Safe Kids classes for children for many local agencies.  Juanita is the Director of Business Development for Century Health Systems and serves on the Board of Directors for Hale Reservation.


Bethany Bonner

Starr Barre

Bethany was introduced to the arts at the age of 4 when she began classes at The San Francisco Ballet. She attended an arts high school and upon graduation she received dance scholarships from Joffrey Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem and Alvin Ailey. Trained in ballet, jazz and modern dance she has returned to her roots in dance and loves the fusion of various health and wellness disciplines that barre allows her to explore as an instructor. Bethany was trained and certified in STARR BARRE through STARR YOGA studio and is excited to bring this class to the Dedham Community House. She has also taught Zumba and is finishing up her training in TRX and her CPT certification through ACSM.


Adriana Lopez

DCH Classes: Aqua Zumba, Zumba, Zumba Toning

Adriana inherited her love of dance from her Abuela. Just like her grandmother, she was always dancing around the house whenever her Dad was playing Marimba, Salsa, Merengue, or other Latin music. She has embraced her Latin heritage and passion for dance by sharing it with others through the Zumba® Fitness Program. She is a member of the Zumba® Instructor Network (ZIN™) which enables her to communicate with other instructors from all over the world as well as stay up to date with new music, choreography, promotions, and events. Adriana has completed her training to teach Zumba, Zumba Toning, Zumbatomic, and Aqua Zumba. Adriana encourages all levels to embrace the Zumba motto "Ditch the workout, Join the Party!”


Mike McGee

DCH Classes: Preschool Beginner & Intermediate Sports

Mike is an experienced educator with a professional background in Training and Development and Non-Profit management. He has teaching and coaching experience in multiple sports spanning over 25 years. Besides being involved in community leagues in multiple states he also has Varsity level head coaching experience in basketball, soccer and softball and has created and implemented elementary school starter programs for several private organizations.


Denny Morell

DCH Classes: Acting 101, Ballet for Beginners, Creative Movement

Denny has had extensive training, teaching and performance experience in dance and the performing arts. She graduated from the Boston Conservatory and has a Masters degree from Emerson College. Denny studied classical ballet in Australia with the Victorian Ballet Company. She graduated and was accepted into the Victorian Ballet Company performing in the major Classical Ballets. Denny has directed and choreographed many productions. She is an artist-in-residence at Mass Bay Community College in Wellesley.


Carol O’Connor

DCH Classes: Pilates Fit, W.O.W., Yogalates, Core Optimal, FUSED, Core Fit

Carol O’Connor has taught the Pilates classes at DCH for the past two years. In addition to those she also teaches at the West Roxbury YMCA and is a personal trainer. Outside of the exercise world Carol also is the owner of Tablecritic, Inc. which includes event planning services and a local restaurant review website.

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Phone: (781) 329-5740

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