Becky Arden

Becky is a former student of Abigail Francisco. She started dancing at the age of 10, studying Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, and Musical Theater. She had the opportunity to perform in a variety of classical Ballet’s under Ms. Abigail, including Swan Lake, Jardin Anime, Sleeping Beauty, Les Sylphides, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, and The Nutcracker, along with Fosse and Broadway dances. She also danced in Ms. Abigail’s original choreography numbers including Printemps Parisien. She participated in many workshops with professional dancers including Luis Torres, Lainie Munroe, Sascha Radetsky, Stephanie Waltz, and Dylan Pearce. During her time as a student, she had the privilege to travel to St. Petersburg, Russia in 2007 with Ms. Abigail and other students from the studio, to attend the Dance Open Festival and take classes with International Ballet Instructors.

Becky attended Temple University in Philadelphia, PA graduating in 2011 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, in Journalism with an emphasis in Broadcasting.

Upon relocating back to Southern Maryland, she had the opportunity to work with Ms. Abigail, taking on the role of School Administrator. In 2022, she became the Executive Director of the studio, at the same time that the school was rebranded to North Beach School of Dance.

She hopes to bring new, fresh ideas as well as continue the long-lasting traditions that have built North Beach School of Dance.