Our Staff

Meet our wonderful staff!

Sheena Harper

Owner/Artistic Director

Our Owner and Artistic Director, Sheena, grew up in Mashpee and danced at the Cape Cod Conservatory in Falmouth under the direction of Irene Merrill. Ms. Harper is a graduate of the prestigious North Carolina School of the Arts. She has also received scholarships for summer programs at Milwaukee Ballet and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. Her teachers include Jose Mateo, Virginia Zango, Joan Simone, Katrina Killian, Melissa Hayden, Fanchon Cordell, and Frank Smith.

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Bryce Harper


Bryce Harper is a technology professional, photographer, artist, and teacher. He has photographed events, weddings, and sports professionally for more than ten years. He has taught courses on the university level ranging from introductory photography to studio lighting and web design.  His fine art has shown in solo and group exhibitions at The Tuska Gallery of Contemporary Art, The Barnhart Gallery, Plant Zero, Gallery 5, and The Anderson Gallery, among others.

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Jenna Antoncecchi


Jenna Antoncecchi grew up in Sandwich and began dancing at age 4 at Sandwich Dance Academy under the direction of Patricia Loring, Kara Vose, Jennifer Walsh, Karen Piette and Janene Chilson. Jenna came to Harper Dance Center in 2013 to perform in "The Nutcracker Twist" and joined the HDC Competition Team. Jenna has been teaching at HDC since 2016. Jenna is also currently a hairstylist in Centerville at Instyle Designs. She loves all aspects of dance and working with children. She is very excited to be teaching and performing at HDC!

Dawn Marie Nee


Dawn Marie Nee began her dance training at the age of 5. She received an Associate Degree in Dance from Dean College in 2012 and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Dance Education. Dawn was a graduate of the Teacher Training program at Center Stage in 2008 and was Dance Captain of the Senior Company and Outreach Team. She has been awarded top soloist titles in several competitions, performed while at Dean College and was the Captain of the Plymouth South High School Dance Team.

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Lilly Kallinich

Lilly Kallinich grew up in Falmouth and started dance at Harper Dance Center at age 9. She attended the American Academy Ballet summer of 2017. Lilly graduated from Cape Cod Academy in 2018 and went to Hawaii Pacific University where she joined the dance team. Since then she has transferred to Salem State University studying Criminology: Investigation and Profiling. We are so excited to have Lilly back at HDC!

Alexis Olsen


Alexis Grew up in Falmouth MA, where she began her ballet training with Irene Merrill at the Cape Cod Conservatory. She then continued her dance and art education at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia where she received a BFA in Fine Arts and a certificate in Dance. She studied under prestigious dance teachers and choreographers such as Roni Koresh with Koresh Dance Company, Kim Bears-Bailey with Philadanco, and Brian Sanders with Momix. After graduating she opened a children's art and dance center where she taught and directed, called Palmer Pond Art Center in Fishtown, Philadelphia. Recently, Alexis has moved back to Falmouth to raise her daughter Lilou in her hometown, where she now studies at Harper Dance Center going on her 3rd year. Alexis is so happy to be back on Cape Cod and to get back in the studio dancing and teaching with Sheena again!

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