Using her diverse training in dance and her gentle nature in the classroom, Sarah inspires her students to develop their technique and creativity to reach their full potential. Sarah has over 20 years of experience as a successful and respected dance educator. She has also coached several successful middle school and high school dance teams over the years including her high school alma mater the Anoka Twisters of which she was herself a team member, choreographer, and captain back in the day. She started dancing at J & L Academy of Dance when just three years old. After high school she continued her dance education at the University of Minnesota, Zenon Dance Center and Company and has participated in many internationally recognized master classes including Chicago National Association of Dance Masters in which she has been a member since 2009. Sarah continues to study dance to stay current in the latest forms and trends to provide her students with the best training possible. Most recently, she attended training to become certified to teach Progressing Ballet Technique. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota in Child Psychology. Contact Sarah directly at Sarah.nMotionDance@gmail.com.
Miss Nikki is a 25-plus year dance student that we are beyond happy to have on our staff. Nikki is a vibrant and experienced teacher who brings her personal best into every classroom and enhances the self-esteem of every student. Nikki has completed the Certified Training Program created by our Director, and she has furthered her dance education by participating in the internationally known CNADM in Chicago, attending Dance Olympus, and taking several other master classes and workshops. Miss Nikki is very active within the dance community. She has taught various Community Education dance classes, participated in the Mippey music video, and she has a part of the Lee Carlson Center’s “Dancing With Our Local Stars” and “Anoka County’s Got Talent”. Her passion for dance has been passed down to her two daughters who attend ‘nMotion. You can contact Miss Nikki directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michele has been dancing since the age of 2, with many of those years at the n’Motion Dance Center. A passionate love of dance has always kept her coming back. She continues to attend many dance conventions and classes; both in Minnesota and throughout the Midwest learning from such notable dancers/teachers as Ellen Keane, Maureen Haworth, Sally Rousse and Nicole Russo. In 2018 Michele was a Superbowl LII Live Dancer. She has completed the Certified Training Program created by our Artistic Director and has a Progressing Ballet Technique Teacher’s Certification.
Kristin started dancing in college at Iowa State University 10 years ago. She found the Hip Hop Dance Club her first week of freshman year and hasn't stopped dancing since! After being elected president of the club, participation grew from about 50 students to over 350 students. She loves all styles of dance but her passion is for choreography-style hip hop. She always encourages people of any age and skill level to try her classes. We're all here to have fun together and to push ourselves!
Maria is from New York City where she trained as a ballet dancer and had the opportunity to study with many great teachers such as Robert Christopher and Maestro Vincenzo Celli. Maria is also a licensed level 3 instructor for Progressing Ballet Technique. She was the artistic director, soloist and founder of the American Heritage Dance Company, a company dedicated to preserving the works of Isadora Duncan. With the AHDC she appeared at the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Minneapolis Institute for the Arts and the Children's Museum of Manhattan. Her work has been favorably reviewed by the NY Times, the NY Daily News and Attitude Magazine. Maria is very excited to be teaching at 'n Motion.
Miss Kim has been a student of dance since the age of three, starting at J & L Academy of Dance with Miss Sarah. After high school she attended the University of Minnesota’s Duluth campus where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre Performance. Since graduating, she has enjoyed working as a costumer and choreographer at several high school theatre programs in the Twin Cities area. Kim has a love of dance that spans all genres and has participated in classes and workshops ranging from Dance Olympus to African movement and ballroom. She began teaching at ‘nMotion in 2012, which has given her many opportunities to share her passion with students and the community. She has participated in teaching the Columbia Heights community education dance program and helped create a performance of the “The Nightingale” with the city of Fridley and a grant from the Sinfonia orchestra. Kim couldn’t be happier to find a home at the ‘nMotion studio. You can email Miss Kim directly at email@example.com.
Jennelle started dancing at the tender age of three at the Kay Koch School of Dance in Saint Paul Minnesota, where for 15 years she studied Tap, Jazz, Lyrical and Ballet. Right after high school in 2001, Jennelle took a job as a Ballroom Dance instructor at a local Fred Astaire Dance studio, and after teaching Ballroom for 8 years she decided to spread her wings into the Latin, Country, and Swing Dances. In 2008 she became a independent dance instructor of numerous partnership dance styles and has since been teaching, performing and creating dance communities all throughout the Twin Cities. Dance is her passion and her joy and she loves sharing that joy with people of all ages.
Visit awakeneddance.com or contact Jennelle Donnay at 651-357-2060 for information on Ballroom, Social, and Partnership Dance classes.
My name is Dana Marie Kaleinā'ala O Ka'ahuonāali'i Enstad. Everyone calls me Kalei or lately, Aunty Kalei. I grew up in 'Aiea on the island of O'ahu, graduated from The Kamehameha Schools and I love to dance the hula. My hula travels took me to Japan, then to Minnesota, my temporary home until I can get back to the islands.
Visit www.kaleiokapilialoha.org or contact Kalei Enstad at 651.491.9422 for information.
We will be offering classes for enrollment ALL year-round!