“I am over the moon elated to share my love and passion for dance with my students. MoveMINT is for everyone. Dance is a universal language and I believe it unites people.”
–Meg MINTer, Owner & Artistic Director
"I dance to be free. Free of judgment and expectations. To explore without limitations or fears!"
-Carrie Wilkey, Dance Educator & MDC Company Director
"The art of dance asks you to think creatively, to exercise mental and physical discipline, to share space and energy with others, and to step confidently out of your comfort zone. It's my honor to guide students along their dance journey and to share an art that has been so impactful on my life."
-Catherine Kline, Dance Educator & Adaptive Dance Director
"The dance studio is a place for growth and joy, and strong, vulnerable relationships. I hope I can give back to these dancers what so many teachers did for me for many years."
-Hailey Bunde, Studio Manager & MDC Company Director
"Even the youngest artists are individuals whose voices seek to be heard within their dance journeys. I seek to cultivate an environment in which students might reap the benefits of discipline, yet be empowered to learn and pursue individual goals, be recognized for individual achievements, and experience the beauty of dance."
-Mariana Blessing, Dance Educator & MDC Director
"I dance for healing, connection, and equitability. I seek to create an educational space where everyone feels an open opportunity to learn and explore MoveMINT within their unique self without judgment.”
-Madi Grace Albert, Dance Educator
"'Perform with joy in your heart and the audience will applaud!' is a quote from my first ballet teacher that has always stuck with me. Now as a teacher myself, I look forward to helping unlock that joy within the hearts of my students and giving them the confidence they need to succeed on and off the stage."
-Courtney Krauss, Dance Educator
"Dance is truly moveMINT of the heart and brings us all together. I am so excited to share and experience dance with the next generation of artists and movers here at Studio of MoveMINT."
-Becca Brooks, Dance Educator
"Dance is an instrument of heaven on earth. Through the creativity and discipline of movement, expressions of each preciously unique individual inspire freedom and growth."
-Catherine Fletcher, Dance Educator
"Dance has proved to be an everlasting community that shapes so many aspects of my life. I aim to foster the same positive, formative and opportunity-driven spirit, that I grew up with, in my students lives."
-Lauren Crouch, Dance Instructor
"Dance has shaped my life from childhood to adulthood. It has helped me to express and understand myself while teaching me discipline, exploration and love. The ability to dance and perform has taken me around the world. I hope to inspire the students of MoveMINT on their own journeys. Dance is moveMINT and moveMINT is life."
-Shelby Smith, Dance Educator
“I view dance as a mechanism for communication and human connection. I acknowledge that every student comes into the classroom carrying different experiences on their backs. I will never ask them to leave their souls at the door, rather, I invite them to take their experiences and use those experiences to help inspire movement and growth.”
-Gabby Halo, Dance Educator
"The love of dance has always been a part of my life, first as a student, then as a professional performer and now as a teacher. The journey has been magical, and I want to share that magic with other aspiring dancers and audiences!"
-Lexi Bennett, Dance Educator
“People always talk about “your dance family” dance has always been more of a home for me. It is something I can return to over and over as over again. I was excited to find a dance home for my daughter at Studio of MoveMINT and now I have the honor of sharing that love and home with the newest tiny dancers at Studio of MoveMINT! “
-Elisabeth Riggs, Dance Educator
"The benefits of dance are for everyone to experience, young or old, and in all physical ability. As I share my love of dance, I want to educate students to the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional benefits that it can provide. I look forward to nurturing the “dancer” within everyone."
-Dorothy Conway, Dancing With Grace Director
“All that is important is this one moment in movement. Make the moment important, vital, and worth living. Do not let it slip away unnoticed and unused.”
-Jeremy's favorite quote by Martha Graham
“Behind every great dancer who
believes in themself, is a teacher that believed in them first.”
-Lily Jowers, Dance Educator
“Dance provides opportunity to escape the harsh realities the world the presents to us. The demands of dance gives a chance to achieve a rewarding outcome.”
-Olivia Shields, Dance Educator
"Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."
-Annie's favorite Bible verse
“...In diversity there is beauty and strength.”
-Avery’s favorite quote by Maya Angelo
“You have to love dancing to stick to it. It gives you nothing back, no manuscripts to store away, no paintings to show on walls and maybe hang in museums, no poems to be printed and sold, nothing but that single fleeting moment when you feel alive.”
-Katie's favorite quote by Merce Cunningham
“If you think you can do better, then do better. Don’t compete with anyone; just yourself.”
-Addie's favorite quote by Bob Fosse
“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.”
-Jilli's favorite quote by Tim Notke
"Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself."
-Colbie's favorite quote by Coco Chanel
“Take heed when things get hard and don’t ever turn around.”
-Hattie's favorite quote by Zach Bryan