“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
"Dancers form such vulnerable, strong, and unique relationships with each other. The dance studio is a place for growth and joy, and I'm honored I get to play a part in these dancers' journeys."
-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 Thompson, Dance Educator
“I have had a passion for dance for as long as I remember. It shaped my childhood and life in such a positive way, and I hope to give this same experience to my own students!”
-Nicole Fincher, Dance Educator
“My heart is so full because I get to share a sport that played such an important role in my life with others. Twirling has taught me more than how to spin, catch, and release. It has provided me the tools to be an independent, confident woman who is never afraid to step out onto the stage wearing rhinestones.”
-Lynn Winter, 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 Losack, Dance Instructor
“I dance to express what words cannot. I teach to move and be moved by others. As a teacher, I hope to foster a safe, healthy, creative, open, and free moveMINT space.”
-Gabby Halo, Dance Educator
"Dance expresses the most raw, authentic, vulnerable facets of the human soul. This is perhaps the greatest risk anyone could take-- to be seen as we truly are. Therefore, as dance educators, it is our job to create a safe place for young dancers to take courageous steps of risk, leading them to become the wholehearted artists they are meant to be."
-Alli Franken, Dance Educator
"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
"'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
"In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn." - Rylie Gatlin's favorite quote by Phil Collins
“Dancing truly brings me joy and has allowed me to not only express myself but find myself. I hope that by helping introduce younger kids to dance, that they will find their sanctuary like I have.”
-Madison Rangel, Faculty Assistant
“Behind every great dancer who
believes in themself, is a teacher that believed in them first.”
- Lily Jowers, Faculty Assistant
“Great things never came from comfort zones."
-Riley's favorite quote
“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
“Live for each second without hesitation.”
-Ella's favorite quote by Elton John
“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, Faculty Assistant & Front Desk Manager
"Dance is more than a hobby or something to keep me entertained. It has become a necessity for life."
-Sierra Pitchford, Faculty Assistant
“Dance is a language beyond words, expressing that for which we have no words.”
-Julia's favorite quote by Jennifer de Leon
“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game."
-Addie's favorite quote by Bob Ruth
“...In diversity there is beauty and strength.”
-Avery’s favorite quote by Maya Angelo
“You dance love, and you dance joy, and you dance dreams.”
-Molly's favorite quote by Gene Kelly
“If you think you can do better, then do better. Don’t compete with anyone; just yourself.”
-Addie's favorite quote by Bob Fosse
“Dancing makes me feel free and is my safe place, and I would love to share my love with others."
-Karenna Bryan, Class Assistant