InMotion Staff

InMotion Staff

Please welcome Ms Michelle!

Going into my 23rd year of owning inMotion. 22 years in the Meisner Center building. I have been dancing since I was 5, teaching since I was a teenager and earned a BA in dance from Columbia College Chicago.

Tap/Jazz, Adult tap and jazz, Preballet/tap beg and int, technique for dance co, Teen Lyrical/Contemporary

Honestly my favorite part is having a job that I actually love coming to every day.

Goals…. To have fun but grow, learn and make
progress in their class. Hopefully make some new friends and look forward to coming to class each week.

I can’t say that I have one favorite memory because I have so many over the years but I loved watching my husband and daughter dance together. And I love seeing past students of mine now bring their kids to me.

My husband and I are now empty-nesters with the 2 cats. Kleo is in college. I have 2 grown step kids, an amazing son and daughter in law, and some awesome grandkids. I love spending time with my family and going fishing (me reading a book) with my husband.

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Please welcome Ms Tiffany!

Teaching my 23rd year with Inmotion. Been teaching dance for 27 years.

Classes I teach: This year Pointe, Ballet, Tap, and Jazz

Favorite Part of Teaching: Is getting to share my love of dance with my students. Watching my students learn, grow, and improve throughout the year.

Goal for my students: To work hard each week, build confidence, and most of all have fun.

Favorite Memory: I have many memories from over the years. But one that I treasure the most is getting to dance with my nieces in the recital.

I live in newton with my husband and my son Carter. I work full time at UL. In my free time I enjoy watching and supporting my son Carter in all his activities.

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Please welcome Ms Heather!

I’m teaching my 23rd year

I teach tumbling

My favorite part is watching the kids grow and learn all year.

Goals for my students: work hard and have fun

Favorite memory at inMotion: is dancing in the teacher dance at recital

I have been married 21 years to Lance. We have three daughters Addison 17 Aliviah 14 and Saige 7. I work full time at the Jasper county treasurers office. I coach the high school cheerleaders. I love spending time with my family and enjoy watching my kids in their sporting events.

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Please welcome Ms Jasmine!

Years teaching: 12. Years at inMotion: 23

Favorite part: I love sharing my passion for dance with a younger generation, and watching them work hard to grow/improve every day!

Goals for students: To work hard, try your best, learn something new, and most importantly to have FUN!!

Favorite memory: Growing up watching Michelle and the other teachers have such an impact on all of our lives, and then becoming a teacher and feeling that impact first hand ❤️

Classes I teach: Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Cheerleading and competition

In my free time: I love hanging out with my sons and husband, discovering new fun places to visit. Also crafting/painting.

I live in Des Moines Iowa, with my husband and 2 boys.

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Please welcome Ms Macey!

Years at inMotion: I’ve been teaching for 4 but I danced here for 16 years before I graduated High School! I then went to Grand View University and competed there for 4 years before coming back to inMotion.

What classes do you teach: I teach all competition dances! Three jazz groups, one hip hop duet, one jazz duet, four jazz solos and two hip hop solos

Favorite part of teaching: watching my kids work so hard all season and it paying off on stage. I love shouting from the audience when they get their awards!

Goals for your students: to improve every competition and be the best they can be!

Favorite memory from inMotion: choreographing my favorite senior routine survivor and watching it win a lot of awards! And one of my dances winning a bid to worlds!

What do you enjoy doing in your free time: In the summer you can find me outdoors. I love spending time with my family camping or hiking. I enjoy going to the beach or pool and swimming! I spend lots of time with my friends and babysitting.

Who do you live with/where: I live with my parents and my brother in Kellogg. We also have two fur babies that we spoil. They are both chocolate labs and are named Sammy Jo and Stella Rose.

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 Please welcome Ms Lexi!

Years Teaching: 3 years, I love getting to teach with the people that taught me to dance!

What classes do you teach: I teach technique, ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, and lyrical.

Favorite part or teaching : Getting to share my love of dance with my students!

Goals for my students: To improve their dance skills and build confidence for outside the studio.

Favorite memory: Winning a bid to Worlds my senior year.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time: I love spending time hunting with my dad and getting strawberry smoothies with my mom. I enjoy watching and cheering my sisters on in their softball games or dance performances. And if I’m not at the studio you can find me at the lake with my aunt and uncle or spending time with my best friend Macey!

Who do you live with/where: I live with my mom and dad and two sisters. I travel back and forth to Ankeny for dental school. We have a pup named Ryder who we love to spoil!

Headshot taken by Audrey Oliphant Photography