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Anne-Marie Bauermann

Anne-Marie Bauermann is in her 14th year of teaching ballet, tap and jazz for The Moving Company Dance Center. Her dance training began at age six. She was a member of the Dulaney High School dance company under the direction of Sue Henneman. As a student at the University of Alabama, she was a member of Dance Alabama Repertory Company where she was honored with the Best Choreographer award as a senior. While at Alabama, she was a teaching assistant in jazz and modern dance and was selected to represent the University in the National American College Dance Festival as choreographer/dancer. Mrs. Bauermann has danced professionally in television and video. She was performance coordinator for the Towson University Dance Team and performed as guest artist with the Essex Community College Dance Company. She performed for an international audience as a cheerleader for the Canadian Football League Baltimore Stallions. As a contract choreographer, she performs and choreographs for various community organizations. Mrs. Bauermann also teaches group fitness and is the demo coordinator for Brick Bodies Fitness Services where she is in her 21st year. She is a registered nurse and mother of three. Mrs. Bauermann loves to share the joy of dance with students of all ages.

 

Marla Berchtenbreiter

Introduction to Dance, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Dance Conditioning

Marla Berchtenbreiter
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Marla Berchtenbreiter

A born and raised Baltimorean, Marla began her dance career at the age of thirteen. After seeing the award-winning musical production Bring in ʻda Noise, Bring in ʻda Funk choreographed by Savion Glover, Marla turned to her mother at the Morris Mechanic Theatre and affirmatively told her, “that is what I want to do.” Two days later, she was tap dancing on a 4x8 piece of plywood in her garage. It was in that very moment her lifelong love of dance and performance would begin. Enrolling in all the dance classes she could possibly manage, Marla trained in tap, jazz, ballet, modern, hip-hop, and musical theatre under the tutelage of Nicole Gait of The Nicole Gait Center of Performing arts and Emily Tankersley at The Bryn Mawr School. She became a member in the dance companies at both establishments and performed in various venues across the Mid-Atlantic region. During her summers in high school, Marla taught jazz and tap classes to all ages at The Bel Air Athletic Club Dance Center. Upon graduating from Bryn Mawr and while attending The Johns Hopkins University, she worked for The Calvert School in their after-school ballet and tap program for kindergartners, taught classes at The Nicole Gait Center of Performing Arts and later for The Moving Company Dance Center. Marla holds her degree in Psychology and Business from Johns Hopkins and is currently a local personal trainer. She could not be more thrilled to be back in the studio she called home for so long.

 

Sarah Cincotta-Yan

Introduction to Dance, Ballet, Jazz

Sarah Cincotta-Yan
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Sarah Cincotta-Yan

Mrs. Sarah Cincotta-Yan is an honors graduate from The Baltimore School for the Arts, with a major in Ballet and Modern Dance. Sarah moved away from home at the age of 16, to train with the San Francisco Ballet on merit scholarship. She also attended American Ballet Theater, School of Hartford Ballet, and The North Carolina School for the Arts, among several others. Most recently, Sarah danced as a soloist with Ballet Theater of Maryland. Mrs. Cincotta-Yan's acting credits include performances in HMS Pinafore at the Center Stage Theater in Baltimore. After enduring a tragic ankle injury during her professional career, Sarah underwent successful ankle reconstruction surgery in 2005. Currently, Mrs. Cincotta-Yan is a dance instructor and choreographer at several studios and dance schools throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Sarah is also a private coach for Youth America Grand Prix competitors. In addition, she is the owner and director of Daycare Dance Institute, a program dedicated to early childhood dance education. In 2009, Sarah began touring the country with Bravo National Dance & Talent Competition as an adjudicator. In 2012, Sarah was nominated by one of her students to receive the “M.A.G.I.C.” (motivator, advisor, guide, influencer, coach) award from Mercy High School. Mrs. Cincotta-Yan continues to further her expertise in the art of dance by attending national dance and teacher conventions each year, in which she studies with the world's leading choreographers, dancers, teachers, and performing artists. She & her husband Chi have two young sons Henry & Walter. They currently reside in Baltimore with their two dogs Homer and Saki.

 

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Fleur Colimore

Fleur Colimore received Royal Academy of Dance training from Maryland Ballet, Baltimore Ballet and Peabody Preparatory. She later attended Goucher College graduating with a B.A. In Dance Education,Choreography and Performance. While performing locally with The Kimberly Macken Dance Company and Surge Dance Dance she started her teaching career. Fleur has over 20 years of experience teaching primarily ballet and additionally modern dance in private studios and public schools. She recently returned to Sudbrook Magnet Middle School in 2012 for a second tour of teaching dance in the Performing Arts Magnet. Fleur is currently on her third year with The Moving Company teaching ballet and working with RAD classes.

 

CJ Cunningham

Hip Hop

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Patricia Enoch

Patricia Schmidt Enoch began dance studies with Marianne Koch in Denver, Co., and continued in New York with Robert Joffrey, Anthony Tudor, and Margaret Craske, studying Character Ballet with Yuri Lazovsky. She performed in the Boadway show The Most Happy Fella as an original cast member for over a year, then joined The American Ballet Theatre Co. touring extensively for several years in the U.S., Canada, North Africa, and Europe. Her repertoire of 25 ballets, often as a featured dancer was a challenge, and she was being groomed as a soloist when the Company had to disband. Marriage to Baltimore attorney John T. Enoch has blessed them with a large, loving family.

Locally Mrs. Enoch has taught for the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, Maryland Ballet, and the past 16 years for Children’s Dance Division (CDD) of Towson University. As a Certified Teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus (RAD), she enters students for yearly examinations. She has choreographed over sixty works for the Peabody, Kyrios Liturgical Dance Company (as founder/director) and for Towson University’s CDD and their Troupe.

Performances locally have been for the Baltimore Opera Co., various TV productions, The Peabody Chamber Ballet Co., The Maria Morales Spanish Dance Co., The Pas de Six Ballet Co., the Kyrios Liturgical Dance Co., and The Moving Co. (Nancy Romita, director).

Former students are performing in concert and Broadway venues; many have become teachers of dance.

 

Lindsey Hedrick

Introduction to Dance, Modern, Ballet

Lindsey Hedrick
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Lindsey Hedrick

Lindsey Hedrick holds a BFA in Dance Performance from Towson University. After graduation she performed with "Movement/Addiction" a Baltimore-based modern dance company directed by Renee Barger-Brozic and Sarah Seeley and followed with a move to New York City. While there, she worked with choreographers Isabella Bruno, Aaron Draper, and Beth Soll and studied primarily at the Limon School with Alan Danielson. She was quoted in the NY Times as being a "sure technician" for her performance in Ms. Soll's "Black Flower". After her return to Baltimore, Lindsey worked with Scott Rink, formerly of the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company on a modern dance telling of "Alice in Wonderland". Lindsey most recently danced with Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company in Washington, DC completing a highly successful inaugural tour of India and Bangladesh. The Washington Post described Lindsey as "beneficial for both the company and the audience" for her role in Dakshina's reconstruction of Anna Sokolow's "Rooms" and "Dreams" under the direction of Lorry May. Lindsey currently teaches ballet and modern dance at The Moving Company Dance Center in Cockeysville, MD, serves on the board of Project: More Love, a nonprofit dedicated to bringing arts and education to rural Uganda and lives in Baltimore City in her 1890’s Victorian home that is always in a state of renovation.

 

Molly Jean Kirkup

Jazz, Lyrical, Modern

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Molly Jean Kirkup

Molly Jean Kirkup graduated in May 2011 with a BA in Dance from the University of Maryland. She had the privilege of working with inspirational professors, talented choreographers and students during her college career, including Monica Bill Barnes, Tere O'Connor, Keith Thompson and Betty Skeen as well as the opportunity to showcase her own works in the 2010 and 2011 Spring Maryland Dance Ensemble Shows. She was proud to be the President of the Student Dance Association for two years and was awarded the Cora & John H. Davis Performing Arts Award her final semester. She has been a guest choreographer and teacher around the Maryland/DC area for eight years. Yoga found her the summer after graduation combining her love of movement and a way to heal mind/body/soul. She is now a 500hr registered yoga teacher, teaching a vinyasa style flow with breath as the core of the movement.
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Liane Kropp

Ballet

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Liane Kropp

Liane Kropp began her dance training at the age of six in Newark, Delaware. She continued her training and performance experience under Priscilla Payson with the Delaware Dance Company. She earned a BFA in Dance Performance and Education from Towson University in 2003. She has had the pleasure of performing professionally; most recently as a member of the corps de ballet with The Baltimore Ballet as well as in soloist and leading roles with the Howard County Ballet. She has been teaching ballet, creative movement, and tap in the Baltimore area since 1999.

 

Dana Martin

Ballet, Jazz, Modern

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Dana Martin

Dana Martin has been teaching, performing and choreographing in the Baltimore area for twenty years. She is currently a faculty member of the Department of Dance at Towson University. Dana was the Director of Upper School Dance at the Roland Park Country School and taught for the Towson University Children’s Dance Division Summer Camp. Dana earned her MA in Dance from New York University and subsequently studied and performed with Haynes Owens, Fred Mathews, Marcus Shulkind, The Consort Dance Ensemble, Leon Felder, Emily Frankel, Miller Dance Company, Frank Ashley Dance Company, and Gus Solomons Jr. In Baltimore, Dana has performed with many area companies including The Art of the Solo, The Naked Feet Dance Company, The Forrest Collection, Towson Ensemble Dancers, and Nancy Romita and The Moving Company. She also has performed works by Scott Rink, Peter Pucci, Art Bridgeman and Myrna Packard, Stuart Pimsler, Susan Mann and Vincent Thomas. Dana has choreographed for The Towson Ensemble Dancers, The Moving Company, Oldfields School Dance Company, and Towson University’s Children’s Dance Division Troupe and has collaborated with David Miller to create duets performed in the Baltimore area.

 

Melissa Mauldin

Introduction to Dance, Jazz

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Liz Miller

Hip Hop

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Liz Miller

Elizabeth Miller is a self-taught hip hop and contemporary dancer. Originally from Michigan, Liz has worked with various Maryland studios, ministries, and churches including the Bethany Lane Baptist Church in Ellicott City,Unchained Talent, a non-profit organization, which celebrates the arts through its after-school student program for inner-city, under privileged high school students, Tami Gee's Studio of Dance in Finksburg, Dance Foundations in Columbia, and the Mid-Maryland Performing Arts Center.

A graduate of Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan (B.S., 2006), Liz began dancing in her freshman year. There she founded a Hip Hop dance team that performed on campus and throughout the greater Grand Rapids area. She is particularly gratified that, through performance, her team helped bring Hip Hop to a wider audience and was able to show that the dance form can be a positive influence for performers and audience members alike.

Liz works with the HIS dance studio as stage manager, solo dancer and choreographer for a large scale dance/theatre production involving coordinating 400 kids. Through this organization, Liz was invited to work with the GEMS Girls' Club. She is one of two choreographers that choreographed and performed on their internationally-distributed DVDs. Liz also travels throughout the country to performing live for their worship tour. She continues to teach yearly at studios, choreographing annual Christmas/Easter pageants, talent show entries, competition pieces, and organizing flash mobs.

 

Kristen Myers

Hip Hop, Modern, Tap

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Kristen Myers

Kristen Myers is trained in jazz, tap, hip hop, ballet, lyrical, cheerleading and tumbling. She began dancing at the age of two in the Montgomery County area. She was a member of the Dawn Crafton Dance Center Passport Program and the Motion Mania Senior Dance Company. She has performed at various events throughout the Washington Metropolitan area, including the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade.

In 2008, she began competing in dance and cheerleading. She has been on competitive poms, hip hop and cheerleading teams. She has won numerous competitions, including national titles. Additionally, in 2011 she competed in The Cheerleading Worlds Championship held in Orlando, Florida.

As an undergraduate at the Ohio State University, she continued cheering in college and was a member of the Ohio State All-Girl Competitive Cheerleading Team. She also took classes through the Ohio State University Department of Dance, including modern and jazz.

After graduating with her B.S. in May of 2015, she moved back to Maryland in the Baltimore area. She is extremely excited to continue her passion for dance and cheerleading at The Moving Company Dance Center.

 

Erin Norton

Tap

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Mika Royster

Introduction to Dance, Jazz, Modern

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Mika Royster

Ms. Mika started dancing at the age of 8 with The Baltimore County Youth Ballet under the direction of Laura Dolid. She has performed various roles in productions such as The Nutcracker, Coppelia, A Midsummer Nights Dream, and Cinderella with The BCYB as both a corp and soloist performer. Mika graduated from The Carver Center for Arts and Technology in 2003 as a Dance major where she was a member of The Inertia Dance company. At The Community College of Baltimore County, Mika studied Ballet, Modern, and Afro Caribbean Dance and performed with the CCBC dance company. Ms. Mika apprenticed with The Clancy Works Dance Company under the direction of Adrienne Clancy in 2007 and has also performed with the Moving Company.

 

Shannon Shetler

Introduction to Dance, Tap, Jazz

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Laura Sipos

Piano Accompanist

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Laura Sipos

Laura is a native Baltimorean and lifelong pianist. She is a graduate of the Peabody Preparatory Institute and holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Baltimore. A piano accompanist in the Ballet classroom for the past 12 years, Laura has provided accompaniment at Towson University, Community College of Baltimore, and has been on faculty at the Moving Company Dance Center since its inception. In addition, she works part-time at McCormick & Company as a Sensory Descriptive Panelist. Enthusiast and upbeat, Laura thoroughly enjoys providing energy and support to the instructors and dancers at the Moving Company!

 

Brianna Sosnowski

Introduction to Dance, Hip Hop

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Patricia Statkiewicz

Modern, Ballet

Patricia Statkiewicz
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Patricia Statkiewicz

Patricia Statkiewicz recently graduated from Muhlenberg College with a B.A. in Dance and Business. While at Muhlenberg, she studied primarily with Karen Dearborn, Jeffrey Peterson, Megan Flynn, Shelley Oliver, and Teresa VanDenend Sorge. Throughout her time at Muhlenberg Tricia taught ballet, tap, jazz, and creative movement through the Muhlenberg Community Dance Center and after-school dance at Cleveland Elementary School. Other training includes Léon Dance Arts New York and The Moving Company Dance Center. She was fortunate to perform throughout her college career in a variety of guest artist, faculty, and student productions. In addition to teaching Modern Dance at The Moving Company, Tricia currently teaches dance in the middle school at Roland Park Country School.

 

Elizabeth Terschuur

Ballet and Modern

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