Dynamic Movements, a dance studio in Northern Suffolk and Smithfield Virginia, strives to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals by inspiring a healthy state of mind and body through the teaching of performing arts.
Kristen Holland Burgess, Director
Kristen acquired a B.A. in Business Psychology from Christopher Newport University while studying dance at Old Dominion University. She has taught dance in the local area for over 15 years at various studios. While attending CNU/ ODU Kristen was a member of the performing dance team, and she was given the opportunity to choreograph dance portions for area productions such as Dickens Christmas Villiage. She has also participated in various dance conventions and competitions on the East coast. Kristen has developed award winning choreography. Her choreography has won Best Talent in national pageants and Most Entertaining at Dance Competitions. Kristen has also co-directed and Juged for a dance competition. Her students have gone on to receive full scholarships for dance to colleges such as VCU and U Arts in Philadelphia. As a certified group exercise instructor/Pilates instructor through the Red Cross and the YMCA, she is certified in CPR and AED. Kristen created Dynamic Movements to offer local children, teens, and adults an opportunity to develop their talents in a nuturing yet structured enviorment where they can grow to become professional performers.
Katie Inman, Dance Team Director
Katie has a BFA in illustration from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. She began taking dance when she was very young even performing in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with Donny Osmond. Throughout high school and college she continued her training in LA and NY with some of the top dancers and choreographers in the country. Katie has over 10 years of teaching experience at many top ranked studios in both MI and VA specializing in Tap, Jazz and Hip-Hop. She has won numerous special awards including, best choreography, most entertaining and top overall score at various local and national competitions. Her students have made appearances on Good Morning America, Showtime at the Apollo and Disney. Most recently you may have seen her choreography in the 2008, 2009 Miss Virginia Pageants. Katie is excited to share her love of dance and choreography with the students at Dynamic Movements.
Lacey Tuttle, Office Manager/Instructor
Lacey graduated with her associates degree of applied Science in accounting from Tidewater Community College. She was a proud member of our own Dynamic Movements Dance Team. She competed in solo and group divisions winning many platinum awards as well as earning the champion of the day title. She has also performed in various productions in the area and at the Orange Bowl Half Time show in Florida. In her spare time she expands her dance knowledge by taking local workshops taught by the area’s best! Her Choreography has won special recognition and Highest Score of the Day. Lacey enjoys sharing her love of dance and her knowledge with her students here at DM.
Jennifer Buchheit, Dance Instructor
Jennifer was a resident of Hampton Roads, Virginia when she started dancing at the age of three with The Virginia Ballet Theatre and Eva May Morris School of Dance. In high school she continued her training with the Governors School for the Arts, performing roles in many ballets including Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty. Mrs. Buchheit holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance from Old Dominion University, where she was a recipient of the Eva May Morris Gregory dance scholarship. She has performed with many modern dance companies including Second Wind Dance Company, The Phillip Deal Dance Project, and Todd Rosenlieb Dance. After moving to San Antonio, Jennifer was a company member with Ballet San Antonio, Alamo Arts Ballet and San Antonio Jazz Ensemble. She had the honor of teaching for ballet schools in the San Antonio area, as well as performing in various productions, including “The Nutcracker” where she had the privilege of performing the role of Clara, and as a principal dancer in “The Passion of Dance”. Before moving back to Hampton Roads, Jennifer served as Ballet Director for Insight Dance Ensemble, Assistant Director for Move & Groove Dance and Ballet Director for Trilogy Dance Center. Jennifer has danced and choreographed along the east coast from Virginia to New York as well as San Antonio. Her work has been featured in many concerts and competitions, winning numerous awards. Currently Mrs. Buchheit is teaching at Dynamic Movements School of Performing Arts, Todd Rosenlieb Dance Center and the Governors School for the Arts.
Jacob Spallino, Dance Instructor
Jacob has a degree, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. He is also a graduate from the Governors School for the arts in Norfolk. While in college Jacob’s pieces were selected for the senior showcase and while at the Governors School, his pieces were selected to perform at the ODU Theater performance. Jacob’s own performances has won him several awards such as Top Elite Soloist and Highest Score of the Day. He has had the pleasure of performing at the Half Time Show at the Orange Bowl as well as on a Carnival Cruise ship performance. His Choreography has also won many awards and special recognition in competitions all over the East Coast. Jacob’s classes are high energy and challenging. He enjoys sharing his experiences with our students here at DM.
Michelle Hendricson, Dance Instructor
Michelle Hendrickson’s ballet training was completed in the professional division at Dennis Nahat’s The School of Cleveland Ballet under the legendary partnership of internationally renowned ballet master Daniel Job and Nicole Sowinska. While there, she studied and explored the artistry of modern dance with dancer/choreographer/director Tom Evert. Her tap and jazz education was directed by Jan Martin of Les Beaucaires’ Dance Studio who also instructed her in the Cecchetti method of ballet. Michelle’s performance history includes roles with The Cleveland Ballet, BalletMet, numerous group and featured soloist routines in local shows, as well as several modern and character dance roles in college theatre productions. Michelle choreographed and directed multiple recital productions at Triple T Sports Center where she, as head dance instructor, taught ballet, tap, and beginning gymnastics. Michelle teaches PK-3 at St. Andrew Preschool, holds an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Development, and is CPR certified.
Laura Vanderslice, Dance Instructor
Laura holds a Bachelor of Science in Dance Education and Master of Business Administration, carrying a collegiate license to teach Dance and Dance History in both private and public school settings. Throughout her dance career, she has had the opportunity to travel, perform, educate and choreograph across the nation. She represented the Mid-Atlantic region receiving the nomination for the ACDFA/Dance Magazine’s “Outstanding Performer” Award. As a dancer, her contracted venues and guest artist performances include: Walt Disney World, Sea World, The Attucks Theater, The Manhattan Theater, The Alabama Theater, Virginia Tech University, Carnival Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, The American College Dance Festival, Chrysler Hall, and The Kennedy Center. As an educator, Laura’s students have received numerous titles and scholarships on both regional and national levels. Many are now either performing with major companies and organizations or continuing their performing arts training at Universities and Dance Conservatories. Laura’s affiliations include Dance Teachers Association of Virginia and Dance Masters of America. Laura continues to train as an educator, attending numerous festivals, workshops, and conventions. Her mission is to spread dance knowledge with an appreciation of all movement forms.
Kirsten Winslow, Dance Teacher/Choreographer/ Licensed Cosmetologist
Kirsten Winslow started dancing at Maureen’s School of Dance in Chesapeake, VA at the age of two. She started competing on the national dance team at age five – seven years old and then continued on the Fusion Dance Team at eight years old tip she was ten. AT eleven years old she transferred to Dynamic Movements School of Performing Arts until the end of her graduating year in 2014. Now she is currently employed with DM. She has been studying the art of dance and performing arts for 19 years. When dancing on national award winning dance teams for 13 years, she competed in solo, duet, trio and group divisions. Winning many diamond, platinum and 1st place awards including several scholarships to “Broadway Dance Center” in New York (classes with Shelia Baker, Frank Hatchett(2004) and many more) and the “2014 Summer in L.A Performance Intensive” week with Be Discovered in L.A to work with top choreographers around the world. (Mihran Kirakosian, and STIXX the choreographer) Also, has taken classes at “The Edge” located in Los Angeles, CA with SO You Think You Can Dance’s Rudy Abreu and Sonya Tayeh. Kirsten has Performed in L.A’s 2014 Carnival “Choreographers Ball”. She has also performed in various productions/events with Suffolk/Smithfield/ Isle of Wight County/Hampton Roads area such as the Peanut Fest, Isle of Wight County Fair and several Christmas parades. In her spare time she expands her knowledge by taking local/ national workshops and conventions taught by well-known dance professionals/choreographers. (Ade Obayomi, Mark Goodman and Blake McGrath)
Dalia Salary, Dance Instructor
Dalia Salary began dancing at the age of three years old at The Academy of Dance and Gymnastics in Newport News, VA. Dalia started competing at the age of 5 and continued to do so at the Academy of Dance and Gymnastics until 2005. At the age of 9, Dalia moved to Denise Wall’s Dance Energy in Virginia Beach, VA where she continued training and resumed competitive dancing until her graduation in 2014. Over the course of her dance career, Dalia trained with master teachers such as Travis Wall, Jason Parsons, Ivan Koumaev, Anthony Morigerato, and many other esteemed dancers and choreographers. In 2013, Dalia was privileged to be a featured dancer on the Hampton Roads Show. In 2014, Dalia was also privileged to feature in a Liberty Tax commercial filmed in Times Square. Dalia has had the opportunity to participate in many nationals as an elite dancer as well as performed on stages such as the Hammerstein in New York City. Dalia became an Assistant Teacher in 2012 and has enjoyed teaching students dance since then. Her mission is to inspire and educate young dancers from all walks of life on the beauty and intricacies of the art of dance.
Richard Corbin, Dance Instructor & Tumbling Coach
Richard Corbin is a dance teacher and tumbling coach who began training at the age of 12 through the local Parks and Recreation program. He proved to be a natural and left for a much larger facility in a neighboring city called Gymnastics World. There he was taught tumbling as well as the various apparatus required in men’s gymnastics. At the age of 19 he auditioned as a dancer for Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Richard impressed the choreographer with his acrobatic talents and ability to pick up choreography. He was hired a costume character and took advantage of the free dance and gymnastics classes offered by the park. Richard then went on to work for three season at the Busch Gardens performing as a dancer. This ultimately led to him auditioning for PGT Entertainment through which he performed as a dancer and acrobatics specialist on some of the world’s most luxurious cruise ships. Richard now teaches dance and acrobatics at Golden Slippers and The Academy of Dance and Gymnastics, he is excited to share is knowledge with the students at Dynamic Movements!
Shomaree Potter, Dance Instructor
A native of Norfolk, Virginia, Shomaree Potter began classically training at the former Tidewater Ballet under the direction of Glenn White at the age of 11. Since then Shomaree has been awarded scholarships to American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Houston Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Pacific Northwest, and the School of American Ballet where he studied for three summers. He has had the pleasure and opportunity to dance professionally with several ballet companies including the Dance Theatre of Harlem. Shomaree has danced roles in several of George Balanchines ballets among them Serenade, Allegro Brilliante, Jewels, Square Dance, and The Four Temperaments and has also danced works by Geoffrey Holder such as Dougla, Firebird, and Banda. In his career Shomaree has had the honor to study under such ballets greats as Peter Martins Patricia Wilde Michael Baryshnikov David Holladay and Arthur Mitchell to name a few. He strives to pass the love and respect of the art form to others the way it was passed to him.
Helen Gault, Workshop Instructor
Originally from Williamsburg, Ms. Helen began her training at age three with the Chamber Ballet. She later trained at the Eastern Virginia School for the Performing Arts. She spent several summers studying at the Joffrey Ballet in New York City and was chosen to participate in programs at the Virginia School of the Arts, North Carolina Dance Theatre and The Dance Theatre of Williamsburg which was her first professional appearance. In 2003, Ms. Helen joined the Virginia Ballet Theatre Company where she danced in roles such as Waltz Girl in Balanchine’s Serenade, Dream Clara in The Nutcracker and both the Firebird and the Princess of Immortal Beauty in Firebird. Further pieces in her repertoire include Rachmaninoff Divertissements, Lew Christensen’s Con Amore, Coppelia, Cinderella, and The Twelve Dancing Princesses. For many years Ms. Helen graced the stage as BVI’s resident ballerina, performing roles such as Princess Aurora in Sleeping Beauty, Alice in Alice in Wonderland and Dream Clara in The Nutcracker.
Camilla Smigo, Dance Instructor
Camilla Smigo is originally from the eastern shore of Maryland, and received her foundation training in ballet, pointe, modern, tap, and jazz with The Mid Shore Dance Academy where she is now an instructor, and student company director. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2015 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance with a concentration in Choreography. While attending UNCG, she was President of Prime Movers, the student dance organization, and had the privilege of choreographing and performing pieces for students and faculty. While in Greensboro, she was a Guest Artist and Audition Adjudicator for the Burlington Academy of Dance and Arts. She has performed at the American College Dance Festival Association with the AACC Dance Company, where she started her college dance training. She brings five years of teaching experience in various styles, and is thrilled to share her own training and passion for dance with the students of Dynamic Movements.
Lauren Sinclair, Workshop Instructor
Lauren Sinclair is a graduate of the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington D.C., an international residential training program for dancers. During her three years there, she studied under Alla Sisova, Ludmila Morkovina and Nikolai Morozov. She attended summer programs at American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, Orlando Ballet, and Ballet Austin. Lauren was a trainee with Ballet Austin before returning to the local area to dance with Virginia Ballet Theatre (VBT) in 2003. Her professional performances include The Nutcracker, Flower Festival in Genzano, Con Amore, Serenade, Allegro Brilliante, Raymonda, Spiritual to Gospel, Dracula, Appalachian Spring, Il Distratto, Carnival of the Animals, Irish Ode, Coppélia, and Cinderella. Lauren received her Bachelor degree from Old Dominion University in Communication and Psychology. She is also a Registered Yoga Teacher and a Certified Pilates Mat instructor. Lauren is currently dancing professionally with TR Dance Company and Elbert Watson Dance Company. In addition to performing, she teaches dance at TR Dance and at Governor’s School for the Arts.
Thomas Hanner, Workshop Instructor