Dynamic Movements, a dance studio in Northern Suffolk 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 Village. 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 judged 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 nurturing yet structured environment where they can grow to become professional performers.

Lacey Klose, Assistant Director/Dance 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.

Katie Inman, Dance Team Director/Dance Instructor

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.

Michelle Hendrickson, Office Manager/Dance & Barre Instructor

Michelle Hendrickson completed her classical ballet training in the professional division of The School of Cleveland Ballet under Artistic Director Dennis Nahat, renowned ballet master Daniel Job, and Nicole Sowinska.  She studied and explored the artistry of modern dance with dancer/choreographer/director Tom Evert at The Tom Evert Dance Company. She studied tap, jazz and Cecchetti ballet methodology with Jan Martin at Les Beaucaires Dance Studio in Ohio. Michelle’s performance history includes roles with The Cleveland Ballet, BalletMet, numerous group and featured soloist routines in local shows, as well as several showcased modern and character dance roles in college theatre productions.  Michelle has taught dance and gymnastics for more than a decade, directed multiple recital productions at local dance studios and has created award winning choreography. Michelle teaches Pre-Kindergarten at Aldersgate KinderPrep in Chesapeake and holds a degree in Early Childhood Development.  She is CPR/AED/First Aid Certified.  Michelle is a certified American Barre Technique instructor.

Kirsten Winslow, Dance Instructor

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.

Shomaree Potter, Ballet Director

Shomaree Potter, a native of Norfolk, VA began training as a scholarship student at the Tidewater Ballet Association before attending the Governor’s School for the Arts, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School, and School of American Ballet as a scholarship student. Upon completion of training, Shomaree has performed several works by George Balanchine, Geoffrey Holder and Marius Petipa with such companies as Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and Dance Theatre of Harlem.

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.

Jamey Dilley, Dance Instructor

With over 30 years of dance experience, Jamey Dilley has traveled the world as a professional dancer and choreographer. He studied dance at Virginia Intermont College on a full scholarship and trained at Broadway Dance Center, Nevada Ballet and Tampa Ballet. Some of Jay’s extensive performing credits include his role in the original cast of the Broadway hit “Mamma Mia” in Las Vegas. He had a role as the dance captain and lead dancer for “Triumph,” which was created by Chet Walker the creator of Fosse on Broadway and he was the lead dancer and dance captain at Rio’s “Show in the Sky” in Las Vegas. Jay also adds the roles featured dancer/singer and dance captain at Busch Gardens Florida and Busch Gardens Virginia to his resume and he was an Equity performer at Walt Disney World. He served as dance captain for Cirque ‘s Allure Call of The Ocean and had that same title while working for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Holland America Cruise Lines and Princess Cruise Lines. Jamey was a part of Cedar Points Live Entertainment as one of the Entertainment Supervisors, Casting and Choreographers. Jamey’s choreographer credits include Cedar Point Live Entertainment main stage show, Real Vegas Show Girls, Holland America Cruise Christmas Show, the Las Vegas Legend Girls professional soccer cheerleaders Las Vegas’ Goddess arena football cheerleaders, University of South Florida dance team the Sun Dolls, and was the director and choreographer for the Mrs. U.S.A. pageant. His choreography also has appeared on ESPN, Fox and ABC. Jamey is known for his award-winning choreography for competitions teams and has been seen all over the USA and Canada as a Master Class teacher. Jamey was the Head of Performing Arts Department at SLAM Charter School in Tampa Florida and was the competition director for a few dance studios in the Las Vegas and Florida area. Jamey also works as judge and master class teacher for Groove, Believe and DanceXplosion.

Schuyler Dickens, Dance Instructor

Schuyler is both an enthusiastic and a dedicted dance instructor. She adores teaching children the art and love of dance. Schuyler has obtained her BA Dance Degree at ODU and has also studied Dance at Virgina Commonwealth Universtiy, she began her dance training at a young age at various studios in the area including Denise Walls Energy. She has over 10 years of Elite/competition dancer training both as a dancer herself and as an instrutor. She has had the pleasure of running dance programs and teaching in the area at Elevate Performing Arts, Childen’s Place Academy, Epic Cheer and Dance, Blue Ribbon Results, Toe2Toe Dance and Wellness, and Art of Dance Academy!!!!

McKenzie Cobb, Dance Instructor

McKenzie Cobb started dancing at Bright Lights in Chesapeake, VA at the age of three and joined the Dynamic Movements dance family at the age of five.  She joined their national award winning competition dance team at the age of eleven and continued until her graduation in 2016.  She was accepted into the Governor’s School of Performing Arts (GSA) as a high school freshman.  While attending GSA, she studied multiple dance styles including various ballet and modern techniques, pointe, jazz, etc.  She has participated in master classes from many seasoned professionals studying varying styles of dance.  McKenzie performed in The Richmond Ballet’s adaptation of The Nutcracker for two consecutive years.

McKenzie began working with children as a student assistant with Dynamic Movements at the age of 13.  After graduating high school, she officially joined their teaching faculty.  She is also a teacher’s assistant at Aldersgate Kinder prep in Chesapeake, VA.  She is CPR and AED certified and also holds a certification from Acrobatic Arts.

Guest Instructor, Helen Gault, Ballet 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 AmoreCoppeliaCinderella, 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.