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.

Dalia Salary, Assistant Dance Team Director/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.

McKenzie Cobb, Performance Team Director/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.

Jamey Dilley, Performance Team Assistant Director/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.

Michelle Hendrickson, Office Manager

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.

Blake Roeder, Dance Instructor

Blake is the son of Ann Catherine Cross, and has been dancing his whole life. In his youth, he studied at ACCSD, Richmond Ballet, and Virginia School of the Arts Summer Program. He holds a BFA in Contemporary Dance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts as well as an MFA in Dance from Hollins University. He has also studied at New York University, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Danceworks Berlin, The Palucca University of Dance Dresden, as well as apprenticeships with The Semperoper Ballet Dresden and The Forsythe Company. He is the co-founder of We Are Artists, and has been producing independent choreographic and performance art projects since 2006.

Sharah Goff, Dance Instructor

From Saginaw, Michigan, Sharah began her formal ballet training at age 16 at the Flint Institute of Music under the direction of Karen Mills Jennings. In 2015, she was offered a full scholarship as a trainee with Collage Dance Collective. Sharah went on to receive a scholarship to train at the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. During her two years at CPYB, Sharah trained under the tutelage of Marcia Dale Weary, Alicia Good-Boresow, Darla Hoover, Melinda Howe, Amanda Edge, and many other highly acclaimed ballet instructors. She furthered her dance training by attending various summer intensives including Bolshoi Ballet NY, Ad Deum Dance Company, and Zion Dance Project. Sharah joined Ballet Hartford in 2019 and was promoted to company artist in 2021. Her repertoire includes Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, Alan Hineline’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The Sleeping Beauty, and a Mid-Summer Night’s Dream as well as various original works choreographed by Kevin Iega Jeff, Andrea Long, Darell Moultrie, Joshua Manculich, Caleb Mitchell, Kevin Jenkins, and NYC ballet’s Silas Farley and Gilbert Bolden III.

Benjamin Belhumeur, Dance Instructor

Benjamin is the owner and creator of The Belhumeur Collective. The Belhumeur Collective was created to combine Belhumeur Choreography, Belhumeur Photography, graphic design, and music editing all under one roof. Along with The Belhumeur Collective, Benjamin is also the creator and Artistic Director of Elite by Ben and Release the Fire Dance Convention. Benjamin has had his award-winning choreography featured at numerous studios and schools across multiple states, as well as internationally in Canada. Benjamin is currently an instructor and choreographer for Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Point Park University International Summer Dance, Epic Dance Convention and Competition, as well as many local dance studios. Benjamin is also a regional and national judge for a variety of competitions. Benjamin has worked with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines as a Dance Captain as well as a Director and Choreographer. He was also a resident artist at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School, and has had the privilege of teaching for the National High School Dance Festival. During his training, he attended local dance studios as well as Point Park University, La Roche College, and Pittsburgh Ballet Theater. He also attended summer programs to work with companies such as The American Ballet Theater, North Carolina Dance Theater, and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. He has had the opportunity to work with and perform works by Kiesha Lalama, Doug Bentz, Trye McIntyre, Bill T. Jones, Kevin Iega Jeff and more. Ban had the honor of performing and assisting in the re-staging of Torque by Kiesha Lalama for the Jazz Dance World Congress. Benjamin received his Associates degree in dance and dance education from the Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) during his senior year of high school at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School. After graduating from high school and CCBC in the same year, he attended Point Park University, where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in dance with a concentration in Jazz. Benjamin also attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh for his Bachelors in Photography.

Taylor Jeffries, Office Attendant/Dance Instructor

Taylor was a proud member of the national award winning Dynamic Movements Dance Team for 12 years. Beginning at age 13, Taylor was a part of our student assistant program where she worked side by side with our instructors in the class room. She went on to acquire a B.A. in Dance with a minor in exercise science from Old Dominion University.  While At ODU, she was vice president of the dance association and she received the Amanda Kinzer scholarship in dance, Marilyn S. Melchor performing arts award scholarship, and the Eva May Morris dance scholarship. While earning her B.A. in Dance, Taylor had the privilege to perform in multiple shows through the University Dance Theater, the neon festival, the Barry Arts Museum exhibition “Alchemy”, as well as for the American College Dance Festival’s gala. She then went on to acquire an Associate of Applied Science degree from Riverside College of Health Careers and is currently a licensed physical therapist assistant. Taylor is excited to share her love of dance as well as her knowledge of anatomy, kinesiology, and injury prevention with her students. She currently has a basic life support certification for adults, children and infants.

Jackson Kettle, Ballet Instructor

Jackson began his ballet studies under the direction of Andrew Guilfoil in Clearwater, Florida at the age of 11. In high school, he moved to Tampa where he continued his training at Howard W. Blake High School’s dance program and at Next Generation Ballet at the Patel Conservatory. After graduation, Jackson accepted a full-merit scholarship from Jacksonville University where he earned a BFA in Dance. While a student at JU, he performed original works by Jennifer Archibald, Stephanie Martinez, and Jennifer Muller and represented the University in Shanghai, China. After college, Jackson began his professional career as a soloist with the Ballet Theatre of Maryland. During his three seasons with BTM, he rose to the rank of principal dancer and performed roles in Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream as well as the male lead in Aladdin, Snow White, and The Nutcracker. During his time at Ballet Virginia, he has performed various works by Lydia Roberts Coco as well as principal roles in the Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty.

Guest Instructor, Lauren Sinclair, Ballet Instructor

Lauren Sinclair began her ballet training with Sandra Balestracci in Williamsburg, VA. Lauren is a graduate of the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, DC where she trained under the tutelage of Alla Sizova, Nikolai Morozov, and Ludmila Morkovina. During her ten year professional dance career, Lauren performed with Ballet Austin, Virginia Ballet Theatre, Todd Rosenlieb Dance, and Elbert Watson Dance Company. Her performances included roles in Serenade, Allegro Brillante, Cinderella, Coppélia, Nutcracker, and many other classical and contemporary works. She has a BS in Communication from Old Dominion University and is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 500) and Certified Pilates Mat instructor. Lauren strives to create a supportive environment for all her students, so they can learn and grow to their maximum potential without a fear of failure. She has a passion for the mental health of dancers and is a Mental Wellness Certified Dance Educator through Danscend. She is also trained in the following programs: Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT), SugarFoot Therapy (SFT) Injury Prevention for Dancers, and Flexistretcher (FLX). Lauren has been on the faculty of The Governor’s School for the Arts since 2012, teaching for the Dance, Musical Theatre, and Vocal Music Departments and has choreographed for Dance and Vocal Music. Lauren joined ODU as an Adjunct Instructor in 2020. She teaches Master Classes in the Hampton Roads area and for the Regional High School Dance Festival.