Alaina Pfeiffer began dancing at Dawn’s School of Dance in King William, Virginia, where she went on to teach beginning ballet and serve as president of the Student Dance Company. While attending Bridgewater College, Alaina served as captain and choreographer for the Bridgewater College Dance Team and founded the Lyrical Dance Ensemble. She has danced and taught at InMotion since 2006, and became the owner and director of the studio in 2011. Alaina received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Physics & Mathematics in 2010. Miss Alaina will be teaching ballet, lyrical, and jazz classes during the 2019-2020 season.
Julia Weisberg has been dancing for 15 years, 8 of those being competitively, at Studio Bleu Dance Center in Ashburn, VA. She is trained in acro, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, and ballet. She attends James Madison University studying Business and is Vice President of Dancing Dukes, a dance club on campus. In addition to dancing at a studio Julia was captain of her high school dance team and has performed at events such as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City and the iDance4aCure fundraiser/rally in Washington D.C. She is excited to be teaching Acro, Jazz, & HipHop during the 2019-2020 season!
At the age of three, Maddie Reuss was captured by the energy and expression of dance at a small studio in Pittsburgh, PA. As her passion for dance grew, she trained in ballet, pointe, jazz, contemporary, tap, hip hop, and more. In fifth grade, Maddie joined a dance company that allowed her to compete, attend conventions and master classes, and perform for different causes in her hometown. Throughout high school, Maddie became an assistant, choreographer, and sub at her home studio and began her own training program for young dancers. Currently, Maddie is a sophomore studying Business and Dance at JMU and will be teaching ballet and tap during the 2019-2020 season!
Madelyn Baldwin has been dancing for 16 years, and she is originally from TwinkleToes Performing Arts Company, a local studio in Virginia Beach, VA. She is trained in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, musical theatre, and modern. As she became more inspired by the world of movement and creative energy, she also became a dance captain and head choreographer for theatrical productions in high school. Most recently, her adventures have taken her to Moscow, Russia, where she taught dance at orphanages and summer camps. Madelyn is a sophomore at James Madison University, where she is studying Dance and Social Work. In the 2019-2020 season, Madelyn will be teaching tap, ballet, and pointe!
Miss Rebecca started dancing when she was two years old in Pembroke Pines, Florida. While her father was in the military, she moved often and continued her training in Chesterfield County, VA. She finished her competitive dance career at J’adore DANCE, under the direction of Lauren Gareau. Rebecca was trained in ballet, pointe, contemporary, jazz, tap and hip hop. She was a dance major at Thomas Dale High School in the Specialty Center Dance Company under the direction of Ilana Puglia, where she was trained in modern, choreography and dance education. Through her high school years, she was a member and captain of her high school dance team and color guard. Rebecca is currently a junior at James Madison University majoring in Sports & Recreation Management. She will be teaching ballet, lyrical, & jazz during the 2019-2020 season.
Rebecca Schanmier has been dancing since the age of 3, following in the steps of her mother and older sister. Throughout middle and high school, she competed in dance competitions in Northern Virginia and other parts of the East Coast. She has trained primarily in contemporary, ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, and hip-hop. Rebecca is currently a junior at James Madison University studying Elementary Education. She is also part of Madison Dance Club, where she is secretary for the club and is on the contemporary and hip-hop teams. Rebecca will be teaching lyrical, ballet, and tap for the 2019-2020 season!
Miss Gail is likely the friendly face you’ll see in the InMotion lobby while other staff are teaching our fabulous dancers! She was captain of the drill team at Turner Ashby High School, a drill team member at Shepherd College, and began taking ballet classes in 2004. She regularly participates in adult ballet classes and recently found a new joy in tap dancing! If you catch her during a lull in duties, young dancers and siblings can enjoy storytime with her! Her official roles at InMotion include: Front Desk Management, Studio Grandma, Costume Captain, SetMaster, Prop Proprietor, SuperSeamstress, Housekeeping & Maintenance Departments, and Keeper of the Glitter!