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 and pointe classes during the 2022-2023 season.
Miss Ashawrie started dancing at age 5. She has experience in modern, jazz, ballet, lyrical, contemporary, and hip hop. She grew up praise dancing in various churches in Virginia. At her current church in Harrisonburg, Virginia she is the head of the children’s dance ministry. She is currently teaching dancers how to use their bodies as a form of worship through creative dance and empowerment. She graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance. In the 2022-2023 season, she will be teaching Jazz, Hip Hop, Adult Explore, Ballet and co-leading TLJ and Perform alongside Miss Alaina. Miss Ashawrie started dancing at age 5. She grew up praise dancing in various churches in Virginia. At her current church in Harrisonburg, Virginia she is the head of the children’s dance ministry. She is currently teaching young girls how to use their bodies as a form of worship through creative dance and empowerment. She graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance.
Miss Bri started dancing at age 3 at Linda’s Ballet Workshop in Woodbridge, VA, studying ballet, tap, jazz, modern, lyrical, and hiphop. Outside dance, she choreographed for her high school musicals. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in Mass Communications.
Christiana Hodges has been dancing for 17 years. She trained in ballet, pointe, contemporary, jazz, tap, acro, and hip hop at Encore Studio in Midlothian, VA where she fell in love with technique and performance. She was on Encore Studio’s competition team called “The Collaborative” for over 10 years where she got to work with world renowned choreographers and compete along the east coast. In 2014, she began training in the Specialty Center Dance Company (SCDC) at Thomas Dale High School under the direction of Ilana Puglia. There she trained in modern and ballet, along with being educated on the anatomy of a dancer and dance history. Through SCDC she traveled to New York and Los Angeles, California where she got to take classes at Millenium Dance Complex, The Edge, and Disney World. SCDC is also where she became inspired by creative movement and realized her true passion is choreography and teaching. Christiana’s other highschool highlights were dancing in the School Musical each year and dancing on Thomas Dales dance team as a Knightette. Christiana is currently a Junior at James Madison University, where she is studying Dance and Psychology in the hopes of spreading mental health awareness through dance. She is also a member of Madison Dance Club’s contemporary team. Miss Christiana will be teaching ballet, lyrical and jazz during the 2022-2023 season.
Kaytlyn Cauley has been dancing for 11 years. She began dancing at Terry’s School of Dance and Gymnastics in Alexandria, VA where she trained in ballet, contemporary, jazz, hip hop, and tap. She was on their competitive team for 6 years. She was also on the West Potomac High School varsity dance team for 4 years, where she then trained in pom, jazz, and hip hop. Her team performed at football and basketball games, as well as competed in UDA Nationals every year in Orlando Florida. Kaytlyn decided to continue her love of performing by dancing in the Alexandria Community Nutcracker for 4 years, joining Regality Dance Company for 2 years, and Artspire VA for 4 years. She had the opportunity to take classes at Millenium Dance Complex in Los Angeles, and to attend many dance conventions along the East Coast to learn a variety of styles from many incredible choreographers. She discovered that she also had a passion for teaching dance as well. She taught classes and choreographed for students at Terry’s School of Dance as well as dance camps for her high school dance team. Kaytlyn is currently a student at James Madison University and is a member of the Madison Dance Club. Kaytlyn will be teaching ballet, jazz, and acro during the 2022-2023 season!
Miss Megan has 16 years of dance experience in ballet, contemporary, jazz, and modern dance styles. She trained at Ashburn Academy of Dance growing up, where she served as the ambassador for their special education dance program called Darby’s Dancers. She was a member of the Ballet Theatre of Ashburn from 2013-2021 where she danced leading roles such as Snow White in Snow White, Sugarplum Fairy and Clara in the Nutcracker, The Wiz in The Wizard of Oz, and Alice in Alice in Wonderland. She was a member of Edge Contemporary Dance Company from 2013-2021 and went on to choreograph pieces for the company in 2022. She has worked with choreographers such as Rasta Thomas, Grace Buckley, Courtney Thurston, Jose Soto, and Richard Smith. During her studio training, she was a teachers assistant and intern as part of the capstone program. She is currently a student in JMU’s dance program as a dance minor. She will be teaching lyrical, ballet, and pointe for the 2022-2023 season.
Pilar Jones started dancing at InMotion at the age of 11 and started with only taking musical theater. Over the years she has grown to love all styles ballet, jazz, tap, hiphop you name it. She has spread her love for dance through musicals she performed at Broadway High School where she was dance captain for two years. Since she was 15 Pilar has been assisting classes and by 16 she was teaching her first class. Pilar is a second year in Massanutten Technical Centers LPN program and plans to continue nursing in the future. In the 2022-2023 season she will be teaching musical theater along with Miss Tiernan.
Reagan Stone started dancing at age 6, taking ballet, tap, and Irish step at the Harrisonburg Rec Center. At age 9 she started dancing with InMotion. Over the years Reagan’s love for dance has grown as she has trained in Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical, Jazz, and Hip Hop. Outside the studio, she spread her love of dance by being the dance captain and performing in musicals at Spotswood High School and being part of the color guard. Since she was 13, Reagan has assisted in various pre-ballet and beginning ballet classes and taught a class her senior year of high school. Reagan is a sophomore at Eastern Mennonite University and is studying to become a nurse. In the 2022-2023 season, she will be teaching Ballet & Pointe.
Sam Shapiro has been dancing for 20 years. Her dance journey began at a competition studio in northern NJ, where she trained in ballet, pointe, lyrical, jazz, musical theatre, contemporary, and tap. In addition to competing and participating in convention master classes, Sam attended the New Jersey School of Ballet as well as Broadway Dance Center in Manhattan. Summers at Brant Lake Dance Camp provided her with the opportunity to gain experience in choreographing original pieces. Sam is currently a Senior at James Madison University studying Justice Studies and Sociology. She is teaching ballet, tap, and lyrical this year!
Tiernan has been expressing her love for dancing for about 10 years, and started at InMotion when she was 11. After a couple years taking only jazz and hip hop, Tiernan branched out and decided to take all styles (excluding tap) and has loved every second of it. This is her first year teaching, and she will be taking a gap year after graduating high school a year early. Tiernan will be teaching Musical Theatre this year, alongside Miss Pilar, her good friend.
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!