Staff

2017-2018 Staff:

Miss Alaina
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, jazz, and lyrical classes during the 2017-2018 season.

Miss Alisa
Alisa Kish began dancing at the age of four at Dawn’s School of Dance in King William, Virginia. She was a part of Oh Night Divine, the Competitive Dance Team, and the Student Dance Company where she served as President for one year. In addition, she has performed on CBS 6 News, in the Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando, Florida and the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C. Alisa was also a tap teacher her senior year and a pre-school ballet teacher’s assistant her junior and senior year. Alisa is now studying Special Education at JMU. She will be teaching jazz and tap during the 2017-2018 season.

Miss Anna
Anna Talbot has taught the summer camps and regular classes the past two years at the InMotion studio. She also has also taught recreational gymnastics at the Elkton Area Community Center for the past five years.  Anna is a Junior at JMU majoring in International Affairs with a concentration in Russian. Miss Anna will be teaching Acrobatics for the 2017-2018 season.

Miss Caroline
Caroline Ross began dancing at the age of three at Encore Dance Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia. After several years of competition dancing and traveling, she switched to a more concentrated studio called Ballet Virginia International where she trained in ballet, pointe, and modern technique. She has performed various roles in the Nutcracker 8 years in a row, as well as in shows such as the Alice in Wonderland, Sleeping Beauty, 12 Dancing Princesses, and much more. Now, as a junior at JMU, she is studying Health Sciences with a pre-occupational therapy concentration with hopes to somehow incorporate dance into her work. She will be teaching ballet this year at InMotion!

Miss Elayna
Elayna Cross has been dancing since the age of two at Gotta Dance in New Jersey, where she studied ballet, tap, jazz, modern, contemporary, and hip hop. She has been a member of various companies within the studio including The Dynamite Dance Team, an auditioned summer dance team that performs at various locations including Ellis Island, Hershey Park and many more locations. In addition she was a member of the Showstoppers Dance Company, the elite auditioned company at the studio that is featured in all 15 recitals, Elayna has also held lead roles through this company. She has been a teacher’s assistant and a substitute teacher at the studio for the past few years. Elayna is now studying Special Education at James Madison University.  She will be teaching ballet, tap, and musical theater during the 2017-2018 season.

Miss Hannah
Hannah Kingston started dancing at age 5 at Ronnie McLaughlin Dance Studio is Merchantville, New Jersey. She trained with them for nine years in tap and jazz, beginning to dance at InMotion in 2006 after her family relocated to Virginia. Since then, Hannah has added ballet, hip hop and modern to her list of preferred styles. Hannah served as a teacher’s assistant and substitute under Courtney Wilson from 2006 to 2009, before becoming an instructor in 2009. Hannah will be teaching tap, jazz, and hiphop classes during the 2017-2018 as well as DanceStars.

 

Miss Rebecca

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 sophomore at James Madison University majoring in education with minors in dance and business. Miss Rebecca is thrilled to teach ballet and lyrical in the 2017-2018 season and is excited to get to know the students of InMotion!

Miss Gail
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!