Blythe | Clarissa | Crystal  | Emily | Ivonne | Jan
Jule | Katie | Lisa J. | Melissa | Michie |  Nicole
 RamiroShannon | Suzi | TamraTheresa 
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Jule Aguirre,
M.Ed., LPC, NCC

Nia™, Nia 5 Stages

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Jule's website
Jule Aguirre, M.Ed., LPC, NCC, is a member of the International Nia Training Faculty as a Nia 1st Degree Black Belt Somatic Educator and Trainer, who has been moving body-mind integrators, urban athletes and adventurers in wellness since 1985! As a licensed and nationally certified psychotherapist facilitating personal growth and life transformation, Jule's gift is being able to integrate the wisdom of Nia with her counseling techniques to form an integrative, therapeutic program of wellness, self-actualization, personal power, personal growth and healing.

Named by ORIGIN.magazine as one of the nation’s TOP “Leaders Who Inspire” (issue 12), Jule has the education, training and experience to help integrative wellness seekers masterfully craft their purpose and potential, activating their unique gifts and empowering them to fully 'plug IN' to joy, conscious awareness, freedom, creativity, integration of all parts of the self and mastery of their body and life!

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Jule prolifically presents her work of holistic movement and integrative psychotherapy worldwide, through her mind-body integrative wellness practice, where she powerfully holds the space for others to master this life-transforming work through her trainings, classes, workshops, and private sessions. Whether you are new to movement or a seasoned mover and shaker, you'll have FUN!

Jule is a MoveStudio legacy instructor, having taught at the studio since its inception in 2000. Find out more about Jule at her website, www.juleinthelotus.com

Nicole Borowski
BollyX, Pound, Zumba Toning


 After graduating from American University, Nicole found the way she could impact lives and help others- by teaching as a group fitness instructor. She has expanded to teaching to Zumba, Pound Rockout Workout, BollyX, Spinning, TRX Suspension Training. Training all ages as well as fitness levels, Nicole knows how to motivate others to their personal best.
Suzi Carter
Hoop Dance

Suzi first picked up an adult sized hula hoop in the summer of 2009. Though she had no success at keeping the hoop going around her waist at first, she refused to give up. Her tenacity paid off when she returned from Army Basic Training, and her best friend shared the hooping secrets she'd learned during the three months Suzi was gone. All it took was a little instruction! Almost seven years later, Suzi has gone from waist hooping novice to hoop dancer extraordinaire! Through her hooping journey, Suzi learned to connect with her body in ways she never thought possible. This connection also led her to explore movement in yoga, Nia, pole dance, and belly dance.

Punk Rock Hoops Instructor Certified in 2012, Suzi studied with long-time MoveStudio hoop teacher, Blythe Twosisters. Suzi loves to share the joy she found inside the circle!
 
Ramiro Gonzalez
Jitterbug/SwingSalsa,
Cardio Latin Dance 
 
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A nationally recognized champion dancer, Ramiro Gonzalez grew up dancing in west Texas. At the age of 16, he began teaching ballroom dance. From there his natural aptitude and love of dance grew to encompass a plethora of dance genres. Today he travels, performs and teaches many styles of dance, focusing particularly on Swing, Swing-Out and Salsa. In addition, he operates his own hair styling business. Currently he resides and teaches in Dallas, Texas.

Ramiro actively participated in the competitive swing dance circuit for more than 13 years with high success. He regularly won and placed highly in many "Strictly Swing" and “Jack-N-Jill” divisions. First place finishes include: the U.S. Open Swing Dance Championship, Dallas DANCE, Boogie by the Bay, Capitol Swing, Chicago Classic, Texas Classic, American Swing Dance Championships and the USA Grand Dance Nationals Championship.

He became a National Living Legend of Dance with his induction in 2000. Most recently, Ramiro was inducted into the WSDC National Swing Dance Hall of Fame at the US Open Swing Dance Championships in November 2013.

Ramiro received the Feather Award three consecutive years for most outstanding swing dance teacher and has won the Entertainer of the Year award several times. He is especially known for his ability to dance and teach both the "lead" and the "follow" parts in dance. Signature marks of his dance style are high energy, original material and intricate footwork.

Michie Gutierrez
Yoga Nidra, Zumba

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Michelle “Michie” Gutierrez danced her way through her childhood in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Michie began teaching Zumba in Dallas, receiving her certification in 2010. As a teacher, Michie was inspired by seeing her students connect with their inner spark. She found Zumba to be a powerful practice for setting people free from their hangups about size, shape and skill.

Conscious of the power of physical movement to influence change, Michie began exploring another movement-base practice-yoga. Michie received her CYT200 with a focus on Hatha and Tantra in 2014 under Shanon Buffington. Michie loves seeing her students find balance in their lives as they connect body and mind through the breath. In addition to teaching, Michie has a strong personal yoga practice and continues to study as she pursues her 500 hour certification.

Michie’s dharma is to help women to achieve self-love and compassion. She is an ambassador for the Embody Love movement which helps young girls reject media messages about who they should be in favor of discovering their unique beauty and purpose. Professionally, Michie serves the Make-A-Wish Foundation which helps children with life threatening conditions fulfill their hopes and dreams.
Tamra Henna
Bellydance

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Tamra Henna has been teaching weekly belly dance classes since 2003, and introducing people to belly dancing as an art and a lifestyle continues to be one of her great joys. Tamra Henna's personal style is best described as classic and pan-Arabic, with influences ranging from Egyptian and Lebanese, to vintage and modern American-Arabic Belly Dance. As a teacher, her emphasis on technique, building dance sequences and combinations, learning finger cymbals, exploring folk dances of the Middle East, and understanding the music, history, and culture from which the dance originates gives her students a solid foundation in belly dance, upon which they can build and create their own unique style.

Tamra Henna teaches workshops and performs in festivals around the country. She is also a featured dancer at several Greek, Lebanese, Persian, and Turkish restaurants and nightclubs in the DFW area, putting into continued practice the elements she teaches in her weekly classes.
 
Jan Hoff
Nia™, Nia 5 Stages

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Jan's website  


Jan experienced her first Nia class in the spring of 2009 at MoveStudio. After only six classes, she sensed that Nia would transform her life. She has been dancing her way through life ever since! 

Within the first year, Jan achieved both her White Belt with Holly Curtis and her Nia 5 stages certification with Nia cofounder Debbie Rosas.  Jan began teaching Nia in 2010 and completed both her Green and Blue Belt Trainings with Nia cofounder Carlos AyaRosas. Jan has recently completed her Brown Belt with Nia cofounder Debbie Rosas and Trainer Ann Christiansen. Jan is also a certified Level II BodyHoops fitness instructor.

Jan is thrilled to be teaching at MoveStudio where her Nia journey began.

Ivonne Howard Mier
Zumba

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Ivonne Howard Mier grew up in Mexico City, graduated with a BA in Communications (TV and Media), and has always loved dancing. With a father who sang and played guitar and a mother who had a passion for amateur dancing, Ivonne got the best of both.

Fascinated by the artistic world and inspired by movies like Saturday Night Fever and Annie, Ivonne started ballet at a young age. As a child, she acted on a children’s television show in Mexico and danced for Broadway shows including Grease, Godspell and Jesus Christ Superstar. Ivonne learned folk dance and jazz and fell in love with gymnastics.

For nearly a decade, she has taught dance classes like Latin Rhythms, Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Cardio Latin Dance, and Zumba. Ivonne is an enthusiastic certified instructor, so if you want to relieve stress, learn how to dance, workout, and have fun at the same time, don’t miss Ivonne’s Zumba classes!
Lisa Juliussen
Hoop Dance

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Lisa has pursued learning the artful, fluid, rhythmic movement of hoop dance. She began hoop dancing at MoveStudio in 2011 and it quickly became her passion. She has been certified by Hoopnotica and Punk Rock Hoops and is constantly looking for opportunities to further her own hoop education. Prior to hoop dance, Lisa has studied martial arts, chi gung and Tai Chi as well as competed in international competitions. The smooth, graceful balance of Tai Chi is apparent in her fluid style of hooping. To Lisa, hoop dance is spiritually uplifting and is not only a fun way of getting the body moving, but a form of creative self-expression and movement meditation. She creates a fun and safe environment where her students can laugh, play and learn.
 
Shannon Mairs
Nia™, Nia 5 Stages
JourneyDance

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Shannon is a certified Nia™ and Nia 5 Stages™ teacher who completed her White Belt Training with Holly Curtis in February 2004. She then went on to achieve her Blue Belt in June 2005, Brown Belt in July 2006, Black Belt in July 2008, the 5 Stages of Self-Healing™ Certification in August 2008, and Green Belt in February 2009, all with Nia cofounders Debbie Rosas and Carlos Rosas. 

She experienced her first Nia class at the Red Mountain Spa in November 2003 while participating in the "Shape Your Life" retreat with Shape Magazine.  The movement experience set her on a new path in life, which included losing 45 pounds!  Recognizing that Nia embodied the components she felt were missing from her hectic life, she sought out a Nia class immediately upon return to Dallas. 

Shannon began her teaching journey in 2004 at MoveStudio and now teaches throughout the metroplex. Dedicated to developing her Nia practice and sharing the power of movement with others, she continues to attend workshops and teacher trainings. Shannon is also working on a Masters Degree and PhD in Natural Health.

Emily Peace
Zumba™, U-Jam Fitness®


Emily has always loved music and dancing. She was a competitive gymnast for over 12 years, and she continued cheering throughout middle school, high school and finally college at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. 

Emily shares her love for fitness and dance by teaching Zumba and UJam Fitness.


 
Clarissa Pierro
Zensual Dancing™

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Clarissa's website
As a former Master Instructor, Teacher Trainer, and Licensee for The Art of Exotic Dancing for Everyday Women™, Clarissa found herself transformed through the women she met and her own professional and personal sensual dance practice. In 2009, she created Zensual Dance Fitness™, a conscious movement company with a woman’s total personal power in mind. Challenging workouts mixed with motivational exercises help women bond, and through helping each other they in turn help themselves.

Zensual Dance Fitness™ is personal growth company with dance-inspired roots. The programs and community are designed to encourage women to embrace their sensuality and beauty no matter what their age or body type. Through the vehicle of sensual dance movement practice, women of all walks of life can strengthen and tone body, mind and spirit while realizing the untapped power of innate magnetism. The result is a positive self-image and self-confidence that empowers success at every level, whether you are a corporate executive, retiree, college student or homeroom mom.

Clarissa considers herself blessed to have taught and learned from 10,000+ women across the country. As a successful businesswoman, speaker, and dance instructor with a background in sports and fitness including a Personal Trainer certification from The Cooper Institute, she has worked with Women's Health Magazine, Southlake Chamber of Commerce, Junior League, professional sports teams, and the nationally-syndicated Kidd Kraddick Morning Show. She was featured in The Art of Exotic Dancing™ instructional videos, “ChairMoves” and “The Exotic Party." Her classes and events have garnered attention from NBC-Houston, D Magazine, Modern Luxury Magazine, Dallas Observer's Best of 2004, Houston Chronicle, and many other media outlets. She also donates her time to many non-profit events benefiting cancer survivors, senior citizens, and individual women who are ready for the next chapter in their lives. She is a volunteer for CASA, helping displaced children find permanent placement.

Clarissa’s experience and training have come together to provide an empowering feminine fitness program that reaches women of all ages, backgrounds, shapes and sizes. She looks forward to bringing this unique motivational experience to women across the world.

Theresa Quintans
Nia

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Growing up in Dallas, Theresa’s outlets of creative expression were through piano and harp, her first instruments. Her love of music sparked a fire within her, and unleashed a desire to seek additional ways to express her creativity.

Theresa joyfully danced out of her first Nia class in 2000. Soon after, it was Jule’s Moulin Rouge Nia class that dreAw her to MoveStudio…and Theresa hasn’t left since. The Move Studio community was home.

In 2002, she received her white belt certification in Portland, Oregon from Nia co-founders Debbie Rosas and Carlos Rosas. Since then, she has been dancing through life; her body an instrument of health and expression found through movement and stillness. Over the years, Theresa has been (affectionately) called a Nia “Pixie” and a Nia “Ninja”. In her classes, her wish is to inspire you.

An elementary school art educator, Theresa spends most of her days nurturing and growing the innate creativity found in all children. She also practices Vipassana meditation, Ecstatic dance, enjoys Hoop dance, knitting, cooking, painting, sewing, and whatever else she can dip her toes into…before she dives in.
 
Crystal Stroessner
Ecstatic Dance, Yoga

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Crystal’s Ecstatic Dance practice started at MoveStudio in 2005, where she fell in love with the dance and the Ecstatic Dance community. Crystal has since taken 5Rythms workshops with Amara Pagano and with Ellen Watson including Waves, Heartbeat and Circles. Crystal is a Hatha Yoga instructor completing her 500RYT Certificate.

Crystal’s Ecstatic Dance practice has taught her about herself, her limitations and fears, and how to be with them without judgment. It has taught her to go deeper and listen to the call of her soul and to "show up" just the way she is, in spite of her fears. She believes this deep meditation in motion is a journey into the soul that will surprise you and challenge you to grow.
Melissa Young
Zumba

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Melissa Young is a Honduran-American from Santa Ana, California. She attended Orange Coast College with a focus in Business Administration and is a graduate of The Ailey School in New York City. During her fellowship studies, she was selected to train as an exchange student at Amsterdam School of the Arts (de Theaterschool) in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Her professional training includes: Ballet, Modern and Jazz techniques, as well as West African dance.

Melissa completed twenty full seasons with Dallas Black Dance Theatre from 1994-2014. She danced with the main company, served as the Associate Artistic Director and Rehearsal Director and was the Academy Director for Dallas Black Dance Academy. Her most notable performances include: The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors in New York City, and for the U.S. Ambassadors in Ireland and Zimbabwe. She was an Assistant to the Choreographers, Hope Clarke for the Dallas Opera’s “Porgy and Bess” (2009) and Christopher L. Huggins for Dallas Theater Center’s production of "The Wiz” (2011).

In 2000, Melissa was presented with The Dancer's Award for her artistic excellence and dedication to Dallas Black Dance Theatre. She was chosen as one of “The Talented Tenth” by The Dallas Weekly in 2010, for being a Young and Emerging Leader. In 2014, she received an Award of Recognition from the South Dallas Dance Festival for her service to dance. She has served as an advisory panelist for various arts councils and has served as a board member for the Dance Council of North Texas.

Teaching master classes both nationally and internationally, Melissa specializes in the Dance Technique of Lester Horton. She was the Company Horton Technique Instructor for Dallas Black Dance Theatre from 1998–2014. As an Adjunct Instructor, she has taught at Dallas' Southern Methodist University, Texas Woman's University in Denton and was on faculty at Ballet Center of Fort Worth.

In 2014, Melissa was the Visiting Dance Instructor for Abilene Christian University’s Department of Theatre. Through teaching and directing, Melissa's mission is to educate and navigate individuals toward building creative and healthful habits which will allow for enjoying a confident and fulfilling lifestyle.

To add more excitement into the mix, Melissa became licensed to teach Zumba®. She is enjoying her new journey in dance fitness and is thrilled to teach weekly classes at MoveStudio! Come out and enjoy your “me” time! Without an ounce of experience necessary, you will feel like a star!
 



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