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Tawnya Halleus

Founder, CEO

Tawnya is the owner and founder of Studio Move Boise, which is the culmination of 25 years of teaching dance classes in the Treasure Valley. After spending several years as a professional dancer, Tawnya returned to the dance studio as an instructor where she quickly became well known in the dance community as a creative, cutting-edge dance artist who brings original content to all of her programs and classes.

Romeo Almeida

Instructor

Romeo Almeida didn’t start dancing until he was 16, and was inspired by Michael Jackson music videos! After graduating, Romeo returned home to Idaho and is pursuing his dream as a hip hop teacher in the Treasure Valley. He hopes to inspire his students to dance and to choose the better road in life!

Caitlin Cullen

Contemporary Instructor

Caitlin is a dancer, choreographer, and educator currently based in Boise, Idaho. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma where she studied classical and contemporary modern dance under the direction of Derrick Minter and Austin Hartel. During this time she performed with Contemporary Dance Oklahoma and Oklahoma Festival Ballet, and was awarded the Scott Salmon Choreography scholarship.

Ashley Byington

Instructor - Jazz, Hip-Hop

Ashley is currently a dancer/choreographer with FUSE Dance Collaboration LLC, a core member of Iron Allegiant, and a backup dancer for the Lady Gaga Tribute on the west coast. Her favorite styles are jazz funk and contemporary, and her passion is to inspire her students to love the art of dance!

Shana Kittrell

Instructor - Jazz, Hip-Hop

Shana is currently a Barre instructor, as well as a teacher of several classes at Studio Move Boise. Shana and her husband have two sassy little girls ages 4 and 2 who are already dancing all over the house. She has her Bachelor of Arts degree in Multidisciplinary studies with an emphasis in leadership, from Boise State University. Shana is so excited to continue her teaching career with Studio Move!

Bailee Sorenson

Burlesque Dance Instructor

Bailee was a competitive gymnast until age 12, and then spent two years competing in school and All-Star cheer. She started her focus on dance in freshman year of high school, being part of school dance companies and Ballroom Team Captain. She trained for three years in Heels, and 8 months in Burlesque at Jackson Dancesport and Millenium Dance Complex SLC, then began to teach at both.

Zane Stone

Founder of Boots Country Dancing

Boots Country Dancing is a destination for those individuals who love country swing and line dancing! Classes held most Saturday evenings at StudioMove! please clink on this scheduling link as Zane’s classes are not apart of StudioMove’s mindbody app and he provides his own scheduling and pricing. Come kick your boots up with Zane and his crew……your going to love it!

Abby Lopac

Instructor

Abby Lopac is a Boise, Idaho native. She has been a member and choreographer for FUSE Dance Collaboration LLC for two years. She is the co-founder of Twelve Dance Project whose goal is to raise awareness for local nonprofits via dance.

Studio Move Yoga Teachers


Emily Garringer

Yoga Manager

My yoga journey began 15 years ago, in a hot studio in Boise Idaho. Having grown up learning dance, I immediately fell in love with the idea of linking breath with movement. Since then, I have expanded my personal practice to include Hot Yoga, Yin, Vinyassa, Hatha, and Yoga Nidra.

Caroline Landingham

Yoga Teacher, RYT-200

Caroline discovered her love for yoga at a young age. She grew up attending classes with her mom back home in Texas and has been practicing since. In the Fall of 2018, Caroline received her RYT 200 from a local studio here in Boise, ID. Caroline likes to have fun in her classes and remind her students not to take themselves too seriously.

Amanda Sandmeyer

Yoga Teacher

Amanda Sandmeyer, a Boise native, earned her 200 hr YTT in December 2017. Because yoga encourages growth of the physical and spiritual self, Amanda is a dedicated student to the practice first. Feeling a need to find deeper connectivity all around her, Amanda delved into the yogic lifestyle and is inspired by chakra balancing, yoga philosophies, and form & function.

Francy Marcotte

Yoga Teacher, RYT-200

Francy had already been practicing yoga for many years when she felt called to teach. In 2016, she completed her 200-hour YTT through CorePower Yoga in Minneapolis, MN, where she was employed as a school teacher. A couple months after graduating, she moved back to her hometown of Boise, Idaho, where she currently teaches a variety of yoga classes, from Power Vinyasa and Buti Yoga, to Restorative and Yin.

Studio Move Testimonials

Elisabeth W

My shy and reserved daughter loved her weekly tap and ballet classes with Miss Tawnya. The classes were the perfect mix of creativity and structure! My daughter had fun with her friends, but she gained specific skills and coordination. She even felt comfortable to take the risk to perform in several recitals!

After seeing my daughter enjoy these classes, my 5-year old son asked to dance! He participated in a boy’s hip-hop class for two years, and he LOVED it!! Miss Tawnya taught those energetic boys some incredible moves! She maintained high expectations for them, but she found the perfect balance of discipline and joy! She is an excellent teacher who knows how to differentiate instruction based on the age and interest level of her students.

My family has benefited so much from her programs!


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