Studio Move Classes

Studio Move Instructors

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.

Mandy Nelson

Certified Barre Instructor

Mandy is an Idaho native and a Bleed Blue Bronco! A Boise State alum, she has worked for the university for over 20 years and still loves going to work every day! Mandy started dancing in high school and continued in college as a Mane Line dancer. After college, dancing took a backseat to being a wife and mother of two boys.

Taylor Stanley

Certified Vinyasa Instructor

Coming soon!

Lauren Ivie Johnson

Yoga and Dance Instructor

I am a teacher and coach at heart, also a mom and by nature, a mover in all of the ways. I’ve taught in the arts for more than seventeen years, I am strong advocate for creative expression for all ages. As a dancer, runner in several marathons, and yogini, I have a passion for human anatomy & health, as well as fitness, dance technique and human expression.

Emalee Hancock


Coming soon!

Crystal Leonhart

Instructor, Vinyasa Flow and Adult Burlesque

Coming soon!

Mungo Ligoya

Artist/Creative Director

Mungo was born and raised in Lilongwe, Malawi. He attended high school at a UWC in Armenia, then attended college at The College of Idaho, where he received his B.A. in Art and Design with a minor in political economy.

Terra Montford

Contemporary Instructor

I’m honored to be on this team! Dance has always been a part of my life. I’ve been a dance student throughout high school (Orange County High School of the Arts), college, & co-produced a national touring multi-media dance production for 3 years.

Amy Zimmerle

Barre Instructor

I’ve always had a passion for fitness and for helping others reach their goals (no matter what they are, fitness or otherwise.) My heart longs to help women feel beautiful and confident. My love for fitness increased beyond measure (which I didn’t think was possible) after getting my certification in Barre, I absolutely love teaching and I am so excited to be part of this incredible team here at StudioMove Boise!

Ella Smith

Hip-Hop Instructor

Coming soon!

Taylor Cavazos


Taylor has over 12 years of dance experience in ballet, jazz, tap, modern, contemporary, and her personal favorite; hip hop! She began dancing at 8 years old in her hometown of Seattle, Washington. She has trained under professional dancers including Rie Hata, Kyle Hanagami, Kolanie Marks, Dave Scott, and Travis Wall.

Stevi Gacek

Vinyasa Instructor

Stevi discovered the practice of yoga through videos during her teens. She credits the births of each of her three children to the deepening of her practice which eventually led her to take her 200 hour yoga teacher training in 2018.

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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