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.

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.

Romeo Almeida


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!

Emalee Hancock


Coming soon!

Crystal Leonhart

Instructor, Vinyasa Flow and Adult Burlesque

Coming soon!

Trisha Barnett

Instructor, Vinyasa Flow

Coming soon!

Ella Smith

Hip-Hop Instructor

Coming soon!

Sarah Bowden


Sarah, originally from Australia, arriving in America 2 years ago via a 15 year stop in Berlin Germany… is a Broadway Musical theatre dancer, recently relocated to Boise Idaho. Spending her whole life dancing, she discovered yoga early in her career in the late 90’s, Bikram to be precise and she has been practicing many forms and styles of Yoga ever since.

Abby Lopac


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.

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!

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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