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Kimiko Noriyuki (Hagmann)

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Born and raised in Rupert, Idaho, Kimiko began her training at the age of 8 at Centre Stage Stage Studios of Dance and Performing Arts in Burley, Idaho. Under the instructions of Jennifer Sage and Alyssa Robinson she performed in the studios annual production of the Nutcracker and was on the competing dance team until she graduated in the year 2000 from Minico High School. She was honored with parts such as Clara, The Snow Queen, Dew Drop Soloist, The Doll, and many more in the Nutcracker and had several successful team and solo wins at dance competitions on the West Coast and Las Vegas, NV.

Kimiko went on to dance with the Boise State University Mane Line Dancers for the 2001-2002 school year and then took a break from dancing from the year 2003 until she made her return to movement via Zumba® and Strong Nation® certification in 2018 and a R.A.D. Women’s Self Defense instructor in 2019 in Santa Rosa, CA.

Kimiko has two beautiful children and loves teaching jazz, contemporary/lyrical, and Studio Moves signature adult class Fem Fusion. Aside from managing the studio, she works alongside the owner Tawnya and fellow teacher Lauren to mentor the Jr’s and Mini’s Studio Move competition teams and simultaneously works with youth recreational dancers as well.

Photography by Jason Guy Boudoir

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Sofia Striegl

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Born and raised in Long Beach, California, Sofia began her training at Long Beach Ballet at the age of 4. During her time there, she performed in the Nutcracker for 15 years, and attended Regional Dance America festivals. Sofia continued her training at summer programs with American Ballet Theater, Ballet West, and The Rock School for Dance Education. She also competed in the Youth America Grand Prix, receiving both Top Twelve and 2nd place awards. Sofia then joined Grand Rapids Ballet as a trainee, performing in productions like The Nutcracker, Cinderella, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Balanchine’s Serenade, as well as dance films and educational outreach performances.

Sofia is now an apprentice at Ballet Idaho after joining their Trainee Program for the 2022-2023 season. She has performed classical works such as The Nutcracker and Swan Lake, and contemporary works from choreographers including Penny Saunders, Dani Rowe, and Joseph Hernandez.

Sofia has enjoyed teaching classes at her home studio, Long Beach Ballet, as well as working at their summer intensive. She is looking forward to continuing to teach at StudioMove!

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Stephanie Millington

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Stephanie began dancing at three years old in Rochester, MN. After graduating high school, Stephanie attended Brigham Young Univerity-Idaho to study Dance with an emphasis in choreography and performance. While in her undergrad, she directed and choreographed for the collegiate dancers company and performed with Brigham Young University-Idaho’s touring dance company Dance Alliance for three seasons. Stephanie Millington is passionate about her love for movement and shares that passion with the dancers she teaches.

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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. I believe in the power of community. My classes draw from nature, are energetic and challenging, when they need to be. I have worked for regional theatres in Outreach & Education, I have managed companies of actors & dancers ranging from infants to adults, and even seen some of my students go on to be nationally recognized, which is so fulfilling.

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Taylor Cavazos

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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. In 2008, she joined Phyzikal Graffi-T (PG FAM), an adult hip-hop team that trained and performed at a professional level. Performances included recitals, benefits, competitions and a dance film titled Battlefield America in 2012. She spent seven years teaching jazz and hip-hop classes at local dance studios and choreographed for many shows and competitions each year. Dance allowed her to travel to Los Angeles, Canada, Las Vegas, and Oregon for different performing opportunities. She has a strong passion for dance that will never be lost, and loves teaching people how to groove to the music while gaining confidence through movement.

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Ella Smith

Hip-Hop Instructor

Ella has been dancing since she was 11 years old. She started on competition teams at a young age learning various styles, but always found her strength in hip hop. Growing up in Portland, she grew to love and admire all different styles of hip hop dance. Now she loves to teach it to anyone willing to learn!

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It’s Not Too Late!!

Hi SMB Community!

The air is getting colder, fall is in the air and you may be wondering if it’s too late to get your kids in a dance program….WELL IT’S NOT! Although many of our classes are full or almost full, we still have some room and we would LOVE to have you! Below is our current class schedule so take a look and let us know if you have any questions!

 

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IT’S HALLOWEEN WEEK IN THE STUDIO! You know what that means….be ready to have some FUN! All youth dance students are encouraged to wear their best costumes to class this week! We plan to dance, play games, dance some more and there may be a treat or two involved 😉

 

Thanksgiving Break Schedule!

We will NOT be holding any youth dance classes the week of Nov 25th-29th during Thanksgiving break! Our adult dance, barre and yoga classes will still be held this week so grab your out of town guest and register your classes through MindBody! Keep your eyes open for more info on a “kick-your-booty” Thanksgiving morning workout! What a better way to give thanks than to take care of YOU first! More info coming SOON!

 

Our 1 year celebration was a great success!! Thank you to all who came out and celebrated with us! We had full classes, amazing energy and we can’t thank you enough for all your support during our 1st year! We love our SMB instructors and growing community and we wouldn’t still be here without all of YOU!! Keep spreading the word about our awesome little studio and continue to help us GROW!

 

Last, be sure to stay up to date on our adult dance, barre and yoga schedule through our website AND MindBody! If your still curious about what the hype is all about…..take advantage of our New Student Intro Special! 2 Weeks for just $20 bucks….THAT’S A DEAL!

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=595472&stype=41&sTG=22

 

We hope you have an AMAZING week ahead and we will see you in the studio soon!

 

Love,

 

Tawnya

 

 

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Hi it’s Tawnya…..Just Checking In!!

Which classes will you take this week???

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=595472&stype=41&sTG=22

 

Happy FALL IS HERE EVERYONE!

The weather is changing, dance, yoga & barre are in full force and we have had a record enrollment in our youth program…. we couldn’t be more excited!

As we wrap up our 1st month of youth dance lessons, though a few hiccups along the way, it has been so fun getting to know all your children and see them grow at StudioMove! Thanks to all the parents for your continued feedback, support & encouragement!

 

WE ARE HIRING!

We are looking for a couple additions to our already amazing dance instructor family! Please contact us for more information.

 

NEW CLASS ALERT! Mommy & Me Dance Class Begins Oct 8th….Space is limited.

 

Save The Date! It’s Our One Year Anniversary Parrrtaaayyy!

We are SO excited to celebrate with you all so save the date Oct 19th 2019. FREE classes all day long that day, and we’re even adding a few extras so you have multiply opportunities to come check us out! Barre, Buti Yoga, All levels Vinyasa, Kids dance 101, Adult Jazz, Hip-Hop & Burlesque & Bubbles to end the day! Juice bar in the AM and food truck in the PM……OH YES PLEASE!! Tell your friends and watch for more details to follow!

 

Did you say ‘YOGA?”

Come warm up with some yoga this fall at StudioMove! Here is our current schedule…..as always, your first class is FREE and if you’re a member, don’t forget you can bring a new guest every month to try out our studio! Be sure to click on the link below to reserve your classes!

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=595472&stype=41&sTG=22

 

 

Have a GREAT week and we will see you in the studio!

 

Tawnya

 

 

 

 

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Welcome Back Dance Families…New Adult Fall Schedule & MORE!

Welcome Back Dance Families! Our youth classes begin TODAY and we cannot WAIT to see you all! We are full or close to full in many classes BUT we still have room! Contact us today to reserve your spot! See you soon!

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Reserve your spot by downloading MindBody….your 1st class is ALWAYS FREE!

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=595472&stype=41&sTG=22

 

Get ready for an amazing fall at StudioMove!

 

A Movement Studio for the Mind Body & Soul….Join Us!

 

Tawnya

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Tic Toc…TIME IS RUNNING OUT! Registration, Studio Closures & MORE!

It’s almost that time!! If you haven’t registered your child in our fall youth dance session CONTACT US TODAY! Some classes are already full but we still have space available in other classes! [pdf-embedder url=”https://studiomoveboise.com/wp-content/uploads/2019-2020-Fall-Winter-Youth-Schedule-FINAL-.pdf” title=”2019 2020 Fall Winter Youth Schedule FINAL”]

 

Studio Closures: We will be closed on Monday Sept 2nd for the holiday. We hope that you all have an amazing and restful time with your Friends and family! Be safe and See you soon!

Have you seen our new Fall/Winter Adult class schedule! We are SO excited to be offering a few new classes and it all starts on Sept 9th!! Be sure to get registered on MindBody to reserve your spot as space is limited! [pdf-embedder url=”https://studiomoveboise.com/wp-content/uploads/Adult-Fall-Schedule-2019-Final.pdf” title=”Adult Fall Schedule 2019 Final”]

 

New Student Intro: Have you been curious about our classes at StudioMove? Here is your chance to come and try us out! 2 weeks for just $20……AMAZING DEAL!!! Unlimited Dance Barre & Yoga for 2 weeks, YES PLEASE!

More News: Watch for more details about some new yoga and dance workshops coming this fall! We are also in the planning stages of our birthday party! YAY! Our 1 year anniversary is just around the corner and we cannot wait to celebrate with you all! More details coming soon but SPOILER ALERT…..We will be giving away free classes, free merchandise and running an AMAZING BONO deal on our memberships! You won’t want to miss this!

 

See you all in the studio soon!

Tawnya