Young Dancer Program Faculty

Our Philosophy

ANNELIESE KAPPEY

Artistic Direction and Management

Art In Motion is an independent dance studio, locally owned and operated.  Our mission is to enrich the community by providing an environment for individuals to explore and express creativity in a safe, healthy and non-competitive atmosphere while experiencing the joy of music and motion.We are a family, united in our passion, perseverance, and desire to make the world a better place, one plie at a time.








CHRISTIN KENNEDY
Owner/artistic Director

​Christin began her training in ballet as a child and continued through with it as a career.  She has had the opportunity to dance for and study from some of the best in the business including: Gretchen Ward-Warren, John Parks, Edward Villella, Svetlana Osiyeva, Jeanne Travers, and Diane McCarthy.  She has continued her education in dance receiving her certificate in Simonson Technique, as well as her Zena Rommett Floor Barre Certificate. Most recently she completed her 200 RYT training in the styles of Hatha and Vinyasa yoga. Christin opened Art In Motion in 2007 with the general rule that children/people learn better when supported in a challenging but loving, non-competitive environment.  Since her opening in 2007 with 21 students, she has grown the business on that philosophy to upwards of 400 students.  Christin prides herself and her business on being more than "just a dance school", but a place where people can feel, breathe, and have a safe, healthy environment to be themselves.




​At Art In Motion, we emphasize proper development for students of all ages and levels.  Through dance, students learn discipline, time management,  acceptance, and collaboration while developing confidence.  We build valuable life and vocational skills and embrace social responsibility through community outreach, as our students perform regularly for various charitable organizations. ​

 

Our Faculty

AMANDA PARACHE

Amanda was a student at Art In Motion from 2010 until she graduated in 2016. While a student, she studied all forms of dance truly finding her passion in contemporary ballet, modern, and improvisation. Amanda has also studied in New York City at the Peridance Summer Intensive. Amanda has performed many variations such as "Stars and Stripes", "Barocco Concerto", and "Serenade", as well as starring in the role of the Cavalier in the Nutcracker. Amanda has created and implemented an Improvisation Master Class which has become a HUGE hit with the A.I.M students. She also heads up A.I.M social media initiative. Amanda is currently a student at Skidmore where she is double majoring in Dance and Business. Although away, Amanda continues to be a part of A.I.M business, and will continue to teach when on break from school. Her infectious energy keeps Art In Motion uplifted and exciting and will always make her a part of Art In Motion!




Moments To Remember

Adjunct Faculty

OUr Mission

​Art In Motion

academy of dance

MADDY LLOYD
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MEAGAN ZIMBERG

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ERIN DOWD     
Studio Manager


​Erin Dowd is originally from Livingston, NJ.  She graduated summa cum laude from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in May 2012 with a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography and an additional major in Psychology. She has performed works by choreographers Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollak, Doug Elkins, Stuart Loungway, Randy James, Kim Gibilisco, and Wallie Wolfgruber.  Erin has studied Cunningham Technique since 2012 and has also participated in numerous workshops and showings through the Merce Cunningham Fellowship Program, including a performance of "Crises" at the Whitney Museum of American Art and Carolyn Brown’s role in “Springweather and People (Duet)” with the Merce Cunningham Trust. Erin has performed classical and contemporary ballets as a company member and teaching artist with The Roxey Ballet Company in Lambertville, NJ.