Team MDC

Our Instructors are awesome!


Meet Our Instructors

Courtney Chaszar-Christensen

Courtney Chaszar-Christensen

Instructor Ballet/Technique/Tumble/Mini's

Courtney has a love of dance and has coached at many different dance studios in many different styles. She has been teaching at The Movement Dance Center for 4 years. She is the current Drill Team Coach at West High School.

Kelly Waites Wilson

Kelly Waites Wilson

Belly Dance

Korbin Shaw

Korbin Shaw

Tumble & Strength

Kristen Winn Bankhead

Kristen Winn Bankhead

Instructor Ballet/Pre-Pointe

Kristen has been MDC for 4 years. She Studied at the University of Utah Ballet Department under the instruction of Shari Lane, Conrad Ludlow, Bene Arnold, and Barbie Hamilton. Studied Ballet and dance conditioning at Utah Valley University. Member of Mt. West Ballet for eight years. Soloist roles in Nutcracker, Coppelia, Swan Lake and Giselle. Attended many summer ballet programs, including Long Beach Ballet on scholarship. Choreographed lyrical and ballet competition numbers that have won high point and overalls choreographed opening numbers for the Nevada State Jr. Miss program

Maddie King

Maddie King

Jazz

Ricci Phillips Galvan

Ricci Phillips Galvan

Owner/Instructor

Ricci has been dancing competitively since the age of 3. She has trained and taught extensively throughout the United States in various styles of dance. Her goal has always been to own a place where she could share her love and passion of dance with others. She opened MDC in October of 2009. Before opening the studio Ricci was the drill mistress her jr year of high school and President her senior year of the award winning drill team the Northridge Cardinelles, she was then part of the Dance Company Oddessy dance for the production of Thriller. Won the title of Miss Syracuse in 2001 and competed in the Miss Utah pagent. She then moved to L.A. to train extensively at studios and audition for dance jobs in the professional industry. She went on to perform across the world on cruise ships and was hired as a teacher for professionals at Stiletto Entertainment. When Ricci moved back to Utah she was a Utah Jazz Dancer.

Shanaya Colvin

Shanaya Colvin

Hip Hop

Shanaya is an amazing dance, teacher, choreographer, and performer. She has been teaching at MDC for 2 years. Here is a list of some of her many accomplishments and training:7+ years as competitive dance instructor/choreographer (All styles, Hip-Hop, Contemporary/Lyrical, Jazz, Kick, Military, Character, & Ballet) Drill Captain 2 years— Fremont High School Drill Team Choreographer of hip hop/lyrical competition routines, and assistant choreographer on all style routines. Dance Teacher Internship 2 years - Dance Classes Teacher of all style classes and choreographer for all style routines. Competitive/Academy Dance Instructor/Choreographer 4 years— Wasatch Stars/Inspire Dance Studio Instructor/choreographer for all style dance classes. Dance Choreographer 7+ years - Colvin Choreography Choreography for multiple studios/teams including: Inspire Dance Studio Electric Youth Extreme Dance Company Morgan High School Drill Dance Image Fremont High School Danze Company/Drill Starstruck Dance Studio (Also Multiple Solos) Current Hip Hop teacher and Competition solo instructor at MDC!

Teisha Langford

Teisha Langford

Instructor Mini Dance and Jazz 1

Teisha has trained in Jazz, Ballet, and Drill. She has been teaching at The Movement for 3 years. She danced for 5 years at her local dance studio, before joining Morgan High School's drill team for 3 years. She joined the Dance Club, at Weber State which performed at various events, and also took a Ballet class that helped train her technically. Teisha is currently a routine judge for Drill Team and Studio competitions. Teaching and dancing are her passions and she is excited to be back in the dance world and apart of MDC.