Meet Our Faculty...Inspiration.Dedication.Teamwork.
Ms. Mandy grew up in her mother's dance studio that originated in Memphis, Tennessee then later relocated to Auburn, Al. She was technically trained and studied under Master educators such as Jane Bischoff, Jerry Leatherwood, Al Gilbert, Darryl Retter, Joe Tremaine, Barry Lather, Joan Lather (Miss Puffy), Doug Caldwell, Janice Barringer, Frank Hatchett, Joe Melchiona, and Marcus Alford .
Ms. Mandy teaches tap, jazz, hip hop, ballet and contemporary/lyrical. Her use of age appropriate music and choreography and the ability to create an instant rapport with children of all ages is one of her greatest talents.
Make Your Move Performing Arts Studio is Ms. Mandy's most treasured accomplishment. Her vision to create a safe haven for children to study the art of dance is a dream come true. Daughter Mallory is her inspiration.
She has received numerous awards for her innovative choreography for her competition teams the "MYM Dance Dynasty" as well as the "Wacoochee Junior High", "Smith Station High School", and "Opelika High School Showstoppers" kicklines and dance teams.
Her credits also include: National Competition Adjudicator, Advisory Board Member for "StageWear LA" costume company, and script and choreography awards for local and regional pageants affiliated with the Miss Alabama Organization. She is also the mother of Miss America 2013, Mallory Hagan.
Ms Jaime has traveled the United States teaching and educating numerous high school and college dance teams with the Marching Auxillaries Dance Camps of America. Her degree in commercial entertainment from Columbia State was very useful in landing the prestigious position of "Show Captain" for the NickToons Summer Jam Show at Paramount's King's Island in Cincinnati, Ohio. During her two years at PKI she was honored with the coveted "IAPA Award" for Most Outstanding Performer in a Children's Show.
This exciting motivator, educator, choreographer, and dancer has worked with Justin Timberlake, Henry LeTang, Marcus Alford, Jerry Leatherwood, Eric Henderson, Donald Frison, Tommy Sutton, Frank Hatchett, Joe Tremaine, Hank Crabtree, Nilo Toledo, and more. Jaime was also a featured dancer in the "DC Talk" video "Farewell my Friend".
Her goals are many. High on the list is to instruct dance in a positive manner, to create thinking and intelligent dancers who are not only technically brilliant, but creative and passionate about dance. Daughter Camden lights up her life each day. Ms. Wells has taught for the past 20 years.
Many of Jaime's proteges operate successful dance studios and appear on Broadway, in films, and on television.
Other Credits include: Dance Educator, Master Teacher with National Conventions; "Dancewerks", "Applause Intesity", and "Fuzion".
National Award Winning Choreographer, National Competition Adjudicator, and mommy to her 6 year old, Camden.
Miss Jennifer first began her dance studies with Marty Moore of Dance Syndicate in Auburn, Al. After receiving her Bachelor's Degree from Auburn University, Miss Jennifer decided to start checking items off of her "buscket list" and returned to dance in 2005. She quickly devoted all of her spare time to learning, studying and absorbing everything she could about teaching, performing and choreographing. Her organizational skills and ability to quickly adapt to any situation are infectious! She loves teaching all genres of dance and being Mommy to baby Maxwell is her biggest joy.
Her love for the Art form and her energy and zest for life is truly an inspiration to all that come in contact with her!
Ms. Sandra is our amazing Office Manager here at MYM. She is the person that can answer all of your questions, register you for classes, size you for shoes, check on your account and make sure you are having the best experience possible here at MYM~ ALL with a SMILE! :)
She is the mom of 2 beautiful dancers and loves being a part of the "hustle and bustle" of the dance studio! If you need ANYTHING~ Ms. Sandra is the "go to girl!"
We are so lucky to have her in office! <3