Staff


Our staff includes a diverse set of instructors who specialize in various forms of dance and dance education. Each of them is unique in their own way.

Lindsay

Lindsay Albers – Tots in Motion and Starz in Motion Owner

Lindsay’s dance career began at the age of two when she took her very first dance class. Like all little girls, the tutu and ballet shoes suited her well. Lindsay spent most of her childhood in other sports, but at age nine she focused her attention to dance and hasn’t turned back since. Her parents opened up a dance studio in 1998, which is where she received most of her training and danced competitively for 6 years. Her love for teaching began at age 12, when she became an assistant teacher. Since then, she has been a dance company instructor and has taught hundreds of children throughout the valley. Lindsay feels privileged to share the gift of dance with others every day. Lindsay’s talents also led her to New York City where she lived and assisted Master Teachers such as Frank Hatchett and Dan Karaty at the renowned Broadway Dance Center. In addition to her background in dance, Lindsay has a business degree from Arizona State University. She has also worked as the Assistant Director at Primrose School of Ahwatukee, where she learned a successful philosophy in early childhood education. Her goal as the Owner/Director of Starz in Motion is to provide every student with a positive dance experience that brings joy and enhances self-esteem.

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Lisa Quan – Tots in Motion Director

Miss Lisa has been teaching dance to children for over 8 years. She started her own dancing career at the age of 10 and has been in love with it since then. Her previous training has included Ballet, Tap, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Jazz, Musical Theater, and Tumbling. She has competed in many national competitions and trained at the Broadway Dance Center in New York City. Her love for dance and children is what has brought her to teaching. “Dance was such an important part of my life growing up. It kept me healthy and gave me high self-esteem because I was able to see what I could accomplish if I worked hard. Because of dance I met most of my closest friends who I have stayed close with even today. I look forward to passing my passion for it to your children and watching them grow!” Miss Lisa currently lives in Chandler with her family and is excited to get to know yours!

 

Haley GadberryHaley G – Teacher

Haley began her dance training at the age of 4 and danced competitively until 8th grade when she transitioned into a ballet-focused dance program at Walkerdance Ballet Theatre in North Carolina. While at Walkerdance, she performed in The Nutcracker as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Queen, and Queen of Sweets. She also had the opportunity to attend master classes at Broadway Dance Center in New York and at The University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Haley graduated from Grand Canyon University where she studied Entrepreneurship and Dance Education. In addition to studying dance technique and teaching principles, she performed in GCU’s Ethington Dance Ensemble in works by both faculty and guest artists. She has been teaching for 9 years and has choreographed many dance and musical theatre productions, including The Twelve Dancing Princesses, Les Miserables, and Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Haley loves teaching and strives to provide an atmosphere in which students are challenged to grow in their technique as dancers as well as individuals.

KimiKimi S – Teacher

Miss Kimi started dancing at age 3 in the suburbs of Chicago. Her performing arts education has included studying Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Musical Theater, Tumbling, Swing and other Ballroom styles, as well as acting and singing. She danced competitively in high school and college, and has performed at local festivals and bigger venues, such as Disneyland. She is currently a member of Camalo Dance Company – a philanthropic, 18+ dance company based in Arizona. Kimi has been teaching dance in studios for 12 years, and she also choreographs for local high schools and community theater programs. She loves sharing her passion for dance with students of all ages, and enjoys helping them grow into well-rounded performers.