Our Team

Miss Sarah

Sarah Goar

Director/Dance Educator

Using her diverse training in dance and her gentle nature in the classroom, Sarah inspires her students to develop their technique and creativity to reach their full potential. Sarah has over 15 years of experience as a successful and respected dance educator and has been a student of dance for over 30 years. She has studied at J & L Academy of Dance, the University of Minnesota, Zenon Dance Center and Company and has participated in many internationally recognized master classes including CNADM. Sarah continues to study dance to stay current in the latest forms and trends to provide her students with the best training possible. She developed our Certified Training Program and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota in Child Psychology. Contact Sarah directly at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

 

 

Miss Nikki

Miss Nikki

Dance Educator

Miss Nikki is a 25-plus year dance student that we are beyond happy to have on our staff. Nikki is a vibrant and experienced teacher who brings her personal best into every classroom and enhances the self-esteem of every student. Nikki has completed the Certified Training Program created by our Director, and she has furthered her dance education by participating in the internationally known CNADM in Chicago, attending Dance Olympus, and taking several other master classes and workshops. Miss Nikki is very active within the dance community. She has taught various Community Education dance classes, participated in the Mippey music video, and she has a part of the Lee Carlson Center’s “Dancing With Our Local Stars” and “Anoka County’s Got Talent”. Her passion for dance has been passed down to her two daughters who attend ‘nMotion. You can contact Miss Nikki directly at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

 

 

Miss Stevie

Miss Stevie

Dance Educator

Miss Stevie has been dancing for over 25 years, and the studio has been fortunate enough to have her as an educator since the doors opened. Stevie is a gifted choreographer, successful team manager and has extensive performance experience. Her love for dance has been passed down to her daughter who studies dance at ‘nMotion.  She has completed the Certified Training Program created by our Director. You can contact Miss Stevie directly at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

 

 

Miss Maria

Miss Maria

Dance Educator

Maria has been dancing under the direction of Miss Sarah since she was 5 years-old and has loved every minute of it! She has numerous years of experience as a Studio Assistant and Performance Team Affiliate prior to starting her education career with ‘nMotion where she has now been teaching for several years. Choreography is one of Miss Maria’s many talents, and she was fortunate enough to both help create and teach the dance portion of the Mippey5 video “High-Waisted Shorts,” which can be found on YouTube. If you ask what her favorite part about being an instructor at ‘nMotion is, she says that she enjoys seeing the kids develop each week in class. Miss Maria has completed the Certified Training Program created by our Director, and she attended the 2015 CNADM in Chicago. Maria is a 2013 graduate from the University of Minnesota with degrees in Genetics and Physiology. You can contact Miss Maria directly at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

 

 

Miss Kim

Miss Kim

Dance Educator

Miss Kim has been a student of dance since the age of three, starting at J & L Academy of Dance with Miss Sarah. After high school she attended the University of Minnesota’s Duluth campus where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre Performance. Since graduating, she has enjoyed working as a costumer and choreographer at several high school theatre programs in the Twin Cities area. Kim has a love of dance that spans all genres and has participated in classes and workshops ranging from Dance Olympus to African movement and ballroom. She began teaching at ‘nMotion in 2012, which has given her many opportunities to share her passion with students and the community. She has participated in teaching the Columbia Heights community education dance program and helped create a performance of the “The Nightingale” with the city of Fridley and a grant from the Sinfonia orchestra. Kim couldn’t be happy to find a home at the ‘nMotion studio. You can email Miss Kim directly at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

 

 

Miss Renee

Miss Renee

Dance Educator

We are happy to introduce Miss Renee as our most recent staff to join the team! Miss Renee has been a dance student for over 15 years, with almost all of those years under the direction of Miss Sarah. When she isn’t on stage performing her heart out, you can find Miss Renee teaching dance to the Columbia Heights community education program.

 

 

Kristin

Kristin Tangen

Hip Hop Specialist

Kristin has been dancing for 13 years. She has crafted and honed her hip hop skill organically without any classical training- dance is simply in her soul! She loves dancing with other people and learning new styles. She ran the Iowa State Hip Hop Dance club for 4 years. The club went from 50 to 350 people while she was there and became the largest student run organization on campus. She and a friend started their own dance company 3 years ago, Eight C Hip Hop Dance which holds classes once a month in Uptown. Her style is energetic and she loves to push herself and her dancers. You never know what you can do until you push yourself!

 

 

Zack

Zack Nguyen

Hip Hop Specialist

Zack has been dancing for 6 years in Urban Street Dance which consists of House dance, Choreography, Hip Hop, and recently Krump. Crews that he is currently in a Ku De Ta which is an artist crew that is comprehensive and art performance based, and 612 crew which dances at Target Center for the Timberwolves and the Lynx.

 

Staff headshots courtesy of Black Lens Photo