Miracles In Motion Dance Studio

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Dance Instructors

Kevin Rhude

Kevin began dancing at a young age, taking jazz and tap. After taking some time off to play hockey, he returned to the dance wolrd as a young adult. Hip Hop and Breakdancing became his passion, as he studied under Danielle Bower. Kevin frequently travels to Broadway Dance Center in New York City to study under master Hip Hop teachers. Kevin studied Graphic Design at Montgomery County Community College and Kutztown University. And, because of his love for music, he also spends every weekend working as a DJ.

Bonnie Downie

Born to a family of dancers, Bonnie began dance classes at the age of 3, excelling in ballet and acrobatics. As she grew, she added tap, jazz, character, modern and lyrical to her repetoire, which earned her an apprenticeship with John Brown Price.

As a young adult, she was invited to teach and perform while honing the Vaganova technique under Phyllis Dersh. From 1993 – 2009, Bonnie operated her own studio, producing well rounder performers with a strong ballet base, while encouraging individual growth to each dancer’s own ‘gifts’.

Bonnie feels very blessed to be received at Miracles In Motion Dance Studio as she continues to share her love of acrobatics and dance.

 Joy Rhude

Joy began dancing at the age of 2. She has spent all of her life dancing and performing ballet, tap, jazz, modern, lyrical, character, acro, and hip hop, and is currently a member of the Miracles In Motion Dance Company. She danced in her high school musical productions of  “West Side Story” and “Phantom of the Opera”. She has also spent time on stage performing live theatrical plays with The Boyertown Community Theater Company. Currently, Joy attended Kutztown University, studying studio art. Joy’s favorite companions are her little dogs, Princess and Bella, both of which you will see visiting the studio quite often.

Kayleen Snyder

Kayleen began dancing at the young age of 3 and hasn’t been able to stop since. She participated in tap, jazz and ballet, and later took classes in lyrical and modern at the Dance Gallery in Temple, Pa until she was 18. Her dancing continued in college where she received a BA in dance from DeSales University in 2010. While at DeSales, Kayleen participated in many professional performances including the Bach Festival in 2008 and the Alwin Nikoli Centennial alongside the Rury Woodbury Dance Company in 2009. She also was a part of the DeSales Touring Dance Company from 2009-2010. Kayleen received her 200-RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) Certificate in May 2010, and her Zumba Certificate in June 2010. Kayleen is also currently taking a break from dancing the NetCo Dance Company, a modern dance company, based in Lancaster, Pa, as she has been busy with her beautiful toddler Rylee.

Kathi Raphael

Katherine Raphael has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dickinson College and has been an instructor of tap dance at Miracles in Motion since the studio’s opening year.  In addition to teaching, she has choreographed and directed liturgical dance programs for churches and church workshops throughout Pennsylvania, and has choreographed for corporate business events.  Kathi has sung and danced in many musicals in the Lehigh Valley including 42nd Street, Anything Goes and Cabaret, and as a lead dancer in Oklahoma and Stephen Sondheim’s FolliesShe studies with Laura Hausmann of New York University (jazz) and Shelley Oliver (founding member of Manhattan Tap). Kathi also works as a professional flutist and music instructor. Miss Kathi currently acts as a Master teacher to Miracles In Motion.

Kayla Lynn Rhude

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Originally from Las Vegas, Miss Kayla began dancing and gymnastics at the age of 2! She was in competitive gymnastics will attending Burkholder Middle School and Foothill High School, going to the National Championships several times. She danced at "Dance Fusion Studio" taking ballet, jazz, pom, hip-hop, and modern.

Miss Kayla is married to Mr. Kevin, they are active with their church, and they have a son named Roman.

Christianna Conrad

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Miss Christi began taking dance class when Miracles In Motion Dance School opened in 1995, studying ballet, jazz and tap. First as a teacher's assistant, and later as the teacher, she instructed Dance Basics and ballet from 1996-2000, and was also a Dance Company member. She then attended Manhattanville College on a dance scholarship, studying Ballet, Modern, and Flamenco. She graduated in with a major in dance/theatre studies. She went on to graduate from Drexel University with a degree in Creative Arts Therapy, specializing in dance/movement therapy. She currently works with children suffering from mental and health disorders as a licensed Behavior Specialist.

 

Lyddia Ankrom

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Lyddia has been dancing since she was 6. She studied ballet, jazz, modern, lyrical and even some hip-hop at Miracles in Motion Dance School ever since. She also spent some of her time performing children's theatre with the Boyertown Community Theatre Company. Lyddia graduated from Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA, in 2013 with a Bachelor of the Arts in Photojournalism. Along with dance and photography, Lyddia loves watching Pittsburgh sports with her dad, going to musicals with her mom and doing anything Disney with her friends.

 


Miss Kayleen

Miss Kayla & Mr. Kevin  (Mr & Mrs)

Miss Joy

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