Meet our staff

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Lauren is the artistic and executive director of Momentum Dance Studio. She has been dancing since age 3 at The Dance Studio Ltd, under the direction of Marianne Kyler and training under Nancy Bonkowski, Marcy Sewell, among others... Read more

Lauren Skiniotes


Marianne has been dancing since she was 7 years old and has been teaching dance since 1987. She trained at prestigious dance academies in Chicago including Lou Conte, Stone and Camryn, Gus Giordano's and Joel Hall... Read more

Marianne Kyler


Daniel has lead a life full of dancing, from his education, to his performing years, to his over 30 years as a teacher. Mr. Danny is a beloved teacher who specializes in jazz and lyrical dance and has been on staff at The Dance Studio Ltd. for 27 years, and now at Momentum for his 4th year.

Daniel Ruiz


Eurika Porto is a renowned international choreographer and teacher. She was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where she started her dance training at the age of 6. At age 14, she was on scholarship at the Municipal Theater School of Ballet in Rio de Janeiro and shortly after, joined a professional modern company in Brazil...

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Eurika Porto


Nina has been dancing since the age of 3 and teaching dance since 2007. For most of her early dance career, Nina trained and competed with the Hickory Hills Dance Troupe, winning high awards in jazz and contemporary... Read more

Nina Ulman


Elijah is a Danville, VA native and just recently earned both a BS in Civil/Environmental

Engineering as well as a BA in Dance Performance... Read More

Elijah Motley


Sara Kreyer grew up in Rochester, NY where she began dancing competitively at the age of 7. She continued her theater and dance education through college, while she started teaching at 17 years old, and choreographing and performing on three of Rochester's professional dance teams... Read More

Sara Kreyer


Christina, originally from Chesapeake, Virginia, is in her final stage as an MA candidate for Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling. This program focuses on finding connections of the mind, body, and spirit through observing and analyzing movement, sharing empathy, and building a therapeutic  movement relationship from a place of curiosity, openness, acceptance, and love... Read More

Christina Hudgins

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