MOTION STUDIO FACULTY

 

Owner & Director

Amy Robinson, Director
Amy received her dance education with an emphasis in Ballet at Springs City Ballet in Colorado Springs, Colorado, North Carolina School of the Arts, and Friends University in Wichita, Kansas. Mrs. Robinson has been educating dancers from toddler to pre-professional in ballet, tap, and jazz for over 20 years. Her passion to teach movement has lead her also to become a certified yoga and Pilates instructor. Amy has completed teachers’ trainings with leaders of the national yoga community at The Midwest Yoga Conference in 2002, and received a teaching certification from American Aerobic Association International/ International Sports Medicine Association in the same year. Amy Robinson is an ABT® certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.  Mrs. Robinson has practiced Pilates since her stay at North Carolina School of the Arts in 1994, has taught the principles and mat exercises for 17 years. She is also currently teaching movement classes for people with Parkinson's Disease. Miss Amy is also Mom to 3 boys; Jed, Magnus and Markus. 

 


Dance Department


  Jennifer Bobo Tumbling Instructor, has been teaching gymnastics for 12 years with the New Albany Floyd County Parks Department. She has her Bachelors’ of Science degree in Elementary Education from Indiana University Southeast. She currently works at Mt. Tabor Elementary as an Instructional Assistant. Last year she co-coached the cheerleading team at Mt. Tabor and has also taught cheerleading classes. Jenny's goal for her tumbling classes is for everyone to have fun, try their best, and improve their current skill level. 

 

 

 


Lew Winstead, Hip Hop Instructor, is a native Kentuckian and a duPont Manual and YPAS graduate. He attended New World School of the Arts in Miami Fl, before his love of dance took him on the road. He is a former Walt Disneyworld dancer and also worked for Norwegian and Century Cruise lines. He was a dancer for Tonya Mitchell on the N’Sync Pop Odyssey Tour and was a company member in Culture Shock, a Chicago-based hip hop dance company.

 

 


Tiffany Bordenkircher, A devoted dancer, who loves to share her passion for dance through teaching. Born and raised in Jeffersonville, IN. Began studying ballet, tap, jazz, and tumbling at age four, and continued for ten years at Simmonds Performing Arts in Jeffersonville, IN. Dance coach and dance board representative at St. Anthony of Padua in Clarksville, IN. Nearly a decade of dance instruction experience with enthusiasm for the choreography process. Continues dance education through open classes at the Louisville Ballet School and Moving Collective. A certified herbalist and stay-at-home mother of three who loves to volunteer and spend time actively raising her children, Keira, Arianna, and Aaron.

 

 


 Amanda Browning is originally from Bloomington, IL and received her BFA in Dance from Belhaven University. Since then, Amanda has danced with Ad Deum Dance Company, Front Porch Dance Company, Kim Robards Dance Company, and Ormao Repertory Dance Company. She has taught for the Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet School, Ballet Magnificent Trainee program, Belhaven University, The Dance Center of Colorado Springs, and Pikes Peak Community College. Her choreography has been a SERBA Festival Recipient and has been performed by companies such as the Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet, the Belhaven University’s Dance Ministry Ensemble, and High Altitude Dance Ensemble. Amanda currently lives in the Jeffersonville, IN with her husband and two children.

 


   Miss Amber, Tumbling and Baby Steps Instructor, fell in love with gymnastics when she was 6 years old and participated in competitive gymnastics through High School and coached High School gymnastics through college. She graduated from Michigan State University where she received a degree in Kinesiology (physical education and exercise science). After graduating, Amber coached competitive gymnastics for 5 years in Michigan. Today is an avid runner and mom and is very excited to be able to teach the art of tumbling at Motion Studio.

 

 

 


 

Sarah Sansom, Dance and Tumbling Instructor, started dancing at the age of seven. The Indianapolis native attended The Dance Company of Indianapolis and was a member of the Indianapolis Children's Dance League until she graduated from high school. After high school, Sarah attended the University of Indianapolis where she was co-captain of the Crimsonette Dance Team for two of the four years. During her undergrad years, sarah began teaching at The Dance Company of Indianapolis and continued doing so for the next six years. She has taught preschool, ballet, tap, jazz, tumbling, lyrical, modern, and pointe. Teaching dance for the past eight years, Sarah loves sharing her passion for dance with the next generation!


Music Department


Jennifer Constantine, Music Instructor, 20 years teaching experience, from the outskirts of Detroit, started her music study at the age of four. She participated in dance, theatrical performances, skits, and choirs throughout her educational course. Her first music teacher, Makiko Jones [teacher, performer, published composer], from Kokubunji, Tokyo, Japan, instructed her in piano for four years. When Makiko retired, Jennifer continued under the instruction of Lisa Azar, who was one of the leaders of the Music Teacher’s Association in her city. Throughout her life, Ms. Constantine has received professional instruction in the spectrum of instruments including: piano, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, violin, guitar, percussion, and more. She was taught the art of teaching by Lisa Azar while she was still under her musical instruction when she was just 13. By the age of 14, she began teaching private lessons. When she turned 15 she joined the city’s jazz band, playing the keyboard. Her whole life she has participated in performances, recitals, shows, and concerts, as she furthered her musical education and experience. She has also donated her time and worked pro bono to further the music education in her hometown. Since then, she has composed multiple works, as well as created specialty lesson plans for early childhood piano instruction. Theatre Instructor and Vocal Coach, for over 10 years, Ms. Constantine has been coaching and instructing groups of students and classes in stage performances, choirs, skits, short plays, and vocals. She has traveled to teach a variety of classes and groups who have performed at conventions in Quebec, Canaca; Destin, Florida; Gulfport, Mississippi; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Arkansas, Wisconsin, Tennessee, and more.

 


Michelle A. Welp, vocal instructor

Mrs. Welp got her start singing in choir at school and church in middle school and discovered her love for music. From there she began participating in musicals and show choir through high school and in local acting groups. Her favorite characters to portray were Golde in Fiddler on the Roof and Sr. Robert Anne in Nuncrackers. While attending Oakland City University, her college choir performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City under the direction of composer John Rutter.

During her 11 years of teaching, Mrs. Welp has had students and choirs attend local contests such as Solo & Ensemble and receive high scores resulting in silver and gold ratings.

Mrs. Welp holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Oakland City University and a Masters of Education from Indiana Wesleyan University.

She currently teaches K-8 music at St. Michael School in Louisville, KY. She also cantors at Holy Family Catholic Church.

Mrs. Welp lives in New Albany, IN with her husband and high school sweetheart, Adam, and their two children, Benjamin and Emma.


 Office Staff


  

 

 Michelle Ard, and Christi Peak are available at the front desk to answer questions, take enrollments and fit students properly for dance shoes and dance wear.