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About Us

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Miss Tianna May- Melton: Owner, Instructor

Miss Tianna has been dancing for 30+ years and teaching for 21. She received training from various dance studios and danced competitively both on the regional and national levels. She was also a member of the Greater Lansing Ballet Company where she studied under Barbara Banakikowski Smith and also received training with Ballet Magnificat. Tianna graduated from Calvin College with a degree in psychology and dance. She has a heart for those with special needs and has created dance programs for many local studios and churches. She Introduced "Joy In Motion" to the community, which is a nonprofit division of Integrity that offers free dance lessons to students with disabilities.

Miss Hope Welch:  Jazz, Contemporary, Ballet Instructor

Miss Hope has been dancing for 25 years and teaching for 14. She has been trained in ballet, jazz, contemporary, modern, tap and folk. Miss Hope trained with Lori Ladwig at the Jackson Ballet Company for many years and then later at the Greater Lansing Ballet Company with Barbara Banakikowski Smith. Miss Hope graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in psychology and a health promotion specialization. While there she also studied Laban and Modern dance. Miss hope also has a Master's in Psychology and is our Outreach Team Director.

Miss Isabella Ensworth: Tap/Ballet Instructor

Miss Isabella has been dancing for 15+ years and is proficient in Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, and Modern. She trained at various studios and has danced competitively at national levels. She was a semi-professional dancer for Jimmy John’s Field and a member of Detroit Tap Repertory. She is currently studying Elementary Education and Dance at Hope College. She is currently a dancer for StrikeTime, a pre-professional dance company at Hope College. She has a passion for teaching kids and watching them grow!

Miss Ashley Isenhoff: Musical Theatre Instructor

Miss Ashley has been performing with Civic Theatre and Circle Theatre for 10 years where she has had many lead roles such as Leisel, Little Red Riding Hood and Scout. She was also the dance captain for Annie, the Musical. 

Ashley has trained locally in ballet, tap, jazz and lyrical and loves singing, acting, and playing the piano. She is the eldest of seven and has always enjoyed being the “director." Miss Ashley is thrilled to work with such talented young students!

Miss Talia Lebowitz: Ballet & Pointe Instructor

Miss Talia grew up in Agoura Hills California and started her dance training at California Dance Theatre. She began teaching at CDT as an assistant teacher and has continued to teach ballet, pointe, variations, and conditioning in their summer programs over the past three years. In 2018, she joined Kansas City Ballet School’s daytime program and then joined KCBs trainee program for the following two years. While at KCB, Talia had the opportunity to perform in Devon Carney’s productions of The Nutcracker and Swan Lake. She also continued her teaching experience in Kansas City Ballet school. In 2021, Talia joined Grand Rapids Ballet as an apprentice and was promoted to Company in 2023. While at GRB she has performed in Val Caniparoli’s The Nutcracker, Christopher Stowell’s A Midsummer Nights Dream, James Sofranko’s Mozart and Romeo and Juliet, George Balanchine’s Serenade and Who Cares, and Lar Lubovitch’s Elemental Brubeck.

 

Miss Makayla Fisher: Jazz and Lyrical Instructor

Miss Mak is a Metro Detroit native who has trained in various dance styles for the past 16 years. Her most recent accomplishments include winning back to back National Dance Alliance titles in 2021 and 2022 in the DII Team performance catagory with her team at Davenport University. As a current student at DU, Miss Mak is a third year member of the dance team as well as a student in the nursing program. She is also a small group leader with the InterVarsity Ministries chapter at DU. She is enthusiastic about sharing her passions with the next generation of dancers.

Miss Holly Volkerding:  Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical Instructor

Miss Holly has been dancing for 18 years and danced competitively for 8 years. She has been trained in Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Modern, and Musical Theater. After graduating high school, Miss Holly attended DePaul University with a major in Film & Television and a minor in Performance Studies. She studied acting, performance theory, and modern dance at The Theater School at DePaul. She was also part of the DePaul Dance Company where she choreographed and performed in Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz, and Musical Theater. Miss Holly has utilized her love for dance and film as a background and a featured dancer in music videos and short films as well as behind the scenes as a movement choreographer. She is excited to continue her journey at Integrity Dance as our Marketing Manager and instructor.

 

Miss Bre Dill:  Hip Hop Instructor

Miss Bre is going into her 15th year dancing here at IDA, where she has trained in Hip Hop, Ballet, Contemporary, and Jazz. She is the Senior Captain of the Outreach Team and enjoys the opportunity to perform throughout the community. Miss Bre is also Senior Captain of the Grandville Varsity Dance Team where she has competed throughout West Michigan winning numerous awards. Miss Bre is so excited to watch her students learn and grow as dancers this upcoming year! 

Miss Ariana Coipel:  Ballet Instructor

Miss Ariana was born and raised in Byron Center where she danced at IDA for 7 years. She trained in ballet, contemporary, jazz and pointe. Miss Ariana was a senior captain on the IDA outreach team, as well as a Joy In Motion Coach. Miss Ariana trained in the summer with both the Grand Rapids Ballet, and the Joffrey Ballet in New York City. Currently, Miss Ariana is pursuing a double major in dance and exercise science at Grand Valley State University. Miss Ariana is excited to share her love of dance and teaching with her students this year!

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