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The Team

Meet the Team

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Don Francis

Founder & Artistic Director

Sandra Romanski 

 

Sandra has been performing, choreographing, teaching dance for almost 20 years. Sandra has her BFA in dance and has performed and choreographed artistic dance works nationally and internationally.

 

In 2016, Sandra attained her yoga teaching certification and that completely altered how she shows up to teach her students in the classroom. Sandra's mission is to help individuals reach their potential with a focus on body awareness and mindfulness. Creating learning environments where students can thrive is her passion. 

Sandra is also currently in schooling to obtain her Yoga Therapist certification and is very excited to share yoga therapy with individuals in her community.

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Ashley Jones

Assistant Artistic Director & Tap Program Coordinator

Eriketa Cirulli

 

Keta is a native of Buffalo, New York and has been dancing since she was five years old. She graduated from Buffalo State College with a B.A. in dance and theater. She has performed and taught both nationally and internationally. 

Keta relocated to Kingman in 2014 and has been teaching dance in our community ever since. She is inspired to take the best parts of the established dance practices and codified techniques created generations before us and provide a space where dancers can learn, thrive, and reach their goals. 

Keta will also be our Tap Program Coordinator. We are excited for what's to come with her program  "Tapped In."

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Tess Brown

Dance Instructor

Laura Evans

Laura Evans was born in Lake Havasu City, raised in Parker and is a member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes. She graduated from Arizona State University with her fine arts degree in choreography. At ASU, the emphasis was contemporary ballet and modern dance.

Since graduating, Laura has taught dance and workshops around the area. She has choreographed for the Miss Indian Arizona pageants in Parker and Phoenix. In her spare time Laura plays her clarinet with the Kingman Orchestra, Kingman polka band and the Lake Havasu City Symphonic Winds Band. She is married, has two kiddos and is ready to have dance as part of her daily life again.

 
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Lisa Rose

Teacher Assistant & Front Desk 

Amelia Spurlock

Amelia has been dancing ever since she was 9 years old. She is currently a teacher's assistant in the classroom and also helps manage business projects. She is a wonderful role model for the students and will soon begin pursing a degree in business.

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Lisa Rose

Dance Instructor & Front Desk

Whitney Williams 

Whitney grew up in Southern California where she was very active in her high school marching band and part of the drill team. After graduation she spent the next ten years as a preschool teacher and after-school coordinator for the Murrieta Valley School District.

Her passion for learning and teaching toddlers and young children dance came about through

helping her daughters in their dance classes. She hopes to shape the lives of young children by

teaching them dance and also instilling

confidence, motivation, and inspiration to be the best they can be both in dance and in their lives. 

Whitney and her husband have lived in Kingman since 2018 and are the proud parents of three

high energetic children.

 

We are very excited to have Whitney lead our Little Sparks class!

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Tess Brown

Guest Faculty

Brooke Sahawneh

Brooke's passion for dance started when she was just 9 years old. Brooke graduated from the CLI Dance Conservatory in Massachusetts where she had the pleasure of training with a multitude of choreographers in a variety of genres such as Teddy Forance, Akira Uchida, and Riley Watts. She currently resides in Texas continuing her dance studies in the Joffrey Ballet School Trainee Program. She aspires to dance with a professional contemporary company. She loves to teach and share her passion to help guide dancers connect body, mind, and soul. It's inspiring to see how movement can help in finding themselves as individuals. 

 
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Tess Brown

Event Manager & Front Desk 

Jaime Cook 

Jaime was born in Phoenix, but lived in California for most of her childhood. After graduating from Chico State University, California with her BA in Liberal Studies she moved to Kingman 17 years ago. Her and her husband started their family in 2013 and now have two fun and loving children.   Jaime worked at Kingman Regional Medical Center for 17 years, earning her MS in Human Services along the way and recently changed careers by joining the KUSD team so she could spend more time with her children. She was introduced to Sandra a few years ago and has loved watching her dancer blossom under her instruction. Jaime brings heart to Home Within Movement because she's always laughing, can relate to almost everyone, whether they're a student or a parent and she cares for all the dancers as if they were her own. When asked to describe herself Jaime said, "I'm really just a mom who loves to watch her daughter on stage. I've always been the type to lend a hand when help is needed and also lend an ear if you need someone to talk to. I am really happy that I can be a part of such a wonderful studio because I can see how big of a difference this place has made for my dancer; her confidence has grown as much as her dance technique and I can't wait to see what the future holds."

We are beyond excited to welcome Jaime as our event manager and front desk assistance!

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Tess Brown

Guest Faculty

Aaliyah Kufeld

Aaliyah's  dance journey started when she was just 5 years old. She is an aspiring professional dancer, and hopes to share her passion with her students. She is currently training under professional dancers/performers in Vegas as well as taking virtual dance classes from well-known artists in New York City and Canada. She has grown passionate for teaching, as it’s an amazing experience to witness dancers reach their goals and develop their own flare. 

 
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