Terrie Batson began dance training at the age of 5 and began Instructing at the age of 15 for the Baldwin-Copeland Studio of Dance in Wilmington, NC. She taught students of all ages Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Pointe, Clogging and Acrobatics. In 1989 Terrie moved to Atlanta and then to Raleigh where she continued her training & taught dance classes at several studios. Upon her return to Wilmington, at age 26, she continued to instruct students privately for pageants and dance competitions. Under her instruction many dancers have won numerous awards, scholarships and recognition in the dance arena and some have opened their own dance schools. Her routines and dancers have been awarded regional & national honors for choreography, dance spirit, overall placements, grand championships, etc. Terrie is also a judge for local & regional dance competitions. In 1993 Terrie opened Techniques In Motion School of Dance in Wilmington, NC and we are celebrating dance education in this area for 23 years!
Model, dancer and actress, Terrie Batson’s diverse artistic career includes being a Runway & Print Model as well as featured in several area & National TV Commercials & National Print Ads. She has acted in major feature films including Mary in “Cyborg” with Jean Claude VanDamme, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II, “29th Street” and in several Wilmington area Independent feature films such as The Gritters”, “Dale Archdale” , “Change”, “The Hermit”, “The Most Beautiful Girl In The World” , “Two Eleven” & “Finding Home”. Theatre productions include “Chicago”, “West Side Story”, “9 to 5”, “Namaste, Indiana”, “Catastropolis”, “Monk’s Brew”, “Beautiful Thing” “Looeyville”, “When I Last Saw Davy” , “The Bear” , “Mother Hood Out Loud” & “Dearly Beloved”. She may be seen in area Commercials such as Jay Taylor Exterminating, Hiro Japanese Steakhouse, Perry’s Emporium, Dicks Pawn & Super Store, Cape Fear Marble & Tile, Wilmington Power Sports & Wedding Dress Shoppe, regionally Food Lion & UNC Health Care, and nationally Levis Jeans, Planter’s Peanuts & GE.
Miss Jennifer began her dance training at the age of six. She studied under Baldwin-Copeland Studio of Dance, Danceworks & Techniques In Motion. She has been on the competition level since the age of eight and began assisting classes at the age of fourteen. At sixteen she began to instruct classes of her own. At 18 she was chosen from hundreds of dancers to tour the United States with Hoctor’s Dance Caravan as a Caravan Kid. During the experience she studied all forms of dance from world famous instructors, choreographers & performers. She received a degree from Louisburg College in Dance Performance and relocated to Orlando, Florida to entertain & perform at Universal Studios. In 2001 she reunited with T.I.M. School of Dance and has since been awarded numerous choreography & specialty awards.
TIM Alumni Whitney Glenn has once again joined the TIM Staff! 25 year old Whitney began dance classes at TIM at the age of 6. Her training & love for the art of dance includes Tap, Hip-Hop, Modern, Pointe but her strengths are Jazz & Ballet. She began instructing dance classes in various elements at 16 years old and as a Competitive Team Member for numerous years she won many 1st Places and Overalls as a Soloist & Team Dancer, received the 2005 Dance Youth Ambassador Award & toured as a prestigious “Caravan Kid” with Hoctor’s Dance Caravan studying extensively with Barry Youngblood, Jerry Rose & Lorrie Rousseu. Whitney’s dance styles & talent were also featured in several music videos filmed in local & regional areas. After graduating from Ashley High School in 2007 Whitney attended UNCG, studied for BFA in Dance and instructed Acrobatics, Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Lyrical & Ballet @ On Stage School of Dance in Greensboro, NC.
Four years ago Whitney’s life took a change and she relocated to Ohio to become a dance educator for The Movement Center School of Dance where the dancers she trained won countless awards including 1st place overalls as well as 2 Choreography awards and competed (and won ) against Abby Lee Miller & Candy Apple’s dancers both on and off air. Also while in Ohio Whitney extended her dance training with Sonya Tayeh, Travis Wall, Molly Grey, Mia Michaels, Tyce Diorio, Tokyo of SYTYCD, traveled with the New Visions Dance Company performing across Ohio & Pittsburg and worked helped to change lives as a CNA @ The James Cancer Center. Whitney is more than thrilled to be back in her hometown & at TIM in this capacity to share with the dancers her experience, love and passion for Dance! She also plans on continuing to pursue a career in Nursing. Miss Whitney will be teaching Ballet & Jazz recreational & company classes.
Mrs. Malinda began dancing when she was 6 at the YWCA and then later at Dian’s Dance World where she was a performer with the Goforth Dancers for many years.One highlight of that time was when she danced at West Point Military Academy for the cadets, and officer’s wives. While at Dian’s, Mrs. Malinda taught students in clogging, jazz, tap and ballet. In college, she started dancing at Danceworks Studio for the Performing Arts and later taught tap and creative movement to students ages 3-6.Mrs. Malinda has had the honor of working with George Lucas on the TV show “The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles” as well as performing in local theater as a choreographer and featured dancer. Joining the TIM family in 2005 and then beginning to teach in 2006, she and her daughters are thankful for all the fun and friends they have made during their time here. Mrs. Malinda is currently a teacher in New Hanover County Schools where she has been employed since 1996.
Ashley is 20 years old and has been dancing at T.I.M. since the age of 2. Dancing competitively for 13 years, she has participated in many dance competitions and conventions. Ashley specializes in Tap and Hip Hop but has been trained in all genres from Ballet to Jazz. She is currently enrolled in UNCW with the goal of graduating in 2020 with a Bachelors degree in Clinical Research and a minor in Psychology. Ashley is also a member of UNCW’s hip hop dance crew, Physical Graffeeti, which preforms all over North Carolina and Virginia.
Shannon Clark is 18 years old and started dancing at the age 7. At the age of 8 she started competing. In 2013 at On Pointe Dance Competition she received a Platinum 1st place for her solo and also received 1st overall senior solo.She has danced for 11 years and has danced at Techniques in Motion her whole life and has loved every minute of it. She has taken lyrical, tap, jazz, ballet, hip-hop, and modern. Shannon has assisted dance classes since the age of 13.She is also a substitute dance teacher. Shannon plan’s on attending Cape Fear Community College in the fall so she can stay in Wilmington to continue dancing and teaching. She loves to dance and work with the students at Techniques in Motion.
Miss Lane Smith born and raised in Wilmington NC. Began dancing at the age of three at Baldwin-Copeland Studio of Dance with Terrie Batson. Has since then studied at Techniques in Motion, Dance Force and Studio One. Started dancing competitively starting at eight years old. Has attended many dance conventions and competitions including Dance Caravan, Showstoppers, and Monsters of Hip Hop. Has been trained in tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary and modern. Loves all forms of dance but has to admit tap feels like home. Excited to be back at Techniques in Motion around the thing she love most.
Hayley Fowler has been a TIM Dancer since the age of 3! She started competing as a Mini company member at the age of 6. Trained in gymnastics by Carolina and Port City Gymnastics, she continued to dance with Techniques In Motion and completed dance & acro training until graduating from Eugene Ashley High School in 2013. She was also a dance/acro teacher assistant for four years. Miss Hayley’s strongest element in dance is Acrobatics and Lyrical, but she is also trained in Hip-Hop, Tap, Modern, Jazz and even Zumba! She is the daughter of Melissa Fowler who was a former Acrobatics teacher at Techniques In Motion. Miss Hayley is a mother of a beautiful daughter Parker Ann and she now attends Cape Fear Community College for Early Child Hood education. Hayley will be instructing Acro Level 1 starting August 2014!
Hannah began her dance training at the age of 3. She competed competitively for 11 years in many dance elements and received several Dance Scholarships including: Dancerpalooza, Groove Dance Convention, Jump Dance Convention, Broadway dance, and many more. She also received many Judges Choice awards throughout her competitive dance career. Hannah is both CPR and First- Aid certified and has been a TIM studio assistant and sub teacher for the past several years. Hannah’s strongest dance element is Hip-Hop and Tap, but she also has training in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Acro, Pointe, Jazz- Funk and more! Hannah Graduated Eugene Ashley High School in 2016 and plans on attending Cape Fear Community College to study Childhood Education in hopes of becoming an Elementary School Teacher.
Kelsey Stott began dance training at the age of 2 and starting dancing competitively at the age of 6. Growing up she danced at Calvert School of Dance, The Dance Attic, and CC & Co. Dance Complex training in tap, jazz, ballet, contemporary, and hip-hop. Kelsey attended numerous dance competitions and dance conventions such as JUMP, NYCDA, NUVO, Starpower, On Stage America, etc. She has received training from dancers like Travis Wall, Nick Lazzarini, Mia Michaels, Sonya Tayeh, Martha Nichols, and Mike Minery. Kelsey began as a tap instructor at the age of 16 at Field of Dreams Performing Arts Conservatory. After teaching there for two years, Kelsey headed off to college at The University of North Carolina Wilmington. Throughout her entire college career, Kelsey was a member and performer for UNCW Dance Company. Every year she auditioned and was selected to choreograph and perform the tap dance for UNCW Dance Company’s annual showcase.
Kelsey is now a graduate of UNCW with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Applied Behavior Analysis and Developmental/Intellectual Disabilities. Kelsey works full-time for Mission Made Jewelry which is a local non-profit that is working to break the cycle of poverty for individuals around the world through the sale of handmade products and Rekon Intelligence, an event management company that hosts regional and national events. Kelsey absolutely loves dance and cannot wait to work with all of the students at Techniques in Motion! Miss Kelsey will be teaching the Elite Tap Technique class & 9-11 Tap.
A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Kara Wilkes began her professional career performing classical and contemporary work for five seasons with Milwaukee Ballet Company. In 2006, she became a soloist for Victor Ullate Ballet in Madrid, Spain. In 2007, she joined North Carolina Dance Theatre (now Charlotte Ballet) where she danced leading roles for four seasons. Wilkes was named one of “25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine in 2009, and joined Alonzo King Lines Ballet, based in San Francisco, in 2011. During her five seasons with Lines, she was named one of “12 Standout Performances of 2015” by Pointe magazine. In 2016, Wilkes choreographed works for the Lines BFA program at Dominican University in California, and for Midland Festival Ballet in Texas. In 2017, Kara premiered a choreographic work in the Wilmington Dance Festival. She has taught all levels of dance, including master classes for East Carolina University, UC Santa Barbara, and in Dublin, Ireland. Kara is currently pursuing her MFA in Dance through Hollins University. Mrs. Kara will be instructing one of the Elite Ballet classes & Pointe 1!
Nicole started dancing at age 4 and trained in Charlotte, NC. She trained with University City Performing Arts, Grand Central Academy of Performing Arts, and Miller Street Dance Academy. Nicole is trained in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical, acrobatics, modern, and contemporary. Nicole danced competitively for 8 years regionally and nationally. She won numerous overall awards, judges’ awards, titles, and scholarships. Additionally, Nicole has taken classes with New York City Rockette Heather Langham, Noelle Marsh from So You Think You Can Dance Season 6, Sterling Masters from Wicked The Musical, Eric Sutphin a musical theatre choreographer, Gavin Lee who played Bert in the Broadway Musical Mary Poppins, and Abby Lee Miller from Lifetime’s Dance Moms. Nicole was a Junior Member of Carolina Dance Masters and is studying to take her teacher certification exams. Currently, Nicole is a student at UNCW studying accounting. Tap is one of her favorite dance styles and she is very excited to share her love of dance! Miss Nicole is the Junior Company Tap Technique Instructor.
Kelly Johnson was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas. Her enjoyment for dance began at the age of 4, starting in both ballet and tap. At age 8, she began a more serious level of training in ballet under the instruction of Sharon Rogers with Rogers Ballet Inc. Here she additionally trained in tap and jazz. Kelly went on to achieve her B.F.A. in Ballet at Friends University, graduating in the Spring of 2016. Training under the direction of Stan K. Rogers and Sharon Rogers, she has developed the skills to train, teach, and choreograph in the upmost professional manner. Kelly has worked with well-known choreographers such as Dominic Walsh (Dominic Walsh Dance Theatre), James Wallace (Director of Dawson/Wallace Dance Project), and Melonie Buchanan Murray (Ballet Professor at The University of Utah). Additionally, she has taken a master class from Alonzo King, director of the contemporary ballet company, Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet.
During the summer of 2016 she attended the Oklahoma City Ballet summer intensive on Scholarship, where she trained for six weeks under the direction of Robert Mills (Director), Penny Askew (School Director), and OKC Ballet Principle and soloist company members. Kelly has been teaching ballet at Midwest Dance Mechanix in her home town for the past Spring and Summer sessions, in which she has worked with various levels of dancers being of age 3-18. She is thrilled to continue her work as an instructor in Wilmington, with Techniques in Motion, while additionally training with The Wilmington Ballet Company under direction of Elizabeth Hester. Miss Kelly will be instructor for Monday Elite Ballet Company class & Pointe.