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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.
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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.
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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.
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From Syracuse, New York. Rhythmic gymnast up until elite level, and did Artistic gymnastics until level 8. I am still very passionate about the sport, and I have actively coached gymnastics and dance ever since in New York and Virginia. Flexibility is my main specialty which I acquired from rhythmic gymnastics. I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and concentration in exercise science from James Madison University. I am here to provide you with the best dance knowledge, along with the science behind the motion!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Welcome back to the TIM Staff! 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!
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Hannah is 18 years old and 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.
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Debra is an award winning choreographer who began dancing at the age of 6 and competing at the age of 8. She began choreographing her own solos at 14 and instructing classes of her own at the age of 15 at Dancebeat in Cary, NC. She studied rhythm tap under Gene Medler and took classes with the North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble from artists like Michelle Dorrance, Derick Grant and even Fayard Nicholas. Since, she has gone on to choreograph and teach various styles of dance to all age levels across North Carolina. In college, Debra was captain of the UNCW dance team and traveled the east coast as an assistant teacher for Starpower’s Power Pak program. After graduating from UNCW, Debra joined the Wilmington Hammerheads Dance Team and ultimately became the coach for four years. She has been teaching at many studios in the Wilmington area for more than 10 years. Under her instruction, Debra’s dancers have won numerous awards and several have even gone on to become teachers themselves. When she’s not in the studio tapping her toes, Debra can be found overseeing the digital news content at WECT. Let he know if you have any story ideas!
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Katia will be teaching the TIM Hip-Hop Companies August-May season: Katia began dance at the age of 5. Upon entering into college she gained interest in hip hop. She danced with Winston Salem State University hip hop crew called Talented In Motion for 2 years. She then transferred to UNCW and joined a phenomenal hip hop crew called “Physical Graffeeti” which she has been a member of this crew for 4 years. During these 4 years, she has had the opportunity to teach her own choreography for workshops, showcases, competitions, and many other performances. Physical Graffeeti are three time champions of Prelude Carolinas Regional Competition. Katia is currently a Graduate Student at UNCW pursing my masters in Higher Education. Her dreams and aspirations are not only to work with students but to hopefully own a dance school and be able to pour out into the community through dance.
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Jennifer Gage recently moved to the area from Chicago where she taught for over 20 years at many schools, including her own studio, NorthSide Dance Theater. She has danced with over 15 companies in her 25+ year professional career with styles ranging from classical ballet to jazz and hip-hop.
Much of her classical foundation is from her years with Anna and Barry Van-Cura, while on scholarship and performing with Ballet Tennessee. At 18 she moved to Chicago to fulfill her dream of becoming a professional dancer with the Joel Hall Dancers where she taught for 10 years, often subbing for Mr. Hall’s classes. She was also Rehearsal Assistant for his company and Ballet Mistress for his second company, JHD2.
Additional opportunities to be Rehearsal Assistant for Ballet Theater North’s Coppelia and Ballet Entre Nous for 10 seasons lead to her interest in choreographing her own work and starting her own not-for-profit company, Alliance Dance Company, in 2002. Through many various opportunities she has created over 100 choreographed pieces including 16 productions and 13 full length story works.
Jennifer is a huge believer in age appropriate/level appropriate and enjoys teaching with a positive and constructive philosophy.