"The girls love being a part of this family. They love how much they are learning and growing as dancers" -Sonya
Meet Our Amazing Team Members
Here at Beautiful Feet Dance Studio, we aspire to be the best dance educators and mentors that we can be. We are passionate about teaching and feel blessed to have the opportunity to be a part of our dancers’ lives.
We would love to meet your family!
Meet Amanda Humphrey
Amanda’s 13 year ballet and dance career has taken her far, both domestic and abroad. She has been accepted to and trained at many esteemed, professional ballet and dance academies, some of which include:
- Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle, WA;
- Ballet Chicago, Chicago, IL;
- Charlotte Ballet, Charlotte, NC;
- Chautauqua Institution, Upstate NY;
- Kaatsbaan Extreme Ballet, NY;
- DanceArts, Vienna, Austria;
- Valentina Kozlova Dance Conservatory Intensive Program, Sotogrande, Spain;
- Valentina Kozlova Dance Conservatory of New York, NYC.
In addition to her training and performing, Amanda also competed in the 2017 European Ballet Grand Prix in Vienna, Austria. From 180 students of 30 countries, Amanda received 1st place in the contemporary category and the highest-score in the classical ballet portion for her age group. At the 2018 European Ballet Grand Prix, she received the highest score for classical variations in her age category.
Amanda not only loves dance but also recognizes the gift and privilege it is to teach and mentor. She loves the Beautiful Feet Dance Studio family and feels extremely blessed to share her love of dance with her students.
Meet Krista Grove
Miss Krista discovered her love for dance at age five, growing up near Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan. She was a student at T.A.G. dance productions, and eventually traveled throughout the U.S. for six years with the competitive dance team from the Trixie Hardy Dance Studio of Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario. It was at the Sherry Walsh Dance Academy, also in Sault, Ontario that she achieved her Associate Dance Teachers Certification in Jazz, from the British Association of Teachers of Dance (BATD).
While still a student in High School, Miss Krista began her teaching career with Just Dance of Saint Ignace, implementing satellite programs for area schools, to bring the art of dance to outlying areas. At Just Dance, she was a prominent fixture, teaching primarily Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Acrobatics, Hip Hop, Pom Pons, Cabaret, and Lyrical to students of all ages. Most recently, she was an instructor at the Academy of Performing Arts in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan where she choreographed and worked behind the scenes for numerous full-scale theatrical productions.
With over 20 years of dance experience and nearly eighteen years of teaching experience, Miss Krista looks forward to sharing her talents and love of dance with her new family at Beautiful Feet Dance Studio, for many years to come.
Meet Melody Hovie
Melody grew up in Napa, CA and resided there until she and her twin brother Micah, graduated High School. Growing up in Napa allowed for Melody to attend bilingual schools and develop a fluency in the Spanish language as well as develop strong foundatinos in many dance styles. She has been able to travel to Spanish speaking coutries and share her passion for dance with locals through teaching classes as well as compete and win a grand national title with NDA in Orlando, Florida.
Melody has had many opportunities to teach dance at local dance and fitness studios as well as participate in community events in Northern California. She has not only worked as a dance and fitness instructor and coach, but has worked as a Firefighter with CAL FIRE. Since moving to Michigan, Melody plans to continue education and training in Pilates and Nursing in the future.
Meet Bri Cleveland
Bri grew up in Napa, California and piqued an interest in dance when she was in middle school. A friend showed her how to do the worm and the robot, and she was instantly hooked on hip hop. She enrolled in a Street Dance class offered Napa High School where she learned about the history and roots of hip hop, as well as various styles including breaking, popping, locking, and funk styles. Bri attended UC Davis, where she majored in Exercise Biology, and joined a student-run hip hop dance crew called Mobility, and was a director and choreographer from 2008- 2010. Over the years, she has had the opportunity to take classes from some of the biggest influencers in the hip hop world including Poppin’ Pete, NappyTabs, Mari Madrid, and the Jabbawockeez.
Bri and her husband Clint moved to Petoskey in 2013, where she met Alexis and began teaching hip hop at Studio 45 from 2013- 2015. In May 2018, Bri graduated from Mind Body Institute to pursue her career in Massage Therapy. She will also be coming on board to teach Intermediate, Advanced, and Adult Hip Hop classes starting Fall 2018.