Meet the Staff

SARA TRINDADE MFA

Owner: Sara Trindade MFA

Sara Trindade is the founder/director of InMovement . She moved to Philadelphia ten years ago to attend Temple University, where she pursued and received her Masters of Fine Arts in Dance and Choreography in 2006. Sara resided in Montclair, New Jersey until she ventured to Massachusetts to receive her BS in Psychology, with a minor in Dance, in 2002 from Springfield College. Before dancing, Sara was a successful Level 9 competitive gymnast participating in state, regional and national competitions all through her youth. Sara went on to become an asset to the Springfield College Gymnastics Team, winning college awards and ranking nationally. Her dance and gymnastics teaching career began at the age of 14 and she has been honing her skills ever since. Sara has taught, choreographed and developed programs for YMCAs, preschools, high schools, Synagogues, camps, gymnastics centers and dance studios. She has taught numerous dance related classes as an adjunct professor at both Temple University and Rowan University. Sara is also an advanced  yoga practitioner and enjoys incorporating what she learns into her teaching and programming. She is passionate about physical movement and tries any new activity that comes her way in order to share it with her staff and students. Creating Philly InMovement is a dream realized and she enjoys every second of it!

Mr. Ben: Operations manager and enrichment program developer

Hometown: Elkins Park PA

Education: BA in film and media from Temple University

Favorite Gymnastics Skill: Front Handspring Vault

Hobby: theater, photography, music

What inspires me: people who take their time and energy to help others

What I do at InMovement: I am the operations manager, which means I oversee the coordination and execution of all the different class offerings here at P.I.M. I also teach Intro, Gym 1/2/3, Ninja class, FUN-damentals, and Stunting and Climbing.

Miss Becka: Recreational program director

Hometown: Easton, PA

Education: B.A. in Communication from DeSales University

Favorite Gymnastics Skill: Front walkover

Hobby: Running and yoga

What inspires me: My family! I have six younger siblings who keep my awesome parents super busy. They taught me so much about working with kids!

What I do at InMovement: I am the Recreational Director at InMovement. I also teach Gym for Fun 1-3, Gym 1-3, Tumbling, and lots of other classes too!

COACH Kate: CO-HEAD INTENSIVE PROGRAM DIRECTOR AND CO-hEAD TEAM COACH

Hometown: Blacksburg, VA

Education: BA in English Literature, BA in Modern Foreign Languages (Spanish)

Favorite Gymnastics Skill: kip!

Hobby: In my free time I love to read! I also enjoy hiking, dancing, taking my 3 pups out for walks, dancing, cooking, and exploring.

What inspires me: I truly believe gymnastics is the best sport in the world, and I want to pass on that passion to the next generation!

What I do at InMovement: I co-head our competitive team, specifically the Junior Olympic Program & our Pre-Team. I also teach parent-child, recreational gymnastics, camp, and our fast-track program!

Miss Teresa: XCEL TEAM HEAD Coach, team co-director, and Adult Program Coordinator

Hometown: Pottstown, PA

Education: Film and Media Arts Degree at Temple University

Favorite Gymnastics Skill: Side Aerial (no handed cartwheel)

Hobby: Gymnastics, Filmmaking, and Rock Climbing

What inspires me: Watching kids/adults accomplish new skills while furthering themselves in the sport.

What I do at InMovement: I am the head coach of our team programs and I also teach School-Aged Classes and coordinate the Adult Program.

MR Alex: XCEL TEAM head COACH

Hometown: San Francisco

Education: Enough for now

Favorite Gymnastics Skill: Back layout

Hobby: Cooking, Baking

What inspires me: Posters of cats that say “hang in there”

What I do at InMovement: I am the assistant coach for our team program and I teach school-aged classes and preschool classes.

Miss Chelsea: Mini InMovement General Manager

Hometown: Prince George’s County, Maryland

Education: University of the Arts Philadelphia/ BFA in Modern Dance

Favorite Gymnastics Skill: Front handspring

Hobby: Singing

What inspires you: My two boys inspire me to be the best version of myself. Having two little ones makes me work hard to achieve  all my dreams.

What I do at InMovement: I manage day-to-day operations at Mini InMovement and teach parent/child, pre-school/kinder, and after school gymnastics classes!

Miss Ashley: Preschool Class Manager, Marketing and Social Media Manager, Birthday Party Coordinator

Hometown: Erial, New Jersey

Education: BA in Social Sciences with a minor in sociology and history from Rider University

Favorite Gymnastics Skill: handstands

Hobby: Running and reading

What inspires me: Seeing individual students develop confidence in their abilities.

What I do at InMovement: I wear many hats at InMovement, from lesson planning for Preschool classes to directing our online presence through social media. You can even catch me here on the weekends as I am the point person for all things Birthday Party-related!

Miss Sophia: Administrative Manager

Hometown: Kennett Square, PA

Education: BA in Dance at University of Colorado at Boulder

Favorite Gymnastics Skill: Handstand

Hobby: Dancing, tree-climbing, painting, and baking

What inspires me: Watching our kiddos learn to support each other, find creative solutions to problems, and giggle!

What I do at InMovement: I coordinate all things administrative including manning the front desk, organizing registration, client communications, and handling payments.

Miss Renee

Hometown: Plainfield, NJ

Education: Dance Associates

Favorite Gymnastics Skill: Handstand

Hobby:  Dancing

What inspires me: Students’ passion for learning

What I do at InMovement: I teach school-aged classes and coach team!

Mr. Mike

Hometown: Perkasie, Pa

Favorite Gymnastics Skill: Back/Front Hip Circles

Hobby:  Playing in Punk Bands. Eating Tacos.

What inspires me: Coming into work everyday and making children laugh.

What I do at InMovement: I teach preschool/kinder classes and school-aged classes and lead birthday parties.

Miss Elaine

Hometown: Frederick, MD

Education: Currently a freshman acting major at the University of the Arts

Favorite gymnastics skill: Front walkover/ Front Aerial

Hobby: Acting and Dance

What Inspires Me: Good movies, music, genuine people

What I do at InMovement: I teach school-aged gymnastics classes and preschool classes.

Miss Eugenia

Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela.

Education: Degree in Human Resources and Certifications in Aerials.

Favorite Gymnastics Skill: Aerials (silks, hoop, hammock), backbends, splits, handstands.

Hobby: Practice and try new movements in all the aerials elements, dance in front of the mirror and eat a lot of chocolates.

What inspires me: Me inspira poder enseñarle a los niños lo que amo, darles una experiencia fuera de lo común, siempre afirmando que no hay limites y que podemos lograr todo lo que nos propongamos con una enorme sonrisa. En todo amar y servir.

What I do at InMovement: I teach aerials classes and intro classes.

Mr. Kenny

Hometown: Arlington, VA

Education: BFA in Graphic Design from The University of the Arts

Favorite Gymnastics Skill: Tuck Jump

Hobby: Creating and producing music

What inspires me: People ultimately inspire me to do more, from my girlfriend, to my friends, to my family and the people who strive to solve problems for those who need it most everyday

What I do at InMovement: I assist with after school program coordination for the kids attending various classes at InMovement. I also help with admin related work.

Miss Margot

Hometown: Westport, CT

Education: BA in Dance with Concentrations in teaching and choreography, minors in Mathematics and Spanish, from Muhlenberg College 2016

Favorite Gymnastics Skill: Turns!

Hobbies: Crocheting, dancing, cuddling my cat, drinking coffee

What inspires me: I’m inspired when I see children moving their bodies dynamically and enthusiastically, and when they work together to create something new and express themselves through movement.

What I do at InMovement: I teach Move Your Body, assist Aerial Circus, teach Gymnastics, and lead Birthday Parties.

Miss Brielle

Hometown:  West Deptford, NJ

Education:  BFA University of the Arts

Favorite Gymnastics Skill: Round Off

Hobby:  Music, food, and my dog

What inspires me: Coffee and seeing students succeed

What I do at InMovement: I teach our little ones

Mix Bailey

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Education: BFA in Acting from The Univeristy of The Arts

Favorite Gymnastics Skill: Hello Goodbye Jumps

Hobby: Crafting, yoga, puzzles, hiking

What Inspires Me: Watching people learn everyday.

What I do at InMovement: I teach parent/child and preschool/kinder classes and assist with birthday parties!

Miss Tara

Hometown: Harrisburg, PA

Education In Progress: BS in Entertainment & Arts Management from Drexel University

Favorite Gymnastics Skill: clear hip

Hobby: Movies and music

What inspires me: My family and friends

What I do at InMovement: I teach preschool/kinder classes, school-aged classes, and coach team!

Miss COTY

Hometown: Roswell, Ga

Education In Progress: BS in psychology, minor in women’s and gender studies, pursuing master in couple and family therapy

Favorite Gymnastics Skill: Handstand!

Hobby: Rock climbing

What inspires me: Seeing kids learn new skills and feeling accomplished, helping them build confidence in themselves and to achieve more skills in the future.

What I do at InMovement: Saturday classes and birthday parties!

Miss Loren

Hometown: Huntingdon, PA

Education: BA from Oberlin College, MFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, CMA from the Laban/Bartenieff institute of Movement Studies

Favorite Gymnastics Skill: 1-handed cartwheel

Hobby: Crafting

What inspires me: I love finding and helping others find joy, freedom, and community through movement.

What I do at InMovement: I help kids have fun and be safe at gymnastics-themed birthday parties!

COACH ANNINA

Hometown: Delmar, NY

Education: BA in Linguistics and Philosophy at Smith College

Favorite Gymnastics Skill: Kip and Handstand

Hobby: Gardening, woodworking, and playing cello

What inspires me: I am inspired by kids who like to have fun, work hard, and laugh in the process.

What I do at InMovement: I coach a variety of classes ranging from parent-child to competitive team.

MISS erin

Hometown: Woodstock, MD

Education In Progress: General AA and BA in film at Temple University

Favorite Gymnastics Skill: Star jumps and cartwheels!!!

Hobby: Watching movies

What inspires me: The environment and my friends

What I do at InMovement: I Assist Miss Ashley with parent/child classes and ensure the overall safety of kids at Philly InMovement.

MIX TSARINA

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Education In Progress: Bachelor of Arts in Music, Westminster Choir College

Favorite Gymnastics Skill: Roundoff

Hobby: singing choral music, volunteering for Project Meow (taking care of kitties), coding (JavaScript, HTML, Node.js), drinking copious amounts of coffee

What inspires me: coffee, creating an exciting and safe learning environment for kids

What I do at InMovement: I teach Parent/Child classes, pre-school/kinder classes, assist with birthday parties, and facilitate our MOVE After School program.

MISS NELL

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Education In Progress: BA in English from Skidmore College

Favorite Gymnastics Skill: Leaping

Hobby: Plants

What inspires me: Greta Thunberg

What I do at InMovement: I am an administrative assistant at InMovement!