Meet the Staff 2019-01-10T10:53:29+00:00

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

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 school aged class 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 Kate

Hometown:  Blacksburg, VA

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

Favorite Gymnastics Skill: kip

Hobby:  playing with my dogs, dancing, hiking, reading, and traveling!

What inspires me: watching kids reach their full potential and develop confidence, while having a blast!

What I do at InMovement: I coach our team program, assessment track, and parent-child classes.

Miss Teresa: Team Head Coach 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.

Miss Alex

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: Marketing and Social Media Manager, MOVE After School Coordinator, Preschool Class Manager

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.

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.

Mr. Eric

Hometown:  Weston, FL

Education: BM Music Performance from University of North Florida  

Favorite Gymnastics Skill: Cartwheel

Hobby:  Playing hockey and watching The Office on loop

What inspires me:  The sense of accomplishment

What I do at InMovement: I hold down the front desk at our Queen Village location

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.

Mr. Caleb

Hometown: Pennington, NJ

Education: B.S. Health: Science, Society, and Policy, Brandeis University, In Progress: Masters of Public Health, Jefferson University

Favorite Gymnastics Skill: Back Full!!!

Hobby: Hanging out with my dog and making cool sculptures

What Inspires me: I am inspired by people who help one another. There is nothing better than seeing students respectfully encourage one another and then sharing the joy when they make a new skill!

What I do at InMovement: I am a sub for school-aged classes and team!

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.

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 am the after school program counselor for the kids attending various classes at InMovement. I also help with admin related work at Mini InMovement.

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: Leaps

Hobbies:  Dancing, crocheting, traveling

What inspires me: Music, art, and my teachers

What I do at InMovement: I teach creative dance and school-aged gymnastics, and work birthday parties!

Miss Sabrina

Hometown: Fanwood, NJ

Education: Currently studying for my BFA in dance performance with a minor in business at the University of the Arts.

Favorite Gymnastics Trick: Headstand

Hobby: dancing, hiking and watching movies

What inspires me: Watching others working hard to achieve their personal goals and watching students grow from day to day!

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

Miss Sarah 

Hometown: Baltimore, MD

Education: BA in Dance and Sociology from Wesleyan University

Favorite Gymnastics Skill: Rolls and Cartwheels

Hobby:  Dancing and cooking

What inspires me: My teachers and students, dance, books, and TV

What I do at InMovement: I teach parent/child and preschool/kinder classes and our Move Your Body creative dance class.

Miss Bethany

Hometown:  Huntingdon Valley, PA

Education:  Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education

Favorite Gymnastics Skill: back full

Hobby:  hiking, going on bike rides, photography

What inspires me: seeing hard work pay off

What I do at InMovement: I teach our leveled gymnastics classes and Mini Ninjas!

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

Miss Brittany

Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT

Education:  BS in Exercise Science at University of Utah; DPT in Physical Therapy at New York University

Favorite Gymnastics Skill: Front Hip Circle on bars

Hobby: Playing with my dog

What inspires me: Helping others, no matter if it is kids or adults, helping everyone live their best life through sports, education, and love of their body and the capabilities it is able to do at any stage in life.

What I do at InMovement:  Coach classes on Saturdays and help out with team on Wednesday and Friday evenings at Temple.