Meet the Staff
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Hometown: Plainfield, NJ
Education: Dance Associates
Favorite Gymnastics Skill: Handstand
What inspires me: Students’ passion for learning
What I do at InMovement: I teach school-aged classes and coach team!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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
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!
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!
Hometown: Huntingdon, PA
Education In Progress: 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
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!