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!
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
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: 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: 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 assist with after school program coordination for the kids attending various classes at InMovement. I also help with admin related work.
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.
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: 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!
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
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!
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.
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.
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Education In Progress: Bachelor of Arts in Music, Westminster Choir College
Favorite Gymnastics Skill: Roundoff
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.
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Education In Progress: BA in English from Skidmore College
Favorite Gymnastics Skill: Leaping
What inspires me: Greta Thunberg
What I do at InMovement: I am an administrative assistant at InMovement!