Destiny Cartwright is a teacher in training assistant who has been dancing since the age of 2 years old. She began dancing Ballet at Senter Stage dance studio in Plymouth, Indiana and continued her dream of dance at the LifePlex Dance Academy. Destiny continues her Ballet training under Marcia Heintzberger, Ballroom dance training under Mewsette Cartwright and Acrodance with Holly Ripley. Destiny aspires to attend Acrodance certification course this year and expand her dance knowledge with master instructors around the nation. Destiny's second love is riding horses and competing for fun, and pleasure, and her career goal is to be a dance instructor and work with horses. Destiny's Creative Rhythm class (Supervised by the Dance Director) is intended for dancers to explore the creativity of improv and movement. Dancers are encouraged to create, stretch their imagination, and bring a story line to life through dance. Dancers must be enrolled in a Ballet or other foundational classes.
Blake Gaines: is a Plymouth native who currently serves in the United States Marine Corps. While he has a passion for serving our country, his other passion is becoming a Nationally Certified Ballroom Instructor. He has been part of the LDA family since April of 2015. Since that time he has dedicated the majority of his time to becoming certified and has always had a deep enthusiasm for dance. Blake has performed in our annual DWTS benefit events on several occasions. Whether it be social functions or just busting a move whenever a song comes on, Blake always finds an opportunity to show off his talent.
Danielle LaFaive has lived in Plymouth, Indiana most of her life and has been dancing at the Lifeplex Dance Academy for 8 years in several genre's of dance. Her desire for, and love of, Tap dance increased and she wants to share her knowledge with children. Danielle says, "I would love to help other children find their love of Tap as much as I do".
Holly Ripley is our Acrodance instructor here at LifePlex Dance Academy. She was a formerly certified gymnastics coach as well as a gymnast for 7 years and is new to the dance world. She is also one of our cheerleading and hip-hop dance coaches. Holly loves working with first time students as well as older ones and hopes to teach your kids in the near future!
Leanne Senter has been dancing since the age of three and with TAP as her favorite! Just this summer she closed the doors of Senter Stage Dance Studio after 19 years of making some great friends and memories with many, young and young at heart, from the Plymouth area. Her children, Riley and Megan, are almost grown and her husband, Mark, you will recognize as the Mayor. She looks forward to sharing TAP dancing with all of you!
Teena Nichols resides in Warsaw, Indiana where she has been a licensed hairstylist for 28 years. She began dancing in 2008 and it has become an obsession! Teena has recently completed her level 1 training with The National Teacher’s Association for Country –Western Dance (NTA) Nichols is also training to become a ballroom instructor.
Marcia Heintzberger joined LDA in 2009, her background in dance began with her first teacher, Anna Marie Sagi, who studied under Walter Camryn and Bently Stone. Marcia has a professional relationship with Rosemary Doolas, Director of the Chicago Dance Medium and continues to be involved with this company. Register today for children's ballet class or adult and youth Jazz contemporary class.
Mewsette Cartwright has been dancing for over 20 years. She began as a Contemporary dancer in 1994 and later fell in love with Ballroom dancing in 2006. In 2010 Mewsette became a nationally certified (DVIDA) Dance Instructor. Mewsette is also certified as a group Yoga Instructor, Silver Sneakers certified, retired Zumba Instructor and Personal Trainer (AFAA) and certified with the NDCA. Mewsette completed her Module 1 level Acrobatic certification (AAC) in 2016. Mewsette is currently the LifePlex Dance Academy (LDA) Director, since 2006, in Plymouth, Indiana. She has an Associates degree in Business Administration from Ancilla College and is the Ancilla Chargers Dance Team Coach. In addition, her life purpose as a Professional Dance Instructor/Coach/Choreographer is to provide the best service and quality training for her students. Her mission is to help dancers attain their personal goals and dreams of dance, one step at a time.
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