MEET THE TEAM
Ali is the founder of the Hearts in Motion Dance Project, and most recently, HMD Boutique. She was formally trained at the Grand Rapids Ballet, then continued her dance education at Ada Dance Academy throughout middle and high school. She holds an elementary teaching certificate from Grand Valley State University as well as a degree in public relations and business. She spent five years involved with GVSU Dance Troupe, choreographing seven pieces for the organization and serving on the executive board as head of fundraising. Ali loves to continue her dance education by taking dance classes in the community as well as attending various conferences. She has attended the Dance Teacher Summit three times, where she has studied both business and teaching courses under professionals like Twitch, Travis Wall, Mandy Moore, Mia Michaels and more! She has also taken classes at Broadway Dance Center in NYC and is module 1 certified to teach Acro through Acrobatic Arts.
At Hearts in Motion, Ali teaches many of the classes from baby ballet classes to teen competitive team. She loves working with all different levels and styles of dancer as each of them is wonderful and unique! One of her favorite parts of teaching is seeing her students set and reach their goals! She started The Hearts in Motion Dance Project with the simple thought that everyone can dance!
Kylie Krason started dancing at the age of four in Flushing, MI, where she studied ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, and tumbling. She attended Grand Valley State University where she was a part of GVSU Dance Troupe for three years and the Dance Troupe Ensemble. After graduating from Grand Valley with her B.S. in Psychology she spent some time in Australia where she attended dance workshops and classes to further her dance education. Kylie has previously taught at Center Stage Dance Academy in Flushing and is a former member of Vertical Ambition Dance Company. She also coached the Grand Rapids Drive dance team in its first year. Kylie also works to continue her education and has attended the Dance Teacher Summit three times to further her teaching practices taking classes from industry professionals. Kylie is also module 1 certified to teach acro through Acrobatic Arts.
This is Kylie's seventh year with Hearts in Motion and we love having her smiling face at the studio! You will see Miss Kylie teaching on Monday and Tuesday evenings - teaching jazz, tap, acro and private lessons. Miss Kylie is also competition co-director. She will be choreographing some pieces and will be part of all competition planning!