Meet the staff
Mandy Odom is a 2007 graduate of East Carolina University with a B.F.A. in Dance Performance & a minor in Business Administration. With over 30 years of experience, Mandy's performance history includes musicals, festivals, parades, pageants, competitions, cruise ships & college faculty performances. Mandy was crowned Miss Neuse 2001 & continues to serve as the choreographer for the Pageant and was blessed to receive the Honorary Lifetime Member Award from Hugo Fire & Rescue. Mandy is certified by Acrobatics Arts & received her Masters in Ballet, Tap, Jazz & Modern from Dance Masters of America's teacher training school in New York. She was truly humbled to receive the Bachna Scholarship for being someone who exemplifies the program to undergraduates by showing leadership, enthusiasm, & dedication to the love of teaching. She has also enjoyed teaching
movemnt at Westminster preschool for the past 5 years. Since the age of five, Mandy's childhood dream was to open her own dance studio. Mandy is excited to celebrate her fifteenth year as owner & director of Mooves Dance Studio. When she's not dancing, she enjoys spending time with her husband Ray, daughter, Ally and dog, Jake.
Connor Potter has been dancing for the past 25 years and 15 of those years have been at Mooves. She has been on our staff for the past 13 years. After obtaining a Associates Degree from Wayne Community College, Connor went on to graduate from East Carolina University with a degree in Elementary Education. She is now a first grade teacher at Northwest Elementary. She is certified through Dance Masters of America's teacher training program and successfully completed her Associates in Tap & Jazz. She is also certified through Acrobatic Arts & is a team member of the T-49 international dance convention.
Lindsay Adams is a graduate from Wayne Community College with an Associates degree in Art. She now enjoys pursuing a career in a photography, as well as teaching at Mooves. She has been dancing for 13 years and on our staff for 9 years. Lindsay's favorite style of dance is lyrical. She loves working with all ages of children, but she especially enjoys helping the Kindergarten-1st grade age group solidify their foundation in dance that will carry them throughout their dance education.
Allie Waller is currently a student at Alexander Paul Institute of Hair Design. After graduation, she plans to open her very own salon. She has been dancing for 17 years and on staff for 7 years. Allie's favorite style of dance is Hip Hop and she loves being able to watch her students grow through the years.
Aubrie Smith is currently attending Lenoir Community College pursuing a degree in the medical field. She has been dancing for 17 years and she has been on our staff for 6 years. Aubrie's favorite style of dance is clogging and she loves getting to know all the kids.
Kendall Neathery is currently attending East Carolina University to pursue a degree in Elementary Education. She has been dancing for 9 years and has been on our staff for 5 years. Kendall's favorite style of dance is jazz and she loves sharing her passion for dance with others.
Bekah Glaude is a graduate from East Carolina University with a Bachelors Degree in History Education. She is now a teacher at South Central High School. She has been dancing for 20 years and is excited to begin her third year as a part of our staff. Bekah's favorite styles of dance are ballet and lyrical, and she loves getting to know her students as well as being a part of the Mooves family.