• Instructor Profiles

    We've got a top notch team!

    Leslie

    Owner/Instructor

    Leslie Garman has had a passion for singing, dancing and gymnastics since she was the age of three. Since then she has been feeding her passion in programs like Columbus Youth Choir, Jazz, Ballet, Gymnastics, Showchoir, Ohio Honors Choral, Musicals, Varsity Cheerleading at Teays Valley High School and Wright State University Varsity Cheerleading. Recently, she has been using her gymnastics background coaching at Elite Mind & Body Gymnastics and is excited to extend her knowledge in dance and fitness at Elite Dance Studio in addition to coaching at Elite MBG and Assisting at Grove City High School Gymnastics.

    Juliet

    Jazz, Lyrical and Stage Performance

    Juliet Roberts is a lover of gymnastics and dance. She is passionate about helping others reach their highest potential. She was a competitive club gymnast and dance captain of Grove City High School Showchoir. She has been taught by both Ballet Met and The Ohio State University. Currently, she is a USAG Level 3 Gymnastics Coach for Elite Mind & Body and has been coaching for the past four years. She is excited to get back to the world of dance!

    Macy

    Ballet, Lyrical, Barre and Creative Movements

    Macy Mills is currently the GCGC Recreational League Team Coach for Elite Mind & Body and the Captain of the Grove City Gymnastics Team. She supported GC Football team on the sidelines as a Cheerleader for over four years. She was competitive in dance for 3 years, experienced in pointe, ballet, lyrical and jazz. She was also a competitive gymnastics for Gym Xtreme completing her career there at Level 8.

    Michelle

    Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop and Ballroom

    Michelle Moore started dancing when she was 4 years old. She has had a passion for teaching others starting as a high school student teaching dance. She has formal training in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, hip hop, and ballroom dance and has experience in teaching all of them over the years. She is currently a 3rd grade teacher, teaching Zumba and Zumba Kids, but is excited to put even more of her experience to work!

    Jackie

    HIIT, Bootcamp and Wee Movements

    Jackie Foltz is dedicated to a healthy lifestyle for herself, her kids and her husband. She will keep you on your toes with a high intensity workout that keeps you motivated to becoming a better you! She will incorporate different exercises and different levels of intensity so that no workout will ever be the same! Additionally, Jackie has experience with children and will bring excitement to your little ones in a fun time of movement and coordination.

    Jenn

    Flexibility and Creative Movements

    Jenn Yoakum has been practicing yoga for 13 years. She started teaching in 2008. Her class styles range from deep stretching, power stretching, and chair and props. She is currently a kindergarten teacher in the Columbus Public School System and has a passion for helping children grow. She has a background as a gymnast and gymnastics instructor as well. She is excited to help Elite Dance grow into a studio for all!

    Ashley

    Hip-Hop, Creative Movements, Barre and Zumba

    Ashley Tuisku is a certified Zumba instructor and minored in dance at Ohio University. She has experience as a choreographer for competitive cheerleading & dance teams. She currently works at Nationwide Children's hospital as a recreational therapist but recently went part time due to having a son.

    Madaline

    Creative Movements and Zumba

    Madaline Montiel is from Venezuela . She started dancing at the age of 5. Her mother had her taking ballet, traditional dances and gymnastics at an early age. As a teenager she always had my passion for music, so she became part of different groups that performed at special events. Later in life, she became a mother of 4 beautiful children and moved from Miami, FL to Ohio and decided to became a Zumba instructor. Her love of Latin music sparked her interest in Zumba. Latin music is in her blood and has been dancing to it since she was a little girl. It is her heritage and feels blessed to be able to share it with you. She is excited to teach you how to enjoy it and love it the way she does. She dances from the heart and will teach you how to move your feet in a way you could never imagine! You do not need to be dancer, just follow her lead and feel the music. Zumba is for everyone adults, kids , teens, special kids in general. We are all moved and connected by one thing, the music!

    Anna

    Ballet, Lyrical and Jazz

    My name is Anna Legue. I am a senior at Grove City High School. I am involved with NHS, student council, Ren club, and the News Team. My main extra curricular activity is dance, though. I have danced since the age of seven and have competed for about seven years. I am currently competing with contemporary, lyrical, jazz, and ballet. After high school I plan to keep dancing.