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Teaching Artists

Mrs. Mishel'la White

Founder | Director | Instructor | President

Mishel'la has been dancing since the age of three. From the young age she would dance EVERY time she heard music, so naturally, her parents enrolled her in dance classes. Although she participated in multiple sports she discovered dance was her passion. From then on she participated in dance musicals, dance productions, met famous Broadway performers, traveled, taught dance at Westside Elementary School and even attended school for dance in college. She has always dreamed of one day having her own dance company and be able to give back to her community.


Now as a full time worker, wife and mom of two, her loved ones have encouraged her to make her life-time dream a reality - Mish Moves was birthed.


Note from the Director:

We are ecstatic and blessed with all the love we have received so far. I want to thank our AWESOME dancers, parents, sponsors, and most importantly, FAMILY. Because of you, we have accomplished so much in such little time. Thank you to EVERYONE who’s a part of not only this Dance Company but this movement. We couldn’t have done any of this without your support. This is only the beginning for Mish Moves Dance Company, Inc.

Maddy Jones started dance when she was 5 years old. She danced for 13 years at Divine Dance Center 9 of those years were competitive dance. She grew up attending competitions and conventions like Showstoppers, Revel and HDJ where she fell in love with fast learning environments and experienced many fun opportunities like dancing in the Revel showcase and performing in the America Loves to Dance Awards at Showstopper Nationals with her team. She studied at CLI conservatory summer intensive with professional dancers/choreographers like Teddy Forance, Brian Nicholson, Billy Griffin, Marlee Hightower and many more. She also got accepted into their 10 month conservatory program ! After that experience she learned how small yet powerful the dance community and industry was and she knew that this is what she wanted to do for the rest of her life. She went on to teach a couple of combos to her class mates her senior year at her studio and this is where she fell in love with teaching and choreographing. she hopes to continue on this path the rest of her adult career… starting at Mish Moves!


Ms. Maddy Jones 

Dance Instructor/ Competition instructor 

Mrs. T began her dance journey at the age of 5 and studied under many dance studios in Virginia, Texas and South Carolina. In middle school, Tamarah studied ballet, modern, jazz and pointe through the Roanoke City School Magnet School for Dance Program while attending local area studio ballet, jazz and tap classes. 


Tamarah was heavily involved with theatre and her favorite role was playing Baby June in Gypsy!  Twice! Tamarah worked with musical theatre and tap instructors from NYC and LA when learning choreography for musicals.

Tamarah performed in multiple commercials, including a featured dancer for Sun Rise Mall in Brownsville, Texas.  She was often spotted in television commercials in the 90's as a young dancer.

Tamarah has taught dance for local dance studios as well as not-for-profit organizations in Roanoke and the New River Valley for a total of 25 years. Many of her pieces have won judges awards, inspiring choreography and overall grand champion on both regional and national levels.

Mrs. T has continued her dance education and exploration by taking adult workshops and classes throughout the nation.   Her favorite classes to take are at Free Mind, The Studio in Brooklyn, NY.

Mrs. T is a mother of three and is now a grandmother! She has a gift working with young dancers and is skilled at teaching the basics and fundamentals. She is fun loving, creative, nurturing and encouraging in the classroom. She has experience working with children with adaptive needs and differing abilities. 

Tamarah "Mrs. T" Alexander

Tap and Jazz Instructor/ Competition Team Instructor

Scott Foxx received his training from several preparatory schools throughout the country, including the Virginia School of the Arts, Interlochen Arts Academy, Richmond Ballet, and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. In addition to graduating from the schools above, Scott has worked with Arthur Mitchell, Marina Eglevsky, and Rick McCullough. During this time he appeared in many ballet performances such as Petrushka, Holberg Suite, Stars and Stripes, Nutcracker and Sinfonietta re staged by Susan McCullough.

Scott began his professional career at Southwest Virginia Ballet where he performed several dancing roles under Terri Post (Former Boston Ballet dancer.) He also performed in Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, and Coppélia.

After leaving the company, Scott joined Boca Ballet Theater in Boca Raton, Florida. He was part of the original cast to perform Christopher Fleming’s “Play Ball”. Scott was a part of the company ensemble. He also performed on Carnaval Cruise lines before becoming involved and recognized with Vee Corporation touring show. He spent five seasons touring with this company as a dancer.

Scott started his new adventure working with some of the top Broadway shows under Local 764 which included Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark, Wicked, Rock of Ages, The Lion King and The Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Mr.Foxx is working on the new show “Moulin Rough” under the local 764 wardrobe union.

Scott taught at Joffrey Ballet School in NYC. He spent seven years teaching in the Jazz, Youth Ballet, and Adult Ballet programs. Scott also re-stages “ Nutcracker Battle Scene” for the school. He choreographs for Joffrey’s production of “Alice in Wonderland” and the summer intensive programs, choreographing works for the school.

Scott ran the New York Edge dance program in the Bronx, New York. The school performs three shows a year that he directs and choreographs. When not at New York Edge, Scott can be found teaching Leaps and Turns at PMT Dance Studio in Manhattan.

Scott has recently planted himself in Roanoke, Virginia. Scott has joined the team at Mill Mountain Theater as the New Youth Creative Director. Scott Directed the Mill Mountains touring show of Stellaluna.

Since then, Scott Has parted ways with Mill Mountain Theater and has found himself Happy at Mish Moves Dance Company. He can also be found at Roanoke, Salem, and  Botetourt YMCA. Scott has currently been added to the Randolph Collage Dance Department.

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Scott Foxx

Ballet Instructor/Advisior

Board Members

Ms. Krystle White

Assistant | Coach

Antuan White

Vice President | Board Member

Cara Millner

Secretary | Board Member

Mrs. Laura Mckeage

Grant Writer | Board Member

Rashawnda Garland

Attorney | Board Member

Samuel Edmonds III

Treasure | Board Member

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