Our experienced and educated staff has combined 180+ years of dance experience.
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.
Tamarah "Mrs. T" Alexander
Minis/ Competition Team 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 point through the Roanoke City School Magnet School for Dance Program. During this time, Tamarah was heavily involved with theatre and her favorite role was playing Baby June in Mill Mountain Theatre's production of Gypsy! During her time working with MMT, Tamarah worked with musical theatre and tap instructors from NYC.
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 20 years. Many of her pieces have won overall grand champion on both regional and national levels.
Mrs. T has 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 with special needs children and has experience with teaching all children of differing abilities. We are so excited to have her join our team!
Mrs. Michelle Terstegen
Seniors/ Competition Team Instructor
Michelle Terstegen grew up in the Central Valley of California. She started dancing at age 5 and was trained at Lemoore Dance Studio which is now Dancer's Edge, a nationally ranked and Industry Dance Awards winning competitive studio. Being so close to LA, she’s had the honor of taking classes from many leaders in the industry, such as Mia Michaels, Brian Freidman, Teddy Forance, Travis Wall, Phil Wright, Nika Klujm, the late Donald Mckayle, Julie Kay Stallcup and many more. Her most utilized training is that from the Building Blocks of Dance Program created by Richard Elszy.
Michelle has taught off and on for 12 years and in between started a family. She has three biological children and three adopted through the foster system, one of which is special needs. Michelle was the Creative Director for Revolution Dance Studio in Paradise,CA. She was also the owner and operator of Creative Flow Institute, Yuba City CA. Michelle has been continuing her passion here in Virginia with live performances, choreography, podcast interviews and TV appearances.
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 aforementioned schools, 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 5 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. Currently, Mr.Foxx is working on the new show “Moulin Rough” under local 764 wardrobe union.
Scott taught at Joffrey Ballet School in NYC. He spent 7 years teaching in the Jazz program, Youth Ballet Program, Adult Ballet Program. Scott also re-stages “ Nutcracker Battle Scene” for the school and choreographs for Joffrey’s production of “Alice in Wonderland” as well as the summer intensive programs, choreographing works for the school.
Scott currently runs the New York Edge dance program in Bronx New York. The school performs 3 shows a year that he is responsible for directing and choreography. When not at New York Edge you can find Scott 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 will be directing Mill Mountains touring show of Stellaluna.
Ms. Krystle White
Assistant | Coach
Ms. White assists with organizing documents and assuring the team is determined and focused. She brings her 15 year experience of working in the behavioral health profession along with mentoring young children and adults.
Mrs. Laura Mckeage
Grant Writer | Board Member
Laura supports Mish Moves fundraising campaigns and leads grant efforts.
She is a mother of three, with two dancers at Mish Moves. She has a background in writing,
marketing, and business development, and is a Business Development and Proposal
Manager for Sterling Infrastructure. She is also a member of the Mill Mountain Theatre
Board of Directors, and is passionate about helping the arts in Roanoke continue to thrive.
Vice President | Board Member
Antuan supports Mish Moves by assisting in all organization duties and the leadership of the President. He helps with all event ideas, props, keep the organization running properly and helps with all of the handy work for our studio. He has experience in Project Management and Supervision. He is a father of two and the husband of the founder Mrs. White. He is an amazing dance DAD and supporter at Mish Moves. He is dedicated to his role by making sure our students are thriving in the dance world but also setting an example for the youth in our community.
Attorney | Board Member
Rashawnda serves as a legal advisor for Mish Moves. Former dancer and instructor with Mish Moves she is passionate about dance and creating a safe space for creative expression for the local youth.
Secretary | Board Member
Cara serves as Mish Moves secretary and she brings experience in business planning, working with the youth and event planning. She loves working with Mish Moves and helping them come up with ways for their dancers that will impact their lives for the present and future.
Samuel Edmonds III
Treasure | Board Member
Samuel Edmonds III has been self-employed since January /1999. He currently owns S & B Tax Service & Bookkeeping/Payroll, ASE Properties, and Administrator of Great Beginnings Academy. He serves on the Mish Moves Board Members as a Financial Advisor and activity involve with Garden Prayer No 7 youth ministries.