Teachers

Cherish Dobbins

Advanced tap, Advanced contemporary and Bollywood


Cherish Dobbins was born bouncing to the beat of the Bee Gees, and is celebrating her first year teaching at Creative Movement! She has been a dance instructor for prestigious organizations such as The Richmond Ballet and The University of Mary Washington for the past 15 years. Her talents have given her the honor of being a featured performer and choreographer on numerous stages across the globe including those in New York City, Vermont, and at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland. Dobbins' favorite roles have included the Sugar Plum Fairy and Clara in The Nutcracker, Maria in West Side Story, Ursula's Eel in The Little Mermaid and various featured roles in contemporary dances. After graduating Cum Laude from Virginia Commonwealth University's department of dance in 2007, she currently enjoys performing and choreographing for DMC, teaching dance throughout Virginia and getting all the snuggles she can from her twin toddlers.


Casey Bridgeman

Hip-hop and Beginner contemporary


Jessie French

Gymnastics

Jessie is 35 years old and graduated from Stafford high school. He was a competitive gymnast for 5 years, and has 8 years of gymnastics coaching experience. He was the first member of the first Stafford County Parks and Recreation men's gymnastics team.


Sam Graves

Advanced jazz


Beverly Mendez

Beverly B Mendez has over thirty years of experience in all aspects of dance and theater production and instruction. After graduating with a Dance and Theater double major in 1974, she performed her way across the country and back again. Including; Merry Go Round Playhouse in Miami, Milwaukee Repertory Company, Houston Ballet, and the New York City Repertory Company. She is proficient in the instruction of Ballet and ModernContemporary dance techniques, Improvisation for actors and dancers, and Stage Movement. An enthusiastic and dedicated Choreographer/Director, Ms Mendez has created literally thousands of movement works for Theaters, Dance Companies and studios. Ms Mendez has directed and choreographed 11 full length ballets over the last 16 years including; Giselle, Swan Lake, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. She believes in creating unity and positive experiences within the groups she directs, and the audiences that the work is shared with. Still a gypsy at heart, Ms Mendez teaches and choreographs at a variety of locations, including The Washington Ballet.


Melissa Carpenter

Tiny tots, Princess ballet, Combo classes (5-7years), Lyrical, Beginner jazz, Technique and Strength and Beginner tap


Missy Morneault, ballet mistress

Ballet bridge classes and all ballet levels II-IV