Our Staff

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Teresa Binish
Rachel Mattox & Claire Binish

Studio Owner and Lead Instructor

Teresa Binish has been teaching dance for over 25 years, primarily as a staff member of Barbi Lee Dance Arts as well as other local studios.  She is passionate about sharing dance with all ages from our littlest dancers who just want to move, to our advanced dancers wanting to be challenged and encouraged.  Assuming ownership of Barbi Lee Dance Arts from Barb Lotsberg is a perfect opportunity to continue the strong curriculum and philosophy, but bring new ideas to make it her own.

Allie Kalkman

Her dance background started as a youth, then included high school dance team and musical theater.  In college she studied under various teachers, enjoying varying performance opportunities.  She enjoys attending dance conventions and professional performances for continued inspiration.

As a mother of four - two girls and two boys, Teresa has experienced all ages of child of development, appreciating the gifts and joys that each one brings. 

 

Instructors  - Ballet, Tap & Jazz

Rachel and Claire, the daughters of Teresa, grew up surrounded by dance.  They developed a passion for dance while studying at Barbi Lee during their youth.  This was evident as they participated in Nutcracker, many performance opportunities and high school theater.  Both daughters have been teaching for years, including many summer days at dance camps. They enjoy creating choreography for all levels of dance,

 

Rachel is a graduate of the U of MN and a Chemical Engineer by day.  Claire has an Elementary Education degree from St. Catherine University, St. Paul and enjoys working with a tutoring company.  Both love being a part of the 7 Movements Dance instructors staff and continuing to develop younger dancers.

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Rebecca Stewart
Kristi Delarwelle

Instructor:  Jazz & Contemporary

 

Allie Kalkman started dance lessons at age 5 as a student at Barbi Lee Dance Studio.  Allie graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College with a B.A. in Elementary Education and a minor in Dance. During her time at Gustavus she appeared in works by Jill Patterson, Sarah Hauss, Philip Flickinger, Melissa Rolnick, and Stephan Koplowitz.  Allie is also a founding member of SEVEN DANCE, an emerging dance company in the Twin Cities. She has participated in the Minnesota Fringe Festival, including presenting her original choreography. She loves the dance studio community and is excited for all of her classes this year!

Instructor:  Contemporary & Hip Hop

Rebecca Stewart began her dance journey at four years old and never looked back. Since graduating with a BA in Dance and Psychology from Gustavus Adolphus College she has been dancing, choreographing and teaching around the Twin Cities. Her choreography has been presented at Can Can Wonderland, MN Fringe Festival, Eau Claire Children's Theater and The Ordway among other venues.

When snot at the studio, Rebecca is a personal trainer and fitness coach specializing in strength and mobility training. She has been honored to teach at 7 Movements Dance since 2017 and loves watching the dancers grow and gain confidence in their movement!

Adaptive Instructor

Kristi Delarwelle began dancing at four years old with Barbi Lee and participated in the Nutcracker and the competition teams. She graduated from the University Wisconsin-La Crosse with a degree in physical therapy. During her time in college, Kristi continued to take dance classes through private studios in Wisconsin and at Viterbo College. She is currently a pediatric physical therapist and works with children with development delays, disabilities, and injuries. At 7 Movements Dance, she teaches the adapted dance classes in cooperation with Capernaum Pediatric Therapy.