meet our staff
Lauren Martinich-McWain always dreamed of owning her own dance studio-- in 2007, her dream became a reality. She opened In Motion Dance Center during her senior year of college at Michigan State University. Lauren is originally from Grand Ledge and is a graduate of GLHS. She is married and has three wonderful little boys.
Lauren continues her dance education every summer to keep up with new styles of dance, teaching styles, and the business of owning and operating a dance studio. She has studied under Frank Hatchett, Janice Baringer, Darryl Retter, Becca Retter, Thommie Retter, D’onna Jacot, Elzbieta Alabuszew-Kutek, Keith Clifton, Tommy Alexander, Aaron Tulson, Joe Tremaine, Gina Badone, and many more.
Lauren teaches tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, and the twinkle star program for our preschoolers. Her favorite style of dance is tap! She encourages you to contact her or set up an appointment to see her dream in action.
Professionally trained teachers know how to focus on technique, rhythm, style, and how to shine as a dancer and in life!
- JEAN A., parent
Chelsea graduated from Central Michigan University in 2019, where she studied exercise science kinesiology with minors in dance and community health. In addition to her dance coursework at CMU, Chelsea danced in the University Theatre Dance Company and performed in many dance minor showcases, studio performances, and dance films. Chelsea also studied dance composition, and her choreography was selected to be performed in a professional show in Nagoya, Japan in 2019.
While Chelsea currently teaches lyrical classes at IMDC, Chelsea has studied tap, ballet, modern, jazz, and east coast
swing. She has attended dance residencies with principal dancers from the Martha Graham Dance Company, Batsheva Dance Company, Masashi Action Machine, among others. She strives to continue her dance education by continuing to take classes that further her understanding of dance theory and technique. In addition to teaching dance technique, Chelsea focuses on enhancing student’s body awareness and creativity through her teaching.