About Our Staff
Kimberly Schlott - Kim Schlott is the proud owner and head instructor of Rhythms In Motion Dance Studio, which opened in 1998 in Monaca, Pennsylvania. She has over 30 years of teaching experience in the field of dance. Ms. Kim received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance from Point Park College in May of 1994 and also studied at Mario Melodia Performing Arts Center in Pittsburgh, PA. She also is a graduate of the Dance Masters of America teachers' training school. Ms. Kim attends summer seminars regularly to continue her dance education. Her past performance experience includes 1940's Radio Hour, Red Barn Theatre, Conley's Dinner Theatre, Sentimental Journey, and Don Brockett's Theatre Productions in Pittsburgh, PA. Ms. Kim has also worked as a professional dance competition judge. Ms. Kim is dedicated to the art of dance and is enthusiastic about teaching.
Courtney Sinibaldi - Ms. Courtney first joined our staff in the fall of 2009. Ms. Courtney started taking dance classes at age 2 and was a Rhythms In Motion student herself from 1999-2011. While a member of the Rhythms In Motion Competitive Dance Company, she won many awards including the Steven Boyd Memorial Scholarship which recognizes love, dedication, and enthusiasm for dance at DanceMakers Inc. Convention. Courtney's past performances include The Nutcracker, James Bond, Children of Eden, and Big. She has won numerous awards at multiple regional dance competitions for her choreography for our Competitive Dance Company. Ms. Courtney is Level 1 and Level 2 certified to teach acrobatics through Acrobatic Arts' certification program for dance teachers. Her passion for dance is what unites her with the dance world and she continues to perfect her skills in all areas of dance.
Heidi Ketchel - Ms. Heidi has been Rhythms In Motion's ballet instructor since the fall of 2008. Ms. Heidi graduated from the Royal Academy of Dance and also earned her Bachelor Degree in Nutrition from the University of Veracruz in Mexico in 2001. She has earned various certificates in Fitdance, Pilates, and Personal Training while working as a nutritionist and fitness trainer. Ms. Heidi has attended Vaganova Teacher Seminars in Character, Pointe, and Classic Technique. She was also blessed to attend Master Classes with the late Master Ballet teacher, Mansur Kamaletdinov. Ms. Heidi hopes to pass on the joy that dancing and teaching the Vaganova Ballet Method has given her, to Rhythms In Motion's students.
Amanda Smith - Ms. Amanda joined the Rhythms In Motion staff in the fall of 2007 first working as a teaching assistant and later as a full time instructor. She began her dance instruction at the age of five, became a Rhythms in Motion student herself in 2004, and later joined the Rhythms In Motion Competitive Dance Company. Ms. Amanda graduated from Lincoln Park Performing Arts School in 2008 where she was the co-captain of the dance team. She enjoyed taking dance classes while attending Slippery Rock University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in History in 2011. Ms. Amanda's past performances include the Moscow Ballet's production of The Nutcracker, Dance with Mancini, and various Lincoln Park showcases. Ms. Amanda is Level 1 certified to teach acrobatics through Acrobatic Arts' certification program for dance teachers. She is also CPR and first aid certified.
Taylor Bable - Ms. Taylor joined the Rhythms In Motion staff in the summer of 2014. She started taking dance classes at Rhythms In Motion at the age of 5 and continued to do so until she graduated high school in 2015. Ms. Taylor is currently in her junior year at Robert Morris University where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. She serves as treasurer of the RMU History Club, is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, as well as a member of Psi Chi, the national psychology honors society. Even with her busy academic schedule, Ms. Taylor continues to enjoy sharing her love of dance with the students of Rhythms In Motion.
Nicole Spencer - Ms. Nicole joined the Rhythms In Motion teaching staff in 2016. She started her dance education at the age of 4, was a Rhythms In Motion student herself from 1999-2009, and along with Ms. Courtney were the first two members of the Rhythms In Motion Competitive Dance Team. Ms. Nicole graduated from Lincoln Park Performing Arts School in 2011 where she studied dance. Her past performances at Lincoln Park include Charity in Anything Goes and the Mouse King in the Nutcracker. She has performed at Heinz Hall, the Andy Warhol Museum, and professionally with Liberty Theater. Ms. Nicole has choreographed musicals for the Abbey Players, Central Valley High School, and the Center Theater Players where she also performed in their production of Spamalot. Ms. Nicole attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet's Vaganova Seminar where she studied under Ballet Master John White. Recently she was a dance instructor at the Mancini Academy in Midland for three years before she returned to teach at Rhythms In Motion.
Emily Czapko - We're very please to announce the return of Ms. Emily to our teaching staff. Ms. Emily started her dance education at the age of 2, starting off with ballet, tap and jazz, and quickly moving into acro dance. She began competitive apparatus gymnastics by the time she was in middle school. While in high school Ms. Emily furthered her dance education by taking hip hop and lyrical dance at the Rosalene Kenneth Dance Studio in Pittsburgh until 1999. In 2001 she began coaching competitive gymnastics at X-cel Gymnastics, where she became USAG Safety Certified. While coaching at X-cel Gymnastics Ms. Emily took her Level 7 Optionals competitive team to the National Championships where they placed 3rd overall and also coached the Level 7 All-around National Champion. Later she went on to coach gymnastics at Carol Leone Gym in 2008. Ms. Emily taught acro dance at Rhythms In Motion back in 2004-2006 and is very excited to be returning as an acro instructor and teaching at our new Center Township location.