• Board of Directors

    Current Board 2021


    • Angel Sorenson Specialty: Event Planning & Volunteer Coordination, Parent Representative
    • Justin Cole - CEO & Co-founder - Specialty: Dance, Teaching, Strategic Planning & Customer Service
    • Kim AngellSpecialty: PR, Marketing & Start-Ups, Parent Representative
    • Leah Wilson - President - Specialty: Public Education & Children’s Arts Programs
    • Linda Craig - CFO & Co-founder - TreasurerCo-founder Specialty: Dance, Teaching, Education & Infrastructure
    • Tammara Plankers-Norleen - Secretary - Specialty: Executive Coach for Wells Fargo
  • Mission

    Joy in Motion is a non-profit dance organization expanding access to the art form of dance through education and entertainment. We encourage everyone to fuse dance into their lives, modeling dance as a celebration of life that can be shared by all.

    “Let joy move you!”

    Operating Values

    We operate with focused energy, effective action,

    and benevolent compassion with the following elements:

    Diversity * Positivity * Collaboration * Consideration * Empowerment * Mastery

    Diversity – Dance is a universal art form. We commit ourselves to offering educational programming and entertainment for an inclusive spectrum of our community.

    • “In diversity there is beauty, and there is strength.” ~ Maya Angelou

    Positivity – We believe children and adults have better learning outcomes when they are held in a net of compassion, love and respect. In every interaction among our organization and its participants, we see no excuse not to be kind.

    • “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” ~ Dali Lama

    Collaboration – We believe in working as a team, letting all voices be heard. Working together makes us stronger as individuals and as an organization. We model collaboration in our very founding by two directors who have been working together every step of the way.

    • “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” ~ Helen Keller

    Consideration – We recognize the value of your time and the importance of family. Dedication to dance training and performance can require considerable commitment. We believe in providing an atmosphere that allows for flexibility, understanding and compromise.

    • “A little Consideration, a little Thought for Others, makes all the difference.” ~ Winnie the Pooh

    Empowerment – We make space for every individual to discover and embolden their inner authority. We help build self-esteem through creativity, individuality, and mutual respect.

    • “We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves.” ~ Galileo Galilei

    Mastery – We expect our company, our teachers and our students to be curious lifelong learners. We encourage and pay for on-going professional training for ourselves and our staff.

    • “Be so good they can’t ignore you.” ~ Steve Martin
  • Inaugural Board – 2015-2017

    10.1.15 1st JiM Board Meeting

    …with thanks to our host, Studio L in Lafayette!