Mandy Helmlinger, Founder, Artistic Director

Mandy Helmlinger is a Richmond native who does not fit the typical persona of an urban dance entrepreneur. This 40-something soccer mom from the suburbs is consistently surprises people out with her unexpected street dance skills.

While there is nothing “thug” about Mandy, she gets a kick out of her dancers telling her she is, and loves when new people walk into her class and unexpectedly say, “now this is REAL hip-hop.”

Her vision is to bring the high quality hip-hop dance scene typically found in LA and NYC to RVA.

She has a heart to serve and creates opportunities for her dancers to serve the local community.

Mandy is married to her high school sweetheart and they have 4 active and talented children, all whom dance, produce music and videos, choreograph, and teach. They’re the hip-hop von Trapps if you will.

Mandy has over 35 years of dance training and experience in performing, teaching, choreographing, and directing. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and Choreography from VCU.

Staff

Ariel Overton

Ariel Overton

Master Hip Hop
Alix Gore

Alix Gore

Designer, Social Media Manager
Caleb Helmlinger

Caleb Helmlinger

Production
Christina Cooper

Christina Cooper

Assistant Director
Colicia Kenney

Colicia Kenney

Master Hip Hop, Heels
Elisa Mangubat Hayden

Elisa Mangubat Hayden

Hip Hop Yoga
Faith Helmlinger

Faith Helmlinger

Pre-School, Junior, Master Hip Hop
Grace Durrett

Grace Durrett

Master Hip Hop, Junior Hip Hop
Jasmine McKenzie

Jasmine McKenzie

Adult Beginner, Junior Hip Hop
Jess Burgess

Jess Burgess

Contemporary, Artistic Director of Dogtown Dance Theatre
Kirsten Saleh

Kirsten Saleh

Master Hip Hop, Heels

Leigh Lowery

Leigh Lowery

Heels
Liz Ortiz

Liz Ortiz

Street Tap
Megan Rountree

Megan Rountree

Special Needs Hip Hop
Rave Williams

Rave Williams

Master Hip Hop, Junior, Kids, Adult Beginner, Cardio Dance, Breakdance, Step, Contemporary, Ballet
Rodney Dalrymple

Rodney Dalrymple

Breakdance
Valerie Koon

Valerie Koon

Adult Beginner, Junior, Kids, Master Hip Hop