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, Master Hip Hop, Junior Hip Hop
Chelsea Logan

Chelsea Logan

Junior Hip Hop
Christina Cooper

Christina Cooper

Assistant Director
Colicia Kenney

Colicia Kenney

Master Hip Hop, Heels
Faith Helmlinger

Faith Helmlinger

Pre-School, Junior, Master Hip Hop
Jasmine McKenzie

Jasmine McKenzie

Adult Beginner, Junior Hip Hop
Kendall New

Kendall New

Production, House, Cypher Culture
Megan Rountree

Megan Rountree

Special Needs Hip Hop

Melena Davis

Melena Davis

Master Hip Hop
Noelle Eastwood

Noelle Eastwood

Adult Beginner Hip Hop
Rave Williams

Rave Williams

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

Rodney Dalrymple

Breakdance
Sophia Chambliss

Sophia Chambliss

Pre-School, Junior Hip Hop
Valerie Koon

Valerie Koon

Adult Beginner, Junior, Kids, Master Hip Hop