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.