Our Staff is committed to providing a safe environment for your child to learn, grow, and have fun!

Youth Protection Advocates in Dance
Certified Staff

Background Checked (even the owner!)
CPR-Certified
First-Aid Certified
Specially Trained in Injury Prevention, Signs of Abuse, Eating 
Disorders, Psychology of Dancers, Dancer Wellness, & Industry Best Practices

Natalie Orr-Andrea
Owner & Director

Natalie Orr-Andrea opened Creative Motion Studios, LLC, in 2011. It has been Natalie's lifelong goal from the age of ten to own her own dance studio, and she is happy to be able to realize her dream in her hometown of Akron, Ohio. Natalie has taught various forms of dance throughout Northeast Ohio for the last twenty-five years. Natalie graduated Cum Laude from the University of Akron in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and minors in Dance and Entrepreneurship. She regularly continues her education through seminars, conferences, and workshops in both dance and business in order to best serve her dance families and employees. She is Level I and II certified through MuvMethod and is a certified educator through Youth Protection Advocates in Dance. Natalie’s collegiate training included studying under former members of the Pennsylvania Ballet, Ohio Ballet, Martha Graham Company, and Jennifer Muller/The Works. While at Akron, she choreographed for and performed in many Choreographer’s Workshop and Spring Into Dance concerts, as well as performing with the University of Akron Dance Company (UADC). She ranked among the top ten percent of all graduating seniors in the College of Business Administration, and she was also a member of the Terpsichore Dance Club, the National Dean’s List, and the Golden Key National Honor Society. Natalie has taught and choreographed for several area studios and performing arts programs during her 20+ year teaching career. She and her husband, Brenton, have choreographed the Akron Children's Hospital Charity Ball Presentation for almost a decade and enjoy being able to use their work to help the community. As the director of the CMS Company, our performance and competition team, Natalie has won several awards for her choreography, including Industry Dance Award nominations. Natalie also has former students studying dance at universities and teaching in private studios, including at CMS! Natalie strives to continue her own dance education at every opportunity and works hard to constantly challenge her students on all levels. Although she loves to perform, her first love has always been teaching. She believes all dance instructors should continue their education and encourages her faculty to do so. Our CMS Dance Family Values are always at the core of her teaching as well as the heart of the studio, and building a strong sense of community at CMS is extremely important to her. She is proud to be able to share her love of dance while creating safe spaces for her students.

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April Simms
Office Manager

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Brenton Andrea
Instructor

Brenton Andrea comes to us from Nashville, Tennessee, where he studied jazz, lyrical, contemporary, ballet, and hip hop under Keith Fitzpatrick and Andrea Woodward. Brenton has taken master classes and workshops with such well known performers and choreographers as Mia Michaels, Shane Sparks, Dave Scott, Chris Judd, Brian Friedman, Sonya Tayeh, and Jesus Solorio. Brenton has a strong background in competitive dance and placed first overall at KAR National Dance Competition multiple times during his competition career. He teaches acro, hip hop, boys dance, and our popular Superhero classes. The son of a dance instructor, Brenton has been dancing almost his entire life. Brenton continues to further his dance education at every opportunity by taking workshops and classes. His work establishing our Boys’ program was featured in Dance Studio Life magazine. Mr. Brenton holds a BS in Physics and Chemistry as well as a Masters in Teaching from Kent State University. He currently works in IT. He holds a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He is married to Miss Natalie and they have two sons.

Carly Conrad
Instructor

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Willow Freed
Instructor

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Rhapsody Howell
Instructor

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Kelsie Ilko
Instructor

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Sarah Lakatos
Instructor

Sarah Lakatos began dancing at the age of five, studying ballet, tap, jazz, and lyrical through her senior year of high school. Sarah graduated Cum Laude from the University of Akron Honors College in 2010 with a degree in Corporate Finance and a minor in Dance. During her time at Akron, Sarah participated in Touring Ensemble, Spring Into Dance and Choreographer’s Workshop concerts, and the University of Akron Dance Company (UADC). She studied dance at the college level under Tom Smith, Cydney Spohn, MaryAnn Black, Christina Foisie, and Kelli Sanford. During her first year after college, she realized that a huge part of her life was now missing and was extremely grateful to find Creative Motion Studios when she did. Sarah currently lives in University Heights and works for RSM as a Management Consultant for Financial Institutions. She received her MBA from Cleveland State University in 2021. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading, riding anything Peloton related, Cleveland Sports, dancing, completing home DIY projects, and spending time with her parents and friends. Sarah has realized that to have a hobby that has lasted over 30 years is something special and unique. CMS has become a second home and she is grateful that she gets to share her love of dance with the amazing dance students, as well as the truly kind-hearted staff, of CMS.

Annabelle Shipley
Instructor

Annabelle Shipley has been dancing since the age of three and her passion for creative movement runs deep. She grew up dancing on competitive teams at The Dance Centre and Emjaez Dance Studio performing in tap, ballet, jazz, hip hop, lyrical and ballet. Once graduated from Bay High School she pursued her dance dreams and was accepted to the Professional Semester at Broadway Dance Center in New York City. She trained under many professional and great teachers such as Michelle Barber, Tracie Stanfield, Sheila Barker, Chio, David Howard, Jim Cooney and many more. She modeled for Dance Spirit Magazine and performed in dance pieces choreographed by Michelle Barber, Jamie J, Matthew Powell and others. After the BDC program, she was accepted to Point Park University as a dance major focusing on ballet and jazz. After PPU, she then began her career as a dance educator teaching at Emjaez Dance Studio while pursuing performance opportunities in Cleveland. Annabelle was a dancer for the Lake Erie Monsters dance team for two years and was captain of the team her second year. Annabelle realized the importance of nutrition to a dancer’s body; she enrolled in and completed an intense course on Integrative Nutrition becoming a Certified Health Coach. Annabelle is ready to bring more of her knowledge to Creative Motion and many studios in & around Medina! Annabelle’s innovative approach will spread & share the passion and gift of dance art along with some holistic health knowledge. Bringing health, happiness and fulfillment to her students and families. Annabelle believes that dance brings joy to a performer and audiences and teaches many life lessons to a child and young adult. Dance teaches self-confidence, individuality, time management, flexibility, strength, expression… She believes in following your dreams. Along with dance Annabelle loves her family, cat and animals, nature, traveling and trying new things!

Madeline Wilson
Instructor

Madeline Wilson began her dance training at age four with Dublin Dance Centre & Gymnastics in Columbus, Ohio. While at DDC&G, her training focused on ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical, and modern, and she also took classes in gymnastics, hip-hop, Irish, and stilt dancing. She performed throughout the community with the cast of the holiday show Toyland for six seasons and was a member of the studio’s Repertory Company, taking master classes at Walt Disney World and the Ohio Dance Festival. She earned solos in DDC&G’s annual recitals, portraying Bert in Mary Poppins and the Magic Carpet in Aladdin. She was also a dance captain for Visions Show Choir at Buckeye Valley High School and was a charter member of the school’s International Thespian Troupe chapter, appearing in Singin’ in the Rain, Bye Bye Birdie, Oklahoma!, and more. In 2005 Madeline was accepted to the Baldwin-Wallace College Musical Theatre Summer Honors Institute for high schoolers. She enjoyed the experience so much that she attended Baldwin-Wallace for her undergraduate work. While there, she studied dance under Janiece Kelley-Kiteley, Gregory Daniels, and Sara Whale, and she studied acting under Jack Winget and Karen Sabo. Madeline graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and a double minor in Dance and Theatre. Prior to teaching at CMS, Madeline spent nearly three years working with children of all ages at the School Age Child Care program for Buckeye Valley Local School District. Recently, she has taken classes at North Coast Hula in Twinsburg under the direction of Kumu Hula Michelle Taylor. When she’s not dancing, Madeline enjoys reading, knitting, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.