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Teaching Staff

Natalie Tannehill 

MIT is owned by Natalie Tannehill. Her experience includes the study of dance for over 25 years, including teaching and choreography. She has participated in conventions and classes through Tremaine, NYCDA, UDA, NDA, Hall of Fame, Showstopper, Break the Floor, and Lou Conte Dance Studio in Chicago. In addition, she has choreographed routines that have won numerous awards. She was a member of the Universal Dance Association for four years and has also judged many dance competitions throughout the Midwest.  She continues to build dance programs throughout schools in Livingston county. When she is not teaching dance, Natalie enjoys spending time with her husband and three awesome children! Metamorphosis Instruction and Technique (MIT) is fully dedicated to providing dancers of all ages an encouraging environment where they are given the chance to grow and shine in their dance education. My goal is to deliver the highest quality of dance training while promoting each student’s unique gift of talent. Staying true to the name “Metamorphosis”, Natalie wishes to encourage students to attain their fullest potential, while supporting them as they grow artistically and mature into well-rounded individuals.

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Katrina Grace

Katrina Grace is the Hartland High school baton twirler and JR Olympic gold champion. Coach Katrina started her own baton team Twirling for Grace in 2020, Twirling for Grace is the raining WTA national champions. Katrina worked with students all over Ohio and MI and can’t wait to  Collab with MIT Dance!

Baton twirling helps develop hand-eye coordination and social skills. It combines dance and Gymnastics. During this class, we will be learning the basic skills of baton twirling.

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Stacy Burr- Mulka

Stacy's journey began when life’s path unexpectedly placed her at the doorway of a local studio, and she instantly fell in love with the practice. Learning to instruct seemed to be a natural way for her to give back some of the peace, joy, and gratitude she received on her own mat, so she received her certification in 2014 and immediately began teaching in the community. Stacy believes happiness is an inside job and making the most of this wonderful life begins with finding gratitude for what is, no matter how small. It is that gratitude she hopes you take with you each time you step off your mat after a session to head back to the rest of the world. Although she specializes in Vinyasa, Stacy loves teaching all types of yoga and loves helping people discover new abilities they didn’t know they had. Aside from yoga, she is also an active parent to three children and a member of the Hartland community. She has a bachelor's degree in English from Michigan State University and a fondness for literature. Also, a practicing aerialist with a penchant for the outdoors, when she is not on her yoga mat, you will find her working on new aerial moves, hanging out with her kids, kayaking, hiking, rock climbing, or paddle boarding.

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Kristen Carknard

For Krissy, dance fitness is a way to empower others with a sense of freedom and release through joyful movement. Since 2018, she has been an avid member of the WERQ Dance community and in 2021 became a certified instructor. As an instructor, Krissy combines exuberance and positivity with movement and music that will leave you sweating and energized. Prior to dance, Krissy played soccer and ice hockey as well as coached girls' ice hockey. Today, when not dancing, you can find her sweating it out in spin class where she is also certified as a Schwinn Cycling Instructor. Outside of fitness, Krissy enjoys spending quality time with her family, exploring new places in Michigan, and watching Wheel of Fortune.

WERQ is a wildly addictive cardio dance workout built on zero judgment and good vibes only. It is based on the hottest pop and hip-hop music.  Repetitive athletic moves and fresh dance steps will have you working up a serious sweat! All dance and fitness abilities are welcome!

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Annie Bernardi

The MIT is thrilled to welcome Hartland Senior, Annie Bernardi! Annie has been involved in cheer since she was 8 years old! She is currently a member of the Hartland Varsity Cheer team and maintains above a 3.5 GPA! She plans on attending MSU in the Fall! 

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Abby James

MIT is SOOOOOO excited to welcome Ms. Abby! Originally from Linden, Michigan, Abby now currently attends Grand Canyon University in Arizona. She has been dancing for 18 years! Abby has attended and won numerous national competitions and conventions! She is going into her third year on the GCU Dance Team! 

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