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Dena Reynolds, BFA/MFA Dance

Dena Reynolds - MSMS Founder and Director

 Dena Reynolds  is the founder and director of the Monroe Street Movement Space in Hoboken.  In founding the Movement Space, Dena’s desire was to provide an environment for all people to achieve health through movement and the arts.  

Dena has studied and taught various movement disciplines throughout her life beginning with her own exploration of yoga and dance as a child in New Mexico and continuing her focus on the body and movement by earning a BFA in Dance from Southern Methodist University and an MFA in Dance from Florida State University.  Dena’s studies of movement include the healing arts of acupressure, yoga, meditation, and various body-mind therapies.

As a child, Dena gathered the neighborhood children together teaching tap, ballet, tumbling and then producing shows for the neighborhood parents.  At the age of 15 she held her first formal job as a dance teacher.

In the first years of the Movement Space, with a handful of students ranging three to eleven years of age, Dena began to formulate and carry out her approach to teaching, which has its roots in her childhood and particularly in her first job as a dance teacher.

Over the years through the Movement Space, Dena has fine tuned her teaching style and created/developed the following programs:

· Children’s Movement Program with classes in Ballet, Modern,
Improvisation, Boy’s Movement, Tap, Jazz, Gymnastics, Yoga, Karate, Drama

· Summer Arts and Movement Program, children ages 3-12

· Parent /Child Movement, Music & Language, crawlers to 3 years

· Movement Space Children’s Dance Company

· Performance Space

· Workshop Space

Dena Reynolds - MSMS Founde and Director