Tanya V. Arnhold

Owner & Dance Specialist



CARLOS CRUZ  is a photographer and videographer and is passionate about people knowing how to defend themselves. He has been doing martial arts since he was 7 years old and has a black belt in Taekwondo, Ninjutsu,blue belt in Brazilian Jiujitsu, studied boxing, Wingchun and Muy Thai, as well as a 9th Degree Black Belt In American Karate. He also has won 3 Gold Medals in The Georgia Games and 1 silver in The Battle Of Atlanta.

JENNY NICHOLS is trained in multiple dance disciplines and martial arts, and is known for her unique fusion dance style, which combines elements of world dance forms with styles more commonly found in contemporary dance genres
Founder of Dragon Fire Dance and co-founder of World Belly Dance Alliance, Jenny teaches classes and workshops designed to help students express their voices through dance with confidence and authenticity. In addition to teaching, she is also a show producer and loves collaborating with other artists. She has had the privilege to study with incredible teachers from across the country and abroad.  A student of the Salimpour School of Dance, Jenny is Level 2 certified in both the Suhaila and Jamila Salimpour formats and is currently on tour with Bal Anat, the longest running belly dance company in the world.

As a childhood dancer, NADIA NOELLE ZOHBE felt best when in tune with her body and mind. Nadia found her love for yoga and discovered the practice while navigating the struggles of anxiety and body image issues at the age of twenty one. Nadia Zohbe has been an active yoga practitioner for the past 7 years. She received her RYT-200 hour training from The School of Royal Yoga in 2012, and has been teaching ever since. Yoga has taught her to be aware of her breath in every situation, for it is her compass home. Nadia has dedicated her life to sharing this practice with the world to improve and motivate the health and growth of others. As a heart based teacher, she believes that the yoga practice should help one release layers of the ego to find a more authentic place internally, while cultivating strength in the body, calling the mind. Nadia's teachings focus on purposeful breathing, transitions, and postures that challenge and inspire students to build physical and mental strength.
A true believer that yoga creates inner strength and healing, Nadia views sharing the gift of yoga as a constant privilege.

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Dr. BODANIELLE PARK has a MD, Ph Doctor in Oriental Medicine and is also a Licensed Acupuncturist.  She has been teaching Taiji and Energy enhancement skills since 2001.  She started learning martial arts when she was 8 years old and continues her journey with eclectic martial arts.

​WINSTON J. MILLER is a young professional from Spartanburg, South Carolina. A graduate of the illustrious Winthrop University, Miller has long been a leader in the community; acting as Director of SwaggerJack’d, a mock benefit concert hosted by the NAACP-Winthrop that uses performing arts to raise funds and awareness for selected charities, and serving as a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
At an early age Winston discovered his love for dance by doing street hip hop; and with the inspiration of music and the artistry of music videos, he continued to advance his skillset by learning various styles of dance. He is now trained in Hip Hop, Modern, Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, African, Step, Ballroom, Latin dances and moved to Georgia with the desire to advance his craft.
Winston’s bold creativity and belief in self-expression through the arts led him to share his passion through teaching. It is his desire to help others excel in their love for dance, and most importantly to have fun! Dance is a permanent part of Winston’s life and he’s excited to showcase his talent with the world.

Nadia Zohbe

Yoga Instructor

Chrissie Forlie

Assistant Dance Instructor

Michaeline Terry

Associate Dance Instructor

Jenny Nichols

Belly Dance Instructor

Jesus Manuel De Las Bayonas

Flamenco Instructor


SARAH ALLEN discovered her love of dancing at a young age, taking informal ballet classes for many years. She only recently found her passion for ballroom dancing and has been striving to learn more ever since.  Dancing has been a great source of joy for her and loves helping people find that same enjoyment whether it is for fitness, personal challenge, or for a special and unique wedding dance that makes lasting impressions.

CHRISSIE FORLIE is a local Atlanta girl. She has been immersed in the arts since childhood, being a part of competitive dancing, local musical theater, Senior Dance Company, and the dance education community. She started training in Ballet in 1999 and became a voracious learner for all things dance since. She has placed in metal scholarships and competed in the Atlanta Open, Hotlanta Dance Challenge, Bama Ballroom Classic, and Heritage Dance Competitions. She has trained at institutes across the Greater Atlanta area including North Atlanta Dance Academy, RISPA, Fleetwood Dance Center, and Daza Dance. Chrissie has participated in and taught Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Tap, Competitive Latin Rhythm, Hip – Hop and Contemporary. She has trained under Melbin De La Cruz and has taken a Master class with Louis Van Amstel. She has taught and choreographed for local musical theatre groups and at various studios around Atlanta. When Chrissie isn't dancing she is working on her other crafts such as make up artistry, piano, running her own photography business, and cosplaying at pop culture conventions. Overall Chrissie is a very down to earth individual who has a passion for teaching. Chrissie's ultimate goal as a dance instructor is to leave a lasting impression on her students along the way as well as inspire those to find their inner Champion.

JESUS MANUEL DE LAS BAYONAS is a native of Spain, whose love and passion for dance has guided his life. He began the eleven year Spanish Dance program at the Conservatory of Dramatic Arts and Spanish Dance in Córdoba at the age of twelve. After earning his instructor certification and diploma, Jesus began his professional career as a dancer. He has performed at the Bolshoi, Herodes Atticus, and the Dresden and Frankfurt Operas.  He has enjoyed supporting and soloist roles a member of España Danza, Ballet Teatro Español de Rafael Aguilar and María Carrasco.  Jesus was the artistic director of the cultural dance group Baile Andaluz and the founder of Duende y Coraje in Almodovar del Campo. Since relocating to Atlanta in 2016, he continues to enjoy performing and teaching in the US and Spain. His specialties include: Flamenco, Castañets, and Classical Spanish Ballet.

Dia Adams

Baton & Burlesque Instructor

DIA ADAMS started dancing at the age of 10 and twirling at 13.  She has won numerous twirling competitions.  Baton twirling has remained her undying passion passed along to her by her mother who also taught twirling.  After graduating from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University she decided to pursue her passion for movement and a career in the arts.
When not dancing, Dia also enjoys singing jazz, musical theater, and modeling.  Her mission is to inspire individuals to get outside of their ‘box’ and make the world a better place.

Sarah Allen

Manager &  Marketing Director

Carlos Cruz

Self Defense Instructor

Art Is Motion Dance Studio

4470 Satellite Blvd Ste 201 & 202

Duluth GA, 30096

MICHAELINE TERRY moved to Atlanta from Cleveland, OH.  She studied Business Administration from Strayer University out of Washington DC and achieved Bachelor of Science degree in International Business.  Began corporate career at age 17 with Equitable Real Estate and hired as the first permanent part-time associate. In 1992 Michaeline begin training in American Karate and transitioned over to Japanese Shotokan Karate which she competed for over 9 years and became a second degree black belt.  She became a head teacher at Victory World Church 2009 to April 2017 for elementary students. She presently is an IT Analyst for a Technical Software company in Norcross.  She has performed Salsa with groups around Atlanta. She came to Art Is Motion to apply her skills as an Assistant Instructor in May 2017.  She now enjoys teaching the new students of Art Is Motion in an fun, exciting, but challenging way to share the joys of ballroom dancing.  Her passion and desire for all to learn ballroom dance have shown bright through the new students.  Through her patience and passion of dance, many have enjoyed learning new ballroom skills.

TANYA V. ARNHOLD is a rare find in the dance community. With certifications from several organizations including Dance Vision International Dance Association and Fred Astaire Dance Studios, she stands out from the rest with a true gift for teaching. Tanya is patient and passionate and addresses each student's unique needs gently encouraging them to become the best version of themselves. Everyone from first time dancers to ballroom competitors will find support, inspiration, and growth achieving their goals living a life where whether you are dancing in your room, or in a ballroom, you'll do so confidently and with great fun along the way. Tanya's studio attracts a wonderful array of people, full of friendly faces and where everyone is welcomed. In Tanya’s world "There are no mistakes, just opportunities to learn and grow." 

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Winston J. Miller

Assistant Dance Instructor


Dr. BoDanielle Park

Tai Chi & Inner Peace Instructor