Lou Moulder began dancing at the age of 3. Originally from Dallas, Texas, she began teaching Adult Ballet in Eugene in the summer of 2008. In 2013, she graduated Magna Cum Laude and received a Bachelor of Arts in Dance at the University of Oregon. She is also a Certified Group Fitness Instructor and a Certified Functional Movement Specialist (ACE). In addition to her Adult Ballet Program that she has maintained since 2008, she previously taught at a local barre studio for 6 years. Since early 2018, she started seeing clients privately for Functional Movement Training as the owner of Rebelle Movement. She combines her knowledge of dance and Pilates with her keen understanding of the body to create personalized movement phrases to increase fluidity, strength, and flexibility in the body. She is currently seeing clients for Functional Movement & Dance classes in group and personal sessions.
Happening People - Eugene Weekly (02/21/19)
Roshny Bhakta Martuscelli has been passionate about dance for as long as she can remember. She began her dance training at the age of six in Panama city, Panama where she was born. While in high school, Roshny joined The South Eugene Velocity (2001-2005), was a captain for 2 years and received her Varsity Letters in 2003. After graduation, she went on to assist Marist High School (2006-2007), North Eugene Dance Team (2007-2012) as well as head coach the Willamette High School Dance Team (2012-2016) and The University of Oregon Dance Team (2015-2016). Roshny became a part of the Dance Factory family in 2003 where she danced under the direction of Karl Mundt and Lisa Gilliam in both jazz and hip-hop. She has trained with some of the finest instructors from the Eugene, Springfield, Portland, and Los Angeles area in ballet, modern, jazz, contemporary, tap, hip hop, and African dance. Her dream has always been to own and direct a dance studio and made that dream came true from 2011-2019 as the director of the Dance Factory. Roshny’s mission has always been to give back to the community that helped shape her. She continues to work with as many dance teams and studios as she can while also being a member of the Oregon Dance Team Judges Association, being a social worker, a mommy to the 2 most adorable kids and being a loving wife. Roshny is always a student first and is constantly expanding her repertoire so she can be the very best coach, choreographer, and mentor to aspiring dancers everywhere. Today she is the proud artistic director of Elite, a performance company composed of dancers 18 and older.
Chelsea Godon is a Eugene based teacher, choreographer and performer. She began dancing ballet at age 3 in Clackamas, Oregon. Soon after she continued dance in Silverton, Oregon picking up styles of jazz, hip hop, contemporary and musical theatre while also studying ballet and pointe in Salem and Portland. After graduating high school, she studied modern dance, ballet, improvisation and choreography at Lane in Eugene as well as picking up burlesque and Tahitian through the community. Chelsea has been teaching dance for 7 years now in different communities and has choreographed for full company musicals, solos, small groups and competition teams. She currently dances and performs with Dance Northwest and Elite Dance Company in Eugene, Oregon and is a faculty member at Rebelle Movement and The Downtown Athletic Club.
Jean Nelson was born and raised in Chicago, IL. After taking tap class as a young girl, Jean rediscovered her love of tap dance at Carleton College, and in 1982 she received a BA in Art History. She danced with Shirley Jenkins’ Seattle-based modern dance company STRONG WIND WILD HORSES from 1984-1986, where the company performed the Shim Sham at the end of every performance!
While working on her Masters Degree in Dance (1986-1989) at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Jean began to tap again in earnest with the late, great Janet Descutner. Along with Janet and Deborah Miller, Jean was a founding member of the Northwest Tap Consort in 1990, and performed with the company until 1992. As a Non-Tenure Track Faculty in the University of Oregon Department of Dance from 1995-2017, Jean taught all levels of tap dance, modern dance, Yoga for Dancers and Looking at Dance. She is also a yoga instructor at Eugene Yoga and the Downtown Athletic Club, and a Certified Gyrotonic Trainer. In addition to teaching tap dance at Rebelle Movement, Jean also teaches at the Shedd Institute of the Arts, where she has contributed tap choreography for the Shedd Institute’s musical theatre productions.
Current tap inspirations are Savion “The Man” Glover, Sarah Reich, Brenda Bufalino, Jessie Sawyers, Gregory Hines, and Chloe and Maud Arnold.
Kendra Lady started dancing at age 8, and has trained in studios in Oregon, Virginia, and Illinois. She attended Von Heidecke’s School of Dance for three years in Naperville, Illinois, where she studied Balanchine and Vaganova techniques under the instruction of Kenneth Von Heidecke. In 2014, she transferred to the University of Oregon to major in dance. At the U of O she studied modern, ballet, jazz, improvisation, and West African dance. She was a part of Dema, a West African dance performing ensemble led by Habib Iddrisu, for three years, and performed in several modern dance concerts. She also attended summer intensives with the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Bates Dance Festival, and the American Dance Festival. Kendra graduated from the U of O in June 2017 with a BA in dance and earned the Outstanding Dance Major award. She currently teaches dance classes at Xcape Dance Academy, performs with Lou Moulder’s Rebelle Ballet & Chelsea Godon's Rebelle Burlesque troupes, and is a performer and member of the Fermata Ballet Collective.
Rachel Eisel has been dancing in Eugene/Springfield for over 13 years. As an ACSM Personal Trainer, an Oregon State University graduate, and an Elite Dance Company member, Rachel uses her love of dance and fitness to help her students find new and exciting ways to move and train. Rachel herself has trained in jazz, contemporary/modern, lyrical, ballet, tumbling, urban choreography, and jazz funk, and loves to teach dancers of all ages and skill levels in these disciplines as well as in fitness and health. Rachel is the owner of The Alpha House, which focuses on personal fitness training.