Our Staff

 

Ramicah Witz

Owner, Studio Director & Instructor

 

RamicahW@momentumschoolofdance.com 

 

ramicha-witz-momentum-school-of-dance-staffAfter many years of teaching dance in the metro area, Ramicah Witz is excited to offer a new community of dance to Minnesota. Momentum School of Dance has been her dream since a very early age. All roads have led to this venture. A need to provide this community with a school that is dedicated to the nurturing and development of all dancers, has inspired Ramicah to leap into this wonderful opportunity. After studying dance and working at Millennium Dance Complex in Los Angeles, Ramicah has returned to Minnesota bringing with her some of the newest crazes in hip hop, jazz and lyrical. Ramicah is a former competitive dancer and instructor of Center Stage Dance Academy of Richfield, Minnesota, where she had the opportunity to study many forms and styles of dance. An alumni of the Southwest Laker Dance Team, she returned to the team to coach through four very successful seasons. During her coaching term, Ramicah studied dance locally and became a member of the MR2 Hip Hop Crew, a dancer for Nu Vibe Records and for Knight Productions. She has most recently worked with many local dance studios and community education programs teaching dance to all ages. She also is very proud of her 5 year term as head junior varsity and assistant varsity coach for the two-time state champion Knightette Dance Team of Benilde-St. Margaret’s. Ramicah has also been honored with two choreography awards from regional dance competitions and was honored to be nominated for Assistant Coach of the year in 2007 by her colleagues in the MADT- Mn Association of Dance Teams. Thank you to all that have dedicated numerous hours and have encouraged the commencement of Momentum School of Dance. This dream would not have come to life without you.

Bridgett Tegen

Performance Team Director

 

BridgettT@momentumschoolofdance.com 

 

bridgett-tegen-momentum-school-of-dance-staffBridgett began dancing at the age of 3 and launched into competitive dancing 4 years later where she trained extensively in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, and Musical Theater. Dancing mainly for Chanhassen Dance and Performing Arts Center, Bridgett also sought supplemental training at the Academy of Russian Ballet, Hopkins School of Dance, and Minnesota Dance Theater. Bridgett began her professional training at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she holds a BFA in Dance with Honors. In Milwaukee, she danced with Gerald Casel (Stephen Petronio Company) and the site-specific company Wild Space Dance. Since returning home from Milwaukee Bridgett has jumped into the Minneapolis dance scene performing with Alternative Motion Project, ARENA Dances, and Paula Mann. Bridgett is lucky to be working in a thriving dance community and is excited to bring its enthusiasm and knowledge to Momentum for another great year!

 

Maddy Richters

Assistant Core Director

 

Maddyr@momentumschoolofdance.com

 

Maddy began dancing at the age of 5. At the age of 11, Maddy began dancing with Momentum
Studio and found her dancing home. Miss Ramicah and her teaching staff have proven to be
amazing role models for Maddy and Momentum students. Maddy spent her senior year studying
under Miss Ramicah and was given the opportunity to assist her with teaching ballet to the
younger students. This opportunity launched Maddy’s desire to continue her passion for
teaching children and introducing them to the world of dance. Maddy specializes in Jazz, Lyrical
and Musical Theater. In addition to teaching dance at Momentum, Maddy assists with the
administrative duties at Momentum and she serves as the Core Class Assistant Director. When
Maddy is not working at Momentum, she is working toward a degree in Early Childhood
Education.