Dance in Motion


Dance in Motion | Co Owner


Gina Petersen is a co-owner and choreographer of Dance in Motion. Gina was raised on dance, beginning at the young age of three. Highly committed, she continued on with it throughout the years. While in High School Gina was a four year member of the Lakeview Dance Team, and was a captain for two years. Later she went on to choreograph for Harper Creek's Dance Team. Also during high school, Gina found her passion for dance education. She started teaching at fourteen, leading her to open her own studio with her sister, Trina, three short years later. Celebrating 30 years of business, Dance in Motion has been her dream since 1986. Now Gina has gained 33 years of teaching experience, 30 of which have been spent instructing competitive level classes. In her many years of teaching she has lead her students to receive various regional and national titles. These dances have also won her numerous choreography awards. For her dedication to dance education, Gina was inducted into the Teachers Hall of Fame. Outside of dance Gina has a wonderful husband, Jasen, whom she shares daughters, Sienna and Savanna with. They are long-time members of Dance in Motion's competitive team while both maintaining a 4.0 GPA. Just as she has passed on to her daughters, Gina hopes to share her passion for dance with each of her students.