The Dance Professionals Behind Art in Motion Dance Studio

With a great love for teaching and performing, along with her extensive training in dance, Joylyn Bateman established Art in Motion Dance Studio. She is committed to continually finding new and innovative ways to motivate dance students of all ages to find their voice through movement.

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About Our Founder

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Educational Background

Joylyn holds an M.F.A. degree in dance performance, choreography, and pedagogy from Texas Woman's University. From the same institution, she received the Golden Wrench Award for outstanding service to the department and served as a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. She also holds a B.F.A. degree in dance performance, which she earned from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. 

Career Experience

Prior to 2003, Joylyn spent more than 20 years performing, teaching and choreographing dance throughout the United States. She also gained more than a decade of teaching experience in higher education.


During her professional dancing career, she was honored to work with many dance companies and choreographers, to name a few:

  • Mark Taylor of Dance Alloy
  • Bebe Miller
  • Paula Josa-Jones
  • Martha Graham Dance Company
  • Demetrius Klein Dance Company
  • Pieces Dance Company

Our Team


JoyLyn Bateman

Founder, Owner
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Devon Schnitker

Dance Competition Director devonschnitker@yahoo.com


Myrtle Mask

Assistant Studio Manager


Alyssa Hensley

Dance Instructor