Welcome to Thrive Movement Arts! We are a Mind/Body Fitness studio in the Arden area of Sacramento, specializing in Reformer Pilates and Cultural Dance. Thrive Movement Arts is a community-oriented, inclusive space with a focus on lifelong mobility. Come on in and play, let's get moving!
Founder Mychelle Crown has been a professional Bellydancer, Pilates/Fitness Instructor, Actor, Model, and Super Hero in Sacramento, CA since the early 2000's. Mychelle performs regularly at Kasbah Lounge and Yanni's Grill, and can often be seen at Fairytale Town as Wonder Woman for special events. Mychelle is a multi-award winning, internationally known Bellydancer, and produces regular dance showcases in Sacramento - including Sacramento's longest running dance variety show, Haunted Oasis. She is featured at dance workshops and events throughout the US, and is director of The Crown Jewels dance troupes.
Mychelle is passionate about movement and the community it creates. Her work is rehab and mobility focused, with emphasis on modifications for every body need and creating a lifelong love of the way your body feels when it's strong. We work on balancing our bodies and our minds, and staying mobile so we can do the things we love to do. Thrive Movement Arts is the culmination of Mychelle's two decades of work helping bodies heal throughout Sacramento. It is a space to find acceptance and joy in the way we move every day, and thrive.
Adriana Rodriguez (stage name Iselda Amar) is Studio Manager and Instructor at Thrive Movement Arts. Performing as Iselda Amar, she has graced stages and venues across the US. Adriana is also a Professional Costume Designer, making stunning costumes across many genres for bodies of all shapes and sizes. Adriana found her way to fitness through dance, and is excited to share the power she found in strength and wellness. She is a member of the Crown Jewels Dance company and performs regularly throughout Sacramento. Learn more at iseldadancedesign.com.
International star Sabriye Tekbilek is a multi-generational dancer and musician. Having graced stages all over the world, Sabriye spent many years performing in Cairo before relocating back to the USA. Sacramento is lucky to be her home, and we are so excited to learn Salimpour Technique, Khaleeji, and so much more from Sabriye!