Welcome to Thrive Movement Arts! We are a Mindful 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 Bellydance Performer/Instructor, Pilates/Fitness Instructor, Actor, Model, and Super Hero Character Actor 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, as well as Entertainment Director at Kasbah Restaurant in Sacramento. 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.
Cynthia Long is a Yoga and Pilates Instructor, as well as local business owner working with Autistic children. Cynthia pulls on her background with special populations to create classes that are beneficial and adaptable to all bodies and needs.
Linda Marks has been a devotee of Pilates for nearly 35 years. Trained in New York City by some of Joseph Pilates own students, we are lucky to have Linda to share her knowledge with us!
Gameela is a super multi-award winning powerhouse of a dancer, who is loved in dance communities throughout California and beyond. Gameela has been a featured performer at local restaurants such a Marrakech Moroccan Restaurant, Kasbah Lounge, and more, and is also regularly featured at festivals and events throughout the US. Thrive is grateful to have the extraordinary Gameela on our team!
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!
Ayre Briar is a creative powerhouse! Member of the prestigious Mon Khan Dance Company, as well as director of several local Bellydance dance troupes, Ayre brings a fun, upbeat energy to her Bombay Jam class!