mUvmethod Team

mUvmethod Team 2017-11-25T00:56:57+00:00
Dayna Marshall
Dayna MarshallmUvmethod Instructor
Dayna Marshall grew up in Utah where she studied ballet, jazz, and tap. She is also musically trained. As a senior in high school she was accepted into the ballet department at the University of Utah where she received the Willam F. Christensen scholarship. She has performed numerous lead roles with Utah Ballet under the direction of Attila Ficzere and Conrad Ludlow, and completed her BFA in Ballet in 2006. She has done work with USANA, modeled for XANGO’s 2012 health and wellness campaign, was a dancer for Glenn Beck’s “Man In The Moon” show (2013), and Discount Dance Supply published some of her images in Peddecord Photo’s 2014 Calendar.

Dayna has toured nationally and internationally with Odyssey Dance Theatre from 2008­2014. During her time with Odyssey, she has performed choreography from Mia Michaels, Dee Caspary, Roni Koresh, Derryl Yeager, Eldon Johnson, Bonnie Story, Christian Denise and many others. She was also a dancer in the Capezio ACE Awards for Christina Bluth (2012). Dayna has been teaching at dance studios and schools since 2003, teaching with Rapture Dance Intensive since 2010, and has performed with the Michigan based company Rapture Dance Project. Dayna won Utah’s 2013 Best Of State Individual Dancer. She is Scholé Yoga level 1 certified and a mUvmethod instructor.

Molly Davenport
Molly DavenportmUvmethod Instructor
Molly grew up in Taylorsville, UT where she trained in jazz, ballet, clogging and tap. She started her career with Odyssey Dance Theatre as a senior in high school when she was accepted into their training program, Odyssey II (2005-2007). Molly trained at two summer programs with Lines Ballet School in San Francisco, where she was also awarded a scholarship (2007-2008). She has worked as a dancer for USANA on several occasions, was a dancer for Glenn Beck’s “Man in the Moon” (2013), and was featured in Christopher Peddecord’s Discount Dance Supply Calendar (2014).

Molly spent eight years dancing for and touring with Odyssey Dance Theatre (2007-2015), where she had the opportunity to perform works by several world renowned choreographers including Derryl Yeager, Eldon Johnson, Roni Koresh, Bonnie Story, and Christian Denice. She has had the opportunity to perform in the Off Broadway Productions of “Cats,” “Tarzan,” “Grease,” “The Little Mermaid,” “The Wizard Of Oz,” and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat” at the Tuacahn Amphitheatre in St. George, Utah. She teaches ballet, contemporary, jazz, and is also Scholé Yoga Level 1 certified and a mUvmethod instructor. She is grateful for all of the wonderful opportunities she has encountered through dance, and enjoys sharing her passion with her students.

“mUvmethod is a program that has helped me recover physically, mentally, and emotionally from a very serious injury, and a long professional dance career. mUvemthod has strengthened my body in ways that nothing has before. While I feel stronger overall, my balance, body awareness (in a sense of movement), and my ability to move more freely (range of motion/flexibility) has improved dramatically. mUvmethod was not available to me until after my dance career, and I am positive that if it was, I would have experienced less pain and injury throughout. On a mental level, it has taught me how to deal with stress on the dance floor, on the yoga mat, and in life itself. It strengthens your connection not only with your body, but with yourself, and allows you to manage stress in a healthy and functional way. As dancers and humans, we are constantly comparing and judging ourselves against others, and this can be emotionally draining. mUvmethod helps people move away from this habit, and learn to love their differences and realize the beauty in their uniqueness.”
Molly Davenport
Brittany Kuresa
Brittany KuresamUvmethod Instructor
Brittany has been teaching and choreographing jazz for over seven years. She has previously taught at Lifehouse Performing Arts Academy and BYU ballet and modern summer camps. She has a fierce passion for sharing dance whether performing it or teaching it. She has trained in tap, hip hop, ballet, and jazz here in Utah ever since she moved from California at the age of 9. She trained under Laura King at Pulse 31 and has traveled across the country competing. At 17, she made The Cougarettes at BYU and danced with them for two years. At 18, while on the team she was invited to tour with Liz Imperio’s “Instincts Media Dance Company” and was flown back and forth to Los Angeles to train with them and toured with the company to perform in Madison, Wisconsin and Chihuahua, Mexico. She also worked with Kenny Ortega and Bonnie Story in the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. At 21 she made BYU’s Theater Ballet Company and Performed and toured with them for a year. She has danced a season in The Vibe’s professional show as a contemporary dancer. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.A. in Dance with an emphasis in Ballet. She also has a B.F.A. in Arts and Visual Communications with emphasis in Graphic Design from Utah Valley University. Above all she is proud of her three children, Maili of 5 years, Kainoa of 2 years, and Matai of 10 months.
Megan Berry
Megan BerrymUvmethod Instructor
Megan has been dancing since she was three years old, training extensively in ballet, jazz, contemporary, tap and hip-hop in her hometown of Huntsville, AL. She attended Brigham Young University on both academic and dance scholarships and graduated with B.A. in Dance. During her time at BYU, Megan was a member of the Ballet Showcase Company and also performed with Theatre Ballet. She then went on to dance with the National Champion Cougarettes for 3 years. Megan taught several dance classes for the University and has worked teaching dance camps and classes to various high schools and studios across the nation for several years. At the end of her college career, she was introduced to Ashtanga yoga and found it to be an incredible complement to dance training for both body and mind. Finding mUvmethod was serendipitous, as it presented an opportunity to blend and share the two worlds she has grown to love. Megan is grateful for the chance to teach and share her passion for both yoga and dance. She and her husband, Matt, are also proud parents of 3 little girls, Bailey, Elle, and Sierra.
Kalise ChildmUvmethod Instructor
Kalise began her training with Tatiana Baksheava. She then attended North Carolina School of the Arts were she graduated from high school with an emphasis in ballet. While at NCSA she was selected to study and perform in Budapest, Hungary.

She earned her BFA and MFA from the University of Utah where she was a recipient of the William F. Christensen scholarship and a member of Utah Ballet. She performed various soloist roles including; Paquita, Swan Lake, Les Sylphides, Pas de Quatre, Don Quixote, various contemporary ballets and performed in Seoul, South Korea. Kalise has had the opportunity to work with renowned choreographers, some of which include; Alonzo King, Thaddeus Davis, Lucas Crandall, Giaconda Barbuto, and Robert Moses. She has studied and performed with the Lines Professional Workshop, North West Professional Dance Project, Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert, Utah Contemporary Ballet, Utah Opera (Aida), and Utah Ballet. She loves coaching and teaching and taught at Brigham Young University as a full time faculty member (2008-2012). She choreographed Hansel and Gretel (2014) and Cendrillon (2015) for the Utah Lyric Opera and thoroughly enjoyed collaborating with various artists in the process. She currently teaches at Barlow Arts Conservatory, Utah Dance Artists, and Cahoots fitness (teaching yoga).