Get INspired with a class taught by an inspirational, motivational speaker.



INnovate 2020 - Cindra Kamphoff

Cindra Kamphoff is a speaker, author, and certified mental performance consultant who helps individuals and teams gain the high-performance edge so they can thrive and reach new levels of potential.

She believes we perform each day, and the strategies and skills used to enhance performance in sport are similar strategies and skills used to enhance life.

Cindra will be addressing how to be mentally prepared to perform and compete.


INnovate 2019 - Bryan Scavnak

We believe in meeting people where they're at... and showing them where they can go. Be the Nice Kid spreads positivity and inspiration to kids, their parents, and their teachers through classroom posters, fun merch, real-life stories, and speaking engagements. We want to be the reminder, the inspiration, the encouragement, the responsibility, and the spark of positivity. Because how you treat people matters.

Bryan Skavnak is the founder of Be the Nice Kid and the happiest golf professional in Minnesota.  Through his heartfelt and sometimes goofy stories, Bryan blends humor and inspiration to teach you how to Be the Nice Kid.  He is the author of the #1 Best Selling book, Happy Golf Starts Here (which is way more about life lessons than golf lessons).

As an inspiring speaker and writer, Bryan has helped thousands of kids (and their parents and teachers) achieve their dream of being happier and more confident by revealing how to surround themselves with a team of good people.

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INnovate 2018 - Katie Peyton

We are so excited to have Katie Peyton as our Educational Class Speaker at Innovate 2018! Katie will talk about:

* How to fuel your body for practice, performances and competitions
* What to eat before and after physical activity
* The best foods for recovery
* How to create healthy snacks for dance and school
* Nutrition Basics: how to eat a balanced diet of whole foods
* The best foods for energy, building muscle and overall health
* Healthy alternatives to your favorite treats
* Building self esteem and confidence

As a former dancer, Katie knows what it is like to be busy taking class at the studio, competing and performing, plus going to school and balancing family and friends time. She will give our Innovate dancers tips to stay healthy with a crazy busy schedule!

INnovate 2017 - Katie Owings

The heart and visionary behind the INspiration, Ms. Katie Owings is the Owner of Inspiration Performing Arts Center, the Founder of ImPACt!™ 501(c)3, and the energized woman behind the mission of To Inspire You!™ Miss Katie has been INvolved in the art of dance for more than 27 years, running her centers and giving back to the local Mahtomedi, White Bear Lake and Stillwater communities for 10 years, and providing dance education on a global scale to the impoverished communities of Haiti, Uganda, and Costa Rica. 

Her passion for teaching dance, traveling, educating, learning and speaking continues to impact people worldwide.  Miss Katie truly offers INspiration to all she meets, both on and off the dance floor! Click here for more information.


INnovate 2016 - Leslie Scott

Leslie Scott is well known not only for her talents but her unwavering work ethic, contagious positive energy and bold use of movement to spread a positive message! She is represented by MSA, on Faculty at the Edge Performing Arts and Millennium Dance Complex, guest faculty on several conventions and the Founder of the E.D.I.F.Y. Movement, a non-profit committed to using dance to highlight social causes. She leads mission trips to teach the arts at orphanages in Africa and Mexico and the local homeless residents on skid row in Los Angeles. Leslie recently worked on “Pitch Perfect 2”, was the keynote speaker and guest performer at Hip-Hop Madness 2015, is a Certified Dance/Life Coach through Creating Opportunities by Chonique Sneed and Lisette Bustamante, and taught “Performing Like A Pro” at Monsters of Hip Hop in Los Angeles. Leslie is a sought after Artistic Director and well known for the breakthroughs dancers experience in her inter-active seminar “Self-Esteem in Performing Arts”. She has traveled to 22 countries and 48 states spreading her unique teaching methods, artistry and shining her Spirit Swag!  Click here for more information.

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