Our Terrific Team


Ms. Dina
AKA Dina Madruga

As owner of Motion & Me, Dina lives a charmed life! She is beyond honored to play, laugh and learn with children on a daily basis as well as develop curriculum and experiences that infuse every Motion & Me interaction with joy and expansion. In addition to her Child Development credentials, she carries a BA in English has published a book and dozens of articles for children and families. She is certified by Rainbow Kids International to teach child and family yoga and relished her role as a Motion & Me instructor for ten years prior to assuming ownership.
"I truly can imagine nothing I'd rather be doing. It is the greatest joy and blessing imaginable to romp with these brilliant kids; encourage them and watch them grow."

Miss Amanda
AKA Amanda Moore

Miss Amanda has been teaching for Motion & Me since 2011. She has a BS in Child Development and continues her studies to become an early childhood play therapist. Her passion for dance, music and Disney make her a dazzling member of the team. "I love working for Motion & Me because of the connections you make with the children while they're expressing themselves through motion."

Miss Teresa
AKA Teresa Yurchis

Teresa Yurchis recently moved to San Diego from Ashland, Oregon where she was a kindergarten teacher and graduated from Southern Oregon University with a Masters degree in elementary education. Teresa loves incorporating movement into her classroom inviting her students to bring their creativity and joy to dance and yoga. She is thrilled to be part of the "Motion and Me" team and continue spreading the joy of movement to children everywhere.

Miss Joelle
AKA Joelle Reyes

Miss Joelle grew up with a passion for dance and music, having studied ballet, jazz, tap, and hip-hop since age three and teaching herself guitar by 15. She earned her BA from San Diego State University in Child and Family Development and in addition to teaching with Motion & Me, Joelle leads guitar and songwriting workshops at Donovan Correctional Facility. Miss Joelle is bilingual English/Spanish and intends to pursue a Master's degree in Music Therapy. The children are so charmed and impacted by her love of movement and music in every session!