Founded in 2013...Tu Left Feet is owned and operated by Ms. Mandi Jo Glidewell who holds a Bachelor's of Arts in Dance and Business Management with over 20 years of experience in teaching ages 18 months to adult. At Tu Left Feet we are proud to call our studio different! We have each and every student's best interest in mind from beginner to advanced...whether your child wants to be a professional ballerina or just try something completely new we want to help them grow, be inspired, find their passion and most of all have fun! We offer classes in musical theatre, ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, modern, lyrical, hip hop, acrobatic arts, leaps turns & gymnastics, tumbling, Irish and yoga!
Gracie Vallei is a recent graduate of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy Integrated Conservatory Program in New York City. She graduated from Saint Gertrude High School in 2018, where she was a member of their theatre program. Gracie has worked as a camp counselor at SPARC and loves teaching young kids how to sing, dance, and act! She is pursuing a career in teaching performing arts, as well as, performing herself and is so excited to be a part of the Tu Left Feet team!
My aspiration to become a professional dancer and a studio teacher began at the age of 4 when I was enrolled in my first dance class. After spending 14 years studying various styles of dance such as ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical and modern in different studios, my involvement with hip hop dance grew immensely. I was a member of the Midlothian High School Trojannettes for 4 years and held the title of captain my senior year. At James Madison University, I was a member of a student run Hip Hop club..
Miss Katia will be teaching our beginner level ballet, jazz, and tap classes!
Ms. Rachel Sumpter is our beginner ballet instructor you may see her substituting / teaching your child's class from time to time! She has a background in ballet and pointe!
Jennie has been following her yoga path since high school, when she was given a copy of the Sivananda Companion to Yoga. She has completed RYT200 yoga teacher training, and is an Early Childhood Exceptional Education teacher with over 5 years of experience teaching yoga to children, under the training and mentorship of Lydia "Nitya" Griffith. Trainings & Certifications: Muku 200-hr Teacher Training Yoga w/Nitya 50-hr Children’s Teacher Training
Miss Victoria is our front desk face...you may also see her substituting or assisting with some of our younger classes! Miss Victoria has a background in dance with Spotlight Dance and cheer with Cheer Challenge Allstars!
Ms. Jasmine McDonough info coming soon!
Ms. Mandi Jo Glidewell
Owner & Artistic Director
My name is Mandi Jo Glidewell and I am the owner of Tu Left Feet. My dance education began at the age of 2 at Teresa’s School of Dance and continued at Dance and Theatre Unlimited, Chesterfield Dance Center, George Mason University, and Randolph College for over 30 years. I have been trained in Gymnastics, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Pointe, Broadway, Musical Theatre, Partnering, African, Competition, Yoga and AcroBatic Arts styles and have been teaching dance and gymnastics for over 20 years to ages 18 months to adult. I have a Bachelor’s of Arts in Dance and Business Management from Randolph College, where I worked with companies such as the Limon Company, Pilobolus, the Martha Graham Company, and the Paul Taylor Company. I have also choreographed dances for Chesterfield Dance Company, Premiere Dance Academy, Chester Performing Arts Studio, Stretch & Grow, George Mason University and Randolph College. I continue to teach dance and gymnastics at the Elizabeth Randolph Lewis Powhatan YMCA and the Midlothian Family YMCA, continue to take classes at various dance seminars, competitions, and workshops on the east coast with companies like the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes, and continue to take various technique classes at several local studios to keep in the student frame of mind. I have a passion for teaching dance to children, teens, and adults and would love to have the opportunity to have you or your child try one of our many performing arts classes at Tu Left Feet!
13110 Midlothian Turnpike, Midlothian, VA 23113
Monday - Thursday 4:30PM-7:30PM