Janelle Ordiales Astles - Founding Director
A Cuban American girl living in a Canadian world. Movement coach, Janelle Astles began her early dance training in Miami, FL. She studied at Ronquillo's School of Dance, Miami Youth Ballet, and New World School of the Arts. She received a BFA in dance from NWSA/UF then shortly began her professional career as a company member for Freddick Bratcher and Co., apprentice with River North Chicago Dance, and was later a part of Central Florida Ballet.
In Central Florida, Janelle became an equity dancer at Walt Disney World with the show, “Celebrate the Season" as the Sugar Plum Fairy. After performing on the castle stage, she went on to become a part of the opening cast for two Feld Entertainment productions. "Disney Live! High School Musical Summer Celebration” as ensemble/Gabriella and "Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival” as Princess Jasmine/Dance Captain. Janelle toured with this company throughout North, South and Central America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. She has also toured with Feld Motor Sports "Nuclear Cowboyz" as the lead dancer.
Janelle has had the opportunity to appear in several well-known productions and companies such as the VMAS, Billboard Music Awards, ABC Christmas Day Parade, Lululemon, Royal Caribbean, and Latin Grammys to name a few. She's performed with many artist such as Miley Cyrus, Coolio, P. Diddy, Ashlee Simpson, Katherine McPhee, Tracy Morgan, Olga Tanon, Pitbull, and Enrique Iglesias.
Choreographing and teaching has always been a passion for her as well. She has worked closely with choreographer/director, Fred Tallaksen. As assistant choreographer Janelle has worked on Ringling Brothers and Barnum Bailey’s Fully Charged, Disney Live!, Google, Cisco Computers, and many other industrial events. Having lived in Las Vegas, she recently had the opportunity to perform and model for several shows. She was highly recognized for her featured role as the flight attendant in the show "Pin Up" that was voted Best Show Girls.
In between being an entrepreneur, teaching dance, group fitness, and Method of Modern Movement (MoMM) classes, judging dance competitions, and modeling, Ms. Ordiales is living in beautiful Vancouver BC with her family.
Teaching for over a decade now, creating MoMM has been a long time dream come true. She is thrilled to have found her passion and share it with the world! She hopes she can inspire others through movement; to follow their dreams, feel good about their physique, and well being!