Meet the #AKTNoMad team!

Our new studio is officially open! We’re thrilled to be in the new space, and thought it’d be nice to introduce our AKT NoMad crew.

DeeDee – Studio Director 

Dee graduated with a B.A. in both Mathematics & Dance from Hamilton College. For the past eight years, she worked at AllianceBernstein, a global asset management firm, as a Vice President in the Private Client Portfolio Management Group. While working on Wall Street, she continued to stay active, but was always looking to find the perfect workout to combine her passion for dance and fitness. After her first class at AKT, she completely fell in love! She loved the energy, the technique and the people so much, that she decided to leave her career in finance, and join the AKTeam as Client Services Manager.
As most of you know, Dee was the Client Serves Manager on the Upper East Side for the past year. After much time, hard work, and dedication, and of course SWEAT, she can’t wait for the opportunity to lead the way downtown as Studio Director of AKT NoMad!

AnyaAnya – Studio Assistant

Anya was born and raised in Russia, where she earned her two degrees in Theoretical Linguistics and Business Management. Upon the completion of her studies, Anya moved to Moscow where she worked as a travel guide and Product Manager for a travel agency. This position led to her experience of living and working abroad in Indonesia. After returning to Moscow, Anya decided to explore her passion and began working as a woman’s coach. The experience of helping others allowed Anya to find and develop her own potential as an artist. Now Anya is excited to be a part of the AKT Family.

Olivia – Client Services Specialist 

Olivia Howard is a current student at New York University where she is pursuing a Master’s in English Literature. She is a recent alum of the University of Virginia where she majored in English literature and minored in Dance, with a modern technique concentration. Olivia is the oldest of four children, a Navy kid through and through, an avid yogi, and obsessed with all things dance. She is very excited to join the AKT team and incorporate this transformative workout routine into her daily regimen while assisting others in the process.


Kelly – Client Services Specialist 

Kelly holds a BFA in acting and BA in psychology from the University of Central Florida. After spending the last few years touring the states as both an actor and stage manager, she is thrilled to join the AKTeam as a Client Services Specialist in NoMad.

Yina – Reception Lead
Yina was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She is double majoring in psychology and criminal justice. Yina has a baby boy (5 months old) with whom she is utterly in love! She is super excited to be joining AKT InMotion because the AKTeam has ALREADY made her feel at home. Finally, she is eager to get into class and start dancing with her new family.
Mary Kate

Mary Kate – Receptionist 

Mary Kate is a native New Yorker and a recent graduate of The University of North Carolina School of the Arts. With a BFA in Drama she is a proud member of Actors Equity. She is very excited to be joining the AKT InMotion team.
Fun fact: she loves to zip line!

Falon – Receptionist 

Falon is a student at NYU. She majors in Global Liberal Studies and Italian Studies, and has spent more than a year studying in Italy and speaks fluent Italian. During her time in New York, she has worked under Olympian John Henwood at theRUN. She hails from New Jersey, where she danced at Cara Ashley Studio as a teen. She is THRILLED to join the team in NoMad.

Megan – Receptionist 

Megan is a New York City based actor, who graduated in 2015 with her MFA from the Actor’s Studio Drama School. Most recently Megan has performed on stage in Gruesome Playground Injuries, Eurydice and the new original piece Paint the Line. She is currently studying under Ellen Burstyn and Estelle Parsons at the Actors Studio and will audition in 2016 to become a Lifetime Member. She assisted Anna with Client Services back in 2012 and has been an active class client ever since. She is excited to join the AKTeam once again!

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