About Us

In Motion Company

In Motion Company has been part of the Oak Harbor community since 2011.  Founded by Claudia Sámano-Losada, the Company quickly grew into a beloved space for community members of all ages to dance, learn, and create.

In 2022 Claudia and her family accepted a wonderful opportunity that moved them to Arizona, and Mary Kate Corcoran took over the studio.  Her mission is to provide a wholesome and holistic space for everyone to get In Motion.

Our Instructors

Mary Kate Corcoran

Owner and Director

Certified Acrobatic Arts instructor.  BA in Spanish with a certificate of concentration in Portuguese from the University of Pittsburgh.  

Mary Kate began training in dance and acrobatics at the age of six and began instructing at the age of 15.  Her training focused heavily on acrobatics and contortion with foundations in ballet, jazz, and contemporary, as well as time spent en pointe and in competitive circuits.

A Pennsylvania native, Mary Kate joined the Naval Service in 2017 where she spent several years abroad living in Japan.  She moved to Whidbey Island in November 2021 and joined In Motion Company to share her love of acrobatics and dance with the community.  She believes that movement creates a deep connection between mind and body and is passionate about providing a safe and welcoming environment that allows everyone the freedom to move!

Joy Wendling

Toddler Programs Director

Toddlers in Motion Instructor

MA in Youth, Family, and Culture, BA in Spanish with minor in French, Certified Parent Coach

Joy is a mom to 5 girls who all love to dance and move. With a background in Early Childhood Education, she is passionate about the benefits of play for all ages and is excited to lead littles with their bigs in fun and intentional movement that will develop their brains, bodies, and bonds with the adults they bring to class.

Joy is originally from Virginia, but has lived in Washington for the last 16 years. Her husband, Kyle, is a teacher at Oak Harbor High School and she currently works from home as a Parent Coach, Speaker, and Podcaster.

Jenny Cornell

Guest Artist

Bachelors degree in Anthropology, minor in Dance from Bloomsburg University.  Bloomsburg University Dance Team Captain (2012-2015), Bloomsburg University Dance Ensemble member and choreographer (2012-2015).  

Jenny has been sharing her love of dance professionally for over 10 years.  She is a principle instructor at Bloomsburg School of dance, teaching jazz, modern, contemporary, tap, hip-hop, and acro to all ages.

She looks forward to sharing her love and knowledge of dance at In Motion Company!

Dorothy Rotter

Oak Harbor Shimmy Mob Co-Captain and Instructor

Belly Dancing instructor

Dorothy has been belly dancing for almost ten years. She has taught at several events, offered private lessons, and choreographed performance pieces. Dorothy believes belly dance is for everyone, no matter what size, age, or ability.

Megan Speece

Oak Harbor Shimmy Mob Co-Captain and Instructor

Belly Dancing instructor and certified Hoop Lovers Hoop Coach. 

Megan has been belly dancing for three years and hoop dancing for five.  She welcomes everyone to join her Shimmy Mob team in January to raise awareness of domestic Abuse.

Christine Janák

Guest Artist

Where You Are Yoga Founder and Instructor

Christine Janák has performed and toured internationally with Cinevox in Switzerland and she danced in Holland with Dance in Art. State side, she has performed as a soloist with Ballet Ariel, Chicago Repertory Ballet, Ballet 5:8, Mercury Dance Company, and Lemon Sponge Cake. She has taught classical ballet and other styles of dance in the US and abroad for 10 years. 

When she's not teaching dance or performing she enjoys practicing and teaching Yoga. She owns Where You Are ~ Yoga,  private yoga lessons on-demand based on the principles of YOGA FOR ALL.