Rise Mvmt Studio was founded and created in May of 2022 by a passionate business owner, Jessenya Akerman, who always used dance as a healing tool to overcome difficult tragedies. A couple of her most devastating moments in her life such as the recent passing of her husband in 2021 and the terminal illness her mother has lived with for more than 13 years and counting, made her realize that her unique approach of dancing was truly a key in her healing process resulting in overcoming these major life changing events.

She used 3 basic elements for her healing process: the basic movement of dance, listening to music that inspired her to move her body to release those heavy emotions and by adding light therapy. Using colored lighting and even dancing in the dark with just a few candles enhanced her connectivity of movement with her inner struggles. The focus was always internal and the reward was peace. The more she repeated this process, the lighter she felt.

Continuing throughout her journey, opening a dance studio just felt like the right step to keep moving forward in her revivification. Rise Mvmt Studio was then created to help others overcome minor or major difficulties in life just like she did in her holistic way to heal. That is Jessenya’s ultimate goal – to simply help others.

Rise Mvmt Studio is for anyone willing to take a chance to just let go and float along with the music to cast off any stress. Who cares if you cannot dance?  Dance and move to feel good, not to just look good.  As they say, “Dance like nobody’s watching.” And as we say at our dimmed studio, Dance like nobody’s watching, literally.


“Everyone has a purpose in life, a unique gift or special talent to give to others. And when we blend this unique talent with service to others, we experience the ecstasy and exultation of our own spirit, which is the ultimate goal of all goals.”

– Deepak Chopra

At Rise Mvmt Studio, we offer this: an organic prescription to your Mental and Physical Well-Being: Move your body to the music and just dance. Trust the process, focus on your inner release and you will see that while your inner self is improving, your exterior self will automatically reap the benefits as well. So, you got this! Trust the process.

“My hopes and goals are to help you RISE above whatever challenges in life you might be facing. Have you have dealt with a tragic loss similar to my story? Are you struggling with anxiety or depression? Are you living with stress and cannot figure your way out? Do you need to work on your self-esteem? Are you needing help with coordination and balance? Do you need to surround yourself with positive and inspiring people to keep you motivated? Are you just trying to stay physically active to maintain or improve your health? My focus is 100% on ensuring that as soon as you walk into my studio, your healing process will instantly begin without you realizing it. With your willingness of letting your mind focus on the energy of the room and letting your body move freely to the beat of the music, I promise you will see why this all works. I created a space to take out any intimidation so that your focus is always on point.

Thank you for taking a chance to rediscover yourself here at Rise Mvmt Studio. I welcome you to take a tour of the studio and book a free consultation with me for a recommended regimen of classes I think will work best for you. To truly get the most out of your experience, I recommend starting with a class package. All of my instructors share my same vision and passion and so we ready to witness your unique experience! I truly am excited to help you in anyway way I can, so let’s ride this journey together. Let’s clear our minds, heal our hearts, uplift our spirits and rise above.”

– Jessenya Akerman