Who We Are…

CrossMovement Dance Ministry exists to glorify God through the creativity of dance by worshipping God for who He is and for His great worth with all of our heart, mind, soul, and body. Dance is one response to God that we may use to express our gratefulness and love. Because we believe that God deserves our utmost, we are committed to instructing and teaching excellent dance technique and creative movement. Our focus is on bringing glory to God!

Meredith Worley

Ministry Director/Dance Instructor

Meredith Worley has been dancing and teaching for over 30 years. Her passion is to see children and adults use their body as a way to honor and worship Jesus through dance. She has a degree in dance education from UNC-Charlotte where she studied under Delia Neil, Vincent Brosseau, Gerda Zimmerman and Pamela Sofras. She was also a member of the UNCC Gold Dusters. She has had the privilege of choreographing and directing musicals for Lexington Youth Theatre and Lexington Senior High School, as well as musicals and cantatas for churches in the surrounding piedmont. In addition to directing CMDM, Meredith is a dance educator for Lexington Senior High School. 

Carly Everhart

Dance Instructor

Carly has been teaching acrobatics for CMDM for 6 years and has been a part of CrossMovement for 9 years. In 2011, she attended a Night of Worship and her life was forever changed by the beauty that she saw. For most of her life she has loved God and loved cheerleading, but she never realized that she could display her love for one through the other. The experience moved her to join CMDM so that she could use her talents to draw nearer to Christ. Teaching acro allows her to not only share her love for Jesus, but to combine her passions of teaching and tumbling. Carly is currently studying mathematics and Secondary Education at UNC Charlotte. She looks forward to sharing the joy of the Lord with the beautiful body of believers each year. 

Katelyn Loflin

Dance Instructor

Katelyn Loflin has definitely had a passion for dance since a very young age. She began dance classes at the age of three and has been a part of Cross Movement for most of her life. Over the years, she has trained in many different styles of dance including ballet, pointe, lyrical, tap, jazz, and hip hop. God has blessed her with opportunities to study dance, perform, compete, and teach at various different places. CMDM has always been her home and has had a tremendous impact on her life, not only through learning dance, but also helping her grow in her faith and form lifelong friendships.

When Kate is not dancing, she works at Footsteps Preschool, is a middle school youth leader at her church, and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. If she finds any free time you will most likely catch her curled up with a book and a cup of coffee. One of Kate’s greatest joys is passing along her knowledge and passion for dance and seeing her students use this powerful art as a way to worship and bring glory to Jesus! 

Kayla Miller

Dance Instructor

Kayla has danced with CrossMovement since she was 3 years old. In 2019, Kayla was invited to join the CMDM Ensemble and she has loved dancing with them since. She served as a Teaching Assistant beginning in 2017 and was privileged to begin lead teaching in 2020. Kayla is super excited about all of her classes this year, but especially excited to be teaching multiple tap classes, as tap is her favorite dance style.  Kayla loves getting to share Jesus with others through dance and is excited for CMDM’s Summer 2021!!

Kayla will graduate in May from Foxcroft Academy (homeschool). In addition to dance, Kayla has been involved in musical theatre since the age of 5. She has been cast in 30+ shows in the Triad area and has served as dance captain and assisted with dance choreography in many of those shows. In Fall 2021, Kayla will attend Appalachian State University where she will pursue degrees in Theatre Education and Dance Studies.

Kylie Nifong

Dance Instructor

Kylie Nifong has been dancing with CrossMovement since she was 4 years old. She has a true gift and passion for Hip Hop dance. Kylie has taken Hip Hop dance classes at UNC Charlotte, and will be pursuing a degree in Speech Language Pathology. Kylie has always loved expressing her emotions through art. As she has grown in her walk with Jesus, she truly began to express her love for Jesus through worshipping Him in dance. Dance has given her an outlet to encourage others to do the same.  Her love for Jesus shines through each time she dances. 

Mariah Hill

Dance Instructor

Mariah has been dancing at CMDM since she was three years old. She is  now nineteen and a senior at Appalachian State University. She is a psychology major with a minor in American Sign Language. Mariah is a member of Entropy Dance Crew at App State. She is also a DJ on 90.5 WASU in Boone. Along with dance, she enjoys singing and has been in many theatrical productions across the triad. She is grateful for the opportunity to dance in a worship focused environment.

Samuel Stowe

Dance Instructor

Samuel loves to sing, dance, participate in musical theater and play the piano. He has been dancing with Cross Movement for 11 years, and two of those years enjoyed choreographing and teaching hip hop. Sam has also had the privilege of being a part of Lexington Youth Theater and High Point Theater participating in Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Happy Days and Aida. He loves being able to use the arts as a way to worship Jesus and point others to Him, and can’t wait to see how this summer will bring the CrossMovement students to Him again!

Julie Beck

Dance Instructor

Julie Beck has been a part of Cross Movement for two years. She has helped with lights and behind the scenes action since She was little, but felt called to be on stage. Julie fell in love with worshipping God through dance. She’s currently going to school for clinical psychology and a minor in dance. Julie feels that Worshipping God through dance has opened her eyes to the love our Lord has for each of us. Psalms 30:11 says it perfectly: “you have turned my mourning into joyful dancing.”