Building Bridges Through Movement: A Transformative Dance Experience

An inclusive dance workshop, breaking barriers through the language of movement. Dedicated to cultivating understanding and unity among bodies of diverse abilities, Building Bridges through Movement fosters a brave and collaborative space with appreciation and understanding for diverse bodies in motion.

Participants will explore adaptive dance techniques and engage in collaborative dance creation  while connecting with movement specialists in our local community.

Join Malashock Dance and the Wheelchair Dancers Organization for a unique collaborative dance experience to build bridges through the art of movement

Limited spots are available for this intimate and inclusive experience, so register early to be part of this journey.

Photo Credits (top to bottom)
Ken Blaze, Peter Wochniak, Wheelchair Dancers Organization

Celina Speck – Malashock Dance Instructor

Celina Naima Speck is a Swiss artist, living in San Diego, CA. She earned her degree in Contemporary Dance at the University of the Arts (Zürich, Switzerland) where she danced in works by Itzik Galili, Barak Marshall, Michael Schumacher, Ihsam Rustem, and Adrijana Danchevska. She was a dancer with The Dancing Wheels Company and School for five seasons. She has performed works by Donald Byrd, Marc Brew, Catherine Meredith, Laurel Lawson, and many more on national and international tours. Celina is passionate about making dance spaces more inclusive and holds a Level II teacher certificate in the Dancing Wheels method of Physically Integrated Dance.

Photo By: Sophie Sand Kannberg @sophiesandmedia

Michele Jones (Right) – Exec. Director and Dance It Out! Instructor of Wheelchair Dancers Organization

Michele has always had a passion for dance, training and fitness. Growing up she trained in jazz, ballet, hip hop and gymnastics. She received several dance/fitness certifications over the course of several years. Certified Aerobic and Fitness Association, American Council of Exercise, CPR/AED American Red Cross, Dance It Out Master Trainer, Licensed Zumba Kids. In 2011 she founded Dance Me Fit to teach adults a variety of dance and fitness styles. She successfully started another business called Dance Me Kids which is an after-school dance program attended by approximately 100 kids at six schools in the Poway Unified School District. WDO collaborated with Billy Blanks Jr, owner of Dance It Out, to create the first fitness and dance program for disabled and able-bodied individuals.


Karma LaDonna (Left) – Dance It Out! Co-Instructor of Wheelchair Dancers Organization

Karma was a ballroom dancer for 18 years. With advancing arthritis, she became more reliant on a wheelchair for most of her activities. After Karma retired from her career in theater arts, she found her new passion to be wheelchair dancing. With intense dedication, Karma pursued and achieved certification as a wheelchair dancing instructor, while remaining a regular participant in the activities of the Wheelchair Dancers Organization. In 2016, Karma was appointed to the position of Dance Director in support of a growing staff of professional instructors.

Photo Courtesy of Wheelchair Dancers Organization