The Müvment is a preprofessional competitive dance company located in Cedar Park, TX directed by Caitlin Steele and assisted by Hannah Taub and Elena Giannuzzi. The MÜVment will participate in several performances in the Austin area, compete at regional competitions throughout the state of Texas, receive training from working dancers and choreographers, attend multiple conventions, and have the opportunity to travel and take dance education trips to gain knowledge and experience in the life of a professional dancer.
The Müvment is a team that encourages their members to do everything to the best of their ability while supporting each other and building community. We are looking for the serious dancer who possesses a strong passion and dedication to their craft. Our company strives to help all dancers reach their fullest potential and acquire the work ethic it takes to achieve their goals.
Originally from Palm Harbor, Florida, Caitlin moved to Los Angeles after being accepted to the EDGE Performing Arts Center Professional Program as a scholarship student. She trained there extensively for a year while getting to work with world renowned teachers and choreographers such as Bill Prudich, JT Horenstein, Mandy Moore, Jennifer Hamilton, Terri Best, Scott Hislop, Justin Giles, Nick Lanzisera, Helene Phillips and many others.
Upon graduating the program, Caitlin was fortunate enough to sign with MSA, a talent agency in Hollywood. She has performed live with Chino y Nacho, L2 and the Darling Stilettos as well as for Mac Cosmetics industrials. Caitlin has danced in the feature film Ted 2 and for tv series/promos such as Bones, Super Fun Night with Rebel Wilson, Paris by Night, Radius Fitness for NBCSN and Diane Gilman Jeans for HSN. Her commercial credits include Skechers, Reebok, Axe Body Spray, Benefit Cosmetics, Just Dance & Just Dance 2014, BCBG and Coca Cola.
Caitlin has worked with some of the most prestigious studios throughout Central Florida and she is so excited to be joining the Müv family. Her classes combine old school techniques with contemporary styles. She teaches numerous styles including jazz, contemporary, lyrical and heels and has also been a judge for Sheer Talent. Caitlin strives to help aspiring professional dancers as well as instill strong core values and work ethic in all of her students.
Müv Dance Instructor • The Müvment Asst. Director
Hannah Taub is a recent graduate from Texas Tech University. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a Minor in Dance. At Texas Tech, she was a part of the award-winning Texas Tech Pom Squad for three years. While on the team, she received four National titles from the NDA Nationals Competition in Daytona, Florida. Hannah has been awarded many opportunities such as traveling to Shanghai, China to perform in the Chinese Tourism Festival, cheer and perform at the Final Four and National Championship game for Texas Tech Basketball in 2019, cheer with Tech Pom on Good Morning America, and perform in Kansas City for the Big 12 Tournament in 2018.
Hannah Taub has been dancing for the past 20 years. She has learned her training from local Austin studios such as Alisa’s Dance Academy, The Dance Studio, Shining Stars, Star Dancers, MA Dance Project, and Müv Dance & Fitness. She has trained in styles such as Contemporary, Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Tap, Lyrical, Kick, Pom, Acro, and many more. Hannah has always been a driven dancer and knew at a young age that dance was what she wanted to do for her lifelong career.
She was introduced to the world of competitive dance at a young age and received many titles, scholarships, and awards. At age 14, Hannah received a scholarship to The Collective Intensive in Los Angeles, California where she trained with many professional dancers/teachers such as Travis Wall, Abbey Lee, Stacey Tookey, etc. She was showcased in a contemporary piece choreographed by Peter Chu in The Collective Promotion video and was also selected by Bloc Talent Agency as a standout. She received other scholarships and awards throughout High School from conventions such as Nuvo Dance Convention, Jump Dance Convention, Artist Simply Human, Tremaine Dance Convention, and Velocity Dance Convention and was awarded Crowd Pleasers National Teen Dancer her sophomore year of high school.
Hannah also has great love and passion for the Drill Team. She joined The Rouse Royals Dance Team her sophomore year of High School. She was ranked 2nd lieutenant her Junior year and 1st Lieutenant her Senior year. Throughout her time on Royals, she choreographed many routines and was awarded a scholarship for college from the team her senior year.
Hannah is so excited to be back from college and continue pursuing her dream of teaching and choreographing. She has choreographed for teams such as The Rouse Royals, Veterans Memorial High School, Gateway Stars, and Dripping Springs Hi-Steppers, etc and this is currently her fifth-year choreographing for The Müvment. Many of her pieces have won National Titles and awards for her choreography.
Hannah is so thankful to have been a part of the Muvment Dance Company her senior year and to now continue on with the Müv Family and Faculty as the Assistant Director for The Müvment.
Müv Dance Instructor • The Müvment Asst. Director
Elena Giannuzzi is an Austin, Texas native. Dancing since the age of two, she trained in several forms of dance such as Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, and Contemporary. Her passion to study dance took her to Sam Houston State University, where she graduated with a B.F.A. in Dance. She had the opportunity to work closely with artists such as Manuel Vigonoulle, Bliss Kohlmyer, and Joshua L. Peugh. Since training at SHSU, Elena was connected to study abroad with The Dance Italia Program out of Lucca, Italy. There, Elena took daily classes in Counter Technique with Elita Cannata and Gaga classes and Repertory with Chisato Ohno (Batsheva Dance Company). Additionally, Elena has worked under Elijah Alhaji Gibson who is a long-standing company member with The Gus Giordano Company, where Elena had the opportunity to train as a scholarship student with their College Program in Chicago, IL.
Most recently she has performed in The Dance Gallery Festival in NYC, Social Movement Contemporary Dance world premiere of “The Human Condition”, and Austin Dance Fest in Austin, TX. In 2018 Elena joined The Axis Connect, (Barton Movement) Program out of Los Angeles and New York City, where she studied under the guidance of many artists such as Jermaine Spivey (Kidd Pivot), Jacob Jonas (The Jacob Jonas Company), and Alexander Ekman. In addition, Elena also became a founding company member of the Social Movement Contemporary Dance in 2018 under the direction of Elijah Alhaji Gibson. Based out of Houston she trained, toured, and performed with a company all over Texas.
Along with her dedication to performing, Elena is also a passionate teacher. Her choreography has been featured in the Annual Dance to Breath Benefit Concert, raising money for Cystic Fibrosis in Austin, TX. Elena’s focus + interest lies in the dance community and how to cultivate a place to come together and grow as artists.