Denise Gagner is a local dancer and massage therapist. She graduated from St. Olaf College in 2004 with a B.A. in Dance. She has been teaching creative movement classes for Young Dance since 2009. Denise enjoys working with students of all ages, but particularly enjoys the enthusiastic and explorative nature of Young Dance's youngest movers. She also teaches for Zenon Dance School, Minnesota Montessori, and Becks Montessori. She is currently performing with Rosy Simas Danse and has had the opportunity to work with many wonderful Minneapolis choreographers in addition to creating her own work as well. Outside of dance, Denise runs her massage therapy practice, Taking Root. Denise teaches both Creative Movement I and II for Young Dance.