Angela Sartain Ramos believes in being kind, working hard and passion changes everything. She is an artist, dancer, choreographer and teacher who not only loves her job but loves to travel, be outdoors, design flowers and coffee. She began her dance training at the early age of three because her mom wanted her to be coordinated and graceful. Her dance style has been influenced by many including Anne Holland Cole, Allyne Gartrell, Dianne Maroney-Grigsby, Lester Horton, Bob Fosse and Alwin Nikolais. She joined Blue Moves in 1990 while attending Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). She is a graduate from MTSU with a B.B.A. Degree in Finance and minor in Dance, a M.S. Degree with an emphasis in Health, Physical Education and Dance and currently pursuing her Ph.D. As MTSU faculty, she has received four national honors in the Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, was nominated as “Teacher of the Year” in 2010, and is a fourteenth time honoree as a teacher “who makes a difference”.  Since 1997, she has served as Director of the MTSU Performing Arts Company known as MPAC and has presented a series of 40 dance concerts on campus and 20 choreographic works. Although she has many obligations, her heart is devoted to her Blue Moves tribe and her passion is dance.

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