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Michelle Mayfield & Samantha Byrd

Unleashed Movement Facilitator | @studiodivanj | @divasnheels

Samantha and Michelle, affectionately referred to as Sam & Shelly, have been best friends for over 20  years. Their friendship has been full of adventures together, but none compare to their most recent endeavor. Nine years ago the dynamic duo decided to pair their passion and talents together; dancing and empowering women. Together they developed Divas ‘N Heels, a hip hop dance class for women in the NJ/PA areas. Divas ‘N Heels grew tremendously over the last nine years. Today, Divas ‘N Heels has become a community, drawing people from multiple states to engage in a supportive and high energy atmosphere that promotes holistic wellness!


Sam & Shelly take pride in their friendship and their business and the proof is in the Diva community. Expanding their capacity to serve the community, Sam & Shelly invested in Studio Diva— a new home for their popular Divas ‘N Heels class and a line up of innovative, wellness-centered classes!


20 Years of authentic and genuine friendship has inspired the love that Sam & Shelly pour into the Divas Community- it’s a unique and inclusive space, where everyone is welcome!

their popular Divas ‘N Heels class and a line up of innovative, wellness-centered classes!

Melanie’s creative therapeutic interventions have been published in Attachment Centered Play Therapy, Play Therapy: Proven Strategies for Childhood Disorder Melanie's other features and publications include:

Innovate Utah - USA A beautifully curated snapshot of the Utah INNOVATION ecosystem. In collaboration with Silicon Slopes. Black Utah: Stories from a Thriving Community A new book that highlights the stories and experiences of the Black community living in Utah. Brought to you by the Utah Black Chamber 2022. Utah Business Magazine, Living Color Honoree (2021) The third annual Living Color Gala honors the individuals and organizations working toward a more equitable and inclusive future for the state of Utah. Melanie was honored through her work with the Black Clinicians. Utah Business Magazine, 30 Women to Watch Honoree (2019) The magazine honored the women paving the way for the next generation of female entrepreneurs and making a splash as women in business in the state that ranks the lowest for women holding leadership positions in the workplace.

Michelle Mayfield & Samantha Byrd
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