Move Studios


Monterey, CA

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With the help of a visionary owner and the City of Monterey, the dilapidated historic Union Ice facility at 600 East Franklin Street was transformed into Move Studios, a state-of-the-art dance and movement center.

As designed by WRD Architects, the newly restored buildings feature high ceilings, abundant natural light, traditional basket-woven sprung floors, spacious reception areas, and six uniquely-designed studios to accommodate the diverse dance styles taught within the 8,000-square-foot space.

As both a building owner and a dancer who learned ballet while living in France, Monterey-born Kristin Minnich realized her dream of creating a vibrant dance studio to inspire teens and adults. Her direct involvement with flooring, finishes, lighting and audio selections resulted in a unique, high-performance space designed by a dancer for dancers.


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