Misty Lown is the founder, president and energized force behind More Than Just Great Dancing® – A licensed dance studio affiliation program that has a positive impact on more than 70,000 dance students around the globe each week. She is also the founder of MoreThanDancers.com, an online lifestyle magazine for youth that has over 100,000 visitors each month.
Her original business, Misty’s Dance Unlimited, founded in 1998 and named a “Top 50 Studios in the Nation” by Dance Spirit Magazine has provided more than $400,000 in scholarship for dancers and other community initiatives.
Misty has been a speaker at Viterbo University, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Entrepreneurial Leader’s Organization, Hollywood Connection, Dance Teacher Web, Dance Teacher Summit and the DanceLife Conference. She has also been a keynote speaker for the Come Together Convention in Australia, Achieving Leadership Excellence in St. Thomas, USVI and Entrepreneurial Leader’s Organization in Canada. Misty has authored over 50 articles in addition to her new book One Small Yes.
She is a sought after speaker and recently shared her business methods as a guest blogger on SUCCESS.com and as a speaker at IF:Gathering Local and the US Army Garrison Woman’s Equality Day. She has been recognized as “Teacher of the Year” by Eclipse, “Outstanding Businesswoman of the Year” by the YWCA and awarded the “Pope John XXIII Award for Distinguished Service” by Viterbo University and the “Philanthropy Award” from the Red Cross.
Misty is an entrepreneur at heart. In addition to her studio and licensing program, she owns a retail store, a dance competition, a self-storage business and a real estate development company. Misty’s favorite part of the day is spending time with her husband and five beautiful children.