TTW has the ability to bring out the beauty and creativity in all beings and places. ~Jade

TTW Missoula is passionately committed to building vibrant, healthy communities through creative expression, and to creating environments for people of all ages and abilities to express themselves and connect more deeply with each other.

Since 2001, TTW Missoula has been enlivening schools, community events, and organizations through community play and performances.
Our large community performances have brought together hundreds of people from all parts of our community to create beautiful collaborative works of performance art.


TTW Missoula will enliven and enrich the gathering for the marrying couple and their family.

The activities we share come from Turning the Wheel’s unique movement and body-based modality that draws on dance, improvisational theater, communication theory and body based therapies. We work with a live, multi-instrumentalist musician, who makes music as we lead the group through a series of activities that are both poignant and playful.

“Having worked with Turning the Wheel for years now I still find myself in wonder how each and every activity breathes life into any environment it is experienced in. TTW has the ability to bring out the beauty and creativity in all beings and places.” ~Jade

Call 406.830.3285
or email to discuss your wishes for this special time.

Make your next birthday a movement based gathering for youth or the young at heart, complete with live music!

Invite TTW Missoula to be your guest to refresh work relationships. Develop new ways of relating, infuse dullness with innovation, and breathe new life into your business environment!

“Tapestry class provides a fallout shelter to those in need of joy. It gives adults the freedom to move, play and interact with others, free of judgement.” ~Luke Johnson, Screenwriter

Tuesday evenings 6:30 – 8 pm.
Six week sessions, drop in’s welcome!
1042 Monroe Street, lower Rattlesnake, in the studio behind the big red house.*
Teens – adults. All abilities.

Connect with your body and inner voice in a safe, supportive environment. Tell your story or create a new one through movement, self awareness practices, writing and improvisation.

$10. per class supports our school programs or buy an entire series class card.
Questions? 830.3285


Whether in after school FLAGSHIP programs, in-school partnerships, or at Boys and Girls Club, our programs are always fun and playful. They are designed to foster self-esteem through creative expression and to inspire healthy life choices in all the participants.

We can create a program that works for you, from a weeklong residency to programs that meet once a week for 8 weeks, all culminating in a performance created by the youth.

“Doors were open to my students that they didn’t even know existed” ~Anneke Hilvert, Willard High School Women’s Studies Teacher

“Turning the Wheel helped me learn how to clarify my feelings, including physical and mental.”_ ~Josh, student Willard High School

Call 406.830.3285 or email to contact us for a program at your school.

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Turning the Wheel Missoula
702 Brooks
Missoula, MT 59801


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Gain professional tools to share with students to develop leadership, focus, social emotional awareness and creative thinking. Gain personal tools that will support you to develop collaborative, healthy classrooms.

“Thank you for the experience to feel validated for who I am”
~Sue Paeth, Teacher

“Reviewing notes from our incredible week together. I am forever changed because of this course and owe you and Lizzi my most sincere thanks.”
Sydney Stauffer, Teacher

Call 406.830.3285
or email to contact us for program in your organization.


Turning the Wheel Missoula, in collaboration with our National organization and facilitators trained in the TTW modality from around the country, have produced four community performances in Missoula. These are “Confetti”, “Stringmaker”, “Nearly Invisible” and “I Knew That Once.”

Each multi media performance has been a powerful connecting and healing force for the performers and a delight for the audience. A performer in our most recent production said: “It’s only been three rehearsals for me, but already I feel in the dance and the community this powerful cleansing and healing vibe. Three times and I’ve begun thinking differently about what my body language is capable of saying.”

visit our Video to view excerpts from past Turning the Wheel performances

Lizzi Juda, Missoula Founder, Director & Facilitator

Lizzi brought the work of Turning the Wheel to Missoula in 2001. Lizzi has over 20 years of experience teaching improvisational movement classes and expressive arts groups in Missoula. She has attended and led numerous workshops with Turning the Wheel Founder Alana Shaw, and is certified as an expert facilitator in the TTW modality. She has also produced and performed in several community performances, both locally and nationally, for TTW. In 1992, Lizzi founded Wild Ground Learning Center, a healing and creative arts center that continues to serve Missoula as an important meeting place. She is a founder of Howell Street Commons, an urban eco-village on the West Side of Missoula. A mother, massage therapist, and musician, Lizzi is passionate about providing opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to play, move, and connect with their creative genius.

Lulu Steinberg, Missoula Director, Facilitator

When Lulu attended a Turning the Wheel Romp with her family, she felt it was the culmination of all the work she loves to do.
She has been working with people in the expressive arts for 15 years, encouraging self awareness, creativity and literacy through body based therapies and practices, fine arts and dance.
Lulu holds a Masters in Education from Loyola University, the Association Montessori Internationale teacher certification, is a trained massage therapist and is a Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher. She is certified as an expert facilitator in the TTW modality, and helped to produce and performed in the TTW production of “I Knew That Once,” both locally and nationally.
Lulu continues to explore ways to mine creativity, intuition and play; guiding herself and others toward the wisdom of the body.
She dreams that every “stand around eat & talky” party would become a feast of theatre improv & dadaist art games, ping pong, live music and dance. Here’s to the revolution!

Nathan Zavalney, Turning the Wheel Missoula’s musician, is a dedicated music instructor, versatile guitarist, percussionist, keyboardist, and audio engineer. Nathan uses an innovative one-man band style setup of instruments and playing techniques, and a dynamic, attentive, and improvisatory musical sensibility to support the facilitator and group. Nathan has performed with a variety of musical groups including world percussion group Drum Brothers, and contemporary choir Dolce Canto, and accompanied numerous dance, performance art, and movement instructors including Headwaters Dance Company, The Open Field Artists, Turning the Wheel founder Alana Shaw, and Yoga Motion’s Nancy Ruby.

TTW Missoula

702 Brooks Street

Missoula MT 59801

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