In 2006, colleagues Stacie M. Flood-Popp and Erin Law established Found Movement Group under the umbrella of The Village Cultural Arts Center. Passionate about bringing something different to the Nashville dance community, Stacie and Erin, along with diverse individuals from their circle of friends, made up the ensemble. The first three years, the co-directors worked together to develop the company's mission, to provide quality movement education and to bring choreographic artistry to their Nashville home.
In 2010, Erin pursued her Masters Degree in Dance at Smith College in Massachusetts. Stacie continued on with the Found's mission of seeking out new talent and creating thought provoking innovative work. As a result, the company has grown from its humble beginnings to include dancers from outside the Nashville community.
In 2016, Flood-Popp joined forces with long time student, company member and colleague Travis Cooper to create a youth division; Found Youth.
In 2017, Cailin Manning joined the company. One year later and eager to learn from Stacie, Cailin inquired about furthering her role in the company. Inspired by her passion, motivation and talent, Stacie hired Cailin as the associate director of Found Movement Group.
In the past year, Stacie and her team have started to move forward. They established "The FOUNDation: An Artistic Realm, LLC" and started the process for Found Youth to become an independent 501c3 organization. In addition, Found Youth will be announcing the first season of Found Youth Theatre Ensemble in February 2019.