Whether you are stepping into a dance studio for the first time or preparing for a stressful audition/performance I will help you achieve your goals-- and with a smile the entire time!
My name is Michelle and I have been dancing since I was seven years old. I was one of two graduates to earn my Bachelor of Fine Art in Dance/Dance Teaching from Columbia College Chicago in 2011.
I have worked throughout NYC the past 5 years as a professional modern dancer and dance teacher, at NYC's most prestigious institutions. My classes range anywhere from intro to ballet to creative movement. And with my strong classical training I'm sure to help with your turns and jumps! BUT do not fear... for my absolute beginners- If I can get a classroom of two year olds to move in the same direction I promise to be able to help you!
I currently work for American Ballet Theatre in development, where I help make all other dancer's dreams come true. When I am not teaching/tutoring/working at ABT, I am busy being a student of my own all over New York City. I love taking class at studios such as Steps on Broadway, Gina Gibney Dance Center, Peridance and Broadway Dance Center. It is here where I trained with the country's greatest dance teachers/choreographers to continue my never ending training in dance techniques and developments.
As a professional dancer, I understand the rigor that it takes to achieve your goals- That's why I work with my students one on one to achieve them! I have had the honor of training with the greatest dancers in the business to help me achieve my goals such as David Dorfman, Joe Goode, Alexandra Beller, Kendra Portier, and Oliver Steele.
Dancing and teaching dance are my greatest passions in life and I want to share them with students of all ages from 18 months to 100 years old!
Thank you for visiting my profile and I hope to teach you soon!
*** Lesson Details ***
Whether you are stepping into a dance studio for the first time or preparing for a stressful audition I will help you achieve those goals and with a smile the entire time!
I believe it is important to build a relationship between teacher and student or parent, teacher and student to develop a curriculum that best benefits you or your child. Each lesson is specially designed to achieve your personal goals in whatever style of dance you decide!
Come dance with me and we can fulfill those life long dreams of learning to dance and work towards a healthy and happy life!
*** Studio Equipment ***
I am happy to rent a professional studio space for you to enhance your private dance lesson. A studio space will provide us with ample room and proper flooring that is designed to dance on as well as mirrors to help you learn. These professional studios are scarce and must be booked well in advance. There also will be an increase in lesson price for these lessons to cover cost of the studio.
*** Travel Equipment ***
I come fully equipped with portable, wireless speakers and an iPod. I'm also happy to take music request or happy to use your iPod/iPhone as well!
*** Specialties ***
Modern, Jazz, Ballet
I teach dance, creative movement and gymnastics to the in school and after school early childhood divisions at various private elementary schools in Manhattan.