Dancer - Pro, Dance Teacher, Studio Owner, Company Director
I am the Co-Owner of Dance Arts Academy in Traverse City, Michigan, and the Artistic Director of Company Dance Traverse. I have a Master’s in Dance Performance & Choreography from the University of Michigan, an Undergraduate Degree in Dance from Eastern Michigan University, and have taught @ both institutions. After performing and training in New York City, I moved to Ann Arbor to dance professionally with the Parker Copely Modern Company, as well as Jazz Dance Theater. One of my career highlights was being named "Michigan Dance Teacher of the Year". My early training was with my mom's studio, Glenns School of Dance in Howell, Michigan.
I have been teaching for 30 + years, and am fortunate to have students dancing professionally in Ballet & Modern Companies, as well as Broadway Shows and National Tours. I also have numerous students with studios and companies of their own. I have also taught for the Michigan Youth Arts Festival, Cecchetti Summer Workshops at Michigan State University, Hope College, and Cleveland Ballet, Detroit Windsor Dance Company, South Dayton Dance Theater, Macomb Arts Festival, Badgerette Dance - Milwaukee, and Performing Arts Dance Theater.
She has served as the President of the Northern Michigan Dance Council for the past 10 years, facilitating scholarships and performance opportunities for Traverse City Area dancers.
Thank you for these boards!