Do you want to learn how to dance like the performers in Hairspray, Grease, Chicago, West Side Story and Guys & Dolls? Michelle's high energy, hand-on workshop will allow students to experience the exciting world of musical theatre dance as they learn choreographic combinations from Broadway shows. Singing, acting and dancing techniques will be explored, as well as the importance of characterization, performance, technique and attention to style. Students will leave this workshop with the confidence to shine on stage or in any audition!
Michelle's been in love with dance for over 30 years. Trained in ballet, jazz, hip hop and tap from a very young age, she soon started dancing professionally and performed on various stages including; Drayton Entertainment, Paramount Canada's Wonderland and aboard the Norwegian Star while sailing across the Caribbean. During this time, she earned her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education degrees and worked as a secondary school dance and drama teacher, sharing her passion for the arts with students in the Peel District School Board. Michelle's love of fitness and dance led to her certification as a fitness instructor. She has been teaching for over 14 years in various fitness studios, gyms, festivals, and as a workshop presenter for numerous conferences across Ontario. Michelle is the President and Creative Director of fit2dance inc.; an innovative fitness and dance instruction company offering educational programming for schools, adult dance & fitness programs, corporate wellness programs, mom & baby fitness and choreography for dance teams and musical theatre productions.