Bachelor of Arts, BA
Imperial Classical Ballet Licentiate, L.I.S.T.D
Michelle is a dance educator and choreographer with almost 10 years of experience. She has been passionate about dance from a very young age and is trained in ballet, modern theatre, contemporary, jazz, and recently began training in tap. Michelle completed most of her training at Alberta Ballet School where she completed annual examinations in both ballet and modern theatre. Throughout her training, Michelle studied under the instruction of Shirley Agate-Proust, Lynette Fry-Abra, Aram Manukyan, Jennifer Mariani, Julie Coleman, Maria Crothers, and world-renowned Nancy Kilgour. Although primarily trained in ISTD, Michelle is also familiar with RAD, Cecchetti and Vagonova methods. She currently holds her Licentiate teaching qualifications in ISTD Ballet, her Advanced 2 in ISTD Ballet and is working towards achieving her Fellowship teaching qualifications in ISTD Ballet and Associate teaching qualifications in ISTD Modern Theatre.
In addition to her formal training, Michelle has taken several workshops in dance both locally and internationally. In 2011, she travelled to China to perform in an international arts exchange. In 2013, Michelle attended ballet master classes in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Here, she studied under world-renowned teachers in Vagonova ballet. Michelle also attended classes at ISTD2 Studios in London in 2016 to study Modern Theatre. She has danced in Alberta Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” for five seasons as a member of the children’s cast. Most recently, Michelle spent nine months in London, UK studying at and working at Pineapple Dance Studios.
Michelle is excited to teach at The Young Canadians. With her fun-loving spirit and passion for dance, she hopes to pass on the same level of excellence in training to her students that she received from her teachers.Return to Instructional Faculty