As the Owner and Artistic Director of Dancer’s Edge Dance Studios, I am grateful to be living out my dream as a studio owner. I began my career in Flint, Michigan, performing as a soloist with the Flint Ballet Theater Children’s Company. After receiving a BFA in Dance from Western Michigan University, I earned a scholarship to the Harkness House School of Ballet in NYC.
I am currently studying to become an examiner of the Cecchetti method of teaching classical ballet and am a licentiate member of the Cecchetti Council of America. Having been involved with the Cecchetti way of life as a dancer since the age of 5, as a teacher I have always incorporated this method into my ballet classes. It is my belief that the structure, technique and precise nature of this curriculum will take any young dancer in the direction that he/she wants to go.
To this end, my current Dancer’s Edge ballet curriculum reflects the grade levels and class structure outlined by Cecchetti himself, which expands upon the principles set forth by Carlo Blasis. I look forward to training my future charges in this exciting path to classical ballet training.
Miss Rachel is our Flamenco teacher and teaches ballet as well. She studied ballet as a student at the School of Performing Arts in Fern Park, Florida. She went on to Albaquerque, New Mexico to earn her degree in Flamenco Dancing. After dancing and touring in Spain, she returned to Florida to teach for Dancer’s Edge, along with her accompanist, El Papi, Flamenco guitarist.
Ballet & Pre-Ballet Instructor.
Modern/Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, & Lyrical Instructor.
Hip Hop Instructor.