Michelle began her dancing at the age of 4 with Priscilla Kurtz at the Priscilla Kurtz School of Dancing in Dapto. Successfully completing examinations in RAD Classical, National Character and Modern Dance.
In 1993 Michelle completed the RAD Teaching Diploma under the guidance of Patricia Saill and Valma Briggs-gaining a Distinction. Michelle’s teaching career started when she was 18, firstly with Classical Ballet and Jazz-then expanding into Contemporary which is where her passion for Choreography began. More recently she went on to study The Pilates Method at UTS in Sydney and is currently a Level 2 Instructor. Another area of great interest to Michelle is the field of Dance Medicine, she has been an active member of IADMS (International Association of Dance Medicine & Science) since 2004, and regularly attends their Conferences, keeping her up to date with the latest advances in the world of Dance Medicine.
Over her teaching career Michelle has been fortunate enough to work at several prominent Sydney studios. She is highly committed to her dancers adopting a ‘tough’ but ‘fair’ attitude towards their training.
Michelle loves working with the students of JGSOD and is looking forward to another rewarding year as contemporary teacher with Joanne and her team.
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