Diana has been teaching dance and working with children for over ten years! She received her training at Charmaine's Studio of Dance in Roseville, Michigan, and has also trained with professionals from New York and LA. She was a varsity dance team coach for seven years and has also taught at private studios. Diana's choreography has won awards and her dancers have won regional and national recognition. Diana's specialties are in hip hop, tap, and jazz.
Jennifer recently completed a teaching work study position at the prestigious Hubbard Street Dance in Chicago. Jennifer has a degree in Communications with a minor in Dance from U of M Flint. While attending she was the President of the Student Dance Organization and presented her choreography at the American College Dance Festival. Jennifer also is certified in the Vixen Workout, a fun new workout for women that feels like a fun night out dancing with the girls!
Rebecca has over 15 years of teaching and professional dance experience. She received her BA in Dance and Technical Production from Western Michigan University. She has danced professionally for the Pistons Automotion and Royal Caribbean International. Her teaching credits include the Kansas City Ballet School and being a dance/cheer coach for the Young Champions of America.
Tia has been a professional in the dance industry for over 15 years. She has performed with the Michigan Opera Theater, The Notorious Tap Company, as well as being a backup dancer for recording artists. She serves as a judge for Energy National Dance Competitions and is the founder of the Association for Minorities in Dance Education. Tia is also a member of the Cecchetti Council of America, Dance Masters of America, and the World Salsa Congress.
Miss Kerry has over 30 years of dance experience and over 20 years of dance teaching experience. She holds a Bachelor of Performing Arts; Dance from Oakland University. Miss Kerry studied dance at Tecumseh Dance Workshop, Dancin’ Inc. (where she went on to be the Director of Dancin’ Ballet Company), Rochester School of Dance, Eisenhower Dance Ensemble and throughout the Mid-West with American College Dance Festival, Dupree & Dance Olympus as well as studying in New York with world renowned dance educators and choreographers. Miss Kerry began apprentice teaching during high school and went on to study dance at Oakland University under Carol Halsted, Laurie Eisenhower and Iacob Lascu. Her list of choreography also includes musical productions at Brandon High School for Fiddler on the Roof and Les Miserables. The former owner of Kerry’s Dance Stages and Oakland Regional Ballet has a passion and joy for dance that she loves to share with all of her students. She is very excited to be a part of the teaching staff at 2nd Street Studio of Dance.
Melissa is trained in tap, ballet, lyrical, jazz, hip hop, and musical theater. She brings along her teaching experience of over 14 years! Melissa has taught classes for ages 2.5 to adult as well as choreographed and held the title of competition director. She very much enjoys teaching and is also a preschool teacher and mom giving her lots of experience! Melissa is also CPR and life saving certified.
Summer has over 30 years of dance experience! She started her dance training in Texas at the Frances Jennings Schofield School of Dance and later with the Harlingen Ballet Center and the Edge Performing Arts Studio in LA. She has placed as well as had her choreography place in numerous regional and national competitions. Summer has also choreographed for high school dance teams, regional theater productions, pageants, and countless dance recital productions. She was a company member of Jazz Shop and Co Motion Dance Company while in Texas. Summer loves teaching and is also a mother of two dancers!
Julia is currently attending Wayne State University as a dance major. She previously was a member of the Macomb Ballet Company. Julia also attended the Complexions Contemporary Ballet Summer Intensive in 2014 and has performed with American Ballet Theater in their production of "The Sleeping Beauty" in 2016. She also teaches at Troy Gymnastics.
Johannah is our Assistant Director. She is originally from Alexandria, Virginia. She began dancing at the age of 6 at the Alexandria Ballet. Her formal training began when she attended The Washington School of Ballet. She spent summers at The Washington School of Ballet, Richmond Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theatre, Summer Stages Dance at Concord Academy, and Z Mullins Dance Company’s Summer Intensive. Johannah received her B.F.A. in Dance with a concentration in Ballet Performance from Radford University where she graduated summa cum laude. She danced professionally with Atlanta Festival Ballet where she has performed soloist roles in The Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and The Nutcracker. She was also on the faculty at Atlanta Festival Ballet School where she taught ballet to ages 3 to adult.
Lisa graduated from Oakland University with a major in Communications and a minor in Dance. She has been a teacher at Lidia's School of Dance, Harper Woods Recreation, That's Dancing Studio, and Sterling Heights Recreation. Lisa has performed numerous roles in local theater productions and has trained in many styles of dance including ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, ballroom, and Irish step dancing. She is excited to get back to dance after having her son Adam!