Training Highlights: BS in Dance Education from Radford University, K-12 Public School Teaching Certification in Dance, School of the Richmond Ballet, Martinique School of Dance, summer programs at Virginia School of the Arts, and Alonso King LINES Discovery Project
Career Highlights: Tampa Bay Ballet professional company member, Florida Dance Theatre professional company member, Adjunct Faculty in Dance at Southeastern University, Dance Instructor for Dickinson College, Opening 2nd Street Studio of Dance!
Years Teaching Dance: Over 15 years!
Training Highlights: Diana trained under Charmaine Schick of Vaudeville for 20 years. She has also had the pleasure of taking class from Ray Leeper, Napoleon Dumo, Travis Wall, and Marty Dew.
Career Highlights: Has numerous former students who have gone on to major in dance, or are currently working in NYC and LA. Diana has nationally awarded dance numbers in Tap, Hip Hop, and Jazz, as well as numerous regional awards.
Teaching Experience: 17 years, Has been with 2nd Street since our opening 5 years ago!
Training and Career Highlights: Young People’s Ballet Theatre, Owner and Director of the Purple Tree Dance Company
Teaching Experience: 4 years, 1st at 2nd Street Studio of Dance
Future Goals: My future goals is to still keep teaching dance and to publish children’s books one day!
Training Highlights: Minor in Dance from U of M Flint, American College Dance Festival, Teaching Work Study with the Hubbard Street Youth Dance Program, Classes at Joffrey Ballet Chicago and Ruth Page Center for the Arts
Teaching Experience: 7 years, 3rd year with 2nd Street Studio of Dance
Future Goals: I would like to attend the Martha Graham teacher training in New York, become certified in Dance for Parkinson’s Disease.
Training Highlights: BFA in Ballet from Radford University, Washington School of Ballet, Alexandria Ballet, Summer programs at North Carolina Dance Theatre, Richmond Ballet, and Summer Stages
Career Highlights: Atlanta Festival Ballet professional company member, Competed at YAGP finals in NYC with Washington School of Ballet, Performed George Balanchine’s Serenade and Divertimento No. 15, Featured roles in Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella, The Sleeping Beauty, and The Nutcracker
Teaching Experience: 7 years, 5th year at 2nd Street Studio of Dance
Instructor and Office Assistant
Training Highlights: 2nd Street Studio Alumnus! BFA in Dance from Wayne State University
Performance Experience: WSU Company One, Scheherazade in American Ballet Theater’s Sleeping Beauty, Firebird Suite with the Detroit Orchestra, Choreographed and performed at MoreDances, Kristi Faulkerner’s Women’s Work, RAW Artists Detroit, and was just invited to dance in RAW L.A.!
Teaching Experience: 4 years, 1st year with 2nd Street Studio of Dance!
Instructor and Birthday Party Coordinator
Training Highlights: BA in Dance from Oakland University, American College Dance Festival, continuing education at Dance Teacher Summit in NYC
Career Highlights: Miss Kerry owned her own dance studio for 12 years! She is also currently a Dance Instructor for Rochester College.
Teaching Experience: 19 years, 3 with 2nd Street Studio of Dance
Training and Career Highlights: Has attended Multiple conventions and Teacher training courses including with Sonya Tayeh, Mia Micheals, and Brian Friedman. She is currently the Artistic Director of Rising Stars Dance Center in Capac.
Teaching Experience: Over 18 Years! Has been with 2nd Street Studio of Dance since our first year!
When Not Dancing: I spend time with my husband Phil and two boys, Jack and Ty. We love being outside fishing, hunting, or playing sports, and I love to bake too!
Training Highlights: Arizona State University, Oakland University, U of M Flint
Years Teaching Dance: 4 total, 2nd year with 2nd Street Studio of Dance
Future Goals: My future goals are to get my master’s in fine arts and dance with a professional company!
Instructor, Pom Squad Director, and Tuition/Registration Manager
Training Highlights: BA in Dance and BA in Technical Theater Design from Western Michigan University
Career Highlights: Detroit Pistons Automotion Dancer, Dancer and Dance Captain for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Teacher at Kansas City Ballet School, Dance Instructor for Rochester College
Teaching Experience:20 years, 3rd year with 2nd Street Studio of Dance
Training Highlights: Certified by the Texas Teacher Association of Dance, Studied at the famous EDGE studio in Hollywood for 2 summers, numerous dance conventions and teacher training courses
Career Highlights: Jazz Shop Company member, Tap Assistant for the famous tapper Al Gilbert, Many former students majoring in dance well as performing on Broadway, Disney, pro sports dance teams, and cruise ships
Years Teaching Dance: 25 years, 4th year at 2nd Street Studio of Dance