Dance Instructor/Office Manager/Co-Competition Coordinator

Miss Michelle began dancing when she was 3 years old under the direction of Cherie Lawson in Pittsburg, KS. She has trained in the Cecchetti method of Ballet, as well as, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, and Pointe.  Her love of dance led her to a teaching position for a studio in Pittsburg, KS for 2 years and then ultimately led her to Karen’s Dance Studio.  Miss Michelle attended Pittsburg State University and obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. She currently works at Freeman Hospital in Joplin as a Registered Nurse.

Miss Michelle lives in Joplin, MO with her husband and their daughter Tailour and son Kellan. When her daughter began taking dance lessons in 2011, Miss Michelle researched studios in the area and was immediately drawn to the inspiring atmosphere at Karen’s Dance Studio. KDS is thrilled to have Miss Michelle and her passion for dance at our studio. Her enthusiasm overflows to her students and is loved by all. You will also find Miss Michelle working in our office and at our front desk on Wednesdays.