Master ballet instructor
Michelle Schwartz has over 36 years dance experience. Her career started as a Larkin Dancer where she was extensively trained in ballet, lyrical, pointe, jazz and tap.
As a member of Larkin’s premiere competition lines, Michelle competed and won numerous awards at the local and national levels. She has performed on Star Search, the Superbowl XXVI Halftime Show, televised public service announcements, corporate events and live onstage with Ben Vereen to highlight a few.
For the past 15 years Michelle’s passion has led her to focus her studies and teaching on ballet, lyrical and pointe. Michelle has travelled the country to study and train under the top names in the dance industry. Those individuals have included: Finis Jhung, Michelle Lucci, Ted Kivitt, Janice Barringer, Joe Tremaine, Jackie Sleight, Doug Caldwell and Marce’a Lane.
Michelle’s comprehensive training and leadership has benefitted her students. Under her direction, students have won numerous awards and gained recognition at the local and national levels. Michelle’s focus is not limited strictly to the dance studio. She has dedicated herself to being a positive role model by instilling self confidence, personal responsibility and an appreciation for the Fine Arts in all her students.