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Michelle Swank, Instructor

Michelle Swank is from Mukwonago, WI.  She began dancing at the age of 6 at Allegro Academy of Dance and Gymnastics in New Berlin, WI.  From there, she continued her formal dance education through high school at The Dance Academy, Ltd in Elm Grove, WI.  While at The Dance Academy, Ltd, Michelle received formal training in ballet, classical ballet (pointe), tap, and jazz.  To further her dance education, she attended Dance Masters of Wisconsin workshops and over time became a class demonstrator, assistant teacher, and teacher.  While in high school she was also a member of the award winning varsity pom and dance team at Mukwonago High School.  Michelle attended the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Women’s Studies and a minor in dance.  While at Whitewater, Michelle auditioned for the yearly dance concert where she was chosen for various student and faculty choreographed pieces.  Her own choreography was selected and showcased at the 2001 UW-System Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity.  She also had the opportunity to take classes and perform at the American College Dance Festival at The University of Montana – Missoula and the University of Illinois – Urbana- Champaign.   Michelle joined Studio One Dance Company in 2007.   Michelle is now marriend and reside in Antioch, IL. She continues to work full time as a Program Manager at New Berlin Plastics. We are so lucky to have Michelle with us at SODC considering she lives so far away!