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Michelle Barber (she/her) has been a teacher/choreographer for over 30 years. Her dance training began in her hometown of Cleveland, OH, where she studied with Dee Hillier and Karen Colabianchi. At the age of 16, Michelle began working as a choreographer for local cheerleading competitions and national show choir competitions. She also began working all over the Cleveland area performing for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Matrix Hair Care Products, Kirby Vacuum, Francois Gir...read more
Michelle’s classes begin with a warm-up designed to get your heart pumping and your core working. Focusing on technique, strength and flexibility, the warm-up will guide students in improving their skills as dancers during the combinations. A certified Pilates instructor and yogi, Michelle incorporates this fundamental knowledge of the body into all aspects of her class. Rather than be limited by one style of dance, Michelle prefers to let the music guide her when creating her movement. Her choreography is therefore a fusion of many styles of jazz dance as well as her own brand of movement. With over 30 years of experience, Michelle has developed a style uniquely her own.