Learn all about why we do what we do and why we love to share our passion for dance with our students.
Miss Michelle is the artistic director and owner of 5678 Dance! Studio. She has over 30 years of dance experience in many dance styles. For the past 25+ years she has loved teaching dance to children ages 3-18 and adults. In 2005 she formed Rhythm! Dancers, a traveling group of older students who perform annually at many events including Six Flags, State Fair, the Milwaukee Bucks, Brewers, Wave and several local venues. Every other summer she takes Rhythm to New York City to take classes at Broadway Dance Center and experience "the city that never sleeps". She has had the pleasure to use her skills to collaborate with local organizations and several surrounding schools . She is so excited to continue working with previous dancers to further their abilities and can't wait to see new dancers in the studio as well!
Miss Whitney has been dancing since she was 6 years old and has developed a life long passion for the art of dance and theater. She has studied ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, modern, and theatre for 22 years in 4 different states. She has been in many theatrical productions including “Pippin” and “Barnum”. Miss Whitney enjoyed being part of the dance teams at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania and at UW-Whitewater. She has been teaching dance for 15 years including many years here at 5678 Dance! Studio. She has continued her dance education through dance conventions and teacher workshops, which focus on developing classroom techniques and expanding choreography skills. Her students love her warm-hearted personality and her inspiring teaching style.
Miss Nicky has studied Hip Hop right here at 5678 Dance! Studio for many years. She has been on our office staff as a studio secretary and has been an instructor for the past five years. She has worked at the recitals as a backstage manager not only for the years she has worked here but for several years prior as a volunteer. She took multicultural dance and African dance courses at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee while she was pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. Miss Nicky has worked with children for 10+ years in both a school and daycare settings and is currently a 4K teacher. Her fun-loving personality and high energy choreography is why you will love being in her classes!
Miss Aubrey has an extensive background within competitive dance while dancing for CenterStage studio in IL; she traveled across the US entering competitions at a National Level within Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary and Lyrical genres throughout her High School Career. Additionally, she was an active member of her High School Dance Team all four years. In college she pursued a minor in Dance Education at the University of WI Whitewater in which she studied contemporary and classical ballet. She was a member of the UWW Dance Team where she choreographed pieces for both the football and basketball season. This is Miss Aubrey's 6th year teaching here at 5678. She is excited to challenge her students and most of all to have fun and help each of her students find the passion within that she has always had for dance!
Miss Callie loves to dance and enjoys teaching dancers of all ages at 5678 Dance! Studio. Callie has taken classes in jazz, contemporary, theatrical, and tap from 5678. She had the opportunity to participate in a dance workshop led by professional choreographer Brian Curl where she got to learn original Broadway choreography! She has also taken specialty workshops in the areas of Fosse jazz, Fosse tap, African jazz, and Decade dances. She is the choreographer for a theatre department at a local high school and choreographs fun routines for pep rallies, talent shows, and basketball games for a local grade school. Callie just graduated this past spring from Carroll University where she studied Health Care Administration and is working towards getting her Master’s in Secondary Education. Callie believes that dance is a form of self-expression and story-telling. She can’t wait to share her love of dance again this season!
Miss Shannon has been dancing since she was 3 years old. She has studied ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, lyrical, modern, and pointe through out the years. She has attended multiple summer intensives such as Gus Giordano, Joffrey ballet, and the Milwaukee Ballet. She has also gone on a study abroad to Brazil to learn dance forms from other cultures. She graduated this past spring with her Bachelors in Fine Arts in modern dance in the Peck School of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. She is excited to continue teaching here at 5678 and can’t wait to share her passion of dance with her students.
Miss Lyndsay graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Contemporary Dance Performance and Choreography at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Throughout her time as an undergraduate student, she studied Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Yoga, Aerial, Pilates, Improvisation, Composition, Applied Anatomy, Laban Movement Analysis, Alexander Technique and more. She was selected to perform as well as attend the American College Dance Association Conference from 2018 through 2021. She spends much of her time working in Child Care looking after infants and children through ages five and up. This time spent with children has influenced her choreography and teaching styles. She is looking forward to being on the team here at 5678 and getting to know many of our dancers!
Miss Brynn has been dancing at 5678 Dance! Studio since she was 6 years old. She has also been on our Rhythm! performance team for 4 years. She has gone to New York City with Rhythm! where she took dance classes at the Broadway Dance Center and had a dance intensive with an actress from Anastasia on Broadway. She has been an assistant teacher for our pre-ballet classes has learned many great teaching techniques to use in her own classes. Miss Brynn is excited to live her childhood dream of teaching at 5678 Dance! Studio!
Miss Brittany is our front desk manager and is here to address any concerns you may have. Not only does she work here at 5678 but her two daughters take classes here as well! She enjoys getting a chance to watch her girls and all of our students grow through dance and loves the opportunity to interact with other dance families. Please feel free to ask her anything about payments, classes, teachers, the recital, dance wear needs or any question you may have.
Miss Laurie is at the front desk on Mondays. Her daughter has been at the studio since the summer of 2013. As a Mom here she has seen many things over the years and has lots of knowledge of how the studio works. Don’t hesitate to ask her questions about classes, payments, shoes, dancewear, teachers and the recital. She is excited to get to know the dancers and their families throughout the year.
These amazing girls are our assistant teachers. They are kind-hearted, full of energy, and ready to help lead in the dance room! They assist the teacher with getting dancers in the studio and settled, help with anything needed during the class including bathroom breaks, helping children stay focused, shoe changes, and overall are an extra hand for our youngest classes.