Miss Michelle is the Director of 5678 Dance! Studio which enrolls nearly 325 dancers and is in it's 16th season. 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 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 including the Oconomowoc High School Dance Team, the YMCA, Theatre on Main, Almost Home Child Development Center, Three Pillars, the Oconomowoc Library and some of our local elementary and high 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 Abby brings with her 10 plus years of dance training including Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop, and Pom & Dance. Six of those years were at 5678 Dance! Studio training with several teachers. She was a member of Rhythm! Dancers for 5 years and was the group's secretary for one season and president for another. She has worked at the 5678 Dance! recital as our stage manager for many years and is well-versed in what it takes to put on an excellent show. She does many of our outreach programs including girl scout troops and school visits. Miss Abby has taught for the past 6 seasons here at 5678! Her high-energy personality and eye-catching choreography definitely make her classes fun!
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 for the past four dance seasons and as a teacher for the past three 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 8 years in both a school and daycare settings and is currently a 4K teacher. She is so excited to be back in the dance room again to teach even more classes this year!
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 13 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 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 4th 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 Nicole has more than 10 years of dance experience and has taken classes at many studios. She spent many years in competitive dance where she won several solo and duet awards including UDA's All American for 2016 & 2017 and was invited to perform in London. She was on the OHS dance team for 4 years; 2 years as captain and she was also voted MVP. She was the OHS Dance Clinic Group Leader for 2015-18 where she taught performance choreography to youth 4-12 yrs. She is currently teaching our Dance Team Pre-Tryout class with rave reviews. We are excited to have Miss Nicole be joining our team this year!
Miss Olivia has spent many years here at 5678 and we couldn't be happier to have her be teaching her own class. She has danced here since she was 3 years old and has studied just about every style we offer. She is a member of our Rhythm! Dancers performance team and is the group's secretary. She has traveled to NYC with the group where she was able to take class and further her dance knowledge. As an assistant teacher over the past 2 years for the PreBallet class, Olivia has shared her kind-hearted, positive attitude and her incredible dance technique with many new dancers. She is thrilled to be teaching this summer and we know you'll love her just as much as we do!
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.