Owner, Artistic Director/Instructor /Choreographer
Misty began dancing at the age of two, and opened her own studio at the age of 16 . Since then she has owned and operated her own dance studio & taught for 33 years. Misty teaches all forms of dance, with tap, musical theatre, jazz and lyrical being her favorites. Misty received training at Kent State University, Point Park College and the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre programs. Misty holds certificates to teach from Dance Masters of Ohio, Dance Masters of America, and Dance Educators of America. Misty and her Mom have many past students who have won numerous dance titles, such as: Mr. Dance of Ohio 1997, Mr. and Miss Dance of Ohio 2002, Footloose International Title Winner 2003. Several of their students have gone on to perform professionally with Disney World in the Kids of the Kingdom and the Lion King shows, Broadway in musicals such as A Chorus Line, The Producers, Follies on Broadway & the Rockette Christmas Spectacular, and Broadway touring productions of Cats and Footloose. In Las Vegas in the Lion King Production and on cruise ships both as dancers and featured aerialist for Royal Caribbean International, Norwegian Cruise Lines and Holland America Cruise Lines and performers for the USO Liberty Bell New York NY. In pageantry one of their students was crowned Miss West Virginia America 2010 and appeared live in the Miss America Pageant. Their students have also appeared in national TV commercials, the movie “Step Up” and most recently in the movie “Dough Boy”. After moving to the Florida area 16 years ago, Misty has taught at the Cypress Lake Center for the Performing Arts in Ft Myers, as well as local dance studios and high schools choreographing for dance teams and musicals. Misty has also coordinated area preschool dance programs at local day cares.Misty will continue to share not only her expertise in dance but her love of the arts with all her students.