DIRECTOR - Michelle Davis has been dancing since she was three years old, and her love of dance and teaching children inspired her to open the Dance Studio in 1999. Before opening the studio, she taught dance classes at many studios, private schools and preschools throughout Eastern Massachusetts. Michelle took a three year course at Kent State University through the Dance Masters of America, where she became certified to teach. Her outgoing attitude is sure to make you and your child love being part of The Dance Studio of Norwell.
Jacqueline Blankenburg, the studio's Assistant Director, has been teaching at our studio for four years. She has a BA from Bridgewater State College where she competed in Ballroom Dance. Jacqueline has danced since the age of four and has competed in competitions placing 1st in Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Tap routines. She has attended many dance conventions and has been taught by professional dancers such as Savion Glover. Her classes are enjoyed by all our students.
Liz Tronni has been teaching for over fifteen years. In addition to teaching at the Dance Studio, Liz teaches after-school dance programs at several private schools in the area, and teaches Zumba at ZYP fitness plus. She has been performing and choreographing for Hingham's Cabaret for fourteen years. Her high energy Hip-Hop and Broadway style Jazz classes are enjoyed by all her students.
Tracy Durso taught ballet to young children for more than a decade at Franklin School for the Performing Arts and other local dance studios. Having studied ballet and jazz from an early age, she earned her B.A. from Miami University and completed the Dance Masters of America Teacher Training Program in NY where she was certified by test to teach. Sensitive to the needs of young children, she strives to make each dancer feel lovely, poised, and enthusiastic about ballet. Her classes also develop a technical foundation that allows dancers to progress in other forms of dance.
Christine DeGrasse started dancing at a local studio at age four and now holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Dance Management and Instruction from Plymouth State University. At PSU, Chris studied Jazz, Tap, Modern and Ballet technique and enjoyed performing with the Contemporary Dance Ensemble each semester. She is passionate about teaching dance and has loved her first year at DSN!