"Chase the DREAM, not the competition".
Ms. Terri, Company Director
Jenna Williams, owner of My Dance Studio, Inc., is classically trained in ballet, tap, jazz, and hip hop with over 25 years of dance and cheerleading experience. She earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of the Michigan-Ann Arbor in Movement Science and is a proud alumnus of the nationally ranked University of Michigan Dance team. She is owner of Pro-Level Choreography and has done choreography for dance teams in WNBA, NBA, AFL, in addition to All-Star cheer/dance teams, local high school teams and dance studios. She is former Captain and guest choreographer for Detroit Pistons Dance Team-Automotion and has performed with renowned recording artists such as Mary J. Blige, Boys II Men, and Wyclef. She is also the current coach of the Eastern Michigan University Dance Team.
Terri Manning has over 25 years of experience in both dance and theatre. She has been trained in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, modern and African dance. She has danced, choreographed and hosted for NBA, WNBA, AFL and AFL2 dance teams, including the Detroit Pistons Dance Team- Automotion where she acted as Captain and advisor. Terri earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Hampton University where she also danced and served as Vice President for the Terpsichorean Dance Company for four years. Terri truly enjoys working with children and is looking forward to continuing to teach the students at MDS not only dance, but also teamwork, discipline and self-respect. She believes...“Dance is the only art in which we ourselves are the stuff of which it is made.” -Ted Shawn
Heather Neal is new to MDS this year. She has over 30 years on teaching experience and is the current coach of a High School dance team.
Crystal Payter is a dance major and graduate from Oakland University where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Her credits include a summer spent in New York City studying the fine works of Paul Taylor . She has also studied under Jon Lehrer, Michael Foley, Laurie Eisenhower, Shane O’Hara, Andrew Palermo, Keisha Lama White, Adrienne Clancy, and many others. She was a member of both Oakland University's Dance Theatre and Reparatory Dance Company. Additional training include both Cecchetti and Vaganova styles of ballet, the Horton technique, pointe, creative movement, and modern. Ms. Crystal is also a certified yoga instructor.
Aaron Anderson, affectionally known as "Uncle Aaron", is beginning his 3rd year as the hip hop teacher MDS. He is enthusiastic and makes learning fun!
Tasha Tillman has been withMDS for 3 years now. She is formally trained in all genres of dance and currently teaches our adult DIVA Fitness class.
Ms. Jenna, Owner