Ambassadors of Dance Staff
Elizabeth began dancing at four years old and competed at local and national levels. She has had the fortunate opportunity to perform on Royal Caribbean cruise lines, as the halftime for the Detroit Pistons, and in New York at Broadway Dance Center. She has taken part in the Broadway Dance Center teacher's convention as well as multiple other conventions and workshops dancing under choreographers such as Wade Robson, Brian Friedman, and Mia Michaels. Elizabeth came from a classical Cecchetti ballet background and grew into pointe, lyrical, modern, jazz, tap and hip hop. After high school she continued to dance through college and began experimenting with other free style dancers. Through this she gained a lot of untraditional knowledge and appreciation for untrained movement. Elizabeth is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a Master's of Occupational Therapy. She utilizes this knowledge to safely educate her dancers on improving their strength and flexibility. She continues to pursue her knowledge of dance through certifications and teaching conventions.
MBA, Wayne State University. BA, Michigan State University.
Certified by Dance Educators of America and Musicworks Teacher Training.
Miss Lisa, a native of Farmington, has been teaching dance in the Farmington area for over 30 years. She has trained extensively under Al Gilbert and uses his Tap Syllabus. She has also taken Master Classes with many Legendary Dancers: Henri LeTang, Savion Glover, Cholly Atkins, Pat Rico, Dianne Walker, Debbie Dee, Darryl and Thommie Retter, Janice Barringer, Greg Russell, Anthony Morigerato, Ray Hesselink, Michelle Dorrance, Maud Arnold, Germaine Salsburg, Offer and Ben. She owes her original teacher, Betty Johnston, much credit for getting her started in teaching dance.
Mrs . Sue has taught at Dancing Feats for over 10 years. Since 1990, she has also been a DDCdances company member and ballet mistress. Past company work includes MoreDances Contemporary Dance Company, Harbinger Dance Company, Ballet Michigan, Opus Dance Ensemble, Dance & Company, and review shows around the world. She danced in Las Vegas with Sigfried & Roy, and with Carlton and Company in a featured act in Jubilee. She has toured as dancer, dance captain and company manager on Norwegian Cruise Lines, Fl, directed her own school and been on staff at many local studios and companies - including Farmington High School dance company, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Oakland Community College, and Oakland University. Susan studied Vaganova Ballet at Lake Michigan College, MI and at Nutmeg Ballet, CT, and Creative Movement at Wayne State University. She was a Full Dance Merit Scholarship at Giordano Dance Center, IL. Her certifications include: Registered RYT 200 yoga therapist through YogaMedics in spine care, and Sun Moon Yoga; Pedagogy For Different Learning Styles through NDEO, Ballet Based Biomechanics and Orthopedic Analysis Level 1 through the Humanitarian Resource Institute, EasyFlexibility Kinesiological Stretching Technique and Sports Injury Specialist certification through NESTA. Current studies include Biomechanics of Movement certification thorough NESTA and Yoga as Movement and Therapy Enrichment program with Katherine Schaefer. She also directs the Dancing Feats Dance Centre Dance Ensemble, a company for serious minded teen dance students.
Miss Sabrina graduated from Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Science in Dance, and she has earned her Dance Education Certification for K-12 Schools. She decided to become a dance teacher because she was inspired by her high school dance teacher at Farmington High School, Melissa Poli. She realized that dance is a discipline and an art that is powerful, challenging, and awe-inspiring. She was compelled to share her passion for dance with others which is why she became a dance teacher. In addition, Sabrina is a certified STOTT Pilates instructor. Teaching keeps her busy but occasionally she will perform at various venues. Performing makes her feel as though she truly comes alive on stage. Dance and Pilates combined keep her happy, fit, and healthy. She also enjoys biking, reading, sketching, creative writing, yoga, and the outdoors (on those warm, sunny days). She has dedicated herself to staying fit and healthy, physically and mentally, and she wants her students to feel the same way after a fun and challenging dance class.
Miss Grace has been dancing, in at least one way or another, for the last twenty years. At first, it was a hobby at the local park and recreation program. But after truly developing her passion for dance with her high school's dance company, Miss Grace went on to graduate from Central Michigan University where she became an elementary school teacher who made sure to study a minor in dance! Her favorite styles and areas of expertise are jazz, lyrical, and swing. Additionally at CMU, she participated in as many master classes as possible, performed original choreography, and danced in Dance United for Isabella County's United Way (a local rendition of Dancing with the Stars) for two years straight. As a teacher, she's taken a professional interest in the use of movement in the elementary classroom and kinesthetic learning. Outside of school and the studio, Miss Grace enjoys any outdoor activity, volunteering, cooking, and practicing yoga!
Miss Jeannie started tap, jazz, ballet, and swing dancing at the age of 6. She is a native of Farmington and studied at the Betty Johnston Dance Studio in Farmington throughout her childhood and teens. She has been teaching dance for over twenty years, several years at Birmingham Dance Academy and 20 years at Dancing Feats. She has studied under Al Gilbert’s tap syllabus and periodically attends Master Classes with Darryl Retter, Reagan Marie, and Janice Barringer. She has performed in Hawaii and Las Vegas. Miss Jeannie is the “Daddy/Daughter” specialist at Dancing Feats and has a great time every year working with the Dads, helping to create a special memory for all the dancing daughters.