We are very proud of our dedicated teaching staff. Some of our staff have taught multiple generations of Borgo students and have trained new teachers coming up through the ranks. Most of our teachers danced as young children with us, and were selected not only for their dance abilities, but also for their communication skills and dedication to our Borgo philosophy. All teachers “student teach” and assist in the classroom with a senior teacher, and most have received countless hours of continued dance education outside our studio at annual summer dance conventions and through college programs.
All dances, choreography and lesson plans are decided collectively by our entire staff, with an emphasis on child development, consistency from class to class, and progression.
Teachers are trained in all forms of dance: jazz, tap, ballet, hip-hop, lyrical, modern.
Our staff is committed to the tradition of a program that builds self-esteem, teaches manners and self-awareness as well as instilling a love for dance.
Call us to arrange a visit to meet our friendly staff and observe a class!
Favorite style of dance: Ballet and Modern
Classes taught this season: Combination Classes and Adult Ballet
Fun fact: Miss Leslie's whole family grew up dancing at Borgo.....guess who they are!
Favorite style of dance: Modern and Ballet
Classes taught this season: Combination classes, Modern, Lyrical, and Ballet
Fun fact: Miss Claire is also a professional modern dancer and dances with the Detroit Dance Collective. Starting this 2020-2021 season, MIss Claire is also a part owner of Borgo!
Favorite style of dance: Tap
Classes taught this season: Combination Classes and Tap
Fun fact: In addition to teaching dance, Miss Amanda is also a high school science teacher. Starting this 2020-2021 season, MIss Amanda is also a part owner of Borgo!
Favorite style of dance: Jazz
Classes taught this season: Combination Classes and Hip-Hop
Fun fact: Majored in Vocal Music and Psychology at Albion Colladge. Starting this 2020-2021 season, MIss Kathy is also a part owner of Borgo!
Favorite style of dance: Hip-Hop
Classes taught this season: Show Hip-Hop and Dance Teams
Fun fact: Miss Kim grew up taking dance and gymnastics at Borgo! Also she has been nominated multiple times for the Pulsar Award for "Best Choreography" while teaching dance at Michigan State University.