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Our Staff

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 many forms of dance including: jazz, tap, ballet, hip-hop, lyrical, and 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!

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Miss Kathy

Teacher/Owner

Favorite style of dance: Hip-hop

Classes taught this season: 

 Combination classes and Hip-hop

Fun fact: Miss Kathy majored in Vocal Music and Psychology at Albion College.

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Miss Claire

Teacher/Owner

Favorite style of dance: Ballet and Modern

Classes taught this season: Pre-Show, Modern, Lyrical, Ballet, and Jazz

Fun fact: Miss Claire studied dance at Hope College and is also a professional modern dancer with the Detroit Dance Collective.

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Miss Amanda

Teacher/Owner

Favorite style of dance: Tap

Classes taught this season: Combination classes, Tap, and Jazz

Fun fact: In addition to teaching dance, Miss Amanda is also a high school science teacher!

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Miss Leslie

Senior Teacher

Favorite style of dance: Ballet and Modern

Classes taught this season: Miss Leslie is enjoying her well-earned retirement!

Fun fact: Miss Leslie's whole family grew up dancing at Borgo.....guess who they are!

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Miss Kim

Teacher

Favorite style of dance: Hip-hop

Classes taught this season: Jazz and Lyrical

Fun fact: Miss Kim was nominated for a Pulsar Award for her choreography for a theatre production at Michigan State University!

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Miss Julie

Office/Front Desk

Favorite style of dance: Lyrical and Ballet

Fun fact: Miss Julie started dancing at Borgo when she was 4 years old!

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Miss Lucy

Dance Teacher Assistant

Favorite style of dance: Tap and Lyrical

Fun fact: Miss Lucy is a junior in high school and loves to do musical theatre!

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Miss Lauren

Dance Teacher Assistant

Favorite style of dance: Tap and Hip-hop

Fun fact: Miss Lauren is a sophomore in high school, and grew up dancing at Borgo, just like her mom!

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Miss Paige

Dance Teacher Assistant

Favorite style of dance: Ballet

Fun fact: Miss Paige also loves making music!