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!
Favorite style of dance: Ballet and Modern
Classes taught this season: Combination Classes
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: Modern, Lyrical, and Ballet
Fun fact: Miss Claire studied dance at Hope College and is also a professional modern dancer with the Detroit Dance Collective.
Favorite style of dance: Tap
Classes taught this season: Combination Classes, Tap, and Show Jazz
Fun fact: In addition to teaching dance, Miss Amanda is also a high school science teacher.
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.
Favorite style of dance: Lyrical and Ballet
Fun fact: Miss Julie started dancing at Borgo when she was 4 years old!
Favorite style of dance: Hip-hop and Modern
Fun fact: Miss Mikaela started dancing at Borgo when she was 3 years old! She has two daughters who also started when they were 3!
Dance Teacher Assistant
Favorite style of dance: Modern
Fun fact: Miss Jolene has taken every style of dance that Borgo offers!
Dance Teacher Assistant
Favorite style of dance: Tap and Lyrical
Fun fact: Miss Lucy is a sophomore in high school, and loves to do musical theatre!