Five Star Dance Centre - Dance lessons in Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical, Contemporary, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Pre-K, Creative Movement, Yoga for Kids, Barre, Stretch and Conditioning as well as Private Lessons for the Milton, Pace and Pensacola Florida area.

 
Five Star Dance Centre - Dance Classes ages 3 to Adult - Pace, Milton & Pensacola Florida
 

 

Five Star Dance Centre

Milton, Pace & Pensacola Florida

Professional dance training for ages 3 to adult.

Instructor's Bios

Michelle Lewis Cameron

Michelle began her classical Ballet training at the age of 5 and quickly excelled. During her first year of training, she was the youngest student to be asked to dance in multiple pieces in the recital.

At the age of 12, Michelle started training in all genres of dance including Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Modern and Musical Theatre. After high school, Michelle was awarded a dance scholarship as well as an academic scholarship to attend Huntingdon College in Montgomery, AL. While enrolled at Huntingdon she studied Ballet, Pointe, Partnering, Modern and the Craft of Choreography. She performed in full length ballets and original showcases each semester in lead roles as well as supporting roles. As part of her studies, Michelle taught for a local studio and fell in love with the art of working with children through dance. Upon graduation, Michelle received a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Dance.

In 1999 Michelle moved to Atlanta, GA where she began her professional career. She performed with a Christian Dance Troupe called Higher Steps which ministered to people in the metro-Atlanta area. Not one to live in the lime-light, Michelle concentrated most of her efforts on the art of instruction and soon found herself teaching for as many as 5 studios during one dance season. During her 9 years in Atlanta, Michelle taught all genres of dance for studios all over the greater metro area and she also operated her own satellite dance program in various Pre-schools and daycares. Her choreography won numerous awards from various national competitions over the course of her time in Atlanta. Her students have always stood out and many have gone on to dance in some of the country’s leading collegiate dance programs including The University of Alabama, The University of Georgia, The University of Kentucky, Kennesaw State University and Florida State University. Some of her former students have also landed careers on cruise ships and on Broadway in New York City.

In 2008 Michelle returned to the Pensacola area and has been teaching and mentoring dancers in several local studios for the past 10 years. Her ability to teach all ages in various genres have made her one of the most sought after teachers in the area. She has built a large following due to her dedication and loyalty to her students while also training them to have impeccable technique. Michelle is thrilled to own her own studio so   that she can continue to share her wisdom and love for dance with the community.

Samantha Jenkins

Samantha has been dancing since the age of 10, starting with a few ballet classes and working her way up through the years to become a full time dance major at Troy University. During that time she studied with many wonderful teachers and guest artists, and even had the opportunity to perform in The Nutcracker with Montgomery Ballet.

Since receiving her BFA she has been sharing her teaching abilities at several studios along the gulf coast as well as performing with a local Ballet company.

 

Lesley Mealor

Joining our staff from NYC via Zoom this year is Lesley Mealor!
Lesley Mealor is a dance industry professional with a career that spans from performance stage to the classroom, as well as behind the scenes and behind the table. 

Career credits include Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Sesame Workshop, various national tours and regional theatre work.  She previously worked in product development for Capezio, as floor manager for On Stage Dancewear, and in studios in the NYC area. 

Lesley currently directs dance competitions for Spirit of Dance Awards and co-hosts Impact Dance Adjudicators' podcast, Making the Impact.

Aly Bennett

Aly Bennett Dance Instructor

Aly is making the leap from student to teacher by joining our staff this year and we are thrilled to have her on board! 

She has been dancing for 14 years and served as an assistant teacher for the past 6 years.  She is a rising Senior at Pace High School where she is a member of the Beta Club, National Honor Society and she is a certified lab technician for the school's biotechnology program. 

Upon graduation she plans to attend the University of West Florida and major in medical sciences then she plans to earn a degree as a physical therapist or physician's assistant.   

Aly plans to continue teaching at Five Star Dance Centre throughout her college years.  Her positive attitude and natural leadership skills make her an asset to our growing studio.

 

We would love to meet with you and introduce our programs to you.
Call today to get started - 850-748-2383

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