From an early age, dance was special
to Leslie. She has been dancing for
43 years with Sandra Severo and later with Christina Kammuller. She performed Peter and the Wolf, Coppelia, Madeline and Nutcraker to name a few. As she often says, "Teaching is not work for me, it's a passion." We welcome Leslie to our teaching staff.
Jillian RIchardson was born in
Detroit and has been involved in danceher entire life. In her early years she began training in ballet, tap, jazz, figure skating and ice dancing. Her serious ballet training began with Carol Cotter and Livonia's CAPA program under Mary Murphy. Jillian has danced with the
CIty Ballet of San Diego training under David Howard and Susan Jaffe and was also accepted into Atlanta Festival Ballet.
Jillian has taught ballet for 12 years and enjoys sharing her passion for dance with her students.
Tara started dance classes in tap, jazz and ballet at a young age.
She has performed in and choreographed numerous dance pieces. Having a special appreciation for the beauty and grace of ballet, she continued her dance education at Center for Creative Studies and Marygrove College. Tara has spent the last 20 years teaching ballet.